06 November 2010

Link roundup for 6 November 2010

Leah at Unequally Yoked has got a little list.

Maybe Mictlantecuhtli is the true god.

I never imagined that planning gay parties was so lucrative and fun back in 1952.

This Lovecraft movie looks like a pretty decent adaptation (found via Mendip). Another movie I still want to see is this one.

Hysterical Raisins suggests some new career opportunities for Republicans who lost elections.

An Australian sports star's secret passion goes public (found via Mendip).

The RIAA still has one hope of making money.

Some right-wingers want the government to crack down on aliens (not the kind you're thinking).

Yes, Rasmussen's polls really are biased in favor of Republicans.

Conservative writer Conrad Black details the disastrous failure of the war on drugs.

Republican governors' opposition to high-speed rail could be self-defeating. On the other hand, some are hypocrites.

Congress still has to deal with seven key money issues (sent by Demwit).

Maureen Dowd has an interesting take on the Republican victory (found via Progressive Eruptions).

The "mama grizzlies" didn't win over many women voters.

A majority of voters expect the new Republican House majority to disappoint them (found via Hello Mr. President).

George W. Bush blames Sarah Palin for his party's massive 2008 defeat; she also played a role in its failure to take the Senate this week. More on teabaggerdom's costs here.

Prayer doesn't work in elections any better than elsewhere.

We'd be wise to beware these four myths about the teabaggers.

Rude Pundit has some suggestions for the lame-duck session (found via Blue in the Bluegrass, who has longer-term ideas).

Ralph Reed is wrong to think that the election heralds a Christian Right revival (found via Republic of Gilead) -- on his claim that people get more conservative with age, see here.

Jen McCreight pwns Ms Magazine's disinformation about women atheists.

The Christian Right can't stop denigrating gay suicide victims (found via Republic of Gilead).

Despite the defeat of the Iowa judges, NOM didn't have a very good election.

For progressives, boldness works better than apologetics.

Evangelists upset elderly people with "appointment with death" cards (found via Republic of Gilead).

A politically-weaker Obama might be more likely to attack Iran.

Appeasing religious totalitarianism just emboldens it.

The European Union is now firmly under the leadership of one country.

Headscarves symbolize a climate of fear in Turkey. On the other hand, there's this.

A new book explores Catholicism's links with the rise of Nazism (found via Mendip).

The war against science is back on.

Gender differences in life expectancy help us understand the aging process and how to fight it.

Jim Manzi debunks nonsense about a "liberal gene".

One of the most dangerous drugs is already legal.

Laboratories can now grow working human livers, though not yet large enough for actual use as transplants. Also in the works: a printer that makes skin.


Blogger libhom said...

I've observed Rasmussen's bias myself and am glad that there is a study to back up those observations.

06 November, 2010 09:43  
Blogger LadyAtheist said...

I was with Maureen Dowd right up until her prayer. Isn't praying for God to be watching out for the country the same as asking for all teh gays to drop dead?

06 November, 2010 10:08  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

LibHom: We'll know now to take the bias into account when reading their polls in the future.

LA: In her case, I doubt it. Even if one interprets a brief comment like "God save the republic" as an actual expression of religious belief, these days a lot of people's concept of Christianity has hardly any connection with what's actually in the Bible.

06 November, 2010 10:28  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

thanks for all the linky goodness, infidel, and thanks for linking over to the raisin.

06 November, 2010 22:00  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Buenos Dias Infodel!

Noting much to comment, since I am still going through many of these ... just wanted to say thanx for the round- up ... the political stuff I passed on though.

07 November, 2010 07:20  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nonnie: Thanks for trying to find new jobs for all those poor klutzes.

RC: I often feel like I'd like to pass something all over the political stuff too.

07 November, 2010 08:51  

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