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    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 »

    Daily Links: – June 13, 2012

    Today is June 13th. On this date in 1922, Charles Osborne got the hiccups. The attack lasted continuously for 68 years, putting him in the Guiness world record book. It is estimated that he hiccuped over 430 million times. It is also estimated that he said the words “yes, I’ve tried that” over 200 million times. Also on this date, in 1983, Pioneer 10 crossed | Read More »

    New Ad: Answers and Accountability

    Above is a new ad from American Future Fund calling for the President to give the American people answers and to hold people accountable in the still ongoing Fast & Furious scandal. It’s time. As Duane Lester at LibertyNews notes, you can also sign a petition at Grassfire in support of those members of Congress who are calling for Eric Holder to resign. The stonewalling | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 12, 2012

    Today is June 12, 2012. On this date in 1979, cyclist Bryan Allen became the first person to cross the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft, piloting the Gossamer Albatross. The plane weighed only 70 pounds when empty, and was powered by pedaling. His only complaints about the journey were being groped by the TSA before takeoff, and that his luggage ended up in Belgium. | Read More »

    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 »