23 August 2015

Link round-up for 23 August 2015

Everybody loves cute animals.  Speaking of which, here's a whole tumblr of them.  For anti-cuteness, here's a cool Lovecraft alphabet video (found via Mendip).

They tried to bury us.....

Well sprayed, indeed.

Somebody dozed off.

Don't confuse me with facts!

Dead Logic makes the case for why "skeptic" is a better term than "atheist".

What could be better than a baldness cure called Sonic Hedgehog?

Ka-blam!

Don't pass out drunk in the street in India.

Larry Klayman, king of the wet-firecracker fizzled baggot uprisings, is trotting out his shtick again.

London is set to build the world's scariest swimming pool.

Why do the Republicans keep attacking Social Security?

Hostility to abortion rights correlates strongly with religion and is increasingly concentrated in the South (link from Shaw Kenawe).

Stoning gays to death is part of the mindset of God (found via Republic of Gilead).

Green Eagle has an interesting take on the BLM / Sanders clashes.

Hmm, is a Biden / Warren ticket a possibility?

As has happened so many times in the last 1,600 years, the men of faith have murdered a man of the mind.

Greece has a surprisingly lively high-tech scene.

Here 's the breakdown of religious groups in various US cities (link from Shaw Kenawe) -- my city has the highest "unaffiliated" percentage at 42%!

Planned Parenthood is starting to fight back against the smear-video campaign, and objective investigations have found no wrongdoing.

An atheist confronts the philosophical conundrum of meat-eating.

Rick Perry's campaign is a sign of the zombie apocalypse.

Who wrote this dress code, Ayatollah Khomeini?

Tim McGaha contemplates an alternate ending to World War II.

The word "hero" is sometimes used cheaply.  These men deserve it.

The "intelligent designer" must be both malevolent and incompetent.

Here's the Republican race in one chart.

Some Islamic clerics join the fight against global warming.  It could make a big difference.  Our own next President will need to get on board, and the Latino vote could help ensure that.

Let's build Trump's wall!  Seriously, he's no longer a joke, and saner Republicans are growing alarmed at the enduring strength and support of what's basically a personality cult.  Pics from his giant rally in Mobile, Alabama, capture the spirit of the movement.  And is there a Trump-Cruz axis of evil?

If you've ever been to Italy, Greece or Iran, and you haven't yet responded to my travel-info post, please click here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ahab said...

The Lovecraft Alphabet was awesome in a retro, Ray Harryhausen tribute sort of way.

I was delighted to learn about the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change this week. Let's see what comes out of the Paris COP21 summit in a few months.

I worry about that suspended swimming pool -- I don't care if the glass is 20 cm thick. Who is to say that a strong storm couldn't shatter it, raining down broken glass on the street below?

The Jobsanger commentary piece on Social Security answered a nagging question for me: why do so many GOP candidates want to economically undermine their own voters by slashing social programs? The answer, as Ted notes, is because they answer to wealthy donors, not peons like us.

Rest in peace, Khaled al-Asaad. You devoted your life to knowledge, only to be executed by vicious, ignorant extremists.

23 August, 2015 08:08  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I hope the Islamic world will really get on board with the fight against global warming. Most of their countries are more than hot enough already.

raining down broken glass on the street below

Not to mention thousands of tons of water, a thoroughly lethal deluge from that height. And aside from storms, it's a natural target for terrorists or nutcases.

they answer to wealthy donors, not peons like us.

Hence the utility of social issues. "What's this about taking away my Social Security?" "Well I er uh um OHMYGOD LOOK FAGS ARE GETTING MARRIED WE'VE GOT TO STOP THEM!"

Hypatia is well remembered after 1,600 years, while the thugs that murdered her are despised and their names forgotten. The same will be true of al-Asaad.

24 August, 2015 20:52  

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