Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad yawns and rolls over

The World’s Greatest Cupcake — Mmm. Steampunk cupcake. (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Things Black Presidents (and First Ladies) Are Not Allowed to DoThe growing list – according to Republicans and Republican-leaning media – of things white Presidents and their first ladies can do, but black ones can’t. Also, put their feet up on the desk. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

The Case for Way More MandatesInsurance mandates, far from being unique to Obamacare, are all around us. States require drivers to carry liability insurance. Your state government also provides you with—and charges you for—insurance against losing your job. The federal government mandates flood insurance for anyone living in a flood plain who has a federally insured mortgage. Social Security is mandatory insurance against a penniless old age, and the premiums are deducted from your paycheck, whether you like it or not. (Thanks to [info]scarlettina.)

Reagan-Appointed Judge Defends Roberts, Says GOP Has Become ‘Goofy’ — Another Manchurian conservative, clearly. Damn, we liberal-progressives were mighty clever all those decades ago.

?otD: Sleep much?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (goofing off)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 8.0 (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate

Tags: food, healthcare, links, personal, politics, race, steampunk

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