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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-11 07:13
Subject: [links] Link salad's gonna make momos
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Art photography: When 'reality isn't good enough'

The Super-villain's Dress-Code

Negotiating with hallucinations

Male sandpipers do better by choosing sex over sleep — Been there, done that.

Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New ZealandA navy officer described the floating spectacle as the "weirdest thing" he had seen at sea.

Gmail's 2-Step Verification: Some FAQs

Heat Wave: The Best Reporting on our Rising Temperatures — A collection of items which may be of interest to those of you in the reality-based community.

Keystone — A fascinating article on the proposed pipeline.

David Berkowitz On Gun Control: The Son Of Sam Makes More Sense Than Most Politicians

Actual Election Fraud — By actual Republicans. Which would not be controlled at all by so-called "voter ID" laws.

He would have chosen his money — Digby asked the same question that a lot of the rest of us have been asking about Mitt Romney's taxes. Mitt has known since at least 2006 that he wanted to be the leader of most powerful nation on earth and probably much longer than that. But apparently he's never wanted it so much that he would willingly pay his taxes in such a way that they would be above reproach.

Mitt Romney: Gold Medal in Dishonesty — A one-time acquaintance and co-religionist of Romney's speaks out. (Via [info]madrobins.)

?otD: Got yak?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
Weight: 239.0
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski

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User: madrobins
Date: 2012-08-11 15:48 (UTC)
Subject: ?otD
Given that Avocado was throwing up at 4am, with subsequent parental help, today's AotD is: yup.
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User: skellington1
Date: 2012-08-11 22:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Will link salad share its recipe for momos? They're delicious!
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User: hrhqod1
Date: 2012-08-25 14:00 (UTC)
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Hey Jay,
I am very behind in my LJ reading.

I wanted to comment on the Thad McCotter story. First, it appears that this is not the first time his staff has done this. The petition sheets from 2008, and 2010 all seem to contain Xeroxes of the 2006 signatures. The subsequent reporting from the Detroit News basically implies "if the Congressman did know this was going on, shame on him, if he did not know, shame on him for not knowing what was going on in his district." These photo-copied petition signatures were not caught until this year; when a student assistant, checking the sheets, noticed the discrepancies. She was only assigned to check the sheets, because the district is newly redrawn, and she had to confirm that the signatories all lived in the newly drawn district. This implies that the Secretary of State didn't do her job of checking the petition sheets in past years, because she did not have to do so. So shame on her.

Second, I want to point out that this is not the only "election fraud" that is on the books this year for Michigan. Jase Bolger (he of "you can't say VAGINA” fame) may have paid "Democratic" State Rep Schmitt to wait until 4:50pm on filing day, and file to run for re-election, only this time as a Republican. They then paid a low level Republican Operative to file at 4:55, to run as a fake Democrat. While all this is smarmy, it wasn't illegal, Michigan is a non-registrant state, meaning anyone can call themselves whatever they want, as one does not have to register by party to vote, or even run for election. It became illegal when the idiot "fake Democrat" told the press money exchanged hands. Michiganders won't know if Schmitt was actually paid until after he files his primary campaign reports. Right now Schmitt has decided to pay the $100 penalty, for not filing on time. Then again, if it was a personal check to him, not his campaign, it won't show up in the campaign reports.

So yeah, Michigan politics: It get weirder and weirder.

Have a good one,

Carrie, who has not given up fighting the good fight.
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