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Daily Links – June 6, 2012

Today is June 6th. On this date in 1833, Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. President to ride on a train, when he took a trip on B&O Railroad. The ticket was expensive, but he got his money back when he passed GO. The trip was almost a disaster, though, when his tiny dog, top hat, and race car didn’t fit in the overhead compartment. On this date in 1882, Henry Seely received a patent for the first electric iron. It was on Free Parking at the time. Also on this date, in 1949, George Orwell’s landmark novel 1984 was first published. It is still a mystery how he was able to predict Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And finally, today is National Applesauce Cake Day. Here’s a recipe. Get it while you can, it’s soon to be banned in New York and San Francisco. Consider this an Open Thread.


Weepy Walker Foe Tells CNN: ‘THIS IS THE END OF DEMOCRACY’ | The Blaze
“‘This was it. If we didn’t win tonight, the end of the USA as we know it just happened. That’s it.'”

Time’s Joe Klein Compares Walker Recall to Clinton Impeachment | Newsbusters
“Not surprisingly, appearing on CNN’s Starting Point, Klein got most of the facts wrong (video follows with transcript and commentary)”

Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat | Twitchy
(Language Warning) “Tonight, liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker:”

Court: Christian Photog Can’t Refuse Gay Ceremonies | CBN
“A Christian photography studio is guilty of discrimination because it refused to take pictures of a gay commitment ceremony, according to a New Mexico’s Court of Appeals ruling.”

Senate to Hold Hearing Today on the EU’s Emissions Tax on US Airline Passengers | PJM
“… the European Union has found a novel way to raise some revenue: It’s effectively imposing a tax on passengers flying over the United States. Yes, you read that right.”


Taking Krugman et al. Down a Notch or Six from Jake Walker.


cognoscente (kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee): noun; a person who has expert knowledge in a subject : connoisseur
(via Merriam-Webster.com)

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