15 May 2010

Link roundup for 15 May 2010

Ever wonder what's inside a Dalek?

Iä! Iä! Checkmate (found via Mendip).

After the Marah Land Zoo's two zebras died earlier this year, the zookeepers replaced them on the cheap -- by painting stripes on donkeys.

Internet "memes" (I would actually call these "clichés") suck.

What if human sexuality were judged by natural standards?

Four Dinners tells the gripping (and funny) tale of the day he was almost shot.

The Atheist Camel looks at the myth of the angry atheist.

Pharyngula reports on vandalism and intimidation by Republican conventioneers in Maine.

Republican Congressional candidate Brad Goehring would like to issue hunting permits for liberals (found via Mountain Sage).

Jewish groups speak out against comparisons between Arizona's illegal-alien law and Nazism.

Support the right to display the American flag -- on any date.

A slight majority of rank-and-file Republicans favor legislation to fight global warming. Even 47% of teabaggers do.

Today's Republicans are no longer the party of Lincoln.

David Frum analyzes the likely nomination of Rand Paul for Senate in Kentucky.

Religion has real effects on societies.

Tiny Claessen has spent 45 years taking care of the grave of a hero she never knew (found via Mendip).

Four Dinners assesses the British election.

Iran Solidarity is a group dedicated to fighting for the rights and freedom of Iranians (they're gonna be busy).

Right-wingers are overstating the threat from China.

Sue is getting a make-over as her anniversary party approaches.

Lizard species worldwide are dying out as temperatures rise.

Here's more on that Indian yogi who claims he never eats.

"Micromasonry" is a new technique for building organs.

6 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

YIKES! How dare they name a dinosaur after little 'ole moi!

15 May, 2010 08:23  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

You should sue! You should, Sue!:-)

15 May, 2010 08:41  
Blogger TomCat said...

Sue, Sue, sue!!

15 May, 2010 10:30  
Blogger Sue said...

I think I'll sue!! Wonder how much that dino is worth...

15 May, 2010 11:14  
Blogger tnlib said...

A good group of links. Was particularly interested in why Jews think we're on the wrong track equating Arizona with Nazism.
I can certainly sympathize with their position but I think we have to take steps to ensure that we don't become a totalitarian nation.
Events in Arizona are very unsettling in that regard.

And I can't help but quote this line from the Rand Paul article.

"Republicans are unappeased. They want handouts for nobody."

Except themselves.

Dawkins "The God Delusion" finally arrived at my branch library. Have a couple of other books waiting in line before I can get to it.

15 May, 2010 13:49  
Blogger mendip said...

Great links - and I love the zebra story!

16 May, 2010 06:26  

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