Link round-up for 11 December 2010
Christine O'Donnell is still saying stupid things.
Fluorescent light bulbs come under attack from a dim bulb.
These snazzy tables would liven up any living room (found via Mendip).
A cartoon sums up selective outrage.
Ireland's "Minister for Social Protection" (whatever the hell that is) wins the True Believer of the Month award for November.
PZ Myers pwns another dumb-ass e-mailer.
Bay of Fundie looks at Islamic swimsuits.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer meets a tragic end in Virginia (sent by Mendip).
Is Charlie Brown a Christian?
British police ignore a chilling case of abduction.
Rival creationist groups bicker over who has the real Noah's ark (found via Republic of Gilead).
An Austrian man may have inadvertently discovered an effective mosque-abatement weapon (sent by Mendip).
Some residents of Brazos county, TX, think atheists don't belong in a Christmas parade (Elvis and tractors are apparently OK).
There's now a whites-only version of Facebook.
Jack Jodell posts the conclusion of his Progressive Manifesto.
Don't bother donating Harry Potter toys to the Salvation Army.
Banks inflict yet another torment on home-owners -- foreclosure errors.
People should be able to deal with the DMV without being forced to confront religious harassment.
Anti-jihadist hacker "The Jester" sets his sights on Wikileaks.
Republicans filibuster a bill to help 9/11 emergency workers (found via Ranch Chimp).
It's never quite the right time to do the right thing.
From a certain viewpoint, unbelievers are in the majority.
Some of the "progressive" reactions to the sex charges against Assange are disturbing.
The Christian Right is vetting Presidential candidates for 2012.
Fred Phelps's "God hates fags" church plans to picket the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards (more here).
Anti-abortion religious fanatics go on the warpath in Maryland.
Progressive Eruptions has a round-up of sober commentary on the tax/unemployment compromise; Rmuse looks at who gains from the left's attacks on Obama. Update: see also this item-by- item review of the deal (thanks TNLib for the link).
Mycue23 looks at the implications of a primary challenge to Obama.
"The vast majority of Muslims reject violence".....not exactly.
Ireland is being driven to ruin by the madness of applying austerity measures while unemployment is still high -- a policy forced upon it by the EU.
The trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a crucial test for free speech and the fight for truth.
Mexican police kill a major drug gang leader.
The US oil industry hasn't gained much from the Iraq war -- but Halliburton has.
The growing Chinese presence in Africa provokes resentment.
Don't forget about Sakineh Ashtiani.
Liu Xiaobo is not the first Nobel prize winner to be barred from receiving the award by a tyrannical regime.
One of the world's smallest countries is under threat (found via Mendip).
Ideologists make fools of themselves when they try to pass judgment on science.
Science education scores a victory in Louisiana.
Chicago researchers are testing "anti-Nogo-A therapy" to repair stroke damage (in rats, so far), with good results -- more here.
Peter Thiel is holding a summit to encourage funding of life- extension research.