In Kentucky, a Family at the Center of the Earth — Jerry Bransford remembers the short day trips his family used to make to Mammoth Cave, half an hour away from their home in Glasgow, Ky. His father would tell him stories about how his family first came to know the cave as slaves but eventually became famous guides, starting a legacy that would last four generations.
Architecture May Influence Which Microbes Surround You — (Via David Goldman.)
Physicists start thinking beyond the LHC, consider reviving the SSC — Could the tunnels we drilled for a collider in Texas house a Higgs factory?
Exxon Valdez Oil Is Still Polluting the Prince William Sound 25 Years Later — Because the conservative ideal of industry self-regulation is so much better than any possible Federal regulatory process. Just ask the folks in West, TX.
Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock — In a response to a shareholder suggestion that Apple stop its environmentally friendly initiatives, the typically temperate Apple CEO draws a blunt line in the sand.
Should AGs Ignore Laws They Don’t Like? — I was living in Virginia in 2006, know one of the sponsors of the ban on gay marriage, and fully understand – as you do much better than I – the bigotry and discriminatory intent behind that and these other state constitutional amendments. In fact, it is entirely possible that the sheer number of these referendums and the animus behind them exposed to the vast majority of straight Americans, who may not have thought that much about their impact on real people. Over time, I think straight Americans who voted against gay marriage came to see that they were aiding and abetting bullies and hurting real people.
NPR whitewashes past of anti-gay Holocaust-revisionist hate group leader — Your Liberal Media.
Paralyzed GOP Lawmaker On Medicaid Opposes Medicaid Expansion — Meet the paralyzed Arkansas state Rep. who is voting against Medicaid expansion even though he has received more than $1 million of Medicaid funded hospitalization and rehabilitation and continues to be on Medicaid. He’s says the potential new recipients don’t work hard enough and probably just want to abuse prescription drugs.
Lawmaker Regrets Asking Why Men Can’t Rape If Women Can Get Abortions — Stay classy, conservative America. It’s what you do best.
Psychologists: Getting Liberals to Agree Really Is Like Herding Cats — This is pretty funny. Probably worth the read, whatever your personal politics. (Snurched from Fragano Ledgister.)
?otD: Is it a good day to fly?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (slightly fitful)
Body movement: 30 minutes
Number of FEMA troops on my block unjustly vilifying Ted Nugent: 0
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