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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-03-13 04:46
Subject: [links] Link salad questions authority
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An excerpt from a review of my story "The American Dead" is referenced as a usage example in an online dictionary site — That's funny.

calico_reaction reviews Better Off Undead — In which I have a story.

truepenny on the problem of genrejoshenglish comments as well.

thirdworld talks about writerly ego and confidence — Riffing on this post by kmarkhoover. They're on to something important here, which I'll try to blog about this weekend. In short: it takes a vast amount of hubris to believe that anyone wants to pay money to read your words in the first place, yet writers are notoriously insecure about their work. What gives?

The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist

Pandagon on conservatives, sex and marriage

Did Cheney Run a Murder-on-demand Program? — Huh. A very strange piece in Harper's. Not sure how to evaluate this. If we still used Clinton Rules, this would be front page news in all the major papers.

?otD: 1984 or Brave New World?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of isometrics and stretching
This morning's weigh-in: 218.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Hugh Casey: Pogo - Enemy quote
User: hughcasey
Date: 2009-03-13 13:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Pogo - Enemy quote
RE: Evaluating the Cheney murder-on-demand charge.

I'm not giving it much credance.

This is based on the word of Seymour Hersh. Yes, he did expose My Lai. He's also well known for (to put it nicely) stretching the truth a little. Especially in his public speaking (if not in print).

I'm no Bush / Cheney supporter... I think that it was the worst administration AT LEAST since the start of the 20th century, and maybe more (history will play that out). But there were enough wrong things done by them that we don't need to have accusations of wrongdoing pulled out of thin air.
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User: ozarque
Date: 2009-03-13 13:45 (UTC)
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Many thanks for the link to truepenny's fine essay...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-13 14:46 (UTC)
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You are most welcome! I have my own developing opinions on her essay, but I keep noodling. (Have you met her, by the way, in real life? She's a fabulous person.)
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-03-13 15:10 (UTC)
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Keith Olbermann covered the Hersh story on Countdown last night. Interesting story. He references a New York Times report that talks about a secretive branch of the special operations command, which may be what Hersh is referring to. I'll be curious and watching to see how this develops.
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Brennan M. O'Keefe: Warforged
User: harmfulguy
Date: 2009-03-13 16:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
?otD: 1984 or Brave New World?

Brazil seems more the direction we're headed.
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Jay Lake: tech-sythnoscope
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-03-13 16:48 (UTC)
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User: ericgregory
Date: 2009-03-13 19:44 (UTC)
Subject: Re: ?otD
We! We!
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