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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-04 07:05
Subject: [links] Link salad wanders into the weekend
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Tags:gender, healthcare, links, movies, personal, politics, process, publishing, religion, reviews, science, sex, stories, videos
"A Long Walk Home" is on this year's Locus Poll ballot — In case you liked this Sunspin novelette. You can read it here.

A reader reacts to Visitants, ed. Steve Jones — Including comments on one of my stories.

Not So Wild Review: Schlock Mercenary — I've said before that I think Schlock Mercenary is some of the very best long form SF around. This reviewer frames his praise differently, but seems to share my same fundamental opinion. (Via @howardtayler.)

Release the hounds! — Miranda Suri on learning to outline novels. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

I Greet You in the Middle of a Great Career: A Brief History of Blurbs — Heh. (Via @legalnomads.)

How Do We Get There? — Cat Valente asks about the development of post-scarcity societies.

An obsessive history of The Elements of Style and what makes it a cultural treasure. — Even unto being wrong on a number of points of grammar and usage...

Indie Game: The Movie — For those interested in that sort of thing.

Space voyages shouldn't become politically incorrect

Komen Reverses Decision on Planned Parenthood Funding, Is Still Likely Full of ShitKomen blatantly, obviously, and deliberately targeted Planned Parenthood. Their board room is still staffed with conservative donors and at least one vocal anti-choice politician. They're still a conservative political organization masquerading as a feel-goodery for people who just want to help cure cancer.

Komen May Continue to Fund Some Planned Parenthood Grants — A pro-life site accuses Planned Parenthood of being "dishonest thugs". This coming from the political movement that operates "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" (profound dishonest fake clinics meant to deceive and entrap desperate pregnant women) and actively encourages the murder of doctors (unconditional thuggery)? Project much? Of course you do, you're conservatives.

Komen backlash: Public turns fury on vice president Karen Handel

The big backlash against bullying women — Sadly, conservative America controls the discourse, and profits politically and culturally from the bullying of women. It's not going to stop.

Indiana backing away from bill allowing creation "science" into classroomsMany similar bills are introduced in state legislatures each year and, in cases where their sponsors speak to the press, they tend to reveal a great deal of ignorance regarding both science and the law. In terms of science, they tend to misunderstand the meaning of the term "theory," think that there are multiple scientific explanations for life's diversity, or suggest evolution is a theory for life's origin. The Indiana bill's sponsor, Dennis Kruse, appears to get all of these wrong. It's tough getting ahead when you're flat fucking wrong in terms of both reality and the law, but conservatives will persevere. And they succeed far too often.

Romney's political success is a mixed blessing for Mormon ChurchHis presidential candidacy could be a breakthrough 'JFK moment for Mormons,' but it could also stir up more negative publicity for the church. I was sympathetic to Romney on the issue of religious criticism until he made it clear he wouldn't have a Muslim in his cabinet.

Chris Christie and the Nation-State Project — Ta-Nehisi Coates on conservative ignorance of history. Many of the actual people who were beaten and killed "in the streets"--Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, for instance--were attempting to secure the very right which Christie, bizarrely, believes they should have exercised. It's almost as if he doesn't know what the Civil Rights movement actually was.

As Romney’s slip-ups show, gaffes nearly unavoidable on modern campaign trail — Nush mostly just babbled. Romney's gaffes are golden soundbites for his opposition.

?otd: Ink much?




2/4/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (busy with tattoos and Dad time)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
Weight: 229.8
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-04 20:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You know, if Romney does get the nomination (more and more likely), who are all the evangelical conservatives who think Mormons are cultists going to vote for?
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Marshal Zombie
User: skylion
Date: 2012-02-05 03:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As far as Komen/Girl Scouts go. I'm planning on buying extra boxes and sending them to the Komen orginazation with nice letter that asks them to share.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2012-02-05 15:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/romney-on-muslims-in-his-cabinet/

We don't know what was actually said in the initial exchange between Romney and Mr. Ijaz, because their accounts differ. But Romney's officially stated position, in response to the claim that he said he would not appoint a Muslim to his cabinet, is that he was misinterpreted and that he is open to doing so.

So I hardly think it's fair for you to characterize that as "[Romney] made it clear he wouldn't have a Muslim in his cabinet."
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-05 15:55 (UTC)
Subject:
Thank you for the information. I'll make an update on this in tomorrow's Link Salad.
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