* In other Santorum news, he's up to three again on google search, so clearly there is need for more googling. Also? My spell checker keeps trying to correct him into a sanitarium. O.o

* No, watching a clothed trans man ball room dance is neither inherently obscene nor will it magically turn children trans.

* What with the government on the verge of shutdown again and the FEMA funding shortage, congress is going on vacation. After all, they need more than half a year off, unlike government workers who the Republicans vilify who on average use 14 days off out of the 18 they are entitled too.

* psbelle found, "Gaming American Democracy:" http://verdict.justia.com/2011/09/23/gaming-american-democracy

This is what I'm on about with systemic changes designed to favor the Right.

* The folks at CERN may have found a faster than light particle. More study is needed to see if it's reproducible.

* rm found, signal boost, delicious caramels to help a flooded family: http://www.etsy.com/shop/feedyourface

* Hector had a relapse today which prevented me getting proper sleep. I did manage a depressing round of apartment hunting, but not the other thing I was meant to do today. I dreamed of Kristie from Eugene. In the dream she had a new husband and a 6 or 7 year old child. I liked Kristie a lot, but I admit, I miss Keith more in my waking life, with his zaftig enthusiasms and amusing turn of mind. Kristie was my friend, but she and Skye were closer, just as Keith and I were closer. We used to play a lot of bridge with them at their place, and when I picture them, there are cards and tea on the table, and Jagged Little pill playing in the background.

* I'm reading One Salt Sea. Somehow, in my head, Tybalt always looks like Mitch in my head, though they smell completely differently. (Mitch: leather and smoke. Tybalt, pennyroyal and musk).

* I just got to Midnighter vs. Midnighter in Assassin8. I think I just had a geekgasm.

* "The 10 Things That Are Killing Indie Music in 2011:" http://flavorwire.com/211210/the-10-things-that-are-killing-indie-music-in-2011