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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-11 06:06
Subject: [links] Link salad crawls through chemo fog
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Tags:christianism, gay, gender, links, movies, personal, politics, race, religion, review, russia, sex, tech
Skyfall review: James Bond from a Russian perspective — This is more interesting for the history of Russia's relationship with James Bond than for its comments on the newest release. (Thanks to Marta Murvosh.)

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 SuffrageThese 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 goSlacktivist 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-electionhio 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 MurphyMath 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.

OrcaLanguage Log is both funny and serious about the failure of Money Boo Boo's Orca software.

?otD: Onward?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Hours slept: 10.5 hours (8.5 hours fitful plus nappy)
Weight: 226.4
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating guns and enforcing gay marriage: 0
Currently reading: Mirrordance by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2012-11-11 20:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>Fox News Guest: Obama Won by Lying About 'Rape Camps' Under Romney <<

I just assumed these would be built next to Obama's FEMA concentration camps, since the infrastructure was already there and stuff.
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User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2012-11-12 15:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As I recall, back during the scandal involving priests in the Catholic Church molesting young men, the suggestion that the priests were homosexual was considered homophobia by those on the left, who claimed molestation of minors had nothing to do with an adult's sexual orientation. (And, in fact, some studies support that conclusion: "... researchers found no statistical evidence that gay priests were more likely than straight priests to abuse minors.")

So you might want to re-examine your assumptions about the molestation case.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-12 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My issue with the Catholic Church isn't the alleged link between pedophilia and homosexuality, it's the generations-long coverup of molestation, placing the interests of the institution and its members above the interests of the children. Especially the many decades of treating the problem by simply reassigning priests to new parishes where they were free to molest all over again. That's a set of priorities and behaviors the Church has never come to terms with, and few if any of the senior leadership behind those decisions has ever been held accountable for.
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andelku: Apu
User: andelku
Date: 2012-11-13 18:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The millennial feminist article is so similar to the gen-x feminist articles from the mid-80s that I think they just took it out of an archive someplace and dusted it off.
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