Number One Thirteen.
Why on earth is a foodie hosting this wordie event?
Because man does not live by bread alone. Yep, that's poor, but by golly, it's true. I'm one of those bloggers who wants everybody to meet my friends. I've got all these blogs and a bunch of different people reading different blogs. I figure it's about as cool as it can possibly be to present variety at its best!
Do we love blogs and bloggers? Oh, yes, we certainly do!
We've got just a list here; no theme or wry bon mots. Please go and read our buds; that's what this event is all about. Copied and pasted in order recieved. Thanks for your cooperation in this not-quite-stylish event; my dad died and I've got a funeral home appointment later today.
The Raving Atheist
Interview with Sam Harris "The Raving Atheist teams with three other godless bloggers in grilling author Sam Harris ("The End of Faith") about his position on mystical, but allegedly non-religious, spiritual experience."
Affirmative Action VII: Sidebar on Reparations
This post interrupts a series on affirmative action to
consider an argument for reparations based on slavery from Bernard
Boxill but based entirely on Locekan principles. The argument seems
to go through even on the assumptions of politically conservative and
moderate black thinkers such Thomas Sowell and John McWhorter, once a
couple of objections are dealt with, but the kind of reparations
required required by the argument need not be much more than many
people (including McWorter) already want to do on other grounds.
Watcher of Weasels: I'd like to submit the following post for your consideration
Looking to add the prizes for the Dead Pool to the week's roundup:
For those of you heading to Canada, here's something for your to-do list...get Canada to stop dumping raw sewage into its rivers, lakes, and oceans. The Victoria BC area alone dumps over 26 million gallons of raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean each day; it's a supposedly modern city that lacks a sewage treatment plant. Victoria screens the sewage to keep the bigger solids (from grit to man-made things) out of the water, and it makes industrial activities like dry cleaners capture their hazardous wastes on site...
A black liberal columnist implies that if Bush doesn't pander to blacks with "black issues", he's shirking his duty to "serve all." The columnist is wrong, of
course, and I tell him why.
Hollywood hunkers down as the Dark Ages, or so they imagine, begin.
Steve: Blog D'Elisson
"You Say You've Got a (R)evolution" - We don't really live in Moron Central, but the national media may have you believing differently.
Here's my COTV submission. Thanks:
But Does He Like Naked Statues?
The Geneva Conventions are quaint,
Said Gonzales. A scholar, he ain't.
But he's Dub's nominee
For the post of AG,
Where no doubt he will rule sans restraint.
The Classical Values Eleven Rules of Etiquette for Commenters.
Please find below submissions for SEVEN different blogs (NOT seven
submissions for one blog)
Condi in 2008
I predict Condoleeza Rice gets the Republican nod in 2008
One of the unique things about the United States is its lack of groups that
commit terrorist acts that disrupt our lives. We have our Eric Rudolphs and
Ted Kuzinskis, and our SDS and ALF. But they don't capture the notice that
groups in smaller First World countries do. Maybe it's because we are such a
large country. In part, it's because we don't have any serious separatist
movements. And, in great measure, it's because we routinely accept a level
of violence that would not be tolerated in other nations and would be called
terrorism by them.
Pietro -- Generosity
Think the south doesn't carry its own weight? Charitably speaking, that notion just don't fly.
See that you're listed as hosting Carnival of the Vanities....so here's an entry:
"Reviewing currently modish ideas on childcare, Tim comes up with a truly radical and progressive idea."
Homelessness Report - Meanest Cities In summary, if a city has laws to prevent
vagrants from turning the community into a toilet, chances are the city will be ranked high on the "mean scale."
WAL-MART WORLD A whirlwind tour of a neighborhood Wal-Mart Supercenter...
I note from Silflay Hraka that you are hosting the Carnival of the
Vanities this week. I would like to submit, from my blog Caerdroia
a post on how Democrats are coming to see Federalism as a good thing after their election loss, and what can be done to improve our system because of this.
When I was a child, I was often told that "virtue is its own reward." I can't say that I acted much on that as a child, but the saying has a point that came to mind when I saw the headline of Chirac's admonishment to Blair. Chirac announced that Blair has gained nothing by supporting Bush, apparently wanting to influence British opinion against Blair.
The Gleeful Extremist slams Jacques Chirac for denigrating England's support of the U.S.
Finally, from your hostess: my dad's obit at the DesertLight Journal. He taught me to love and respect men; which is why I work so hard in fighting the feminists and their campaign to make men second-class citizens. Our fathers, brothers, and sons are worthwhile human beings that don't deserve the abuse they get in media, courts, and human services.