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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-16 04:59
Subject: [links] Link salad goes creeping now through the night and the poison gas
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Tags:funny, language, links, personal, politics, process, religion, writing
In Their Own Words: British Novelists Collection — Historical BBC interviews with an amazing range of British writers. (Thanks to danjite.)

Period speechLanguage Log on a perennial problem for authors.

Get Fuzzy on the vampires in the sewers — Hahahah.

Embracing the Holy War — An article asserting that Bush 43 kept a lid on Republican Islamophobia. For reasons of both the historical record and personal conviction, I find it difficult to credit Bush with anything worthwhile, much as I find it difficult to credit amoebic dysentery with anything worthwhile, but it's an interesting thesis in which I reluctantly find some merit.

Obama defends "ground zero mosque" — Like Glenn Greenwald, I at first thought the president was doing the right thing. Oh well. At least he's still not Bush. Small comfort, that, but comfort it is.

Mosque UprisingIslam and the emerging religious threat to our Constitution. This is disgusting. Japanese Internment in WWII polled well, but that didn't make it right, and no one but a few conservative loons looks back on that with pride. I can't even imagine what the Republican theocrats are thinking, calling for religious suppression. It's their own protections they're seeking to strip by making religious freedom subject to majority consent. And this from people who pretend to revere the Constitution. (Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars.)

Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It — Mark Halperin in Time on the same question.

?otD: All these hunters who are shrieking now, oh, do they speak for us?

Writing time yesterday: 3.25 hours (revisions and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 242.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Defender by C.J. Cherryh

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scarlettina: Never Forget 9-11
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-08-16 18:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Never Forget 9-11
On the subject of the Cordoba House Muslim Center, one New Yorker examines what else is within walking distance of "hallowed ground."

Money shot: Look at the photos. This neighborhood is not hallowed. The people who live and work here are not obsessed with 9/11. The blocks around Ground Zero are like every other hard-working neighborhood in New York, where Muslims are just another thread of the city fabric.

That's pretty much it.
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