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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 troops to arrive. Finally, on this date, in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first referred to the Soviet Union as an “Evil Empire”, in a speech to the National Association of Evangelicals. Consider this an Open Thread.

Video: CNN beclowns itself painting Breitbart editor-in-chief as racist | Hot Air
“Soledad O’Brien and her CNN panel manage to stumble into Contessa Brewer territory in this appearance by attempting to paint Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel Pollak as a racist for making a point about Barack Obama’s support for a proponent of ‘critical race theory’ during his days at Harvard Law School.”

John Ziegler: Breitbart told me Drudge suppressed Rev. Wright stories | Intellectual Conservative
“Conservative filmmaker John Ziegler makes the case that Matt Drudge intentionally killed negative Obama stories in 2008 to help Obama win the presidency.”

Democratic Congresswomen With No Comment on Maher’s Rhetoric | Jim Geraghty
“Unsurprisingly, they refused to answer the question…. repeatedly… for several minutes… until it became rather embarrassing.”

And from the “Too Awesome Not To Share” file:
Great Commercial | Ace of Spades HQ
It’s a video. You should watch it.

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Dictionary.com.
pococurante (poh-koh-koo-RAN-tee): noun, adjective 1. Caring little; indifferent; nonchalant. 2. A careless or indifferent person.

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