Link round-up for 22 January 2012
Best T-shirt ever!
Not the best name for a towing company.
Thank the right person.
Ken Ham descends into a dizzy spiral of circular argument.
The I-75 project puts up signs of the times (sent by Shaw Kenawe).
Fox News is being weird about Andrew Sullivan's Newsweek essay on Obama.
There's more to using Google than you know.
Police and school officials are investigating the vile religious threats against Jessica Ahlquist. Here's another example of the hate. But we already have supportive T-shirts.
Andrew Sullivan looks at yesterday's political earthquake in South Carolina. Gingrich is winning Christian Right support as Romney implodes nation-wide. For an example of what sane Republicans are up against, read this PowerLine post, then read the comments. Race 4 2012 (a good site to follow the Republican contest) looks ahead to Florida and considers the shape of the race now.
Don't forget about Ron Paul.
The people spoke and politicians listened -- the evil SOPA plan is dead. Amusing footnote here. Now we must punish those who supported it. By all that we hold dear.....
Florida police tortured a prisoner to death in 2009.
Yes, this is pretty much how the media cover protests.
America rising: GM is once again the world's top car-maker.
Bob Marshall, Republican delegate of Virginia, is disgusting (sent by Mendip).
Obama stands up to the Christian Right on birth-control coverage.
Here's a sensible proposal from one of the dwindling number of sane Republican leaders.
One out of eight Americans must constantly make burdensome accommodations.
Ron Paul cultists threaten a Georgia family with violence and murder (found via Politics Plus).
"They are not your misguided friends. They are your fully intelligent adversaries".
Better-educated people are more likely to see government as a solution.
Republicans may face a devastating defeat this year. But don't get over-confident -- what if they win?
Some of Obama's achievements have gone almost unnoticed.
A majority of Americans now recognize that inequality is a bigger problem than regulation.
British undercover cops enjoy their work perhaps a bit too much.
Violent religious thugs force the cancellation of a human-rights meeting.
Europe's current policies are economic suicide.
The EU finally does something right, confronting incipient fascism in Hungary.
The Turkish government slaps down Perry.
Internet clichés not withstanding, the "Chinese century" is a myth.
Sane people should stay the hell out of Indonesia.
Cetaceans are people too.
55 Cancri e is a bizarre place (found via Mendip).
Ancient-aliens drivel assumes that ancient humans were stupid.
The last century revolutionized health.
Science is making real progress in fighting macular degeneration.