29 January 2012

Link round-up for 29 January 2012

I wonder if this cathedral is available for temperance meetings.

Test your beliefs against the Bible.

Some experiences are better left untried.

Yes, that's a cow.

Check out the Romney income calculator and see how long Mitt would take to earn your annual income.

Here's libertarianism condensed into one tweet.

Sorry Newt, we can't annex the Moon. Stewart and Colbert revel.

Why go to the Moon when Earth has all this?

Musicians don't want their work associated with Republicans.

I don't see why anyone still uses Facebook.

Rupert Murdoch supported SOPA.

Another witness debunks Brewer's claims about her conversation with Obama.

Bullies have allies in the Tennessee legislature -- and in part of Minnesota.

The Republican party has become a Manichean party of rage, and Fox News is a big part of the reason. Gingrich is a pied piper of doom; he and Palin can still rally the forces of nuttiness. There will be no deus ex machina candidate or brokered convention. Here's a sane conservative trying to talk sense to the crazies.

Gingrich's campaign is mostly funded by one man.

Jack Jodell looks at Romney's views on labor issues and foreign policy -- and at the Republicans' bogeyman Saul Alinsky (who once used farting as a tool of political activism).

Raped and pregnant? Oh, quit whining.

North Carolina Republican Larry Pittman wants to bring back some traditional methods of justice.

Let's treat the Pope as the criminal conspirator he is (found via Republic of Gilead).

If you like beating up women, New Hampshire Republicans want to make it easier for you.

There's a lot to be said for gay parenting (found via Ranch Chimp).

Meghan O'Rourke takes down Caitlin Flanagan's reactionary and simplistic thinking about girlhood.

All religion is crap. Here's why.

Republicans are still trying to wreck science education.

Congress has questions on Google's privacy-policy consolidation.

Gingrich once took a sane position on marijuana.

Yes, Ron Paul knew about those newsletters -- which makes him a liar. But we already knew he's something much worse.

Andrew Sullivan's readers weigh in on the Daniels SOTU response.

You don't need to be stupid to be prejudiced, but it helps (sent by Republic of Gilead).

If they'd do it to Giffords or Dr. Tiller, they'd do it to a cat (found via Politics Plus).

Here's more on the religious threat to free expression in Britain and how some are fighting back.

If you visited Europe before 2001 you may recall some of these (well, the pound still exists).

This idea will give "meter maid" a whole new meaning (found via Mendip).

EU austeritards who point to Ireland and the Baltics to justify their policies are "demented".

The EU is seizing even more sovereign powers from its member countries, but resistance is growing, especially in Britain and Greece.

The struggle in Syria is escalating.

Texas is getting into modern power generation.

The WSJ practices blatant dishonesty.

Worst diet ever.

Best drink ever.

Best thing to stop doing.

A stem-cell treatment for macular degeneration has been tested on humans in Los Angeles, with impressive results (found via Parsley's Pics).


Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

Newt's new theme song: "Fly Me to the Moon"

That next to the last link speaks to me. Unfortunately, I tend to be a little deaf. :(

29 January, 2012 07:14  
Blogger Ahab said...

The right-wing policies noted in this round-up make me realize just how backwards my country can be.

On a lighter note, a SNAKE pulling a COW out of the water? Holy @#$%!

29 January, 2012 10:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

LP: Or this.....

I know it's hard, one of the hardest things there is -- but it's worth it.....

Ahab: There's a lot of work still to be done, that's for sure.

Maybe I should add that picture to this post.

29 January, 2012 16:26  
Blogger LadyAtheist said...

Indiana is getting attention for all the wrong reasons, but at least now people know I'm not exaggerating when I say I live in a hick backwater fundy zone.

29 January, 2012 18:56  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Please do not get the wrong idea as you read this but I am all for manned space exploration. Hell, there is even a small possibility the helium-3 mixed in with lunar soil MIGHT be useful in some sort of future fusion reactor.

That being said I wanted to puke whenever I heard Newty mouth off about statehood for some insane lunar colony. But such things are not helped with Republicans doing their best to wreck science education as I read from your link.

29 January, 2012 23:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

LA: Unfortunately there are all too many such zones out there. I think the distribution of such attitudes is more a function of age and (lack of) education than geography.

BB: Even if there's some useful resource on the Moon or another planet, it couldn't be economical to exploit it because of transport costs. Even an isotope of helium, if we needed it, could probably be manufactured here by some kind of specialized nuclear process more cheaply than it could be extracted on the Moon and brought here.

Manned space flight is simply pointless. Anything it could accomplish could be done much more cheaply by sending machines.

30 January, 2012 01:57  

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