Link round-up for 28 September 2014
Smartasses make the world a bit more fun (found via Mendip).
Netflix seems to be going down the tubes.
Art beats oil companies.
I would have called this 22 Christian moments (sent by Ahab) -- how many have you experienced?
An 11-year-old girl shoots a man in Oklahoma, but you won't see this one being trumpeted by the anti-gun crowd.
Some fundie nutjob is creating a godawful Christian Right re-write of Harry Potter.
Here's a huge round-up of Republican quotes on women.
Are you mentally strong?
If you doubt that a large part of the right wing is totally nuts, read how they reported on the climate march in New York. Maybe they're just mad that it drew so many more people than their events do.
Fundie ministries posing as pregnancy clinics use deceptive tactics, sometimes with government funding (found via Republic of Gilead).
Since 2012 Kansas has been testing right-wing tax-cut-mania in practice. It's a failure.
New Age bullcrap is damaging a centuries-old Indian relic in Ohio (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Rabbits suffer and die, not even for food, but for fashion (and who the hell pays $15,900 for a coat, anyway?).
Here's more on the armed thugs planning to intimidate voters in Wisconsin.
Why is it so hard to believe that people can lie?
Sam Wang looks at why the margin of victory in Scotland was so much larger than polls predicted.
This is Norway (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Don't let recent barbarities in Iran undermine the normalizing of relations -- that's what the theocrats want.
Some say Muslims from the West who went to fight for ISIS/Islamic State should be allowed to return and given counseling. Others, me among them, think differently.
The US isn't the only country where the right wing rants against the "liberal media" and pushes a warped view of history -- in Japan it's worse.
Chad votes to make homosexuality punishable by 20 years in prison.
The leader of Boko Haram may be dead, though the reports are confusing.
The CDC warns that Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by January, while the discoverer of the virus is even more worried. The fact that a major Liberian newspaper is pushing idiot conspiracy theories isn't encouraging. 4chan has even anthropomorphized the disease as the anime goddess Ebola-chan. The actual virus is rather less cute.
Somali Islamists enforce religious law.
This vehicle needs new tires, but it's rather a long way from the nearest tire-repair shop (NSFW blog).
Want to know how rainbows work? Here's a thorough explanation, including a very cool graphic of how light is refracted when it hits a water droplet.
Maven will study how a world died.
Here's a good discussion of transitional forms in evolution, cutting through the nonsense creationists spread on the subject (the spectrum strip analogy is particularly useful).
[Image at top found via Progressive Eruptions.]
Country other than the US from which I got the most page views this week: France