Which is to say, I got important stuff done (movies watched for the book, exercise for the first time in a week, puppies petted and taken outside and dinner cooked. And not much of the little stuff I hoped to get done too. Guess I’d better get used to it. 🙂
So nothing really deep to blog about, just some political links:
•South Georgia religious conservative and congressional candidate Jody Hice claims that if government supported religion against secularism this would lead to limited government because religious people are “self governing.” Admittedly if Republican Christians ran the country, we’d have less welfare and less regulation on business. But we’d have more regulation on birth control, gay marriage, divorce and freedom of religion (Hice doesn’t think Islam qualifies). And taken historically, overtly religious government in America has supported mandatory school prayer, bans on blasphemy and bans on Sunday work (everything from forcing store closings to not allowing people to work on home repairs).
•A California politician insists his neo-Nazi past shouldn’t disqualify him for public office.
•Slacktivist looks at the evangelical assumption “mutual consent” in sex is a dog-whistle for “any sexual act is permitted.”
•The movie industry has decided not to allow Google glass in theaters to reduce the risk of piracy.
•Another non-Muslim suspected terrorist.
•The FCC considers another approach to net neutrality. Keep in mind broadband service in the US is already inferior to a number of other nations. And congestion in online traffic has more to do with business practices than physical issues.
•Jim Hines explains that just because some supporters of the Gamergate harassers include women, nonwhites and gays doesn’t make them the side supporting diversity or equality.
•Slate looks at how Obama dealt with Ebola compared to Reagan’s handling of AIDS.
•Some born-and-raised Texans can’t vote under the new ID law.
•Chip-enabled credit cards are supposed to be more secure, but some hackers have already found a weakness. Part of the problem is banks not applying proper security protocols rather than the tech.