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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-11 02:55
Subject: [links] Link salad leaps into the westward sky
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Words of Wisdom from Author Jay Lake — In which my recent #sffwrtrchat is rather nicely quote mined (with my full agreement).

The Art of Immersion: Why Do We Tell Stories? — Anent my recent posts on this same topic. (Thanks to [info]jackwilliambell.)

[info]garyomaha asks for advice on email clients

Black Men and Women of the Old West — A few classic photos.

The most beautiful truck crash, ever

Appeal of iPad 2 Is a Matter of Emotions — Isn't that always true of this sort of thing? Interesting article. (Via Dad.)

China blogger angered over losing Facebook accountCompany officials told him by e-mail that Facebook has a strict policy against pseudonyms and that he must use the name issued on his government ID. My Facebook account doesn't match the name issued on my government ID. "Jay" is a nickname.

Endowed by Their Creator?: The Future of Constitutional Personhood — Some deep thinkie. (Via [info]danjite.)

Newt Gingrich's 'horny patriot' infidelity excuse: Will voters accept it? — Mmm, family values.

Sarah Palin 'Not Afraid' Of Jon Stewart, Says Aide — Um, yeah.

Scrivener's Error lays some well-deserved smack on Rep. King's Islam hearings — Juan Cole on the same. What is it with conservatives and Islam?

?otD: In the event of this blog experiencing a water landing, what will you do?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,700 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: n/a (airport walking to come)
Hours slept: 5.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Between books

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User: etcet
Date: 2011-03-11 11:59 (UTC)
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My Facebook account doesn't match the name issued on my government ID. "Jay" is a nickname.

Say it ain't so, Joe!

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User: madrobins
Date: 2011-03-11 15:46 (UTC)
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Re Newt Gingrich: "The politics is more "complicated" than that, says John Dickerson at Slate. The conventional wisdom is that talk of "moral failings" will hurt him with evangelicals, but like Gingrich, they believe in "a forgiving God."

Forgiving of everyone but Bill Clinton, I guess. Me, I believe there's a strong correlation between political power and libido; Gingrich's horndoggery doesn't bother me, but his cruelty toward his wives, and his general thuggery, do. My forgiving God (if I have one) is more likely to give mere libido a pass; cruelty, lack of compassion, and hypocrisy, not so much.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-11 23:59 (UTC)
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It's like what I've heard said about why Evangelicals voted so strongly for Bush, even though the economic and social reality of his policies was very much against their economic and social interests -- they wanted someone who thought like them in office.

So, yes, forgiveness for the people you already believe in and merciless judgment against those you disagree with is pretty much the Evangelical credo in American politics.

Edited at 2011-03-11 11:59 pm (UTC)
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-03-11 22:44 (UTC)
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AotD: Swim?
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User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-03-12 12:35 (UTC)
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Oh dear - your name isn't Jay? My name isn't Emma, either.
Actually, this is one more reason not to have a split identity on FB; I only have a profile under my vanilla identity, even though I friend people from both of my universes.

AotD: I have been trained in water rescue.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-12 15:16 (UTC)
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My everyday nickname (IRL handle, if you will) is "Jay", but the government, my employer and my bank all know me by a different name which I only use for paperwork purposes.
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