It really was too wet to do much, but I rinsed off the front of the house (I'll need to pressure wash it next year) and I put away the water barrels and garden hose. I also scraped all the leaves off the drive. The lawn is covered, but it's too wet to even used the blower, given the damage I did emptying the barrels. The lawn needs mowed, and who knows when that will happen. I also need to get the leaves off the roof. There's an accumulation in the line between the dormer and the rest of the roof. On the back side there's a mound growing.
Catherine Shaffer talks about the writer's niche when it comes to blogging blatherization.
An open letter to Bible thumping idtios that doen't know what they're talking about when it comes to libraries. Of which these stickers may also be helpful. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Jo Sprunk with just how much backstory and when to insert it is enough or important. No real decisions, but some good thoughts there.
One of the great things about Viable Paradise was the fabuolous food they fed us. And here is Mac's recipe for corn and black bean salad. We didn't have that, but "yum."
This is how scientific paradigms change. There's now confirmation of actual evidence that points to human occupation of North America pre-Clovis.
Some more charts on taxes and the 53 vs 47 fight. Notice how both corporate and "other" taxes shrink over the years to be replaced by payroll (not income) taxes.
More on what OWS is all about. That's a nice info graphic on where we stand in the world in relationship to income distribution. For an "ineffectual" movement, they've been changing the discourse in American politics. Which, I think is good. Which is also why the right wing media is freaking the fuck out. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
A note to the 53% from Afghanistan. Yeah, that. (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)
Hey look, our conservative governor want to increase regulation and limit your property rights. Say, aren't conservatives supposed to be against that?
In case you're still belaboring under the impression that it's a liberally biased media, some coverage stats between the GOP candidates and President Obama. Also of note, remember the whole "the media just doesn't give President Bush any coverage for the good things he does" argument? Hear that so much from the left side? (Grokked from Jay Lake)