30 April 2017

Link round-up for 30 April 2017

Please respect the English language.

Give a bee a little help.

Satan's global brain will rule the world through demon-possessed robots.

Worst festival ever!

Here's how they light up a Christmas tree in Latvia (found via Mendip).

Sometimes there's more to anime than meets the eye.

There once was a gal from Nantucket.....

This looks like one of those eldritch Lovecraftian horror thingies, but it's teeny.  Maybe it's from here.

Even with three heads, Cerberus was a dog.  And hey, dogs can be funny.

European languages have some intriguing idioms.

What's up with the world of fiction publishing these days?

Bring a little imagination to your yard work.

Horses aren't the only animal you can ride.

Relax and have fun like the Nazis did.  Or burn yourself like the Victorians (both found via Mendip).

New Yorkers transform a symbol of aggression into a symbol of acceptance.

Christians are offended -- by Jesus.

This is right-wing humor, apparently.

Which family?

There exists a bird which can reach an altitude of seven miles (found via Tell Me a Story).

Check out some signs from the March for Science.  More here (found via Ranch Chimp). Local blogger Crazy Eddie covers the march in Ann Arbor.

This pretty much sums up the Electoral College "debate".

Worst company ever to work for (found via Mendip).

Invest in real education, and there'll be less of this (both found via Yellowdog Granny).

What if being an asshole is the only thing you know how to do?

A Baha'i fleeing terror in Iran is terrorized in Oregon.

Wingnuts fume as treason monuments are removed in New Orleans (found via Blue in the Bluegrass).  Well, there are worse things.  And never forget who's sponging off whom.

Here's a truly horrifying high-school assignment.

A culture like this makes it impossible for women to succeed.  And it has other problems.

What is faith?  And what morality does it teach?

A border wall would be an environmental disaster.  Be patriotic and say no.

Working as a woman in the border patrol is a nightmare.

Jonah Goldberg is fed up of gays (and nursing mothers) offending his fellow barbarians.

Here's what the wingnuts have been up to.  Green Eagle has the rest.

If the story of Adam and Eve isn't literally true, where does that leave Jesus?

Under conservatism, the rich have the "freedom" to spray you with pig shit (if you eat pig meat, you are supporting this industry).

The torment of Flint, Michigan is still going on.

Read the story of Queen Amanirenas, who blocked Roman expansion up the Nile.

Earthlike planets elsewhere?  They're probably all flooded.

Bruce Gerencser looks at lessons on tyranny.

Differing reactions to Chelsea and Ivanka are revealing.

How evil is Alex Jones?  This evil.

Tell Me a Story looks at women scientists.

Modern technology gives a little girl a hand.

After thirteen years studying Saturn up close, Cassini prepares for its final mission.

Contrary to some predictions, Scottish support for independence from the UK has decreased sharply since the Brexit vote.

God hates Finland.

A German soldier posed as a Syrian with intent to commit a terrorist attack and have it blamed on migrants.

Snopes has taken a factual look at the claims that Muslims will overwhelm Europe demographically (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

American bullying of Mexico will likely have severe consequences.

Turkish Airlines relishes serving as a contrast to United.

Must-read of the week:  Heather Hastie looks at female genital mutilation and excuse-making.

Under its new Trump-like President, the Philippines is using mass murder to deal with drug use.

Trumpism threatens a new dark age (found via Fair and Unbalanced).  The New Yorker takes a detailed look at his first hundred days and his background (found via Progressive Eruptions).  We must reject accusations of "Trump derangement syndrome" (found via Hackwhackers).  But perhaps only humorists can do justice to the topic.

"Soon we will all be Kansas."

Well, there's not much difference (found via Yellowdog Granny).

We have a path to retaking the House in 2018 (and it doesn't involve converting Trumpanzees).  Now this is a plan!

Bernie Sanders's vision is dangerously incomplete, and the problem extends to the party leadership.

Twitter responds to Trump's gibberish AP interview (found via Hometown USA).

Republican state legislator Robert Fisher has some intriguing opinions.

Trump's failure is a win for America, but most Trumpanzees still don't get it, largely due to hypocrisy.  The Alt-Right is souring on Trump (but they're still doofuses).

[Image at top:  Saturn seen from above the high latitudes of its northern hemisphere, a view never obtainable by Earth-based observation]


Blogger Rational Nation USA said...

Satan's Global Brain.... It is hard to believe there are still nuts that believe this stuff. I'm thinking the only way to combat this lunacy is through education and science. Perhaps that is why conservatives, especially evangelicals are often anti science. Or, maybe it's just me thinking that way.

30 April, 2017 10:43  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

I wasn't going to click on any links, because that's how I get sucked in and wind up spending hours clicking on almost all of them. In a moment of weakness, I clicked. Oh no!! Doggies being adorable! I can't resist those! Here I am an hour and a half later, and still clicking away. I'm glad I did, though, because the essay about Chelsea and Twitler's daughter-wife was excellent! Thanks, Infidel.

30 April, 2017 21:55  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

I, too, spent a good part of yesterday morning enjoying the links. That kept me from going outside and walking in the springwinter weather we suffer through every year at this time!

01 May, 2017 05:38  
Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

I empathize with nonnie9999 ... I've found if I spread my link- clicking over 24 hours, it allows me some time to sleep, feed myself, and attend to other bodily functions!

Always grateful for the links and the love at Crooks & Liars!

(That picture of Saturn is, of course, awesome by the way.)

01 May, 2017 07:26  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad to be of help (or an enabler of addiction, whichever fits.....).

Satan's global brain doesn't really take any more suspension of disbelief than the talking snake or parting the Red Sea. Evangelicals are primed for this stuff.

That picture of Saturn is, of course, awesome by the way.

Hope you clicked for the full-size version -- it's hugely detailed.

01 May, 2017 07:56  
Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

I did click on it! What a sight - unusual angle and all.

01 May, 2017 09:19  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

Thanks for sharing my report on the March for Science both here and at Crooks&Liars!

01 May, 2017 18:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

W: If only Galileo could have seen it!

Pinku: Thanks for the post!

02 May, 2017 17:50  

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