Today is August 14th. Today the Daily Links returns after a prolonged hiatus due to preparation for the RedState Gathering. • On this date in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. Also on this date, in 2025, the whole thing went bankrupt and fell apart, probably. • On this date in 1945, President Harry Truman revealed Japan’s unconditional surrender and the end of World War II. When asked how it felt being able to deliver the news, Truman replied that “it was the bomb!” • On this date in 1980, PETA was formed. Little known fact, they originally wanted to call it PECA, or People for the Exposure of Celebrity Asses, but decided that was a little too “on the nose”. • And finally, today is National Creamsicle Day, or as Ben Howe likes to call it, “every day”. Consider this an Open Thread.
Biden on Romney: ‘They’re going to put y’all back in chains’ | Free Beacon
“Vice President Joe Biden told supporters that Republicans would ‘put y’all back in chains,’ during a campaign speech Tuesday in Danville, Va.”
Sununu to CNN host: ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead’ | Washington Times
“‘I’ve got the CBO report right here,’ he continued. ‘Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this.’”
The Unbearable Lightness of Being a ‘GOP Pro’ | Weekly Standard
“When ‘GOP pros’ are most full of fear and apprehension about Republican prospects—for example, Reagan in 1980, Gingrich in 1994, and the Tea Party in 2010—Republicans tend to do well.”
California’s Prop 37: A feast for lawyers | Daily Caller
“And even though health fears about GMO/GE products have been debunked by virtually every scientific authority to look into the matter — from the AMA to the World Health Organization, and including science reporting in such perhaps unexpected venues as Mother Jones and the Huffington Post — voters in a new Pepperdine poll still approve of the idea by a lopsided 69 to 22 percent.”
Citizens United Film Schedule for the RNC | Citizens United
“Citizens United is proud to present the Citizens United Theater at Liberty Plaza at this year’s Republican National Committee in Tampa, Florida.”
ex officio (EKS uh-FISH-ee-oh): adverb, adjective: By virtue of one’s official position. For example, the US Vice President is the ex officio president of the US Senate.