22 March 2015

Link round-up for 22 March 2015

One good thing about being a fundie is, you don't need to worry about asteroids.

This is pretty close to how the Christian Right actually thinks these days.  And seriously, read this.

This woman has learned from experience.

Yellowdog Granny observes St. Patrick's Day.

Obama signals he'll fight Republican plans to wreck Social Security.  And remember, he gets stuff done.

No, it is not true that the higher minimum wage is driving Seattle restaurants out of business.

Facts remain facts even if Republicans ban people from talking about them.

No, your stupid sports obsession does not make it OK to threaten people.

Matt McLaughlin's "kill the gays" initiative in California brings out the genocidal implications of fundamentalism (read the comments too).

As Santorum said, Republicans will never win the support of smart people -- so why bother trying?

Here's a great response to the claim that "you're an atheist just because you want to sin".

The menace of theocracy:  Republic of Gilead reports on major speeches by Paul Blair and George Barna.

Morality and behavior in the US are getting better with time, not worse.

WWJD takes a look at that stupid "pissed-off rednecks" song.

Nikki Haley tries to help Jeb Bush, blunders embarrassingly.

How can students learn anything when their communities are this dumb?

Georgia's proposed pro-religion law is a threat to everyone.

Larry Kramer's magnum opus is a new view of American history.

Stupidity has its costs.

No, Obama did not suggest making voting mandatory.

Plato explains the 2012 election.

Take a look at the future of marijuana (found via GoodShit).

57% of Republicans say they want a Christian nation, so let's give it a try (found via Republic of Gilead).

Yep, this is exactly how Jesus would have spent $65 million.

RedState fumes over the impending collapse of yet another Senate Republican effort at what they themselves call hostage-taking.  Some on the right are boiling with rage at the Republican party for not being wingnutty enough.

Here's the real story behind that "Satan was the first to demand equal rights" sign.

If Hillary doesn't run, there's an obvious alternate candidate for the Democrats (while Republicans swoon over this guy).  But the e-mail kerfluffle doesn't seem to be hurting Hillary.

From Canada, an example of Christian parenting.

British voters have shifted to the left, though not by much.

Will Pope Francis be squeezed out by the grossly-corrupt Vatican establishment?

In Germany, there's some justice for an anti-vaxxer.

Here's some stuff you didn't know about Hitler (found via GoodShit).

Religious groups are trying to block birth control for refugee girls from Central America who get raped (found via Republic of Gilead).

São Paolo contemplates a law to protect public breastfeeding.

Faith-based mass murderers will face trial in the Balkans.

The ISIS-linked attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum has brought yet another country into the war against jihadism.  Muslims are also using mockery and satire to combat ISIS (found via Lady Atheist).

The Chinese regime bans an embarrassingly-popular documentary about Beijing's nightmarish smog.

The North Korean regime hates criticism.

The liberation of a Nigerian town from Boko Haram Islamists reveals mass killings.

Rabbits in the Everglades are being gobbled up by invasive pythons.

Globally, this winter was the warmest on record.

2014 saw several breakthroughs in our understanding of human evolution.


Blogger Ahab said...

Thanks for the shout-outs, both here and at Crooks & Liars!

22 March, 2015 08:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

And thanks for your informative posts!

22 March, 2015 09:47  
Blogger LadyAtheist said...

Al Gore has already been elected president!

22 March, 2015 12:25  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Thank you again for the links. This week's line-up is wonderful. As usual.

22 March, 2015 15:05  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

I forgot to mention that Ted Cruz's father believes he's been anointed by god to be POTUS. Isn't that special?

22 March, 2015 15:06  
Anonymous Zosimus the Heathen said...

Re the article about the rabbits in the Everglades, poor bunnies! :(

I read a book a few months back called Forbidden Creatures, which devoted quite a few pages to the problem of Burmese pythons invading the Everglades. The book itself was about exotic pets (ie animals that it's a really, really dumb idea to keep as pets*), with a particular focus on, in the author's words, "great apes, big cats and long snakes". The author found that there were quite a few people in Florida keeping pythons as pets, and then releasing them into the wild when they realized just how difficult they were to look after once they were fully grown. The whole situation's quite sad: the snakes devour everything they come across, and park rangers who catch them have little choice but to kill them because there're too many of them to take care of.

*Not that that's stopped a lot of people from trying!

23 March, 2015 08:19  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: These people who claim God told them to run always seem to go rather quiet about it when they lose. Maybe God changed his mind or was just jerking them around?

Zosimus: One regularly hears here of people being killed by dangerous animals being kept as "exotic pets". If we ever manage to bring back dinosaurs as Jurassic Park depicted, some idiot in Texas will want to have a tyrannosaur as a "pet".

24 March, 2015 18:46  

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