Link round-up for 15 March 2015
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Maybe there's a reason why zombies are such a popular concept these days.
This frattard is "heartbroken" that people think she's racist because she sang a song featuring abundant use of "nigger". More frat freakery here.
This cartoon says it all.
Hey, Biden's a pretty cool guy.
When Obama's no longer President, this should be his next job.
Are the baggots finally starting to devour each other? Even in Congress?
Here's one assessment of the Hillary e-mail kerfluffle. Among 2016 Presidential contenders, she's the best-known and best-liked.
A chaplain gets demoted for criticizing American Sniper.
You're not imagining things -- Republicans really are getting crazier.
Being gay is worse than murder or genocide, so obviously gays should be executed. Ultimately it's all about self-righteousness.
There's a specific reason why Democrats lose some winnable elections.
Jeb Bush's newest senior adviser is a flaming religious bigot.
PZ Myers fisks a really awful song.
Scott Walker's anti-union Wisconsin is losing jobs to Democratic-run Minnesota. Let's hope it doesn't end up like this.
Books help a woman embrace her sexuality as it is, not as others try to dictate that it should be.
The spirit of Wallace in the schoolhouse door lives on in Alabama.
Here's an overview of how legal marijuana is working out in Colorado (found via GoodShit). In Texas, even some Republicans are getting with the program.
The Iran letter is part of a broader pattern of right-wing subversion.
Religious freedom now means cheating abuse victims.
Obama's Selma speech and Republican absenteeism highlight the contrast between the parties. Some wanted to send a stronger message.
A Breitbart story on Ferguson brings a vomitous outpouring of racism to the surface.
The Tennessee state senate has its priorities.
It's dawning on some Republicans that that Iran letter was a stupid idea, while others try to minimize it as "light-hearted" and "cheeky". Iranian foreign minister Javâd Zarîf's response is winning some fans in the US. Joe Biden comments at length. Progressive Eruptions has a collection of responses, and more here. And here's a liberal Iranian view.
We still can't accomplish what Norway did in 1912. Then there's this.
Ahmed al-Jumaili left Iraq for someplace really dangerous.
Mosaddegh and Allende would have laughed too.
The euro common currency condemns Europe to slow, grinding misery.
A statue in Italy's Campo de Fiori honors Giordano Bruno, who was burned for heresy there in 1600 (found via GoodShit).
Mexico's ex-President calls for sanity in the war on drugs, but will Americans listen?
Being a war refugee in Ukraine is no fun, especially if you're gay.
Iranian conservatives contemplate new laws to push women back into traditional roles.
Iraqi forces are beating ISIS in Tikrît.
A reminder that there's another regime almost as bad as ISIS.
A filmmaker made a documentary on India's rape problem. India banned it. And they're serious.
The Chinese regime's growing repression masks serious signs of instability.
The newly-discovered Ganymede ocean annoys creationists.
Finally, some good news on global warming.