18 October 2020

Link round-up for 18 October 2020

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

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Virtual meetings are basically modern séances.

Cats, cats, cats.

Take these jokes out on the road.

This is parrot-shaming.

Debra She Who Seeks observes Canadian Thanksgiving.  Also, meet her new neighbors.

It's a horseshoe.


Entering season.

A shocking assault takes place in broad daylight (slightly NSFW).

This chess game will hold your attention.

Do you wanna build a snowman?

Every picture tells a story, of some sort.

Be a modern witch.

Don't miss Lady M's Halloween graveyard.

I suspect Satan owns a controlling interest in this bank.

Very disappointing how Stephanie turned out.

He invited his cat into the hammock.

Converting kids' animal drawings to photorealistic pictures produces a menagerie of monstrosities.

It's alive!

Don't use activated charcoal in food (people do that???).

There are Halloween movies for every taste.

Esme's Cloud features some disquieting art.

Some decent writing tips here.

I hereby baptize you in the name of the Lord!

"Being a Canadian right now....."

Airline pilots have a disruptive effect on hospitals, apparently.

Tumblr is basically dead.

This would take 2,300,000 years.

A tough woman in a tough world.

Biggest rat ever (it's true -- I looked it up).

On YouTube, watch out for this.


One priest managed to make church fun (found via Notes to Ponder).

"You'd be prettier if you smiled" (seriously, this is cool).

Remember the HMS Otranto disaster at the end of World War I.

I don't think the Village People would have approved of this.

The wingnuts are too dumb to carry out another civil war.

These people exist, and they can't stand the fact that we exist.

Stop picking fights with allies -- there are enemies out there, dangerous ones.

A new book explains why, if nature has an intelligent designer, he must be a monster.

"But Trump is a perfect specimen."  Compare and contrast.

Maybe SpaceX was never about Mars.

The anti-Semites are throwing a fit about Gal Gadot again.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.  But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

Postal workers in Maine undo DeJoy's sabotage.

Preachers lie about the Christian Heaven.

It's the Republicans who have been packing the courts (including at the state level).  We're entitled to use every legal means to reverse their abuse of the process.  Their bitching about it is just another example of their bottomless hypocrisy.  If Democrats get a mandate to move the country forward, we can't allow one wingnutized and corrupted institution to stand in the way.

I keep telling people, don't use Google for searches.  It's dangerous and there are alternatives.

A new film documentary chronicles Trump's bungling on covid-19.

Don't confuse symbols with substance.

She's seen some changes (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Bari Weiss is the kind of journalist we need more of, and that the MSM keeps giving us less of.

Republicans aren't what they used to be.

Dive deep down the rabbit hole of the wingnut mind.  There are people out there who believe this stuff, and they vote.

Oregon is shutting down its only coal-fired power plant.

Read one of the real stories of abortion which belies the forced-birth fetishists' airy abstractions.  If you want to reduce abortion, here's what works.

This time, don't listen to the Russians.

Religious leaders remain at the forefront of spreading covid-19.

Telling the truth is not "phobic".

To the fundamentalist, no matter what you do, it's never good enough.

Maybe Trump is just becoming boring.

Decline of the cities:  An armed mob in Portland vandalized the Oregon Historical Society (among other locations) and threatened and attacked people trying to video them.  They also stole and dumped this.  Our mayor has been pretty much useless, but his opponent in the election is.....this.

Forcing people to kowtow to delusion is dangerous.

The Trumpanzees are an interfaith death cult.

The Propaganda Professor examines conspiratardia (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

This is the Christian God's idea of justice.

Detailed overview here of the changing politics of the southwest.

The FBI has thwarted an anti-Jewish terrorist attack in Colorado.

Never, ever accept this as normal (found via Octoberfarm).

As the pandemic worsens, Americans double down on doing the wrong things.

Etsy bans "promoting hatred", except against people it disapproves of.

In New York City at least, religious nuts have to follow the same laws as everyone else.

Darwinfish 2 debunks a comprehensive list of Trumpanzee talking points.  Part 2 is here.

The issue with Coathanger Coney is all about religion.  She isn't so good on civil rights either.  Democrats can't stop her confirmation, but they can make Republicans pay a price.

Hey police, the militia crazies are not your friends, or anybody's.  They're very good evil and deranged people.

"Pro-life" is a euphemism for increasingly ghastly cruelty.

"That high-road shit only works when your opponent has a conscience."

There's some history behind the location Trump chose for his Monday rally.

Here's a particularly horrifying example of the Catholic Church's claim to be a law unto itself.  It's a criminal organization, period.

Trump's corruption is unprecedented in the presidency.

Being even moderately overweight increases the danger if you get covid-19.  Explore your options.

Making icebergs to fight global warming could actually help.

Some animals do information processing outside their brains (as humans do, when we use computers).

Male ginkgo trees produce motile sperm that develops from pollen.  If you inhale ginkgo pollen, that tree is basically cumming in your nose.

Canada wisely keeps its border closed with the disease-wracked US.

Most US meat is contaminated with dangerous bacteria, raising concerns about possible imports into the UK.

Ireland is phasing out the influence of the Catholic Church from its schools.  Don't erase Irish women's history.

In Germany, resistance to change is making the Catholic Church irrelevant.

Islamist filth lash out at free expression, again.  Others remember Samuel Paty.

Harris's VP run stirs interest across the world's largest democracy.

Uyghur women released from concentration camps in Xinjiang still end up in forced labor.  The regime's brutal policies come from the very top.

