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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-29 05:12
Subject: [links] Link salad dances the cotton-eyed joe
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Tags:books, cancer, culture, endurance, healthcare, history, language, links, personal, politics, reviews, tech
A reader reacts to Endurance — They liked it. Interestingly, they read and enjoyed this book without having previously read Green. That pleases me.

The Tweets of War: What’s Past Is PostableRe-enacting historical events on Twitter with realtime WWII. (Via my Dad.)

Fluorescent Spray Could Help Surgeons Identify Cancer Quickly — Having been the recepient of an erroneous surgical procedure which also missed an existing tumor, this might have saved me immense trouble. Though I wonder how much good it does for tumors embedded within healthy tissue, as opposed to on the surface of an organ.

Virtually indestructible robostarfish penetrates tiny cracks

Reverse Mentoring Cracks WorkplaceTop Managers Get Advice on Social Media, Workplace Issues From Young Workers. I don't normally bother to link to the Wall Street Journal, which is basically FOX News for the 1%, with all the same lies and distortions of reality, but this is interesting and nonpolitical.

Flaming Napalmed KnickersLanguage Log (again) on the completely and objectively false conservative meme that Obama uses "I" more often than other presidents, and is therefore a narcissist. I especially like this comment, which could apply to virtually all conservative allegations about Obama: Frankly, I'm disappointed in these people. Can't they invent new fabrications instead of tediously repeating old ones?

God and man and William F. Buckley

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? — Conservative David Frum: I can’t shrug off this flight from reality and responsibility as somebody else’s problem. I belonged to this movement; I helped to make the mess. Something very, very few conservatives are willing to say. Good for him for at least partially owning up to the hideous monstrosity the GOP has become.

The Price of IntoleranceIt’s early yet for a full accounting of the economic damage Alabama has done to itself with its radical new immigration law. And it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of small-minded conservative bigots. But I repeat myself. Reality, meet ideology. More on this in other Southeastern states pushing little brown people out in the name of pursuing immigration 'reform'.

Secret Bill To Be Voted On Today Would Allow The Military To Sweep Up US Citizens At Home Or Abroad — This is beyond disgusting. Where are those self-proclaimed Constitution-loving conservatives now? (Via [info]danjite.)

?otd: Would you have been married a long time ago?




11/29/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (fitful)
Weight: 211.0
Currently (re)reading: The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Kenneth Mark Hoover
User: kmarkhoover
Date: 2011-11-29 14:56 (UTC)
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Good article by Frum. It's about time some of these con$ervatives take responsibility for their actions. I know they jabber 24/7 about personal responsibility, but mostly what they mean is "protect my white privilege."

Still and all, I don't care if the GOP implodes and goes into the dustbin of history along with the Whigs. Frankly, it's where they belong. I just don't want them to drag down the rest of the country (and ostensibly the world) as they rush headlong into the sewer.
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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-11-29 15:05 (UTC)
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Return ?otd: Is 40+ years a long time?
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Marshal Zombie
User: skylion
Date: 2011-11-30 14:13 (UTC)
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Don't know how that guy got any writing done on his Oh Woe to the GOP essay, for all his hand wringing. Only to go on about his supposed 'presumption'. Hey, buddy, that's our job as a reader, when you do it, it's called, 'being mealy-mouthed' and finally, if I was this guys journo instructor I would have failed him for plagiarism. His woebetides read like a copy and paste from the Democrats on what's wrong with his party...
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