Link round-up for 8 March 2015
Would you dare climb this staircase?
Here's an amusingly nutty blog by an MRA who seems to think he's a neanderthal (link provided by an anonymous reader whose missive I reproduce in the comments).
Sometimes a joke (if that's what this was) reveals a person's true nature.
Hardly anyone qualifies to be a member of the Republican party in Laurens county, South Carolina.
A deeply embarrassing teachers' contract from 1923 shows how far we've come in less than a century.
DC cops pilfer nude photos from people they stop (found via Mendip).
Maps highlight our country's problem region. A few more are here.
BP is still trying to weasel out of paying for the mess its oil made in the Gulf of Mexico.
We need more CEOs like Mark Bertolini.
Green Eagle's Wingnut Wrapup keeps us up on the latest right-wing lunacy.
Women have been making special use of cannabis for thousands of years (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Some fundies think ISIS is cool because it's a sign of the End Times.
As long as we're dependent on antiquated fossil fuels, this kind of thing will keep happening.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are as bad as the Catholic Church in facilitating child molesters.
Republican control of Congress is off to a pathetically awful start (found via Fair and Unbalanced).
Guns were a vital part of early black American resistance against racist violence (found via GoodShit). In some people, it seems, the spirit of the lynch mob lives on.
Scott Walker's question-dodging evokes a kind of sophistry -- the annoying kind.
Drinking milk is weird -- stop it!
Loony rightists suddenly realize their hero Putin is a murderous thug.
If Hillary doesn't run, who will be the Democratic candidate? Here are some possibilities.
Cornwall may be a small place, but it has a distinctive culture and history (found via Mendip).
Some Danish leaders want schools to teach about the menace of religious extremism.
A Cuban who fled to the US may need to return to Cuba -- because of the limitations of the US health-care system.
Slovenia becomes the first Slavic country to legalize gay marriage (don't tell Putin).
Must-read of the week: a liberal Iranian assesses Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
Iraqis lament ISIS's destruction of their history, while Syrian Christians take up arms to protect their territory. ISIS has destroyed the ruins of the ancient cities of Nimrud and Hatra.
At Tikrît, the Iraqi army, with Iranian support, is kicking ISIS's ass.
India's censors guarantee that Fifty Shades of Grey will be a hit there on underground DVD.
Sorry, I'm with the Singaporeans on this one.
Interactive photos dramatize Beijing's terrible pollution problem (found via GoodShit).
Two of a kind: Boko Haram declares loyalty to ISIS.
Titan might have life, but not as we know it.
[Image at top: Hatra, northern Iraq.]