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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-04-24 04:39
Subject: [links] Link salad kicks back at home
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Tags:contests, culture, food, funny, language, links, personal, photos, politics, science
Return of the caption contest. Now with pandas! [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Vintage sexist ads — Um, wow. (Thanks to tetar.)

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as bad pizza

Asteroid deflection by tetherCentauri Dreams is interesting again.

Nanotubes come into fashionTechnology Review with more fascinating materials science.

Moon and morning starAPOD photography coolness.

The Chinese Character - no simple matter — Nuances and politics behind the debate over simplified Chinese character. Language neepery with a dose of politics.

The Edge of the American West on the evils of vegetarianism — From their series on the Boxer Rebellion. Something seems to have been lost in translation from the original Klingon.

The revenge of geography — A lengthy piece on geopolitics from Foreign Policy. Well worth the read if you're interested in that sort of thing.

The Republican Party Has Lost Its Way — A brief squib contrasting the teabaggers' objections to Obama with their silence on Bush.

?otD: Why me? There must be a thousand other guys.




4/24/2009
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 218.0
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen


Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: n5red
Date: 2009-04-24 16:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um, why do you assume that all of the teabag protesters were Republican? I've spoken to a number of them who loathe Bush far more than Obama.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-24 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Given the saturation support for the teabagging given in Republican outlets like FOX News, it seems awfully damned GOP from the outside. Though I understand a lot of libertarians are also involved. From my chair, libertarians are just GOP enablers, so it's a distinction without a difference.

I'm also not the least bit impressed with conservatives who claim to loathe Bush now. Where were those voices 2000-2006 or 2007, when it might have mattered?
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