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Georgia's sixth district is full of rich white Republicans. It went hard for Trump in November 2016. Handel pulled of a much more narrow win, and the Republicans spent a shit-ton of money to pull it off. The big story isn't that Republicans won a reliably Republican-leaning district -- it's that Republicans had to struggle to win their reliably Republican-leaning district.

Of course trolls who regurgitate everything Breitbart tells them think IT'S THE END OF TEH DEMONCRAP PARTY LOL LOSERS MAGA, because that's really their only strategy. Gloat, hate brown people, tell everyone History Has Ended and things will never change. 

The Democrats have a lot of work to do, and plenty of it uphill. The Republicans, on the other hand, have branded themselves as the Party of Trump in a time when Trump is historically unpopular. That's going to lead to trouble down the road for Republicans. 

Breitbart thinks their side has won permanently. If I may quote the eternally celebrated jasonm: "The end of self-doubt is the beginning of hubris."

Michael Whelan is a famous SF artist, best known for his works on science fiction book covers from the 1985 on. His style is sometimes classified as imaginative realism, in parallel to magical realism, as his art is very detailed and realistic... apart from all the dragons and spaceships.

The odds are that you will best recognize Whelan from his covers for the Dragonriders of Pern series (the 80 and 90s republications), which were strongly colored, striking,…

Hello everyone,

I wanted to give a quick technicals update for mid-June here and talk about where we are, and what is going to be going on in the next couple of months

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First off, I want to state that the preferred backup support channel is email or posting in the Facebook group. If you have having an issue with your account or if the page isn't loading, then raising me via one of those channels is best. Facebook is often…

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SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End... hasn't ended. Still. See the quest node for details.

June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: The first day of summer (northern hemisphere) and winter (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

April 1: April Fool's Day has been cancelled. Everyone just go home.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 22: It's Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

April 24: It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown!

SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End is coming May 1st!

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Hello everyone,

As you can see in your URL bar, TLS (https://) is live!

What does this mean for you?

We are on the lookout for various browser warnings. All of the themes have all been ported over. There are some http assets in some of the second-tier superdocs, but we'll clean those up as we find them. If you are seeing crazy browser warnings or can't access the site, please drop me an email. On-site messages or Github issues are also good for keeping track of broken things.

We should see an increase in search engine traffic as they tend to penalize non-https sites. This is one of the steps to continue to secure the future of the site, and I'm very pleased we're able to get it done.

Additionally, the load on the server is considerably higher. I've pushed some changes to stabilize it, but we may experience some choppiness. Please let me know if you get connection errors

A lot of really old features or features that won't handle the 301 redirect properly may break. We'll do what we can to support them, but this is one of the instances where old broken stuff might just end up staying broken.


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March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 23rd: Today was grundoon's birthday.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 1st: Plagiarism Alert! A cache of copy/pasted nodes, without credit given, was discovered on Blogger. If any of your work was stolen, the DMCA request form for Blogger and other Google services is here.

February 7th: Join us for the Love on the Volcano: An E2 Romance Quest

February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

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