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Daily Links – March 31, 2012

REMINDER: Today is the LAST DAY to get the Early Bird Rate for the RedState Gathering. Read about it here, or sign up right away here!Today is March 31st. On this date in 1889, the Eiffel Tower had its first official tour, as Gustave Eiffel led a group of reporters and city officials throughout the structure. The ascent to the top was accomplished by stairs, as the elevators weren’t yet working. If I had to lead a group of people to the top of what is essentially an 81-story building, there’d need to be sherpas and possibly a yak, and it would probably still end in cannibalism and search parties. Also on this date, in 1536, philosopher René Descartes was born in France. Descartes was a drunken fart, who once famously said “I drink, therefore I am.” Truly a visionary. And finally, today is World Backup Day, and National Bunsen Burner Day. Way to go out on an exciting note, March! Consider this an Open Thread.

Media Silent As Left Attacks Kids Of Wi Lt. Gov. | Big Journalism
“She’s currently being targeted for recall and by some of the ugliest personal attacks you’ll hear — at least until the left launches the next one.”

AFL-CIO exec: Conservatives to blame for Trayvon Martin’s death | Daily Caller
“AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker told The Daily Caller that it is “conservative, right-wing policies that are to blame” for Trayvon Martin‘s death.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s Shocking Ignorance | American Thinker
“The percentage of American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and were turned away because the parent didn’t have insurance is exactly zero.”

Stunning: Obamacare creates $17 trillion in unfunded liabilities | Right Scoop
“Ranking Member Sessions announced that a new Budget Committee analysis has found that the long-term, unfunded liabilities associated with President Obama’s health care law will reach $17 trillion.”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Luciferous Logolepsy.
sabulous: adjective 1. like sand in texture; gritty 2. Also: sabuline (of plants) growing in sand

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