Why David Petraeus’s Gmail account is a national security issue
Where are all the millennial feminists? — I understand the frustration, but doesn't this count as a 'win' for feminism?
Memo to the Right Wing: Women Know You Really Have Our Backs — Hahahah. (Thanks to Marta Murvosh.)
It all makes sense now — A brilliant interpretation of gay marriage and legalized marijuana. (Via Lisa Costello.)
Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election — Nope, no racism in conservative America. These are only "facts" and "data", which as any good conservative know have a conservative bias.
What The 2012 Election Would Have Looked Like Without Universal Suffrage — These five maps look at how the 2012 election would have played out before everyone could vote. No wonder the GOP worked so hard at suppressing votes. It really was the only way they could win.
Training up children in the way they should go — Slacktivist Fred Clark on Christianist brainwashing of children into reflexive homophobia, and how that distorts their thinking over the long term.
"Ex-Gay" Counsellor Arrested For Molestation Of Two Young Men — Hey, look, another Christianist homophobe caught fooling around with men. Because, yeah, insofar as I can tell, religious homophobia is major case of psychological projection every damn time. Any time I see a conservative preacher or political railing against teh gay, I assume self-loathing closet case. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues — Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of theofascist thugs.
Why Didn’t Religion Matter More in This Election? — (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Fox News Guest: Obama Won by Lying About 'Rape Camps' Under Romney — Conservatives really are unhinged, on the plain face of their own words.
Rachel Maddow on Obama's Re-election — hio really did go to President Obama last night. And he really did win. And he really was born in Hawaii. And he really is legitimately President of the United States. Again. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats And so on and so on.
Texas Republican Wants State To Leave U.S. Over Obama Win — “We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.” Apparently, Republicans only like representative democracy and Federalism when their guys win. Admittedly, this is pretty fringe stuff even by the very loose standards of the GOP, but still sadly unsurprising.
Florida's West refuses to relinquish seat in Congress to Murphy — Math says Allen West lost his Florida congressional seat to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. West begs to differ. That's the really great thing about being a conservative. When those liberal "facts" and "data" don't agree with your ideology, your ideology is always right. Conservatism cannot fail you, you can only fail conservatism.
Orca — Language Log is both funny and serious about the failure of Money Boo Boo's Orca software.
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Hours slept: 10.5 hours (8.5 hours fitful plus nappy)
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating guns and enforcing gay marriage: 0
Currently reading: Mirrordance by Lois McMaster Bujold