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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-06-19 07:43
Subject: [links] Link salad overhears song from the woods
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Tags:baby, books, culture, links, nature, personal, pinion, politics, reviews, science, weird
A reader reviews Pinion — Not so much with the liking.

What steampunk means to me — A commentary. I agree with Callaway; as I've said before I see steampunk as 'skin' or an aesthetic, not a movement qua cyberpunk or New Weird. I wrote "The Baby Killers" in part to address this, to try to reach for steampunk themes. We shall see if I have succeeded.

Human heads found in boxes at Ark. airport — I always wanted to get ahead. (Thanks to shelly_rae.)

The Man In The Iron Mask — Ok, this is very strange. (Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Protecting the Lunar Farside — Some crunchy science with SFnal implications from Centauri Dreams.

Death by toxic goose. Amazing waterfowl facts part II — Some weird stuff here.

Burn the scientists![Italian] seismologists are now being indicted and investigated for manslaughter, on account of their failure to warn the population that an earthquake was coming. WTF?

No, Really, Palin Has No Political Future — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison (a self-identified 'paleocon') on Sarah Palin and the politics of the 2012 presidential election.

?otD: Kitchen prose or gutter rhymes?

Writing time yesterday: n/a
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 8.5 (interrupted, nightmares)
This morning's weigh-in: 232.2
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 9/10 (infusion)
Currently (re)reading: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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shelly_rae: Big leaf Maple
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-06-19 17:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Big leaf Maple
I'll take songs from the wood please.
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User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2010-06-20 04:57 (UTC)
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I'll admit I was a fan of Palin as McCain's VP choice, although I think he picked her too early in her career and she would have made a much better candidate in 2016 with a couple of terms as governor of Alaska and time to build up her knowledge and credentials.

But her decision to quit as governor is something that I think makes her unelectable as President, and I doubt she can win the Republican nomination. (If I were running against her, I'd just keep emphasizing that the Presidency is not the kind of job you can just walk away from when the going gets tough.)

I think Palin's happy making lots of money and being a celebrity. I don't think she'll even make a serious run for the GOP nomination.
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