Feral chickens have proliferated in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina
What The Japan Earthquake Sounded Like... Underwater — Wow. (Via, among others, David Goldman.)
The Oregon legislature RickRolls itself — Ah, my adoptive home state.
Teacher Bashing 101 — A rant against the rants against teachers. It's because a vocal minority of angry people, egged on by grandstanding pundits and small-minded politicians, denigrate and disdain education itself at every turn. It's because this same vocal minority glorifies stupidity and revels in ignorance and condemns education as elitism. It is because they are afraid. Afraid that their children will become more than themselves. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
Rep. Broun: FDR Was A Communist And The Supreme Court Has "No Clue" About The Constitution — And conservatives wonder why the rest of us think you're crazy. You people elected this guy.
Behind the Abortion War — Abortion, contraception and Republicans making shit up without being challenged on it by Your Liberal Media.
Just the Simple Truth — In the past decade, Republicans slashed taxes, started two wars, approved a big unfunded entitlement, and presided over an economic collapse that cratered tax revenues and required massive government spending to counteract. That's pretty much 100% of our existing deficit problem right there. Look! Over there! George Soros!
Arizona's Senate-Approved Birther Bill Could Force Presidential Candidates to Provide Documentation Describing What Their Penis Looks Like to Get on Ballot — Conservatives: proudly defending America from, uh, hell if I know anymore. Themselves, hopefully.
Do-Nothing Congress as a Cure — A trick question: If Congress takes no action in coming years, what will happen to the budget deficit? It will shrink — and shrink a lot. This simple fact may offer the best hope for deficit reduction. (Thanks to Dad.)
?otD: Tennis, anyone?
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea