Massive Lake Found Under Greenland Ice — It wasn’t me, I swear.
Billion-dollar climate denial network exposed — A network of 91 think tanks and industry groups are primarily responsible. One of conservative America’s chief contributions to the decline of human civilization: putting us at inflated risk to extreme climate change through opportunistic denialism. Those responsible will of course never be held accountable, because conservatives never are.
Utah? Yes, Utah. Wow. — Slacktivist Fred Clark celebrates the unexpected blow to bigotry in one of America’s most conservative, most religious states.
The cost of reading every book: We know their names — A sobering account of the history of the Library of Congress.
Classism in the Rise and Fall of the Duck Dynasty Patriarch — A sociological take on the Duck Dynasty kerfuffle. Interesting perspective, including a fascinating pair of photos.
Our God-Given Constitutional Right to a Television Show — The writer Josh Barro has compiled a heart-warming collection of affectionate and supportive notes sent by loving Christians hoping to save him from his sinful and murderous ways. Barro’s writings on Phil Robertson provoked this joyous outpouring of excellent news.
When the Right to Bear Arms Includes the Mentally Ill — Because guns make us all safer. Duh.
The “War on Christmas”: On Ethnocentrism and Blasphemy — But America never was a “Christian nation.” America was founded upon genocide and has chattel slavery enshrined in the Constitution. If anything, that makes our founding document satanic. Slaves built the White House and the US Capital for goodness sake. What is being “lost” in our nation isn’t Christianity but white hegemony (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Ooops, he did it again — If Rand Paul wants to avoid these questions, then he should avoid people who sympathize with white supremacists. And the same is true of the GOP writ large; if Republicans want to avoid accusations of prejudice or insensitivity, then the first step is to end the party’s association with lawmakers, officials, and activists who can’t help but indulge their worst instincts.
The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original ‘Welfare Queen’ — Ah, the germ of truth behind one of Ronald Reagan’s most cherished and persistent lies. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)
?otD: Can you see your hands?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block falsifying climate change data: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)