The Morning After, Wisconsin Edition
Looks like Kasich did it again, pulling Cruz just below the Winner Take All threshold with his fresh infusion of George Soros’s Nazi blood money. What is it going to take for people to see this Liberal Democrat-in-all-but-self-identification saboteur for exactly what he is? There’s a reason “always Republican in the General” Erick Erickson went to the extreme measure of putting his own personal Burn Notice out on the guy so long ago…
From the Weird Files:
- 20 to Life for stealing $30 of candy bars? Yep, if you’re a habitual offender in Louisiana. A one-time youthful indiscretion would be one thing, but at this guy’s age and recidivism…
- Your Tax Dollars at Work: TSA drops $1.4 mil for its Randomizer “left arrow/right arrow” iPad app. ONE CODER creates same exact functionality for far less in TEN MINUTES. WTF?!
- What IS it with marine mammals and California highways?
- Remember the Super Shotgun (double-barrel pump-gun) in DOOM? It’s real, the DP-12… but if two barrels aren’t enough, how ’bout FOUR?
- 9-year-old journalist scoops the pros, provokes Epic Level Butthurtz from them. Reply? “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computers and do something about the news. There, is that cute enough for you?“
- Not Weird, but lacking anywhere else to put this: RIP Merle Haggard.
This Week In History
- Sunday, Apr. 3: Richmond falls, 1865; Jesse James killed, 1882; Marshall Plan signed, 1948; Osborne 1, first portable computer, unveiled, 1981
- Monday, Apr. 4: Final US Flag layout (13 stripes, one star for each state) adopted, 1818; loss of dirigible USS Akron, 1933; NATO established, 1949
- Tuesday, Apr. 5: Washington first uses veto power, 1792;Civil War Battle of Yorktown starts, 1862; Japanese carrier raid on Colombo, 1942
- Wednesday, Apr. 6: Civil War Battles of Shiloh, 1862, and Sailor’s Creek, 1865; first modern Olympics, 1896; Early Bird, first commercial communications satellite, launched, 1965
- Thursday, Apr. 7: Lewis & Clark break Mandan camp to continue west, 1805; US carrier air sinks Japanese battleship Yamato, 1945; Ebert’s first film review published, 1967
- Friday, Apr. 8: Supreme Court strikes down unapportioned income tax, 1895; Longacre Square in Manhattan renamed Times Square, 1904; Grace Hopper’s team starts developing COBOL, 1959
- Saturday, Apr. 9: Lee surrenders, 1865; Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial, 1939; first flights of Boeing 737, 1967, and BAe-built Concorde, 1969
Today’s Birthdays: planebuilder Donald Douglas, 1892; TASER inventor Jack Cover, 1920; DNA co-discoverer James Watson, 1928; author Vince Flynn, 1966
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
Brief Personal Rant
Some people around here have been big on using an obscure reference to Leave it to Beaver’s Eddie Haskell. You might even think it’s cute, but to some of us it’s just a dogwhistle whining about “Mom, that uppity smart kid won’t let me beat him up and take his lunch money!” Let me explain a little: maybe it’s different for you all, but I can relate to Ted Cruz–usually having been the smartest person in the room, not really fitting well with others, long on conviction and short on charisma… it’s not difficult to see a case where he might have ‘been me before I was me.’ I’m not trying to be quarrelsome, just to remind everybody that we have all kinds here at RS–the jocks and cheerleaders clinging to bygone glory-days, the pop-collar preppies born in the right families and earmarked to the right schools, the Popularity Contest Winners, and the Isolated Loner Brainiacs like myself–and to remember that we’re here and contributing to the #NeverTrump cause too.
This does suggest a possible avenue of conversation that might be fun, though… if RedState were high school, who would we all be?
Quote of the Day
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. That’s it for this week, time for me to stop talking and get off the gym stage before I embarrass myself. Have fun, kids! 🙂