Today is May 7th. On this date in 1965, Keith Richards woke up in the early morning, recorded the hook for what would eventually become "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and went back to sleep. Coincidentally, I wrote part of a sentence when I wo. On this date in 1789, the first Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. The ball was in honor of Washington's inauguration, but the first "official" ball wasn't held until ten years later. Presidential balls remained relatively uncontroversial all the way up until to the Clinton administration. Today is also the birthday of both Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, in 1833 and 1840, respectively. Keith Richards assisted at both deliveries, then went back to sleep. And finally today is Accounting Day 2012, when we celebrate the exciting world of accouzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Consider this an Open Thread.
Paul Ryan on Recalls: 'Courage is on the Ballot' | Mount Pleasant Patch
"When it comes the Wisconsin recall elections, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says it's really all about courage."
Epic smack down! Anderson Cooper exposes MoveOn.org | Right Scoop
"Oh this you gotta see. This MoveOn.org guy never had a chance as Anderson Cooper just lets him bury himself under the rhetoric of his partisan agenda and then exposes him for everyone to see."
Admin Drafted Memo To Shield Obama If OBL Raid Failed | Free Beacon
"The Obama Administration drafted a 'highly lawyered' memo to shield the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden failed, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity of Fox News Monday."
UN: Give Mt. Rushmore To Native Americans | Big Government
"James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, has recommended that the US government give the Black Hills region of the South Dakota back to Native American populations."
The Middle Class Under Barack Obama [Infographic] | Mitt Romney campaign
"Too many Americans are either struggling for work or working harder for less. Under President Obama, America's middle class has been pushed to the brink."
Dozens of Occuppiers Show Up to Support Bridge Bomb Suspects | Mental Recession
"In all, about 50 members of the Occupy Cleveland group went into courthouse. After the arrests were made, Occupy Cleveland said the five suspects were associated with the group"
Today's Word of the Day comes via Dictionary.com.
sudorific (soo-duh-RIF-ik): adjective 1. Causing sweat. 2. Sudoriparous. noun A sudorific agent.