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Gap attack

Dear G.I. Joe

You've seen it in the movies: A bitch who is so cold-hearted she sends a "Dear John" letter to her sweetheart while he's in combat. Well, it turns out the United States government is that cold-hearted bitch:

The Pentagon is laying off thousands of military officers, including those serving or who have recently served in Afghanistan.

He said he said

The vatican is disputing some quotes atributed to the pope by Eugenio Scalfari, founder of the "left-leaning" newspaper La Republica. I found this litt;e tidbit fascinating:

Old soldiers

Greetings from the government that thinks it's competent enough to run the health care system:

No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians.

The armpit of change

Surprise, surprise

This is what leftwing think tanks are up to these days:

America is undertaxed, and the result is underfunding of public investments that would improve our economy and the overall welfare of Americans.

[. . .]

Welcome to the gap

Holy cow. Hillary Clinton and I agree on something. In an interview with Der Spiegel:

SPIEGEL: The average annual income of an American household is $22,296 (€16,397). You earn up to $200,000 an hour for a speech. Can you understand if people are bothered by that?

Magnificent desolation

Fess up

Here's a worrisome case, as clear a breach of the wall between church and state as we're ever likely to see:

To serve and protect

This is my favorite photo of the month so far:

 

Yes, the place is called "Shooters," and, yes, it really is in Rifle, Colo. And it takes a 9-year-old to understand why this is a good thing, not a scary thing:

Boebert insists that the women be properly trained to protect -- and serve.

Left, right, forward march

That's it, war's over

Feeling smart

Wandering minds want to know

The pot's right

Sorry about that

Whoops! The Billings Gazette retracts its endorsement of President Obama:

Sometimes, you have to admit you’re wrong.

And, we were wrong.

We said that things couldn’t get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush.

Whupped on "Jeopardy!"

On "Jeopardy!" last night the airline attendant whupped the linguist and the lawyer good -- hell, she destroyed them. A good win for a contestant is to hit about $20,000, and she won nearly $32,000. It was a good reminder that we shouldn't judge people by the kind of work they do; smart people can pop up anywhere.

The Final Jeopardy, by the way, was one of those that seemed too easy to me, but I guess I like that better than the ones I don't have a clue on. In the category 1970s films:

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Courage

Did you catch the tribute to Howard Baker on the Saturday Journal Gazette editoiral page

Indeed, the Senate’s ability to deal effectively with the infamous 1972 break-in and the related dirty tricks that came to light in 1973 and 1974 was due in part to Baker’s willingness to let the investigation findwhat needed to be found.

It's unanimous

The Supreme Court just ended its term with two 5-4 decisions on controversial, hot-button issues, so there's bound to be a lot of analysis about the "divided" court. But here's something you might not be aware of:

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