The Arts Set — Scrivener’s Error is interesting on various aspects of literature, art and publishing.
‘I am one of the Fukushima fifty’: One of the men who risked their lives to prevent a catastrophe shares his story — They displayed a bravery few can comprehend, yet very little is known about the men who stayed behind to save Japan’s stricken nuclear plant. In a rare interview, David McNeill meets Atsufumi Yoshizawa, who was at work on 11 March 2011 when disaster struck.
An Iowa Farmer’s Quest for No Ordinary Pig — (Thanks to Dad.)
Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists say — Melting sea ice will allow ice-strengthened vessels to sail directly over the pole, and normal ships to take the ‘northern sea route’. It’s amazing, the lengths liberals will go to for their global warming conspiracy, right up to actually melting the Arctic ice cap to perpetrate the fraud that the Arctic ice cap is melting!
From Wary To Full Embrace: Obama’s Complete Turnaround On Gay Marriage — Another bigotry domino falls.
Republicans who didn’t vote for Violence Against Women Act say they did anyway because why not? — When your political ideas are socially and intellectually bankrupt, you may as well lie. That’s conservative morality in a nutshell, right there.
Mooching Off Medicaid — Paul Krugman on the conservative fetish for privatization no matter how much it drives up costs.
The Pope and Prisoner X — Both Israel’s poor handling of the Prisoner X debacle and the Vatican’s mismanagement of the pontiff’s resignation show how maintaining a culture of secrecy, whether through gag orders or media silence, is both damaging and counter-productive.
Voting is no ‘racial entitlement,’ Justice Scalia — So, Justice Scalia, when you spew that entitlement discourse from the bench you undermine the very core of our democracy. But you know what? I want to thank you for what you said. Because on Wednesday, you showed us all exactly who you are.
Romney is still wooing that all-important brown-hating vote, but why? — Because manufacturing more angry white men is all conservatives know how to do.
Continuing to Get the 2012 Election Wrong — It certainly didn’t hurt Obama’s chances that many Americans still held Bush responsible for the country’s woes, which created a significant obstacle to Republican efforts to pin blame on the incumbent, but that wasn’t the only problem. Republicans couldn’t distinguish their economic agenda from Bush’s economic record because there was little or no substantive difference between them, and the economic agenda that their nominee presented also happened to be irrelevant to most voters. Many Americans still hold Bush responsible for a perfectly good reason: reality.
QotD?: Did she follow you down for the kill?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (WRPA and editing)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (fitful)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike, yay hotel gym!)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for climate change: 0
Currently reading: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett