Link round-up for 31 July 2016
Biggest snake ever.
A Trumpanzee gets pwned by the President of Estonia.
Down with suffocating regulation!
Lou Engle wants you to pay thousands to learn to mumble a lot, stop eating, and pretend that this is somehow like being in the Air Force.
Go sleep with the sharks.
Martin Molin invents the world's most complicated musical instrument.
Republicans have changed. Even in just eight years.
Utah has a living organism which is 80,000 years old and weighs 6,500 tons.
Green Eagle reads the wingnutosphere so you don't have to.
A family throws a surprise party with a difference.
A kiss triggers a Bible-thumping freak in Florida. Then there's this guy in Britain (both found via Republic of Gilead).
The US Navy will name a ship after gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk.
Republican ideology has driven Asian-Americans toward the Democrats.
These people will vote. Will you?
Fundie gay-bashers can't nuance Orlando.
No elderly person should vote Republican.
Angry at Russian hackers trying to sabotage the Democrats? Here's something else to worry about.
Genetic engineering is our best weapon against viruses.
This map shows all the surviving prehistoric stone relics in the British Isles (found via Mendip).
Escaping the EU will allow the UK to rebuild ties with a far more dynamic and modern international network.
The bigots win one in Romania, but I'm betting it's temporary.
Iranian men help protest their country's female dress code.
A top Sunni cleric fumes that atheists and their "seductive reasoning" are winning over young Muslims.
Dâ'ish (ISIL) burns women alive for refusing sex slavery.
Kuwait last week reached 129° Fahrenheit, an Asian record (found via Politics Plus).
Here are the margins by which people in other G20 countries prefer Hillary (note the one exception).
"Herstory" is made, and the next generation is watching.
Crazy Eddie explains why the Trump/Putin/e-mail hack scandal may have legs. And just imagine if the sides had been reversed.
Assange gives the game away.
Even Erick Erickson respects the power of Khizr Khan's DNC speech, while other conservatives rebuke Ann Coulter for her ugly insult (found via Hackwhackers). Khan implores Republican leaders to repudiate Trump.
Don't waste your vote -- don't betray Bernie.
Donald Trump, dealmaker. And here's the perfect Trump campaign sign.
Romney may endorse the Libertarian ticket, which could impact the election (see comment 6).
This is just one of the countless regular guys Trump has ripped off.
Driftglass looks at the conventions. Republicans bemoan the DNC's success on Twitter. In a role reversal, Democrats become the security party, while it's Hillary and not Trump who passes the Commander-in-Chief test.
[Image at top found via PM Carpenter.]