Hot Tub Planet — Intelligent design, indeed. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
Burlington Zephyr: 1939 — Mmm, linestreaming. Speaking of design...
Hundreds of thousands of centenarians go missing in Japan — Japan's Justice Ministry said Friday that more than 230,000 centenarians are missing and probably dead. Family neglect and corruption are factors.
Gay Marriage Destroys Civilization Itself (Again!) — Ah, the rational, measured tones of conservative rhetoric.
Engineering Terror — Why do so many right wing terrorists (both Islamic and Christian) come from engineering backgrounds? The nominal question may be a statistical artifact, but I was struck at the contrast the article drew between extremist movements that look to a perfected past and those that look to a perfected future. (Via goulo and willyumtx.)
Top Ways 9/11 Broke Islamic Law — Every time Americans tear down Islam, Bin Laden gets a little bit of what he wanted. Thank you, GOP.
Dangers of Americanism — Some sadly wishful thinking from the usually clear-minded conservative commentator Daniel Larison about the allegedly minimal role of Christianists in the modern GOP. Reminds me of a conservative friend back in the Moral Majority days who argued passionately that the Religious Right was a fabrication of the liberal media. Considering Republicans have been riding that horse hard since their post-Nixon comeback (it's 2/3s of "God, guns and gays"), that's a ridiculous assertion on the face of the facts.
?otD: When is a rose not a rose not a rose?
Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 247.8
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Conspirator by CJ. Cherryh