Bargain Book Club — A reading list for the almost-illiterate Heh.
Aggravated cat is subdued by Portland police after terrorizing family — Life imitates Portlandia.
95% of bank ATMs face end of security support — An estimated 95% of American bank ATMs run on Windows XP, and Microsoft is killing off tech support for that operating system on April 8.
Americans have no idea how much water they’re using — They also think everyone else should be efficient while they simply conserve.
Bieber Deposed — Can we trade him back to Canada? Maybe for Rob Ford?
Think a hangover will teach you not to drink? Guess again — It only delays the next drink if you’re short on cash.
Microbes and Metabolites Fuel an Ambitious Aging Project — Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
The Fat Drug — How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain. (Via David Goldman.)
U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall — Uninsured rate drops most among lower-income and black Americans. And amazingly, America has yet to collapse into smoking Socialist ruins.
Teens taunted by bullies are more likely to consider, attempt suicide — This just in: water is wet. I know the point of stories like this is that quantifiable study results can prompt official action, but as long-time victim of childhood bullying who had a lot of suicidal ideation and one semi-serious attempt, I have ask why anyone in authority over children needs to wait for academic approval?
Oh Lordy – on the forthcoming Christian film Persecution — Basically, this is a movie in which it’s overtly asserted that in order for Christians to be “free” the government cannot endorse the idea of fairness to all religions. Indeed, it seems that liberty has now been interpreted as a requirement to officially acknowledge that America is a Christian Nation and must adhere to Christian precepts.
Journalists should stop ‘balancing’ stories with Science Denialists: Cosmos’s Neil DeGrasse Tyson — Either that or go all the way. Every time a story runs about a weather satellite, a Flat Earth denialist should get equal time. It would be precisely as intellectually credible as evolution denial and climate denial, as the Bible clearly states that the Earth has four corners, and would help those elements in our culture hell bent on destroying any public understanding of science to further their political ends.
61% of young Republicans favor same-sex marriage — The Gay Menace strikes again, weakening the minds of young voters.
The Uses and Abuses of Reagan — One of Bush’s flaws is that he governed as more of a hard-line ideologue than Reagan ever pretended to be, and another is that he claimed to be an internationalist while making a mockery of America’s reputation in the world. Republicans should not be deluded into thinking that they are obliged to follow Bush’s example in order to honor Reagan, but neither should they feel compelled to respond to contemporary events as if nothing had changed in the last thirty years. Confidential to GOP in America: Want another Reagan? Elect another senile old fraud who projects a strong Daddy image. It worked for you last time.
?otD: How’s the cough?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (interrupted)
Body movement: 0 minutes (hall walking to come)
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching wives how to be submissive: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)