Link round-up for 18 October 2015
Ranch Chimp has some amusing videos on guns.
A theologian's blather about oral sex cracks up a TV presenter (video clip here, but without subtitles).
I Can Has Cheezburger does the Middle Ages (from Shaw Kenawe).
Cool decorating idea, if you've got lots of space.
When Bernie talks, here's what the wingnuts hear.
Some people shouldn't play with guns (or trees).
There is actually such a thing as a 12½-foot-wide inflatable TV.
Jono at Otto's Son reveals a fiendish threat to the US workforce.
Posters on a conservative discussion site contemplate the implications of quantum physics.
Tengrain analyzes Peggy Noonan.
As many as a million members may have abandoned Mormonism over its hostility to gay marriage (found via Republic of Gilead).
Being 75 didn't stop James Vernon from being a hero.
Technology is bringing us wondrous visions.
Alex Andreev creates bizarre, startling art (found via Lady, That's My Skull).
Shut it down, and.....
Wingnut morality is wingnutty.
The rage against Planned Parenthood is about sexuality, not abortion.
A sex-trafficking survivor explains how criminalization of sex work has made her situation far worse.
Here's an Iranian view of the Democratic debate.
The Atheist Camel has an open letter to put-upon Christians. Peter Mosley asks them to quit being vultures.
There's something odd near the star KIC 8462852 (found via Mendip).
If you have a Windows computer, be careful about updates.
Trump is OCD about being called "short-fingered". "Moderate" Kasich rants against secularism (found via Republic of Gilead). And Huckabee is just hopeless.
Here's a disgusting creep with good connections.
Don't go to this church for "counseling". You might not survive.
Religio-wingnuts gather in Salt Lake City, but opponents will be there too.
Alabama may be retreating on its latest vote-suppression scheme, but the Governor is admitting nothing.
Public opinion on illegals isn't on Trump's side.
History shows the economy does better under Democratic Presidents (found via Progressive Eruptions). The US middle class has a smaller share of national wealth than the middle class in most countries. We've become a center-left nation now.
Sweden is trying out a 6-hour workday. So should we.
Christianity comes up with a new way of being mean to waitresses, and produces an eruption of dumbth in Zambia.
Galaxies, galaxies, galaxies (found via Mendip).
Check out this cool globe studio (found via Lady, That's My Skull).
Here's a tool illustrating the scale of the universe, from smallest to largest.
We need more scientists in our public discourse.
Anti-vaccine idiots have brought the US to the brink of a new age of epidemics.
Oregon cracks down on deadly "faith healing" parents (found via Mendip).
A fossil from Spain reveals much about our tiny-mammal ancestors during the age of dinosaurs.
Don't be fooled by worthless online polls following the Democratic debate.
A conservative writer assesses Obama's subtle foreign policy (found via Fair and Unbalanced).
On the Republican debates, the mice are running the experiments. Here's how Trump pwned CNBC.
20-year police veteran Chris Hernandez talks sense on guns and gun control (found via Earth-Bound Misfit). If you can read this and still not get it, I give up.
How far out of touch with reality is the right wing? This far. Oh, and a lot of them think Trump is their best general-election hope. He's in this race for the long haul.
Worried about that Ipsos claim that Democrats are doomed in 2016? Click here.
Here's why Bernie's message isn't resonating with most black Americans.
David Brooks laments that House Republicans have gone nutzoid -- they're hardly bothering to hide it any more. Yep, this is pretty much what it looks like.
Yes, there have been quite a few cases where armed civilians have stopped mass shootings (found via Earth-Bound Misfit).
Maajid Nawaz speaks out on the jihadist threat against atheists.
A mullah's rape of a ten-year-old highlights the vileness of Sharî'ah law, but justice did prevail in this case.
Columbus was a brutal monster who shouldn't be celebrated.
The Putin regime is slandering the Crimean Tatars.
Wow, this sounds like the beginning of a great marriage.
The ocean has lost about half its fish in the last 45 years.
There are good reasons for thinking intelligent aliens might be dangerous.