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Daily Links – April 13, 2012

Today is April 13th. It is Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobics take note: there are three Friday the 13ths in 2012, each exactly 13 weeks apart! On Friday, April 13th in 1945, the city of Vienna, Austria, then under Nazi rule, fell to Soviet troops after an 11 day battle. People just really like those little sausages, I guess. On Friday, April 13th in 1860, the first mail delivered by Pony Express arrived in Sacramento, California, resulting in several residents discovering that they might already be a winner! And finally, on Friday, April 13th 1979, the world record for longest doubles ping pong match was set in California, after 101 hours, 1 minute, and 11 seconds. Proving once again the Friday the 13th mythos, as there’s no way those dudes ever got lucky again. By the way, happy National Peach Cobbler Day! Consider this an Open Thread.

What’s Color of Change hiding about itself? | Washington Examiner
“Though it claims to have more than 81,000 ‘members,’ the group, which is registered with the IRS as a 501(C)(4) advocacy organization, has a small paid staff of four people and revenues of $515,219, according to its 2010 Form 990 tax return. Only $21,000 was listed for employee salary and benefits costs.”

O’Reilly and Ingraham on smear campaign against ALEC | YouTube
“The bottom line is Color of Change does not want free speech. They don’t want any real debate on these issues, period… Not only do they not want free speech but if you go against their ideology they will hurt you.”

Dewbious: The Truth is Coming… | Ted Cruz Campaign
“In addition, a new video accompanying the site previews Dewhurst’s budget and spending confusion and math that doesn’t add up.”

Obama Deserves Little Credit For Expanded Energy Production | Free Beacon
“But the pilot project was originally created by a provision in a 2005 Republican-sponsored energy bill. Not only that, but the administration has spent the last four years trying to repeal portions of it.”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Dictionary.com.
filipendulous: adjective Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; — said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets.

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