Diary

Daily Links - January 23, 2012


Today is January 23rd. On this date in 1985, O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame. At the ceremony, O.J. signed many autographs and barely murdered anyone. Also, on this date in 1957, the very first Frisbees were produced by Wham-O toys. Little did they know that the game of Ultimate Frisbee, and its far more dangerous counter-part Super Mega Ultra Death Frisbee, would eventually attract so many frat brahs and hipsters alike. I mean, if they had, they might have just turned off the machines and gone for a coffee instead. In any case, here are today’s links, and as always, this is an Open Thread.

State of the Union address on 1,000th day since Senate Dems passed a budget | Daily Caller
“The last time the Senate passed a budget was April 29, 2009. Senate Budget Committee Republican staff points out that the Senate could have passed a budget without fear of a filibuster, as Senate rules prohibit that action when dealing with a budget.”

Teaching against climate change deniers | Human Events
“The NCSE has created a website filled with propaganda aimed at equipping educators with rhetoric to denounce what they describe as, ‘The Pillars of Climate-Change Denial.’”

Obama’s Organizers Get Defensive About Voter Registration | The Shark Tank
“As you will see in the video, all I did was ask a simple question, and all hell broke loose with her and her people.”

Video: Herman Cain on Newt, Class Warfare, Obama, and Colbert | TIRNation.com

Today’s word of the day comes from Wordsmith.org.
argosy (AHR-GUH-see): noun 1. A large ship, or a fleet of ships, especially one carrying valuable cargo. 2. A rich source or supply. Ex. RedState’s daily links post is an argosy of invaluable information and insight.