Link round-up for 15 January 2011
Terry Gilliam's next movie is a steampunk fantasy of 1884 (found via Mendip).
Jesus acquires an unexpected and none-too-welcome ally (found via Ranch Chimp).
Don't pay $100 for this Warrior wisdom.
Yes! PZ Myers is heading our way!
Check out the Christian Right's latest project: Adopt a Liberal (more here).
Truth 101 is moving to Democracy Central.
If you own a house in the Portland area, you may want to check out this foreclosure defense workshop.
Obama's momentum keeps going.
Yes, this is hate -- religious hate.
John Freshwater, the crazed fundie teacher who burned crosses on students' arms, has been fired.
Tennessee teabaggers want to white-wash history (found via Plutocrap).
Fred Karger won't get the Republican Presidential nomination, but he has reasons for trying.
Green Eagle looks at Jared Loughner's politics and the nature of terrorism.
Another nutcase obsessed with fragments of right-wing ideology has threatened Democratic politicians.
Words have consequences: a Jewish group is campaigning to get Beck dropped from Fox News. Read this too.
Ron Chusid carefully explains what the real problem with the right's violent rhetoric is. The right needs to face the reality of the situation and get out of denial. Threats and violence have been escalating for years. Andrew Sullivan weighs in. Melissa McEwan comprehensively debunks the lie that "both sides are just as bad". More here.
Politicians were among the worst offenders (note that most of these lost their primaries or elections).
There's a key difference between left and right (I made a similar point here).
Colbert looks at Palin's speech. Sarah Jones says that the speech was in character. Even The Crossed Pond is unimpressed. And if the gunsight map was harmless, why was it immediately removed from Palin's site after the shootings?
Credit where credit is due: the head of Fox News tells his people to tone down the rhetoric.
Clear Channel has removed a Limbaugh billboard in Tucson (one look at it will tell you why). More on Limbaugh here.
Erick Erickson has the solution.
Oh, and forget about exploiting the Tucson shootings to attack gun rights.
No, Obama did not insult the British by praising France.
The acclaimed film The King's Speech distorts history.
Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy is accused of abusing his power to conceal a relationship with a young prostitute (he'd fit in well with the US Christian Right).
Christians in Muslim countries are in an increasingly dangerous position (don't forget this, though).
Gothic Atheist examines the career of Salman Taseer. His death was a victory for the forces of darkness. Christopher Hitchens looks at his murderer.
Anti-vaccination nutters have Jack D. Ripper syndrome. Some are still in denial about the Wakefield fraud, and they have allies.
This early Texan spawned a successful bloodline.
Making meat sustainable is not enough.
The concept of the soul is incoherent.
Where did your honey come from? It matters (found via Mendip).
Science can change its mind -- that's why it's reliable.
Ibn al-Haytham anticipated modern optics centuries before Newton -- but he lived in dangerous times.
2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880.
Bad weather world-wide has led to food shortages, which in turn are contributing to civil unrest in some countries.
Regeneration of elderly people's immune systems will be possible in the near future.
North Carolina researchers take a major step toward synthetic blood.
Kepler 10b is the smallest exoplanet discovered so far -- a mere 1.4 times the size of Earth (sent by Ranch Chimp).
Miniature robots will play a big role in the military of the future (found via Mendip).