Daily Links - February 28, 2012

Today is February 28th. On this date in 1854, the Republican Party was founded by anti-slavery activists. 158 years later, Republicans are best known for having way too many freaking primary debates. Also on this date, in 1885, AT&T was incorporated. Today, they are best known for dropping c


Lastly, on this date in 1995, the Denver International Airport opened. And it has haunted Jesse Ventura’s dreams ever since. Oh, it’s also National Tooth Fairy Day today. So there’s that.

Fox News Crashes the Oscars, Clooney Shocked on Red Carpet | Fox Nation
“Jesse Watters stops by the Academy Awards to ask celebs questions they probably aren’t used to hearing on the red carpet.”

Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize | Weekly Standard
“Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, the Associated Press reports. Manning is most famous for allegedly leaking troves of classified documents, including State Department cables and Military files, to WikiLeaks.” Says RedStater Leon Wolf: “I hope he wins. Then they can explain why a previous recipient is trying to have the current recipient imprisoned for life.”

Pettiness and Mud | Thomas Sowell
“The only good news for the Republicans coming out of the seemingly endless presidential candidate “debates” is that some Republican leaders are now belatedly thinking about how they can avoid a repetition of this debacle in future elections.”


Obama: When I leave White House, I will buy a Volt | Washington Examiner
“‘And five years from now, when I’m not president anymore, I will buy one and drive it myself,’ he said to the cheering crowd who chanted. ‘Four more years.’”

Today’s Word of the Day comes via Dictionary.com.
pettifog (PET-ee-fog): verb To bicker or quibble over trifles or unimportant matters.


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