The Alien Novelist — Technology Review on Algis Budrys.
Greatest legal case name ever — (Hat tip to the comments section of Language Log)
Remembering Starwisp — Centauri Dreams on fast interstellar missions. Also, a few names in this article that SF fans will recognize.
e_moon60 asks what is a real American — My conservative friends can have Bachmamn and Palin and McCain. I’d rather stand with people like Elizabeth Moon, who believe in the Constitution and all of the people who live under it, not just those with the right skin color or religion or names. Being proud of who you hate isn’t patriotism, it’s soul-shrivelling pettiness.
That Sarah Palin Is One Unreal Alaskan — Another view of Caribou Barbie from the edge of the world, where they really can see Russia. (Thanks to my Aunt M.)
Heads They Win, Tails You Lose: For the Beltway Media, Even Democratic Victories Prove the Country is Conservative — Your Liberal Media, sustaining the conservative narrative. Nice meme, Roger. (Thanks to my Aunt M.)
The New Yorker on Republican charges of “socialism” in Obama’s tax plan — …this does not seem to qualify as an argument about socialism. If it did, then Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford would be Bolsheviks. Hahahahaha.
Consider The Post’s Lobster — Your Liberal Media, supporting the conservative narrative. I’d bet my house that Limbaugh and Hannity won’t spend 1% of the time on the retraction that they spent on the original story. (And this from the party that spends $4,000 on a haircut for Palin — which is nothing like a prominent Democrat getting $400 haircuts. Uh uh. No way.) But such a lovely retraction it is. (Hat tip to Language Log)
tongodeon talks about the ACORN voting fraud — Unfortunately, the folks who don’t get it certainly aren’t reading him or me. They’re listening to FOX News and Rush Limbaugh, and feeling very glad they don’t have to deal with the inconvenient facts on which our liberal lies are based. (Which come to think of it pretty much defines contemporary conservatism.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.0
Currently reading: The Best of C.M. Kornbluth