Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad for a busy Sunday

Non Sequitur on writers and cartoonists — I’m looking at you, Howard Tayler. (The man is a highly accomplished SF novelist who happens to publish in daily cartoon format.)

The economics of the bookstore — In case you were wondering how that end of the world works. Links back to another great piece by Andrew Wheeler. (Nicked from paul_m_jessup.)

2 N.Va. GOP Leaders: ‘I’ve Had Enough With My Party’ — Apparently it’s fine for Republicans to call Democrats “communists”, but it’s shameful for Republicans to call other Republicans communists. Another case of “It’s OK if you’re a Republican”, I guess. Whatever happened to Reagan’s eleventh commandment? The Permanent Majority must have dragged it along when they left the building.

Powell Endorses Obama — I’m not as excited about this as some people seem to be, but then unlike most liberal-progressives I can actually remember Colin Powell shilling for the Bush administration’s cynical mendacity in the run-up to the Iraq War. So, um, the endorsement of a serial liar and prime enabler of the worst foreign policy disaster in modern American history is supposed to matter? ETA: My Aunt M points out that this might bring in votes from some pro-war conservatives who are otherwise uncomfortable with McCain.


10/19/08
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.6
Currently reading: The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two by Anu Garg

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