07 June 2015

Link round-up for 7 June 2015

Most of Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions about 2014 didn't come true (found via Mendip) -- and like pretty much everyone, he failed to predict the internet.

I'm thinking this is a schematic illustration of how Fox News works.

The impending victory of gay marriage has the enemy fantasizing about rape and meteors. Glenn Beck is muttering weird threats.

We're winning the demographic battle in the swing states.

Pearls ready to clutch, fainting couches on standby -- EL James is writing a new version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Arch-baggot Matt Staver warns the Republican party not to abandon Godhatesfagsism.

Pope Francis has fooled a lot of people, but not everyone (link from Dervish Sanders).

Britain is slipping faster and faster out of the enemy's grip.

Even under its wretched theocracy, Iran is alive with internet entrepreneurs.

Anti-gay violence remains a major problem (I notice that every country mentioned is one where either Christianity or Islam is in a powerful position).

Here's a good down-to-Earth response to Millennial-bashing.

This is a disgusting habit.

Scott Walker comes out with another Akinism.

Hillary calls for universal voter registration, the latest in a string of surprisingly leftist positions.

Not everyone's happy for Caitlyn Jenner.

Gosh, sex in Quiverfull marriages sounds so romantic.

Behind high-profile cases like Duggargate is a world of pain most of us rarely glimpse.

Today's Christian Right paranoia is rooted in an alternate reality where even the Bible is twisted to fit.

In the wake of the Evan Young case, another Colorado valedictorian comes out during her speech -- and gets a standing ovation.

Liberalism has a duty which it is neglecting.

The story of Sparta, Tennessee illustrates how international capitalism is destroying the middle class (found via Zandar).

National Review is caught making blatantly dishonest use of a photo.

The Koch-backed war against renewable energy is running into trouble even in states like North Carolina and Kansas.

The Christian Right is getting mad at big business for aligning with gays.

This woman was robbed of everything she owns -- and it's technically legal.

Wikileaks is offering $100,000 for the secret text of the TPP.

The Guardian newspaper has set up an interactive website for tracking police killings in the US (found via Politics Plus).

Here's more evidence that TSA theatrics aren't keeping us any safer, and apparently our anti-missile defenses aren't what we've been led to believe either.  Oh, and you can't escape the invasion of privacy by taking the train.  Meanwhile, lasers and drones present a new threat to airliners.

The campaign against Laura Kipnis is backfiring, apparently.

There's a way around high US college costs -- if you speak German.

Why would God give dinosaurs better teeth than we have?

Subatomic physics goes full steam ahead in Europe.

Putin's authoritarian, conformist, and corrupt Russia has a lot of Russians looking to leave. Russia's leadership has the lowest global approval rating of any major country (found via Progressive Eruptions).

8 Comments:

Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

All good reading, as usual, but the Fox News schematic won the day.

07 June, 2015 15:18  
Blogger Rational Nation USA said...

I'm thinking MSNBC is running a close second to Fox News. :-)

07 June, 2015 20:31  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Fox is unique. (Flush!)

08 June, 2015 06:15  
Blogger Blurber said...

On the Glen Beck post, I never heard of Black Robe Regiment. Weird!

08 June, 2015 10:48  
Blogger Blurber said...

Fry is great!

08 June, 2015 10:54  
Blogger Jono said...

Thanks for the linkage! I wondered where all those hits came from.

08 June, 2015 14:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber: I'd never heard of them either, and am dubious that they really exist. Beck is basically delusional.

Jono: Thanks for the post. That habit has disgusted me for years.

10 June, 2015 01:10  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

Thanks for linking to the entry about drones and lasers!

14 June, 2015 21:34  

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