Daring to suck. Or really, getting and being blocked. Sometimes it's the fear of "not being able to do the subject justice" that keeps my fingers from dancing on the boards. I need to keep telling myself, it's okay, I'm not writing for anybody else yet. Hasn't helped, but there you are.
The new internet photography meme, skywalking. Ah, to be young and dumb again. (Pointed to by Dan and John)
"The wave of wage theft laws has also inspired conservative pushback… New York’s Republican-majority Senate has already passed a bill that would end (New York's new wage theft law)’s annual wage notice provision… in Florida, where the legislature abolished the state labor department in 2002, Republicans are pushing a law to pre-empt Miami-Dade County’s 2010 ordinance." Still think the GOP is just about "opportunity" and "self-making myths"? (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Oh Ghu, do we have to fight women's suffrage all over again, too? Just in case you don't believe people can be self-loathing, he also thinks Gingrich had a good idea to make black children work as janitors in their schools (the good Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson is African-American). Not to mention, welcome to the result of the echo chamber of conservatives, specifically of the conservative religious.
You know all those "job creators" and "good citizen" businesses? Find out if they're taking your tax money. You can search by company, state, year, amount of subsidy, whatever. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
"In other words, Romney's goal was achieved, but only after a Democratic president raised taxes in 1993… as Paul Krugman explained, '… the average rate of job creation during Bush's first 7 years in the White House… if you ignore the catastrophe at the end… was… drum roll… 66,000.'" History, it's a bitch. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Alligator Quotient: Well, at least we're all swimming in the same direction for the moment.