Link roundup for 14 March 2009
A city council meeting is interrupted.
I want to know if the Houston area's Catholic clergy can prove where they were when this was going on (sent by Ranch Chimp).
Archaeologists in Italy find evidence of a medieval vampire-slaying ritual.
Be prepared! The Christian Right is already bigoted against forms of sexuality that don't even exist yet. And here's where they are today: murder is less "shocking" than bisexuality. Luckily, religion is still declining in this country.
How's that anti-Pelosi strategy working out?
Check back in September, but I'm pretty sure this will come to nothing.
Here's an interesting discussion of what a depression is, and why we're not even close to being in one.
Obsidian Wings takes a grown-up look at the "going Galt" meme.
Annie Kevans presents a gallery of US Presidents' adulterous partners. And yep, that's a guy at the end of the second row.
Want to get in on the action, but can't find a partner as easily as a President can? Here's a kit to help you fake an affair.
Does it matter whether you're actually guilty or innocent?
Drug-gang violence in Mexico threatens the US. More here (sent by Ranch Chimp). Didn't we have a similar problem with Al Capone back in the 1920s? And didn't we solve that problem by repealing Prohibition?
According to this, Ford is out-performing its competitors because it refused bailout money.
Nick M at Counting Cats seems a bit annoyed about Islam-related goings-on in Britain. For more on the "soldier protests" mentioned, see here and here; reactions here.
Muslims in the US pose a potential terrorist threat.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali denounces the myth of moderate Islam.
We still have some allies we can count on in Afghanistan. I hope we will have better memories than these bozos.
Here's more on the stresses the recession is creating for the EU.
Australia threatens to boycott the Durban II anti-Israel hate-fest, as the US, Canada, and Italy are already doing. More here on the Islamic regimes' efforts to use the UN to silence criticism of Islam.
This took a lot more guts than throwing shoes at Bush.
Russia may be taking a tougher line on the Iranian threat.
Well, that should straighten them out: lesbians in South Africa are subject to "corrective rape".
Here's another example of a non-human ape being able to plan ahead. My sympathies are with the chimp. More on primate intelligence here.
The human suspicion of strangers may have evolved partly as a disease-avoidance strategy. And our capacity to cooperate within groups may have evolved in response to the extreme dependency of human babies.
The latest data suggest that global warming is raising the sea level faster than the IPCC models anticipated.