Daily Links – August 15, 2012

    Today is August 15th. • On this date in 1057, King Macbeth of Scotland was slain by Malcolm Canmore. Canmore’s father, King Duncan, had been murdered by Macbeth 17 years earlier. What a drama. Someone should write a play or something about those dudes! • Also on this date, in 1947, British rule of India ended, with the subcontinent being divided into the two independent | Read More »

    Daily Links – August 14, 2012

    Today is August 14th. Today the Daily Links returns after a prolonged hiatus due to preparation for the RedState Gathering. • On this date in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Also on this date, in 2025, the whole thing went bankrupt and fell apart, probably. • On this date in 1945, President Harry Truman revealed Japan’s unconditional surrender and the | Read More »

    Events at the Gathering

    I wanted to let you all know about some events we’re having in conjunction with the Gathering next week in Jacksonville Florida. In addition to our excellent line-up of speakers, there will be a BlogBash on Thursday night after the opening reception. On Friday evening there will be a reception and river cruise courtesy of Gov. Rick Scott, who will be mixing and mingling with | Read More »

    Arkansas Democrat Puts On A Weird Show

    I just … I don’t even … wut? The above video shows Democrat State Senator Gene Jeffress, who is running for Congress in Arkansas against Republican Tom Cotton, answering a question about healthcare. The first weird thing Jeffress did was get down on his knees in front of a woman, like maybe he was going to whisper the secret 11 herbs and spices to her. | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 21, 2012

    Today is June 21st. • On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Today, our constitution is the oldest written constitution to remain the governing document of any nation in the world. Plus it has a wicked cool beat and you can dance to it. • On this date in 1905, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was born. He was a leading figure | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 20, 2012

    Today is June 20th. • On this date in 1782, Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States. It took six years of discussion and debate to finalize the seal, during which one congressman said they would have to pass the seal in order to see what was on it. • On this date in 1863, West Virginia was admitted to the Union as | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 19, 2012

    Today is June 19th. • On this date in 1856, the first national convention for the Republican Party, which had been formed only two years before by anti-slavery activists, drew to a close in Philadelphia. Dick Cheney presided. • On this date in 1905, the world’s first nickelodeon opened to much fanfare in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Spongebob Squarepants presided. They had to say “nickelodeon” because the | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 18, 2012

    Today is June 18th. • On this date in 1812, the War of 1812 began. (The guy that names the wars was out sick that day.) The war officially ended on December 24, 1814, though additional battles took place before the word got out. Awkward. • Also on this date, in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated near the town of Waterloo at the famous Battle | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 15, 2012

    Today is June 15th. On this date in 1215, King John put his royal seal on the first part of the Magna Carta, an early example of limitations on the authority of a monarch and codification of the rights of citizens under the law. Plus it would make a great band name, so there’s that. Also on this date, in 1300, Dante, of “‘s Inferno” | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 14, 2012

    Today is June 14th. Today is Flag Day, a day commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Today is also the Army’s birthday. It wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese again this year, but I told it it was getting too old for that. In all seriousness, though, happy birthday soldiers, and God Bless. Also on | Read More »