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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-03-31 05:40
Subject: [links] Link salad with another day in heck
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Reading Local: Portland interviews me

The Vigilantes of Comedy — A different, peer-driven approach to intellectual property.

A Shakespeare Scholar Takes on a 'Taboo' SubjectJames Shapiro explores the authorship question—and why few in academe will touch it. I liked Qaddafi's theory, myself.

Looking out from inside the Hindenburg — From x planes.

In Mexico, Catholic order is haunted by pastWorldwide, the Legion of Christ is struggling with the fallout of revelations that its late founder sexually abused boys, had affairs and had been addicted to drugs. But in Mexico, support is strong. More moral leadership from conservatives worldwide.

Dad of a fallen Marine perseveres against protests at military funerals — These guys belong to you, conservative America. Products of your rhetoric, your ideology, your fear-mongering, your Christianism. Proud of yourselves?

?otD: Have you felt the devil's riding crop?



3/31/2010
Writing time yesterday: n/a (chemo)
Body movement: 30 second stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 (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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e_bourne
User: e_bourne
Date: 2010-03-31 13:47 (UTC)
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Just whisper in Mark's ear: "De Vere wrote the plays" then sit back and watch the fireworks. Fun for the whole family. :-)
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2010-03-31 13:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, the Westboro Baptist Church aren't Conservative Americans -- they appear to be a for-profit litigation engine.

Nothing those putrid scumbags do should surprise you, but it's a mistake to confuse them with the Christianists. They're nothing to do with religion and everything to do with money ...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-03-31 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Understood, but they use the rhetoric, tropes and American political protections of conservatism and Christianism. Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...
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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2010-03-31 17:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
How exactly are conservatives supposed to stop the Westboro Baptist Church's abusive actions? It's not as if they are taking orders from any other conservatives.

All those on the Right (like me) can do is to condemn them. Which I do, whenever the topic comes up, which is why I'm posting this here.

(btw, I'm an atheist conservative libertarian, not a religious conservative of any faith).
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-03-31 14:31 (UTC)
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I look forward to the day that one of the Westboro Baptist people dies. The funeral for said soul will be an interesting festival to watch.
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willyumtx: Neutral Keroppi
User: willyumtx
Date: 2010-03-31 23:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Neutral Keroppi
I wonder if any of their family or friends have died from an accident or illness. If so, is that a sign of their god's displeasure?

Or how about if one of their children is doing badly in school? Maybe that's a sign of sin and worthy of condemnation.

Lose your job? Heathen, definitely.

Headache? Satan.

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mcjulie
User: mcjulie
Date: 2010-03-31 15:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Shakespeare's sister wrote the plays.
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