26 February 2011

Link round-up for 26 February 2011


Jon Stewart looks at Qaddhafi.

This movie could actually be kind of fun.

Check out these modern bathtubs.

Ken Ham's Ark theme-park scam is running into problems.

Palin practices internet sock-puppetry.

Feel Jesus within you! (NSFW, found via Preliator pro Causa).

If your DVDs seem slow getting back to Netflix in the mail, there may be a reason.

Green Eagle suggests a new career for Qaddhafi.

Is the Facebook fad in decline?

Iris Vander Pluym explains the value of mockery.

Lady Gaga targets Target.

Again, prayer doesn't work.

Christopher Hitchens replies to the screenwriter of The King's Speech.

Yes, this ad campaign is creepy and invasive.

The head of Repent Amarillo is running for mayor (background on this harassment group here). I hope he's beaten by this opponent.

Oklahoma's legislature has rejected a creationist "science" plan for public schools (found via Republic of Gilead).

Creationists and global-warming denialists aren't the only ones who rely on faked data.

An Alaska legislator returns home by sea rather than submit to TSA security theater.

Even John Ensign can be right sometimes.

One profession harbors three times as many sex criminals per capita as the general public (found via Preliator pro Causa).

Cienna Madrid investigates the fake clinics run by anti-abortion groups.

Judge Mark Ciavarella, recently convicted of railroading teenage defendants in exchange for bribes, is confronted by the mother of one of his victims (found via Preliator pro Causa).

Federal tax revenues are now at their lowest level since 1950.

This Wednesday was a really bad day for the right wing.

Conservative blogger Patrick M looks at the CPAC straw poll.

You're not imagining it -- politics really is getting more polarized.

Some Republicans in Nebraska and Iowa want to quasi-legalize the killing of doctors.

Montana teabaggers run off the rails.

The number of hate groups grew dramatically in 2009 and 2010.

Rep. Broun's reported reaction to the "shoot Obama" question was disturbing. Keep an eye on Jerry Boykin, too.

FiveThirtyEight looks at conflicting polls about the Wisconsin fight -- as always, be wary of Rasmussen.

Five states already ban collective bargaining for public-school teachers -- and they're bottom-of-the-class in educational achievement.

Ex-arch-teabagger Mark Williams has a dishonest new plan to discredit unions.

Andrew Sullivan thinks the DOMA decision and Scott Walker's antics represent a turn of the tide against conservatism.

Walker plans no-bid sales of state-owned power plants -- an invitation to corruption.

America still needs unions.

A Saudi student has been arrested in Texas for plotting terrorism.

Volunteers in London counter a Muslim hate campaign.

Britain has new, less-discriminatory adoption guidelines.

Ireland, economically devastated by EU-imposed austerity policies, appears to have dumped its current ruling party in Friday's election.

If Prime Minister Cameron wants to reform British public services, insane police would be a good place to start (found via Mendip).

A Turkish-born sociologist and a native German journalist debate the role of Islam in Germany.

In Austria, you can be convicted of a crime for telling the truth (found via Preliator pro Causa).

The Arab rebellion confounds foreign-policy cynics ("realists").

There are encouraging signs about political reform in Egypt.

David Ignatius recalls an encounter with Qaddhafi.

Ukrainian ex-Prime-Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has a warning for the Arabs.

Authoritarians bewail "Satanic" rock music -- in Uzbekistan.

If you use public Wi-Fi hot-spots, read this.

Most of that oil that BP spilled in the Gulf last year is still there.

An ancient Roman may have invented flexible glass (found via TYWKIWDBI).

Brain-cell signaling is more complex than we thought.

Texas scientists are studying organ regeneration in mammals.

The first bio-printer for producing human organs is now available.

3 Comments:

Blogger ToB said...

Thanks for plugging my blog post on Millennial Bathtubs! Much appreciated.

27 February, 2011 08:52  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

you rock, infidel. so many stories i would not have seen otherwise .

27 February, 2011 16:44  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

ToB: I just found your blog a week or so ago -- some intriguing stuff.

Nonnie: Thanks -- be sure not to miss Jon Stewart!

27 February, 2011 17:24  

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