18 November 2018

Link round-up for 18 November 2018

Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.

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If it's what you enjoy, it is not wasting time.

This just means it's a fast car, but.....

Bad ad placement.

Shit, shit, thump!

The prophecy is fulfilled.

This man is not happy with his car license plate.

You owe them nothing.

Check out this Vietnamese rock music -- seriously, the sound of that thing is surprising.

It would have been simpler to just buy a bus ticket.

Don't drink that.


The war is back.

Think of yourself as a hermit crab.

"What's the difference between Donald Trump and a worm?"

Here's the problem in a nutshell.

View "Angry Man Stuck in Snow", a study in exquisite frustration.

They won't lose any money.

What did people do?

Target audience, actual audience.

When mercury meets aluminum.....

The Bible teaches science and morality.

It's natural food.

If she came out in the rain..... (found via Frances Langum).

"Not for much longer," said Rihanna.

This is both-siderism (found via Scottie).

If you're looking for a religion, consider this one.

Beware the snowflakes (found via Plowing through Life).

What kind of asshole would shoot a dolphin?

Stan Lee is remembered by Crazy Eddie, Calvin, the Arm Chair Pontificator, and, er, Rainbow Loli of Justice.  Patrick Was Here assembles his cameos.

Professor Taboo has some observations on music.

Not all are welcome in the House of God.

Trumpanzee umbrella "truthers" are now a thing.

Speaking of "truthers", here's a good analysis of 9/11 conspiratardia.

Let my people sit.

This kid knows what a real hero is.

Hey, right-wingers like video games tooAnd toys.

How the hell is it possible to run up a $174,000 hotel bill in twelve hours?

The Christian concept of the world is profoundly morally ghastly.

Ven der Führer says, ve ist der master race..... (found via Scottie).

Maybe the US can be like this someday.

Big Brother is watching you.

Resistance is not useless.

The Tallahassee killings remind us of the threat of murderous misogyny.

The US is no longer, in a meaningful sense, the world's richest or most advanced country. For example, health care.

The two parties represent the modernizing and backward regions of the country.

There's a more straightforward solution.

Even in the time of Trump, no one wants a blatant racist working for them.

The assholes are still harassing Christine Ford.

Christianity's forgiveness fetish is depraved.

It's not about being fair to the parties, it's about being fair to the voters.

Ghoulish scammers like this are still out there.

On one front -- pornography -- many of the enemy have pretty much given up the fight.

Yelling and banging on things has nothing to do with democracy.

There's a serious problem in the leadership (not rank-and-file) of the Women's March.

Being Republican is correlated with higher levels of certain psychopathic traits.

Roman Fedortsov collects disgusting monsters and they're all real.

New Age blather can be deadly dangerous.

A potential AIDS cure, developed in Israel, is being tested in Uganda with impressive results.

Even in secular Britain, religion menaces gay people.

Monty Python has aged well -- the BBC (and this columnist), not so much.

The CIA's conclusion that the Khashoggi murder was ordered by Mohammed Bone Sawman creates a headache for Trump.

This is Shibam, Yemen.

Misogynistic religious bigotry helps empower India's Hindu-nationalist ruling party.

Trump spent his Europe trip in a rage, then came home for some sulking and pouting.  He seems to be more unhinged than usual. In fact, he's a complete fruitloop.  Maybe it's drugs.

".....what’s going on in America right now isn’t politics as usual.  It’s much more existential than that" (found via Hackwhackers).

Stop the Pelosi-bashing.  She is a real leader supported by those who represent the party base, especially womenJosh Marshall agrees.  And what's the alternative?

Bluzdude reviews the election results.  Shaw Kenawe looks at the sweep of the blue wave, starting with the Texas court system.  Professor Chaos debunks the NYT's negativity.  Shower Cap is back to covering the Republicans' latest antics.

Republicans have successfully stolen the Georgia Governorship, but it's not time to forget it and move on.

Texas is coming within our reach thanks to growing Hispanic turnout, which is also happening nationwide.  But turnout generally still has a lot of room to improve.

McConnell plumbs new depths of hypocrisy (found via Hackwhackers).

We cannot find common ground with this.  Polls confirm that the election was a mandate to resist Trump.  Democrats have a wealth of targets for investigation.

I like the "instructive quote".

Gerrymandering can backfire.

Juanita Jean contemplates the silence of the wingnuts.

There's something going on between Trump and Pence.

The mountain west is turning blue (found via Hackwhackers).

Here's a rarity these days -- a Republican behaving honorably.

[668 days down, 794 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]


Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

The Best Family Attraction mural in the men's bathroom was funnier than it should have been. lol

I feel bad for that person with the crazy license plate. I still laughed though.

I can't imagine being allowed to sit in a retail job. I worked in a bakery and was on my feet the entire 9 hour shift. Same when I worked at a deli. The only time I was allowed to sit at my job was when I worked in a laundry mat.

