Daily Links - February 1, 2012


Today is February 1st. On this date, in 1896, Puccini’s La Bohème debuted in Turin, Italy. It would eventually become one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. Just 108 years later, on the same date, Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s breast during their Super Bowl performance of “Rock Your Body”. Oh music. What happened to you? You used to be so nice! Then you started hanging around with the wrong crowd, and you got that tattoo, and now it’s all meat dresses and pierced … body parts. I’ve got half a mind to call your mother.

The truth about ‘electability’ | Daily Caller
“In exit polls yesterday, Florida Republicans revealed that their top reason for choosing their candidate was ‘electability.’ After screaming at my TV for 10 minutes, I had several drinks and sat down to write this column.”

Re: What is Wrong with This Guy? | Mark Steyn
“Romney’s is a benevolent patrician’s view of society: The poor are incorrigible, but let’s add a couple more groats to their food stamps and housing vouchers, and they’ll stay quiet.”

Obama’s Enemies List | Wall Street Journal
“Suppose also that the president’s surrogates and allies in the media regularly attacked you, sullied your reputation and questioned your integrity.”

Jan Brewer vs. Shoe-Tossing Journalist | Brent Bozell
“Worst ever? Unprecedented? Williams clearly doesn’t feel the need to do any research before making historical claims. He not only left out the Iraqi shoe-tosser in his historical ignorance. He left out…himself.”

Today’s word of the day comes from Wordsmith.org.
gamp: noun A large umbrella. etymology: After Sarah Gamp, a nurse in Charles Dickens’s novel Martin Chuzzlewit. She carries a large umbrella.