24 April 2016

Link round-up for 24 April 2016

The cleaning lady got it right.

Fold that shirt carefully.

Green Eagle has his own idea for the $20 bill.

These were real album covers.

Release the Quacken! (found via Mendip)

Click here for bouncing boobies, great tits, and a huge pecker.

Satanic giants built Stonehenge, and apparently the Dome of the Rock too (found via The Big Empty).

SNL mocks the fundie persecution complex, but Pat Boone thinks they're in trouble.

The story of Jackie Mitchell was an egregious case of sexism.

Here's what wingnuts really mean by "defining deviancy down".

Stop treating waitresses like crap (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

Treason is on the agenda for Texas Republicans.  Others are unimpressed.

Blogger Field Negro (recently added to my links list) explains why he uses that name.

Spot the parasite.

Check out what the wingnuts have been up to lately.

The Washington Post misses the obvious.

Beware of car warranty scams.

Everything about poverty is just awful.  Here's where the poor die youngest.

The Utah legislature's latest pronouncement is in the tradition of declaring pi equal to 3.

Culture matters.  That's why wingnuts are suspicious of it.

Here's another reason to be proud of Michelle Obama.

Those Persian rugs are a lot of work.

Each country has its own way of dealing with problems.

London's mayor has kinda stepped in it with comments about Obama.

Young Arabs, even those who dislike the US, are rejecting Dâ'ish (ISIL).

Catherine the Great had some.....interesting furniture (NSFW).

This is an actual view from Cairo.

The Arctic is changing beyond recognition.

Crazy Eddie looks at the Paris climate agreement.  It better work, because the problem is getting worse, fast.

Here are the ten most interesting exoplanets.

Holy $#!T, is this the Republicans' idea of a campaign ad?  Seriously, watch the damn thing.

The Immoral Minority enthuses over Warren as VP, while Booman considers the pros and cons of the idea.

That "more Presidential" version of Trump didn't last long.

Why does Hillary do so much fundraising?  She knows she's going to need allies.

Neither trickery not money can get cool musicians to perform for the Republican convention.  Even some Republican politicians plan to avoid it.

You Might Notice a Trend looks at Vice-Presidential options.

A Cruz nomination would debunk a cherished wingnut myth.

Here's where the popular vote stands on our side.

Republican leaders and delegates are barraged with death threats from Trumpanzees.

The "Tea Party" never was anything new.

[Image at top:  I wish they'd have the guts to design the new $20 bill like this -- but they won't.]


Blogger Paul W said...

thank ye for the link, Infidel!

Also, part of me likes that pose for Tubman on the Twenty. Except for the gun. I'm not a fan of the gun. If we can switch that out for a battlestaff or lightsaber, that'd work.

24 April, 2016 05:30  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I'm not a fan of the gun.

Tubman was, though.

24 April, 2016 09:35  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Great links, and thanks for the mentions.

That Ted Cruz ad is so bad on so many levels and at the same time it's hilarious. Let's hope the people responsible for it continue to advise Ted, because if they do, I don't think things will work out the way Ted hopes they will.

Yeah. Who are the REAL parasites? Answer: The Igotminescrewyouers!

24 April, 2016 11:35  
Blogger Pinku-Sensei said...

Thanks for the link. I'm glad to be the bearer of good environmental news for a change.

I agree with the last comment on "bouncing boobies, great tits, and a big pecker"--"These puns are fowl!" At least being a zoologist, I knew what to expect.

Speaking of sex, Catherine the Great was even kinkier than I thought and that's saying something! It makes her the opposite of her distant cousin, Queen Victoria.

24 April, 2016 12:05  
Blogger Paul W said...

Tubminator: Come with me if you want to live in freedom.

24 April, 2016 12:51  
Anonymous Zosimus the Heathen said...

That picture of Cairo was sort of depressing, though not that surprising - I remember someone once telling me that the urban sprawl in the Egyptian capital has gotten so bad that you can see skyscrapers right next to the Pyramids. Sort of puts me in mind of a book I recently read on the Bin Laden family and all the construction projects* they've undertaken on behalf of the al-Saud family. A lot of those projects have involved work around Mecca and Medina that's pretty much turned both cities into soulless monuments to consumerism. Even as a non-Muslim, I find that pretty depressing.

That piece of Shaw Kenawe's on grumpy conservatives lamenting they can't throw words like "bastard", "bum" and "retard" around as freely as they once could was an interesting read. What's the bet most of the people who want to bring back the stigma surrounding "illegitimate" children and those children born with disabilities consider themselves "pro-life"? They remind me of all those arseholes who think bullying's wonderfully character-building, and something to be encouraged (so long as it's not directed at them, of course!). As for the ones who think homeless people are bums, they remind me of people I've encountered over here who think mocking the unemployed is a good thing because it helps "encourage" them to find work. A pox on all of them!

*The thing that family used to be most famous for, before Osama dragged their name through the mud!

25 April, 2016 04:58  
Anonymous Blurber said...

I'm forward the item about Satanic giants building Stonehenge and the Dome of the Rock to everyone. Great!

25 April, 2016 11:50  
Blogger Ahab said...

Ducklings! Thousands of ducklings! I can't cope with the cuteness!

Shaw was spot-on about Grumpy Old Guys and their bitterness over the inability to stigmatize others. When society changes in ways that are more equitable, they pitifully howl about it.

The Gin and Tacos review of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" makes me eager to read the book. And no, it's not judgmental of him to notice that a lack of family planning exacerbates poverty. Widespread family planning services and comprehensive sex education could do so much to reduce poverty, but right-wingers will hear none of it.

26 April, 2016 05:47  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Shaw: When Cruz's political career is over, the makers of that ad should go work for SNL or The Onion. They'd be naturals without even trying.

Pinku: Thanks for the post. As for Catherine, I suspect many of the "greats" were pretty kinky if we but knew it.

Paul: It does fit.

Zosimus: Crowding and poverty are not conducive to preserving history, unfortunately. Alexandria was the intellectual center of the Hellenistic world, but as far as I know, there's nothing left of that time there now.

I know all about the types Shaw as writing about. Their self-esteem is dependent on denigrating and lowering others so they can feel a little higher by comparison. Of course they hate to have that taken away.

Blurber: The fundies are always good for a dash of total insanity!

Ahab: Welcome back to the net! I was beginning to wonder if something had happened to you. Glad to have found something more appealing than the kind of Christian Right quackery you normally deal with on your blog.

26 April, 2016 18:43  

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