What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo is working for the weekend

The "mourners carried hundreds of yellow paper butterflies, echoing one of the best known images from 100 Years of Solitude." Gabriel Garcia Marquez is mourned around the Spanish speaking world. (Grokked from Tor.com)

On getting a book deal with links to other articles about agents and publishing.

And once you get published, the calling is staying published. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

Has the wants for this bike. If it had a dual-v 600cc and electric start, I would be all drooly about it.

Everybody is quick, these days, to call for the death of things. In this case the death of the tablet. (Grokked from Dan)

Jim Wright on the latest lunacy of the right and on "religious freedom."

A man is arrested for being obnoxious and interrupting others as he attempts to have a book banned from school, claims his 1st Amendment rights are violated. Irony, oh no, we don't get that around here. (Grokked from John Scalzi, I think)

The next shoe drops at the Bundy compound. Federal agents interviewed local sheriffs about harassment, intimidation, death threats and possible weapons violations of the militia who responded to the Bundy cause. What remains to be seen is how far over into criminal behavior the militias are willing to go as members are arrested.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with this escalation. Here's a hint to militia types. Until you're ready to pull the trigger, don't screw with federal employees. Especially threatening people empowered with law enforcement. That's one of the quickest ways to find yourself behind bars. In D&D we used to call this law, "You don't fuck with the city guard." There's a hellalottamore of them than there are of you, they have comparably larger resources, can tap into other law enforcement, and will win with the law on their side. This is one (of a constellation) of those reasons why militias will never be able to carry off the revolution. They always jump the shark. Always. Which is why I can say this in the open, they don't know how to lay low because it's all about the bravado and chest thumping.

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