John Klima talks about guidelines and open submissions — Another shot fired in the "closed anthology" discussion, except he wasn't aiming there. Also, read through to james_nicoll's comment five or six comments down in this thread. It's about the funniest thing I've seen in ages.
jeffvandermeer Sums up his thinking in a separate post
An appreciation of copy editors — Snurched from cranky_editors.
catsparx rants on Australian spec fic — Lot of good stuff in there with general applicability.
Ann Coulter on that pesky female suffrage — "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine..." Ah, this must be more of those conservative values which us extreme secular Western liberals are undermining with our push to institute Shariate Law. (Because you all know how much progressives like me love the bloody embrace of religious extremism.) If women continue to vote, the terrorists have won!
More on genocide, in the form of a book review. — Per my earlier post about the Armenian Genocide. (Thanks to karindira.)
Wingnut trashing of 12 year old boy began in [Republican] Senator McConnell's office — Mmm, family values. If you can't get 'em on the issues, savage their kids. (The creeps on Michelle Malkin's blog have been posting the Graeme kid's home address, for example.)