Link round-up for 18 August 2013
Point and laugh at these idiots. Then point and laugh at these idiots. Oh, and this is worth a giggle.
What's that up on the roof? It's a house!
A massive, stupid alien landing site sprawls across the New Mexico desert.
Hey Mitt Romney, is this your car?
Here's some conservative geography (found via Squatlo Rant).
Religious parents, watch out for these warning signs.
The new chairman of my state's Republican party wants to sprinkle radioactive waste all over the US, and he's apparently racist and sexist too.
In response to the rape accusation posted by PZ Myers which I linked to last Sunday, a law firm representing Michael Shermer has sent Myers this letter (so far, Myers has not met any of the demands therein).
A simple chart clearly shows which party is best on deficits.
Behold the Master Race.
Republicans have a good reason for trying to stop Obamacare -- they're afraid it will succeed. One Republican Congressman has been challenged by his own constituents about the party's attacks and lies against the law.
Ferrett Steinmetz is a good man and a good father.
Wendy Davis is the Democrats' brightest rising star in Texas -- she should run for Governor. Ultimately the future of Texas is in Latino hands.
Lady Atheist has a thoughtful post on the ethics of keeping animals.
New Jersey hospitals credit Obamacare for a dramatic drop in infections.
Savor the fear -- a conservative columnist frets that Democrats could take the House in 2014. More here.
Here's some disquieting information about Cory Booker.
As the economy improves, companies grow more concerned about keeping their employees.
Republicans of decades past were very different from today.
Anticipating rising sea levels, a New Jersey town plans to lift itself up by 11 feet.
Vox Verax has a round-up of Republican dumbth.
Here's a pretty good overview of 2016 Presidential candidates.
Sorry, but Obama is flat-out wrong on this one.
Benefits cuts in Britain encourage the unemployed to find work.
Upton Cressett manor house in Shropshire, England, is now off-limits to rude jerks.
We have rednecks, Britain has Scottish soccer fans.
Tim McGaha looks at the British wooden aircraft that helped beat Nazi Germany.
Swedes craft a colorful protest against Russia's anti-gay laws.
Turkey's Islamist government charges 40 people with blasphemy.
Missiles recently displayed by North Korea are apparently fake.
Here's a shark inside a shark.
Immediately after clinical death, brains experience a brief burst of intense activity, which could help explain the "near-death experience" hallucinations.
Eating red meat increases your risk of death 20%. And obesity may be much deadlier than we thought.
Severe heat waves will become much more common in coming decades.
Scientists in Pennsylvania grow a complete, functional heart from human stem cells.
A Massachusetts company has developed cups and straws that detect date-rape drugs.
The world's photovoltaic solar power capacity has doubled in the last 2½ years -- and will double again in the next 2½.