The US isn't the only country with a police brutality problem.

Trump is losing because he's losing women (found via Mock Paper Scissors).  He rages at his own toadies for failing to produce a magic bullet.

Here's a simple guide to how people will actually vote.

We could easily know the result on election night -- if Biden wins.

There's a moral to remember in Trump's covid-19 infection (found via Yellowdog Granny).  And it may have damaged his mystique more than we realize.

If you care about your future, vote for it.

Most Jewish Americans support Biden -- but the ultra-religious back Trump.

Church Militant's Michael Voris knows which side he's on.  Watch to the end to see how nutzoid these people really are.

They have their parades, we have ours.

Republicans' frenzy about confirming Coathanger Coney shows they know they're going to lose big (found via Silverapplequeen).

The Russians are trying to mess with the election again, with Giuliani's helpInternet wingnuts make a mountain out of a fake molehill.  If you think Giuliani's story is at all credible, read thisAnd this.

Here's another enemy talking point.  Don't be fooled.

Republican senators are scrambling to distance themselves from the doomed Trump.  Again, don't be fooled.  For four years they've enabled him at every turn.  They're just getting desperate now because they realize they're on a sinking ship.  Recent polls look very promising -- but will only be fulfilled if we vote.

More links here.

[1,368 days down, 94 to go until the inauguration of a real president.]


Blogger Esmeralda Cloud said...

I'm pleased to make your list for a third time sir. Thank you. Very interesting links you collect here as well.

- Esme waving from her Cloud

18 October, 2020 04:59  
Blogger Martha said...

Another great round of links! The one with the conversion of kids' animal drawings to photorealistic pictures...holy moly...that is something!

18 October, 2020 05:50  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ha ha, you go, Wednesday Addams!

18 October, 2020 07:03  
Blogger Paul W said...

You know what's worse about the incoming wingnut storm?

They're all driving PT Cruisers. /headdesk

P.S. thanks for the links

18 October, 2020 07:28  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

That chess game was great!
I love gargoyles. Ever since that old I think it was a movie in the 80's called Gargoyles, I've liked them. Oh and don't forget the cartoon. That was a great one too.
I've never understood the fascination with charcoal drinks. Yeah, it's black but I doubt it tastes good.
Big rats. I would probably try to pet a large rat. Better bring lots of yogies.

18 October, 2020 11:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just a heads up:

Bari Weiss invented "The Intellectual Dark Web" - we probably don't need much more of that kind of "both siderism"

18 October, 2020 12:58  
Blogger Bruce.desertrat said...

The Badgerpede is really something!

18 October, 2020 14:06  
Blogger Lady M said...

Well at least the Priest who made church fun was not diddling a child. I mean they were all consenting adults so yeh - that's fun!

18 October, 2020 16:59  
Blogger Victor said...

Great list again, Infidel!

I want to tell you the first thing that popped into my weird mind while reading about there being rats the size of hippo's a few million years ago:
I can see an ancient version that cartoon cat, Sylvester, telling his boy, Sylvester Jr., about how great a "mouser" his old man was when he was younger!

And then the plot moves along, and Sylester gets his butt kicked by that giant rat, and his son, standing there with a paperbag over his head, saying, "Oh father. The shame... What will the other children say when the find out about this?"

I hated Tweety, and loved Sylvester!

18 October, 2020 18:35  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Esme: And thanks for your post!

Martha: They're weirdly disturbing, like mutants.

Debra: That guy sure messed with the wrong girl.

Paul: Wish they were all driving boats in a boat parade, glub glub.

Mary K: I do wonder where the idea of gargoyles came from. They're sort of like demons, but not exactly the same.

I wouldn't be surprised if charcoal is carcinogenic. And petting a rat might be a tad risky when it's the size of a car.

Anon: I don't know what you're referring to, but the post I linked to speaks for itself.

Bruce: Like something from Chernobyl, maybe.....

Lady M: Better than the airplane "baptizer" for sure.

Victor: Thanks. Not really shameful for Sylvester under the circumstances, though. The mind reels to imagine a cat proportional to such a rodent, who would be able to take it on normally.

18 October, 2020 20:43  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Love that photo of Uncle Joe. LOL
And I had no idea. People are drinking activated charcoal now? It may go with the modern Zoom seances, no?
And the Repugs need to go down with Cheeto. They're enablers, blinded by power steeping as low as to aid the Ruskies. Trash.
That list of movies? Yes, please! I was just wondering about what to watch today...


19 October, 2020 08:42  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

ydg thanks you....

19 October, 2020 10:00  
Blogger dellgirl said...

I should have known to be ready for a surprise, knowing you. But, when I clicked on the horseshoe . . . well, what can I say?! Debra's new neighbors would send me packing, I'd be out of there licktey-split! These are great, I enjoyed it.

19 October, 2020 21:22  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Sixpence: If people keep eating stuff with carbonized crap in it, we're gonna need a séance to get in touch with them.

The Republicans are forever the Party of Trump. They are defined by their cowardice and failure to stand up to a would-be dictator.

JackieSue: Thanks for assembling all that stuff!

Dellgirl: It's a strange concept for a shoe, but fashion is weird these days. And those neighbors might throw a pretty good party. You'd just have to find out first in which sense they wanted to have you for dinner.

20 October, 2020 01:52  
Blogger Mike said...

I get so busy trying to look at all the links I forget to come here and comment. Lots and lots of good ones.

20 October, 2020 08:32  

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