Why QT may have found a new favorite TV newscaster

Craig Melvin

MSNBC’s Craig Melvin in the closing exchange of a Sunday interview:
Guest: “Thanks for having me.”
Melvin: “Thank you for being had.”

Job creators in action

Republican Caucus
News Headline: “Belarus plans to bring back serfdom.”
News Headline: “House Republican Caucus meets to study Belarus model.”
Sorry. Made the second one up.

<=== I'm with Trump

Trump Tower

B.R., a Chicago reader, regarding the huge TRUMP sign now being completed on the Trump Tower Chicago to deface the city’s downtown, writes:
“Might be nice to take those T-shirts that have arrows and ‘I’m with Stupid’ on them and have people wear them while being photographed next to the building.”
Thank you, B.R.
It could become a standard Chicago tourist photo.
And serve someone just right.

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Birds of a feather

Donald Trump

Donald Trump regarding complaints about the allegedly tasteless “TRUMP” sign being installed on his Chicago skyscraper:
“People were saying, ‘Don’t put  a sign up.’ Now they’re saying, ‘We love the sign.’ ”
People understand that Trump’s name in 20-foot letters is in the tradition of many other signs in Chicago and other cities.
Or put it this way:
Fits right in.

Teams of experts are at work

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E.K., a Chicago reader, writes:
“I tried to take advantage of your ‘exciting announcement’ about QT at the new Medi.ci site. But all I get is a blank page.”
A number of readers have reported similar Internet trouble.
But rest assured.
QT has put teams of experts to work on this.
Depending on what you mean by “teams.”
And “experts.”
And QT can announce that the Internet trouble has been solved.
You can now reach the QT page at the excellent Medi.ci site, for sure, and support QT’s growth on the Internet for as little as $1 a month, by following this link:
And QT thanks you.

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Let’s try another round

Colliding Galaxies

News Headline: “A violent, complex scene of colliding galaxy clusters.”
Or put it another way:
Did the Intelligent Designer create the universe as a video game?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Human Life Center

News Item: “. . . The mall is expected to be demolished and redeveloped into an open-air ‘human life center’ with one big box anchor tenant and a number of smaller stores. . . .”
L.S., a Chicago reader, wants to know when outdoor shopping centers became open-air human life centers, and when can we have outdoor shopping centers back?

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The case for the separation of church and everything


Four in 10 Americans believe God created Earth 10,000 years ago.

Tools don’t kill people. . . .

Tools of Trade

A National Rifle Association commentary this week charged that when the news media use the word “shooting” to describe shootings, it is a “trick” of “propaganda” to make people think of  the “tool” used in shootings.
Seven people were tooled to death and 23 wounded by tools in Chicago last weekend, as an example.

Presidential politics

President Obama

News Headline: “Dick Cheney: Obama very weak.”
News Headline: “Sarah Palin: Barack Obama is lazy.”
News Headline: “Rush Limbaugh compares Obama to Hitler, Stalin and Castro.”
Fair enough.
All part of the rough-and-tumble of politics.
News Headline: “Poll: Americans find Obama less competent than Bush.”
OK. Now we’re in the gutter.