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Google’s maps app for iOS in near final testingA new report says Google is putting the finishing touches on its maps application for Apple’s iOS platform. God, I hope so. Then I can dump fricking Apple Maps.

Rare Meteorites Born In Asteroid Crashes — Cool!

Astronomer Tycho Brahe ‘not poisoned’, says expertThe 16th-Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is unlikely to have been poisoned, according to a researcher studying his remains.

$1.5M in iPad minis stolen from JFK airport in ‘GoodFellas’ style heist

We Need to Retreat From the Beach — I have often questioned the wisdom of rebuilding in flood zones. Hopefully the Tea Party can take some leadership here and insist that the government keep its hands off their roads and power and sewer and other infrastructure needs.

It’s time to end the federal war on drugs — Hey. [info]ericjamesstone and I agree on something.

5 Reasons Why the Christian Right Is Warning of a ‘Revolution’ — Because crying ‘havoc’ is easier than getting along with people who don’t look and act like you. Also, it generates more fund raising.

Top Georgia GOP Lawmakers Host Briefing on Secret Obama Mind-Control Plot — Yes, this is your Republican party. Welcome to the nut house. These are not sane people. And they have the respectability to mount closed door briefings for state senates.

Outgoing Maine GOP Chair Plans To Investigate Alleged Voter Fraud By ‘Black People’ — See? Conservatives aren’t racist! Besides, I’m pretty sure the term he wanted was “blah people“.

Maine GOP chairman sorry for voter fraud comments — If you weren’t a racist asshat in the first place, you’d have less to apologize for.

Still waiting for conservatives and Republicans repudiating voter suppressionThe GOP voter suppression effort was so blatant, so dishonorable, and so nearly successful that it deserves response. In too many states, GOP governors and secretaries of state sought to manipulate the mechanics of the voting process to hinder low-income, African-American, and Latino voters from casting their ballots. It’s because they cannot win on ideas. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

Republicans Want ‘Stuff’ TooBut [interest groups who are predominantly white, predominantly male, and rooted, electorally, in the old Confederacy] too want “stuff.” They want the right to discriminate against gay families. They want the right to enact poll-taxing. They want the law to force all pregnant women into labor. That many Americans disagree can only be the result of Chicago-style bribery. I win or you cheated.

Top Republicans say Romney didn’t offer specifics — Gee, ya think? No one on the Right was willing to admit that the emperor had no clothes during the Romney campaign, that’s for sure. They had “plans”, but the math was too complicated. Or something. And he’s certainly turning out to be a lousy ex-candidate.

?otD: Who was Russian’s favorite love machine?


11/16/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Hours slept: 9.25 hours (8.25 hours solid plus napping)
Weight: 219.8
Number of FEMA troops on my block confiscating guns and enforcing gay marriage: 0
Currently reading: Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold

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