Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad wakes en Mass

The Problem Is You — The Internet and work ethics.

Google+ Improves on Facebook — (Via my Dad.)

Dawn probe set to orbit Asteroid Vesta

Loss of predators in the food chain can alter the ecosystem — As the Tea Party says, "We cannot elevate nature above people. That's against the Bible and the Bill of Rights."

The Mere Sight of an American Flag Can Shift Voters Republican — Exposure to Lee Greenwood has the opposite effect on me.

A Gun Activist Takes Aim at U.S. Regulatory Power — When you vote Republican, you're voting for this nonsense. Hope you're proud of it.

Church Doctrines and Politics — Conservative Commentator Daniel Larison on Michele Bachmann's religion. He's cheating a bit in this essay, in that he sidesteps the fact that Bachmann's church explicitly declares in so many words that the Pope is the Antichrist. Not that I care personally in that other people are free to argue all day long over their imaginary friends, but that's a bit more than the abstract doctrinal difference Larison is pretending is at stake. Also, c.f. Jeremiah Wright, who was very important to the press during the last election. Will Your Liberal Media treat Bachmann or Romney's religious beliefs with the same critical eye they brought to Obama?

The Bible on marriage, in its own words — And Jesus was a single dude who mostly only hung out with men. One man, one woman, my ass. Read your own damned Bible, Christianists, instead of laying the hate on my GLBT friends for wanting the same rights you already have. (Snurched from Dispatches From the Culture Wars.)

Secular charities don't discriminate — Making the point that religious charities, pretty much by definition, do. Mmm, that thousand points of light really shines.

?otD: Con this weekend?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (Sunspin)
Body movement: n/a (suburban walking to come)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

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