Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daily Blend: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama (addressing the U.N.)
Pres. Barack Obama

The blogging vibe has forsaken me today, so here’s a quick link dump for y’all.

  • President Obama [pictured] enacts whistleblower protection law – then adds signing statement that he’ll ignore any protections that prevent him from targeting whistleblowers. You can’t make this shit up.

  • Creeping Creationism in Colorado.

  • Meanwhile, the ugly and pseudo-historical Creationist branch of racism contaminates Texas schools.

  • Oh, look, it’s a new report about the Catholic Church covering up clerical child abuse for Bill Donohue to splutter in denial about.
    (via Friendly Atheist)

  • Today’s argument against banning assault rifles*: There aren’t that many people being slaughtered by them, and besides, we already tried it once and it really didn’t work, so fuck it, amirite?
    (via The Agitator)

  • Proof that there is an Intelligent Designer, and that it’s totally wasted.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • And finally, random adorable photo time:
    (via @EmergencyPuppy)

    Puppy licking tiger cub’s face
  • If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.

    * Because the linguistic pedant in me refuses to use the term “assault weapons”.