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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-11-09 05:41
Subject: [links] Link salad looks toward Philadelphia, blinks into the rising sun
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Foob on writers — And our "temper mental" selves.

Lucy Knisley on memories of childhood sexuality — Oi. Quite something.

Another fabulous WPA poster on Vintagraph

Dieselpunk Bomber — Mmm.

Martian LandscapesBoston.com's "The Big Picture" with a roundup of some of the recent, stunning Mars photography. (Via Bad Astronomy.)

A Tiny Revolution on Reagan and the Pakistani bomb — Yep, those Republicans, always looking out for national security. And principled, too! Nothing to see here, citizen, move along.

Unclear on the concept of separation of church and stateSeveral Democrats, including Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pennsylvania, said they are in touch with their Catholic bishops back home. Altmire said he must have the approval of his bishop in Pittsburgh before he can vote yes. Nice to know that there are some Democrats who hold Constitutional principles in as high regard as their GOP colleagues.

Paranoia Strikes Deep — Paul Krugman on the American Right. He says something I've been saying for years, albeit far more elegantly, in the money shot: ...the G.O.P. has been taken over by the people it used to exploit.

?otD: How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?

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Hours slept: 5.25
This morning's weigh-in: 233.0
Currently reading: The Jade Man's Skin by Daniel Fox

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2009-11-09 14:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The GOP invited that scorpion into its bed in 1980. They shouldn't complain now when it stings them.

Great Mars stuff.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-11-09 14:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The problem isn't the scorpion stinging the GOP. They can have the joy of each other with my total blessings. The problem is the scorpion stinging the rest of us...
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2009-11-09 16:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Exactly...that scorpion's venom spreads far and wide:
"By discrediting government as a legitimate and meaningful presence in the lives of Americans, Reagan repudiated the very concept of national leadership. By exhorting Americans to place self-interest above all, he undermined the spirit of sacrifice and the possibility of a common effort to solve our most pressing national problems." -The Man Who Sold the World:
Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America
by William Kleinknecht

Krugman's concluding paragraph and sentence paint a frankly horrifying picture and I think we're already seeing some of its harm already in the Health Reform process, let alone in the hyperventilating hyperbole that an intellectually and emotionally mature centrist generates in an alarming number of people.
"If this happens to America as a whole, as it all too easily could, the country could become effectively ungovernable in the midst of an ongoing economic disaster."
Indeed...not to mention at the crucial period when we must act decisively or 'climate change' (such a mild sounding phrase) will produce long-term globally catastrophic consequences, let alone engaged in 2 ongoing wars generating resentment in a volatile region and so on & so forth.
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User: brent_kellmer
Date: 2009-11-09 17:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay -- if you haven't seen it, a review of Green went up at the Dragon Page on Friday.
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Jay Lake: writing-Green
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-11-09 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks! I'd missed that.
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calendula_witch: Paris Catacombs
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-11-09 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Paris Catacombs
Oh, very funny about the light bulb, mister. ;-)
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Jay Lake: funny-buddahomer
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-11-09 18:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Are you implying there might be coded messages in my ?otD? :D
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calendula_witch: pentacle-moon
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-11-09 18:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That was probably the first time that ever happened, right?
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