Although it looks like some of my posts have bit the big one. Bastards.
You're living in the future when you find out about your (step) mother-in-law's death through a Google Alert report. No condolences needed, btw.
Shan-yu says, "Live with a man 40 years, share his house, his meals, speak on every subject. Then tie him up and hold him over the volcano's edge, and on that day, you will finally meet the man." More musing on the role of violence in our fiction.
The grilling of librarians has begun. As someone who lives in a school district that has a "media center" instead of a library I can tell you this is what they (the school boards, almost uniformly conservatives) envision the future as. Yet another part of the assault on education in this country. (pointed to by Neil Gaiman)
Some thoughts on the sharia hysteria so prevalent in conservative circles. Basically, I chalk it up to the modern function of conservatives calling names and accusing others of motivations they so openly carry. Note to conservatives, not everybody is like you. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
As the global climate deniers always like to say, follow the money. Strange what you find when you actually do that. Shocked, shocked I am… ah hell, no I'm not. (also Grokked from Jay Lake)
And as so often is the case these days, the fool speaks truth to power. As Jon Stewart says, "This isn't even fun anymore." (Regarding the invite of Common to the White House and the ensuing conservative hysterics) If you didn't see the show, you really need to watch that segment. If you have any respect for Fox News afterward, or the conservative thought process, you really aren't paying attention.