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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-28 04:59
Subject: [links] Link salad flies to Omaha again
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Tags:art, books, cool, funny, links, mainspring, personal, politics, religion, reviews
A reader with capsule reviews of various books — Including a strong recommendation for Mainspring. Powell's | Amazon thb | Barnes & Noble | Borders | Audible ]

[ atelier coulhart ] — Steampunk art. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

9 Chickweed Lane on the mysteries of hot sex and language — Heh.

Doonesbury on calling Obama a Nazi

Does Economic Security Reduce Appeal of Religion? — Fascinating.

"of", "for", and "by" the people, sureThe Edge of the American West on Justice Scalia's comments on religion in public life. Again, I am baffled why any person of faith would want their religion to be state-sponsored. That which the state sponsors the state can likewise repress or remove.

?otD: What's the longest train you ever saw?



9/28/2009
Body movement: n/a (traveling)
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning's weigh-in: 235.2
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine


Originally published at jlake.com.

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martyn44
User: martyn44
Date: 2009-09-28 14:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
President Obama a 'nazi' - and what is it with this nothing but 'Obama' thing? Even our media are at it. Anyway, maybe someone should point out you can't be a nazi and a communist. Just can't.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2009-09-28 16:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, you should be pleased to hear "Obama." Most of them call him "Barack Hussein Obama, Nazi Communist Muslim." and they positively hiss the middle name. Some even try to create bizarre explanations for why, "in his native country, Hussein would be has last name," and refer to him as "Usurper Hussein."
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Eric T. Reynolds: brd
User: ericreynolds
Date: 2009-09-28 21:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:brd

What's the longest train you ever saw?

When I was a kid and we were in the car waiting for one to pass and I had to go to the bathroom.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2009-09-30 04:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
> Again, I am baffled why any person of faith would want their
> religion to be state-sponsored. That which the state sponsors
> the state can likewise repress or remove.

Excellent point.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2009-09-30 04:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Of course, that line of reasoning has more than one possible application.

Why do you favor state-sponsored health care, when you know that which the state sponsors the state can likewise repress or remove?

Why do you favor state-sponsored education, when you know that which the state sponsors the state can likewise repress or remove?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-30 12:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am way too fried this morning to intelligently take this question on, but it's a damned good one, and I think there's probably some really interesting points we can ferret out here between us.
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