Link round-up for 19 May 2013
When using the internet, you need to be able to know rubbish when you see it.
Since the escalation of Republican histrionics over what I call the "scamdals", Obama is up a couple of points in Gallup, and Democratic candidates in Massachusetts and Virginia have gotten a boost too. The Republicans' nonsense isn't fooling the voters, it's just annoying them -- but David Frum worries that they'll escalate.
Four Presidents, four umbrellas, one outrage (found via Progressive Eruptions) -- and check out comments at the Daily Caller.
Sometimes you need to just shut up and listen.
One individual tries to bring a little sanity to the Paultardosphere -- but check out the comments.
Admiral William Lee vows to defy the military's new rules against religious harassment (found via Republic of Gilead).
That Tennessee bill to shield meat industry animal abuse has been vetoed.
Bigotry turns cruel in Texas.
Pablo Pantoja, the Republican Director of Hispanic Outreach for Florida, has quit and become a Democrat.
Bishop David A. Zubik is an utterly clueless dumbass.
This is the President we need for 2016.
A Kentucky atheist responds to Christians (found via Lady Atheist).
The deficit just keeps on shrinking.
Kate and Louise go to a Christian women's conference (found via Republic of Gilead).
Right-wing talk radio is classy as ever.
Sara Ylen's life was an elaborate scam -- which sent an innocent man to prison for ten years.
Republicans won't find it easy to buck the demographic trends.
The Monsanto Posilac case illustrates the danger of corporate dominance of the media (see this too).
Seriously, would you hire this guy?
One of Britain's leading slime-buckets finally gets his comeuppance.
Here's some more of the ugly history fueling tensions between Greece and Germany.
The Catholic Church in Lithuania doggedly opposes a convention to prevent violence against women.
Latin America is turning against the insane "war on drugs".
Christian bigotry fuels persecution of gays in Singapore (found via Republic of Gilead).
Honor killing: Lebanese Muslim Jihad al-Issa murdered his sister for being pregnant out of wedlock -- but he was the one who had impregnated her.
Alicia Gali was drugged and gang-raped in Dubai -- so the authorities jailed her for eight months.
Here comes the smart rifle.
British scientists have developed a super-wheat that could increase productivity by 30% (and it's non-GMO).
There's no such thing as an alpha wolf.
Cutting carbon emissions won't beat global warming -- we need to clean up what's already in the atmosphere.