RedState's Watercooler, 11/28 Open Thread: Deep Diving the WTF Well Again


Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got another dive down the Weird Well of WTF.



Weird News

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This Week In History

  • Sunday, 11/25: Last Redcoats leave NY, 1783; Battle of Missionary Ridge, 1863; war warning sent to US commanders in Pacific, 1941
  • Monday, 11/26: Meade begins fruitless Mine Run campaign, 1863; FDR signs bill establishing fourth-Thursday Thanksgiving, 1941
  • Tuesday, 11/27: Confederate terrorist John Hunt Morgan escapes prison, 1863; Washita River Massacre, 1868; Commie spy Alger Hiss released, 1954
  • Wednesday, 11/28: Magellan reaches Pacific, 1520; Duryea’s Motor Wagon wins America’s first auto race, 1895; first Grand Ole Opry broadcast, 1925
  • Thursday, 11/29: Patriot attack on Ft. Cumberland turned back, 1776; Whitman Massacre, 1847; Byrd flies over South Pole, 1929
  • Friday, 11/30: Preliminary articles for Peace of Paris signed, 1782; Battle of Franklin, 1864; Tanaka’s destroyers defeat Wright’s cruiser ambush at Tassafaronga, 1942
  • Saturday, 12/1: House tasked with deciding Presidential election, 1824; Ford introduces moving assembly line, 1913; Rosa Parks refuses to give up bus seat, 1955

Today’s Birthdays: Lincoln Memorial designer Henry Bacon, 1866; author Rita Mae Brown, 1944; filmmaker Joe Dante, 1946.

Holidays Around the World: Albania celebrates Albanian Flag Day. It’s Independence Day for Mauritania and Panama and Republic Day for Chad and Burundi. Sri Lanka celebrates Heroes’ Day, and Japan observes Hoonko.

In Memoriam: Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens and Greg Richards, Lakewood (WA) P.D., murdered Nov. 29, 2009 by a piece of human vermin paroled by Tax Hike Mike. Rest in peace, old friends, knowing that you are not forgotten. #NeverForgiveNeverForget

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