Daily Links – March 14, 2012

    Today is March 14th. On this date in 1879, Albert Einstein was born. Today his name, of course, is synonymous with both genius and making faces. If he were alive today, he’d probably say “man, I am OLD!” In other math news, today is also Pi Day and National Potato Chip Day, completing the geek trifecta. There is so much math in my Twitter stream | Read More »

    Friday Night Open Thread: D’oh!

    h/t Mediaite Call me Bob Saget, but this made me laugh. Open Thread.

    Daily Links – March 9, 2012

    Today is March 9th. On this date in 1454, Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy. The American continents are named after him, which worked out pretty good. If Matthias Ringmann had made a different choice when making his maps, we might all be Vespuccicans today. Also on this date, in 1959, the Barbie doll was publicly debuted at the American International Toy Fair. Truly | Read More »

    No Jobs Shortage For Obama Bundlers

    The below video is a report by Jake Tapper regarding the doling out of plum jobs to those who brought in the most money to the Obama campaign. It aired in June of last year, but came up again in the wake of this post by Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. h/t The Right Scoop. video platform video management video solutions video player “About 80% | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 8, 2012

    Today is March 8th. On this date in 1618, Johann Kepler described the Third Law of Planetary Motion. It is a little known fact that the fourth Law of Planetary Motion is that you don’t talk about the Laws of Planetary Motion. Also on this date, in 1965, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade landed at Da Nang, South Vietnam. They were the first U.S. ground | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 7, 2012

    Today is March 7th. On this date in 322 BC, Greek philosopher Aristotle died of natural causes at the age of 62ish, says the internet. If he were alive today, he would probably say something I wouldn’t understand. I don’t speak Greek. Also on this date, in 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that a commercial parody can use copyrighted material and qualify under “fair use”. | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 6, 2012

    Today is March 6th. On this date in 1981, Walter Kronkite stepped down from the CBS Evening News. He was replaced by Dan Rather. Kronkite was sometimes referred to as “the most trusted man in America” by talking heads around the country. Dan Rather was sometimes referred to as “some crazy old guy wielding a fork, ranting about bread pudding and wearing a robe and | Read More »

    Of Sluts And Men

    Let’s have a chat about sluts, shall we? For surely, this is what is the most IMPORTANT THING EVER in this election year. Before I even get into the science of slutology, let us first and forever dispense with the notion that the glorious fury of the left over Rush Limbaugh’s comments has anything to do with the defense of Sandra Fluke. The outrage is, | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 2, 2012

    Today is March 2nd. On this very date, in 1904, a man they called Dr. Seuss was born. Dr. Seuss wrote books, both thick books and thin, some of the best children’s books that there’ve been. And when he died, in ’91, not one person found it very much fun. But we still have the books, we most certainly do. And we’ll read them, ’cause | Read More »

    Warrior: Two Excellent Remembrances of Andrew Breitbart

    I have two more fitting tributes to Andrew Breitbart that I missed in my Daily Links post. First up, an excellent video tribute released by the Franklin Center, and produced by RedState’s own Ben Howe: Today, we mourn the loss of Andrew Breitbart – author, commentator, publisher, and one of the nation’s top citizen journalists – who challenged the establishment media with boldness and ignited | Read More »

    Daily Links – March 1, 2012

    Today is March 1st. On this day, the world lost a visionary. Andrew Breitbart has passed away at the far too young age of 43, leaving behind a wife and four children. We have had several contributors share their thoughts on this today. For my part, I’ve long admired Andrew Breitbart for being fearless, tireless, relentless, bold, committed … driven. Like most bloggers who have | Read More »

    Daily Links – February 28, 2012

    Today is February 28th. On this date in 1854, the Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery activists. 158 years later, Republicans are best known for having way too many freaking primary debates. Also on this date, in 1885, AT&T was incorporated. Today, they are best known for dropping c Lastly, on this date in 1995, the Denver International Airport opened. And it has haunted Jesse | Read More »

    Daily Links – February 27, 2012

    Today is February 27th. On this date in 1933, the Reichstag was set ablaze in Berlin, a pivotal propaganda moment in the establishment of Nazi Germany. Also on this date in 1997, divorce became legal in Ireland. Yes, 1997. Lastly, on this date in 1998, the British House of Lords gave the British monarchy’s daughters the same right as its sons to claim the British | Read More »

    Daily Links – February 24, 2012

    Today is February 24th. On this date in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII signed a papal bull introducing the Gregorian Calendar. The calendar was not accepted in England or the American colonies until 1752, by which time their Julian Calendar was 11 days different from mainland Europe. Personally, I use a calendar with pictures of cats on it. Because I’m from the internet, and that’s how | Read More »

    Christie: “I’m not going to be cross-examined by you this morning.”

    Below, watch Chris Christie deliver an epic smack down: Via Newsbusters, which has a partial transcript. Here is the red meat: “Let’s have the President of the United States show some courage, come on this program, look into the camera like I’m looking into the camera and state his position,” the Governor continued. “He won’t because he wants to have it both ways.” “I’m not | Read More »