Daily Links – February 22, 2012
Today is February 22nd. It was on this date in 1980 that the immortal “Miracle On Ice” occurred. A scrappy young American team brought down the long-undefeated Soviet team, 4-3, in what is undoubtedly one of the most famous hockey upsets in history. The American team won the gold two days later, taking out Finland 4-2. Also on this date in 1923, the first chinchilla farm in the United States opened, which was arguably less worthy of being dubbed a miracle. Lastly, today is National Margarita Day. Nobody knows who invented the margarita, but one thing is certain, he had a wicked hangover the next day. Consider this an Open Thread.
Documents show Obama’s FCC used regulatory muscle to destroy LightSquared’s competition | Daily Caller
“President Barack Obama’s Federal Communications Commission demolished wireless broadband company LightSquared’s competition through a pattern of regulatory decisions apparently aimed at establishing an ‘open-access’ Internet in the United States.”
Big Labor’s Democratic Convention | Washington Free Beacon
“Local businessmen in the least-unionized state in the country are worried that organizers of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., are putting the Democratic Party’s alliance with organized labor ahead of local businesses—as well as state law.”
Nature Fakery | Defining Ideas
“These days ‘nature fakery’ lives on in school curricula and popular culture, from Earth Day celebrations to Disney cartoons like Pocahontas. Only now this myth is renamed “environmentalism” and disguised with a patina of scientific authority.”
Palin on Santorum: MSM makes me sick! | The Right Scoop
“The mainstream media, they make me sick! They’re hypocrites and we need to call them out on that!”
Today’s Word of the Day comes via Merriam-Webster.
nictitate: verb To wink.