[links] Link salad for a travel day

Don’t forget the Tourbillon tuckerization contest. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

The new film Repo – the Genetic Opera will be webcasting the score all day Monday — Tune in and check it out. (Thanks to jaborwhalky.)

Does it matter if black plus white equals black or multiracial? — The story is not as stupid as the headline. (Thanks to lt260.)

Transparency In Politics Can Lead To Greater Corruption — Huh. (Thanks to lt260.)

Arguments against same sex marriage — Fascinating arguments against same sex marriage, presented as a thought experiment by a proponent. I continue to aver there is no position against same sex marriage which isn’t rooted either in prejudice or religious dicta (or both, in many cases) — no one has yet shown me a social policy argument which stands without an underlying claim on the first type of argument. Opposition to same sex marriage is exactly parallel to opposition to interracial marriage, and just as socially reprehensible. (Link snurched from comments on a locked post on my flist.)

A Tiny Revolution on trust in the governmentOne consequence of the current economic implosion is the U.S. upper middle class is finally beginning to understand that everyone in positions of authority has been lying to them. Another fascinating sociopolitical squib which happens to align nicely with my perspective.

The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama — The GOP’s big source for oppo about Obama is someone who was once refused admission to the Illinois bar based on a psychiatric finding of “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.” When the facts are biased against you, you campaign with the lunatics you have.

Obama-Biden, McCain-Palin: Scandals by the Numbers — Remember kids, character counts! (Thanks to chriswjohnson.)

Body movement: airport walking
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.2
Currently reading: The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two by Anu Garg