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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-10-11 05:41
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Interview with Jay Lake — Since the vampire wasn’t available, writer and blogger Anthony Cardno talks to me instead.

The Encyclodpedia of Science Fiction beta is live online — Weird but cool to be reading about myself there.

How to Finish What You Start: A Five-Step Plan for Writers — For them what needs it. My mind just doesn’t work this way. (Via @Ruth_Nestvold.)

How to Spot Circulating Tumor CellsCancer cells that have broken away from the main tumor can spread the disease. Now scientists are developing better ways to find them. My problem, in a nutshell.

“Kraken” sea monster emerges from mythological mists

Ancient Lake in Antarctic May Reveal Clues About Earth’s Future

‘Last Chance’ skywritten messages over NYC not warning but an art project — People are idiots. What terrorist organization would announce itself by skywriting?

#OccupyWallStreet is a lesson on listening

Occupied Wall Street, Seen From AbroadIn the past month, it has been odd to read Twitter and blog posts from the Middle East taking the Wall Street protests far more seriously than anyone here has.

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the sterling ethics of conservative journalism. In this case, a disruption of the Occupy Washington demonstration.

Panic of the Plutocrats — I love the word “plutocracy”. It should mean “rule by cartoon dogs”.

David Barton is more influential than Jim WallisSlacktivist Fred Clark on the Religious Right. Yes, they’re real. Yes, they’re out there. And yes, they want to run your life. The true sin of the Republican Party is giving these people so much political and social power in their trolling for votes.

Liberal bloggers did not stage the Values Voter Summit — Nope, that would be Christianism on parade, proudly showing its worst side. Not that it has a best side.

Elizabeth Warren: Refuting Straw LiberalsWhat Warren has done is to make a proper case for liberalism, which does not happen often enough (Via David Goldman.)

The Myth of Voter Fraud — The New York Times on the GOP’s wholesale efforts at voter suppression. When you can’t win on ideas, block the votes. It worked in 2000 with the Brooks Brothers Riot and Bush v. Gore. Now they’re taking the act pro, nationwide. Nice to see Your Liberal Media acknowledging this blatant tactic instead of nodding wisely along to the latest Frank Luntz talking point as usual.

Glenn Beck Warns of the Coming of the ‘Violent Left’ — Projection much, Beckster? Someone needs to up his meds and spend some time in his quiet corner. This is the same conservative mindset that believes that that secular Western liberals are conspiring for the implementation of Shariate law. Guys, when you say things this blatantly crazy, it tars everything else you say as crazy, even when you are actually making sense. Sometimes I think the whole body of right wing conservative rhetoric with respect to moderates and liberals boils down to projection.

?otD: Is that all you get for your money?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,000 words of outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (fitful)
Weight: 219.4
Currently reading: The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod

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User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-10-11 13:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Interview with Jay Lake — Since the vampire wasn’t available, writer and blogger Anthony Cardno talks to me instead.

Given the story I wrote about you and the vampire, that's the most hysterical thing I've heard all morning ;>
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User: chessdev
Date: 2011-10-11 14:25 (UTC)
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The "violent Left"?

I wonder if people remember which group was bringing guns to
political rallies? Carrying signs talking about 'Watering the Tree of Liberty' with blood?

and lets not even talk about all the conservtive militants who have been
busted for planning attacks on police and federal buildings...

But a non-violent protest on Wall Street is "Oh my gosh, here comes the wave of death and destruction!!!!!!!!"?? Sheesh...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-10-11 14:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Like I said, projection. Conservatism seems to me to have amply demonstrated itself to be rooted in a fundamental inability to imagine or empathize with 'the other', therefore everything is in terms of what they would do or what they would fear.
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Steve: Hal 9000 (2001)
User: anton_p_nym
Date: 2011-10-11 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Hal 9000 (2001)
I propose a new American holiday, Glenn Beck Day; like Guy Fawkes Day but instead of burning effigies of a masked guy you instead make a field filled with straw men and then futilely beat them with sticks while either crying or foaming at the mouth. Oh, and of course keep the liquor and fireworks bit.

-- Steve too is awaiting the oncoming tide of liberal protesters declaming the necessity for "Second Amendment" solutions to the crisis.
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-10-12 00:56 (UTC)
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Um, yeah, this was going to be my point. The Left isn't the political side of the aisle bragging that it has more guns than its opponents.
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