May 1st, 2009


[links] Link salad reaches the end of another week

Here's the voting poll for the panda caption contest — Vote early, vote often, tell all your friends. Usual disclaimers apply.

Evidence of Water Found on Saturn Moon Enceladus — My favorite bit is this: Before Cassini's arrival, scientists had little interest in the small moon, which is about the size of Scotland. The size of Scotland? Really? Scotland isn't particularly spherical to my knowledge.

Mexico shuts down to control flu

Pelosi Speechless Over Foxx CommentsSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has no words for Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who earlier Wednesday called it "a hoax" that Matthew Shepard was murdered because of his homosexuality. The GOP has officially and utterly jumped the shark.

Churchgoers more likely to back torture, survey finds — How Christlike. I guess that whole "Do unto others" thing wasn't working out so well. (Snurched from AmericaBlog.)

Coalition Or Club? The GOP is at risk of becoming a regional, monochromatic party. —'s that whole Permanent Majority thing working out?

?otD: How many Fridays have there been since the beginning?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (with hills!)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville, Julian Comstock by Robert Charles Wilson

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