Daily Links – August 21, 2012
Today is August 21st. • On this date in 1911, the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris, France was discovered when an artist set up his easel near the painting, only to find it wasn’t there. It was later learned that the day before, a former employee of the museum had stolen it by walking in, taking it off the wall, sticking it under his shirt, and walking out. It was not recovered until two years later when the thief tried to pick up a ransom for it. And thus concludes today’s edition of Keystone Everybody. • Also on this date, in 1858, the famed Lincoln-Douglas debates began. They focused on the issue of slavery and of course, Lincoln’s time at Bain Capital. • On this date in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state, having successfully argued that it was not, in fact, Kenya. • And finally, today is National Senior Citizen’s Day, when people across the country celebrate by walking to school uphill both ways in the snow, wearing onions on their belts, and shaking their fists at clouds. Consider this an Open Thread.
Dems Use Hot Summer Temps To Reignite Global Warming Hysteria | Human Events
“When the weather is hot, according to them, we have proof of global warming. But this is a dangerous game to play because once it turns cold, they will go right back to saying it’s climate change not global warming, weather is not climate, and that freezing temperatures are consistent with an overheating planet.”
Today’s surprisingly challenging photoshop fodder. | MoeLane.com
“I got sent this by a colleague, and he and I agree on the problem that it represents: how do you improve on nature, here?”
Video: Which was worse — Akin or Biden? | Hot Air
“Toward the end, I grew tired of hearing the term “gaffe” applied to Joe Biden’s “chains” comment, and explained the difference:”
N&O Publisher Not Arrested On Child Porn Charge! | AgentPierceSaid.com
“The McClatchy papers have taken other cheapshots at Rep. Ellmers but this was a new low for even them.”
Duluth Rep. Kerry Gauthier urged to quit by own party amid sex scandal | TwinCities.com
State Rep. Kerry Gauthier admits to oral sex with 17-year old boy at rest area. His fellow democrats are urging him to step down.
Obama Now Telling Reporters What Topics to Ask About | Newsbusters
“the Administration is resorting to a new tactic of going to local media for interviews while at the same time setting specific questions for them to ask about.”
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