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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-09-25 07:27
Subject: [links] Link salad reads the wires
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Tags:africa, business, gay, guns, personal, politics, process, science, sex, writing

Roger Ebert on Writing: 15 Reflections From ‘Life Itself’

The science behind pleasure-seeking

Small Factories Take Root in Africa

Washington state gunman shot dead after firing near school field — Nope. No connections between guns and violence. I’m sure it says that in the Second Amendment somewhere. This poor fellow was just defending his essential civil liberties from the menace of middle school children. Move along, citizen, nothing to see here but liberal propaganda.

Are Both Political Parties Science Skeptics?Sociological Images addresses this false equivalency. Topics such as evolution and climate change are subject to overwhelming scientific consensus. These aren’t “reasonable people can disagree” topics like tax rates or foreign policy. These are “the wilfully ignorant being exploited for political gain” topics.

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his name — Good luck with that, Senator Frothy Mixture of Lube and Feces Resulting From Anal Sex. This couldn’t have happened to a more deserving fellow. Well, okay, I can think of a few.

Texas GOP Rep On Cuts To Family Planning: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control’ — This should be a surprise to no one, of course. Are you proud of your Republican party?

Mitt Romney wins Michigan straw poll, Rick Perry a distant second — I really don’t have a dog in the Republican primary fight. I think they’re basically all nuts except maybe Huntsman, who doesn’t have a snowball’s chance. Romney, however, is marginally less nuts than the rest of that pack of baying fools. And I’m not one of those liberal-progressives cheering for the greatest nut to win the GOP nod so we can defeat them more easily. Fundamentally, that’s how we got George W. Bush, who came into office in an era of (relative) peace and (significant) prosperity, and a balanced budget, and brought us the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, the worst erosion of civil liberties since McCarthyism, a trillion dollar war of choice launched on false premises, and the deepest deficit in American history. (All of which is retroactively Obama’s fault according to the Tea Party, of course.) Not to mention the national embarassment of having an incurious fool for a leader for eight long, miserable years.

Rick Perry: The HP of Presidential Candidates — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison with more on Perry and especially (despite the headline) on Romney.

?otD: The New York Times or the Daily News?


9/25/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (novel outlining and short story revision, and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 222.2
Currently reading: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2011-09-25 15:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Washington state gunman shot dead after firing near school field — Nope. No connections between guns and violence. I’m sure it says that in the Second Amendment somewhere. This poor fellow was just defending his essential civil liberties from the menace of middle school children. Move along, citizen, nothing to see here but liberal propaganda.

(*nods*) If only the police had understood your point better. They could have attempted to subdue the gunman with kind words. I'm sure that if they hadn't shot him, he would have stopped shooting too!
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2011-09-25 19:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This poor fellow was just defending his essential civil liberties

his car has California plates on it, so he was an imported flake.
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(rhyme writer)
User: rymrytr
Date: 2011-09-25 23:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
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Suicide by Cop?

Random shots to attract attention, but none of them hit anyone.

Hopelessness can have a lethal effect. I wonder how his family is taking all this...
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2011-09-26 12:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:quo vadis
I'm amused that Santorum, in order to justify his desire that google not display the content of many webpages which he personally dislikes, claims that "If you're a responsible business, you don't let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country."

It seems to me that Republican policy is to let businesses do whatever the heck they want, regardless of impact on the country, as long as it lets the rich get richer.

He's also quite disingenuous or clueless to claim that if there was unflattering content about a Democrat, google wouldn't display it. Lying self-serving idiot.

Edited at 2011-09-26 12:26 pm (UTC)
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