Saladin Ahmed's twitter conversation about not being too old to make it in writing.
"The problem of writing is always the problem of who you were." That's an interesting thought. There's a two prong argument in that one paragraph. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)
Coal, it's hard to quit you. Considering how well it paid, it was probably the best job many could find. It's really no wonder why people gave up other career paths to go into the mines. But for decades they've been cutting miners out of the loop. For the past five years with the fracking boom power plants have switched to cheaper natural gas, including retrofitting some plants. But sure, coal's demise is all because of President Obama's policies (most of which are still held up in court).
"'Local school boards shall develop and implement policies that require every school restroom, locker room, or shower room that is designated for use by a specific gender to solely be used by individuals whose anatomical sex matches such gender designation,' the (proposed VA law) states." Uh, yea. What could possibly go wrong? "Civil rights advocate Tim Peacock noted that 'adults would be required to inspect children’s genitals before they use the bathroom' for the legislation to be enforceable." Yep, pretty much that. If I were cruel and mean I would just say let's skip the intervening steps and make all school religious schools. Do I need to mention this is being proposed by the GOP? (Grokked from Jim Wright)
Turns out Texas' open carry law is having an unintended consequence for concealed carry permit holders. As a part of the open carry law, Texas lawmakers also expanded where people could carry firearms. They also stated that if private property owners didn't want people to carry firearms in their establishment, they'd have to post restrictions. And they are. In large numbers. Which now also affects concealed carry people, barring them from carrying in those places.
Aw, John Ritzheimer is upset that after asking for snacks and whatever else they needed to keep them feed and busy people aren't sending him what he wants Apparently people think they need dildos and candy dicks. Sometime I despair about the apathy of my fellow Americans. And then there are times I love you all. And isn't this a pathetic cry for more? Seriously, dude, if you had kept quite the avalanche about to be delivered wouldn't have happened. (Grokked from Matt Staggs)