Link round-up for 6 July 2014
Perhaps this is why ads are so bad.
Conservatism proclaims itself as ugly, smelly, and dirty.
Why is the South such an economic failure? Maybe Lincoln screwed up.
Drought drives Texas to desperation and six-legged toads.
Teabaggers and libertarians attack each other -- more of this, please. Will teabagger rage throw away Cochran's Senate seat?
Ken Ham builds straw man, makes idiot of self (again).
More bloggers weigh in on the Hobby Lobby decision -- Frank Moraes, Politics Plus, Brains and Eggs, Horizons, and Chauncey de Vega at Daily Kos. All have interesting angles, though I think it's Booman Tribune that nails the real issue best. Hobby Lobby's own stance is profoundly hypocritical (found via Progressive Eruptions, which has more). And right-wingers are making idiots of themselves defending the ruling.
The wealth of the rich depends on the prosperity of society.
Teabaggers try to express themselves verbally.
Anti-vaccine stupidity is now killing more children than gun accidents (found via Earth-Bound Misfit).
Ignorant racist fattards call for revolution, hardly anyone notices.
The Obama administration continues its tough stance on illegal aliens (and teabaggers, confronted with this, resort to reality-denial).
The latest arrogant EU move makes it more likely that Britain will leave.
Iran has begun exporting cars to Russia.
Defying Maliki and the US, Iraqi Kurds prepare for formal independence, but Maliki has found an ally -- Syrian dictator Asad. ISIS has a new weapon in its brutal war against non-Sunnis -- water.
Don't forget Obama's role in making the Syrian mess this much less ghastly.
China's one-child policy is destabilizing the country.
Frank Moraes looks at the Roman philosopher Seneca the Younger.
Here's a taste of what ancient Greek art actually looked like (found via F169).
Most of the plastic we dump in the oceans is disappearing, and that's not a good thing.