Link round-up for 19 January 2014
Kids' games in the old days were -- different.
Add a touch of Stygian horror and madness to your tea break (found via Mendip).
Sir, are you wearing action pants?
Here's some more goofy, all-over-the-place right-wing "thinking" (found via Republic of Gilead).
Rosa Rubicondior reviews myths about evolution. Bookmark this one -- it covers a lot of the standard creationist talking points and why they're wrong.
In economic inequality, the US now ranks dead last among developed countries.
Duck Dynasty's ratings aren't so good.
How solid is the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming? 9,135 to 1.
Worst mailing-address error ever.
Alexandria VA addresses some very out-of-date laws (sent by Mendip).
Todd Akin wasn't the worst. And here's the next guy.
This DC cop has his own business on the side.
The nutcases are the problem.
After five years of Obama, what has changed?
Here's why you can't trust Amazon ratings.
Anti-marijuana laws are rooted in racism.
Eben Alexander's out-of-body experience isn't so convincing.
Free-market dogma is just a scam where corporate accountability is concerned.
Lax regulation played a role in the West Virginia chemical disaster. Bad regulation in California is driving an industry out of the state.
Here are some things you should know about GMO foods.
Racism is despicable no matter what the source.
Public opinion in Utah is evenly split on gay marriage. Meanwhile, Louie Gohmert is still an idiot.
Not just abortion -- Wendy Davis has ideas for reforming education in Texas. Or, you could vote for Theresa Thombs. "Responsive Ed" is the creationists' latest scam.
They gave up their guns too.
Wisconsin Republicans make another move to trash workers' rights, while those in Tennessee attack ACA users and those in North Carolina raise taxes on the poor so they can cut them for the rich. This guy is just fighting for faith healers to keep on killing kids.
In another election year, it needs to be said again -- don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Rapist released after 10 months, guy who helped catch him gets 10 years. But this sentence seems about right.
With Christie sinking and a new accusation, are Republicans in trouble for 2016? Apparently so. Some are getting desperate enough to want Romney back (no dice). Karl Rove may disagree.
Mississippi makes a bad move on prisons.
No, Mein Kampf has not become a digital best-seller.
No, acupuncture does not work (found via Rationally Speaking).
House Republicans consider a law that could make the IRS audit rape victims -- sign here to oppose it.
The world is fat.
A patient at a privately-run nursing-home in Britain was neglected after a fall because a Muslim nurse refused to interrupt his prayers, and later died. This asylum seeker won't cause such problems.
The guillotine used to execute three German heroes has been discovered (found via Mendip, who comments).
The Iran deal moves forward, but Cory Booker wants to help Republicans wreck it.
The alleged tomb of Muhammad is about to be destroyed -- by the Saudi regime.
The Taliban try to use an 8-year-old girl as a suicide bomber.
Here's a Hindu contribution to medical science.
While everyone focuses on Uganda, gays in Nigeria are being arrested and flogged -- and read this story from neighboring Cameroon.
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