Ferrett Steinmetz on editing his Nebula nominated story, Sauerkraut Station.
Cat Valente on publishing's many faces (over at Boing Boing).
As a friend of mine once said, Logic, you're doing it wrong. That's a link to several videos about logic and argument and some of the problems that come along with it. (Grokked from Joe Hill)
You know, people like to talk about the sensible mid-west, with our mid-western values, etc (see the PBS special about The Amish). But what is masks the East Coast from is from a little West of the Mississippi to the Rockies, there are pockets of bat-shit insane people. Take for instance the Wyoming Legislature. (Pointed to by John)
And on the bat-shit insane craziness, there are, of course, the absurdist conclusions of certain trains of thought. Are YOU a pawn of the Orgasm Lobby? (Grokked from Paolo Bacigalupi)
Curiosity Counts with a video about the fight for minds in schools. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
God-moding Windows 7. In case you use that system. (Pointed to by John)
I would say Maureen Dowd is going a bit over the top except that what she's saying is basically becoming apparent to most sentient, politically aware adults in this country (other countries got hip to it a long time ago). The Republican Party is the party of the past. The long distant, hazy remembrance of a past that never actually existed, but had the good virtue of making sure the people in power were never really bothered with the concerns of the other casts… until the villagers were at the gates with pitch and feathers. And, again, the fears they project are reasonable to them because, given the power, they would invoke such horrible decision making processes that most of the rest of us could never imagine (see Conservative Legislative "victories" and proposals since 2010). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
And because the world isn't all doom and gloom (no matter what the conservatives want you to believe), have a video of a baby elephant playing in the snow. (Pointed to by John)