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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-19 08:16
Subject: [links] Link salad for a busy Sunday
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Tags:links, personal, politics, publishing, writing

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.

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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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2008-10-19 18:06 (UTC)
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The important thing about the Powell endorsement is not what it means to people like you and me, who lost respect for Powell when he shilled for the Iraq war, but to people unlike you and me, who respect Powell because of his support for the Iraq war.
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