15 October 2017

Link round-up for 15 October 2017

It's a battle of metaphors.

There are only two genders.

Photoshop artists rise to the occasion.

Our language can be confusing.

Fight the bank -- with fish.

Well, when you put it like that.....

What if the sinking of the Titanic had happened in 2016?

Link looks at internet ads.  Green Eagle wants to fight back.

Follow the squirrel challenge.

A sex worker comments on counterproductive laws.

Why did Dracula have armadillos?

Judge people by their actions, not their fantasies.

Different stories resonate with different people.

These shadows will make you look twice.

Here's a nice spooky painting for Halloween.

The Greeks had a word for it.

Has God changed?

If you use PayPal, read this.  If you're thinking of getting your DNA tested, read this.

This Friday the 13th was the 242nd birthday of the US Navy -- Crazy Eddie observes the occasion with some nautical superstitions.

As Christianity declines, churches are being rededicated to a higher purpose.

Cowards in academia fail to defend freedom of expression.

Something's very wrong with our child-custody laws.

The Supreme Court has already ruled on protesting during the national anthem (found via Fair and Unbalanced).  A majority of Americans now at least know what the protests are about.  Here are some more opportunities for Pence to walk out (found via Hackwhackers).

Make fines proportional to income.

Weinstein has a defender.

Some of the drinking water being distributed in Puerto Rico comes from a hazardous-waste site (found via ElectoralVote.com).  San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is asking the UN to provide the aid Trump won't.  The island is already getting help from the private sector -- some from Germany.  Then there's this.  Oh, and these people exist.

Raw Story looks at the Dominionist / "Seven Mountains" fundies and their efforts to take over US society.  Never forget that those nutbars are out there.

This young man embodies the spirit of Ted Kennedy.

What does "efficiency" mean?

Here's how Trump got the power to attack the environment.

Science is preparing for a post-antibiotic world.  And don't forget this.

Meet the prehistoric vampire ant from Hell (found via Lady, That's My Skull).

What a croc.

Devoted doggies save a little girl on a freezing night.

Hillary goes to Wales and speaks Welsh.

Malala Yousafzai starts at Oxford.

John Fugelsang sums up Trump's attack on the Iran nuclear deal (found via Hackwhackers).

Iraq is now trying to arrest organizers of Kurdistan's independence referendum -- and may be threatening an attack.

Russian drivers.....

This museum exists -- in China.

Roy Moore could be in trouble for tax evasion.  And here's a nasty episode from his past.

The Markey-Lieu bill to limit Trump's authority to use nuclear weapons has languished in Congress since January.  It's past time to act.

HecateDemeter looks at the problems that limit Democrats' voting power.  There's grounds for hope that the Supreme Court will do something about partisan gerrymandering.  How much risk is there that we'll suffer another McGovern-style disaster?

WND (!) has some solid info about how Trump's bungling of Puerto Rico could impact future elections.

Bannon is raising an army of wingnuts to Akin/O'Donnellize the Republicans for 2018 -- sanity is now unforgivable.  Mark Plotkin at The Hill points out the obvious.

"The least qualified moron" sums up Trump well.  He may be looking to quit a job he hates.

David French says Trump is turning Republicans into crude thugs -- what, more than they already were?

Hackwhackers has reactions to Pence's NFL stunt.  Even RedState is unimpressed.

[Sorry for lack of posts recently -- it's been a rough week.]


Blogger Green Eagle said...

About those armadillos in Dracula. I saw an armadillo in the new Wonder Woman, so I guess they are continuing the tradition.

15 October, 2017 10:25  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Heh.....I must have missed that 'dillo -- I'll watch for it when the DVD comes out.

15 October, 2017 15:44  
Anonymous Blurber said...

Sorry about the bad week. I hope it wasn't as bad as it was for some of those Russian drivers!

16 October, 2017 11:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Blurber: Thanks! No, no demolition derby involved.

18 October, 2017 02:56  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

It's been a hectic week, and I just got to the links now. I got such a huge kick out of Hillary speaking Welsh. I love the pic at the top of the post.

20 October, 2017 14:47  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ah yes, the golden longhound -- they're a rare breed, they are.

20 October, 2017 15:43  

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