Link round-up for 4 September 2016
Some of the toughest and most clear-headed resistance to Islamism comes from Middle Eastern people -- a fact which "identity politics" cannot cope with.
I've found this to be very true.
Cats just kinda know.
Robots, robots everywhere!
This Poke Mongo thing is getting completely out of hand.
Beware the onslaught of the militant lesbian farmers.
Mention was made last week of giant metal chickens. But how about death metal chickens?
If you use Airbnb, click here.
Nine lives, one story.
Movie audiences are turning away from sequels and remakes (found via Zandar).
There's a simple reason why so many powerful women are blonde.
Not the end of the world, even if it looks that way.
If you ever have your wrists bound with zip ties, try this (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Green Eagle has more wingnut wackiness and wingnut lies.
Paul Wartenberg looks back on ten years of bloggery.
This isn't justice.
At the end of the road of delusion, the mad chicken farmer awaits.
They're not even trying to hide the purpose of voter ID laws any more.
After years of preaching sexual abstinence, Joshua Harris reconsiders (found via Republic of Gilead).
A protest in North Dakota deserves more attention. Things are turning nasty.
Franklin Graham says you and I are the problem.
Media normalization of Trump is bizarre and dangerous.
Conservatism depends on the Two Minutes Hate to survive, but they can no longer control who's the target.
Fundies flounder in response to the collapse of Christianity in the US (found via Republic of Gilead), but they're reaffirming their rejection of gays, to the point of this guy having a complete meltdown.
Wealthy Nick Hanauer has an important message for his fellow one-percenters.
The Bible says kill your relatives if they don't share your delusions.
If you want to punch a feminist, here are some opportunities.
Veterans speak out on Colin Kaepernick's protest; more on that here. And this is the anthem he spurned.
Indiana's "religious freedom law" is still giving cover for nastiness.
First he ran a red light and hit her, then he shot her.
Here's another huge problem with the TPP.
The Anglican Church is splintering apart over how much to compromise with modernity.
Even by the normal standards of "miracles", this is really suspicious.
Fireworks? Thailand shows us how it's done.
Here's a report on anti-gay agitation around the world.
A long time ago, a girl fell out of a tree.
This is a pretty far-out dress.
A transitional pterodactyl fossil offers fascinating insights into the evolution of ancient flying reptiles.
Progress is our job.
We're learning how plants transitioned to dry land, and made it habitable.
The Clinton Foundation does stuff like this.
The fundies have made their choice. Now let them live with their hypocrisy.
Hillary should talk more about the world's biggest problem.
Those who could accept a Trump win are selfishly sacrificing others.
Huma Abedin remains a favorite target of wingnut conspiratardia.
Hackwhackers has reactions to Trump's Mexico trip. The Field Negro is unimpressed with his "outreach" to black voters. Much of his racism has libertarian roots.
Assange is getting hysterical about the possibility of Hillary winning.
If the Republicans are losers, they'll be sore losers.
Both-siderism is a lie; there is no equivalence between the parties or between the candidates. The Republican party must be not just defeated, but destroyed.
[Image at top: Hellenistic-era Babylonian tablet on calculating the position of Jupiter (see first link), found via Rosa Rubicondior]