August 27th, 2007


[links] Link salad heads for Denver

Gonzales Resigns — Apparently his problems were interfering with the Bush administration's ability to conduct efficient lawbreaking elsewhere. I'm amazed, truth be told — I figured Gonzo would be the last man standing, out of Bush's sheer stubborness if nothing else.

Wild Vervet Monkeys Wreak Havoc in Kenya — The best part of the this story is the second user comment: Clearly, this moral decay is the result of Darwinism. (Thanks to yourbob.)

Reader reaction to Mainspring Powell's | Amazon ]. Money shot:

Jay Lake has not only thrown the proverbial baby out with the bath water but the rubber duckie and the soap too.

lasirenadolce with a weekend update. — What she said. Includes rare photos of me hard at work.

Me, I'm at the airport and off to Denver shortly. Off to Japan on Thursday. Expect continued light blogging, with reduced chances of wit and erudition.

[politics] Mmm, love them family values

As most of you already know, Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho has pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in connection with solicitation of sex in a men's room. Couldn't happen to a senator from a better party!

Do I not understand that Democrats and independents commit sexual misconduct? Of course I do. People are people. Many if not most of us are very sexual beings, however we choose to express it. But Republican have made political hay for the last quarter century by beating Democrats (and especially liberals) very hard with the "family values" stick. Which makes this sort of bust a special, sweet hypocrisy. One which seems to occur on about a weekly basis these days, by the way.

This is obviously the fault of a Democratic senate. I'm sure FOX news and daytime talk radio has wasted no time spinning it as such, at any rate. Just once I'd like to see a conservative figure being held accountable for some smidgen of moral consistency.

In other news, I am in Denver in phase two of this week's meteoric transit across the globe.

[travel|writing] Things to do in Denver when I'm dead

Flight to Denver was uneventful. I divided my time between Day Job and Escapement. I attended an open house tonight for the various sales teams, and tomorrow is an all-day sales confab. Flying home late tomorrow.

I am turning Escapement in on Wednesday regardless. I don't want to go to Japan with it. I'm well more than halfway done with the line-by-line read, which is going splendidly but slowly. I've caught a couple of minor plot points which need to be addressed, and cleaned up a whole lot of language. But I'm about done. It will come back to me in copy edit, which is not the time for major revision, but dangly bits can be trimmed in moderation then if really needed.

Hey, I think it's a book.