Deploying aircraft carriers to Afghanistan — Uh huh. A triumph of copy editing.
In The Know: Children Exposed To Porn May Expect Sex To Be Enjoyable — From the Onion News Network. And, erm, no, not worksafe. Hilarious, but NSFW. (Thanks to willyumtx.)
Ascension of a balloon at the Tientsin Military Academy (China) (1887?)
Sails and Infrastructure: Thinking Big — Centauri Dreams on space-manufactured solar sails. Cool, SFnal stuff.
20 Predictions for the Next 25 Years — Futurism from The Guardian.
Who Parked Our Moon? — Weird science regarding our spaceship moon. Ah, the things one uncovers whilst doing story research. And I found this one via a typo in Google.
"Pro-Family" means anti-families — Slackitivist Fred Clark on the bitter irony of conservative framing.
When Is "Undersight" Unconstitutional? — Some interesting neepery on executive power and the American political system of checks and balances.
Republicans Lower Goal for Cuts to Budget — Now aides say that the $100 billion figure was hypothetical. Ah, more of that vaunted intellectual consistency of the American Right. Nothing to see here, citizen, move along.
2011 Republicans Label 2005 Republicans’ Attack on Filibuster An 'Unprecedented Power Grab' — That's why people vote Republican: for the principled consistency. Not like those spineless Democrats who put party before country. (Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars.)
?otD: Hello, is there anybody in there?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (3,000 words on book one of Sunpsin)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Salamanca by Dean Francis Alfar; My Teenage Werewolf
A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey through the Thicket of Adolescence by Lauren Kessler