Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad has a book release

PINION by Jay Lake My new novel Pinion Powell's | Barnes & Noble | Borders ] is out today. Have you bought yours?

Globish: the worldwide dialect of the third millennium — An interesting article with some serious flaws. For one thing, don't trust anyone who says something like: "The language they spoke was a highly simplified form of English, without grammar or structure, but perfectly comprehensible, to them and to me." Every language has grammar. Period. By definition. That statement smacks of 19th century Eurocentric pseudoscience. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

Land Smugglers — Apparently you can steal anything.

Socialism? Not Quite, Say the Socialists — An actual Socialist on HCR. Confidential to GOP in America: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

GOP on recess appointments: Ignore that we used to like them!Although President Bush used the recess appointment a full 179 times in his two terms, that's not the point, says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, who called this "yet another episode of choosing a partisan path despite bipartisan opposition." Of this kind of move, chips in Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., "It has to be done very sparingly." Ah, the memory hole, a Republican's best friend.

The Right: Constantly On The Wrong Side Of HistoryThey were wrong about Social Security. They were wrong on integrating the military forces under President Truman. They were wrong about McCarthyism in the early 1950's. They were wrong about passing civil rights legislation in the 1960's. They were wrong on Medicare. They were wrong about women rights. They were wrong about 'trickle down economics.' They were wrong about tax breaks for the rich. They were wrong about the war in Iraq. They were wrong about climate change. They were wrong about LGBT rights and they are wrong about healthcare reform. Um, yeah.

In the faces of Tea Party shouters, images of hate and historyThe mobs of yesteryear were on the wrong side of history. Tea Party supporters and their right-wing fellow travelers are on the wrong side now. It shows up in their faces.

Irrational Tribalism — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the Palinites, asking many of the same questions I do. Mostly summed as "Wha...?"

GOP: Before the Mandate Before They Were Against It — Just another baldface Republican lie about HCR. Once again, the memory hole is a Republican's best friend.

?otD: Have you ordered Pinion yet?

Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: 30 second stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (extreme fatigue)
Currently reading: [between books]

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