Daily Links – May 15, 2012
Today is May 15th. On this date in 1618, Johannes Kepler discovered the Harmonic Law, or the Third Law of Planetary Motion. This law governs where and when a person can play a harmonica unironically. On this date in 1768, France purchased Corsica from Genoa. But only 18 grams, any more than that and France could have been charged with possession with intent to distribute. On this date in 1756, the Seven Years War began. Tragically, only 3 years survived. Also on this date, in 1856, L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz books, was born. The L. stood for “Love Me Some Obama”. #ObamaInHistory And finally, today is National Sea Monkey Day, a horrifying day marked by the traumatic singing of the traditional holiday song “Sea Monkey See, Do, Monkey, Do”. Consider this an Open Thread.
The Left Is Getting Clobbered On Twitter | PowerLine
“In the skirmishing so far, one perhaps surprising media advantage has become clear: the right is clobbering the left on Twitter.”
Blogger Confronts Newspaper that Stole His Article with $500 Invoice | PJM
“As both his editor and a peer in the new media world a sense of pride sweeps over me while watching Duane calmly, professionally LAY DOWN THE LAW and GET PAID”
The Facebook effect | The Economist
“But back-of-the-envelope calculations by Mr Sisney suggest that California might get a windfall of $2 billion over the current and coming fiscal years, and possibly billions more if the shares trade well.”
Air Force Eliminates Test Flights for New Light Attack Plane | PJM
“Would you buy combat airplane without knowing whether it can even fly? The guys on Pawn Stars wouldn’t do that — but apparently the United States Air Force will.”
Inside The Secret Miami Meeting Of George Soros’ Liberal Conspiracy | Free Beacon
“A secretive network of left-wing billionaires and their political operatives descended on the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Miami over the weekend to discuss strategy for the coming elections.”
altiloquent (awl-TIL-uh-kwuhnt): noun High-flown or pretentious language.