Daily Links - February 14, 2012


Today is February 14th. It’s Valentine’s Day, if you’re into that sort of thing. In 1929, in Chicago, 7 rivals of Al Capone were brutally executed in what came to be known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. So yeah, enjoy your Vermont Teddy Bear now!! Also on this date in 1989, the first GPS satellite went into orbit. Then, as now, it made no difference in how difficult it is to navigate Washington, DC. Lastly, on this date in 1912, Arizona became the 48th state. Or as President Obama would put it, the 63rd. Consider this an Open Thread.

Obama’s Broken Deficit Promise | Jake Tapper
“The 2013 budget the president submitted today does not come close to meeting this promise of being reduced to $650 billion for fiscal year 2013.”

Great Scott | The Weekly Standard
“Throughout the 2012 election cycle Republicans have pined for a bold, conservative reformer—a leader courageous enough to make difficult choices and articulate enough to explain them to a skeptical public.”

Green jobs versus reality | Phil Kerpen
“Well, for starters, he supports the ongoing, unprecedented expansion of the EPA’s power over the American economy. Waxman, like President Obama, believes the 1970 Clean Air Act should be transformed into a backdoor global warming law by bureaucratic legerdemain.”

TSA Dallas: Woman Sent Through Scanner Three Times for the “Guys” | Verum Serum
“Who would have guessed that men would abuse the ability to see women naked. Yeah, that was a tough one to predict.”

CPAC: The Jersey Shore-ification Of Our Young People | Melissa Clouthier
“A successful woman can be tough and beautiful, modest and stylish, smart and sexy while still being chaste and having expectations of men.”

Today’s Word of the Day is via Wordsmith.org, in honor of Erick’s and Melissa’s posts.
Dionysian (dy-uh-NISH-uhn): adjective Uninhibited; undisciplined; spontaneous; wild; orgiastic.