The physics of funerals — I can't decide if this is hilarious or horrifying. (Via
Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery
Putting the squeeze on planets outside our solar system — Using high-powered lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and collaborators discovered that molten magnesium silicate undergoes a phase change in the liquid state, abruptly transforming to a more dense liquid with increasing pressure. The research provides insight into planet formation.
Watery Alien Planets Might Be Stripped Dry by Gravity
UK scientists create robot that uses loo like humans — What could possibly go wrong?
What Dr. Seuss Books Were Really About
Babies and Kittens Venn Diagram — Hahaha.
Karen Handel calls Planned Parenthood a 'gigantic bully' — Project much, Ms. Handel?
Manchurian Catholic Democrats and JFK's Speech about Religion — Whatever issue may come before me as president -- on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject -- I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. That's what religion in politics should look like.
Obama Plans Shift in Birth Control Fight, Aides Say — I can't figure out if this is a win for good policy or a surrender on women's health to the usual conservative false witness and religious idiocy.
The unconscionable consequences of conscience exemptions — Catholics respond to their hierarchy's role in the latest birth control kerfuffle. It's not kindly. (Via
Obama and Purple America — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the politics of the last few years.
Repulsive progressive hypocrisy — Of Guantanamo and drones. Sigh. I hate it when my guys are the bad guys.
A political tip sheet for the rest of us — A lighter hearted rundown of the candidates to date. Laugh about it, shout about it.
Republicans Retreat on Domestic Violence — Why on earth is this a partisan issue? Disgusting, GOP. Just disgusting.
Quote of the Week: Creative Destruction — A squibs about the failures of Romney style capitalism.
Doing the math on Romney’s budget promises — Uh huh.
When will we get details from the Republicans? — If the only goal of the Republican Party is to make sure that the president is either a one-term president or that he fails, what does this say about the party?
?otd: Where did Tokyo go?
Writing time yesterday: 0.75 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Currently reading: Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal