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    Daily Links – June 7, 2012

    Today is June 7th. With apologies, this will be an abbreviated Daily Links, for various reasons. But still, consider this an Open Thread. L.A. Council Sided With Celebrities Over Local Business To Ban Plastic Bags | The Blaze “Now a new ad by the American Progressive Bag Alliance criticizes L.A. councilmen for being “star struck” over the celebrities and ignoring local business people” Florida Gov. | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 6, 2012

    Today is June 6th. On this date in 1833, Andrew Jackson became the first U.S. President to ride on a train, when he took a trip on B&O Railroad. The ticket was expensive, but he got his money back when he passed GO. The trip was almost a disaster, though, when his tiny dog, top hat, and race car didn’t fit in the overhead compartment. | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 1, 2012

    Today is June 1st. On this date in 1792, Kentucky became the 57th U.S. state. I’m sorry, 15th. Also on this date, in 1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for his first electronic voting machine. It was a lever-based system, and he spent the rest of his life fighting allegations that he was the reason George W. Bush won Florida. On this date in 1980, | Read More »

    Open Thread: Kimmel on plastic bag ban

    In the above clip, late night host Jimmy Kimmel makes fun of one of the more ridiculous examples of nanny-statism in recent memory. Leave it to California to come up with these kinds of shenanigans. Consider this an Open Thread.

    Daily Links – May 30, 2012

    Today is May 30th. On this date in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Her final words were “do you smell something burning?” Also on this date, in 1997, Neil Young cancelled his entire European tour after having cut his finger while making a ham sandwich. Young makes some very complicated sandwiches. On this date in 1908, the man behind the bunny, | Read More »

    Video: Two Paths

    A new video from Ben Howe via Breitbart.tv (h/t @LarryOConnor): It never ceases to amaze me how good Andrew Breitbart was at summing up a situation, or to sadden me that he’s gone. And he’s right. We have only two choices for the top of the ticket in November. It’s important to remember that. Consider this an Open Thread.

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    Barack Obama: Public Equity President

    Today, American Crossroads released a new web ad titled “Public Equity President”: From the description: “As a public equity investor, President Obama wasted billions of taxpayer money on companies with flawed business plans, which the government knew were risky investments, and which ended up costing thousands of jobs.” After weeks of the Obama campaign attacking Mitt Romney over private equity, it’s about time we take | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 29, 2012

    Today is May 29th. On this date in 1453, the Siege of Constantinople ended, and the city was conquered by the Ottomans. An artist’s rendering of the battle can be found here. Also on this date, in 1864, Union troops reached Totopotomoy Creek, only to find that the Confederates had anticipated their move and beat them to it. All fighting ceased as everyone tried to | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 28, 2012

    Today is May 28th. Today is Memorial Day. Our front page today has several excellent posts honoring the holiday. In today’s header, I included the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, the emblem of the Marine Corps, my branch of service. But I truly honor and am grateful for the service of every single member of the United States Armed Forces, the world’s greatest fighting force. The | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 25, 2012

    Today is May 25th. On this date in 1977, the movie Star Wars opened in theaters. It became a global phenomenon, received 7 Oscars, and proved definitively that Han shot first. Also on this date, in 1983, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi opened in theaters. It too was a critical and commercial smash, and proved definitively that yub nub. On this date | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 24, 2012

    Today is May 24th. On this date in 1543, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died in his home at the age of 70. The father of modern astronomy, Copernicus taught us that Earth was not, in fact, the center of the universe. The center of the universe is actually my wife, I’m told. Often. Also on this date, in 1844, Samuel B. Morse sent the first telegraph | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 23, 2012

    Today is May 23rd. On this date in 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, who tried her for heresy and burned her at the stake. Which once again proves my long-standing theory: don’t lead the French army and then get sold to England, because it hardly ever goes well. Also on this date in 1788, South Carolina | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 22, 2012

    Today is May 22nd. On this date in 1813, composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born. Today, he is best known for Ride of the Valkyries (Ritt der Walküren) from his opera Die Walküre, which he wrote for the movie The Blues Brothers. Also born on this date, in 1859, was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and fan of cocaine. Doyle once famously | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 21, 2012

    Today is May 21st. On this date in 1602, Martha’s Vineyard was first sighted by English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold. At the time, the island was peopled entirely by the indigenous tribe known as the Kennedys. When he made landfall, Gosnold was offered brandy and snuff, then asked to leave because his ship was “blocking the view, dahling, and has dreadful decor.” Also on this date, | Read More »

    Sunday Night Open Thread: SNL Mocks Sharpton

    Last night, Saturday Night Live did a pretty funny parody of Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show Resist We Much. I mean Politics Nation. Although mocking the general terribleness of Sharpton’s show is hilarious, it’s also very interesting that there was a subtle (and perhaps unintentional?) critique of the way liberals contort to defend the state of the job market in the Obamaconomy. In any case, enjoy. | Read More »