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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-09-18 05:38
Subject: [links] Link salad has an aching shoulder
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Srdce světa (Jay Lake) — A Czech review of Mainspring. They didn't like it very much, insofar as I can tell via Google Translate.

Philip Athans on Shared Worlds and “The Fathomless Abyss”SF Signal with an interesting interview.

Enormous Roman Mosaic Found Under Farmer's Field — Cool. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

The Dornier Flying Boat — More of my unreasonable love of flying boats.

Orbiter spots 'dry ice' snowflakes falling on Red Planet

Arctic Sea Ice Melt May Trigger Extreme European Winter — When we're all hip deep in rising ocean levels, conservatives will still be making excuses for ignoring reality.

A Letter from a Scared Actress — Neil Gaiman with a letter from one of the people in that anti-Islam film which is causing so many problems. It's weird, and terrifically unfortunate. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Why I Love Mormonism

GOP Civil War Is Coming as Mitt Romney Campaign Flails in Video’s WakeThe video carping about government moochers may well have sealed it. Mitt Romney is going down and the fight already is on for the future of the Republican Party. The battle will be bitter—and prolonged. America should be so lucky as to see our conservative movement self-destruct.

Obama missed chance to seal victory over Romney

The True Face of 'Voter Fraud' — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the conservative contempt for democracy as practiced by non-white people in America.

Also, Nazis! — Jim Wright on Rick Santorum's statement that conservatives "will never have the elite, smart people on our side." Which pretty much does say it all. Out of their own mouths, no less. Wow. Do you really want to live in a country governed by the Legion of Stupid? Irony really is dead, and staked out at the crossroads. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Tax Cuts For The Rich Do Not Spur Economic Growth: Study — Proven by a study. And the last three decades of experience. And common sense. None of which will trouble the beautiful minds of conservative America, of course, since this is merely evidence while they have ideology.

Paul Ryan, UbermenschWhy does the vice-presidential candidate keep hyping his physical prowess? Especially when he keeps lying about it.

Romney Camp Won’t Offer Specifics On New Pledge To Provide Specifics — Because reasons. Shut up, you pinkos. The 47% can just mind their own damned business.

Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters — In case you were somehow unaware of what the GOP thinks of the little people like you and me.

The “Utter Disaster” for Romney — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on Romney's latest idiocy. My only question is why is anyone surprised?

Romney is off-messageWhat Romney said at a fundraiser last April makes him sound bitter and divisive. Um, that's because he is bitter and divisive. That's what conservatism is in modern America.

Tax Deadbeat Romney Calls other non-Taxpayers Leeches — Juan Cole with a devastating deconstruction of Romney's inadvertent honesty about the conservative worldview.

?otD: Advil or Tylenol?

Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (1,900 words on a Green novelette, plus 30 minutes of WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 5.5 (solid)
Weight: 235.0
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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Submarine Bells: backlit
User: submarine_bells
Date: 2012-09-18 21:51 (UTC)
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If you like flying boats, you may find this Russian doco on Ekranoplans of interest. I found it fascinating.

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Jay Lake: tech-dirigible
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-09-19 00:18 (UTC)
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I love Ekranoplans!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2012-09-19 02:27 (UTC)
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AoTD: Advil. Tylenol, ironically enough, upsets my stomach.

Megaera (who is having Issues with LJ and can't post from my own account right now)
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-09-19 20:59 (UTC)
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>>...Rick Santorum's statement that conservatives "will never have the elite, smart people on our side." Which pretty much does say it all.<<

I'm sure I've said this before here, but once again I'm reminded that when people called me elitist I just responded that I was no more elitist than William F. Buckley. And how I stopped saying this because it seemed people had already forgotten who Buckley was.

I'm also now reminded of my recent LJ shredding of an anti-welfare joke, where someone sticking up for it told me it wasn't fair to use my "intelligence and education" to tear the joke apart.

Edited at 2012-09-19 08:59 pm (UTC)
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