Link round-up for 22 March 2015
This is pretty close to how the Christian Right actually thinks these days. And seriously, read this.
This woman has learned from experience.
Yellowdog Granny observes St. Patrick's Day.
Obama signals he'll fight Republican plans to wreck Social Security. And remember, he gets stuff done.
No, it is not true that the higher minimum wage is driving Seattle restaurants out of business.
Facts remain facts even if Republicans ban people from talking about them.
No, your stupid sports obsession does not make it OK to threaten people.
Matt McLaughlin's "kill the gays" initiative in California brings out the genocidal implications of fundamentalism (read the comments too).
As Santorum said, Republicans will never win the support of smart people -- so why bother trying?
Here's a great response to the claim that "you're an atheist just because you want to sin".
The menace of theocracy: Republic of Gilead reports on major speeches by Paul Blair and George Barna.
Morality and behavior in the US are getting better with time, not worse.
WWJD takes a look at that stupid "pissed-off rednecks" song.
Nikki Haley tries to help Jeb Bush, blunders embarrassingly.
How can students learn anything when their communities are this dumb?
Georgia's proposed pro-religion law is a threat to everyone.
Larry Kramer's magnum opus is a new view of American history.
Stupidity has its costs.
No, Obama did not suggest making voting mandatory.
Plato explains the 2012 election.
Take a look at the future of marijuana (found via GoodShit).
57% of Republicans say they want a Christian nation, so let's give it a try (found via Republic of Gilead).
Yep, this is exactly how Jesus would have spent $65 million.
RedState fumes over the impending collapse of yet another Senate Republican effort at what they themselves call hostage-taking. Some on the right are boiling with rage at the Republican party for not being wingnutty enough.
Here's the real story behind that "Satan was the first to demand equal rights" sign.
If Hillary doesn't run, there's an obvious alternate candidate for the Democrats (while Republicans swoon over this guy). But the e-mail kerfluffle doesn't seem to be hurting Hillary.
From Canada, an example of Christian parenting.
British voters have shifted to the left, though not by much.
Will Pope Francis be squeezed out by the grossly-corrupt Vatican establishment?
In Germany, there's some justice for an anti-vaxxer.
Here's some stuff you didn't know about Hitler (found via GoodShit).
Religious groups are trying to block birth control for refugee girls from Central America who get raped (found via Republic of Gilead).
São Paolo contemplates a law to protect public breastfeeding.
Faith-based mass murderers will face trial in the Balkans.
The ISIS-linked attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum has brought yet another country into the war against jihadism. Muslims are also using mockery and satire to combat ISIS (found via Lady Atheist).
The Chinese regime bans an embarrassingly-popular documentary about Beijing's nightmarish smog.
The North Korean regime hates criticism.
The liberation of a Nigerian town from Boko Haram Islamists reveals mass killings.
Rabbits in the Everglades are being gobbled up by invasive pythons.
Globally, this winter was the warmest on record.
2014 saw several breakthroughs in our understanding of human evolution.