09 August 2020

Link round-up for 9 August 2020

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

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He's a rockin' penguin (found via Mock Paper Scissors) -- be sure to watch the soundtrack version.

Be ded!  Go a little fart.....

This dog park witnessed a historic event.

Some people take things too literally.

Happy Sextilis, and how's your underwear?

Time for masks -- and dogs and cats.

Trump does national parks (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

"I thought you were a ghost."

See innovative computer design.

Math time.

Murr Brewster has some choice words about leaf blowers.

This is a debate Trump could win.

The future is always a mystery.

Music hath charms.....

Get your Halloween supplies early.  Keep the holiday spirit alive despite the pandemic.

We create boring, unimaginative aliens in our own image.

People wear the wit and wisdom of Trump.

Every writer lays claim to something from you.

It was what he really needed (found via MBRU at Crooks and Liars).

Old stone face.

"Dial down the feminism."

He decided he didn't really need an aspirin just then.

Karens?  There's a better term.

Trainride of the Enigmas discovers internet pests.

I've always hated music being played in offices.

Blessed are the con men, for unto them shall a fourth plane be given.

What personal boycotts are you engaged in?

Here's how artists can avoid hand pain -- probably helpful to writers as well.

Fire in the White House!

"You folks are broken.  You are failed humans.  And congratulations, you've ruined everything for everyone else."

This is what comes of ignoring science (found via Calvin).

Executives at failing companies scored millions in bonuses just before the companies went bankrupt.

Mask required for service.

Thousands of unemployed people are being ordered to pay back the benefits they've received.

He said the president must be held responsible.

Hackers hack a hacker's hearing.

Everybody's gotta hate something.

By Hook or by Book has another covid-19 report from Alabama.  Don't miss the space station video.

Georgia has a new law to protect the most vulnerable.

Donate here to provide meals for the destitute.

Trump's Axios interview was the crowning spasm of narcissism.

Evidently my concerns about political pressure to rush a covid-19 vaccine approval are shared by experts.

The world would be a better place without billionaires.

A highly-religious culture cannot be an educated one.

Moline Skeptics looks at QAnon.

No, Junípero Serra was not a good guy.

Based on this, the military would not support a Trump coup attempt.

A small South Dakota town looks to be come the next covid-19 hotspot.

Some good tips on voting here.

Knock it off, you jackasses.

Imagine trying to have a rational discussion with people who believe this stuff.

Religion has to get people before they're old enough to think for themselves.

A teacher who voted for Trump realizes her mistake.

Unexpected supporters don't make evil leaders OK.

Even when we have a vaccine, defeating covid-19 will take a lot of work.

The Postal Service is critically important and must be saved.

She has more reason to hate Trump and the Trumpanzees than most do, and isn't shy about saying so.

It starts with corrupted language and ends with self-righteous bullying.

One church service, ninety-one infections.

This person monster exists.

Here's what a real school re-opening would mean.  This case didn't go well.

Only people with correct opinions deserve police protection (seriously, this guy should be fired).

The DHS was established to prevent another 9/11 and 20 years later it's spying on reportersNever trust a government with too much power.

Should parents have the right to inflict religious brainwashing on their children?

Steve Schmidt assesses Trump.

You're right to be angry, but choose your target wisely.

Iowa's Republican governor will punish schools that fail to do their part in spreading covid-19.

This guy launched a smear-and-harassment campaign against critics of the Chinese regime.

This week saw the anniversary of the first electric-chair execution (found via Jerry Coyne).

Never forget what that flag means.

There's a word for what Kushner and Trump did.

Between stupid people and crappy leaders, we're in deep coronaviral shit.

Celebrate the machine that made further world wars impossible.

No, you are not swallowing spiders in your sleep.

Here's an interesting take on cat psychology.

Autism is being over-diagnosed to the point of meaninglessness.

Weird symptoms linger for months after a bout with covid-19.

Artificial antibodies could protect health-care workers until a vaccine is available (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

Herpes could save your life.

Machines can identify birds and the universe is clumping wrong.

Dinosaurs got cancer.

Murderous extreme-right groups are infiltrating Germany's police and military.

Lebanon was in a mess before the explosion.

Dâ'ish (ISIL) lives on in the trauma of its former slaves.

Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bone Sawman is once again threatening a dissident overseas.

Growing numbers of people in Hong Kong have had it with Chinese rule and plan to emigrate.

Namibia has had some success at fighting rhino poaching.

Africa now has over one million confirmed covid-19 cases, and the real number must be far higher given the inadequacy of testing in many countries.

Political apathy is unacceptable.

Tough-on-China Republicans prefer Biden.

It would be almost impossible for Trump to steal the election.

More links here.

[1,298 days down, 164 to go until the inauguration of a real president.]


Blogger Mildred Ratched said...

Now, that's a collection of links and as always I enjoyed them! You know people may not be swallowing spiders in their sleep BUT when I came inside yesterday afternoon after spending all day outside burning limbs that had I had pruned from the trees in my backyard, I sat on my bed and took off my bandana that I had around my forehead to keep the sweat out of my eyes and when I flipped it off along came a spider. One hitched a ride on top of my head. I was so delighted to see a spider crawl across my bed! I hate spiders! I was too tired to squeal like a little girl so I just squashed it. In the words of Trumplethinskin, "It is what it is!"

09 August, 2020 09:33  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

When I read 'the wisdom of Cheeto' I was like WTH? But it's a great way to bring attention to his stupidity and crassness.
I will forever boycott Chick-fil-a. Hate them.


10 August, 2020 03:12  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

Dogs probably do think we're all wearing muzzles because we bit someone.
My daughter plans on decorating the apartment for Halloween. Nothing stops her from celebrating Halloween.

10 August, 2020 08:36  
Blogger Bruce said...

I no longer believe in a deity, but who would be worse, a Mennonite or a libertarian? Belief is not just religious.

10 August, 2020 10:07  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mildred: I'd certainly hate having a spider on me, but from what I hear, every human residence has many of them, just rarely seen. It's not all bad, though. They kill other bugs.

Sixpence: I guess it represents the invasiveness/disrespect of his words. Different people react to the creep in different ways.

Mary: Glad to hear the holiday spirit is indomitable.

Bruce: Depends on the Mennonite, and on the libertarian. Some ideologies can certainly be dogmatic and fanatical, but I contend that religion is especially dangerous because it claims divine origin, meaning it claims absolute certainty.

10 August, 2020 12:43  
Blogger Lady M said...

Ha - that penguin dancing the Pogo to the Sex Pistols just cracked me up.

10 August, 2020 15:32  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I do wonder what he was really doing. Maybe penguins have anarchic nonconformists just like humans do.

11 August, 2020 18:27  

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