Today is February 16th. On this date in 1923, Howard Carter unsealed the tomb of King Tut, causing no end of problems for Laurel and Hardy. King Tut is most famous for wearing a cool hat and walking like an Egyptian. Also on this date in 1959, Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba. Castro is also most famous for wearing a cool hat and being a vicious dictator. And on February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol global warming pact entered into force in 140 countries. But not here. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! Lastly, the Daily Links would like to wish a very happy birthday to Geordi La Forge. You’ll always be the reading rainbow that lights up our dilithium chamber. Should this be an Open Thread? Make it so. Ok, I’m done.
FTR Radio’s Cancer Sucks Fundraiser | FTRRadio.com
“Cancer has hit the FTR Radio family very hard recently. Two hosts at our station lost parents to cancer in October of 2011.”
Obama’s War on School Vouchers | WSJ
“Because the president’s teachers union allies are opposed to school choice for poor people, Mr. Obama ignores or downplays these findings.”
Preschooler’s Lunch Confiscated; Nuggets Forced Instead | Carolina Journal
“A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.”
Chairman Priebus leads RNC revival: From $23M in the red to $7M in the black | The Hill
“One year later, Priebus has shown them what they wanted to see: money. And lots of it.”
Today’s word of the day comes from Wordsmith.org.
Junoesque (joo-noh-ESK): adjective Having a stately bearing and regal beauty; statuesque.