Link round-up for 5 February 2011
Blogger Cyc asks for help.
Today is the birthday of a unique artist.
The space battleship Astrology should never have picked a fight with Carl Sagan (sent by Gothic Atheist).
In a world of idiots, a baby saves the day.
Republicans stand firm against more Obama nanny-statism.
Stupid Evil Bastard gets an alarming error message.
Most religious debate boils down to this kind of thing.
A new law in Malawi may clear the air.
Murr Brewster looks at the Catholic Church.
Parsley's Pics presents the roster of fishy Republicans.
The Pope's internal organs are the subject of another weird religious fetish.
Get the government out of.....
It must be divine retribution.
A Las Vegas police officer is zealous in the fight against jaywalking.
George Allen aims for a comeback (sent by Mendip).
Will Boehner be the latest Republican to be brought down by a sex scandal?
Rick Perry is a jackass (found via Preliator pro Causa).
The Heathen Republican explains why he's a secular conservative.
The Heritage Foundation admits that avoiding conservative gays was part of its reason for boycotting CPAC (found via Republic of Gilead). But the US Marines have joined the twenty-first century.
Glenn Beck's ratings are in serious trouble (found via Plutocrap).
Veterans push back against Bachmann's attack on their benefits.
Teenage pregnancy in the US is at its lowest level in 70 years, and one factor is responsible (found via Preliator pro Causa).
Republican anti-abortion mania re-defines rape (see this too).
Teabaggerdom can't be separated from the Christian Right (found via Republic of Gilead).
Nominating Palin for President would divide the Republican party -- but not nominating her might do the same.
Every day, commit a little faithicide.
The original plan for September 11 may have included a fifth plane.
The people of Sheepshead Bay, NY, score a mosque-abatement victory.
One woman fights back against media dishonesty (found via Preliator pro Causa).
A British immigration officer abuses his power.
Class consciousness played a role in the development of Australian English.
British Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron stands for "muscular liberalism" against the forces of backwardness and theocracy.
The German state of Hesse has banned the burqa for government employees.
The future of the euro currency is at stake in Spain -- whose problems were largely caused by the euro in the first place.
Here's more religious justice, from Bangladesh.
This South African woman wanted a grandchild rather too much (found via Mendip).
Afghani women are smarter than you think.
Right-wing suspicion of the Egyptian uprising is misguided.
Why do revolutions seem to come out of nowhere? Because the oppressed are afraid to speak out.
As rebellion spreads in the Arab world, David Frum thinks the most backward and repressive regime of all may be vulnerable.
Beneath China's cities lurks an underground world of poverty.
Bill Gates has the luxury of telling the truth.
Strategy Page has more on Stuxnet (found via Mendip).
The "internet kill switch" is just another fringe-right myth like death panels (see also this and this).
Media Matters analyzes the top ten Fox News lies about climate science, with data (found via Preliator pro Causa).
Stories from the dead past hold us back.
Forest cover in the developed world has been increasing for a century, and now the same is happening in Asia.
Zombie caterpillars surely don't believe in a benevolent deity.
"Something coming from nothing" happens all the time.