Link round-up for 17 April 2016
Here's the perfect sweater for those sweltering-hot chilly days.
Is she a tulip racist? But this frog is cozy in his flower.
Great hotel idea, though it would bother me that people could see in.
Please tell me there aren't really people this stupid.
Nothing says tough like the rose knife.
Here's your cute photo for the day.
Certain aliens are apparently welcome in Alabama.
Stickers are among the nasty tactics the religio-nutters use to oppose the anti-bullying "day of silence".
These people spend $115 million per year on telling lies.
The feds may reclassify marijuana.
My city's mayor joins the fight against Mississippi's anti-gay law -- and so does the US Navy. North Carolina's Governor makes a feeble concession to critics (found via Earth-Bound Misfit, who is rightly unimpressed). The Cirque du Soleil and several top entertainers take a stand. Bryan Fischer predictably offers the dumbest take on the situation. Maybe these states should just go with what they've got. Or maybe they're solving the wrong problem.
Once again, a clergyman proves shockingly clueless about morality.
This Indianapolis businessman's explanation of why he banned a customer is a must-read.
Right-wingery is rooted in ignorance.
On gay parenting, the argument is over.
JK Rowling has a point to make about boycotting Israel.
Which leader is smarter?
In England, even a flooded street can be crowded.
Trump is not just our problem. But one foreign leader agrees with him.
Meet what may be Britain's most racist official.
Christianity is dying out in Norway.
Visit this tropical paradise, just outside Berlin.
One Scandinavian country is.....different.
The Catholic Church is about to bestow sainthood on a vile monster who bamboozled the world.
Here's a front-line report from the war against Dâ'ish (ISIL). The US is giving the Kurds heavier weapons in preparation for the fight for Mosul, the most important Dâ'ish-held city -- but we also need to plan ahead this time.
Paseka Motsoeneng is a maestro of bullshit.
China tells North Korea's flaming-nutbag regime to behave itself.
So, what's the deal with Venus and dinosaurs?
Here's a quick primer on vaccines in graphic form.
Yes, Easter Island statues walked -- and it wasn't aliens.
Why does menstruation exist? The answer is complex, fascinating, and a little disquieting.
Better Jupiter than here.
Bernie utterly pwns Ted and The Donald on "New York values".
No, Hillary's no conservative (found via Yikes).
Here are some more newspapers from a Trump Presidency (found via Progressive Eruptions).
Republicans are now the dead parrot party (found via Paul Wartenberg, who has plenty of pithy commentary too). Never forget they would drag us back to this.
Cruz does have his supporters.
Trump rally in progress, approach with caution.
This does tend to happen when a woman applies for a job.
[Image at top: Mosul, before the war]