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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-05-14 04:51
Subject: [links] Link salad can dance if it wants to
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Special Needs in Strange Worlds | Jay Lake – Cancer and Writing — A weekend reacharound repost, because I think this is important. In which I guest blog at Bookworm Blues.

Behind Every Great Novelist — Oh, how true… (Thanks to [info]goulo.)

Fantasy Philately: Collecting Stamps from Tatooine and Alderaan? — (Thanks to [info]scarlettina.)

Women are better than men — Roger Ebert is, as usual, interesting.

Radioactive man? Milford resident pulled over by state police — Weird. (Thanks to my Aunt M.)

Human-Caused Lunar Methane — Hahahaha. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

It’s Not So Lonely at the Top: Ecosystems Thrive High in the Sky — The Amazon tepuis. I would love to go see these. (Via my Dad.)

Capitalists and Other Psychopaths — More on the psychopath ratio on Wall Street. Language Log injects a note of reality into the discussion.

“At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”Pharygula takes issue with Obama's comments on gay marriage.

Top GOP Pollster to GOP: Reverse On Gay Issues — I'd love to see this happen, but it isn't going to. The GOP is enslaved to its base, which continues to slaver for an ever more closed and intolerant society. And a lot of Republican figures would have to eat a hell of a lot of crow to walk back their stance on gay marriage. (Via my Aunt M.)

Evangelicals Unhappy With GOP’s Gay Marriage Strategy — Huh. Whaddaya know?

U.S. Ranks as 25th Best Country to Be a MotherA woman in the United States is more than seven times as likely to die of a pregnancy-related cause in her lifetime than a woman in Italy or Ireland. Gee, I wonder which political movement in this country is dedicated to undermining women's health at every turn, and fiercely opposed to ay efforts to rationalize and improve the healthcare system. We're number 25! Thanks, conservative America.

Romney, bullying, and me [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Another weekend reacharound repost, because I think this is important, and the comments I got on both sides of the blog are also important.

Republicans only interfere with moralsRepublicans claim to be the party of small government, but the reality is that they're the party of using government when they see fit. When dealing with religious beliefs, Republicans talk about government staying out of the way. When it comes to personal choices dealing with relationships, what religion others follow, or choices about a women's body, small government rhetoric is pushed aside and intrusive government arrives with a vengeance.

Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia — Unfortunately, here at home we will never see any review of the Bush administration's conduct concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As any conservative can tell you, blow jobs are much more important than the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people on knowingly false premises. So is Kenyan Muslim socialism. (Via [info]danjite.)

?otd: Can you leave your friends behind? (Note the importance of proper apostrophe placement, or lack thereof, in that question.)




5/14/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (Kalimpura copy edits)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Weight: 244.4 (!!!)
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo

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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2012-05-14 14:44 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
> Unfortunately, here at home we will never see any review of the Bush administration's conduct concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As any conservative can tell you, blow jobs are much more important than the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people on knowingly false premises.

Can't blame this just on conservatives (though I certainly agree that conservatives would not want to persecute Bush for his offenses). Obama was happy to "move forward" and entrench a tradition of presidents being able to get away with all kinds of crimes and outrages, for obvious reasons of his own cynical self-interest. He wouldn't want some future administration persecuting him for his Bush-like actions.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-05-14 14:45 (UTC)
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Fair enough, unfortunately.
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mmegaera
User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-05-14 21:46 (UTC)
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I've wanted to visit a tepui ever since I read a romance (the protagonists were scientists on a field expedition) set on one twenty-odd years ago. And, no, don't ask me the title, I don't remember what it was [wry g].

And yeah, the whole morality thing is my biggest beef with the Republican party, as well as most Big Three religious members.
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