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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-28 08:13
Subject: [links] Link salad rises late and languid
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The always wise jimvanpelt on teaching, writing, and infective pursuits — I love this post.

A disturbing (but work-safe) image — (Via willyumtx.)

City Hall: 1906Shorpy with an image of San Francisco's city hall after the earthquake and fire.

Ocean Impacts and Their Consequences — Another thing to worry about should outer space come calling...

What Happened When I Yelled Back at the "Christians" Calling My Wife a MurdererThese people aren't used to being confronted. They prey on the weak and they pounce on the wounded. But I chose to fight back. Confidential to conservative America: Your private religious convictions, no matter how sincerely held, really are not a basis for public policy. Any more than anyone else's are. After all, you might not like the outcome.

In Writings of Obama, a Philosophy Is UnearthedThe New York Times with a review of an interesting if potentially dubious view of Obama and his writing. (Thanks to my Dad.)

Radio Station: O'Donnell Threatened To Sue Us For...Posting An Interview Online!O'Donnell's campaign manager Matt Moran called and threatened to "crush" the station with a lawsuit. Stay classy, Tea Party America. It's what you do best, you head-stomping, reporter-cuffing, lawsuit-happy scamps. The country definitely needs more of your kind of leadership!

They're From The Tea Party And They've Come To take Their Country Back --- to the Dark Ages — Digby, on why you should vote.

?otD: Kahn or Cohanim?

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Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (interrupted)
This morning's weigh-in: 242.4
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

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User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-10-28 15:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm trying to parse your question of the day. Are you asking me to choose between Madeline Kahn or Orthodox Jews? Ghenghis Khan or a group of Jimmy Cohans? I'm confused.... ;-)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2010-10-28 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Back in college, I used to argue with anti-abortion protesters for entertainment. One thing that endeared me to my now DH was when, early on in our relationship, he took offense to the protester physically threatening me, and advised said protest, in no uncertain terms, that he'd hurt the protester guy if the guy touched me. In those days, DH did summer logging with his dad on their property to raise money for college. He was trim, fit, and tough. Think hippie liberal logger. Definitely fitter and stronger than the guy threatening me.

Then, instead of what most guys would have done back in 1980, he told me he was proud of me being the outspoken Political Girl I was.

Reader, I married him.
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