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

Who wrote the original Frankenstein? — More about Mary Shelley, her husband, textual analysis and the history of a classic. (Thanks to Scrivener’s Error.)

Papercraft Heart Made of Rotating Gears — Wow. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

thirdworld on elections in his native South Africa

How quickly we forgetFor those people who have been worried about the possibility of one party controlling Congress and the White House, the last president to do that, of course, was….? The answer according to CNN is Bill Clinton. Apparently CNN was not politically aware between 2001 and 2006. Your Liberal Media, advancing the conservative agenda once again.

How quickly we forget, II — Republican strategist Ed Rogers, explaining away McCain’s defeat: …no party has kept the White House three terms since World War II. Who knew Bush 41 was a Democrat? ETA: The Washington Post has since edited Rogers’ comments apparently without acknowledging the previous error. Down the memory hole!

Oregonian projection: Merkley defeats Smith to take U.S. Senate seat — A little closer to home, chalk one up for the good guys. At least Smith hasn’t been acting like Norm Coleman.

Magnanimity is nice, but let’s not forget the hideous race John McCain ran…no one is going to be permitted to tell me with a straight face that “oh you know, both sides do it.” Your side was abominable. Your side was hateful. Your side race-baited. Your side gay-baited. Your side lied like we’ve never seen in recent presidential campaign history.

Mandate for Change — An analysis comparing Bush’s victory in 2004, which both Bush and Your Liberal Media consistently interpreted as a political mandate, with Obama’s victory in 2008. (Hint: Obama’s margins are much larger.)

Question of the day: Where is the heart of Texas?


11/6/08
Body movement: 30 minutes on the stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a [forgot to weigh in]
Currently reading: Nightcraft Mother by Shannon Page

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