The Best Astronomy Images of 2012 — The Bad Astronomer flogs the beauty of the universe. (Via
Florida Pawn Shop Owner Will Sell No More Guns Forever — “I dropped my daughter off at school this morning. That was enough for me,” James said. “Conscience wins over making money.” Now, if only the rest of gun-owning and gun-selling America would have the same epiphany of conscience.
Hobby Lobby takes human biology to court, loses — It doesn’t matter if the evangelical gazillionaire owners of Hobby Lobby “believe” that emergency contraception causes abortions. It does not do that. Nor does it matter if this belief is passionately sincere and sincerely passionate. Sincerity and passion won’t make it any less incorrect. That actually describes most of the conservative movement these days. Sincere, passionate, and wrong on the plain face of the facts regarding everything from evolution to guns to gay marriage to climate change to supply side economics. Except I doubt the sincerity of much of the conservative leadership and commentariat. The grift has become bleedingly obvious in many cases, from Sarah Palin to Rush Limbaugh.
?otD: Do some things, they come too late?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.0 hours (9.0 hours very fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (30 minutes on the stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching critical thinking to the children of conservatives: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks