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Welcome to a new page on the calendar, and back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Hard to believe we’ve only got two months left of 2017… Tim’e’s wasting, so let’s get down to business. Here’s all the day’s snooze that’s unfit for print…
- A birthday that never should have been: Communism turns 100.
- Edward Klein: Proof of Andrew McCabe’s duplicity, treachery and asshattery at FBI.
- Good News, Bad News: Good news, North Korean tunnel collapse takes out nuke team. Bad news… next Chernobyl or Fukushima?
- Former Harvard Law dean: Time to dump ‘Safe Spaces’ in favor of ‘Brave Spaces’?
- Delayed by first the Korean War, then Hurricane Irma… Pa. man FINALLY gets to attend his brother’s wedding.
- Fresh crapper controversy: A BOBCAT in the bathroom?
- Halloween prank criminalized: Teens dress as shrubbery in a park. WTF, New Jersey, don’t y’all have anything BETTER to do, like go after REAL, VIOLENT criminals?
- Speaking of “WTF”… Chocolate-covered HEROIN?!
This Week In History
- Sunday, 10/29:Oregon’s Mt. Hood named, 1792; ARPANET’s first computer-to-computer link, 1969; John Glenn returns to space as oldest astronaut, 1998
- Monday, 10/30: Helena, Mont. founded after nearby gold discovery, 1864; Welles & Wells’ Great “War of the Worlds” nationwide freakout, 1938; Jackie Robinson signs with Dodgers, 1945
- Tuesday, 10/31: Luther’s theses begin Protestant Reformation, 1517; Winfield Scott steps down, 1861; first transcon highway, Lincoln Highway, dedicated, 1913
- Wednesday, 11/1: Adams moves into White House, 1800; first H-bomb tested, 1952; MPAA film rating system introduced, 1968
- Thursday, 11/2: The Dakotas gain statehood, 1889; first commercial US radio broadcast, 1920; Spruce Goose’s only flight, 1947; MLK Day signed into law, 1983
- Friday, 11/3: Continental Army disbanded, 1783; Black Bart’s last stagecoach heist, 1883; Nixon coins “Silent Majority,” 1969
- Saturday, 11/4: Battle of Johnsonville, 1864; Tut’s tomb discovered, 1922; last US open-air nuke test, 1962; Ronaldus Maximus elected President, 1980
Today’s Birthdays: Author Stephen Crane, 1871; pro wrestler Bobby Heenan, 1944; software developer Mitch Kapor, 1950; singer Big Kenny, 1963; overhyped celebretard Jenny McCarthy, 1972.
Holidays Around the World: It’s All Saints’ Day. It’s the first day of Dia de los Muertes in Mexico, Antigua and Barbuda celebrates their Independence Day, and the poor deprived sorts who refuse to accept humanity’s place at top of the food chain have World Vegan Day.
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.
Gratuitous Gun Giveaways
- *American Handgunner magazine, for an SCCY CPX-3 .380ACP or Glock 19 Gen 5 9mm pistol package: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for a Canik TP9 SFx 9mm, CZ-USA P-10C 9mm, Coonan Arms .357 Magnum 1911 or EAA Tanfoglio pistol package: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Savage 10BA Stealth .308 bolt-action rifle or V3 Field Sport AR-pattern 5.56 rifle: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- GrabAGun, for a Savage Model 11 Long Range Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor bolt-action rifle: http://grabagun.com/giveaway
- Springfield Armory, for a 1911 Range Officer Elite Target .45 pistol: http://www.springfield-armory.com/resources/giveaways/
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry.
Quote of the Day
Read not to contradict and confute, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.–Sir Francis Bacon
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. And as so eloquently coined by ntrepid, “Thanks for the click! Your effort helps fund future posts of this nature.” Think that to compensate for the non-carnivorous sorts out there, I’m gonna go see if Mickey D’s can build me another Quad Quarter Pounder again…
“It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.”–Voltaire
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