15 May 2022

Link round-up for 15 May 2022

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

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Giuliani must have booked the flight.

Order from the restaurant menu.

Let the cat take pride in his work.

Damn those beafts to Hell!

Exercise caution when using umlauts.

NFTs are a bad investment these days.

He died for their sins.

What if Russia held an honest military parade?

Pennies are racist.

Don't give my car a fill-up with gas, please.

Be ready for a sudden stop.

It's all a matter of perspective.

The ancient Greeks associated large penises with foolishness (this is why ancient statues tend to have such small ones, by the way).

Turtles save a turtle.

What if Star Wars characters were rational?

Here's the commonest family name in each country.

Good advice, bad truck.

It's just an ordinary morning in Stunt City.

Grocery shopping can be fun, depending on who else is around.

He built a tiny house.

Foreign languages can be confusing.

Such horrendous abuse and oppression.

Modern movies have an overproduced sameness to them.

TV is designed to be addictive.

Watch a difficult rescue of a trapped child.

Trees are more than property.

Sex negativity is best ignored.

Religion is relentlessly hypocritical.

Community is not a spectator sport.  The generation gap is a problem.

This is sex discrimination in language.

No matter what they call it, stealing is stealing.

Haw haw hee hee snicker giggle.....

Amazon is pulling strings all over the internet to silence critics of its upcoming Lord of the Rings desecration.

This is what happens when technology replaces faith.

You've heard of "stolen valor" -- now there's "stolen suffering".

Demand for abortion pills has jumped since the leaked Supreme Court draft.

He found out what workers really want.

Republicans use dehumanizing language about women.

You are allowed to ask questions.

Designing a home around autism means, in part, minimizing the need to make quick decisions.

Woketardia means making excuses for bullies.

It takes a foreigner to grasp the absurdity of American suburbia.

The Catholic Church should mind its own business.

Highway robbery still happens.

There's at least one other "politically homeless" blogger out there.

Your daughter is not a bonsai tree.

Be careful about how to say "abortion" in sign language.

Reality shows mean drama, and drama attracts bullying.

Don't sacrifice your true self for the approval of the group.

"They said the narrow path was the good way....."

The rich aren't very good at making threats.

It's not a good time to be a woman.

Science delivers.

Why are we still not taxing churches?

Activism means doing things, not just posting stuff on the net.

Your ancestors would want you to keep things in perspective.

Even God's prophets fall in love.

A divided America is nothing new.

Women have been making use of abortion for four thousand years (and probably a lot longer).

Death is a miserable prospect.  Comforting lies are not the solution.

This woman was attacked by a mob at one of yesterday's pro-choice rallies.

Islamists fear a "tsunami" of people leaving their religion.

The Roe news has got Republicans talking about rape again, with predictably cringe-inducing results (found via Yellowdog Granny).

Here's a list of big US companies that push religion, if you prefer to avoid that kind of thing.

AO3 volunteers are being harassed with e-mail spam containing child pornography.  It's a lot easier to catch the people doing this kind of thing than they seem to realize.

This is how religious rules should work.

Some companies weren't killed by Amazon -- they committed suicide.

These changes in the terminology used to discuss abortion are probably a good idea.

Lies are ubiquitous -- but censorship is never the answer.

Some Democratic politicians, when shown enough evidence, may be reachable about the reasons why voters are deserting them.

Bloggers Bluzdude, Annie, Paul W, Daal, and SickoRicko assess the end of RoeWill Obergefell be next?

Never say voting doesn't work -- it worked for the right-wingers.

Lady Freethinker is suing YouTube over animal-cruelty videos (you can donate at the link).

To forced-birth fetishists, pregnant women and girls are disposable.

You have no duty to respect a book that insults you.

The Roe crisis is no time for games of make-believe.

This story on privacy protection was apparently censored.

As seen from the UK, the US right wing appears engulfed in religious lunacy.

We need to tax billionaires properly.

The total US covid death toll is at least a million -- see here how many that is.

The baby-formula shortage is due in part to a mass recall, which in turn was necessitated by shocking corporate neglect of safety and hygiene.

Parents will not vote for anyone who supports doing this to their kids.

Working from home helps fight crime.

The "culture war" is really about a campaign to impose Christian supremacy.

From the death of Ginsburg to the Roe leak, public confidence in the Supreme Court has plummeted.

Women's rights are being eroded while feminism is being distracted by wokeness.  Here's how it looks from the UK.  As in so many fields, part of the problem is postmodernism (and horrible writing).

If "gender-affirming" surgery for minors is normalized, the next logical step is pedophilia.

Never forget what the Nazis were really about.

More and more Republican legislators are turning against Ukraine.

Canada and Mexico are preparing to help American women and girls crossing the borders to get abortions.

British doctors compare serving meat in hospitals to handing out cigarettes.

Gender-neutral bathrooms are now becoming the norm in schools in Scotland, forcing girls to avoid using the bathroom entirely.

An Australian breastfeeding support group harasses members for using plain English (but read the comments at the end).  Some Australians are pushing back against thought-policing.

During World War II, the French resistance managed to unify despite diverse political views, a feat that has shaped the country's post-war politics.

A better Supreme Court exists (found via Yellowdog Granny).

The Russian army is in a state of near-rebellionMorale is disastrous and the troops are basically a mob of looters (latter two links found via Earth-Bound Misfit).

The Taliban are forcing Afghan women to submit to the Islamic dress code.

Perfect Number (US blogger in China) reports again on the horribly-mismanaged covid lockdown in Shanghai.

Nigerians respect religion.

More links at Fair and Unbalanced and Miss Cellania.

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My own posts this week:  a new video from The Lone Animator, some brief observations, the need to stop Putin from prolonging the Ukraine war, and a clarification of who I am, and am not.

Blog guarantee of quality:  I promise that this blog will never feature such topics as Wordle, "hipsters", "metrosexuals", video games, the Kardashians, generation X/Y/Z/whatever, royal weddings, celebrity diets, Amber Heard and whatsizname, that guy slapping that other guy on that TV show, or anything beginning with a lower-case "i" followed by a capital letter.


Blogger SickoRicko said...

I was so happy that turtle got turned upright! You are such a wealth of many different things.

15 May, 2022 14:41  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I was really surprised that the others all swam over to help. I didn't know turtles did that.

15 May, 2022 14:49  
Blogger Daal said...

I've long seen tv as a total time suck -- as the internet can be... I work hard to keep my time (& money, etc) as my own, but even staying aware of how cunning tv, internet sites with advertisers, food business, & on e & on can be, it's not easy

thanks for including my post on this list

wishing you a good week

15 May, 2022 21:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to know that this person exists .

“Agriculture… is the end of the world” (137, emphasis added). Hence [Lierre] Keith’s solution to this crisis: to reduce the human population by more than 90 percent, and to replace crop cultivation with a virtuous mix of hunting-gathering and small-scale animal husbandry.

We might have found someone worse than Nazis. Yecch.

15 May, 2022 21:50  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Daal: I don't deny there are things of value on TV, but there is only so much time in the day, and most of what's good on TV will eventually show up on YouTube or whatever anyway. Those "binge-watch" series mentioned in the post sound like the equivalent of today's soulless $200 million special-effects-filled Hollywood blockbusters, churned out on an assembly line purely to make money.

Thanks for your post. Recounting your own abortion history takes guts, especially these days, but it's important to express the need for abortion in terms of the hard facts about individual personal cases, not the kind of airy abstractions the enemy prefers to dwell on.

Anon: I have long held that those freaks who demand a drastic reduction of the human population, because they believe in the supremacy of nature or in "overpopulation" or whatever, are indeed worse than Nazis. The Nazis eliminated millions, these people want to eliminate billions.

My own objections to eating meat and other animal products are mainly about human health, though the cruelty involved in factory farming is certainly also an issue.

Lierre Keith's nonsense is debunked here (third video).

15 May, 2022 23:13  
Blogger Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Sorry for the wide off topic, but does anyone have a simple way to add an iphone video to a blogpost on blogger? Thx

16 May, 2022 12:13  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

turtles fucking rock

17 May, 2022 09:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Pliny: I don't know anything about that, but your comment is here in case someone else does.

Granny: Turtles fucking a rock? Well, I suppose they might mistake a rock for another turtle.....they have really good eyesight, though.

17 May, 2022 09:42  
Blogger Martha said...

Another wonderful assortment of links but my favourite this week has to be that turtle link! I LOVE how the other turtles helped that poor thing that was turned upside down. How cool!

20 May, 2022 11:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It's remarkable behavior. I never knew turtles did that kind of thing.

20 May, 2022 12:07  

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