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[links] Link salad, lunch break edition

Top secret repair job was no wind-up — Real life clockpunk. Thanks to kadath for the tip!

Retrofuture: To the Stars! — Classic SFnal art from Western and Soviet sources.

Gore and Bush Chat About Global Warming — Money shot:
Mr. Bush’s press secretary, Dana Perino, told reporters the president is willing to let bygones be bygones.

“This president does not harbor any resentments,” she said. “He never has.”
Wow, that is mighty white of the president. Nice to know he's so big about how it all went down in 2000: Bush's popular victory but looming defeat in the electoral college, Gore's cousin making a bad call on national news while working closely with Clinton's former political strategist, the "white collar riot" the Democrats staged to stop the Florida recount, Gore's fixed Supreme Court vote that snatched the decision out of the Florida court's hands in contravention of every conservative principle of state's rights.

Or am I misremembering something here?

(Thanks to shsilver and others.)

The Sudan teddy bear incident — This is precisely why I argue so forcefully against a mixing of religion and politics. How can a nonbeliever be guilty of blasphemy? Just because you believe something doesn't make it true. Your religious convictions have no binding on my behavior in a civil context. Every Christian who argues for prayer in school, Intelligent Design, the Ten Commandments in a court of law, or heteronormative oppression in the name of Biblical precepts, is imposing their subjective personal mythology on the objective world in this same way, with the same patently illogical and shameful results. I unquestioningly support your right to your religious beliefs without respect to my personal opinion of them, but equally so I unquestioningly oppose your right to impose the consequences of your religious beliefs on anyone else.

Google’s New Search — for Cheap, Clean Electricity — I am starting to view Google as a social change agent, pure and simple.

Rich and poor gird for climate change - UN report — Al Gore's lackies have spread their liberal lies everywhere! Will the conservative movement ever own up to how dead wrong it has been on climate change? Eventually even the most die hard trailer park crank may have to realize that Rush Limbaugh does not in fact know more about climate than, say, the vast majority of the world's climatologists. Perhaps as his single-wide floats down the Mississippi...
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