Daily Links - January 11, 2012

Today would be Alexander Hamilton’s 257th birthday. I would also like to say Happy Birthday to my mother, who is not 257, and to my sister, who probably isn’t either. Today is also National Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day, truly a sacred tradition.

No More Go-along-to-Get-along | Gov. Rick Perry
“For far too long, insiders from both parties have played these games. Talk up fiscal responsibility, but spend big. Talk about a federal government that fulfills its basic responsibilities, but then vote to expand it beyond all recognition so that it cannot possibly do so. Talk about doing what’s right, but then do what the establishment wants instead.”

Lucas: Hollywood Wouldn’t Back My Film Due to All Black Cast | Newsbusters
“Hollywood said, ‘No.’ Just remember that the next time some movie star or film director calls Republicans or members of the Tea Party racist.”

DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting | Washington Examiner
“Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year — and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as “the enemy,” has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly.”

Major Victory for Religious Liberty Against Obama Administration Attack | NRO
“In its unanimous ruling today in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church v. EEOC, the Supreme Court held that the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause bar ministers from invoking the employment-discrimination laws against the religious organizations that employ them.”

Today’s Word Of The Day comes courtesy Wordsmith.org. Pitch perfect, post primary.
Dysthymia (dis-THY-mee-uh): A mild depression.