Link round-up for 16 December 2012
Here's how we know Beantor is real.
Murr Brewster looks at ancient wisdom and the Mayans.
Blonde Nonbeliever looks at the five stages of atheism -- with cats!
What would Jesus do?
If you rob a bank, you probably shouldn't brag about it in front of the entire planet.
Follow the example of President Adams -- and President Lincoln.
Some jobs just aren't worth applying for.
Nov. 6 was a good day.
Here's our battle plan for the War on Christmas.
What would comic-book art look like if it pandered to female sexuality?
Stonekettle Station knows you can't reason with crazy people. Green Eagle finds as much crazy on the right as ever.
How dumb are fundies? Dumb enough to fall for this. And one in three Americans is this dumb.
California judge Derek Johnson sounds like he could have a future as a Republican politician.
Yes, there have been atheist artists.
Somebody's come out with a "gay-friendly" version of the Bible (see my comment on the post).
You might be a socialist!
What can Romney do now to keep himself occupied?
Massachusetts achieves world-class educational standards; it's also among our least-religious states. We should also look at Finland.
A simple chart illustrates what follows tax cuts on the rich.
This is austerity.
On the "fiscal cliff", Obama must stand his ground.
Republicans were craven on Benghazi.
Atheists have good reason to oppose religion (found via Reason Being).
Teabaggers vow to keep on destroying moderate Republicans. They may already be dooming their party to lose the Governorship of Virginia.
Atheism is on the rise in Texas (found via Lady Atheist). But it's guys like these who get the press.
Right-wingers wrong again: repealing DADT didn't hurt military recruitment or retention.
How many DNA labs are run by nuts like this?
For the first time in two decades, Russia's population is growing even without taking immigration into account.
Lady Gaga speaks out against bigotry in Russia -- and a silly lawsuit gets thrown out.
Is Egypt's Muslim brotherhood paying mobs to sexually assault women protesters?
2012 will be the warmest year on record in the US.
Quite a few words in English come from a surprising source.
Global warming is bringing grizzly and polar bears into contact, creating a new breed -- the pizzly.
Rosa Rubicondior looks at rabbit sex and intelligent design.
Electronic signals going directly to the retina restore a primitive level of vision for some forms of blindness.
Researchers succeed in transplanting neurons grown from stem cells and show that they boost brain function -- a step toward reversing the effects of Alzheimer's and other brain-damaging afflictions.
Apologies for the paucity of posts lately. Things have been tough.