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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-08-30 06:45
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Chicago Thursday
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Tags:climate, culture, links, media, personal, politics, race, sex
Teen Sex: Fear Factor Vs Farce and Fabulous FantasyFeminist Mormon Housewives struggles honestly with the obvious.

Antarctic Methane: A New Factor in the Climate Equation

Whole Lot Of CrazyWhy is it that those folks who think of themselves as the biggest bestest Americans are always the first ones to talk about revolution and revolt when they think they’re going to lose an election? And you’ve really got to admire the raw naked crazy inherent in Judge Head, he’s the guy who thinks that raising taxes to help fellow Americans is communism, but raising taxes to hire his own private army to kill Americans and overthrow the government is somehow patriotic. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

RNC Attendee Allegedly Threw Nuts At Black CNN Camerawoman, Said ‘This Is How We Feed Animals’ — No racism here. Move along, citizen. Nothing to see.

Akin Accepts His True Political Persecutors: The Leaders Of The Republican Party

Lies, Damn Lies and G.O.P. Video — Who needs truth when you have righteousness on your side?

Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan LiesIn honest political debate, when a candidate says something that is not true, he is confronted by journalists and the public, and either gives evidence that it is true, or backs off. Ryan continues to insist on repeating known falsehoods, to the extent that even Fox Cable News lamented his dishonesty. Again, this is not partisan spin. THis is not he said, she said. These are knowing, flat-out lies being cynically told by the GOP for political gain. Enabled and unchallenged by Your Liberal Media, for the most part.

Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them — As far as conservatives are concerned, we have entered a "post-truth" era where the form of the message trumps the validity of the content every time. Which is a logic outgrowth of the privileging of willful ignorance through evolution denial, climate change denial, and the bizarre lies that the forced pregnancy movement tells itself to keep itself motivated.

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8/30/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (revisions to Other Me)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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