Link round-up for 18 January 2015
This goofball is freaking out over Satanic brake lights on school buses (found via Mendip).
Watch out, somebody's come up with a new way for assholes to harass people (found via Mendip).
ZOMG Now Boehner is using Taylor Swift to try to look hip.
Why is there so much fluff on the internet? Sometimes we need it.
Here's the real reason for Obama's education plan.
Let's be very careful which videos we let them watch (found via Mendip).
Running from a bear is wasted effort.
Faye Kane looks at 2014 in porn statistics, some of them pretty startling.
Bitcoin still exists, but it's really going down the tubes now (sent by Mendip).
Check out these photos of libraries (I'm not kidding -- they're spectacular).
A pastor cancels a funeral at the last minute because the family refused to deny the reality of the deceased's lesbian relationship (found via Progressive Eruptions).
These people exist. And so does this person, I guess (found via Squatlo Rant).
Cardinal Burke knows what's wrong with the Catholic Church -- it's too female-friendly (found via Republic of Gilead).
This story of sad and bizarre prejudice may help you see why I'm increasingly turned off by categorizing and labeling people.
Republicans push to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran (which is the same thing the religious conservative wingnuts in the Iranian parliament want to do).
Most New Yorkers side with Mayor de Blasio against back-turning cops (found via Progressive Eruptions, which has more).
Alex Malarkey, who recently repudiated his book claiming he had gone to Heaven, had been trying to get the truth out for some time.
Which states are most and least infested with racists? (OK, Shaw, Massachusetts is way ahead of Oregon on this one.)
The right wing lies -- blatantly, knowingly, premeditatedly.
Fall out of a plane? Here's what will happen, and how to improve your odds just a bit (note: gruesome photos).
House Republicans are pushing an anti-abortion bill so extreme that Republican women are in revolt.
See a new video of the horror that surrounds us, but which we rarely think about.
This is what happens when assholes think the fact that they're protesting something gives them the right to harass random people who have nothing to do with the problem.
Think you know tanks? These are tanks (found via Mendip).
The US Christian Right ignored the lessons learned from Britain's persecution of gays in the 1950s.
For over a year Norway has followed a tough policy of deporting criminal immigrants, and crime is falling (though a 31% drop figure reported on many right-wing sites seems to be in error).
The mayor of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has some choice words for Muslims who don't like Western freedoms.
You'll be able to read the new Charlie Hebdo issue online (found via GoodShit).
Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at the Jewish grocery attacked in Paris this month who saved six people, gets his citizenship application fast-tracked.
Kaveh Mousavi has a round-up of links on the Charlie Hebdo attack.
An Italian ad for tolerance provokes an interesting discussion.
How much longer will American liberals be mesmerized by this vile man? Here's a request for clarification.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews use moronic censorship to delete women from reality (found via Rosa Rubicondior).
This is Afghanistan (found via GoodShit).
Turkey will ban websites that display the post-massacre Charlie Hebdo cover.
Do you want to build a snowman? Or at least make fun of a grumpy Islamotard cleric?
British researchers claim cancer can be practically eliminated by 2050.