Daily Links – January 19, 2012

    Yesterday’s edition was not aired, in protest of SOPA. Today is January 19. On this date in 1793, King Louis XVI was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death by guillotine. His last words were “Gentlemen, I am innocent of everything of which I am accused. I wish that my blood may be able to cement the happiness of the French,” which is weird | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 17

    It’s January 17th. On this date in 1985, Leonard Nimoy got his star on the Walk of Fame. I think I speak for all fans of Star Trek when I say, I speak for all fans of Star Trek. Plus, nobody before or after Spock has been a better wookie. Today is also National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day, in honor of which I am | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 16, 2012

    Today is a Monday, so it’s fitting that on this date in 1547, Ivan the Terrible was crowned the first czar of Russia. In fact, that’s why Mondays are traditionally crappy. In honor of Ivan. Even though the day of his coronation was actually a Sunday. Evolution at work folks. Today is also Martin Luther King Day in the U.S. See link below for an | Read More »

    Photoshoppery: Newsweek Cover Edition

    Updated: Scroll down for the winning image! Tonight, Newsweek has managed to get itself discussed on Twitter by releasing a preview of their upcoming cover page: As soon as I saw it, I thought “what is going on with the back of President Obama’s neck there? Is that a shelf??” My second thought was this was a good opportunity for a photoshop contest. My third | Read More »


    Playoffs Open Thread: Pain and Glory

    What a weekend of football this has been so far, with glory and sorrow in equal parts. The painful performance put in last night by Tebow and the Broncos was all the more frustrating for following one of the most exciting post-season games of all time. The New England Patriots, history’s greatest monsters, took the Broncos to the woodshed and beat them about the head, | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 13, 2012

    It’s January 13th. As in, Friday the 13th. Thaaat’s right. On this date in 1128, Pope Honorius II granted papal sanction to the Knights Templar, calling it an “army of God.” Little did he know that a mere 884 years later, Ron Paul would raise an army to blog obsessively about them. This is also the anniversary of the addition of two stars and two | Read More »

    The Great Bloomberg Booze Backlash of 2012

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg probably needed a stiff drink last night, after an article ran at the New York Post earlier in the day reporting that the mayor was planning to curtail alcohol sales in the Big Apple. The city health department’s Partnership for a Healthier New York City was considering initiatives to slash the number of businesses that were licensed to sell | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 12, 2012

    Today is January 12th. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. On this day in 1998, nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning. .. I think maybe it didn’t take. Also, Happy National Marzipan Day! Ich möchte Marzipan essen. LIIINKSSS!!!! Stay tuned | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 11, 2012

    Today would be Alexander Hamilton’s 257th birthday. I would also like to say Happy Birthday to my mother, who is not 257, and to my sister, who probably isn’t either. Today is also National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day, truly a sacred tradition. No More Go-along-to-Get-along | Gov. Rick Perry “For far too long, insiders from both parties have played these | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 10, 2012

    On this day in 1946, the first general assembly of the United Nations was convened. Please join me in a moment of silent regret. Today also marks the 236th anniversary of the publishing of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”. If he were alive today, he’d have posted it here. Or I’d be linking to where he posted it. Instead, here are these links: Ron Paul Vs. | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 9, 2012

    Today is the 9th of January. On this day in 1968, NASA’s last unmanned lunar probe touched down on the moon. Since then, the only other lunar explorer to tread that celestial surface was Elvis Presley, who was setting up a birthday party for Tupac last year. (Party was cancelled on account of brain spiders.)* Anyway, a linking we shall go! *Source: The Ron Paul | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 6, 2012

    It’s Friday. Gotta get down on Friday*. Click the links, and consider the comments an Open Thread. Rubio to Obama: You are turning America into a ‘deadbeat nation’ | Human Events “In a scathing letter sent to Barack Obama this morning, Senator Marco Rubio said that under the President’s first term in office, ‘more and more people have come to believe that America is becoming | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 5, 2012

    It’s not easy coming up with something witty to say each day to introduce a series of unrelated links. See? Hollywood protectionism: A bill called ‘SOPA’ | Washington Examiner “SOPA gives broad new powers to the government to control how people and information travel around the series of tubes that is the Internet … and the movie industry likes it.” Obama to cut “tens of | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 4, 2012

    You’ve got the post caucus blues, I’ve got the cure. Links to things. Yes, that is the cure, NOW TAKE IT!! President Obama’s Unprecedented Power Grab is Bad for Jobs | Speaker Boehner “This is an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department. The precedent that would be set | Read More »

    Daily Links – January 3, 2012

    It’s Hawkeye Caucii day, and if Ron Paul sees his shadow, we get four more weeks of annoyed breakfasts. So break out the traditional Hawkeye Caucii drinks (vodka) and hang your stockings by your laptop with care, cause it’s going to be a looong day. Meanwhile, here are some good reads from around the interwebs. Ho ho meh. Officer a target in Occupy pepper spray | Read More »