Link round-up for 4 December 2011
Check out these awful Christmas decorations (found via Mendip). At least this sweater is topical.
Maybe Brazil hasn't quite caught up.
Women, the Bible has a few words for you.
Bachmann's latest idiocy spawns a meme.
The US was first to put a man on the Moon, but Zambia tried.
Keep these goofy similes for use in your own writings (found via Mendip).
Sign a petition against books that promote child abuse (found via Pajama Dog)
At age 18, Emma Sullivan is the newest First Amendment heroine.
The coming Detroit renaissance offers opportunities.
No matter how much Romney bashes gays, it won't make the fundies like him.
The disgusting Gulnare Baptist ban on mixed-race couples reflects attitudes common among theocrats.
Here are twelve reasons to reject supernatural claims (found via Pajama Dog).
If you haven't read David Frum's epic essay on the derangement of the Republican party, read it now.
Ex-Christian Bruce Gerencser looks at how evangelical preaching drives people away.
We need Alan Grayson, now more than ever.
Fulton county (Georgia) sheriff's deputies show human decency.
Elaine Ecklund distorts the facts about atheists.
If Gingrich is the nominee, the election will turn into a circus.
Stigma, taboo, and prejudice worsen AIDS in the South.
Americans are much less anti-tax than 30 years ago.
Here's an example of the gross abuses involved in sex-offender registries.
Santorum is utterly clueless about science (found via Republic of Gilead).
Meet David Usher, a nutcase even among nutcases.
There's a religious group in the US whose loyalty to the country is questionable, and it's not Muslims (found via Republic of Gilead).
Here's a juicy collection of Ron Paul links.
Pull the dual trigger to consolidate the Democrats' victory in the debt-ceiling fight.
I doubt Gingrich is a Dominionist, but he knows how to pander to them, and has been doing so for a long time (found via Republic of Gilead).
Santorum wants the US to fall behind other countries in science education.
Palin cultists still want her to run.
If this guy were American, he'd make a great Republican.
Britain is cracking down on excessive financial-sector bonuses.
Conservative students at Oxford party tastelessly.
Greeks continue their campaign of strikes and protests against EU- imposed austerity.
This coming January 1 will be the tenth anniversary of the euro currency (EU propaganda video -- note ratio of likes to dislikes -- but very cool visuals), if it lasts that long. Only a fiscal union (code for German control over other countries' finances) can save it, but that won't happen. And all the anti-German hatred is misplaced -- Germany too is a victim of the euro, not the villain.
Iceland never joined the EU or adopted the euro, and responded to the world economic crisis with devaluation and capital controls instead of austerity. It's now the outstanding success of Europe.
Expanding the money supply, not austerity, is the way out of Europe's slump. The US is trying to help.
What gets me about this article is the photo of anti-gay Russian fascists giving the Nazi salute. How can any Russian be so clueless as to do that?
Remember the BP oil-leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? Here's how a government handles that kind of thing properly.
Support the Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa.
The Iranian theocracy continues to imprison dissenters.
Ex-Muslim Gülşah Ökmen describes her path to atheism.
Don't be misled -- Islam is evil.
The 4,000 Syrians murdered by the Asad regime during the rebellion include over 250 children.
Meet the world's biggest insect (yuck warning).
This green energy concept could be called "soylent green energy".