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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-03-25 07:49
Subject: [links] Link salad gets home late, sleeps hard but short
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Tags:cancer, events, gay, gender, guns, health, healthcare, links, personal, politics, process, tech, writing
The First 10 Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Boot Camp: 3/26/13 - 3/28/13 — Starting tomorrow, I'm co-teaching an online course from Writers Digest University on novel beginnings. This will led by writer (and friend) Phil Athans, with assistance from agent Carlie Webber and myself.

Nerd Nite #1: Sex, Dying, and the FUTURE! — A reminder, I'll be talking about cancer and genomics tomorrow evening in Portland.

Cancer halted in five patients after treatment with own genetically modified cellsResults of the early-stage trial demonstrate that it may be possible to use the gene-therapy technique to control cancers in relapsed patients. (Via [info]danjite.)

A Strange Computer Promises Great Speed — Because quantum.

How Straight People Paved the Way for Gay Marriage

The county where no one's gay — At least, not if they value their lives. Ah, Sarah Palin's "Real America".

Terry Moran To Karl Rove: ‘You’re Scaring People’ On Gun Issue — Well, duh. That's how Republicans drive votes. Conservative ideas are intellectually bankrupt, objective failures. (Assuming you do remember the Bush administration.) Fear is all the GOP has left.

QotD?: Did you wake up where you expected to?




3/25/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (revisions)
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (interrupted, though I did manage some airplane napping)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (very disrupted sleep hours)
Weight: 243.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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houseboatonstyx
User: houseboatonstyx
Date: 2013-03-25 14:53 (UTC)
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Actually Palin is one of the milder Republicans. Is it really fair to attach her name to so many stories in which she is not really involved? Why not pick on someone your own size, er, gender?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-03-25 15:07 (UTC)
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It's her "Real Americans" comment which really sticks in my craw. That combination of racism, resentment and small-mindedness encapsulates everything that's wrong with the modern GOP in one short phrase.
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houseboatonstyx
User: houseboatonstyx
Date: 2013-03-25 18:45 (UTC)
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Perhaps you should quote it, with a link to full context -- ie to where she posted it on her own site, not to some critic's quote of it. And see if it really fits all the issues you attach her name to, better than the name of some Republican really involved in them.

Do you remember when Gingrich accused the backers of the 'Ground Zero Mosque' of making a 'trophy mosque' and other nasty motives? Palin opposed the project -- by saying it was "too soon" and "would hurt people's feelings". Can you see a difference in those attitudes?

Palin supported contraception -- said that schools should have sex education to teach students about condom use, as some would not learn it from their parents. Contrast this with the attitude of Santorum and others.

Is her 'real Americans' quote (whatever it was) really worse than all statements by the MALE Republicans?


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