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.
City of New York Municipal Airports — A truly mighty poster from a truly mighty age.
Waterway to Orbit — APOD 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 dictionary — I 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?
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]