Popular Atomics: Periodic Table Is New Touchstone of Geek Chic — Chemical Elements Are All the Rage; ‘Breaking Bad’ and Daniel Radcliffe Attest. (Via David Goldman.)
The Great New England Vampire Panic — Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living. More here: Meet the Real-Life Vampires of New England and Abroad (Snurched from Cora Buhlert.)
Top Ten ways Corporate Food is Making us Fat and threatening our Food Supplies — Juan Cole is talking about the producer end, not the fast food end.
Overdue Link Sausages of Confidential Origin — Scrivener’s Error on a number of interesting political and publishing issues, but most notably the election of judges.
Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far) — Compare this to the GOP’s number one legislative priority, “to make Obama a one term president.” Or 33 votes in the House to repeal Health Care Reform. What has the GOP done for you lately except say “No”? (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Let My People Vote — Sarah Silverman on the Republican fraud of voter id requirements.
Voting Wrongs — “I believe that the wrongdoing we are seeing in this election is more menacing even than what went on then. [During] Watergate… the president and his aides attempted to interfere with the nominating process of the opposition party. But the current voting rights issue is even more serious: it’s a coordinated attempt by a political party to fix the result of a presidential election by restricting the opportunities of members of the opposition party’s constituency–most notably blacks–to exercise a Constitutional right. This is the worst thing that has happened to our democratic election system since the late nineteenth century, when legislatures in southern states systematically negated the voting rights blacks had won in the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution.” (Via
Bill Clinton: I don’t know if Hillary will run in ’16 — She must be so tired.
Mitt Romney Is Driving The GOP To Pieces: Countdown Day 46 — America should be so lucky.
Blahs And Browns To Form Scary Legion Of America Doom — Mitt Romney and the soft bigotry of bigotry.
Romney: U.S. ‘middle income’ is $200K to $250K per year — This man is very confused. And he wants to be your president. The U.S. census bureau reported on Thursday that the U.S. median annual household income in 2011 was $50,054 — that is, half of American households make about $50,000 or less.
?otD: What is this Sunday you speak of?
Writing time yesterday: 0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0 hours (chemo)
Hours slept: 12.5 (solid, with napping)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo