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Weekend link dump for March 11

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad month.

Sinead O’Connor was way ahead of her time, wasn’t she?

“[O]ur medical system is an octopus riding a donkey riding a skateboard into a sadness quarry.”

“Real prophets are always also pastors. And real pastors are always also prophets. They care for the wounded, the vulnerable, the excluded and the powerless and, because they care for them, they angrily condemn the powerful predators who wound, weaken and exclude.”

You go, Sharon Simmons. You’d easily be the best thing about the Dallas Cowboys.

Sorry, but Ken Mehlman has a lot more amends to make before I feel any sympathy for him.

I’ve said this before about Fred Clark, but it is also true that in a just world Ta-Nehisi Coates would be syndicated to every op-ed page in the country.

How soon is too soon?

Meet the woman who first reported the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

How to learn how to program if you don’t want to actually learn how to program. Item #3 was very true for me in my (limited) experience.

There’s a fine art to the non-apology apology. Speaking of which, you can send an email to the Armed Forces Network telling them that they should respect their female service members and drop Limbaugh’s show.

I sure hope there’s a pro-choice reawakening going on, because we really need it.

Sadly, a credible threat of violence is often an effective means of bringing about change.

It is kind of comforting to know that her brief tenure as GOP Presidential nominee frontrunner did not change Michelle Bachmann at all.

“The only thing I want to hear from a Bishop is the phrase ‘I’m sorry'”.

It’s possible there have been uglier, more hateful editorial cartoons printed in mainstream publications than this one, but if so I don’t want to know about them.

You can thank Jerry Falwell for the modern Republican Party, if “thank” is the right word.

The effect of the moon on the sinking of the Titanic.

“[Sen. Olympia] Snowe’s career proved that it’s entirely possible to steer clear of the party line without upholding any particular notion of the public good.”

RIP, Leslie Cochran. Austin is a little less weird today.

There’s a very simple reason why college basketball attendance is down.

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