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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-02-23 05:32
Subject: [links] Link salad gets up early to write fiction
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SF Signal reviews Interzone 226 — Including my story "Human Error."

A Personalized Tumor TrackerDNA changes could help doctors see if stray cancer cells remain after treatment. Interestingly, the test cases here almost precisely fit my cancer profile.

Paul Krugman on starving the beast — Will my conservative friends please explain to me how this is good for the country?

Coburn takes aim during McAlester stop — GOP the party of "No"? Republican Senator Coburn says, "I love gridlock. I think we're better off when we're gridlocked because we're not passing things."

Jobs Bill Passes Major Hurdle After 5 GOPers Join Dems — Department of credit where credit is due. Much to my frank amazement, several Republican senators apparently grew a conscience and voted policy over politics on cloture for the jobs bill. Will be curious to see how the smear campaign goes.

?otD: Did you write today?

Writing time yesterday: 0 minutes
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (slept solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10
Currently reading: [between books]

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A large duck
User: burger_eater
Date: 2010-02-23 14:49 (UTC)
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Reid broke the jobs bill up into pieces. The 5 defecting Republicans were supporting a series of targeted tax cuts.

I'll give them credit when they defect over jobs spending.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-02-23 16:00 (UTC)
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Hear hear!
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2010-02-23 15:42 (UTC)
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"Will my conservative friends please explain to me how this is good for the country?"

Who said they want what's good for the country? They want government to fail under the Democrats so they can regain power and continue to run the country for their own benefit and that of their rich friends. But you knew that.

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scarlettina: Crankyverse
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-02-23 16:00 (UTC)
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Re: the jobs bill. Brown's statement is...entertaining. He's trying to have it both ways. On the one hand, he did what he said he was going to do: vote for bills that (ostensibly) will help put people back to work--and good for him; he and the other party-breakers deserve credit indeed. On the other hand, it's like Brown's saying, "You know, guys, I didn't really mean it; I just voted for it so I wouldn't look like a hypocrite." CYA time.

Now whether or not this bill will put people back to work remains to be seen. I don't know how effective it will be in reducing a business's skittishness about the economy. A business still can't pay people with money they don't have, and tax breaks are accounted for but once a year.

Still, the vote could be a good sign. It would be great to see more bipartisanship; if this is a first step, then I applaud it. My skepticism is a result of my regular battle with unemployment the last couple of years. I still think that whether it's the job market or the health care nightmare, no one in Washington D.C. has any connection with what's happening on the ground in this country.
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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-02-23 18:57 (UTC)
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Conservatives want America to fail because they think that's the way they can win.

I know. But then again cognitive dissonance is part and parcel of their makeup so they don't see a problem with hating on America.
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