Today is May 16th. On this date in 1920, Joan of Arc was beatified and canonized by the Vatican. Man, first burned at the stake, then fired from a canon? That chick just could not catch a break!! On this date in 1965, SpaghettiOs went on sale in American supermarkets for the first time. You had to go to Morganville to buy them, which is what they called Shelbyville at the time. The cans were five for a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Give me five Os for a bee" you'd say. Also on this date, in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during a Senate impeachment hearing over alleged "high crimes and misdemeanors" by one vote. Johnson successfully argued that they were not high crimes because he did not inhale, and that he "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Demeanors". And finally, today is "National Love A Tree Day", where people are encouraged to go outside and hug a tree. Seriously. Here is a helpful instructional video on how to celebrate. Consider this an Open Thread.
Do-Nothing Democrats | Free Beacon
"Senate Democrats are poised to continue their impressive streak of budgetary negligence on Wednesday by unanimously rejecting as many as five different budgets, including the one offered by President Obama."
Video Knocks Obama’s “Bureau of Womanhood Conformity” | LifeNews
"Today, the Susan B. Anthony List released its latest web ad entitled “Womanhood,” rebuking President Obama, his allies in Congress, and the abortion lobby for the 'War on Women.'"
Walker speeds release of positive jobs data | JSOnline
"State officials said they show a gain of 23,321 jobs (public and private) between December 2010 and December 2011, which represents Gov. Scott Walker's first full year in office."
Chris Matthews Is Dumb | Big Journalism
"... after relentlessly mocking how well Governor Sarah Palin would hypothetically do on "Jeopardy," Matthews made a king-size fool of himself in reality [video]."
Morning Bell: President Me | The Foundry
"President Obama insinuated yesterday that if you don’t support his policies, it’s not due to philosophical differences, but because of his name. Answering a question on The View about tight polls, he said: 'When your name is Barack Obama, it’s always going to be tight. Barack Hussein Obama.'"
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