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City rids parks of ice cream threat; Hillary learned of Bill’s meeting with AG ‘in the news’ (Open thread)

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By Doug Powers  •  July 3, 2016 08:50 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Time for our weekly open thread, 4th of July weekend edition, which today is brought to you by Black Cat Fireworks, Uncle Ouchie’s Burn Balm, and of course Happyscrapper.

A few things before lighting the fuse on the fireworks…

If America needs further proof that Hillary Clinton learned from her former boss, take a look at how she found out about her husband’s meeting with Loretta Lynch:

CHUCK TODD: Let me ask you this, your husband made an unannounced visit to the attorney general on the tarmac in Arizona. I’m curious of your initial reaction when you found out the news.

HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I learned about it in the news and it was a short, chance meeting at an airport tarmac and on both of their planes, as I understand it, were landing on the same tarmac at about the same time and the Attorney General’s husband was there. They said hello. They talked about grandkids, which is very much on our minds these days, golf, their mutual friend and former attorney general Janet Reno. It was purely social. They did not veer off of speaking about those kinds of, you know, very common exchanges.

Gee, where’d Hillary get that from?

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The nanny-state keeps nannying — this time in Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder residents will no longer be able to cool off with an ice cream cone by the pool as the city has discontinued the sweet treat as a vending options at all Parks and Recreation facilities.

The Daily Camera reports that the city dropped ice cream cones, bars and sandwiches in an effort to cut down on sugary, unhealthy snacks. City-run facilities can only sell treats that satisfy a series of nutritional standards, meaning chips and other junk food also left snack stands this year.

If you’re at a Boulder park and crave ice cream, you’re highly discouraged because it’s unhealthy, but if you want fresh heroin needles or an abortion (even one that’s late-term) help is readily available.

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(Omitted) has claimed responsibility for a massive bomb that went off in Baghdad Saturday night:

At least 125 people have been killed and about 150 injured in an explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
A car bomb exploded on a busy street in the central district of Karrada late on Saturday.

The mainly Shia area was busy with shoppers late at night because it is the holy month of Ramadan.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was met by angry crowds while visiting the scene of the blast on Sunday.

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The latest lesson for gun grabbing liberals in the law of unintended consequences:

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And last but not least, this just in from the “You Can’t Make This Up” bureau:

Several UC Berkeley economics professors who support “income inequality” research each earn more than $300,000 a year, putting them in the top 2 percent of the public university’s salary distribution, according to a recent report by a nonpartisan California think tank.

Read it all here, and watch for falling irony.

Funny how university profs who study “income inequality” always choose to do so from the top looking down.

Have a good Sunday and Independence Day all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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