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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-27 06:15
Subject: [links] Link salad, Monday edition with bonus weekend reacharound
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Some weekend coolness on this blog which you might have missed:

Colors in a Fabric Store [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Knitting a Coral Reef [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Mother of the Child’s Art Opening [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Also, if you have opinions about where to find good pizza, speak up! [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Interrupting Gelastic Jew with an interesting take on female characters in film and fiction — An argument against hypercompetence.

mevennen is very funny about Halloween — Not for the squeamish, though it is work safe.

Beneath the south pole of Saturn — More astronomical awesomeness from APOD.

Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist — I confess to being quite suspicious of the methodology of any study which can claim The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left, but this is interesting reading that certainly runs counter to my own perceptions. (Thanks to lordofallfools.)

What’s black and red and wrong all over?The Edge of the American West with a hilarious grassroots Obama campaign video. Well, hilarious if you think McCain’s charges of socialism are misguided. (If you do believe them, you might want to look up the definition of “socialism.” Hint: It’s not “things conservatives disagree with.”)

Republican fears of historic Obama landslide unleash civil war for the future of the party — You know, the Permanent Majority fell less than two years ago. And we’ve all seen how incredibly successful the conservative vision of government has been. I could almost feel sorry for the Republicans, except after almost thirty years of smug and righteous nastiness from the GOP, I don’t think I have it in me, liberal traitor that I am.

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 226.2
Currently reading: The Best of C.M. Kornbluth

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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In a heaven of people only some want to fly: strange girl
User: chipmunk_planet
Date: 2008-10-27 16:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:strange girl
Good Lord. They think Palin is the next Ronnie?

Excuse me while I gouge my eyes out.
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User: andrewwheeler
Date: 2008-10-27 17:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The methodology of that UCLA study is bizarre, and the fact that it relies on someone else's ranking of how "liberal" or "conservative" an advocacy organization is makes it even more dubious. If it were based on some kind of weighted average of the scores from a number of similar ranking groups -- on both sides -- it would still be a silly way to try to capture bias, but it would look slightly less stupid.

I suspect that, if someone really dug into the methodology, there would be many more things to object to -- are any sources of facts considered unbiased? are any sources more biased than others?
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2008-10-28 06:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
Jeez, that article about the Republican schism is creepy and bizarre - so many of them actually think Palin should be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012? Boggle.
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