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Fact of the Day– May 15, 2009

Exactly how influential was William Shakespeare?  All of these commonly used phrases were first used in Shakespeare’s work: “One fell swoop”, “vanish into thin air”, “play fast and loose”, “in a pickle”, “foul play”, “tower of strength”, “flesh and blood”,  and “with bated breath.” For more on Shakespeare, check this site out.


Unspeakable Abu Ghraib Torture Allegations

I don’t even know what to say, besides praying that these allegations aren’t true.

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh had this to say in a recent speech to the ACLU:


Go Away, Nancy Pelosi

This is tiresome. BBC reports:


Fact of the Day– May 14, 2009

Google was hacked. At least, we think so. Reuters:


Michael Steele Responds to Obama’s “Ribbing” at Correspondent’s Dinner

Now this is funny. If you didn’t see Obama’s performance at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last weekend, you missed out. Watch his whole “speech” here.

This was one of the best parts:


Fact of the Day– May 13, 2009

The entire Encyclopedia Brittanica is banned in the state of Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. More dumb laws can be found here.


Fact of the Day– May 12, 2009

According to Chuck Shepherd’s News of the Weird, Great Britain seems to be going a bit overboard with their safety regulations:


Attention Conservatives: Stop Selectively Quoting The Founding Fathers.

Many Conservatives don’t seem to understand that the world has fundamentally changed in the last 200 years. It’s not heresy to suggest that some of the ideas of the founding fathers are outdated. You get nowhere trying to explain that capitalism can’t ran rampant, or that the expansion of our agribusiness neccesitates federal oversight to keep us healthy, so let’s put this in terms that Sean Hannity could understand:

National defense. The military.

Guess what, Hannity? The founders of this great nation were adamantly opposed to the concept of a standing army.


Fact of the Day– May 11, 2009

So much for the necessity of an education… did you know that legendary American author Mark Twain did not even complete elementary school?