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In which a humor-impaired blue checkmark lashes out at the first lady over her husband's goofy tweet:

Clearly, he doesn't see the irony of viciously attacking the first lady online while fulminating against cyber-bullying.

Have you heard the one about the pedophile victim who ended up killing himself when his humiliating predicament was discovered?

The "victim" was the pedophile himself.

He was outed after he tried to arrange a "hook-up" with a 14-year-old. And the bad guys in the story are the "vigilantes" who set him up, according to this NBC story:

Alain Malcolm, 20, was named one of the Connecticut county’s top leaders under 40. So he was going places, etc. etc. -- like, I'm sure, a lot of clever predators are.

Ephebophilia pertains to homosexual adult men having sexual interest in mid-to-late adolescents, generally ages 15 to 19 -- which is bad enough.

Grown men preying on 14 year olds is pedophilia. That NBC News would stick up for this guy is beyond heinous.

Have we hit the bottom of the slippery slope yet?

The State Deptartment has issued a travel advisory for U.S. citizens visiting China -- especially US/Chinese nationals because China does not recognize dual nationality.

Exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.

Chinese authorities have asserted broad authority to prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving China by using ‘exit bans,’ sometimes keeping U.S. citizens in China for years. China uses exit bans coercively:

  • to compel U.S. citizens to participate in Chinese government investigations,
  • to lure individuals back to China from abroad, and
  • to aid Chinese authorities in resolving civil disputes in favor of Chinese parties.

In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of the exit ban when they attempt to depart China, and there is no method to find out how long the ban may continue. U.S. citizens under exit bans have been harassed and threatened.

The post includes a list of recommendations for people planning to travel to China.

Iran is being Iran.

I'd be interested to hear what he plans to do about it.

Oh my:

I'm not a huge fan of the president's Twitter habits, but that there was funny.