Link round-up for 16 April 2017
The sight of Kushner in Iraq inspires derisive captions.
Punctuation matters. So does headline placement.
Ignore stupid advice.
United Airlines inspires new mottos and a training video -- and hasn't learned anything (found via Mendip). But another airline shows a rather different side.
LiveJournal just gets worse -- and the exodus is under way.
Jesus is watching.....something.
There's a lot more to the original story of Beauty and the Beast.
Ted Cruz wants the government to stop you from wanking (found via Mendip).
How people dress can tell us whether they're dangerous.
Wolves are bigger than you think.
Beware of falling rocks.
Here are some fun facts about Roman poets.
Go to Hel.
Art has a birth and an afterlife.
Ghost in the Shell opens at #1 in China and Japan, where nobody gives a rat's ass about "whitewashing".
Which Odyssey character should you fight?
See the first color photo ever taken (from commenter Blurber).
Here's a summarized history of religion. At least it gives us a clear standard of right and wrong.
Gay marriage is Hitler. Lincoln is Hitler. Oh, and secularism is Hitler.
My home city commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050 (found via Politics Plus).
Which life matters?
Pence and Trump step up the war on women. Next, the war on drugs.
This one cartoon pretty much sums up modern US conservatism (found via Yellowdog Granny).
A lot of people liked that Jenner Pepsi ad, especially minorities.
Andrew Sullivan these days is just tiresome.
Here's how to explain awkward stuff to your kids (found via Tell Me Why the World Is Weird).
There's a way to beat one of the nastiest computer viruses.
Two moons in the outer solar system constitute our best chance of finding alien life.
Artificial intelligence is getting so advanced, we no longer quite understand how it works (found via Love Joy Feminism). Don't miss the creepy computer-generated art.
Brane Space looks at automation and Basic Income (I wrote about the same issue here).
The first protest in space has a worthy target.
Here's an interesting little story from Eisenhower's days as a general.
Christianity's gruesome mythology inures people to horror.
There is no evidence (found via Yellowdog Granny).
If you wanted nice gay people.....
Kudos to New Mexico, but how could people ever do this?
Jerry Coyne debunks the "atheism is like a religion" drivel. More of his pithy debunking here.
Not sure if SJW is the right term, but the mentality in the second column does exist.
Explore the wacky world of Republican sex.
I found this discussion of the internet's democratizing effect on art rather interesting.
Scottish dialect thrives on Twitter (this must startle people who learned English as a second language).
Which one looks like a First World society?
Islamists in southern Russia are putting gays in concentration-camp-like prisons.
NATO is standing up to Russia. Putin seems to be getting buyer's remorse.
This was Syria (like I remember it). This is the five-sided civil war Trump wants to try and straighten out. Let's hope he at least pays attention to precedent. Here's why Obama didn't attack (found via Progressive Eruptions).
Al-Jazeera and the New York Times assess likely effects of the MOAB superbomb in Afghanistan.
This analysis argues that war with North Korea is unlikely (from Kevin Robbins).
Trump can't even run a resort hygienically -- and he hosts foreign leaders there! He's soliciting ideas for the wall -- send in yours!
Here's a possible winning issue for Democrats.
Green Eagle keeps up with the latest Republican craziness. They're turning their nihilistic obstructionism against their own side.
Opposing everything is the wrong way to stop Trump (and no, it's not what worked for the Republicans).
Democrats just scored some successes in local elections in Illinois.
A Holocaust survivor has a message for Spicer. But he's just what Trump deserves (found via Tell Me a Story).
A Republican lawsuit threatens ACA subsidies (check out the map of which states would suffer most), but people know where the blame lies.
You know those county-by-county election maps the wingnuts love, which show most of the country red? Here's a more honest one (for 2012) showing population density.
[Image at top found via Crazy Eddie]