Tiny Spacecraft Point to Future Sails — Chip satellites. This is cool stuff from Centauri Dreams.
How the Law Accepted Gays
"Those Are Characteristics Of A Tyrant..." — Coates on Balko on Trump. Obviously the Donald's political appeal does not lie in his measured statesmanship, but shouldn't there be limits?
GOP Strategists Fear Fallout From Obama Birth Record — These Republicans were nearly unanimous in their desire to see the issue permanently put to rest because they fear it could make the party seem too extreme. "Seem" extreme? The party of Bachmann, DeMint, Palin and Bush? Hello? That's fricking hilarious. It walks a like a duck, it quacks like a duck...
The president is Citizen Obama. Get over it. — Eugene Robinson on birtherism and facts. I'm not talking about competing worldviews, I'm talking about a lack of agreement on what is provably, objectively true and what is not. Political polarization is old hat. Empirical polarization — a rejection of this nation's founding Enlightenment principles — is something new. This isn't exactly news. Remember President Bush and the "true facts"? For that matter, anybody who believes in Creationism makes the same fundamental errors of thought. The Right is nothing if not consistent in its idiocies.
?otD: Revision or rewrites?
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea