Link round-up for 22 July 2012
"I don't know -- that's how things are done around here."
Murr Brewster looks at the challenge of mailing dead weasels.
Today's link round-up wouldn't be complete without Deity Shmeity's link round-up of link round-ups.
The old guy wins the argument.
What if animals were like Americans?
Don't try too hard to make your point.
I get this feeling a lot.
A conservative media watchdog nails journalist Connie Schultz.
The London Olympics logo must have been designed by a Simpsons fan.
What's the difference between a Catholic priest and acne?
A new Internet Defense League is being formed by Fight for the Future to protect the net from the endless government and corporate plots to censor and control it. But if the bad guys do win, to Hell with it.
Romney's dog-on-roof ride broke several laws.
One modern figure can justly be called Orwell's successor, though he never claimed the title.
Fauna tumblr features arresting photos of animal life (and the occasional plant).
The parasite class just doesn't get it about the rule of law.
If you eat pig products, this is what you're supporting.
Zinnia Jones looks at weird religious logic.
Chick-fil-A is no longer welcome in Boston.
Here's what the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare would actually mean.
The next stimulus should start with repairing our decaying power grid.
Religious freedom doesn't mean you can break any law you like.
Tennessee teabaggers denounce their own Republican Governor for insufficient bonkersness.
Wingnuts rush to blame secularism for the Colorado shootings -- examples here, here, and here.
Whatever happened to conservative intellectuals?
Elizabeth Warren looks at the Libor financial-fraud case.
The contrast between Romney and his father shows how capitalism has degenerated into something hard to defend. Bain Capital's evil depended on government stacking the deck. Romney is still stonewalling on his tax returns (clumsily), but the problem won't go away. Rooted Cosmopolitan looks at what he might be hiding. David Frum thinks the race can only get dirtier.
Don't be fooled by Pawlenty's boringness -- he's a nut.
Republicans trample the 14th Amendment in the stampede back to Jim Crow.
73 years after the stained-glass windows of Britain's Coventry Cathedral were removed to protect them from possible war damage, modern computer technology is helping to restore them.
Why is this film about last year's riots in Britain being suppressed?
A UFO under the Baltic? No, probably an old German secret weapon (found via Mendip).
Hollande's election began to turn the EU away from austerity-mania, but sanity has not yet won out.
The IMF has lost hope for the viability of the euro currency.
Spain still feels the effects of the vast Catholic-Church-run baby-stealing ring that operated until well into the 1990s.
Oddly enough, most Mexicans don't like having their country engulfed in violence as a result of our drug-war delusions.
Clearly this man is not an American.
Chastity belts are bad enough, but Sohanlal Chouhan took it one step further.
Homophobia in China sustains a culture of phony marriage.
How did dinosaurs do it?
Richard Dawkins receives a fishy tribute from Sri Lanka.
Simple math drives home the urgency of combating global warming.
Birth control saves more than a quarter-million lives a year.
Here's an ocean sixty miles deep -- maybe someday we'll explore its depths.