Some Books Are More Equal Than Others — A middle school teacher is snotty about the classics versus that genre trash. Because, you know, you can’t learn anything from reading genre.
The secret of nym — Ah, words.
Do You Really Believe What You Say You Believe? — A question I have often asked myself, as the vast majority of faith claims are so staggeringly improbable on the sheer face of things that I never quite believe the believers. A failure of my own imagination, obviously, but a sadly persistent one.
Here are some of the death threats sent to a climate scientist — Because when you don’t have reality on your side, you’re pretty much stuck with invective and lies. C.f. the entire conservative movement, essentially. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Members of Congress trade in companies while making laws that affect those same firms — Mmm. Ethics. I expect no less from conservatives, but come on, Democrats. You’re supposed to be the good guys.
Old vs. Young — The Generation Gap is Back. Politics, American style.
US citizens leaving the country to avoid stiff tax bills — Now that’s trickle down economics. (Via David Goldman)
Scalia’s ‘intellect and integrity’ — He’s a conservative. The ends will always justify the means, all the while decrying the evil of situationalist liberals. ‘Nuff said.
?otD: When is your Monday?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 (solid)
Currently reading: Shattering the Ley by Benjamin Tate