02 September 2012

Link round-up for 2 September 2012

Congress needs more diversityKyrsten Sinema would be a good start.

This Fox News reporter is awaiting, uh.....

Here's the gospel of Republican Jesus (found via Mario Piperni).

What did Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, Prokofiev, and many other composers have in common?

Christianity is kind of a downer.

Blogger BR analyzes the horrible Texas Republican platform.

Finally something I agree with Bryan Fischer about -- gays have no business being Republicans.

Bain Capital is being investigated for tax evasion.

Norbrook looks at the extremist take-over of the Republican party.

Gary William Green looks at the evil of the Bible.

Smartypants looks at the "death panel" lie.

Kathleen Parker looks at Republican totalitarianism.

Don't be fooled by Ryan.

Jack Jodell has a round-up of Romney's and Ryan's lies.

Conservative Daniel McCarthy laments the demise of the conservative intellectual.

America, this is your meat industry.

The Stranger's Paul Constant has an entertaining report from the Republican convention.  Romney's team was baffled by Eastwood's performance. The platform's anti-abortion plank has alienated women, but this one may alienate men.

There's no Democratic equivalent to the Republicans' incessant lying.

A terrorist group is discovered on a US military base.

Camden, New Jersey has fired its entire police force.

Missouri Baptist leaders support Akin (found via Lady Atheist).  Some residents of Cleveland, Texas, sound like potential Akin voters.

What's in Canada?  Here's a quick guide.

England is so rich in history you can't even dig up a parking lot without finding some moldy old king under it.

Loginair, a Scottish airline, offers the world's shortest scheduled flight.

A Dutch right-winger channels Akin.

Some borders don't need much attention.

Why can't Americans hold fund-raisers like this?

When you choose a name for your business, Google it or something, just to be on the safe side.

The Taliban are real party-poopers.

The persecution of Rimsha Masih (who may have been framed) and other blasphemy accusations have Christians in Pakistan living in terror.  The country is so violent that even the Red Cross is pulling out.

We need to be prepared for the decline or collapse of China.

The oldest existing sample of written English is three words on a 5th-century medallion -- and one of those words is of unknown meaning.

Arctic sea ice is at its lowest level ever.

Here's an interesting essay on the Flynn effect, the steady rise in IQ which has been going on for over a century.

A cure for baldness could be available in two years.

Some birds show signs of ritualized responses to the dead of their own kind.

South African researchers believe they have a single-dose cure for malaria, something that could save millions of lives.

The real inner you always remains (and I'm passionate about getting it back).


Anonymous Blurber said...

On Gary William Green's look at the evil of the Bible, one of my favorites is killing somebody just for picking up sticks:

Numbers 15.32-36 of the KJV , the Lord, through Moses, tells the people to stone a man to death for gathering sticks on the Sabbath.  The “congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.”

03 September, 2012 09:58  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's quite amazing what the Bible requires the death penalty for. If we actually applied Old Testament law today as the Dominionists want, after all the executions were done, we'd probably have very few people left.

03 September, 2012 10:46  
Blogger B.R. said...

Thanks for linking to me, although I fear you gave me too much credit. I didn't analyze that document; I went into a rage, and in my first draft, called for the executions of the Texas GOP for treason. I should have burnt off some stress before writing it. And anyway, I couldn't even finish reading it; the stuff I pointed out is just a fraction, but it was all I could stomach. These men are the worst people in my state (and that's saying a lot).

05 September, 2012 08:53  

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