August 22nd, 2009

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[links] Link salad wakes up in Bellevue, WA

calendula_witch and I are part of a Grants Pass book signing/reading today, with dinner to follow</em>

Gravitational Waves and their LimitsCentauri Dreams on some cool cosmology.

The Electric Acid TestOn the Isle of Man, the beginnings of a marketable electric motorcycle. This is a terrific narrative.

Obama's Trust Problem — Krugman on Obama's increasingly uneasy relationship with progressives. What he said.

Brewster Rockit spots the flaw in the healthcare "debate" — I've actually had people say to me, "I like the plan I have now, therefore we don't need to change." Um...

Making Light on the absurdity of "death panels" — Even by the routine standards of conservative lies, this one's been a nonsensical whopper. Think about it people. If you opposed healthcare reform for reasons that made any sense, you might have more credibility. Being mad at Obamacare over "death panels" is like me being mad at former President Bush because of the role the State of Texas played in faking the moon landings.

More truly dumb conservative rhetoric — Strident anti-abortion Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann: "no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions." This lack of self-awareness borders on the pathological.

Originally published at jlake.com.