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, September 16, 2015


Sorry, had to get that out.

Eighteen authors share their daily routine (or lack there of). (grokked from Rae Carson)

Nichelle Nichols goes (pretty close) to space. And people wonder why I love NASA. (Grokked from Rae Carson)

Also, another moon with a global ocean beneath its icy surface. (Grokked from Dan)

When hunting goes wrong. A great horned owl ends up in a liquid manure pit and is fortunately rescued. (Grokked from John Scalzi)

"'We have no information that he claimed it was a bomb,' (police spokesman) McLellan said. 'He kept maintaining it was a clock, but there was no broader explanation.'" That's because he made a clock. He made a Clock. HE MADE A FUCKING CLOCK you moron. But because his name is Ahmed Mohamed, instead of "Hey, that's pretty damn cool," he was arrested, put in cuffs, led from school to juvenile detention, finger-printed, and suspended for 3 days. Do you want to know why some claim that the actions of America in the world is driving people to the extremist? This right here is an example. And you know what, this kid is smart. This kid is industrious (when was the last time any 9th grader you know made something). This kid has everything the extremists are looking for. And the actions of these Islamophobic fucks just told this kid, "We don't trust you because you don't belong." Great work, Sparky. (Grokked from Saladin Ahmed)

The industry that generates this fear. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

I usually put this kind of story father up the chain, but I think it should go here today. "Lt. Col Merryl Tengesdal, a Bronx native, has become the first African-American female to ever pilot the U-2…" (Grokked from Steven Gould)

What happens when the lunatics drink the Kool-Aid. Here is the thing, though. The last Presidential election saw this struggle between establishment and "grass-root" conservatives and the grass-roots buckled under and nominated an "establishment" candidate for electability. Unfortunately they mis-read the electorate and believed their own press and lost. After the election they did an post-mortem and came up with good ideas on how to win elections. And then 2014 saw the "grass-roots" sweep the elections and those plans were shelved. And now we're seeing the same fight. Only this time they may actually nominate a "true conservative" (read: angry white man). This is called "eating your own." (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

Tweet of my heart: @fordm "They don't build ships like this anymore," says Donald Trump on the battleship USS Iowa, which became obsolete thanks to aircraft carriers.

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