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[links] Link salad sings never never on a Sunday

Open vs. Closed: Google Takes on Amazon and Apple in e-Books — More on the eBook wars.

Science fiction and me — An interesting essay touching on futurism, gender and skin color in SF. (Via james_nicoll here.)

Second Gay Escort Claims Sexual Encounter With George Rekers — As shelly_rae said to me, when will he be returning to Uganda for his execution? I suspect that the usual conservative rubric of "consequences for thee but not for me" applies here in full force. They are all about principled consistency, after all.

Here’s The Official Catalogue Of Sins, From The Family Research Council — Oddly, I don't remember any of these in my readings of the Bible. Even more oddly, most of these are things the conservative movement already does with happy enthusiasm. I especially like "Greedily seek entitlements & largess of big government despite cost to children". Does this means all good Christians will be giving up Social Security, Medicare, the home mortgage interest deduction and farm supports? Or does "greedily" only apply to entitlements for non-Christians, especially brown-skinned Catholics?

The Tea Party Tries to Outrun Race — Right. Like me trying to outrun being a white male.

On Illegal People...and Forgetful Ones: Reflections on Race, Nation and Immigration — History, and the new Arizona law.

?otD: What would you add to the FRC's list of sins? I'm thinking bigotry disguised as piety, myself.

Writing time yesterday: none (chemo)
Body movement: Forthcoming brief suburban walk
Hours slept: 9.5 (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 231.4
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 7/10 (infusion day)
Currently (re)reading: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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