My short story "Spendthrift" will be in the forthcoming anthology Coins of Chaos
Surviving the World on steampunks
Top Ten Likely Consequences of Muslim anti-US Embassy Riots
Occupy movement turns 1 year old, its effect still hard to define — Since Occupy Wall Street sparked a nationwide movement, no broad tangible result has emerged. To stay relevant, must it involve politicians?
O'Reilly's Accidental Support For Planned Parenthood Funding — More of that justly famed conservative intellectual consistency.
Kansas Goes Birther: State Board Considers Removing Obama From Ballot — The unswerving conservative commitment to representative democracy, political fairness and intellectual honesty continues.
Obama by the Numbers — Some serious neepery about the metrics of the current presidency.
Joining the Reality-Based Community — My old Republican worldview was flawed because it was based upon a small and particularly rosy sliver of reality. To preserve that worldview, I had to believe that people had morally earned their “just” desserts, and I had to ignore those whining liberals who tried to point out that the world didn’t actually work that way. I think this shows why Republicans put so much effort into “creat[ing] our own reality,” into fostering distrust of liberals, experts, scientists, and academics, and why they won’t let a campaign “be dictated by fact-checkers” (as a Romney pollster put it). It explains why study after study shows … that avid consumers of Republican-oriented media are more poorly informed than people who use other news sources or don’t bother to follow the news at all. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Mitt Romney’s Best-Known Mormon Critic Tells it All. One Last Time.
Erasing the Iraq War from Republican Party History — Amazingly enough, most conservatives seem to have forgotten that their party leadership launched a trillion dollar way of choice on knowingly false pretenses. Or else they blame it on Obama. This is akin to thinking that the Bush administration "kept us safe".
?otD: Cut up much?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (surgery)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 (interrupted)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo