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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-03-31 06:29
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Now Read This: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal — My review of [info]maryrobinette's new book is up at Portland Monthly.

Unique coat sale from long ago — This photo is very peculiar.

Swimming On The Hot SideAn elite team of nuclear divers are risking their lives to help save a troubled industry. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Nature-Deficit Disorder

Fossil raindrops tell us a fair bit about ancient atmosphere

RFID Enables Study of Chicken Pessimism — That is my favorite headline of this week.

ESO: Habitable Red Dwarf Planets Abundant — Kryten everywhere?

Etch A Sketch Starts Its Own Campaign — (Via my Dad.)

Judge Morality, Not Theology — Good luck with that one.

Broccoli and Bad Faith — Paul Krugman on the Supreme Court conservatives' willful ignorance on healthcare reform. {t}he idea for the mandate originally came not from liberals but from the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation. (By the way, another pet conservative project — private accounts to replace Social Security — relies on, yes, mandatory contributions from individuals.) Partisan idiocy really is on the march at the highest levels. Scrivener's Error with more on this from a legal perspective, among other interesting things.

Scalia Echoes GOP Buzzwords Against ‘Obamacare’ — Yes, FOX News has a seat on the Supreme Court. I feel so much better knowing this country's judiciary is fair and balanced.

Lights on or off? Earth Hour challenged by Human Achievement Hour — Because conservation is unconservative, and being wise stewards of our world is something Jesus would totally put the hate on. Or something.

Just for living in your American skinSlacktivist Fred Clark on conservative responses to the Trayvon Martin killing. [Liberals] are upset because a child was gunned down with impunity. That ought to upset conservatives too. I appreciate that the Republican Party ca. 2012 has a knee-jerk opposition to anything that President Barack Obama says, but just because Obama is saddened by the senseless killing of a child shouldn’t have to mean that Republicans should reflexively take the other side.

Obama Administration Oddly Scandal-Freelittle over a year ago, Congressman Darrell Issa, who as chairman of the House committee on government oversight is in charge of investigating the Obama administration, called Obama's "one of the most corrupt administrations" in American history. Which is pretty rich, coming from the party of the Nixon, Reagan and Bush administrations. (Via [info]threeoutside, who is skeptical.)

Tea party groups target Senate after presidential 'disappointments' — Oh, joy.

GOP identity crisis worsened Romney's primary struggle — And it couldn't have happened to a nicer flip-flopper? Remember when the GOP thought Kerry's flip-flopping was the worst thing EVAR? Nah, neither do they.

?otd: Ever been up on Mount Hood?




3/31/2012
Writing time yesterday: 4.0 hours (Sunspin: 3.75 hours on Calamity of So Long a Life, 0.25 hours on Their Currents Turn Awry)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.25 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewellingh

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Lisa Costello
User: radiantlisa
Date: 2012-03-31 13:54 (UTC)
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o.0 on the coat sale.

And I think "Chicken Pessimism" is the name of my next band ...
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-04-01 23:43 (UTC)
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>.Slacktivist Fred Clark on conservative responses to the Trayvon Martin killing.<<

I keep seeing responses that start with some form of "Not that I support Trayvon Martin's killer, but..."
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