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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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Linkee-poo's mind is clearer now, at last, all too well I can see where we all soon will be

Because it's now the second week of NaNoWriMo and a lot of people are realizing that writing is hard work, Chuck Wendig with 25 motivational thoughts.

"With (the goal of creating engines that cut fuel consumption 10-25%) in mind, a team at the Naval Research Laboratory… are developing rotating detonation engines, which should offer the higher efficiency and power output desired." Um… 1) Okay, that would be cool and 2) WTF? (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Video of two guys standing on top of Tesla Coils, dancing and fighting with electricity. Oh come on, you know you wanna watch it. Why do they always pick "Techno" to go with this kind of act? (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"Climate models are wrong… as in it’s consistently happening faster than predicted." Strange about that. Also, anybody else notice buried deep in the Sandy Superstorm reporting on the Full Moon Tide matching when the storm surge was supposed to hit the little factoid about how the Atlantic Ocean is producing tides that are normally 14" higher than the early 1930, and the change is accelerating? Yeah, I keep hearing Bender saying, "We're boned."

Was going to write a post about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner, but Jay Lake beat me to it. Sen. McConnell has said that he'd be happy to meet President Obama in the middle and work something out. Newsflash to the Minority Leader, when you get to the middle you'll find President Obama has been there so long, he now has squatters rights to the place. Be nice and bring cake, or maybe a bottle of good beer.

Yeah, I'm so sure the Anti-Obama right isn't racists. You know, they might not be, but those are the people they're trying to win over to their side. So, same thing. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Fred Clark gives a roll call of those people who lost in the election of 2012. Do I expect those people will look at reality and adjust their positions? Only in the most cynical of ways. Like how Romney would say anything and appeal to any group just to win. My guess is they'll have the same luck he did (which was mighty in the Red States, the butt of jokes in the Blue States).

And, the Onion sums up much of the post-election soul searching I'm seeing on the right. "Sources say the screaming orb might be the only potential candidate that would tap into Republicans' deep-seated, seething fury after this election." Bwahahaha. Okay, I'm trying not to be gloating, but that's funny right there. (Grokked from someone, sorry, I lost the linkback)

"(Ted) Nugent, we’re calling your bluff. In the video below, you said you’d be dead or in jail if Obama got re-elected. Well, guess what asshole?" I have a feeling we could eliminate some of the worse actors out there by calling all the bluffs today. Paging Chuck Norris, you're on deck. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)

Tweet of my heart: @lnmorton: Tax reform that increases revenue is identical to raising taxes. Are Republicans just really bad at math?

Alligator Quotient: Gators got spots?

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