Link round-up for 26 February 2017
See a natural but perfect rotating disk of ice.
This makes me a bit concerned -- the best website on the internet has just been sold.
He took all three.
Before exercising, check the room for cats.
Curious bird is curious.
Maybe a two-state solution is best.
This cliché becomes clearer in translation.
Sorry, we can still see you.
Trump wars invade the astral plane! Can we work Cthulhu into this somehow?
How many more must die?
See photos from Boston's "stand up for science" rally (found via Republic of Gilead).
This cloud could scare the shit out of you.
Who should really be doing God's work?
While much of the MSM sinks into cowardly both-siderism, other publications do better.
Have some more baby elephant videos. Then check out these mother bears and cubs.
Even years ago, leftists suffered brutal oppression.
This must be the worst phobia of all -- fear of the universe.
Pat Robertson gets really creepy about Melania Trump (found via Mendip).
Choose your pizza.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad is a fantasy, but still a product of its time. Of course, the present has some issues too.
TERF wars! Fundies have some feminists on their side, but it's not as big of a coup as they think. Mainstream feminism takes a more complex view.
Brane Space debunks the hype about the newly-discovered Trappist-1 planets.
Wingnuts are weird about poison.
Ex-pastor Bruce Gerencser remembers his escape from Christianity and how others have reacted since.
In life-expectancy figures, the US is slipping down out of the First World (found via Hometown USA). More here.
The Muslim fund drive to repair Missouri's vandalized Jewish cemetery has raised more than five times its goal (Linda Sarsour was also one of the organizers of the January 21 Women's Marches -- I suspect we'll be hearing more of her over the next four years).
The bees won't be buzzing off just yet.
An upcoming court case could strike down partisan gerrymandering.
Extremist Christians become what they accuse Muslims of being (found via Republic of Gilead).
Wingnuts can't see the obvious pattern in recent history.
These shameful days must not return. This is not the America earlier generations fought for.
Connecticut authorities go after the victims of racist harassment (found via Mendip).
When religion fights biology within an individual, biology tends to win.
Sexy stuff sells, even if prigs don't like it.
Noahpinion makes his case for why liberals should own guns.
Irish women are fighting back against the malignant remnants of Catholic domination over their society.
It's energy of the best kind!
Reality in Sweden (and the rest of Europe) doesn't match the hype.
Does a high minimum wage drive prices up?
The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi -- they can even be worth cash.
Keep the Syrian refugees out!
These are the countries Americans like most and least.
A Filipina atheist makes a few observations. Read this post too.
Religious priorities are messed up (found via Mendip).
CIA analyst Ned Price explains why he quit rather than work for Trump (found via Politics Plus).
Dimwit wingnuts get pwned at CPAC. Maybe this could actually work. Remember, these are the people to outwit.
Trump may have another problem beyond narcissism. Also, he doesn't know jack about economics. And now he's got another crowd-size issue to bullshit about.
The administration is running like a fine-tuned machine -- specifically, this machine. Or maybe this pickup truck.
Max's Dad sums up the nature of the regime. Here's another nasty character in the inner circle.
Nojo at Stinque looks at Pence's complicity (found via Fair and Unbalanced).
The fox has been confirmed as Secretary of the Henhouse.
Paul Ryan doesn't want to hear from you. Really, none of these turkeys do.
Arizona Republicans plot an attack on the First Amendment.
Experience with lousy management helps to understand Trump.
Be proud of our Democrats, even if they don't get everything right.
A Florida pastor senses the presence of the demonic at Trump's recent rally (actually this stuff is just typical primate aggression). Even RedState shares his revulsion.
The Republican agenda is at odds with US public opinion.
If this is the real ACA "replacement", it's as shitty as we expected. For many, it's a matter of life and death.
America is already great -- our response to Trump proves it. Here's a small example. This resistance movement has staying power (found via Republic of Gilead).