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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Linkee-poo loves rock 'n roll, so put another dime in the jukebox, baby

Sorry, not to many writing links today. My "to be read" list is growing by the minute.

Hey, you can read two of my favorite people in one yogurt with fruit on the bottom mashup with their co-written story, Jungle Walkers.

John Scalzi gives voice and a stage for a doctor to talk about the transvaginal-ultrasound before abortion bills. As of late Tuesday night there's at least 400 comments on the page and John notes in his twitter feed that he was about to pass a one day visitor record on the Whatever (and that's saying something). The thing I find interesting about reading this article is I'm struck by the fact that we have more laws on the books that give a physician, nurse, and pharmacist the "freedom of conscience" to not be involved in any medical procedure that violates their personal convictions/religion/conscience. Ohio is one of those states, and there's been talk about trying to pass one of those transvaginal-ultrasound bills here (also a personhood bill). As I remember, our "freedom of conscience" bill is not limited to any medical procedure. I would recommend to any Ohio Doctor (and any doctor) that they refuse to follow any of the egregious anti-abortion restrictions (waiting period, mandated speeches or reading materials or just regular ultrasounds) as against their conscience. This of course would mean risking prosecution and jail time, lost of license, and tomatoes or worse thrown against their houses.

"…'Land said he recently told [Romney advisers] that Romney could win over recalcitrant conservatives by picking Sen. Marco Rubio as his vice-presidential running mate and previewing a few Cabinet selections: Santorum as attorney general, Gingrich as ambassador to the United Nations, and John Bolton as secretary of state.'" (Just in case you think this is the paranoia of the progressives) And that, friends, is the trumpet blare that signals the opening of the Fourth Seal. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"Mitt Romney can’t be held accountable for his extreme right-wing views, at least according to his campaign’s senior adviser, who said the candidate should be given a “reset button” on any positions he’s taken during the primary campaign…" Okay, well, that means he's going to be lying some of us. And what makes you think that he'll stop there. Hell, given that thought process he can just change back or to something else entirely after the general election. I can only imagine that the opposition research of the Obama Campaign are practically having orgasms at their desk over the Republican Primary. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

A book of advice from one of the real Mad Men.

Conservative wonder why "liberals" love this president, here's one of the reasons. He knows enough sign language to respond to someone in ASL. Unlike the previous administration that might have you arrested for disagreeing. (ASL link grokked from JG Barr)

Knit a uterus to donate to a Congressman in need. Without comment. (Grokked from Absolute Write)

Tweet of my heart:
@JustineLavaworm: I'm confused. RT @JackHeathWriter: If u think u've written the world's best book, u're deluded, but if u don't, then it needs more work.

Double dip:
@maureenjohnson: ME: It's CALLED Random House. It's a publisher. FEDEX: Yeah, but we can't send to a random house. It needs an address. ME: It HAS one.

Alligator Quotient: It's alligators all the way up.

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