Link round-up for 27 December 2015
Somebody's got a cute little pet lizard.
Here's what happens when a fire hydrant bursts in sub-zero weather.
Let your dog show his disdain for fascism with the Donald Trump chew toy. There's also this (found via Squatlo Rant).
A loaf of bread, perhaps a tad stale.
Lots of people find this perfectly sane.
We need to rethink this "vetting" thing.
Support your favorite Republican candidates with these honest bumper stickers.
Don't call him names.
Bruce Gerencser shares how he felt just before leaving Christianity. More and more people are abandoning the religion.
Batocchio's annual Jon Swift memorial roundup for 2015 is posted -- I'm included!
The cable-TV industry is committing suicide (found via Earth-Bound Misfit).
A Muslim child's fear of Donald Trump evokes an interesting internet response from members of the military.
Is it fascism? It's getting there. And Voltaire tried to warn us. But there is a precedent.
P M Carpenter has a valuable message on demonstrations (read the first few comments too).
Can a whole country run on green energy? Costa Rica already does.
A huge cult of hateful and insane people exists in our midst (found via Republic of Gilead). For some, even the Republicans aren't evil enough.
Here's what justice in a religious state looks like. And I guess these guys hate beauty.
The Westboro Baptist Church is still at it.
If you use Avast anti-virus software, read this. If you use Comcast internet, read this. If you see what looks like a $100 bill on your car, don't be fooled.
In the 21st century, the oppression of women continues on.
If Trump wins the nomination, "normal" Republicans might support a third candidate against him.
Haters are running out of places to shop.
Don't worry too much about take-my-ball-and-go-home-ism.
Trump is invigorating the US white-supremacist movement (found via Republic of Gilead).
In ultra-polluted Beijing, the latest luxury item is canned clean air.
Ed Brayton goes to a Trump rally, and it's about as bad as you'd expect.
Despite obstructionism, Obama's agenda won big this year.
A school lunch lady is fired for giving a hungry child food valued at $1.70, even though she offered to pay for it.
Stonekettle Station has the best post I've seen about the latest Republican debate.
Another quack "cure the gays" outfit gets shut down.
The Atlantic has two long-but-worthwhile political articles -- Peter Beinart on America's leftward shift, and David Frum on the chaos threatening the Republican party. Booman has commentary on the latter.
Here's an example of what's at stake in this election.
You are an ape, word-games notwithstanding.
Before-and-after photos reveal changes on our planet, many of them alarming.
A new film explores the important work of Houdini.
Hillary commits to a cure for Alzheimers within ten years, hopefully the start of a broader campaign against aging-related diseases.
The cake is not a lie.