Carnival of the Vanities #149
And here are the submissions for this week's Carnival of the Vanities. As regular readers know, I don't enjoy political blogging, but that's the majority of what was sent to me, so that's what you get. Needless to say I am not in alignment with many of the sentiments expressed. Some entries have been edited for brevity.
|Question: Do YOU, personally, actually look at any of these entries? Or are these Carnivals like the poetry readings where everybody leaves after submitting their own poem? Please comment.|
Steve Pavlina asks: What's the Deal With Fluoride? He's anti-fluoride.
Lumpy, at Lump on a Blog, issues an Open Challenge to the Detractors of Rep. Tom Tancredo
The Artist at The Art of the Blog submits Rhetoric Unbound - More Reps = Nazis BS: "Fisking some of the PlameGate rhetoric...."
Chris Jenkins at DubiousProfundity.com gives us Parody of Life: Redux
At The Nose On Your Face, Buckley Williams suggests The Claim Of French Ancestry Might Assure Judicial Confirmation For Roberts"
Free Money Finance says Stop Smoking, It's Killing the Nation's Finances: "An individual's finances aren't the only ones to suffer when he smokes. It also impacts the entire nation."
Dan Melson of Searchlight Crusade submits an article on Islam, Historical Christianity, and Reform
Brad Warbiany, The Unrepentant Individual, offers in Natural Rights doctrine - the missing piece "a discussion of private property rights as "natural rights", and why we should structure society to protect these rights."
Shamalama of Common Folk Using Common Sense writes in The Dread Pirate Roberts: "The Liberal's last dying grasp on power in Washington D.C. is the United States Supreme Court, which they view as a lawmaking branch of government..."
In Trouble on the Tracks, Ironman of Political Calculations writes: "Amtrak has been highly subsidized for over 30 years - and yet, it's unable to operate profitably on any of its routes. ... some seriously radical restructuring might be in order."
From WILLisms.com comes a complaint entitled Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 115 -- Ubiquitous Polling.
David St Lawrence at Ripples sent Follow your dreams, or else... saying "There is a downside to taking a safer, more conventional course through life. You may not gain the experience you need to handle unexpected changes."
Jack Cluth of The People's Republic of Seabrook sent The weekly meeting of the Union of Unemployed Copy Writers will now come to order.... saying "You just can't make this stuff up...."
coturnix of Science And Politics sent Nationalism Is Not Patriotism
Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah at Koranteng's Toli sent Bullet From A Gun, "a hip-hop photo essay in the vein of South London's vibe. Part II of the London's Got Soul Trilogy."
Brendan Loy at The Irish Trojan's Blog sent Never surrender, a "response to the appeasers and apologists, framed by Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed's comment that I would like to see the Islamic flag fly, not only over number 10 Downing Street, but over the whole world."
Adam Gurri at Sophistpundit sent Last Summer I wrote a book, saying: "Help out an aspiring writer!"
Ashish Hanwadikar at Ashish's Niti sent Bleeding hearts and unintended consequences, asking "Is there anything else that can be done to screw the people in the third-world countries? Is it possible?"
The Palmetto Pundit fumes in
It's Official: Pot Calls Kettle Black! saying "... Did I hear that right? John Kerry wants full disclosure?"
Two Dogs at Mean Ol' Meany sent Those Damn Great Democrats Part V - Barbara Mikulski
Chicken Little at Chicken Fried Life asks in In Vino Veritas: What if would happen if you received - and gave - totally honest answers to questions?
Mark Nicodemo writes This President Can Do Nothing Right
Ahistoricality submits Capsule Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince saying: "No spoilers. Just the facts."
The Right Place presents a satirical Top Secret Democrat Party Strategy Meeting - Exposed!. An excerpt:
BILL BURKETT: Yes, but this is different - very different! After exhaustive research, I have made absolutely certain that the printing style and materials used to create these documents were widely available at the time! They appear 100% genuine! Here, have a look... Burkett hands Senator Kennedy several pieces of paper.
TED KENNEDY: This will never work, you useless imbecile - these are all written in crayon!!!...
Mustang 23 at Assumption of Command says The Iraqis are Making Strides and "I like to make sure people know about it."
Andrew at Dodgeblogium submits Cry Freedom…never more poignant.
Harvey at Bad Example sends A list of interesting, yet completely useless - and probably untrue - information about the state of Delaware.
Steven Couch at BlueStateRed sent John Roberts Nominated to Supreme Court; West Wing Pump-Fakes Nation
Mr. Snitch says in a post on podcasts: "The video iPod is what everyone's expecting from Apple. But full-length movies and music videos aren't what will send sales of this device higher than all previous iPods."
Brian at Musings from Brian J. Noggle presents Historical Perspective: "The last time someone other than Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France..."
Eric Scheie at Classical Values sends My sweetest post yet!
Chuck Simmins at You Big Mouth, You! sends China: Kudlow Favors Central Planners?: "In a jaw dropping essay, Larry Kudlow of CNN infamy, suggests that currency reform belongs in the "to do" list of the West, and not China. In fact, he praises the stability of the yuan for the last decade."
Warren Meyer at Coyote Blog submits Post Title: Physics, Wealth Creation, and Zero Sum Economics: "One of the most dangerous and persistent ideas that drive bad policy is that wealth is somehow zero-sum. This is my refutation of zero-sum economics and wealth creation."
The Watcher of Weaselssends The Nuclear Option
Paul Noonan at The Electric Commentary sends, in a post on the Senate Hearings, "the answers that you (or John Roberts) should give should
you face Senate confirmation hearings."
The Big Picture Guy asks in On Q: "What does the head of R&D have in common with Picasso? Well, for one thing, they are both Q-bists. A post on getting old, on retirement and on right and wrong."
Wayne Hurlbert of Blog Business World submitted Trading spaces: Bartering for business
Perceptions of Israel was sent by Soccer Dad: "How best to make Israel's case to the world."
Greg at Generic Confusion sent Lessons from Family Guy: "The next time the death penalty is debated, I'll pull out this lesson from the cartoon Family Guy."
John Ray of Dissecting Leftism submitted Tuesday Roundup: "links to stories about selective immigration, a huge Greenie fraud, a gun club being sued for lead pollution ..."
From Drew Burchett at Conservative Friends: Staying The Course
From Josh Cohen at Multiple Mentality comes 72 Virgins: "about the concept of getting 72 virgins once you get to heaven."
From Neal Phenes at Et Tu Bloge, submitted "NYT Takes A Side On Unocal Deal- Not Free Trade" but did not include a permalink.
From Mark A. Rayner at The Skwib comes Alternative History Fridays: Impressing Stalin: "Imagining an alternate history of Truman, Stalin and the a-bomb."
Individ sent Natural Foods? Eat my Splenda.
Matt Barr, the New World Man, sends Government as reminder service, saying "New York City wants to track who's got diabetes. Maybe so other people won't catch it!"
DrTony submits Hi, my name is Fred: "I am one of a family of programmable nanobots. ..."
Gina Vescio of A Weight Lifted sent A Modest Proposal
Don Surber sent Amnesty International Denounces Terrorists: "The violence in Iraq has reached the point where liberal groups are demanding that the troops be withdrawn immediately -- the insurgent troops! ..."
And LASTLY, Rick Moran of the Rightwing Nuthouse sent History and Fantasy
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