Jay Lake, “Escapement” (2009) — A Romanian review of Escapement, not so much with the enthusiasm.
My entire genome has gone open source — In case you missed it yesterday.
I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results — Fascinating, and not terribly surprising. (Via Dad.)
In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything — This is pretty damned cool. (Via Dad.)
Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet — How one of the most notorious alleged hustlers in the history of e-commerce made a fortune on the Web (Via David Goldman.)
New Utah AG: Cost to defend same-sex marriage ban worthwhile — For conservatives, no expense is too high in defense of bigotry and religious privilege.
The ugly collusion between ‘religious faith’ and bigotry — [T]hose who are so damn eager to speak against the so-called sin of homosexuality would be best to remember the sin of lying, speaking ill of one’s brother, or bearing false witness. It is painfully self-evident that the commandment against bearing false witness is no longer important to most American Christianist leaders and politicians. Smug Republican Jesus gave them an exemption from Biblical inerrancy on that point, apparently. (Via Slacktivisit Fred Clark.)
Crude oil tanker derailment explosion town dodged bullet, Casselton, North Dakota mayor says — He said it is time to “have a conversation” with federal lawmakers about the dangers of transporting oil by rail. Hmm. A small town mayor in North Dakota in favor of more Federal regulation? Really? Who knew liberal-progressives had such a hold there. No good heartland conservative could possibly be calling for increased regulation, after all.
On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves — If you spend years letting your voters think Saddam Hussein was an agent of al-Qaeda, that passing a national health care program will result in the formation of Stalinist “death panels,” or that Barack Obama is secretly a foreigner, you’re going to end up with some loopy candidates prone to saying crazy things that will turn off voting majorities, which in turn will make it hard to the deliver policy objectives you actually care about for your big-money donors.
Amazing details from the drunken Moscow bender that got an Air Force general fired — This is why good conservatives support our troops no matter what. So loyal, patriotic Americans like General Carey aren’t vulnerable to purges conducted by the Kenyan Muslim socialist usurper currently occupying the White House.
The Myth Of Western Civilization — Ta-Nehisi Coates is angry in some magnificent ways.
?otD: Did you party last night?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.25 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a (traveling, no scale)
Number of FEMA troops on my block faking evidence for evolution: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)