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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-04-25 08:30
Subject: [links] Link salad moves slowly on a Sunday morning
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Tags:books, green, language, links, personal, politics, religion, reviews
voidampersand with a very good review of Green — They read it pretty much as I intended it to be read.

A reader reacts to Green — Mixed, and largely negative.

Birtherism, socialism, and crazinessLanguage Log on what real socialism is, versus the Right wing American scare word. I do disagree with their conclusions about polysemy, since the repurposing of the term is a cynical propaganda ploy as opposed to a genuine shift in meaning, but I am probably in the wrong here.

Doonesbury on right wing hate speech — For those of you who foolishly persist in thinking there's some kind of equivalency in left-right rhetoric in this country.

Priming Christian Religious Concepts Increases Racial PrejudicePositive correlations have been found between several self-report measures of religiousness and racial prejudice; however, no experiment has yet examined the direct effect of religion on racial attitudes. Hmm. Is this a function of reinforcing one's tribalism? In my observation most churches (and religions) are very heavily racially segregated. Or am I wrong?

"Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" - Tim Wise — Yep, no racism here. Just good, honest Real Americans standing up for their rights.

?otD: What's your favorite comfort (re)reading?

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: brief suburban walk later
Hours slept: 9.0 (interruoted)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (scale is out of batteries)
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (fatigue, on the pump)
Currently (re)reading: Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2010-04-25 16:42 (UTC)
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The post by Tim Wise was excellent.
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Laurel Amberdine: angels
User: amberdine
Date: 2010-04-25 17:04 (UTC)
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In my observation most churches (and religions) are very heavily racially segregated. Or am I wrong?

Other than the Middle East and Asia, this looks pretty widely distributed, racially:


Now, many parishes or places or religious worship are notably segregated. But so are high school cafeteria tables. I'm not sure self-segregation says much about generic religious tendencies.
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User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2010-04-25 17:12 (UTC)
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re: "if the Tea Party was Black" reminds me that Eldridge Cleaver's son Maceo went to my high school and was on the football team with my brother and I. The reaction in the stands when his parents would come to watch the game was illuminating in this regard.....a good deal of hushed ("do you see what that IS????") and the like, even though by that time Eldridge had gone from Black Panther to conservative Republican. But yes, folks were, to say the least, uneasy.
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User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-04-25 18:21 (UTC)
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Re this "black Tea Party" thing that's going around.

What evidence is there that the real Tea Party people are really carrying all these guns to their rallies and doing all these things they're charged with?

This looks like a classic sneaky rhetoric thing. Sneaking in the real claim ("Tea Party people carry guns to rallies") as though it were something already confirmed.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-04-25 18:57 (UTC)
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Pretty widely reported, actually, especially the rallies on the anniversary of the OKC bombing.
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User: bemused_leftist
Date: 2010-04-26 14:07 (UTC)
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Will check. But most of what I've seen so far does not distinguish 'bringing' guns to a gun show or '2nd amendment rally', from 'wearing' guns to an unrelated event.

Widely =/= fairly or even truly.
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shelly_rae: Primrose
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-04-26 05:01 (UTC)
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My comfort reading is Jane Austen. She makes me talk funny.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2010-04-26 05:33 (UTC)
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My comfort reading is Miles Vorkosigan and Amelia Peabody. I like visiting old friends.
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