Hemant Mehta talks to atheists who plan to vote Republican in the US presidential election. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/03/04/a-bunch-of-atheists-told-me-why-they-plan-to-vote-republican/
Speaking of which Skepchick, Alex Rudewell looks into whether notable skeptic, Michale Shermer is supporting Donald Trump http://skepchick.org/2016/03/michael-shermer-supports-trump-because-skepticism-is-a-joke/
And while we are in that general space of religion and atheism, Mano Singham has piece about a kind of modern day temple-prostitution. http://freethoughtblogs.com/singham/2016/03/03/should-freedom-of-religion-protect-offers-of-sex-acts/
Moving onto to more SFnal things, Cora Buhlert has her regular Indie Speculative Fiction of the month post http://corabuhlert.com/2016/02/29/indie-speculative-fiction-of-the-month-for-february-2016/
And still at Cora’s a further round up of Nebula Award reactions: http://corabuhlert.com/2016/02/28/yet-more-reactions-to-the-2015-nebula-awards-nominees/
Rachael Acks watched the movie ‘Gods of Egypt’ while drunk and blogged about it for charity. http://katsudon.net/?p=4694 Her write up has a Venn diagram in it which is great but the movie has ‘no wangs’ (as she puts it) which considering this is supposed to be a retelling of the Osiris, Isis, Horus, Set story is a glaring omission. Rather like having a movie of the New Testament and leaving out crosses. Anway, a laugh-out-loud funny review.
Kate Paulk at Mad Genius describes the next steps in Sad Puppy 4 http://madgeniusclub.com/2016/03/03/the-deep-breath-before-the-dive/ The comments go off on a hilarious tangent about how Mad Genius is so much better because they don’t moderate people much unlike File 770 which does because everybody knows that John Scalzi moderates his comments. I simply said ‘Hmmmmmmm’ because raising one’s eyebrows in a way to suggest ‘have you actually thought about what you are saying?’ doesn’t work over the internet.
Best Movie Space Battles at File770 http://file770.com/?p=27831
Thoreau muses on US civil traditions in an essay entitled You can learn a lot from people who sleep with snakes http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2016/03/02/19135
Joanna Cabot at TeleRead discusses the Kylie versus Kylie intellectual property argument http://www.teleread.com/trademark-crazy-who-owns-a-name/