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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-16 04:37
Subject: [links] Link salad legs it into hump day, reconsiders choice of headlines
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Best Quote of the Day (and it's only 2PM) — In which I am quoted. Hee.

The Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award — Check this out, if you've been published in the UK. (Via ellen_datlow.)

wendigomountain busts a cap on genres

Cthulhu is Bullshit — Hilarious rant on the Great Old Ones.

Is This A Good Idea? Preparedness for Zombie Attacks? — The academic value of zombie studies. (Via io9.com.)

Reagan Was a Leninist — Hahaha.

Fed up with deficits or Democrats?But I doubt that the tens of thousands who marched on Washington on Saturday would have been there if John McCain had been elected and the deficit was the same. I can't believe those conservatives/libertarians would have mounted the same demonstration against a Republican president. Are they aware that the largest two-year tax cut in U.S. history — 282 billion — was enacted as part of Obama's stimulus package?

No compassionIs that, in the end, what defines modern conservatism? An almost sociopathic indifference to the thoughts and feelings of others? That's one way to interpret the "I've got mine, and you can't have it" ethos of conservatism. The Tragedy of the Commons might as well be the GOP manifesto.

?otD: The king is gone, but is he forgotten?

Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation, 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.75
This morning's weigh-in: 230.8
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: burger_eater
Date: 2009-09-16 17:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I clicked over to the "Fed up" link, just to see some train wreck, and one of the first commenters complained about the Wall St. bailout by saying "Why not let the weak fail?"

Which makes as much sense as "Why treat that sick patient with a deadly, communicable disease?" We help because not helping would be ruinous to everyone.

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