21 January 2018

Link round-up for 21 January 2018

See what happens when a crow lands on a weather cam.

Every boy wants a Big Dick.

Jesus has returned, but he's encountered a slight problem.

Don't mess with this lizard.  And don't forget the conditioner.

Machine transcription creates inadvertent poetry.

"Girtherism" is the new Presidential conspiracy theory.  More here.

Why would he bring a used condom?

Someone actually went to the trouble of making this.

Art should go back to being non-political.

IDIOT n.:  moron, dunce, nitwit, dolt, imbecile, half-wit, simpleton, dumbass.  See also FOOL.

When is an island not an island?  When it annoys Alexander the Great.

The soundtrack of the film The Graduate was groundbreaking for its time (found via Bark Bark Woof Woof).

The great Ben Jonson said, "Language most shows a man; speak, that I may see thee."  Blogger O'Hollern learns this lesson in a humble big-box store.

Somewhere out there, a disk-shaped artificial object is hurtling through space at terrifying speed.

Hollywood did more than just wear black.

It's a Savage truth (found via Yellowdog Granny).

When did you know?

Read this interminable blathering to understand why hardly anyone still pays attention to these guys.

Bears are fast.

Ostriches are kinky.

Eat sushi, get something extra.

Here's why we'd be better off with an atheist President (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Bill Maher is back in action.

Thanks for reminding me why I got out of academia.

Whoever did this needs to get fired.

It's not easy being an atheist in rural Ohio.

Reburied properly.

Don't let #MeToo get hijacked by witch-hunters.

".....potentially damaging productivity."

Marijuana is a gateway drug (found via Hackwhackers).  But Americans overwhelmingly support legalizing it in one form or another.

Russian twitter bots push #ReleaseTheMemo, the latest Republican effort at distraction.

Trump will give the Christian Right what it wants -- a right for Christians to deny medical treatment to people they disapprove of.

Charges against five US Navy officers involved in a fatal collision may just be a cover-up of the real problems.

Know the past, see it in the present.

RedState says Mark Steyn has jumped the shark -- but read the comments to see what their readership thinks.

Pope Francis is just as big a pile of shit as any other Pope.  More here.

Shakesville posted the full text of King's immortal Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

A good Samaritan intervenes in a shocking case of patient dumping.

Jerry Coyne schools another twit trying to argue that religion is compatible with science.

Through these strange seas, no one has ever voyaged.

This is perhaps the most remote place on Earth.

See images from the Juno mission to Jupiter (from a comment by Marc McKenzie).

Zombie ant fungus is even worse than it sounds.

Trump is destroying foreigners' respect for the US.

Amazon delivery drivers in the UK describe their working conditions as so barbarous, it sounds like the US.

Here's why Trump loves Norway.

Not everyone shares American concerns (read this too).

Establishing a sea-based nuclear deterrent is technologically difficult -- not all countries can do it easily or quickly.

Long suppressed, paganism is making a comeback in Greece (found via Mendip).

The Kurdish fighters who defeated Dâ'ish (ISIL) are now being threatened by Turkey.

With Trump's US an unreliable partner, other democracies work to contain the Beijing gangster-state -- India has tested a nuclear missile capable of reaching eastern China, while Japan and Australia tighten their military relationship.

Prime Minister Abe commemorates a Japanese hero of World War II.

History still looms darkly over the Japan-China relationship.

Best political link of the week:  Democrats must broaden their appeal without compromising on core principles (this is a long post, but it's worth reading the whole thing).

There's strong evidence that Trump is a racist (found via Bark Bark Woof Woof), and his behavior is childish.  Just one demographic group still give him majority support.  But certain people liked his "shithole countries" remark.

By Trump-era standards, Arpaio is well qualified (found via Yellowdog Granny).

This is what Mueller probably wants to ask Bannon about.

Trump's health is, in fact, terrible.

Electoral-Vote.com looks at this year's state Governor races -- they look good for our side.  Democrats mustn't blow our 2018 chances with internecine infighting (I don't think most voters give a crap about these squabbles). Contrast failure and success.

The Christian Right's support for Trump is unmasking their long-standing hypocrisy.

This Pennsylvania gerrymandering case bears watching.

David Frum looks at how Trump correctly read the electorate, and led conservatism to a dead endMore here.

See reports from yesterday's Women's March at Crooks and Liars, Raw Story, and HuffPost.

Here's the text of Flake's speech attacking Trump.  Booman wants actions, not just words.

Want even more links?  Check out other round-ups at Miss Cellania and TYWKIWDBI.


Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

I homed in on the Pennsylvania court decision because it'll be one that in all likelihood can't be successfully appealed to the Supreme Court, since the decision was based on the Pa. constitution. That could be a model for challenging gerrymandered districts elsewhere, local conditions permitting (and if the state courts aren't loaded with partisans, as in, for example, Wisconsin). Our own home state of Maryland is gerrymandered Democratic, probably costing R's one or two seats (to which I say, as long as R's make gerrymandering a cottage industry across the country, we'll keep our gerrymander as it is, thank you very much!).

23 January, 2018 07:01  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's certainly an important ruling. I hope other states do take it as a model.

24 January, 2018 09:34  

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