18 November, 2018 06:57  
Blogger Ten Bears said...

I have long - long being ten or twelve years - been at loggerheads with the proprietor of one of my favored haunts ore the to my observation inevitable demise of the Retard Party (look it up). The silence the hair-dresser lady from Texas notes is they know it as well as I do.

At one of my favored trolling holes I up until the recent election and sudden silence of commenters with weird names and limited understanding of common American English repeatedly admonished them to let me know when they figure out how to drink oil, but damn, these fools eat salted apricot seeds. Perhaps that's something we should encourage the reich-wingers to do: "don't eat those cherry pits, they're not good for you!"

That is an apt description of what we who have sworn oaths not to tell have sworn an oath not to tell. Though I quibble a bit with the word "ag·nos·tic".

Not useless, futile. We are fleas, if not lice, agitating the hide of a far greater organism.

18 November, 2018 08:32  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

Hi Infidel,

It's a dreary day here in Floriduhhh after the latest election clusterfuck. Thank you for the distraction of lots of juicy links, especially the Vietnamese rock music. Is it just me, or did anyone else wish the musician had dressed up as either Wilma Flintstone or Betty Rubble? Those people disguised as a bus might have gotten away with it had they only remembered to keep repeating "VROOM VROOM" over and over. By the way, they inspired my next disguise for when I want to vote repeatedly. Is it just me, or did anyone else get a little annoyed at the guy filming the guy stuck in the snow? Maybe he could have gone down and helped the guy out instead of just filming and laughing at his frustration? My nephew refuses to have my baby grandniece vaccinated. I am so pissed off at him and his idiot wife, I cannot tell you. Was that mercury meeting aluminum, or was it the birth of Cousin Itt from the Addams Family? I think cherries should be served at every Twitler rally. Who would shoot a dolphin? Has Donnie, Jr been in California lately? He might have wanted to get one last thrill in before being indicted. Oh my, not only does Obama share his umbrella, he knows how to close one, too! The dog is staring at me. I had better take him outside. I'll be back to click on the other links soon.

18 November, 2018 14:50  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary: I think whoever put up that ad in the restroom knew exactly what he was doing.

It never occurred to me before, but it's weird that retail cashiers don't have seats. US employers seem to relish imposing petty humiliations like that.

Thomas: I hope they realize their minority-rule regime is doomed. In any case, resistance certainly hasn't looked futile since election day.

Conservatives seem to love everything toxic and anti-life. I bet we could turn them on to arsenic-laden seeds. Just tell them "libtards" are afraid to eat them.

Nonnie: Florida's results were frustrating to us all, given that Gillum and Nelson came so close. Don't forget that next year over a million ex-felons will be able to vote.

I don't know whether they know about the Flintstones in Vietnam. Cool idea, though.

Given that that bus disguise was in Russia, it might have worked better if they'd been able to belch smoke and pretend to break down several times.

I wouldn't have gone anywhere near that guy stuck in the snow. He was obviously mad as hell, swearing at passing cars and so forth, and just looking for a target. The way he was spinning those wheels, if the car had suddenly come loose he could have gone out of control and killed somebody.

I bet you're right about the dolphin. Just the kind of thing Don Donnie Jr would do.

18 November, 2018 15:13  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

When Bank of America took over some of the smaller banks down here in employer-loving, employee-hating Floriduhhh, one of the first things they did was to inform the tellers that they would no longer be allowed to sit on stools. They were required to stand all day. The reason for it was that there were quite a few tellers who had been at the smaller banks for a long time, and they were getting up in years. B of A wanted them to leave but didn't want to pay unemployment, so they just made it was uncomfortable as possible for them. They were able to hire younger people who would work for far less.

18 November, 2018 23:17  
Anonymous NickM said...

As to the Joshua quote... Well... I have met 'em. I also have an MSc in Astrophysics from Queen Mary College, University of London (I was one of two people PPARC gave full-funding that year!). Now I don't want to get snarky and that but... I have yanked a Tal-Mizar through the pitch-black and ran C++ prorgams for thousands of hours and I do know what a Lyaponov Exponent is. I also know the Californian town that was burnt to cinders was called, "Paradise".

19 November, 2018 01:05  
Blogger Donna said...

"Christianity's forgiveness fetish is depraved. "

Yes. THIS!

19 November, 2018 09:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Nonnie: Disgusting. Well, that's one more bank I won't be doing any business with.

Nick: Impressive, though I'm not sure whether some of that stuff is math or Lovecraft.

Donna: The fetish of forgiving abusers spits on their victims. It's one of the things about Christianity which has always revolted me.

19 November, 2018 20:03  
Blogger Martha said...

It took me some time to finally get here and catch up on these links, but I finally did it. Thanks for all the interesting and fun stuff you've shared!

22 November, 2018 20:11  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Thanks for your interest!

23 November, 2018 04:01  

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