Why I don’t self-publish — Charlie Stross is wise. Yes, this.
Rockets to Reefs — More on the recovered Saturn V engines.
Comet Castle — Such a lovely photo.
The cycle of fear that drives assault weapon sales — The cause of gun control in the US is lost unless we address the underlying anxiety that makes people feel safer armed. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Boy kills Georgia infant in stroller, police say — Yep. Definitely safer with more guns. Absolutely. Nothing to see here, citizen, move along.
The Lyndon Johnson tapes: Richard Nixon’s ‘treason’ — Reminds me of Reagan’s October surprise. Republican have never failed to put partisan interest over national interest, have they? (Via
For Sen. Portman, Sen. Kirk and the rest of us: The next big step is the important one — It’s the realization that because I didn’t understand others’ situation or others’ perspective until I myself faced the same thing, I should then strive to listen and to learn and to see the world through others’ eyes so that I can better understand the world without having to experience every situation, every injustice, every ordeal personally. One fundamental definition of conservatism is “lack of empathy”.
Phil Donohue Recalls how he Was Fired From MSNBC for Being anti-war — Progressives really were right on that one, and conservatives dead, dead wrong. Not that any FOX News viewer will ever come to understand that.
QotD?: Who are you trying hard to look like?
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (WRPA, revisions)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours stationary bike
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Guards, Guards by Terry Pratchett