The History of White People — A somewhat strange book review of a curious book.
Mind Control — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on groupthink and the memory hole required of modern conservatism. Much of what I've been saying for years, and what my conservative friends deny pretty much to an extreme.
With No Job, Plenty of Time for Tea Party — The Tea Party vehemently wants less [government intervention] — though a number of its members acknowledge that they are relying on government programs for help. Ah, that much vaunted conservative principled consistency at work again.
The Rage Is Not About Health Care — The Republicans haven’t had a single African-American in the Senate or the House since 2003 and have had only three in total since 1935. Their anxieties about a rapidly changing America are well-grounded. It's all about the demographics, and a sadly dated, racially-tinged view of "Real America." Also see this: Are these politicians so frightened of offending anyone in the Tea Party-Glenn Beck base that they would rather fall silent than call out its extremist elements and their enablers? Seemingly so, and if G.O.P. leaders of all stripes, from Romney to Mitch McConnell to Olympia Snowe to Lindsey Graham, are afraid of these forces, that’s the strongest possible indicator that the rest of us have reason to fear them too.
?otD: How far to the point of know return?
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: Brief suburban walk later
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 5/10 (extreme fatigue)
Currently reading: [between books]