23 July 2017

Link round-up for 23 July 2017

Be careful about letter spacing.

Here's how the Romans saw the world (actually pretty accurate).

Have some more baby parrots.

A woman encounters a fearsome sea monster (found via TYWKIWDBI).

Wow, Game of Thrones is really popular.

Animals lurk.  But -- look, a squirrel!

"Lemon man" is a bit too easily-triggered to be on the internet.

Looks like Dr. Who could be the target of the next ineffective wingnut boycott.  More whining here.

Murr Brewster's annual giant salamander maintenance inspires some thoughts on amphibians.

I swear this magazine is doing it on purpose.

An incel suggests an intriguing plan for getting himself and his ilk some sex.

All lives matter, sort of.

This should become the official portrait.

Tell Me a Story blog looks at friendship.

Christians must not endorse sin (found via Mendip).

It translates as "God with us".

If you use Tumblr, read this.

US infrastructure is in terrible shape; don't count on Republicans to fix it.

"Who could have seen this coming except every single person ever."

A talk by Richard Dawkins gets canceled because of his history of telling the truth.

No, speech is not violence.

It's the rural monoculture that needs to learn to understand the rest of the country.

Don't forget the truth about the Salvation Army.

Republicans propose another nasty law.

No, Planned Parenthood did not come out against single-payer.

Judge John K. Bush wants you to know that he is not "some kind of faggot" (found via Mendip).

Instagram's banned grandmas postings highlight effects of Trump's travel ban.

Remember Kim Davis?  Kentucky taxpayers soon will.

Trump will have a church named after him.

Homophobia creates doomed families.

Pyrosomes might have helped bring the US into the Vietnam war (found via Mendip).

Trees are more adaptable than you think.

Can it be a World Heritage Site if it isn't located on this world?

British Christians feel marginalized, but have only Christianity itself to blame.

To the enemy's chagrin, religion is collapsing in Australia.

Yet another Catholic institution reveals a horrific record of child abuse.

You'll always feel cool in this hotel.

A Swedish music festival goes women-only.

This is Barcelona.

Cuba has a promising future, if American wingnuts don't interfere.

Here's a detailed comparison of the US healthcare system with those of ten other advanced countries (found via Politics Plus).

Down with cultural imperialism!

Victims of Dâ'ish (ISIL) are taking revenge on their defeated former tormentors in Iraq (and no, nobody gives a shit for those guys).  This former slave has her own way of fighting back.

In another step toward theocracy, the Erdoğan regime ends the teaching of evolution in Turkey.

A Republican Senator shows some class and decency.  No wonder Trump doesn't like himThis guy seems like a more quintessential Republican.

Urbanization is turning some western red states bluer, while the healthcare debate is shifting Americans leftward.

Follow the five stages of Trumpism.

RedState rages at "betrayal".  Others have more serious concerns.

Obama's response to McCain's cancer is classy; some wingnuts, not so much. This could affect the 2018 Senate battle.  But Republicans have a chance at an extra Senate seat too.

Racists think Trump's election changed everything.  It didn't.

Hackwhackers has no time for Joe Scarborough's both-siderism.  Well, what kind of person still thinks both parties are the same?

Republicans just keep getting it wrong (found via Tell Me a Story).

[185 days down, 1,277 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]


Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

As always, thanks for the links., Infidel.

The squirrel link was hilarious, as was the one about what should be the official portrait of the shitgibbon.

That picture of Barcelona is a stunner. I saw it from ground level once, but never got that perspective.

Many good clicks as usual: funny sobering, inspirational, weird. Slices of life.

24 July, 2017 09:45  
Anonymous NickM said...

Erdogan is desperately dangerous. I was a tourist in Turkey a few years back and it was civilised, sophisticated and really fun. Then Erdogan who seems to be doing his level best to piss on Ataturk's grave.

26 July, 2017 03:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hackwhacker: Thanks! Is Barcelona actually all pink like that?

Nick: Erdoğan is a reminder that even a secular democracy established for several generations is vulnerable to backsliding toward theocracy. The US too has a large mostly-rural heavily-religious sub-population which is angry and frightened about social change and wants to see the clock turned back.

26 July, 2017 05:26  
Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

I didn't think Barcelona was that coloration from ground level; the photo really accentuates that and the honeycomb pattern of the blocks that you don't appreciate from the street.

26 July, 2017 06:20  

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