Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad for a stay-at-home Friday

The only bike-chute aeronaut — And boy does that sound like a short story title.

See what's inside cute cartoon characters — Snerk.

On the Origin of BirdsOn the Origin of Birds
The discovery of a new bird-like fossil challenges longstanding theories about which species of dinosaur gave rise to the avian lineage.

Top Fusion Experiments — Mmm. Big Science.

The Centrist Cop-OutThe problem with American politics right now is Republican extremism, and if you’re not willing to say that, you’re helping make that problem worse.

A prayer for infrastructure investment — Slacktvist Fred Clark is sarcastic about conservative denialism.

A Story More Important than Debt Limit KabukiThe reason that the Republicans deliberately destroyed the balanced budget and created unprecedented government debt was precisely in hopes that at some point they could use the debt as an excuse to destroy social security, medicare, and myriads of educational and health programs. Remember, Tea Party, Clinton gave Bush a balanced budget when he left office. What did Bush give Obama, after the Permanent Majority had done its work?

?otD: Who's your favorite joke?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (post-op recovery)
Body movement: 30 minutes stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 225.8
Currently reading: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks

Tags: cool, funny, personal, politics, science, tags: links

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