Link round-up for 3 March 2013
Look at the lazy freeloader.
These old propaganda posters look goofy to the modern eye (found via Mario Piperni).
Serbia's Prime Minister got a little surprise during this interview (found via Gorilla Bananas).
If religion had never existed, the world would probably have better art.
Well, here's a good reason for owning a gun.
Hey, let's drive the right-wingers completely nuts.
Bill Donohue clutches his pearls at the thought that people exist who are different from him.
An indicator of how the Nutty-vs.-Sane civil war on the right is going: This year's CPAC invites Sarah Palin as a speaker, but snubs Chris Christie. And of course, no fags allowed (found via Republic of Gilead).
Progressive Eruptions looks at state rankings in education and health (it might be interesting to compare those rankings to this one).
People get it wrong about the deficit.
Another loving Christian does his part toward tormenting gay teens.
Butterflies and Wheels looks at the accelerating decline of the Catholic Church (found via Republic of Gilead).
There's a difference between our journalists and theirs.
Hey there, stop marginalizing our hate!
Little Green Footballs assembles some more classy conservative commentary on Michelle Obama.
A federal court slaps down religio-nutters' claims against the ACA contraception coverage mandate.
Sixty major corporations join forces to urge the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Dozens of high-profile Republicans also support the cause, including Clint Eastwood.
They're all equally silly.
Americans support raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour, by 73%-to-20%.
Here's how the Catholic Church is trying to impose its taboos on our health care.
Religion doesn't make people less criminal -- in fact, it can do the opposite (found via Preliator pro Causa).
Have a bar on your street? It could be worse.
Republicans may succeed in gutting the Voting Rights Act, but are they prepared for the backlash?
Awe and wonder have nothing to do with religion.
Democrats have a systematic plan to make Texas a battleground state by 2016.
Two simple graphs illustrate how austerity destroys economic growth and increases debt.
Britain's Conservative party is dying in the grassroots (read the comments).
Maryam Namazie looks at Islam's death penalty for apostasy.
Friday was St. David's Day, Wales's national day -- see kids celebrate.
A top Irish union leader denounces EU "colonial" rule over his country.
Two apartment buildings rise in Milan, complete with forest.
Beppe Grillo is part of a centuries-old Italian tradition of satirists who challenged the powerful.
Hundreds of thousands march in Portugal (a country of just 11 million) to protest austerity.
In 1953, Spain and Greece wrote off half of Germany's debt to them to help it recover economically -- an act seemingly unthinkable today, when debt is prioritized over human concerns.
Domestic violence in Russia costs the lives of almost 40 women per day.
The US Christian Right is extending its tentacles into Brazil.
Judaism too has its crazed, bullying religious fanatics.
Across the Islamic world, people are turning against religious extremism.
This slut was just asking for it.
Polio could be eradicated if not for the interference of Islamists.
Horses may have been domesticated 3,000 years earlier than we think.
Don't be fooled -- being overweight will shorten your life.
Dolphins have names.
Ice is melting, fast, in both the Arctic and Antarctic.