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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Linkee-poo was called late to lunch

A slide show of horror genre (writing/movie) conventions. Or, in other words, these have been done to death. (Grokked from Stewart Sternberg)

While I understand the sentiment behind the call, apparently Mitt Romney doesn't understand double jeopardy. I disagreed with the release of Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, even on compassion for his "advanced" cancer. But what is done is done. Again, those purporting to be champions of the Constitution and Law and Order obviously don't understand either.

Pictures of the MLK Jr. Memorial. "I was a drum made for justice, peace and righteousness." Rock on. (Pointed to by Dan)

How likely is a doctor to be sued for malpractice? Also, of note, Ohio is another one of those states that capped punitive damage awards in the hope that it would bring down malpractice insurance rates. It didn't work so well. (Grokked from AbsoluteWrite)

Dang, a writer or copywriter can give $5000 to a Senate campaign? I didn't know it was that lucrative. Hell, I might have paid closer attention in English classes. While there's no firm findings there, yeah, that doesn't pass the smell test. Oh look, campaign laws being broken. Oh, it's another conservative? Never mind. Move along citizen. (Pointed to by Dan)

A reporter's take on the Colbert Super PAC, Americans for a better tomorrow, tomorrow. Seems someone feels their toesies being crushed. Actually, the worry I see in there is the chance that some larger organizations may be caught out quoting AFABTT like they have Onion articles. You know what I really wish, NYT? I really wish reporters would get back to actual reporting instead of being stenographers at press events. If they'd do that, Stephen Colbert's schtick wouldn't work.

Yet another article on species movement in regards to climate change. Gee, it's happening faster than predicted. Also, links in there to show hardiness zones (what you should plant were) are also shifting. Just an example of the liberal bias of reality. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

A story on NPR about all those silly science studies and projects you hear about (and will hear about in this election season). Conservatives twisting reality and words to give you the wrong impression? Wow. That almost never happens. Coming from a party that as a group rejects science, it's not surprising.

And, just because it's a stalking horse of the conservatives, Eric Holder sends in federal poll watchers to observe a special election where people were actually able to prove "white voter intimidation." (You probably didn't hear about this in the flack over the New Black Panthers case in Philly, which turned out to be much ado about nothing, but good video production).

Tweet of my heart:
@neiltyson: For geeks only. 2,000 six ways: Roman: MM; Scientific: 2E3; Binary: 11111010000; Octal: 3720; DuoDec: 11A8; HexDec: 7D0

Yeah, I'm a numbers geek. So sue me.

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