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Watercooler 4/6 Open Thread: Morning After, Weird Files, If RS Were High School

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 13:09
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#NeverTrumpwatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

The Morning After, Wisconsin Edition

Looks like Kasich did it again, pulling Cruz just below the Winner Take All threshold with his fresh infusion of George Soros’s Nazi blood money. What is it going to take for people to see this Liberal Democrat-in-all-but-self-identification saboteur for exactly what he is? There’s a reason “always Republican in the General” Erick Erickson went to the extreme measure of putting his own personal Burn Notice out on the guy so long ago…

From the Weird Files:

This Week In History

  • Sunday, Apr. 3: Richmond falls, 1865; Jesse James killed, 1882; Marshall Plan signed, 1948; Osborne 1, first portable computer, unveiled, 1981
  • Monday, Apr. 4: Final US Flag layout (13 stripes, one star for each state) adopted, 1818; loss of dirigible USS Akron, 1933; NATO established, 1949
  • Tuesday, Apr. 5: Washington first uses veto power, 1792;Civil War Battle of Yorktown starts, 1862; Japanese carrier raid on Colombo, 1942
  • Wednesday, Apr. 6: Civil War Battles of Shiloh, 1862, and Sailor’s Creek, 1865; first modern Olympics, 1896; Early Bird, first commercial communications satellite, launched, 1965
  • Thursday, Apr. 7: Lewis & Clark break Mandan camp to continue west, 1805; US carrier air sinks Japanese battleship Yamato, 1945; Ebert’s first film review published, 1967
  • Friday, Apr. 8: Supreme Court strikes down unapportioned income tax, 1895; Longacre Square in Manhattan renamed Times Square, 1904; Grace Hopper’s team starts developing COBOL, 1959
  • Saturday, Apr. 9: Lee surrenders, 1865; Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial, 1939; first flights of Boeing 737, 1967, and BAe-built Concorde, 1969

Today’s Birthdays: planebuilder Donald Douglas, 1892; TASER inventor Jack Cover, 1920; DNA co-discoverer James Watson, 1928; author Vince Flynn, 1966

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.

Brief Personal Rant

Some people around here have been big on using an obscure reference to Leave it to Beaver’s Eddie Haskell. You might even think it’s cute, but to some of us it’s just a dogwhistle whining about “Mom, that uppity smart kid won’t let me beat him up and take his lunch money!” Let me explain a little: maybe it’s different for you all, but I can relate to Ted Cruz–usually having been the smartest person in the room, not really fitting well with others, long on conviction and short on charisma… it’s not difficult to see a case where he might have ‘been me before I was me.’ I’m not trying to be quarrelsome, just to remind everybody that we have all kinds here at RS–the jocks and cheerleaders clinging to bygone glory-days, the pop-collar preppies born in the right families and earmarked to the right schools, the Popularity Contest Winners, and the Isolated Loner Brainiacs like myself–and to remember that we’re here and contributing to the #NeverTrump cause too.

This does suggest a possible avenue of conversation that might be fun, though… if RedState were high school, who would we all be?

Quote of the Day

In recognition of the parallels between our win in Wisconsin and the Battle of Britain:
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”–Winston Churchill

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. That’s it for this week, time for me to stop talking and get off the gym stage before I embarrass myself. Have fun, kids! :)


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