Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad heads for corn country

Giant genome study finds tiny links between genetics and schoolingHuge study finds few genes, effects that barely register.

8 biting responses to Erick Erickson's biological critique of 'breadwinner moms' — Because being a conservative means never having to check your facts.

From the Mouths of Babes Look, I understand the supposed rationale: We’re becoming a nation of takers, and doing stuff like feeding poor children and giving them adequate health care are just creating a culture of dependency — and that culture of dependency, not runaway bankers, somehow caused our economic crisis. But I wonder whether even Republicans really believe that story — or at least are confident enough in their diagnosis to justify policies that more or less literally take food from the mouths of hungry children. As I said, there are times when cynicism just doesn’t cut it; this is a time to get really, really angry. Ah, compassionate conservatism: as always from the GOP, a giant, ringing "fuck you" to everyone who isn't white, male and monied.

The GOP is too juvenile to govern — Also, this just in: water is wet.

Former Bachmann Staffer: Lies Okay Because Her Constituency Believes Them — That's the entire conservative political-media complex in a nutshell, right there. They don't even pretend anymore. Wow. (Via [info]madwriter.)

QotD?: Do you know the way to Omaha?

Writing time yesterday: 0.5 hours (revisions to "Rock of Ages")
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (airport walking to come)
Weight: 247.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block scamming disaster aid slush funds: 0
Currently reading: Thud by Terry Pratchett

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