Link round-up for 11 August 2013
There are people out there who believe this stuff -- China has an alliance with space aliens to take over the world.
Murr Brewster looks at Texas.
Now this is how you park a car.
Can eldritch horror and madness be politically correct? Feminist Yog-Sothoth thinks so.
For a Halloween with a spooky glow, check out West Virginia's pumpkin house (found via Mendip).
Alaska state troopers investigate an unusual sexual assault.
Ta-Nehisi Coates looks at the power inherent in the English language.
Americans are getting screwed on medical costs (found via Squatlo Rant).
An important trend, if sustained: the elderly are turning against the Republican party.
Richard Dawkins speaks the truth, idiots can't handle it.
Republican heavyweights pay court to Christian-nation extremist David Lane.
Some doctors are way behind the times.
The "League of the South" denounces illegal-immigration reform -- to see where these guys are really coming from, see the quotes from their website at the end.
Michael Shermer, one of the biggest names in the global anti-bullshit movement, is anonymously accused of rape in a blog post by PZ Myers. Somebody is going to be in serious trouble before this is over. Commentary by Al Stefanelli here.
Target needs to decide which side it's on.
The Air Force gives another small victory to the First Amendment.
Wendy Davis may run for Governor of Texas. In the meantime, here are some retailers to boycott.
My city's crime rate is the lowest in half a century.
Conservative Joe Scarborough denounces stupid Republican posturing on Obamacare (found via Progressive Eruptions).
What do fracking advocates have to hide that requires a lifetime gag order on two children?
A devout Christian blows up his dog because it's possessed by the Devil (found via Lady Atheist).
A large flag of treason will fly alongside a freeway near Richmond, Virginia.
Right-wing media distortion in action: The headline says David Shuttleton of Scotland was "fined" £40,000 for homophobic statements, implying an Orwellian criminalization of expression of opinion. In fact, it was a judgment for defamation.
Edinburgh sees what may be the first-ever ginger pride march.
Muslim leader Ahmad Akkari, who help fuel the uproar over the Danish Muhammad cartoons, now regrets his actions.
What goes around comes around, even dogshit.
Take a photo tour of the world's first spaceport.
Cardtards, bow down before the financial ingenuity of Dmitry Agarkov.
Hadassah hospital gets a surprise taste of Tchaikovsky.
This shopping mall in Osaka is cooler than the one in your city.
Workers in India reply to violence with violence.
Here's the house of India's richest man. And here's where some of that country's less-fortunate people live.
A Catholic bishop resigns -- the Church isn't backward enough for him.
Muslim barbarity strikes again, in Zanzibar.
Here's the importance of the environment in a nutshell (found via Squatlo Rant).
Dolphins remember old friends.
The Discovery Channel's fictionalized megalodon "documentary" was a disgrace.
Global warming continued apace in 2012; the severe drought in New Mexico drags on.