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Friday, January 16, 2015

Aw, shucks!

Mary Fan has some mighty kind words to say about the frustrating time I had trying to reinvent the transistor in my bedroom on Mars under conditions of the utmost adversity (I'm talkin' about you, Rachel Zilber aka Ray). To get the full scoop, y'all are going to have to read Brave New Girls, a forthcoming anthology edited by Ms. Fan and Tina Closser, due out in June 2015 (that's in the
α timeline--it'll be June 2172 in the β timeline where Ray and I now live, but I won't confuse y'all any more than I have to.) All proceeds of this fine anthology of stories about girls excelling in science and technology will be donated quarterly to a scholarship fund for girls through the Society of Women Engineers.

Thumper, GIT out of my box of electronic parts! Bad kitty!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Homage to Paris

In this terrible hour, we Americans need to remember that France has been our steadfast ally since the Revolutionary War, and the shameful and ignorant American Francophobia of the 2000s must be banished. And the world needs to recognize that Jews--NOT "ZIONISTS"--are the special target of the worldwide violent jihad. The forces of barbarism must never again be allowed to grow as strong as they were in 1939--and they will not, if we all stand together.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Celebration Time! (Or Something)

Jeb Bush is "actively exploring" running for president! This is such a fabulous idea, words cannot express my excitement! A picture will have to do...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Teapots Steamin' Mad About Immigration

Granted I’m neither clever nor passionate enough to be a fire-breathing Tea Partier, but it strikes me as somewhat self-defeating, if you dislike illegal immigrants, to threaten to defund the agency tasked with preventing them from entering the country in the first place.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Martian Girls in Brave New Girls!

The adventures of Katie and Rachel from Seven Against Mars continue in this fine anthology that I have contributed to. Coming soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Land for Peace a Dead Letter, For Now

At Tablet Magazine, Lee Smith has an excellent explanation of Israel's dilemma, one I wholeheartedly agree with. Real friends of Israel have to stop demanding a theoretical democratic perfection at the price of a suicidal risk to the country, which is what would happen at the present historical moment if Israel gave up all control of the West Bank. The record of the past twenty years is clear: every time Israel has tried to make peace formally with the Palestinians, or has given up on the possibility and withdrawn from territory unilaterally, those who wish to destroy the Jewish state and commit genocide have interpreted Israel's actions as weakness and have launched violent attacks in pursuit of their bloody vision of a second Holocaust.
Meanwhile the advance of jihadist forces everywhere has made the Middle East immeasurably more dangerous than it was even five years ago. You can't be democratic and pure if you are overrun by genocidal jihadists. This is not to say that individual Palestinians' rights should be trampled or the Jewish settlers allowed to run amok and make peace impossible even when conditions change.