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June 19, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (19 Jun 2015)

Israel: 'We're on our own'.

As if to make Oren's case for him, the Obama administration responded to the publication of Ally with neither silence nor a reiteration of American policy toward Israel but with vituperation, demanding that both Kulanu Party chairman Moshe Kahlon and Prime Minister Netanyahu apologize for criticisms Oren had made. Kahlon sheepishly distanced himself from Oren, and Netanyahu won't comment publicly, but the episode illustrates precisely the model of U.S.-Israeli relations outlined in this book: A "family" argument where the criticism runs in only one direction. On the one hand, when the supreme leader of Iran calls John Kerry a liar and details plans to destroy Israel, the Obama administration brushes it off. On the other, when a former ambassador writes a memoir based on a diary he kept while in office, the administration loses its mind.

Actions do speak louder than words. Or hashtags.


Deer/Horse Flies

Last night while trying to enjoy the outdoors, I had a deer/horse fly stalk me big time. One of the guys at work recommended the tanglefoot/blue solo cup trap. If those bastards come after me again, I'm deploying this. Is it wrong if I have the kids walk the yard with it while I observe?

Civil Asset Forfeiture

9 times the Government stole Americans' cash, cars.

Moving Green Golf Challenge

Valedictorians

I thought there could only be one. How many valedictorians is too many? Three high schools in Dublin, OH has 222 valedictorians.

Tale Of The Tape

Get Condoleezza Rice for events, not Hillary Clinton.

Moron Lifestyle

Raccoon style.

Man Boobs

Your favorite beer might be giving you man boobs.

OPM

Security clearance hack stretches back at least a year. I have a feeling this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Ginger Bond

So morons, who would you cast to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond? A ginger?

Death By Animal

Animals most likely to kill you this summer. Hornets, wasps, and bees for the win.

Dog Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by a glimpse from an east coast beach in the future with the way things are going:


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