Today is April 30th. On this date in 1789, the United States had its first Presidential Inauguration, on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City. During his address to congress after the ceremony, President Washington spoke of "the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." That experiment won first prize at the subsequent science fair at Schenectady Elementary. Also on this date, in 1939, the first train car with fluorescent lighting went into service. Even more impressive, though, were the dope rims. On this date in 1945, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide together after having been married for only one day. Worst. Honeymoon. Ever. And finally, today is National Honesty Day. So April starts with lies and ends with truth. I bet that's a metaphor for something. Consider this an Open Thread.
Teacher defends students who walked out on speaker Dan Savage | Right Scoop
"After the students leave, Savage mocks the Christian students as 'pansy-ass' for not being able to handle someone who is 'pushing back'."
Twitter eats itself? | Hot Air
"Using the spam-reporting mechanism built into Twitter and its after-market applications, liberal activists are succeeding in tricking the Twitter system into suspending the accounts of conservatives — for instance, my friend Chris Loesch, husband of Breitbart editor Dana Loesch"
Obama anti-obesity "slush fund" paid for pet spaying | Washington Examiner
"A controversial anti-obesity 'slush fund' under Obamacare was used in Nashville, Tennessee to spay dogs and cats. The reasoning: stray dogs scare people from exercising outdoors."
Huffington Slams Obama’s Osama Ad | Commentary
"When even Ariana Huffington isn’t buying the premise of Obama’s campaign ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have ordered the Osama bin Laden raid, it’s probably time to re-evaluate that message"
Today's Word of the Day comes via Thesaurus.com.
aphotic (ey-FOH-tik): adjective Lightless; dark.