Link roundup for 20 November 2010
Blag Hag has Christmas cards and ornaments with a biology twist.
Bud at Dead Logic looks at religious bumper stickers.
Iron Sky should be an interesting movie, but it's just a movie.
They just don't make Nazis like they used to.
Sexual freedom is for everyone.
Religious troll, meet elementary logic.
Legislators in Texas and Florida attempt "religious bukkake".
Jeremy Hooper fisks Newsweek's absurd profile of Brian Brown.
The Palin Facebook flap reveals much.
DNA testing casts doubt on the guilt of convicted murderer Claude Jones -- too bad he was executed ten years ago.
The Republican party has an 800-pound-mama-grizzly problem.
David Frum is quite enjoying Palin's new book.
Republicans have a Christmas present for the unemployed.
Take a closer look at Obama's falling approval rating.
Republicans' rhetoric will drive them toward another government shut-down.
Don't let timid Democrats barter away women's freedom -- or financial reform.
Voters don't expect or want much from empowered Republicans.
Obama seems to have drawn the wrong lesson from the election.
Every time I think the anti-porn nuts can't sink any lower -- they do (found via Feminisnt).
39% of Americans agree that marriage is becoming obsolete -- and more than half now accept a gay couple with children as being a family.
A Catholic school's effort to suppress debate backfires.
Election workers in Philadelphia used the Bible as a tool of voter intimidation.
Ahab at Republic of Gilead encounters the stunning arrogance of religious fanatics (see here for a similar experience of my own).
Juan Williams had a point, and a lot of NPR supporters know it.
Religion is just as valid a target of skeptical inquiry as bigfoot or dowsing rods -- if not more so. More here.
The concept of an "atheist church" is a contradiction in terms.
Brian Brown is the latest religious bigot to claim that his victims are persecuting him.
President Medvedev is trying to move Russia closer to the West.
A new video recorded for the It Gets Better project highlights the difference between American and British conservatism.
The Greek government is too corrupt to fight corruption effectively.
PZ Myers finds Mexico's Catholicism to be startlingly syncretistic.
"We will show strength and will not allow ourselves to be intimi- dated.....We will not allow international terrorism to limit our lifestyles nor our culture of freedom." Germany's response to terror threats contrasts with our absurd and panicky airport security theater.
The mayor of London says Bush could be arrested if he visits Britain (found via Oliver Willis).
Germany is toughening its standards for asylum seekers.
Good news on a colossal scale: the Third World is catching up.
A newly-discovered archive documents anti-Nazi resistance on the island of Guernsey (found via Mendip).
The behavior of bacteria suggests some interesting insights.
Italian doctors implant a new trachea grown from the patient's own stem cells.
The true cause of schizophrenia -- and bipolar disorder -- may be a virus (found via Mendip).
Stem-cell-enhanced "mighty mice" offer hope for aging human muscles.
"The time has come for man to get over his cosmic inferiority complex."