05 February 2017

Link round-up for 5 February 2017

Stephen Bannon has a new credit card and theme song.

Some forms of commerce will defeat any wall.

Could you dig a hole big enough to hold all the world's air?

Pussyhats and uppity women are demonic, apparently. Hell, we're all Satanic (found via Mendip).  Kevin Swanson offers even more clueless views.

Is your religious freedom being violated?  Watch for hypocrisy.

Coal supporters are trying to ban clean energy in Wyoming (found via TYWKIWDBI).

Blogger Perfectnumber628 looks at wedding dresses and the virginity fetish, and Christianity's impact on her self-respect.

Ladies, you've got this guy running scared.

If you're in a resistance group, beware of people who advocate violence -- they may not be what they seem.

Here's a police chief who gets it.

These particular Trumpanzees should have known better.  Eventually, maybe the rest of them will learn.

This pagan post about hexes makes some good points about the ethics of resistance.

Those who try to erase the targeting of Jews in the Holocaust, read this.

Bruce Gerencser responds, for the umpteenth time, to the why-do-atheists-hate-Jesus thing.

I like most of this group's platform, but will it sell with the general electorate?

Texans rally round victims of a hate attack.  But there's going to be more and more of this kind of crap (found via Progressive Eruptions).

Europe is trolling Trump on video, starting with Switzerland and Germany. Der Spiegel sums up his regime in one image.

Who would claim this immigrant didn't deserve to come here?

Now this is a waterfall.

One of the world's most forbidding deserts is now blooming.

Here's a blog of great travel photography.

Another nation is staging mass protests to sustain the fight against corruption.

This is Shinjuku.

At least the food is healthy.

Shaw Kenawe reports from Boston's rally against Trump's Muslim ban.  Javad Zarif comments on the ban. Two companies' stances on it draw very different public reactions.  A veteran takes a standLondon protests, and some Americans were there.  It's lucky the ban wasn't in place years ago.

Looks like the March for Science is on!

Signs display the wit and smarts of the resistance (link from Kevin Robbins).  For contrast, see my 2013 post about the enemy's efforts.

Cincinnati defies Trump.  So does the National Park Service, which seems to be joining the resistance.

The National Security Council is changing.

Republicans face a choice:  piss off their best voting bloc or enrage the teabaggers.

Trump gets one thing right (maybe thanks to Ivanka), and of course Republicans hate it.  They're planning to reintroduce the anti-gay FADA bill, (found via Republic of Gilead -- I also wrote about FADA here).

Orrin Hatch is in a snit.

Trump's speech on religion was an exercise in surreal hypocrisy.  Here's his assessment of Lincoln (found via Progressive Eruptions).

Despair is unrealistic.

[16 days down, 1,445 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]


Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

Thanks, as always, Infidel for the link over to The Raisin. I really appreciate it.

I just spent the entire afternoon reading all those links as the vacuum cleaner sat ignored in the living room. The dog is very grateful.

The story about the Iraq vet and the Iraqi boy made my eyes leak. What a heartbreaking and heartwarming story. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

05 February, 2017 13:40  
Blogger Ahab said...

The Dave Brat post reminds me of what's happening with Toomey here in Pennsylvania. Constituents have complained that they can't reach Toomey via telephone, and that the voice mail is constantly full. A few nights ago, Rachel Maddow detailed some of the creative strategies that Pennsylvanians are employing to get Toomey's attention.

I had no idea that Jordan's deserts could support that kind of agriculture. Cool.

Brahim's story was heartbreaking, sweet, and moving. I'm glad he made it to Arizona.

I'm surprised that the massive protests in Romania aren't receiving more media attention here in the U.S. I'm assuming that the Trump nightmares are crowding out other news stories.

05 February, 2017 14:29  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

Not the most important thing in the world, but I want to respond to the idiots who posted their hilarious opinion about whether you could dig a hole big enough to hold all the world's air.

Here is the correct answer to that question: When you dig a hole, the dirt does not disappear into another dimension; it gets piled up somewhere. So it is still displacing the exact same amount of atmosphere whether it is in the hole, or in a pile somewhere. And don't think about compacting the dirt, because when you do that, all you are doing is pushing air out of it. The non-air mass stays exactly the same.

