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I am your destiny

Most of the criticisms I hear about President Obama's foreign policy generally fall either into the "he is disengaged" category or represent some version of  "he wants to be friends with the world instead of accepting the U.S. superpwer status as a good thing." Those are pretty general, tough. It's possible to think a little more specifically.

Send me a man who works

Yeah, you've come a long way, baby, but sometimes it's one step forward, two steps back, Millennial women's No. 1 request: Give me a man with a job:

Duty, honor, blah, blah, blah

No, jerkwad, they join to protect the interests of this country and serve unworthy idiots like you:

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd went off on a rant today about Americans who do and do not, in his view, deserve his “sympathies.”

President Pence

Matt Yglesias of the increasingly silly Vox "explanatory journalism" site, has "7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016." Of course, being a good liberal disguised as an objective observer, he isn't really too thrilled about the prospect. In fact, the whole article seems like nothing more than an excuse to be snottily dismissive of conservative ideas.

He has a plan!

Oh, gag me. President Obama says "we know what to do" to increase incomes of working-class Americans:

Charlotte's future

This is what online "journalism" has come to. Politico asks a bunch of astrologers to chart the future of Chelsea Clinton's new baby girl:

Hang in there, Ruthie

Heh. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told all those who want to take her job to shove it, and the old, white men are not happy with her:

I advise them to keep low

Well, duh:

President Obama insists he will not have “boots on the ground” in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but the line between a combat and advisory role is blurry.

Obama plans to send more than 1,600 troops to Iraq as “advisers” to the military, and all of them could find themselves in harm's way.

My stars are not aligned

My birthday is on Sept. 6, so I guess this is one more reason to be glad I don't live in China:

IMAGINE being turned down for a job not because of your skills and experience, or even whether you’re a man or a woman, but when you were born.

Posted in: All about me

Fire at will

According to a new FBI report, the number of incidents in which a shooter opens fire in a crowd of people has more that doubled in the past seven years compared with the previous seven. And please note:

Pressing their luck

Things are getting so bad for press that journalists are starting to turn on the progressives they normally idolize. Liberals in power, it turns out, can be just as secretive and parnoid as anybody else.

First up, those loveable Clintons, making damn sure those pesky reporters don't deviate from the party line:

Pandermonium

You know, I'm getting pretty close to the "don't trust a single one of them, ever" stage:

Here’s another entry in the strange bedfellows political show, 2014 edition: As Election Day gets closer, some Republicans in battleground races seem to be moving to the center on a number of issues. Their latest sea change is the minimum wage.

Ta-ta, Kmart

Kind of a milestone, I guess:

The Kmart stores in Fort Wayne and Decatur will close in early December, the parent company of Kmart said Tuesday.

Both stores will begin liquidation sales Sunday, spokesman Howard Riefs of Sears Holding Company said in an email Tuesday.

Dream on

It's natural, man

Oh, dear. Remember when the Los Angeles times announced it was no longer accepting letters from "climate change deniers"? In light of that, I'm surprised they even published this:

Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.

I salute you

A little gun angst

I meant to write something about this yesterday, but the election candidates starting filing through, and I forgot about it. Does this worry anybody?

Indiana State Police are switching to an online gun permitting system that will bring end to the use of paper applications for those permits.

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Shadow boxing

This is just about insane:

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday that granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the United States could encourage terrorists among them to come out of the shadows.

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