We are all savages, inside. A good letter and answer by the Rumpus on jealousy, the green headed monster. Specifically jealousy for those who have attained "more, faster" than we have in writing. It's a monster I've wrestled with as I've seen friends and acquaintances move to completion of writing projects and goals faster than I. But just as she suggests, I have a good "Get Over Yourself" modality. (Grokked from Catherine Schaffer)
As a counter to the stories about the county clerks who refuse to follow state law and directions when it comes to same sex marriages (or civil unions), there are legions of those who would like to do things that the law forbids them. Because the vast majority of them are human and they care about their jobs and helping people. (Grokked form ChiaLynn)
Well, here we are, climbing the second hill of Fukushima. There's a general sense of having been had and an unease about what actually happened now that so much of what was first reported turned out to be bullpuckey.
Sarah Goslee can't fix stupid. It's no fun if you just make shit up, you know. But then, after however many years with Fox News, I guess I'm not all that surprised that some conservatives have a distinct disconnect with reality or those pesky facts that come along with it.
Speaking of just making shit up, an essay about the pro-life movement and their so called concern for women. I'll say it again, the Pro-Life movement is not anti-abortion, it's anti-feminism. The use the anti-abortion sentiment to swell their ranks and give them legitimacy. Instead it's all about rolling back the social progress of the 60s and 70s, in this case regarding women's reproductive health. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The Anthony Weiner scandal really doesn't interest me very much, but this is hilarious coming from the Majority Leader of a party that has so many of it's members resign over sex scandals in the last 5 years. Really, Eric Cantor, do I need to roll out the list? As Jon Stewart remarked after comparing how Fox News hosts treated Common as compared to Johnny Cash and Ted Nuggent, "This isn't even fun anymore. We've taken to hiding the tapes around the office to make it sporting."