Link round-up for 7 December 2014
Don't confuse me with facts!
Here's a post on religious extremism from a blog I just discovered, Dr. Seussilitis, which offers political and religious commentary in poetic form.
Target stores are promoting a book which advocates the torture, mutilation, and sadistic killing of women.
Montana's teabagger-dominated legislature imposes a dress code -- a strikingly stupid one.
Bless the instruments that defend the faith.
Some people get seriously upset at the very existence of anyone different from themselves.
Bill Maher reminds us that the Pope really is nuts.
Lady Atheist updates her list of non-theistic charities -- and has some info on a particularly nasty religious one.
It's not only the Catholic Church -- apparently the Jehovah's Witnesses also shield sexual predators.
A Texas pastor refuses a funeral to a member who didn't keep up her tithing -- while she was comatose.
Religion isn't just wrong in its beliefs, it's wrong in its methods of reaching them.
Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite of Democrats for our party's 2016 Presidential nomination.
And they wonder why they are called haters.
The media are not helping us understand our domestic-terrorism problem.
Here's more police brutality, this time against a 15-year-old in Arizona.
Cool, Republicans are back to bitching each other again (see comments).
An archaeologically-valuable set of caverns in Indiana seems to have been partly commandeered by creationists (found via Lady Atheist).
Today's Republicans are different from the Democrats of 1988 -- they're dumber.
Here's how our country's drug policy became such a mess.
Lotsa luck trying to enforce this kind of bullshit in the internet age.
Apparently, sometime between 1367 and 1452, a queen decided to have a bit of fun on the side.
Norwegian tourism is getting a boost.
70 years after the fact, France gives recognition to a heroine spy (found via Mendip).
In Spain, a new party rises to fight for socialism.
Nice work, Putin -- Russia's currency is collapsing and recession is looming, while in occupied Crimea, opponents are being murdered and minorities persecuted.
Civilization is breaking down in the lands where it was born.
The Middle East needs feminism at every level.
The case of this Sierra Leonean family illustrates why Ebola is so hard to control.
Will we become locusts of the solar system?
The engraving on this shell looks pretty ordinary -- except that it's half a million years old.
As has happened with many disease germs, HIV is evolving into a less lethal form.
Antarctic glaciers are now melting three times faster than they were ten years ago.