Friday, April 15, 2005

Friday Blogaround 

Here's what's happening in The Liberal Coalition.

  • All Facts and Opinions is back on-line after a short interruption.
  • archy covers the bunker mentality.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof sees deeper meaning in a radio station format change in Miami.
  • blogAmY tells of a murder of a reporter.
  • moi at bloggg joins an autism blog ring.
  • Chris reviews Velvet Revolver.
  • Collective Sigh is pissed at the Missouri state legislature.
  • The Farmer at Corrente finds a historical precedent to government "redesign."
  • NTodd is the podcaster...or is that NToddcaster?
  • Echidne mulls on the role of women as targets of the right wing.
  • edwardpig considers the Independent Home.
  • First Draft on the president actually speaking to reporters.
  • The Fulcrum mines the field of mines.
  • The Gamer's Nook picks up the story of soldiers getting the shaft in Florida.
  • Happy Furry Puppy looks at the bankruptcy bill through the eyes of Gordon Gecko.
  • Iddybud reports on John Edwards' visit to Harvard.
  • In Search of Telford has good and bad news about bio-fuels.
  • The Invisible Library reflects on the passing of the pope.
  • Did you know there was an oil spill in Alaska? Left is Right did.
  • Make Me a Commentator invokes the Bard to describe two scandals.
  • MercuryX23 is back... or he was for a little while.
  • Michael needs some new meds. *ouch*
  • Pen-Elayne notes the little flu virus oops.
  • Rivka at Respectful of Otters welcomes the latest new otter. Congratulations Mom and Alexandra!
  • Rick has his lastest gig schedule.
  • Rook's Rant (a fellow Practical Press writer) admires Kevin Drum's coffee choice.
  • rubber hose takes a longer look at a David Brooks column.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans on the new leader at PBS.
  • Sooner Thought reports on a union filing suit against Wal-Mart.
  • Speedkill takes on the AFA.
  • Steve Gilliard predicts the future for Bernie Kerick.
  • T. Rex presents evidence that the Republicans hate veterans.
  • Trish has a look at people other than pharmacists who invoke the "conscience clause."
  • Wanda has found a Social Security plan she can support.
  • WTF Is It Now reports that Scalia got asked The Question.
  • The Yellow Doggerel Democrat chuckles over the Unitarian Jihad.

    If you're reading this, you must be done with your taxes.

    Next week's blogaround may be abbreviated -- I'll be on the road in Independence, Kansas and may not have the time to do it. If any fellow TLC blogger wants to pick up the baton for a day, I'd appreciate it. Meanwhile, have a great weekend.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2005


    To LC member, Rivka who, on Monday gave birth to a baby otter.

    Monday, April 11, 2005

    Kerry Alleges Intimidation of Voters in 2004 

    Of this we at SoonerThought have no doubt.

    Excerpted from: washingtonpost.com Associated PressMonday, April 11, 2005; Page A05

    Many would-be voters in last year's presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry told the Massachusetts League of Women Voters on Sunday.

    Kerry cited examples of how people were duped into not voting. "Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote," he said.

    Kerry has never disputed the outcome of the election, saying voting irregularities did not involve enough votes to change the result. President Bush won the pivotal state of Ohio by 118,000 votes, giving him enough electoral votes to win reelection.

    Sunday, April 10, 2005

    A Proposal 

    Note: If you are interested, please e-mail me at quinnelk@hotmail.com or let me know in comments. If you have any suggestions for the site, please e-mail those or put them in the comments at my site so I can keep that type of stuff in one comment thread for easy reading.

    Inspired by Bobby Cramer, Mustang Bobby's blog about his novel in progress, and by my own unpublished writings, I came up with an idea.

    Now, like most of you other bloggers, one of the reasons I blog is so that I have a regular writing gig. Like some of you, I'm sure, I got into writing by writing poetry fiction, not political stuff. And, like many of you, I have a resevoir of unpublished fiction and poetry that is just screaming at me for an audience.

    So, here's what I propose. A group of us should get together and create our own online magazine for the purpose of publishing our fiction, poetry, drama and other literary works. Theoretically, we would push it in the direction of becoming a legitimate publication that amateur writers would submit stuff to and the like, maybe we'd even appear in literary market and things like that. We could also include articles and essays on literature, reviews, and stuff about getting published or the art of writing. We would run the show and we could take advantage of something we're all familiar with, blogging software, in order to organize and run the site.

    If you are interested in this idea, I'm thinking we would have a very open-ended project with no particular commitment to regular publishing. If you have something, you publish it, if not, you don't. But if you did, you'd have an audience. I'd even want a comments section on my stories, although some authors might not. I think MT can handle such a thing, right?

    So, who's interested? I'll probably go ahead and do it whether I get much interest from others or not, but it'll be a much better project if others get involved.

    So far we've had commitments from me, Rook, Shakespeare's Sister, Grubi, Mustang Bobby, Screwy Hoolie and Catchy Pseudonym.

    Even if you don't write fiction, poetry, etc., let me know whether or not you'd be willing to help promote the project through your blog, blogroll, etc. Leave a message in comments if you are interested, or send me an e-mail at quinnelk@hotmail.com.

    Also, if you have ideas for a name and/or a theme for the design, let me know ASAP so we can start the design process.

    Again, if you are interested, please e-mail me at quinnelk@hotmail.com or let me know in comments. If you have any suggestions for the site, please e-mail those or put them in the comments at my site so I can keep that type of stuff in one comment thread for easy reading.

    Other posts on the proposal:

    T. Rex's Guide to Life (my site)
    Rook's Rant
    Bark Bark Woof Woof
    Bobby Cramer (same person)