July 23rd, 2010

a-links

[links] Link salad finds a narrow Internet connection

The Rookery: 1938 — Some serious story telling embedded in this Shorpy photo.

The danger of safety — All of which reminds me of why I gave up using radar detectors many years ago. (Via danjite.)

Boeing's New Crew SpacecraftThe company wants to be the first from the private sector to build a human-rated capsule.

The Gingrich Plan for Al-Quaeda Victory —Ah, Newt. That conservative champion of family values and Constitutional freedoms.

Senator Lies About RoommateI don't get this argument that extending unemployment benefits prevents people from taking jobs. The only people who could possibly think unemployment benefits incentivize the unemployed to remain jobless are those who have never tried to survive on the very meager funds paid out. Or idiots. Or both. It's a deeply specious argument made from the ignorance of privilege and some very flawed assumptions about the working class and the poor.

I'm Telling You, Palin Has No Chance — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Palin in 2012. We have already given one obviously unqualified Western governor a chance to wreck the country in the last decade, and not even the Republican Party that continues to defend and like Bush is so clueless and self-destructive that it would go to the country with a female version of the disaster we just experienced

?otD: How hot is it where you are today?




7/23/2010
Writing time yesterday: 0 hours (traveling)
Body movement: Coastal walk later.
Hours slept: 6.75 (good)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional turmoil)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert