04 October 2020

Link round-up for 4 October 2020

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

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Time flies.

Big Moggy is watching you.

Have a few laughs at California, among other things.

It's October, and that means pumpkins!

When you log off, do it in style.

The Vikings were a multi-faceted bunch, but how many were there?

Manitou Springs CO kicks off Halloween season with the Skeleton Craze.

Yes, the Kardashians really are this dumb.

I'm not sure they should reproduce.

Things are so bad even the birds are swearing at us.

Covid-19 testing.....where?

A kitten goes out on Halloween.

There are already Trump-covid jokes.

This odd creature's race against time may spook you just a little.

You're never to old to play with dolls.

Something weird is happening with American pickup-truck design (found via Miss Cellania).

Hans Holbein was a hell of a painter.

Zombification takes several forms.

This is what a wet rat does.

It's spider time, but don't panic.

John Cleese pwns the "woke" assholes.

Trump's treatment for covid-19 has begun.  See how his messaging has evolved through the year.

People have the right to be left alone.

Smithsonian is making millions of digital images available for use by anyone, copyright-free and at no charge.

The founder of the Proud Boys once engaged in self-sodomization to own the libs.

"Trump isn't a billionaire.  He's a clown living on credit."

Atheist activists, stand your ground.

Please, not this idiot again.

Twitter is a failed experiment (found via Fair and Unbalanced).

No art, no poetry, no music, no humanity.

In hard times, remember what makes us human.

Layoffs are on the rise again as the pandemic drags on.

How can the stock market be booming while the real economy is in the toilet?

If you want a "tiny house" but find them unwelcome where you live, this small Texas town may be the place for you.

I think I know the reason for this.

Even booksellers can now be hypocrites.

No, the "Portland sheriff" did not endorse Trump.

Isn't office work dreary enough without making a religion out of it?

RedState warns that Satanists and demons are attacking Trump with black magic on Twitter.  As best I can tell, they're serious.

Brainwashing isn't what you think.

Read a few timely quotes.

Catholic archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò warns that a Trump defeat would mean an apocalyptic "New World Order".

"If you require the affirmation of others to exist, you don’t actually exist."

Back to the 1950s?  Good idea, in some ways.

Shower Cap reviews another chaotic week.

In Oregon, you can be fired for spoiling your co-workers' fun.

Heroic postal workers have been fighting back against DeJoy's sabotage.

Some black Americans are opting out of white-dominated society.

Here's how Democrats should handle the hearings for Coathanger Coney (link from Tengrain).

Will we soon see a campaign to push women back into traditional roles?  It's happened before (found via Silverapplequeen).

"Sextortion" scams are on the rise.

Evangelicals are just looking worse and worse.

Republican leaders confront the consequences of their arrogant covidiocy.

Self-deception feeds on itself.

People who think they're entitled to their own reality are dangerous.

"And you wonder why the world never goes in the direction you want" (must-read).

Parscale's meltdown is the latest manifestation of the toxic masculinity at the core of the MAGA movement.

Decline of the cities:  Columbia Sportswear is the latest major business to pull out of downtown Seattle.

They're not "owning the libs".

Escapees from the QAnon cult describe how its appeal works.

No, Trump is not faking having covid-19.  Clues suggest his condition is more serious than we're being told.  His illness is devastating the Republicans -- but remember the real victims.  Mock Paper Scissors has an overview of the situation.

Trump's efforts to fake working are pitifully feeble.

Who is the real threat?

"China virus" rhetoric correlates with a rise in anti-Asian racism.

Political differences are not just a matter of opinion.

Someday the Trump cult will fade away, but the Trumpanzees will never admit they were conned.

We need to decide whether or not religion has to follow the same laws as the rest of us do.

Republicans have made politics a matter of raw power, not principle.  Remember that when we have the power.

Sign here to help stand up to control-freak cancel culture.

Fundamentalists just can't endure the thought of people living freely outside their taboo system.

The QAnon qrackpots are now menacing a congressman who's trying to get the House to condemn them.

Covid-19 surveys in rural Minnesota have been halted due to the belligerent reactions of the natives.

Legal Feminist responds to Judith Butler (it's long, but the most important part is excerpted here).  More here.

Life in prison for stealing hedge clippers?  Well, it's Louisiana.

Crying is good for you.

We're learning more about how chimpanzees communicate.

Africans have neanderthal DNA just as all other humans do.  And neanderthals had some human DNA as well.

Stars that look close together usually aren't.

Yet again, a violent sexual predator has been put in a women's jailMore here.

Australia's example shows that a culture similar to ours can get covid-19 under control.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has flared up again.  This is an area with a mostly-Armenian population which is part of Azerbaijan due to the way the old Soviet internal borders were drawn.  Religious differences (Armenia is Christian, Azerbaijan is Muslim) don't help.

Indian tech companies hope to break the US giants' dominance, at least in their home market.

India's religio-nationalist government is cracking down on human-rights groups.

Democracy is in danger -- stop being shocked at Trump's behavior and focus on the one thing we can do to save the country.

See reactions to this week's "debate" at CNN, Electoral-Vote, and HackwhackersDarwinfish 2 has his own observations.  For how the right-wingers saw it, see NRO, RedState, and the comments thread here.  Green Eagle has a report from around the wingnutosphere.

Republicans increasingly feel their hold on the Senate is doomed.

Reminder:  Shower Cap blog has an action guide to the Congressional races.

Need more reasons to vote for Biden beyond "he's not Trump"?  Here they are.

Hammer of the Blogs finds grounds for optimism.

We can't change Trump's base, but.....

More links here.

[Image at top:  how a neanderthal might look with modern clothes and grooming]


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Boy, the kitten who went out on Halloween was a real saga, wasn't it! And I LOVE that little film about "The Maker" with its creepy little rabbits!

04 October, 2020 06:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra: The kitten story and the "Maker" video were remarkably effective pieces!

04 October, 2020 07:55  
Blogger dellgirl said...

You have a lot of interesting and thought provoking links here. Some made me stop and think while others just had me shaking my head. Again . . . I couldn't pick a favorite one. Thank you for sharing the interesting insights. Wishing you well, my friend! Stay Safe!

04 October, 2020 18:52  
Blogger Mike said...

Someone should track down that blank piece of paper tRUMP signed and write his resignation above the signature.

04 October, 2020 22:32  
Blogger Lady M said...

Trump being attacked by Satanists on his twitter feed? Egad! What a bunch of losers. How about he is sick because he's an asshole who has been tempting fate since this pandemic began.

I liked the little maker rabbits just like Debra.

05 October, 2020 03:47  
Blogger W. Hackwhacker said...

As always, thank you for the links here and elsewhere! Hope you're hanging in there -- only 29 days to go (not counting mail-in and early voting!)!

05 October, 2020 06:47  
Blogger Martha said...

Always so much fun going through all the links you share! Thank you! And I hope you've been keeping well.

05 October, 2020 08:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Dellgirl: Thanks! Always glad to provoke some thoughts.

Mike: They'd have trouble working in enough spelling mistakes to make it convincing.

Lady M: Yep, no Satanists needed. He's a curse unto himself.

Hackwhacker: And thanks for all the work you do posting about politics! We'll be getting ballots here in Oregon soon.

Martha. Thanks! I've been staying careful.

06 October, 2020 00:51  
Blogger RO said...

Even though I haven't watched the show in years, it's hard to believe that the Kardashians have been televising their lives for 20 years, and have decided to move on. Some of those quotes are truly over the top too!(lol) Hope you're doing well! Hugs, RO

06 October, 2020 02:39  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

The congressional race is also very important! People think it’s just uncle Joe and Cheeto, but no.
Oh, the Kartrashians. Poor, stupid dears. They’re laughing all the way to the bank, too.


06 October, 2020 06:06  

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