25 December 2022

Link round-up for 25 December 2022

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

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His attack was defeated.

New Witch has an up-to-date version of the story of Jesus.

Ride 'em, cowboy!

More Christmas cartoons here.  NSFW ones here.

He's moving house today.

Black cats aren't so evil.

Make the kids behave.

There was no other way to solve this problem.

Everyone gets a Christmas sweater.

Cats face a challenge.

Amusing wildlife photos here.

Even Santa faces a labor stoppage due to bad working conditionsNo more games.

Bad dog.

Here are some more-honest Trump NFTs (link from Carol Seidl).

Bring your kids to meet him!

Get back in your box, and no backtalk.

Every car should have this vital feature.

This Santa brings what the kids really want.

Animals are weird.

Old TVs were weird.

These drivers weren't ready for the snow and ice.

He can preserve his food without buying a freezer.

St Malo, France, is not a good place to own beachfront property.

Now this is snowplowing.

Catch up with the year in French humor.

This is the best optical illusion I've ever seen.

Surreal art of decay here.

Ukraine graciously returns the warship Moskva to Russia.

Shrooms take over.

For an expert, magic comes easy.

Impressive space-themed art here.

Christmas is an intrusive presence.

This exists.  No, I don't know what it is.

Once, several years ago, I too came damn close to doing this before I realized what was about to happen and screwed the cap back down.  I still get the willies thinking about it.

This is where lions used to be, and now are.

Starlings are startling.

This is Amsterdam in 1922, the year of a historic election.

Images of the year here from the James Webb telescope.

There's hope for treatment of "long covid".

The current covid booster shot is highly effective.

Bruce Gerencser is soliciting guest posts for his blog, especially if you have a story of deconversion from evangelicalism.

Christmas in Ukraine has changed.

Darwinfish 2 reviews the new Avatar sequel, as well as Kari Lake's post-election tantrums.

The New York Times was stupid enough to do this.

Green Eagle identifies a dangerous mental syndrome.

Full speed ahead!

Christmas is not Christian (I posted on this here).

This kid is too smart for such a dumb story.

Movies are sinful!

A totalitarian ideology dominates academia through fear.

Avoid banking at Wells Fargo.

Surveillance technology is creepy and Orwellian.

When the end comes, each one will meet it in his or her own way.

Big-company CEOs in the US make more money in seven hours than the average US worker earns in a year.

Moderation wins elections; radicalism loses.

Religio-wingnuts recoil from Trump and Lake for being too tolerant of gays.

We all know that asshole harassers like this guy exist.  The interesting part, though, is how easily he was caught once people with computer expertise started investigating.  Other would-be harassers should take note.

Bible-based racism is deep-rooted in the US, and persists; read the comments too.

Respect is a matter of attitude, not fetishistically avoiding taboo words.

New York's state Senate needs to stop this judge.

The Twitter debacle has merely revealed who Elon Musk really is.

Oregon's outgoing governor took a huge, steaming dump on the graves of murder victims by commuting the sentences of all 17 of Oregon's death-row inmates to life in prison, setting her own personal moral squeamishness above the law, the courts, and the will of the voters.  And contrary to initial reports, some of them might even get parole.

Trump and Trumpism represent a long-established malignancy.

After some assholes ran out on their restaurant check, the manager tried to make the waitress pay what they owed.

Libertarians can't be trusted on healthcare.

"Not being racist is more racist than being racist."

Democracy-hating, pro-Putin wingnuts show their true colors during Zelensky's visit.

Abortion rights were a decisive issue in the 2022 election, and will be so in future elections.

Some are calling for Trump to be let off the hook.  They're wrong.

The MSM are finally starting to tell the truth about gender ideology, including surgery on minors.

Afghans who helped the US are again being left in limbo.  Others who might consider helping us in the future will remember this, and likely decide it's just too risky.

After the UK's "Society of Authors" failed to stand up for free speech, writers form a new and tougher union.

In Scotland, Ionesco's Rhinoceros is becoming reality.

Here's some background on the conditions that led to the UK nurses' strike, written by a former ambulance crew member.

British civil servants push back against indoctrination.

Australia wants people to be careful around trams.

So now they're literally throwing shit.

Help Ukraine win as quickly as possible.  The longer the war drags on, the more things could go wrong.

Russian troops in Ukraine increasingly suffer friendly-fire deaths, due to incompetence and rivalries between units.

Aid to Ukraine is not charity -- it's the best investment we can make in our own national security (note that only the first 3½ minutes is about Ukraine).

In addition to Patriot missiles from the US, Ukraine is getting a similar system from France and Italy.

Ukraine formerly had nuclear weapons, but gave them up in 1996 for security guarantees which have since turned out to be worthless.  Don't expect other potential nuclear states to make the same error.

Democracy and freedom don't always win, but they're inherently strong where authoritarianism is inherently weak.

She was abducted, raped, murdered, and dumped in the street.  No point calling the police -- this was Iran, and it was the police that did it.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban have banned women from the universities, and are arresting and beating those who protest.  Afghan men too are protesting.

Last month's massive protests in China were largely women-led, after years in which the regime had been rolling back earlier progress toward equality of the sexes.

More links at Angry Bear, WAHF, and Fair and Unbalanced.

My own posts this week:  an image round-up, a video on colonizing Mars, and some seasonal music.

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Today marks twenty-four days since railway workers were robbed of their right to strike for paid sick leave.  Issue the executive order, Biden!

[Image at top found via Cas d'intérêt.]


Blogger Jack said...

Thanks for the mention. Enjoy the day!

25 December, 2022 06:15  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

I'm glad you didn't take today off! :-)

25 December, 2022 11:08  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I've seen some truly hideous Christmas sweaters but some are really cute. The Christmas cartoons are funny.

Happy holidays.

25 December, 2022 11:59  
Blogger Martha said...

Fun round-ups! I hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend.

25 December, 2022 16:35  
Blogger Daal said...

whew! I needed to go back to the funnies after the ending ones -- hoping 2023 brings sanity & good things...

26 December, 2022 12:38  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Jack: Thanks for the post!

Ricko: Can't think of any reason why I would do that.....

Mary K: I wouldn't want to be the one to tell a T-rex his sweater was ugly.

Happy holidays.

Martha: Thanks -- I do try to make them fun.

Daal: Such is the nature of the world -- if we didn't have things to laugh at, we'd go crazy.

27 December, 2022 00:21  

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