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Watercooler 1-11 Open Thread: Gun Rights Roundup

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 15:29
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watercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

A Shoutout

I’d like to extend a special shout-out to my friends visiting from–for us Constitutionally-minded sorts in the Occupied Northwet one of the few “safe spaces” to be had. TRIGGER WARNING: Firearms Content Ahead, you Butthurt Little Snowflakes out there in La-La Land are advised to leave OUR Safe Space and go back to your own.

Gun Rights Roundup

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 1/8: First State of the Union address, 1790; Battle of New Orleans, 1815; Crazy Horse’s last battle, 1877; Hollerith patents punch-card computing, 1889
  • Monday, 1/9: Paine publishes Common Sense, 1776; Battle of Bear Valley ends Indian Wars, 1918; MacArthur and 6th Army re-invade Luzon, 1945
  • Tuesday, 1/10: Siege of Dunlap’s Station (near Cincinnati), 1791; Spindletop gusher sparks modern petroleum industry, 1901; Army bounces radio signal off Moon, 1946
  • Wednesday, 1/11: CSS Alabama sinks USS Hatteras, 1863; Grand Canyon made National Monument, 1908; American League owners adopt Designated Hitter rule, 1973
  • Thursday, 1/12: Kenesaw Mountain Landis elected first MLB Commissioner, 1921; Hattie Caraway first woman elected to Senate, 1932; Operation Chopper starts US combat in Vietnam, 1962
  • Friday, 1/13: Great Fire of New Orleans, 1830; Treaty of Cahuenga ends Mexican-American War, 1847; Marines invade Hawaii, 1893; Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison concert, 1968
  • Saturday, 1/14: Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris, 1784; Casablanca Conference between FDR and Churchill, 1943; Huygens probe lands on Titan, 2005

Today’s Birthdays: Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, 1755; Western Union founder Ezra Cornell, 1807; racer-engineer Carroll Shelby, 1923; WordPress co-creator Matt Mullenweg, 1984

Holidays Around the World: It’s National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Also, Albania celebrates Republic Day, Japan has Kagami biraki, Morocco has Independence Manifesto Day and Tunisia observes Children’s Day.

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.

Gratuitous Gun Giveaways

*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry. Aero Precision giveaways give me one entry each for the first ten people who use my referral link. The author has no personal or business relationship with Diamondback Firearms.

Quote of the Day

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that you’ve sampled from my modest tray of offerings, the breakroom table’s wide open to offer your own tasty morsels…

#NoQuarter #TheParty’sOver

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