04 November 2018

Link round-up for 4 November 2018

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

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Featured link:  Shower Cap's huge Action Guide to the Midterms.

They can't do cages right (don't miss the cute baby rhino).

Whoever designed this knew exactly what he was doing.

Uh oh, no Americans allowed?

Of course Rule 34 applies to Disney.

Ahhhh!!! Zombies!!! (found via Miss Cellania).

Don't over-complicate exercise.

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

This alien villain didn't understand humans very well.

None of the job candidates were satisfactory except one.

What do you do with a million cubic yards of cheese?

Resist the War on HalloweenCelebrate the holiday with NASA -- or Hawaiian style.

Burkman and Wohl reduce political defamation to camp.

If you haven't seen Weird Al's Star Wars version of "American Pie", it's pretty cool.

Scary bird.

Kids are so full of energy.

Check out these photos of libraries.

Welcome to Japan.

Time to make a change.

Cutting off contact with somebody doesn't mean you're afraid of them (found via Queerloween).

Actually, this is exactly how religious hypocrisy works.

Stop worrying about people's taste in fiction.

NFL star Rob Gronkowski did a good deed.

A couple on a cruise found something extra in their room.

Use Halloween to teach about ideology.

It's a pretty good hourly income.

Only in %$#@!# America.

If you're using Bedpage, stop.

Fundamentalist hypocrisy and bigotry just keep getting worse.  More here.

It takes some guts to do this, when you're the only one.

Evangelicals always have ulterior motives.

Green Eagle keeps up with the latest wingnuttery and dissects a whole swampful of Republican delusions.

It's so mysterious where all the hate is coming from (found via Scottie).

Here's a little education on sexual harassment.

Some racists are secretive, subtle, and dangerous.

Republicans can't win the healthcare argumentWatch what they do, not what they say.

Milo Yiannopoulos is a nasty character.

The Florida yoga-studio murderer had a long history of misogyny and blaming others for his own shortcomings.

Must-read post of the week:  Trumpism is Evangelical Christianity's instrument for achieving dominion over society.

Different people emphasize different aspects of their identity, and this affects their political views.

Some millionaires don't want a future of fortified islands of wealth in a sea of poverty.

Fox News apparently doesn't realize smallpox was eradicated 40 years ago.  The info about vaccination rates in Central America vs. the US is eye-opening.

56 major corporations tell Trump to back off trans people.

Trump's tariffs are hurting even the industries they were supposed to benefit.

Worthwhile reading here on racism and anti-Semitism.

"No one forced you to be a garbage person.  You did that."

We've lost two hardy explorers of the universe -- Kepler and Dawn.

Here's why Google employees held walkouts all over the world.

If we don't eat for three days, people will stop having abortions!

Denmark pushes back at Trump's distortions.

This month, Taiwan may become the first non-Western country to adopt gay marriage.

Trump's sanctions on Iran don't pack very much punch, because other countries aren't cooperating.

Pakistan's highest court has overturned a death sentence (!) for blasphemy (!), causing local Islamotards to go completely apeshit.  The victim is still not allowed to leave the country.

If Russia is caught trying to hack US election systems, we are ready to retaliate.

Win or lose, Republicans will get more extreme.

Steve Bannon rallies a massive crowd.

Steve King -- too racist even for the NRCC!

Trump is getting desperate.

State legislatures matter.

"Elections should be about the triumph of ideas; not about who can set up the best obstacle course for his opponent."

The polls are only as good as their turnout models -- let's surprise them.

Batocchio has California voting resources.

Shower Cap reviews the week in wingnuttery.

What if Hillary runs again in 2020?

Evangelicals still love Trump because he's delivering on their agenda.

Republican messaging is misfiring everywhere, but Democrats too must be wiser if they win.

[Image at top found via Hackwhackers]


Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

Another great collection of links! I found the "Welcome to Japan" one particularly timely, as my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter just got back from Japan, where they visited with my daughter-in-law's family (they saw my year- old granddaughter for the first time). It's as close to a truly civilized country as you could find in the world, IMO.

Thanks for the links, as always!

04 November, 2018 06:57  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

Hi Infidel,
I had company all day, so I am just diving into the linky goodness now. I did check out Shower Cap's guide, and I alternately have a stomachache and am helpful. I wish it was Wednesday already, because my nerves are shot from this election. The news might be bad, but at least the stupid political commercials will disappear for a while. In the meantime, I will cross my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I can find in hopes of victory on Tuesday.

Thanks for the link to The Raisin (from here and from C&L). It is really appreciated, especially when I have been such a slacker lately.

P.S. That baby rhino is adorable!!!!
P.P.S. I don't know whether I should be proud or embarrassed that I didn't have to google Rule 34 to know what it means.

04 November, 2018 17:27  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Just browsing this stuff now, but wanted to comment some.

Probably the best photo I seen in a while has to be the Vox piece on the importance of evangelicals stuff. I couldn't help laughing when I seen the preacher on one knee and humble Trumpster bowing his head, and the rest in the background all heads bowed. I thought to myself when I seen it ... "someone needs to pray for this MF ... I just pray this MF go find another job!" heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) ... all those others in the room with their heads bowed, was probably thinking the same shit ... Dear God, please make this MF loose his voice and iPhone until after the election" {:-) I dont hate Trump like some folks do, I just think he is not right for this particular job, and needs to go back into what he was doing, or go retire and play golf, have sex, or whatever.

The Google walk out thing I was following some, and I was thrilled to see it! This is a perfect example of what power the people really have. I say that, because I don't think some folks realize how powerful the voice and demand of the people is. Just like in voting, same thing ... I feel that folks in masses are going to get fed up with this garbage in time, from all these folks that are considered as too large, rich and godly to be dealt with ... folks are going to come to realize eventually that they been looking up to ... let's say ... "false idols". Damn straight, it's a deepening moral crisis, and with more companies than just Google too.

You know, the AEI piece was interesting as far as Trumpster's tariffs backfiring ... I was curious how this tariff thing would play out myself. Don't get me wrong here, when Trumpster (I call him Trumpster, because he dumps Tweets on us by the dumpster full, that are fit for a trash dumpster) he started talking about the trade deficit and how much China has over us, I agreed with him, this is something I been watching for awhile, and I did think that Trump would bring it into the open, considering he's an old school hustler, and knows a "bite" when he sees it. One of the things good about Trump, you dont have to figure out where he's coming from, he sayz whatever is on his mind, it may not work or be nice ... which is also his downfall, saying shit he shouldnt, but you dont have to try to analyze what he said, like many polished politicians. And maybe his hardball game worx in his circles of smaller change business, but the global and trade of today is so complicated more than ever. I mean I love that a U.S. President addressed this out in the open, just to push the issue to try to make a plan of how we can improve. But it appears that these tariffs, even before I read this article, just from what I been following, is not working. With all the economic super brain strategists we have in this country, I'm sure we can come up with something.

05 November, 2018 08:13  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

This piece on Ireland's liberal abortion regime vs. pro- lifers, had to be some of the most confusing stuff that I had to read. ... geeeezzz

On the elections thing and showing the desperation of Republicans ... you cant find a better place to see it than Texas! {:-) All my years here in Texas, I have never seen an election like this! I swear, even though I voted the first day of early voting, I still have (already 6 visits) Democrats coming to my door for me and my wife offering to take us to go vote, they just havent offered dinner ... YET {:-) But all shit aside, the ads here are hilarious on the part of Republicans, it's all over prime time tele day and night. Example, they are telling fellow Republican voters, that Democrats are "extreme socialists" {:-), that will open the borders to TERRORISTS to invade rural Texas ranchers, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) That they are going to TAKE AWAY everybody's guns (except for criminals {:-), and force all into government controlled clinics of socialized medicine (as if either party would even attempt to shut down insurance or pharma companies who bankroll their campaigns, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) They put a clip on Pelosi, saying she likes Medicare for All heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-), and the clip was actually from a liberal who was asking Pelosi in and interview if she would support it, and she was hesitant, at that. I mean, like I WISH Pelosi would be totally for it, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh {:-) Medicare for all, would not shut out private healthcare, it would force them to compete, people could choose to buy whatever they choose, eh? They are also painting a Democrat win, that Democrats are trying to turn Texas into California, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, I could go on, but you get the picture ... the scare tactics are incredible, it's silly. But sadly many voters who are not informed actually believe this. ... Later

05 November, 2018 08:13  
Blogger Tommykey said...

We were in Tokyo for several days in 2015 after our last visit to the Philippines. I loved Japan and would love to go back. One local quirk I observed in Tokyo is that teenage girls there will hang out in public areas in pairs wearing identical clothing and accessories. I don't know I it was just a fad at the time we were there that has since died out or if it is something that has been going on for some quite a while.

On another note, if I can engage in some shameless self promotion, I am going to try to take another stab at reviving my blog and just posted a rant I have about loony beliefs about cardinals.

05 November, 2018 10:36  
Anonymous Blurber said...

A lot of interesting stuff yet again — educational too. I couldn't pick out only one to comment on.

05 November, 2018 14:21  
Blogger Martha said...

Another great collection. My favourite is the baby hippo. That was so cute!

05 November, 2018 15:23  
Blogger Professor Chaos said...

Oh my God, the baby rhino!!!!

05 November, 2018 15:38  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Hackwhacker: I had a similar impression when I went there -- though that was quite a while ago.

Nonnie: Thanks for the post!

Proud or embarrassed? Why not both? I think everybody knows what it means. Some just prefer not to admit it.

Ranch: Trump does not do "humble" convincingly, that's for sure. But he must have been enjoying how easily he's playing the Evangelicals.

It took real guts for the Google employees to do that. It's people like them who will make a difference.

I'm hoping Texas will make history tomorrow. Nothing would scare the Republicans more than Texas becoming a swing state. Without Texas's electoral votes, they'd be doomed.

Tommykey: Good rant. I had never heard of that. Before I clicked over I thought you meant the kind of cardinals who are best know for shielding child molesters. You definitely don't want those in your yard.

Blurber: Thanks! I do try to present a good variety.

Martha, Professor: The baby rhino seems to be a hit -- I never know what will grab people the most. It is a rhino, by the way. The horn doesn't grow until some time after birth. I mean, think about it -- childbirth is traumatic enough.

05 November, 2018 20:09  

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