Daily Links - February 18, 2012

I don’t always post Daily Links on Saturdays. But when I do, it’s because there haven’t been any other front page posts since 4am. Today is February 18th. On this date in 1564, Michelangelo died in Rome. The other teenage mutant ninja turtles were never the same. Also on this date in 1885, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published. Little known fact, Twain’s mustache is still alive and well, and working as a toupee in southern California. Consider this an Open Thread.

The threat from Iran grows ever graver | The Telegraph
“At the last count, 6,208 centrifuges were enriching uranium inside a previously secret plant at Natanz, defying six United Nations resolutions which ban the regime in Tehran from operating a single such machine.”

High Real Unemployment Data Reflect Poorly On Obama | IBD
“The media machine that desperately wants Barack Obama re-elected has turned its focus on what it says are good unemployment numbers. The truth, though, is the job climate in America is miserable.”

Global warming — the great delusion | Fox News
“We go out of our course to make ourselves uncomfortable; the cup of life is not bitter enough to our palate, and we distill superfluous poison to put into it, or conjure up hideous things to frighten ourselves at, which would never exist if we did not make them.”

University study: Fracking hasn’t contaminated groundwater | Hot Air
Good follow-up info relating to my post yesterday about the State Department.

Today’s Word of the Day comes via OneLook.com.
sternutatory : adjective Causing or tending to cause sneezing.