Today is May 10th. On this date in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as acting director of the FBI. He became the official director later that year. Hoover wielded tremendous power during his 48 year tenure, and [redacted] from the [redacted] six chickens [redacted] threw the bottle at the midget [redacted] so everyone just ate the soup. Also on this date, in 1863, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson died of complications and pneumonia resulting from wounds sustained from friendly fire after the Battle of Chancellorsville, as predicted by the Mayans. On this date in 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes had the first telephone installed in the White House. The phone number was 1. The first First phone call was from the treasury department, when I.C. Weiner ordered a pizza. And finally, today is "Eat What You Want Day," a day when most of us overdo it on bacon, and Bill Clinton has to be restrained and sequestered. Consider this an Open Thread.
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"And We Mean It."
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"It is easy to overstate the ramifications from one race in June on the national elections to come in November. But if the Democrats’ effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fails, it is not unthinkable that this could be the first domino to fall in a sequence that dooms President Obama’s reelection hopes."
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(LANGUAGE WARNING) "Whatever happened to “No H8?? Oh, that’s right, the tolerance thugs have always been cool with hateful language as long as it’s directed at 'pansy asses' who hold different views."
Today's Word of the Day comes via Merriam-Webster.
tranche (TRAHNSH): noun a division or portion of a pool or whole