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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-13 09:03
Subject: [links] Link salad is same as it ever was
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An audio version of my short story "Jesus and the Cowboys" is up at Starship Sofa

Neanderthal Genome UnraveledBut the researchers confirmed that the ancient hominid did share with us the only gene known to be implicated in speech and language, FoxP2... Wow.

Periodic Table of the Elephants — (Thanks to safewrite.)

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Koala Rescued From Australia Fires — (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

The Pink Gorilla Suit — Or, why being a cop can suck. (Thanks to danjite.)

From the 2009-02-12 Senate calendarAt 11:30am there will be a ceremony honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda. Really? He was born there?

Obama's Legislative Victory Comes at High Cost — Karl Rove on Obama's governing style: House Republicans had the wisdom to continue to talk to the Obama White House. This made them look gracious, even as the president edged toward a "my way or the highway" attitude. Um... um... um... um... um...

?otD: My God...what have I done?

Body movement: 50 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: sheelangig
Date: 2009-02-13 17:17 (UTC)
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AotD: Anything you liked.
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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2009-02-13 17:29 (UTC)
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I'm astounded at the absolute lack of any memory the Republicans seem to have, especially regarding "my way or the highway." I think someone should show them the dictionary definition of hypocrite. Rove of all people certainly doesn't know what gracious means.
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User: mastadge
Date: 2009-02-13 17:44 (UTC)
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Speaking of quickly forgetting, I wonder how Michelle Obama feels about this "Making Work Pay" business after her mocking last year's tax credit: "You're getting $600 - what can you do with that? Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month," she said. "The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."
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User: prof_brotherton
Date: 2009-02-13 19:41 (UTC)
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You're with him or against him, and clearly you're against him so he can stop listening to you.
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User: evaleastaristev
Date: 2009-02-13 17:47 (UTC)
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The Pink Gorilla suit story had me almost snorting my Emergen-C.
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User: bodandra
Date: 2009-02-13 18:50 (UTC)
Subject: Jay! You are so EVIL!
I think I can finally stop crying. Pink Gorilla and dope fiends Unite!
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User: prof_brotherton
Date: 2009-02-13 19:40 (UTC)
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It is helpful to remember that Rove's purpose in writing is to help his side win, or look like they won, no matter the facts. Conservatives are more interested in the appearance of winning than actual winning.
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User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2009-02-13 20:58 (UTC)
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Ahhhhhh, the LawDog Files. He posts some hilarious anecdotes, let me tell ya. Pink Gorilla Suit is a classic. It's worth a trip through his blogspot's archives for the liquid-horking-through-nose pieces he's put out over the years.
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