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Daily Links – March 14, 2012


Today is March 14th. On this date in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Today his name, of course, is synonymous with both genius and making faces. If he were alive today, he’d probably say “man, I am OLD!” In other math news, today is also Pi Day and National Potato Chip Day, completing the geek trifecta. There is so much math in my Twitter stream today, I feel like I’m back in school. Only without the disappointed teacher telling me to try harder. Consider this an Open Thread.

Have Obama’s Poll Numbers Slipped? I Guess It’s Time For an Article About How Stupid and Ill-Informed and Emotional American Voters Are | Ace of Spades HQ
“But now? Well, if Obama’s numbers have fallen precipitously, it must be time for liberals to explain to other liberals that the public is stupid.”

Chris Rock Attacks Conservative Author Over Tea Party Question | Big Hollywood
“Tea Party members get called the worst things imaginable and still remain peaceful. But ask a big Hollywood celebrity to explain himself and the guy goes ballistic, wrestles the camera away from my camerawoman, chucks it 50 feet, and then challenges me to a fight. It’s unreal.”

Want to vote? Show your ID | Denver Post
“Despite recent efforts by the Obama administration to beat back photo ID laws in Texas and South Carolina, Colorado should move forward with pending legislation requiring photo identification.”

Obama’s image on US Flag sparks outrage from veterans | Right Scoop
“Democratic Party chair Nancy Hulbert, who works at the Lake County Democrat headquarters in Florida put up a US flag with Obama’s face where the stars would normally be.”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Merriam-Webster:
volplane (VAHL-playn): verb 1. to glide in or as if in an airplane 2 a : to descend gradually in controlled flight b : to fly in a glider

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