Link round-up for 10 January 2016
A British ad brings back Basil Fawlty, peevish as ever (found via Mendip).
Immigrants in the US get the worst jobs.
Bridge or tunnel? It's both.
Facebook is now officially silly.
Read this brief lesson in gullibility.
A mass sex attack in Germany inflames tensions over migrants, though the problem isn't a new one. Swiss artist Milo Moiré stages an eye-catching protest.
What are the real effects of tax rates on the wealthy?
Romance blossoms in Oklahoma (found via Mendip).
Yes, religious extremists really are this sick.
Respect the beliefs of others? It's God's will.
The UK is considering banning Trump from its territory. And he's not taking it well.
In Northern Ireland, Catholic and Protestant wingnuts join forces to oppose abortion rights.
Kaveh Mousavi looks at the Saudi-Iranian feud.
Squatlo concludes that the wingnuts are sociopaths.
Some British sex tourists choose a surprising destination.
Moron labe! Even Y'all Qaeda is divided over the Malheur bird sanctuary yee-hawd. Does the Bundyswehr really want to take on the government? Mahablog mocks their poor planning, No More Mr. Nice Blog looks at their squalid squabbles, and Murrmurrs envisages a counter-offensive, but police could move in if provocation gets severe enough. Maybe this will be the hashtag.
How have Republicans used their power?
Comrade Misfit assesses Obama's gun measures.
Gin and Tacos reviews 2015 in black people getting killed by police, and chooses the asshole of the year.
Planned Parenthood will be going on the offensive in 2016.
Police in Florida engage in horrifying practices with their dogs (found via Politics Plus).
Christians in India convert children by force and brutality. Hindus have also victimized Christians.
Islamic tradition says a master copy of the Koran was finalized in the 7th century. So where is it now?
Even more than race, this is the most important demographic change in the US.
How does Obama compare with other Presidents in use of executive orders? But he's changed the country for the good more than we realize.
"While warring party factions usually reconcile after brutal nomination fights, this race feels different....." Here's a handy diagram of the Republican candidates' attacks on each other. Charles Koch bemoans the situation. Green Eagle ventures a startling prediction on the outcome.
Mark Steyn's report on a Trump rally helps explain his appeal.
Just about every religion is wrong.
The Democratic party is rebuilding in the South.
Here are the 100 most popular movies of 2015.
Wow, Faye Kane really doesn't like Republicans. On a lighter note, she's got some intriguing porn statistics.
A solid majority of Americans rejects global-warming denialism.
Intriguingly, smarter people live longer.
Scientists in the Netherlands discover how a critical step in the emergence of life may have happened.
Australian researchers claim to be developing an ultrasound treatment for Alzheimer's (found via Mendip). I'm somewhat skeptical but it's worth keeping an eye on.