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President What's-her-name

Hillary Clinton is starting to bore me silly. So are the vacuous pontificators ever on the search for the deep meaning surrounding her candidacy: This is from an actual article in an actual newspaper:

Word power

Interesting words I encountered while wandering through the blogosphere.

synecdoche (si-NEK-duh-kee). n.  -- a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special. "Nice set of wheels" to mean "nice car" is an example of synecdoche, as is "you ain't no Einstein" to impugn someone's intelligence.

4-20, good buddy

Happy National Pot Smokers' Day! Actually, it's probably illegal to celebrate it here, so maybe just dream about that beer you can now have at an Indiana State Fair concert.

Have they got a deal for you

Military unreadiness

Well, duh:

More than half of some 770,000 soldiers are pessimistic about their future in the military and nearly as many are unhappy in their jobs, despite a six-year, $287 million campaign to make troops more optimistic and resilient, findings obtained by USA TODAY show.

Back offa my stuff

I'm in a contrarian mood today, so this post got my day off to a good start: Stop forcing your kids to share:

Of course we want our children to get along with other people, and making them share their toys with friends seems like a step on that road.

But maybe there are other virtues we are stifling with this whole forced sharing business.

Bad idea, round 2

Here we go again:

Lawmakers in Indiana are weighing a measure that would require some welfare recipients to undergo drug testing and risk losing their benefits if they failed.

[. . .]

The proposed change would require welfare recipients considered high-risk for drug abuse to be tested, as well as those who had previously been charged with a drug-related crime.

There will be a record of this

This is interesting:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A change to Fort Wayne’s city policies and procedures will require employees to get written permission to record a conversation with another employee.

Indiana is a one-party consent state, meaning a person can record a conversation they are having with another person without the other person knowing.

Anything goes

Those who predicted that changing the definition of marriage would open the floodgates to just about anything the human mind could imagine were dismissed as reactionary, alarmist troglodytes. The back and forth has only intestified since the greater Indiana RFRA freakout, and progressives feel a lot safer intesifying the vilification of the conservatives' warnings.

10 to 5

A refund? Yeah, give it all back

Branded

The state's overreaction to the phony RFRA outrage has officially hit rock bottom:

Indiana's economic development and tourism agencies announced Monday they have hired global PR firm Porter Novelli to help rebuild the state's image in the wake of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act debacle.

Economist who's wrong about everything tries again

A change in the weather

Yeah, yeah, sure, I know "weather" is not the same thing as "climate," but you gotta admit this is funny:

The “Gore effect” has struck again, this time forcing thousands of Canadian eco-activists to march through the snow over the weekend, rallying against global warming on a cold Quebec City day.

Will you. please. turn. that. thing! off?

So this woman in South Carolina stabbed her roommate (and former boyfriend) multiple times because he would not stop playing an album by The Eagles over and over again, and it contains my favorite paragraph of the year so far in a news story:

Hillary's in? You're kidding!

Opps. Hillary Clinton's cmpaign announcement was missing something:

The campaign's official announcement to reporters, perhaps finished in haste, included an embarrassing mistake in the omission of a key word.

City vs. country

It's not a "red state vs. blue state" fight going on out there. It's city vs. country:

Anti-gun nuts

The fight for the Second Amendment will never ber over, will it? Here's Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. senator, former Secretary of State and, I hope and pray, former tw0-time failure as a presidential candidate:

Smart diplomacy

Cartoon says it all:

It's over when I say it is

Anal retentive fussbudget stomps his little feet and demands we stop saying the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865:

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