In order to actually lower the atmosphere level, the pile of dirt would have to be so big that it would reach out of the atmosphere; i.e. somewhat higher than Mount Everest. Then, the dirt you dug up that was placed above the atmosphere would indeed lower the overall depth of the atmosphere. I will leave it to you to figure out how much the earth's total atmosphere would be lowered by a pile of dirt twice as tall, say, as Mount Everest, but I've got news for you: it would barely be measurable.

05 February, 2017 16:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nonnie: Thanks for the amusing post, and glad you liked the links. There are many other like Brahim still in Iraq. I hope we can eventually bring them here despite Trump.

Ahab: If you saw Lawrence of Arabia, Wadi Rum was the Howeitat campsite which Lawrence and the Harith men reach after crossing the Sun's Anvil, before the attack on Aqabah. Since most of the film was shot in Jordan, that was probably the real Wadi Rum you saw. How it's changed now. Jordan has been doing great things reversing the deforestation and ecological damage of recent centuries.

The Romanians are setting an example of non-violent people power. It's a rising tide globally, I think.

Green: That's a relief. I'll stop worrying about suffocating if someone does actually manage to dig a hole a thousand miles deep and equally wide. I suppose they could pile the dirt on the Moon, though.

05 February, 2017 16:43  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

Okay, call me a moron, but I decided to figure it out. Here are my crude assumptions: The earth is a sphere with a diameter of 8,000 miles, and has an 8 mile layer of atmosphere. The mound of dirt is a cone 60,000 feet tall, and has a very generously allowed angle of repose of 45 degrees.

Okay, based on this, the entire mound would occupy 1/1,404,000,000,000 of the space currently filled by the earth's atmosphere, or something less than a ten billionth of its volume. Not too much to worry about there.

05 February, 2017 23:24  
Anonymous NickM said...

As to the Trumpacalypse of immigration... They hassled a British war hero at JFK who was a guest at a dinner in NYC organised by Sean Connery for war heroes. Yup, they hassled Johnson Beharry VC who won his VC in Iraq fighting alongside US Forces. He missed the dinner despite getting changed into his dress uniform in the back of the cab.

06 February, 2017 05:00  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Just a few comments here, I was here yesterday, but got interrupted before I could comment.

Don't lose hope? despair over politics? ... f**k them, I lived in Texas most of my life, I know what they're are capable of, and their s**t don't scare me, I buck them every step ... they don't depress me at all, I'm gonna do what is right regardless.

"cool thing's" grassy desert was cool as well as Iguaza Falls ... guess that's why they call it "cool thing" too ... I been to your Multnomah Falls (thanx to you) and been to Niagara Falls a few times (caused I lived in Buffalo for a bit)

"Justice Democrats" ? and will it sell? ... it will sell with only the right ones, and I look to a day when we no longer only have corporations funding our elections, people on the right and left want to do some about Citizens United

The Satanic Temple, actually I done some research on them in past, I was amazed at what they stand for ... I'm so old school, boy oh boy, times are changing!

Aleppo food cart? ... you do s**t like that in America ... fat (hot) dog vendors and fast food joints would protest up a storm, buy a few local politicians etc ... the whole thing here is to stuff you with garbage, then have their health care providers come in to fix you and milk you. $$$$$$$

What Wyoming done to try to eliminate clean energy doesnt surprise me, these bastards are doing it all over the country.

RWW is alwayz alot of fun to watch ... everyone is satanic? ... women inspired by demons? ... um, um, um ... imagine that!

Bannon Credit card ... like that, I need to print out one actual card size, so I can pull it out in a store, let them look at it closely and then tell them, sorry, I gave you the wrong card. {:-)

IS MY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATED? ... absolutely!! ... every bloody damn day of the week too ... having to listen to their s**t every time I turn my head!!

Mexican hooker glory holes ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... first time I heard that one {:-0

.... I'm gonna run guy ...

Hey .. one for the road here

Question: What do you call a cow masturbating?

Answer: Beef Strokenoff {:-)

06 February, 2017 12:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Green: In other words, the idea is hardly more impractical than Trump's wall.

Nick: Gah. These dipshits are out to repulse every ally and supporter we've got.

Ranch: Satanism has come a long way since ten or fifteen years ago. And if the wingnuts are right about everything anti-Trump being Satanic, its influence must have grown quite a bit.

The wingnuts can ban clean energy all they want, but it won't bring coal back, and now that utility companies see that clean energy is cost-effective, they'll be having a word with their legislators about this nonsense.

09 February, 2017 03:59  

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