[links] Link salad’s real self sings the song

A thoughtful, mixed reader review of Green

Mainspring reviewed — I think this review may be a reprint, but it’s running fresh if so.

Me video interviewed by Joy Ward — At Transmissions From Beyond.

on authors, ebooks and income — She’s pretty pissed.

City of New York Municipal Airports — A truly mighty poster from a truly mighty age.

Oooh! Thunderbirds!

Waterway to OrbitAPOD with a lovely photo of the last shuttle night launch.

Tennessee TV News Station Runs Hysterical Piece Painting Muslim Community as Terrorists — Stay classy, conservative America. And pray to your god that your beliefs never get on the public shit list, because you’ve got some deep, bad karma coming.

Republican Tim Pawlenty apparently owns a dictionaryI think President Obama is governing as a movement liberal. I don’t think that rises to the level of being a socialist. He’s pretty much the only Republican figure who has a clue what “socialist” means, other than “nasty name I can call a liberal to get votes.” Maybe he owns a dictionry. Though it is cute that he thinks Obama is a liberal. Cue the Limbaugh apology watch.

Department of improbable results — According to Esquire, 68% of Viginia Republicans either don’t believe or aren’t sure that Obama was born in the United States, while 87% of the Republican leadership considers this a “fringe” view. Um, guys, way to listen to your own base. It’s your damned message they’re buying into. Your party has become the fringe. (Slide 12, btw.)

‘Warning: Tea Party In Danger’: Leader Slams Palin As ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’ — I can’t help it, I find this hilarious. One of the supposed leaders (?) of the Tea Party movement is angry that “Tea Party members are being eyed as just another piece of voting meat” by the GOP, that they and their concerns are being used for political gain. Um, guys? I’ve been asking since 1980 why street-level conservatives put up with exactly this behavior from the GOP. Nice of you to finally notice. Now excuse me while I go cut a huge, steaming slice of schadenfreude pie. With ice cream.

?otD: What do you do when the old man’s gone — do you want to be him?


2/13/2010
Writing time yesterday: 75 minutes (revisions on Endurance)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.25 (very poorly)
This morning’s weigh-in: 225.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 9/10
Currently reading: [between books]

4 thoughts on “[links] Link salad’s real self sings the song

  1. Seanan says:

    I don’t know that I’m “pretty pissed” so much as “pretty disappointed and really wondering why it’s not okay for me to slap stupid people in the head, since it’s apparently okay for them to wish my livelihood away.”

    1. Jay says:

      You put the words right into my mouth.

      Mmm.

      Again! Again!

      1. Seanan says:

        Seriously, even Kate is having trouble saying “No, Seanan, you can’t set people on fire,” and that’s like her job.

  2. Cora says:

    I find the entitlement mentality of those people just sad. For example, the sixty-something retiree with the two homes can’t be that strapped for cash that she can’t afford to pay more than 9.99 for a book. She simply doesn’t want to.

    As for people leaving one-star reviews for books they deem “too expensive”, I never had much faith in Amazon’s reader reviews anyway. But the flood of one-star reviews from enraged Kindle readers has completely destroyed what little credibility the system had.

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