Link round-up for 6 September 2015
Freedom! Kangaroos! Pasta!
Someone at this otherwise dull company has a sense of humor. And yes, this will sell like crazy.
The gay agenda -- destroy our neighborhoods with niceness wars.
Best Denali-renaming comment ever!
I bet this holiday is big in Saudi Arabia (found via Mendip).
Ever heard of Australia's Great Emu War of 1932? It really happened!
Green Eagle looks at Europe's refugee crisis, and finds that the story isn't really a European one (see my comment there too).
Less than 400 years ago, England had a religious dictator whose regime was as brutal as ISIS.
Here's something nasty from the Netherlands.
Send the aid to where the refugees are.
Religion's role in fomenting violence can't be waved away with word-games.
New York authorities' absurd attack on Rentboy.com prompts The New Republic to take a stand for decriminalization of sex work. The raid has provoked quite a backlash -- could it be the new Stonewall?
Think I'm exaggerating when I say Republicans are cut off from reality? Check this out. And then there's this guy. And this total nutcase. Oh, and this truckload of horseshit.
The Immoral Minority blog has photos from Obama's Alaska trip (click individual pics for full-size versions).
A Texas doctor pwns the anti-abortion cranks.
Always trust the police, and always believe them.
Make America great again?
Here's what a Jeb Bush Presidency might be like.
Christianity pretty much mandates hypocrisy.
Trump reaches out to the anti-vaccine nuts. Iowa Republicans love him because -- he'd cripple their economy.
Kim Davis is a thug, not a freedom fighter. David E looks at her complex personal life. Republic of Gilead has a history of the case, a collection of Christian Right hysterics in response, and some Twitter reactions from both sides, adding up to more in-depth coverage than you'll find on any conventional news site. Even though she's a Democrat, Davis is a millstone around the neck of Republican efforts to modernize.
These people exist. And this person exists.
Iranian atheist Kaveh Mousavi explains why he wouldn't fake a prayer just to make a religious person happy.
Hummingbird nesting sites illustrate the subtle effects that can guide evolution.
Dutch scientists may have proven "quantum entanglement", one of the more bizarre hypothetical phenomena in physics.