May 27th, 2011


[links] Link salad girds for more medical intervention

A reader reacts to "The Passion of Mother Vajpai" — Short fiction from me and [info]calendula_witch

A Library of Listening, Made by You

Record Tornado Season Caused by Climate Change?Unfortunately, no one knows. Weather is not climate. No single weather event is indicative of climate, no matter how much our friends at FOX point to snowstorms as evidence that climate change is a liberal plot. Weather trends, however, can be evidence for climate trends.

Doing Math Is For Ugly Girls

Japan: elderly engineers want 'final mission' to FukushimaA group of elderly Japanese engineers are prepared to come out of retirement to fix the Fukushima nuclear power plant for their final mission.

Pope ousts 'loose living' monks of Rome's Santa Croce monasteryVatican acts after reports of monks staging concerts featuring a former lap dancer and running hotel service. Obviously the fault of hippies. (Snurched from [info]crowleycrow.)

Oregon set to remove faith healing defense for parents — A bill "that would remove the defense of religious belief in the case of homicide". I will be very proud of my state if we get this completed — faith healing to exclusion of medical intervention is child abuse, pure and simple — and frankly astonished that our powerful conservatives allowed it.

Bradlee Dean Lashes Out Over Prayer Controversy — Amazingly, even conservatives can occasionally be embarrassed by the rabid Christianism they have spent the last few decades so vigorously enabling.

The GOP 2012 Field’s Weak Leaders

Alabama Lawmaker Abandons GOP Over New Law Aimed At Teachers

?otD: Would you like to be Raptured?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (1,200 more words on a non-fiction project)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 234.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin