Let’s start off with welcoming a couple of new listings in the blogroll: Poker and Liberty, penned by a pal of Kop at Kop’s Blog, and I Voted For George, who caught my attention last week and confirmed it by tracking a post of mine. And I laughed out loud at his profile picture.
To paraphrase Garrison Keillor, it’s been a busy week in the blogosphere, so let’s get right to it:
Xan, the newest member of Corrente, pays tribute to David Dellinger, one of the Chicago 7. Bryant at Make Me A Commentator observes the new national pastime. Rivka at Respectful of Otters notes the reversal of the Texas comptroller’s ruling on the tax exempt status of a Unitarian Church, and adds some thoughts on church finances in general. Chris catches us up with 24, a show I’ve never seen (not because I’m not interested in good storytelling; I just never caught it.) Steve Gilliard writes about Judith Miller and the culture of poor American journalism she represents. Rook is thinking about classic British TV characters. Did Bill Cosby go too far? See what bloggg has to say about that. Scout at And Then… connects a lisping Spanish king to our current Oval Office occupant. The Invisible Library goes after the New York Times’s article on addictive blogging. The Fulcrum links to a blog on physics by Sean Carroll that even I can understand. edwardpig on Vietnam vets against Kerry, plus a bit of historical context on fighting a war and running for re-election. Trish feels a bit of a draft. Kick the Leftist on certain anti-malaria drugs and their calamitous side effects. Collective Sigh encounters a well-known figure in her back yard. Upyernoz learns how to say “baseball” in Arabic. Jude at Iddybud wants to know which Monty Python character you are. I’m afraid to guess. SoonerThought wants Rush off American Forces Radio. Jeff at Speedkill wonders what the meaning of sovereignty is. (Hint: ask the Native Americans in the Southwest.) Wanda says Be Alert! (Well, we all know the world needs more lerts.) Have a nice weekend, Michael. archy on the complexities of tearing down Abu Ghraib. NTodd is shaking the cup for Kerry. Do it. Tony at It’s Craptastic is off for a couple of days, but he left this piece on compassionate conservatives in Mississippi. Jesse at The Gotham City 13 has the transcript on JFK 2.0’s foreign policy speech. Check it out. Rick tries his hand at stand-up comedy. Echidne of the Snakes makes coleslaw. BlogAmy’s David offers some stuff we should know. Steve writes about the latest tactic being used to extract information: taking hostages. Even Klingons don’t do that. Finally, go wish Happy Furry Puppy Story Time a Happy Birthday!
That’s all for the moment, but check out the rest of the blogs on the roll at your leisure. Happy Friday!