Link round-up for 15 January 2012
This person really hates crows.
See where the trees are.
Here's a little something for the horse's ass in your life (found via Mendip).
The church gets schooled, again and again.
Romney can speak French? What a weirdo!
Here's a handy guide to choosing the right religion (found via What Would Jack Do).
This is the face of a hero -- story here.
A Colorado school found these yearbook photos unacceptable -- what "standard" are they "upholding", Saudi Arabia's? More on prudery, from another source, here.
For really kinky sex, see the Bible.
Too many nettards are in dire need of these spelling tips.
Veterans stand against bigoted violence -- in Massachusetts.
Some fundies really misunderstand freedom of religion.
Abstinence-only "education" fuels attitudes that lead to bullying (found via Republic of Gilead).
Supporters of the evil SOPA plan are backing down -- and Obama has come out against it.
If you're a liberal leaning toward Ron Paul, this is a must-read (found via Smartypants).
Ahlquist wins as a judge orders a blatantly-unconstitutional prayer banner taken down at her school, resulting in the usual Christian love.
Nikki Haley is facing a recall drive -- by right-wingers, for not being evil enough.
Educate yourself on the menace of marijuana.
A Georgia school shows gross cluelessness about slavery.
If you look at Romney's "I like being able to fire people" gaffe in context, it's different but just as bad.
Elizabeth Warren's Senate campaign attracts massive support.
Gingrich is another family-values Republican.
Huntsman's campaign is beginning to disintegrate.
Nate Silver looks at how the Bain attacks could affect the general election.
If you don't like the NDAA, look at what really happened and stop enabling it.
A growing minority of economists thinks the US is heading into a strong economic boom, not just a weak recovery -- good news for the country and the Democrats.
Jack Jodell delves into Romney's background and plans. More here; a third post, on labor and foreign policy, is coming.
Film director Paul Haggis encounters creepy religious bullying.
The man who gave us the Bush Presidency says he won't cause trouble this year.
It's not just Santorum -- much of the right wing is waging a war against contraception. More here (found via Republic of Gilead).
We already have this, and it doesn't work.
The MSM are ignoring unions' actions for worker rights.
Republican bullies get a dose of their own medicine.
Tea-party-affiliated Congressmen are, on average, more than twice as rich as other Congressmen.
BP spreads propaganda minimizing the effects of the Gulf oil spill.
Manufacturing jobs are coming back to the US.
US Christians sponsor an honest-to-God witch hunter who has encouraged the murder and mutilation of children.
Britain's Prime Minister picks up a very bad idea all too familiar to Americans.
Scots are divided on the issue of independence from Britain, but all agree they don't want to join the euro.
Italians stage massive strikes against their quisling-regime's austerity policies (background here).
Cardinal Archbishop Antonio Rouco Varela of Spain is a paranoid crank (found via Republic of Gilead).
Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Iranian theocracy, approved of men having sex with small children -- even infants. Update (17 January): More here including link to the full text of Khomeini's book (in Persian) and the original text of the quote.
Shark-fin harvesting involves far more cruelty than you think.
Gothic Atheist is back with another tiny, horrifying creature: the epomis beetle.
Food choices can protect your brain as you age.
Watch for these warning signs of medical quackery.
A functioning wire just four atoms wide could be a breakthrough in computer miniaturization.