Daily Links – March 23, 2012
Today is March 23rd. On this date, in 1775, Patrick Henry famously said “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Today is also the 2nd anniversary of the passage of Obamacare. Things sure do change. Also on this date, in 1957, the U.S. Army apparently sold the last of its homing pigeons, having shut down the Pigeon Corps the year before. Statues and cars could not be reached for comment. On this date in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed the “Star Wars” missile defense system. To be fair to people in the 80s, no one had seen Phantom Menace yet. On March 23, 1994, Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s (no relation probably) record when he scored his 802nd goal. And finally, today is National Puppy Day! Our puppy’s name is Indiana (“We named the dog Indiana” – Dr. Jones Sr.), and this is how he takes a nap. Consider this an Open Thread.
Obamacare: The reckoning | Charles Krauthammer
“Obamacare dominated the 2010 midterms, driving its Democratic authors to a historic electoral shellacking. But since then, the issue has slipped quietly underground. Now it’s back, summoned to the national stage by the confluence of three disparate events”
MSNBC: Racism of Limbaugh Had ‘Lethal Consequences’ for Trayvon Martin | Newsbusters
“MSNBC analyst and Democratic strategist Karen Finney disgustingly smeared Rush Limbaugh and several Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, charging that the racist hate of these conservatives had “lethal consequences” in the case of Trayvon Martin, an African American teen shot in Florida.”
Now Playing On Youtube And Facebook: ‘Kill Rush Limbaugh’ | Big Hollywood
“If any sacred cow whines to YouTube and Facebook, whatever that sacred cow is whining about is immediately taken down.
But a song that openly calls for the killing of Rush Limbaugh apparently doesn’t offend YouTube or Facebook, in the least.”
“Chicken Nuggets” Teacher Breaks Down in Tears, Resigns | Civitas
“Do you realize this four year old child went all day long with only 3 chicken nuggets to eat since breakfast? And you still don’t remember. If you don’t remember what does that tell me about your knowledge in the classroom?”
CNN also not sure how Obama is going to expedite pipeline | The Right Scoop
“So once again Obama is taking credit for something that he has no power to take credit for, and CNN says the White House can’t really explain how they will expedite it”
Today’s Word of the Day comes via Merriam-Webster.
cavil: intransitive verb to raise trivial and frivolous objection transitive verb to raise trivial objections to