Recommended Review in LOCUS for “Devil on the Wind” — Per Mike Jasper, our little collaborative story is out in the world doing good.
What’s in a Tweet? — Interesting squib on machine analysis of Twitter topics. I especially like the reference in comments to Twitter as an example of “terse media”. What a useful phrase.
Apollo 7 in flight over the Atlantic — This image from Vintagraph is pure Southern fried awesome sauce.
Evidence based smear campaigns — The most cogent explanation I’ve ever seen of the conservative media strategy of the past thirty years. In a nutshell, why the outragous deliberate counterfactuals stick.
In Defense of Arizona — Ta-Nehisi Coates on David Frum’s laughable justifications of the new Arizona immigration law. Racism is racism people, you can cloak it in principled rhetoric all you want.
Candidate says GOP liberated Europe in WWII — What does that even mean? Among other things, substantial portions of the GOP opposed our entering the war. More Tea Party nonsense, from a NY congressional candidate. For people who like to stand on history and tradition, their ignorance is appalling.
Police Find Car Bomb in Times Square — I will bet money on conservative terrorism, probably Christianist. Islamicists know how to build a working car bomb, for one thing.
Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo — So according to conservatives, using public grants to research climate change is fraud. This is weirder, worse and more alarming than the usual textbook defacing and media manipulation of the Right. Now they’re using the power of the government to directly suppress inconvenient facts.
?otD: Will there be phantoms and fires by the road?
Wrting time yesterday: none (chemo brain)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.75 (like a rock)
This morning’s weigh-in: 234.0
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 5/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: Maskerade by Terry Pratchett