Stayed up too late last night writing my buns off. And then had about two hours of calming down time, so not much sleep was had. I also had to run errands over lunch, which means not too much time to look on these here interwebbies.
More proof our world is weirder than you think, fish mimics a mimic octopus for it's own protection. I believe that falls into the triple-spy realm of, "Huhn? What?" (Grokked from Jay Lake)
I'm a big believer in families of choice of heredity, but when older siblings stick up for their younger siblings this way, it makes the world a little nicer. (Grokked from Janiece)
Dissection of a winning map. Also, some great examples of what it means to be a designer and how the little choices we make can dramatically alter the impact of the medium. Not only could our clients use such knowledge, but unfortunately many designers also don't get this. Design = Communications, it isn't just making pretty pictures. "You have no doubt that every tiny decision on Imus’ map was made for a reason." Should all our designs receive such praise. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"Romney’s plan cuts taxes at greater rates for wealthier people. The average millionaire would thus pay $145,568 less in taxes in 2015 than they do today… Per (the Tax Policy Center), 'The Romney plan would reduce federal tax revenues… by $600 billion in calendar year 2015…" All while raising taxes on those who make less than $30,000. The current crop of republicans running are a joke. A bad joke being made at our expense. But then, they can't even tell the truth from fantasy (that's Paul Krugman's analysis of Romeny's jobs claims). There's helpful charts in each article.
"The real Rick Santorum is indeed a frothy mixture -- of self-interest, loose ethical standards, and careerism in a career that's been largely devoted… (to) the interests of big corporations and the wealthiest 1 Percent of Americans. It's a shame that more voters don't know that yet. That is the 'Google problem' that Santorum actually deserves." A Philadelphia Inquirer blog post outlining Santorum's career. Not a shining star of the people, but a corporate toady who lacks any real social values (except mouthing those that will get him elected). This is your champion, social conservatives? You ought to be ashamed (but we know you won't be). (Pointed to by John)
The Washington Post nails my thoughts about Newt Gingrich's concession speech. The angry Newt, disconnected from his own self-love, spewing venom become someone dared to mention his shit has a little odor, that's the Newt I remember. Glad to see I was right and that Newt hasn't changed one little bit. "(Newt) went so far as to suggest that the negative ads against him were not worthy of the sacrifices of American men and women in combat." It's called "narcissism", it's a sin, BTW (vanity if you didn't know), and it's something Newt has by the metric butt load. (Grokked from Jay Lake)