QT Rules of Etiquette for Guys and Dolls

All Christmas decorations should be taken down after the Twelve Days of Christmas.
+ Twelfth Day is January 5.
+ And the decorations should not go up again until the day after next Thanksgiving.
+ Which is 328 days from now.
+ Ho, Ho, Ho!

Modern Education + the Criminal Mind =

A robber at a dollar store in Roseville, Minn., forgot to put on his mask until midway through the robbery and later was arrested carrying $600, mostly in $1 bills, and a crumpled envelope with the word “robbery” written on it, police said.

This just in. . . .

News Headline: “Excessive poaching may cause elephants to evolve without tusks.”
News Headline: “Devastating images of animals affected by marine pollution.”
News Headline: “These species went extinct in 2018.”
Lest we forget that the animal kingdom views us as terrorists.

The national conversation in the news

News Headline: Trump calls retired general a ‘dog’ with a ‘big, dumb mouth.’ ”
News Headline: “New House Dem Rashida Tlaib on Trump: ‘Impeach the motherf—er.’ ”
So. All right.
We’re establishing a dialogue.

From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “Should we have a maximum wage?”
News Headline: “Worst president ever?”
News Headline: “Has the GOP retreated into a world of make-believe?”
News Headline: “Does Trump care about human rights?
News Headline: “Why not indict the Trump organization?”
News Headline: “Why is Trump spouting Russian propaganda?”
Yes, yes, yes, ha, why not, guess.
See how easy?

Trump University: Advanced Constitutional Law

News Headline: “House Democrats start investigating Trump this morning.”
Q. Can a sitting president be ordered to take a perp walk?
A. No. He has to stand up first.

From Poor QT’s Almanack

Today is Perihelion Day, for those keeping track of their periapsides and apoapsides.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline:
“Trump responds to Mitt Romney’s criticism: ‘I won big, and he didn’t.’ ”
Mitt Romney won 47.2 percent of the popular vote in 2012.
Donald Trump won 46.1 percent of the popular vote in 2016.
Add winning big to the list of things that aren’t what they used to be.

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

The latest figures are in.
We discovered 72 asteroids  in 2018 as they passed between Earth and the moon.
Which compares to 54 asteroids discovered the year before as they passed between Earth and the moon.
Which means we managed to dodge 18 more undiscovered asteroids in 2018 than in 2017.
So we’re getting safer and safer.

And Ukraine is paying for it

News Headline: “Russia completes wall on Ukraine-Crimea border.”
Donald Trump tries.
Vladimir Putin succeeds.