13 September 2015

Link round-up for 13 September 2015

Who the hell decided to put that there?

Pwned!  Satan is coming to Arkansas.

What if great literary works were repackaged as trashy paperbacks?

Coolest adult toy evah.

Sleestak lays an old and silly story about NASA to rest.

Alexandra Reeves looks like an artist to watch.

Here's why you shouldn't pour water on a grease fire, and other helpful advice.

This person is, apparently, rather easily fooled.

We are the introverts.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch doesn't faze this weatherman.

Here's a dramatic September 11 story which I haven't seen before.  And from almost a century ago, a gripping history of German zeppelin warfare against Britain during World War I (found via Mendip).

New discoveries affirm the former power of the now-dead religion that built Stonehenge -- with a lesson for our own time.

The family of two of the Syrian refugees tripped and kicked by Petra László speaks out.

Is Corbyn a mistake for Britain's Labour party?  Maybe not.

Republicans are trying to suppress scientific evidence that conflicts with their dogmas.

Pope Francis is about to canonize an architect of cultural genocide (found via Republic of Gilead).

Jessica Valenti makes the case for getting rid of online comments.

If you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday, remember the unions. What astonished me about this story is that 44 million US workers still don't get paid sick leave.  What century is this???

Sauce for the poly goose, sauce for the poly gander?

The flower of Kentucky baggotry turned out to support Kim Davis, who is not being hateful!  But she can't win, and she's just the opposite of freedom fighters like Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks (found via Republic of Gilead).  The lost fight against gay marriage will cost the bigots a bundle.

Surely we have enough trouble with nitwits getting hold of guns without allowing this sort of thing.

Sane(r) Republicans worry that Trump is hardening the party's racist image and may be dangerously authoritarian.  At least some conservative voters are turning against him.

Pope schmope -- on the whole, US Catholics are pretty tolerant.

From New York, news of another horrifying police killing.

Green Eagle looks at another mighty display of conservative strength.

An Islamotard stewardess goes all Kim Davis on alcohol sales, but Huckabee, for one, doesn't sympathize.

ISIS is now using mustard gas.

Religious bigotry grows in Russia, and in its Donetsk puppet region.

Is it really your opinion, or are you simply wrong?

We're now 37.9% of new entrants into Harvard, outnumbering Catholics and Protestants combined.

Mock Paper Scissors looks at Jeb's tax plan.

Christians need to realize the US isn't a Bible-based society (found via Progressive Eruptions).

I predict this "sanctuary city" concept is going exactly nowhere.

WTF is going on in Stockton, California?  This sounds like barbarian hordes running amok.

A lot of the US is still suffering roasting heat in September, and I think we all know why.  Though 2015 is by far the hottest year on record, 2016 will likely be even hotter.  At least Obama has out-maneuvered McConnell again, and California is fighting for our survival.  Republicans are also hopelessly bungling their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

We may now have a 100%-effective AIDS preventative.

A baboon troop in Kenya illustrates how life can change when bullies are eliminated from the group.  Can we please arrange something like this for human society?


Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Great collection of links.

The one about getting rid of comments resonated, because as a female blog owner, I've had experience with on-line bullying and threats. Comment moderation has taken care of that, and I'm happy to publish comments that do not engage in those tactics. However, my blog posts and comments from my blog are still copied and pasted into far right-wing blogs by the same harassers who went after me. They steal my blog ID and avatar and post despicable taunts and rants under my name -- this happens at blogs where I never, never comment.

There's a deep and disturbing sickness with those people.

Davis a freedom fighter? What a joke. Rosa Parks stood for civil liberties for all; Davis stands for taking them away from a group she and her fellow religionists despise. They're too ignorant to understand that basic difference. They will not win this one.

13 September, 2015 06:31  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

You really round em up Infidel! heh, heh, heh, heh, heh (as far as finding these links). I havent been through em all yet, but a few comments I wanted to add. Found it kind of weird about the blindfolded gal who after so long just realizes her boyfriend is a girl, I mean like, how in Hell can you do that for so long? Interesting as far as "opinions" in the Houston news piece, what I discovered after all the years (6- 7 or so) online ... is you can get into ENDLESS debates and opinions and to the point where it just gets burned out ... I frankly gave up on it ... it's so time consuming and just goes in circles and can get kinda boring ... you know? I didnt even know that water on a grease fire you be that severe of a reaction. BTW ... the photo at the top of the posting is awesome ... looks great! Later Infidel ....

13 September, 2015 07:29  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: I know what you mean. If it weren't for moderation I'd probably have to turn off comments completely. And I know for women it's worse.

Davis isn't Rosa Parks, she's Wallace in the schoolhouse door. There have been hints that she's going to be making more trouble tomorrow, but I don't think the judge will have much more patience with her bullshit.

Ranch: I find it awfully hard to believe that she could have sex with someone for two years not not realize it was actually a woman, and in fact somebody she knew! Somebody's not being candid here. I suspect she had some curiosity to give the lesbian thing a try but didn't want to be upfront with herself about what she was doing.

The sculpture is impressive. See the "Alexandra Reeves" link for more complete views of it.

13 September, 2015 08:44  
Blogger mendip said...

Another excellent set of links - thanks for posting! I particularly liked the one about Stonehenge and its long gone deity. It reminded me of one of my favorite writings by H.L. Mencken, (which I thought you might enjoy as well), entitled "Where Is The Graveyard Of Dead Gods?". http://nowscape.com/atheism/dead_gods.htm

13 September, 2015 11:06  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mendip: Good one! Let's hope that Jehovah and Allah too will soon occupy their plots in that graveyard.

13 September, 2015 16:06  
Anonymous Blurber said...

Speaking of morons and NASA here's how Buzz Aldrin dealt with one:


14 September, 2015 11:13  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber: Served the guy right. What an asshole.

15 September, 2015 18:50  

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