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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Linkee-poo can feel it coming in the air tonight

Writer residencies with applications.

The rise of the paperback and pulp books and how they changed the publishing industry. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Of some relation to writing and submitting, the NPR Invisibilia show on becoming Fearless. Send that story out there and get rejected. We've all been there. We have support groups. Next time, fail better. The secret formula for overcoming fear, "Fear = thinking + time. Take either one of those things away… and you can not get fear." They've only had a few shows, but I'm liking the Invisibilia podcast.

Five myths of science fiction. (Grokked from Tor.com)

I'm already hating the 2016 political ads, and they haven't started running, yet. The Koch Brothers plan to spend $889 million in 2016 on political, I'm sorry, issue ads. And that's just what they've announced (Koch Industries is a private company, they don't have disclosure).

Hey, remember when Sarah Palin was all, "President Obama can only give a good speech because of his reliance on a teleprompter"? Okay, that quote may be a little more coherent than what she actually said. But, damn, instant karma is going to get you. And Jon Stewart's take on the whole Iowa Freedom Summit (video).

Shocked, shocked I am to find there's more involvement of the Koch Brothers in the formation of the Tea Party than previously admitted to. Of course, many Tea Party members will tell you there is no central organizational framework, like Americans for Prosperity or Freedomworks. But, those organizations, the the Tea Party name were already there and waiting for you when you all decided to get upset. And just who paid for all those conference calls (they aren't exactly free) and the mobilization of the marches on Washington? Welcome to the new boss, same as the old boss, won't get fooled again (except you did). You go on telling yourself it's a grassroots movement and you don't believe in those things the Tea Party has come to stand for, but you're keeping true to the principles. All the while the social conservatives have hijacked you, which is okay with the Kochs, they don't care about those issues either, but they're happy for the foot soldiers. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

This just in, Indiana Gov. Michael Pence inaugurates The Ministry of Truth. Dear Gov. Pence, it's called a "press release." Seriously, you're wasting money.

Mickee Huckabee wants you to know there weren't any school shootings or violence when there was prayer in school. Because nobody would ever shoot up a school prayer group. Because, as we all know, school shootings are a new phenomenon that only occurred after God was thrown out of school. Seriously, conservatives, it's fucking thing called "Google." It's real easy to use. But actually, what you're seeing here is the grooming of low-information voters. This is how they're made.

Dear Conservatives, just who is prosecuting a war women?

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