Link round-up for 9 August 2015
Kaveh Mousavi has posted a response to my request for travel info about Iran.
Trump would approve -- Bulgaria is building a border wall to keep illegal migrants out of Europe.
The city of Bath, UK, has this unusual work of 18th-century architecture.
Rosa Rubicondior, a blogger on my must-read list, has an e-book out.
Christians seek money to put up 1,000 anti-gay billboards, because apparently God needs help (found via Republic of Gilead).
This schoolteacher displays the full ugliness of religious bigotry.
A new book dissects the anti-New-Atheist crusade (link from Shaw Kenawe). Here's New Atheism in a nutshell.
The Donald is pugnacious as ever, and he still has plenty of fans. Here's how one of them thinks. His battle with Megyn Kelly is empowering misogyny.
Tim McGaha has some informed speculation about the loss of Malaysia's flight MH370.
Here's something of the philosophy that led Obama to make the Iran nuclear deal.
Maybe Putin shouldn't have attacked a country his military depends on for parts.
The Czech Republic's famous "skull church" well reflects the morbidity of Abrahamic religion.
Israel is cracking down on Jewish religious terrorism.
Responding to China's bluster, India is launching a military build-up.
Democrats relish Republican chaos.
Conservative P J O'Rourke explains why Huckabee is an embarrassment.
Hillary basks in some surprising endorsements.
Horizons sees the Republican crusade against Planned Parenthood as a recipe for disaster. McConnell has pretty much pre-emptively surrendered -- the trouble is, the rage-right knows it. Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren forcefully push back. Here's why it matters to people of color.
This week many bloggers noted the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Here's another viewpoint. Read Earth-Bound Misfit too.
Scott Lively's endless bitching about gays tries out a new angle (found via Republic of Gilead).
North Korea pointlessly starts its own time zone -- well, what can one expect from a country with the only world leader whose hair is worse than Trump's?
DNA reveals the true origin of American Indians, but a few mysteries remain.
Progressive Eruptions brings us a horrid little hexapod. Actually, wasps in general are disgusting.
What would you see, falling into Jupiter?
NOM isn't dead -- it's going global (found via Republic of Gilead).
The Republican debates were a train wreck. Brains and Eggs says nobody won, Politics Plus shows why they all deserved to lose, Republic of Gilead excerpts some scary quotes (Walker's is the worst if you pay attention), Ramona's Voices saw an empty reality show, Lady Freethinker catches some fibs, and Green Eagle found the whole thing a meaningless bore. But check out these cool caricatures (found via Crooks and Liars).