Link round-up for 2 April 2017
Make a cross, or something.
Quite a service indeed.
None of these people should be reproducing anyway.
It's Sunday -- get ready for church.
Enjoy the plaintive musical whining of Emo Trump, and this unusual duet -- but skip this clarinet recital. Speaking of music, here's some smooth carrot for your soul. Carrots also have other uses, apparently.
I didn't know it was possible to get so worked up about cooking.
Expect the unexpected.
Demonic beings dwell among us.
Apparently they took his brain too.
What if "the rapture" were a typo?
Right away you just know this isn't real (found via Yellowdog Granny).
Have some more elephant videos.
Gee, poor conservatives.
In 1850 a French scholar proposed an imaginative, but extremely ridiculous, system of high-speed communication using snails (found via Mendip).
The creator of one of the world's most iconic flags has died.
Any sufficiently-advanced technology is
Trump needs a superhero name (I suggest The Orange Lantern or The Incredible Sulk).
Meet an unusual underwater artist.
A polished floor can be so frustrating.
Don't buy a used car -- or anything -- from these people.
We need better demons.
God does not change (found via Yellowdog Granny).
Yes, "Barry Soweto". But seriously, "Jewbers"?
Fundies are programmed to feel persecuted by reality (found via Tell Me Why the World Is Weird).
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Somebody actually found a use for Ken Ham's stupid fake ark.
This person exists.
Religious taboo "morality" inculcates blind robotic obedience.
Why aren't young people having more children?
Maybe someday my blog will be prominent enough to attract this problem.
Clues emerge in a very old unsolved murder case.
We've just observed a cliff collapse. On a comet. If only Galileo had lived to see these times!
This idea isn't as good as it looks at first.
Clean energy now creates far more jobs than fossil fuels (found via Politics Plus). But some people want to turn back the clock.
Genetic therapy scores another first -- a full cure of sickle-cell anemia (found via TYWKIWDBI).
Pictures from the early days of astronomical photography are still helping us understand the universe.
One recent astronomical observation proved disappointing.
This exists, whatever the hell it is.
Here's a good resource on giving up meat and other animal products, and why you should.
"America wasn't built by the stupid." Speaking of which, why are we spending money on this nonsense?
People forget how different this country was just a half-century ago. Nostalgic Republicans want to give parents of unmarried adult women control over their abortion decisions.
North Carolina's anti-gay law, if left in place, will cost the state almost $4 billion. The "repeal" now under way is a scam. But the resistance there has great potential.
There are people who actually consider this to be evidence of something.
Paying taxes doesn't win acceptance, apparently.
Bruce Gerencser looks back on the near-slavery of life as an Evangelical pastor, and how leaving Christianity has affected his relationship with his children.
Alabama pursues a bizarre last-ditch strategy against gay marriage.
Some people genuinely support free speech, others don't.
Nature offers a rainbow of fire. Here's the right way to have your own fire.
Time to consider a VPN. Here's another self-defense option (found via Mendip). Also, fight back in kind. We can still win.
Be very suspicious of any website that calls you out for using Adblock.
Evangelicals have a dangerous blind spot about crimes by their clergy.
Amish culture is just as depraved and abusive as any other "traditional values" culture (both found via Republic of Gilead, who responds to a Baptist pastor pushing the Amish as a model).
A new adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale provokes some interesting reactions from Trumpanzees.
Shocking Evangelical views on rape reflect the Biblical concept of God.
Pope Francis cuts molesting priests too much slack.
American farmers need illegal Ukrainian software to repair their own tractors, due to the manufacturer's assholeosity.
Here's a distillery that has greenhouses.
The Iraqi government resists recognizing the Kurdish presence in Kirkuk. This is going to mean trouble.
This is what happens when religion and politics aren't separated. Frankly, so is this (found via Yellowdog Granny).
Barbaric country is barbaric.
The ACA survived because it moved the Overton window. Local news also deserves some credit -- and activists have earned the right to be proud too.
Democrats must not retreat on abortion. It's a core issue.
Blogger The Rogue Feminist discovers a new anti-depressant.
It's a gift from God!
Republicans' next project is tax "reform", but they need to decide whether the richest 1% should get 50.8% of the tax-cut benefit -- or 99.6% of it (no, that's not a typo).
There are two health-care systems that can "work", and we're trying to decide where to hover between them. Hometown USA has a round-up of links -- don't miss the Taiwan one!
No surprise here -- Trumpism has made life less secure for American Muslims. It's also devastating our tourism industry.
One party is for us, the other is against us. One President was capable, the other is not.
Gerrymandering, the cause of the Republicans' grip on the House, may also be the root of their incompetence.
Trump's to-do list is a mixed bag. He can get away with rejecting reality, but not with abandoning wingnuttery.
Maxine Waters is pulling no punches these days. Nor is Dick Cheney(!) Restoring civility won't be easy, nor is it really the priority now.
Even a lot of Republicans don't like Trump's budget. Yes, they will turn against him eventually. Wingnut-on-wingnut warfare is escalating.
We have leverage. Let's use it.
Elections have consequences. So does reality.
Arab-Americans draw on experience fighting colonialism for the fight against Trumpism.
This is what we missed having, and these are some of the people responsible.
[72 days down, 1,389 days to go until the inauguration of a real President!]