Link roundup for 21 August 2010
This chick is really into Ray Bradbury (NSFW).
Many people have quit their jobs. Few have done it with this much style (found via Mendip).
Some fundies seem to think a religion doesn't deserve respect unless people die for it.
Driving instructor Four Dinners continues to face challenges with his immigrant students.
Sissy conservatives recoil from rugged, manly liberals.
Hot-for-Jesus looks at Jesus fashion.
The British city of Bradford faces a scary invasion from South America (found via Mendip).
Green Eagle has some ideas for re-designing American currency.
How about switching around the Social Security tax?
Grand totals from the NOM tour: 22 "rallies", 1,274 supporters, 3,419 pro-gay counter-protesters.
Palin isn't pulling in the crowds any more, either.
Tom Tancredo's third-party candidacy for Governor of Colorado is hurting the Republican's chances.
Rand Paul's former huge lead over Jack Conway has now shrunk to a tie.
Eli Lehrer explains why a "double-dip" recession is unlikely.
Have the banksters screwed themselves?
Robert Creamer looks at the real Republican strategy.
68% of Americans oppose the Ground Zero mosque, while only 29% favor it (even some moderate Muslims, including Miss USA, are uncomfortable with it). If you don't think this ludicrously-overhyped "issue" is a vote-winner for the right wing, you're dreaming. Howard Dean talks sense.
Don't be misled: the Christian Right is declining in the US, both in numbers and in the respect it gets from the public. Interesting predictions here.
Russell Blackford dissects an anti-atheist diatribe; PZ Myers crushes an atheist-bashing e-mail; and Jen McCreight responds to -- well, I'm not sure what to call this.
Feminists should be atheists, and vice versa.
The Creation Museum is a sad and intimidating place.
A Saudi court is considering surgical paralysis as a punishment.
Atheist Ireland looks at a vestige of state religious propaganda.
Wendy Lewis has been named "Britain's most disgusting person" after urinating on a war memorial.
The French government is starting to deport Romanian Gypsies living illegally in France.
Asia welcomes some long-overdue signs of remorse from Japan for its crimes during World War II.
Sorry, AGW denialists -- sunspot activity is at a historic low.
The Immortality Institute is funding a new research project on mitochondrial uncoupling -- a promising strategy against the aging process.