Watercooler 3/9 Open Thread: Mittens Flipping Again?, Norris Kicks In

#NeverTrumpwatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

Romney Double-Dealing?

Seems Flippin’ Mittens is being a little disingenuous, or somebody’s being really obtuse about his repeated denials of any interest in running. SOMEBODY filed FEC paperwork last month to start up a formal Romney 2016 campaign org, whether he wants it or not… isn’t the “repeated denial of interest” thing precisely what Julius Caesar said? Or more recently, his much-improved 20th Century kindred spirit Douglas MacArthur?



Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kicking Into Endorsements

Ted Cruz just gained a fairly important endorsement in some circles: Chuck Norris, who’s hitting the campaign trail in NC this weekend. Hey Donald, duck next time!


How Young Is Too Young?

Important question… seems Bernie Sanders doesn’t think the voting age is low enough, at least for the Ohio primary, as the pinko moonbat wants it reduced to 17. Can any of you name any decisions you made at 17 that you didn’t later regret? I’m not sure I can… and that was a heck of a lot more recent than for many of us.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, Mar. 6: Alamo falls, 1836; aspirin patented, 1899; Cronkite signs of for last time, 1981; Yeilding & Vita set transcontinental speed record (64 minutes, 2124 mph) delivering an SR-71 Blackbird to the Smithsonian, 1990
  • Monday, Mar. 7: Bell patents telephone, 1876; bridgehead over the Rhine at Remagen, 1945; “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, AL, 1965;
  • Tuesday, Mar. 8: New York Stock Exchange founded, 1817; first Marines land in Nam, 1965; “Evil Empire” speech, 1983
  • Wednesday, Mar. 9: first US large amphibious assault in Siege of Veracruz, 1847; first duel of ironclads (USS Monitor and CSS Virginia), 1862; Barbie doll debuts, 1959
  • Thursday, Mar. 10: Louisiana formally transferred from France to US, 1804; Senate ratifies treaty ending Mexican-American War, 1848;  NASDAQ peak starts end of Dot-Com Boom, 2000
  • Friday, Mar. 11: Bureau of Indian Affairs established, 1824; Spanish flu pandemic begins, 1918; Lend-Lease Act signed, 1941
  • Saturday, Mar. 12: Coca-Cola first bottled, 1894; Truman Doctrine proclaimed, 1947; three ex-Warsaw Pact members join NATO, 1999

Today’s Birthdays: Explorer Amerigo Vespucci, 1454; author/actor Mickey Spillane, 1918; astronaut Yuri Gagarin, 1934; chessmaster Bobby Fischer, 1943

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia.


Random Findings From the Internet

Ever see the flag at Half Staff and have trouble figuring out why? The folks at HalfStaff.org have your number, including an embedded widget for websites–hey, Leon, if you read this can we get it added to the front page, please?–and an email reminder service.


Quote of the Day

Inspired by the GOP’s seeming determination to screw what should have been a can’t-lose election By The Numbers…

If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.–Edward A. Murphy, of “Murphy’s Law” fame

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Something on your mind? Sound Off here! No, really, I mean it–most of the good stuff today has already been covered here, so if you have something juicy by all means please share with the class.



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