Making Old Muscle Young — Researchers boost growth of muscle stem cells to stop age-related muscle deterioration. This is worth living in the 21st century for.
Federal Lands in the US — Another interesting image from Strange Maps.
Even the Antarctic winter cannot protect Wilkins Ice Shelf — The liberal myth of global warming suckers a major Antarctic ice shelf. Even the climate is a traitor on climate change! Don’t they have Rush Limbaugh down there?
In Praise of Oklahoma — Money shot: Just recently, Inhofe informed the nation that global warming was “the second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state.” Got to love conservatives. Inhofe is a sitting Republican senator elected by a majority (or at least a plurality) of voters in Oklahoma. And people wonder why this country is in the ditch, with thinking like that in charge. It’s so cute what Republicans believe. (Snurched from I forget where in the blogosphere.)
Report Questions Pentagon Accounts — A WaPo story about where the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere originated. Let’s just the say the “few bad apples” theory isn’t looking any more credible than it did before. Money shot: “Senior officials in the United States government sought out information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees.” Remember back when the GOP claimed to be all about the rule of law? Just more pixie dust from the American Right. Are you proud of your Republican Party?
C.E. Petit on the Boumediene ruling — This is the recent Gitmo ruling from the Supreme Court, and he’s specifically commenting on Scalia’s shallow opportunism (my words, not his) in the dissent.
George Will on the same question — He calls BS on McCain’s comments. Interesting. Clearly, much like the Wilkins Ice Shelf, the liberals have gotten to Will as well, since with this column he is now objectively pro-terrorist.
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 259
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia [ Amazon ]