Today is June 1st. On this date in 1792, Kentucky became the 57th U.S. state. I’m sorry, 15th. Also on this date, in 1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for his first electronic voting machine. It was a lever-based system, and he spent the rest of his life fighting allegations that he was the reason George W. Bush won Florida. On this date in 1980, CNN made its debut. It was the first channel to provide 24/7 news coverage. In his announcement, Ted Turner said “Ooga. Ooga booga. Booga booga poo. Horse hat chicken butt.” Then he sneezed, threw up, yee-hawed, and took a nap. Brigham Young was born on this date in 1801. He was known later in life as “Brigham Old.” And finally, today is National Doughnut Day, or as Michael Moore refers to it, “GET THE **** OUT OF THE WAY THOSE DOUGHNUTS ARE MINE!!!” Consider this an Open Thread.
Clinton Defies Obama, Backs Romney On Bain | Big Government
“Asked about Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly headed by Romney, Clinton joined the list of Democrats who have rejected the White House attacks on the firm”
Allen West: AG Eric Holder a “Partisan Political Hack” | The Shark Tank
“In a saner world that took the rule of law seriously, what better time is there than prior to an election to request this information from individuals?”
All (Green) Thumbs | NRO
“It was interesting while it lasted. But it looks as if the ‘green revolution’ has entered the long slide into ‘What was all that about?'”
Big Gulp? Meet Big Brother | Ed Morrissey
“Bloomberg claims that he needs to have the cops throw themselves between consumers and liquid refreshment to save citizens from themselves and prevent obesity.”
McLovin’! McDonald’s to Nanny Bloomberg: ‘We trust our customers’ | Twitchy
“McDonald’s took to Twitter to respond to Mayor Mike “Nanny” Bloomberg’s outrageous plan to ban sugary drinks.”
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