Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad heads for the mountains

Bottoms up to less-gross superbug cure

Engraved Penises Reveal Birth Date of Italian City

Authorities: 14-year-old boy shot, killed 2 men during Ore. hunting trip, then wounded himself — Because more guns make us all safer. I know I sure feel safer now. Do you?

Obamacare and the Conscience of a Radical What if the health-care law's shortcomings aren't just missed opportunities but moral outrages?

Americans Think GOP's Top Priority Is Troublemaking — What the hell else did you think Senator McConnell meant when he said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

A Modest Proposal for Ending Congressional Gridlock

Fighting for the Sake of FightingOf all the bad reasons to persist in a failed effort, this has to be one of the worst. Continuing in a fight simply to avoid the embarrassment of admitting that the fight was always pointless is absurd. There are no good ways “out” for House Republicans at this point, but there are better and worse ways to react to the failure of the defunders’ gambit.

What’s the fight about? Republicans struggle to explain — Nice to show we shut down the entire government for this principled stance.

The Lonely War Of Marlin StutzmanA largely unremarked element of the etiology of the prion disease currently afflicting the Republican party -- and therefore, alas, the country -- is the carefully cultivated, and by now deeply inculcated, sense of conservative victimhood that has been a prime element of conservatism's emotional appeal since long before Richard Nixon rose to power on it. They are always beset. They are always besieged.

Conservatives Made It Up: Harry Reid Didn't Dismiss Funding Treatment For Children With Cancer — When you can't prevail on your own merits, you lie. That's the Republican party in a nutshell.

?otD: Altitude or attitude?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 241.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block implementing Kenyan Muslim socialism by helping poor people see doctors: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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