Rocket-Powered 'Aerotrain' — Some awesome retrotech. (Via H—.)
Through a sun tunnel — APOD with an interesting image and write-up. I'd never heard of these.
Frankincense, Staple of Christmas, Doomed
Where the Tax-Cut Walkout Really Came From — Then, of course, along came the new Republican House majority under Newt Gingrich. They rewrote the formal rulebook which, to be entirely fair, really needed some of its more sclerotic provisions cleaned out. But they threw out the unwritten rules entirely. This culminated in the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and everything that has followed after, right up until this morning. They are not legislators. They are vandals in the house of democracy.
Speaker Cuts Off C-SPAN Cameras When Dems Attempt To Bring Vote On Payroll Tax Cut — The GOP: your party of good government. (Thanks to
?otd: When is the last time you watched the original Star Trek?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 10.5 (very fitful plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey