07 December 2019

Link round-up for 8 December 2019

Various interesting stuff I ran across on the net over the last week.  Posting a day early due to some uncertainties about tomorrow.

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Start your day with some jokes and signs.

Give these nuts a try.

A talking donkey.....

Debra She Who Seeks has an advent calendar with a difference.

This "debate" is worthy of an unmoderated blog comment thread (found via Mock Paper Scissors).

Jesus gets around.

Is there still a place for nuanced characters?

Maybe it's best not to live near the palace.

Here's your December, all planned out.

The herd attacks!

Cats and Christmas trees do not mix, but you can take precautions.

"Until they came knocking at his door one night....."

Lady M decorates for Creepmas -- she's been posting daily on this, so check out the rest of the blog.

It's an old cartoon, but still relevant.

"You drop a small piece of food on the floor, and....."

Now this is architecture.

What the heck was frankincense anyway?

These are mountains near Las Vegas (click images for bigger versions).

I guess some religionists think this is a telling argument.

It's Nazis vs. orgasms (easiest choice of sides ever).

The purpose of proselytizing isn't what you think.

"Decisions are made by those who show up."

Monetizing what you love doing may not be such a good idea.

Some trolls go beyond being a nuisance (NSFW images).

"That was me."

The Propaganda Professor looks at James O'Keefe, the wingnuts' bumbling Don Quixote.

Small-town culture is a barrier to economic revival.

Don't look to the propaganda arm of the 1% for insights into student loan debt cancellation.

Fundies continue to fume over Chick-fil-A's change of direction.

Have yourself an alt-right Christmas (warning: nasty).

Trump uses his personal cell phone to deny using a personal cell phone.

Life expectancy in the US is falling further behind other advanced countries.  And there's something weird going on in the red states.

An Apple customer-service employee speaks out.

We need to rein in the Reefer Madness hysteria about opioids.

Darwinfish 2 debunks some anti-tax talking points.

Professor Taboo looks at the suffragettes.

Hard-core religion survives by cutting off its children from the real world.

Trump didn't change the Republican party, he just brought its underlying nature to the surface.

Fundamentalist religion's alliance with America's parasitic oligarchy is turning people against both.  No matter how powerful it looks now, fundamentalism is in a death spiral.

The Postal Service is shitting up rural letter carriers' jobs.

Religionists use the "sanctity of life" to attack individual freedom.

Office plans that make employees miserable are bad for productivity (found via Billions).

In most cases, North America's declining bird populations are nothing to worry about.

US health-care costs and practices horrify British citizens.

Here are some "highlights" from a recent damning report on anti-Semitism in the British Labour party.

Some leaders stand up to Putin.

Support the freedom of women wherever they are.

The Arab world is beginning to turn away from religion (if the image is cut off on your screen, here's the whole thing).

The spirit of #MeToo spreads to Tunisia.

People in India still have to protest against this kind of shit.

Religion is gross and disgusting.

On Trump's support for Hong Kong, read the fine print.

Green Eagle looks at the history of impeachment.

It's not "a difference in world views", it's reality vs. self-serving delusion.

No, Trump is not on track to win the Electoral College again.

More links here.


Blogger Mike said...

The crazy sect of the Hindu religion must desperately need the cow killing since widow-burning and human-baby sacrifice have been banned.

07 December, 2019 20:17  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love those two fish having an argument! And those tumblin' tumbleweeds! And despite my love of superhero movies, had a good laugh at the Irishman v Marvel, especially the tag-line "Oscar revenge." The explanation of the true purpose of proselytizing is also very insightful.

Thanks for the stellar lineup of links this week!

08 December, 2019 08:21  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

That pack of tumbleweeds are crazy. I actually saw a big one on the path that I walk the dog the other day. It was blowing down the sidewalk with the wind. Thanks for adding a link to my blog. I love when our mountains get snow on them.

08 December, 2019 13:12  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sending you hugs and best wishes and hoping you are back online again soon.

08 December, 2019 14:44  
Blogger jono said...

What Debra says. I have been away for personal reasons, also. It will pass, hopefully, and you will be missed in the meantime. Take care of yourself.

08 December, 2019 20:01  
Anonymous nonnie9999 said...

I just stopped by to see your Sunday post and thank you for the link at C&L. I'm so sorry you are in distress. You don't owe anyone any explanations. Sending love and hoping everything works out okay. We'll be here when you get back. Hope it's soon.

08 December, 2019 23:56  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

As always, this sent me down the rabbit hole.
Hope to read you soon! Hope everything goes back to 'normal' soon.


09 December, 2019 03:47  
Blogger Lady M said...

I will miss you while you are away. Wishing you the best.

09 December, 2019 14:19  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

So sorry to hear this. Sending you good thoughts and hopes. We will miss you.

09 December, 2019 18:37  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Went through the links the other day, Thanx. Hope thngs go well with whatever issues you're having to deal with though ... Later Guy ....

10 December, 2019 06:20  
Blogger jenny_o said...

Best wishes with your challenges. Real life must always come first.

Take care of yourself.

11 December, 2019 01:51  
Blogger RO said...

You always find the coolest stuff, which I love. I know you may not notice this for awhile, but when you get back to blogging, I just wanted to send a cyber hug your way. Recently my closest cousin suffered a traumatic event, and in an effort to cope, she cut off all contact with family an friends for about 3 months. I'm a worry wart, but I respected her need to deal with what was going on in her own way. So I'll peek in occasionally to see how you are doing. We've got the light on for you. Hugs, RO

11 December, 2019 19:39  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I'm sorry to hear that something bad happened. I hope things get better for you.

11 December, 2019 20:06  
Blogger Paul said...

Infidel, good luck with the real-world problems afflicting you, hugs to everyone in your orbit.

14 December, 2019 10:34  
Blogger dellgirl said...

Hi Infidel. I'm back, just checking on you and to see what's new with you. I hope all goes well with your personal time off, and everything works out for the best. Sending Positive vibes your way...

Wishing you well, dear friend!

14 December, 2019 15:27  

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