Son and Heir? In Britain, Daughters Cry No Fair — It's kind of hard to know what to think about this.
Full moon at McMurdo station — Wow. Just wow. (Via
The hidden cost of terrorism: U.S. smoking — After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a million former U.S. smokers took up the habit again and kept puffing for at least two years, a researcher says. Really? (Via David Goldman.)
Chris Kluwe: Here’s what’s wrong with Ayn Rand, libertarians — A world full of Ayn Rands would be a terrifyingly selfish place, writes the outspoken NFL star in his new book.
Greg Mankiw and the Gatsby Curve — Paul Krugman on Greg Mankiw's blindly idiotic and self-serving defense of extreme economic privilege.
Church without God - by design — Atheist services. Huh. (Via Dad.)
God's Own Law — Steve Buchheit on Biblical laws and our allegedly Christian nation.
Obama to reveal “plan to prep for the impacts of climate change” on Tuesday — He'll make due on his inaugural address by sharing how the US can "lead global efforts." Oh, those liberal lies, based on mere "facts" and "data" when there's good conservative ideology out there to sustain the happily counterfactual and willfully ignorant.
QotD?: Will you ever? Did you ever?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (day overwhelmed with busy-ness)
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block installing Islamic footwashing sinks: 0
Currently reading: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg; I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett