From the QT police blotter


+ Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader,
regarding a news story about a man arrested with 300 pounds of stolen lemons and QT’s noting that police were seeking persimmons of interest, writes:
“Did the man have an accomplice, or lemon aide?”
+ Jim Tolson, a Chicago reader, writes:
“Some of your reader responses are pips.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.
Kiwi please stop this?

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Frontiers of science


News Headline:
“Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies, study finds.”
Which is another way of saying:
Infants are smarter than nearly 63 million American voters.

QT fashion notes


News Headline:
“People are destroying their Nike shoes and socks to protest Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign.”
That’ll show ’em.
News Headline: “Levi Strauss joins gun-control initiative.”
Easy to see where we’re heading.
Imagine thousands of barefoot Trump supporters now taking off all their clothes.
No.
Wait.
Do not let yourself ima–
Too late?
Sorry.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update

News Headline: “Report: Everybody in the White House considers Donald Trump an idiot.”
Not as simple as that.
Trump associates  have reportedly confided, also, that they consider him a “moron,”  an “imbecile,” a “dope” and a “fool.”
And “dumb as s—.”
And “unhinged.”
And a “f—ing liar.”
So think of him as multifaceted.

From the QT police blotter

+ Rich Rzadski, a Chicago reader, regarding a news story about a man arrested with 300 pounds of stolen lemons and QT’s noting that police were seeking persimmons of interest, writes:
“The police know how to deal with lemon thieves. Put the squeeze on ’em.”
+ Jim Kubek, a Madison, Wis., reader, writes:
“Was the man identfied in a limeup?”
+ Gene Christianson, an Overland Park, Kan., reader, writes:
“This was unsual. Fruit thieves usually work in pears.”
Stop it.
Stop it now.

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Putting on airs

News Item: “. . . The United states is the only developed nation that  does not guarantee health care for its citizens. . . .”
News Item: “. . .  the only developed nation where workers are not guaranteed paid vacation or holidays. . . .”
News Item: “. . .  the only developed nation that suffers so much daily gun violence. . . .”
Who says we’re a developed nation?

This just in. . . .


News Headline:
“Orrin Hatch goes off after protestor disrupts Kavanaugh hearing: “We ought to have this loudmouth removed.”
Or maybe he was talking about impeachment.

Cover-ups in the news


News Headline:
“Trump withholds 100,000 pages on Brett Kavanaugh’s record, citing executive privilege.”
News Headline: “Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination not ‘normal,’ says Senate Democrat.”
What is it about some people who think that anyone who hides something has something to hide?

Happy. . . .


News Headline: “Rethinking the meaning of Labor Day.”
Wages low, benefits low, work still moving to child sweatshops overseas. . . .
We’ve been rethinking it, all right.
But Happy Labor Day!

From the QT police blotter


News Headline: “Man arrested with 800 pounds of stolen lemons.”
Police are seeking persimmons of interest.

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