QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . was froth with difficulties. . . .”
A reminder to be careful where you order your cappuccinos.
News Item: “. . . as we continued with wanton soup. . . .”
Best just to avoid some restaurants entirely.

QT Yellowstone Caldera (the eruptions of which can be violent enough to send a layer of ash six feet deep as far away as Chicago and which erupts every 600,000 or so years and last erupted 640,000 years ago) update


The latest  update to the U.S. Geological Survey national volcanic threat assessment does not list Yellowstone among volcanoes that are “very high risk.”
Yellowstone is only “high risk.”
So we can relax.

While the tweets distract us. . . .

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News Headline:
“Asbestos imports surge as Trump White House moves to keep deadly carcinogen legal.”
The lunatic fringe sends bombs.
Donald Trump sends poison.

Somebody has to do it


News Headline:
“Chinese spies are reportedly listening to Trump’s phone calls.”
Did you ever think you would find yourself feeling sorry for a Chinese spy?

Getting away with murder in the news


News Headline: “Saudi crown prince pledges justice for journalist’s death.”
As we keep in mind that the Arabic for “scapegoat” is “كبش فداء.”

Nationalists in the news


Bernie Sanders on the events of the week:
“With all these bombs being planted by right-wingers, I suggest that people read up on the Reichstag fire.”
Then again, what do you expect from–
No. Wait.
Those are the words of Bruce Bartlett,  a former top adviser to Ronald Reagan.
Sorry.

QT news presented without comment


The Hillsborough County (Fla. ) Republican Party announced last month that general admission tickets for its upcoming
Trump Anniversary Dinner were $125.
It announced earlier this month that the ticket price had been reduced from $125 to $50.
It announced this week that the ticket price had been reduced from $50 to $0.
There have been no further announcements.

Modern education + the criminal mind =

A Belgian shopkeeper told robbers he would have more money for them if they came back later in the day, which they did, police said.

Breaking news. . . .


News Headline:
“Trump defends calling himself a nationalist.”
News Headline: “Explosive devices sent to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN.”
It’s OK.
Probably just some nationalists.

Setting the record straight


News Headline: “Man accused of groping woman on plane: Trump ‘says it’s OK.’ ”
In related news, a White House spokesman said President Trump has withdrawn his endorsement of stop-and-frisk.
It was all a terrible mix-up, the spokesman said.
Trump thought he was being asked about stalk-and-grab.