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Daily Links – April 24, 2012

Today is April 24th. On this date in 1981, IBM introduced the first personal computer. Today, PCs are most commonly used to look at pictures of cats and share with others what one had for breakfast. Waffles, by the way. Also on this date, in 1990, Space Shuttle Discovery launched, carrying the Hubble Space Telescope. In the years since, Hubble has produced many mind-blowing photographs of the universe. Recently, controversy erupted when Hubble accidentally tweeted a pic of the universe in its underwear, forcing the universe to eventually resign from congress. On this date in 1934, actress Shirley MacLaine was born. She was also born on this date in 1725, 1270, and 950 B.C. And finally, today is National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day. The universe could not be reached for comment. Consider this an Open Thread.

‘The War on Terror Is Over’ | Weekly Standard
“‘The war on terror is over,’ a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. ‘Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.’”

Dog groups release dueling attack ads | Twitchy
Dogs Against Romney released what appears to be a completely serious attack ad against Mitt Romney called ‘Registered Pet Offender’. It would seem that Dogs Against Obama noticed the ad and made a mocking counter ad called ‘Registered Dog Eater’.”

Then-Senator Obama Didn’t Show Up for Vote on Student Loan Bill | Political Punch
“When the bill came up for final passage on September 7, 2007, then-Senator Obama did not vote; he was campaigning for president in California and Oregon.”

Twitter-Loving Judge’s OWS Ruling Is Full Of #LOLZ | BuzzFeed
“Yesterday, Reuters reported that OWS protester Malcolm Harris’ challenge to a subpoena seeking three months worth of his Tweets was ruled against by Judge Matthrew Sciarrino Jr. in the most Twitter-y way possible:”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Reference.com.
fard (fahrd): verb To apply cosmetics. noun Facial cosmetics.

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