In other news. . . .


News Headline:
“Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot.”
. . .  as our planet spins into its bright new millennium.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline:
“Trump threatens ‘the ruination’ of Canada.”
But thank goodness Russia and North Korea are safe.

Meanwhile on our ship of state. . . .


News Headline:
“Trump believes he’s narrowing in on NYT op-ed author.”
“. . . You must be wondering why I called you all here. We had an excellent dessert tonight, ice cream and frozen strawberries. An hour ago, I sent for another portion but got only the ice cream. There weren’t any more strawberries. I don’t believe that the officers consumed a gallon of strawberries. . . . “

 

Day 596, America held hostage


News Headline:
“Donald Trump says Sean Hannity interviews too many critics: ‘All these losers saying horrible things.’ ”
Which is why Trump supporters seem angry all the time.
Can’t even trust state-run television.

A republic, if you can keep it


Half the people you see on the street can’t name a single Supreme Court justice, according to a
new poll.

As highs hit new highs. . . .


News Headline:
“OxyContin billionaire patents new drug to get you off OxyContin.”
What is the difference between Big Pharma and a young drug pusher sitting on a stoop in a bad neightbornood?
An advertising budget.

Interstate commerce in the news


News Headline:
“Congressman uses old auctioneer skills to drown out protester during hearing.”
But colleagues merely chuckled, having already been bought and paid for.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . that drivers should yield the right of way to pedestrians carrying a white cane or guide dog . . . “
K.R., a Baltimore reader, says she is quite prepared to yield the right of way to anyone carrying a guide dog.
And is it time for QT’s annual reminder that that it isn’t “heart-wrenching” and “gut-rending,” but “heart-rending” and “gut-wrenching”?
Past time, actually.
Sorry.

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Lock him up


News Headline: “Roger Stone: All I’m guilty of is supporting Donald Trump.”
Given what the country has been put through, that should be good for five to 10 years.

QT digest of this week’s Oval Office interview of
President Trump (for your convenience)

“. . . I’m. . . going. . . down. . .  right now. . . .”
So it’s good to have that settled.