Today is November 22nd. On this date in 1783, John Hanson, first president of the Continental Congress, died in his home state of Maryland at age 62. He is sometimes referred to as America’s first president, though this is incorrect. Upon his passing, the burgeoning nation came together for a haunting rendition of MMMBop. Also on this date, in 1718, infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed off the coast of North Carolina, me hearties. Johnny Depp could not be reached for comment. Yarr, now on to the links that be listed below. As usual, please consider this an Open Thread.
Margaret Thatcher, John F Kennedy, CS Lewis, Aldous Huxley and Ayn Rand: Today’s Quite A Day | Daniel Hannan
Obama’s Disgraceful Medal of Freedom Awardees | Judicial Watch
You Have To See These Unintelligible Common Core Assignments | Twitchy
Cool Story, Bro
The Discovery of a 3,700-Year-Old Cellar Reveals the Origins of Wine | Gizmodo
Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Taped 35 Years Of News | Fast Company
What In The Science Is Going On?
The Era of Neutrino Astronomy Has Begun | Science Daily
What In The Tweet Is Going On?
'Good lapdog. Here's a Snausage': Howard Fineman brags about off-the-record Obama meeting
— JWF (@JammieWF) November 22, 2013
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