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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-18 04:50
Subject: [links] Link salad has boogied back to Texas
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A Place to Remember — A memorial effort for the late, great Mark Bourne is seeking funds to dedicate a bench along his favorite walking path. Please support this if you can. (Via Marti McKenna.)

6 Horrifying Implications of the Harry Potter Universe — Hahahah.

The dictator's dream: Gaddafi's son ordered cruise ship complete with shark tank

Getting out more than you put in: an overly efficient LED

It’s About Immigrants, Not Irishness

Slave master becomes an abolitionist

The Old Feminists Were Right

Moroccan Girl, Forced To Marry Her Rapist, Kills Herself. Where Do These Backwards People Get These Crazy Ideas? — From the Bible of course. So why aren't fundamentalist Christians, who claim to follow the literal interpretation of the Bible, out smiting and killing people in the name of the Lord? (Most of them aren't, anyway.) Why aren't they picketing seafood restaurants, screaming at people to turn back and save their souls before they eat the unclean food?

Conservative Christianity and Its Discontents

Are there moderates left in the GOP? — Surprisingly, yes. Which I really have to wonder about, given that the GOP has long since become wholly hostage to angry trailer park cranks in deep denial of reality.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Capitalism — Remember, our Republican friends believe in less regulation. Do you think Goldman Sachs needed less oversight?

?otd: When's the last time you were in the Lone Star state?

Writing time yesterday: 3.5 hours (1.25 hours on WRPA (teaching prep), 2.25 hours on Little Dog)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

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User: etcet
Date: 2012-03-18 13:32 (UTC)
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the GOP has long since become wholly hostage to angry trailer park cranks in deep denial of reality.

Only on their social agenda; their economic policies are still those of the 1%... which makes their thoroughgoing support from people who are demonstrably being fucked over financially, that much more nauseating.
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User: history_monk
Date: 2012-03-18 18:41 (UTC)
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What constitutes a self-described moderate amongst Republicans? I wouldn't be at all surprised if that included, for example, global warming denial, opposition to all abortions and sending all the illegal immigrants home immediately.
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mlerules: MLE
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-03-18 16:42 (UTC)
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Qx o' Day: I've only ever been in TX once. Hubby 'n' I drove through a slice of't on our way from SoCal to Carlsbad Caverns many many years back.
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User: thesaucernews
Date: 2012-03-18 17:45 (UTC)
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I live there.
And such.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-03-18 23:51 (UTC)
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Almost a year ago. And I will be there again two weeks from Tuesday (my mother lives there).
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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-03-19 00:13 (UTC)
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AoTD: never been in Texas, although oddly enough, Austin is one of the places I'm considering moving, if I decide to leave Baltimore.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-03-19 22:29 (UTC)
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>>Remember, our Republican friends believe in less regulation. Do you think Goldman Sachs needed less oversight?<<

I've already tried pointing out to some folks that massive deregulation would mean that many of the illegal activities they yell and gripe about (possibly even Corzine's) would've been rendered legal.
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User: cissa
Date: 2012-03-22 00:14 (UTC)
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The thing that most made me reject Christianity was actually, myself, reading the bible.

There are far too many rules in it that are unsupportable in terms of their inequity toward women/girls.

And- when I brought that up- no Christians had a good explanation.
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