RedState's Watercooler, 8/29 Open Thread: Weird News


Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got an unfortunate development: Drill of the Month is on hiatus until I find more material.


Weird News

Weird News is compiled with assistance from Northwest news-aggregator site Orbusmax.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 8/26: Washington urges Hessians to desert British Army, 1776; 2nd Bull Run campaign begins, 1862; first televised MLB baseball game, 1939
  • Monday, 8/27: Attack on Cape Hatteras, 1861; Krakatoa kB!, 1883; Red Scare dominates politics, 1952
  • Tuesday, 8/28: “I Have A Dream” speech, 1963; Chicago DNC riots, 1968; first USAF ace since Korea, 1972
  • Wednesday, 8/29: First Indian reservation established,  1758; Ishi, last Stone Age Indian, found in California, 1911; Air Force Academy opens, 1958
  • Thursday, 8/30: Herod’s Temple destroyed, AD 70; Battle of Richmond, 1862; MacArthur lands in Japan, 1945
  • Friday, 8/31: Livingston begins term as first Governor of NJ, 1776; Sherman begins offensive against Atlanta, 1864; Edison patents first movie  projector, 1897
  • Saturday, 9/1: San Luis Obispo, CA, founded, 1772; Narcissa Whitman reaches Walla Walla, 1836; SR-71 Blackbird sets New York-London speed record, 1974; KAL 007 shootdown, 1983 (NEVER FORGIVE, NEVER FORGET!)

Today’s Birthdays: Philosopher John Locke, 1632; electric car-starter inventor Charles Kettering, 1876; TV host Robin Leach, 1941

Holidays Around the World: Ukraine celebrates Miners’ Day and Poland has Municipal Police Day. India has Telugu Language Day, and Slovakia celebrates the anniversary of their uprising against the Nazis.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.


Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

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Fire Mission Request

If you know anyone in Washington, we Evergreen State gun owners implore you to urge them to vote NO on the insidious gun-grab that is Bloomberg and assoted local billionaires’ Initiative 1639. Please check out the facts at, and ask them to take a good look at that site and see for themselves just how bad this heap of crap that among other things demands gun owners give up our HIPPA privacy rights really is. This is an All Hands On Deck situation, we need all the help we can get!


Quote of the Day

One which aptly describes our enemies, which we too must adopt:

Victory belongs to the most persevering.–Napoleon


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