Link round-up for 2 June 2013
Yes, I totally believe NASA found a squirrel on Mars.
Don't be fooled by the name, this guy does some pretty cool comics (found via Faye Kane).
Check out these stunning pictures of grains of sand (found via Mendip).
Vox fattardorum, vox Dei.
What happened? Looks like everything got prettier.
Religious persecution just isn't what it used to be. Republic of Gilead has much more.
The meat industry spreads sickness.
Patrick Stewart is a good person (video here).
The more perverted you are, the more mentally healthy you are.
A Forbes pundit admits it -- Obamacare is lowering insurance costs.
Defend freedom without compromise.
Rosa Rubicondior has a challenge for Christians.
Here's what an honest right-winger's car might look like (found via Yellowdog Granny).
The war on drugs is an utter failure.
What would you do if you were in Chad Lesko's position?
This is what happens when you vote for Republicans (found via Squatlo Rant).
A new book looks at Bible bullies (found via Lady Atheist).
Adam Kokesh edges closer to treason.
There's no real debate about gay marriage.
Republicans claim to be re-branding, but their candidates are as bonkers as ever (more here). Bob Dole tries to talk sense into them.
This is the face of evil.
Krugman looks at right-wing reality-denial.
The Catholic Church finds an unexpected way to threaten women's health care in the US.
Global-warming denialists lie about the Arctic, from 2004 to today.
Texas goobers Perry and Gohmert freak out over the Boy Scouts admitting gay members.
In Britain, religious wingnuts rage against moves to legalize gay marriage.
The head of a prominent Iranian think tank accuses the Jews of sorcery.
Tens of thousands in Istanbul are protesting Turkey's authoritarian Islamist government. OWS rallies in solidarity in New York.
Islamist rule is ruining Egypt.
An Oxford neuroscientist anticipates a cure for the the world's most dangerous mental illness.
A fascinating transitional skeleton between humans and our chimpanzee-like ancestors has been found in South Africa, while another newfound transitional fossil helps illuminate the evolution of the turtle shell.
What would alien astronomers see if they looked in our direction?