Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday Blogaround 

THIS IS MY FIRST Friday blogaround; I'm excited! (Doesn't take much, does it?)

Archy's John McKay did not win an Ig Nobel Prize this year -- but that's actually a good thing.

Over at Bark Bark Woof Woof, Mustang Bobby tells us that the $50 billion Congress just appropriated for Iraq and Afghanistan could fund the Miami-Dade County public school system at current budget levels for the next 58 years.

David and Amy at BlogAmY have added a new Friday feature -- and it's gorgeous.

Questions and answers at Leftybrown's Corner.

Andante at Collective Sigh has a new hard drive -- and now the fun begins.

Tom at Corrente thinks that 33 top lieutenants is about 32 too many.

Horatio at Dodecahedron writes about slow rollers and easy outs.

Dohiyi Mir's NTodd is excited about the news from the U.S. Mint that the 2006 nickel will feature Thomas Jefferson facing forward.

Echidne has some thoughts on what it means to be an influential blogger.

Firedoglake thinks Judy Miller may be channeling John LeCarre.

Gamer's Nook has become ...You Are a Tree.

Iddybud writes about John Edwards' invitation to young people to join his campaign to eradicate poverty.

Left is Right has a photograph of four of Zarqawi's senior aides.

Irwin J. McIckleson at Make Me a Commentator has been taking a few nips on the side.

Musing's Musings tells us what's in his iPod.

After today's Norbizness, you will never look at brisket in the same way again.

Pen-Elayne has the boss from hell, and she's eagerly awaiting the weekend. (Been there.)

Rivka at Respectful of Otters has some thoughts about cognitive dissonance -- which may be exactly what she herself experiences when the human ugliness exposed by Katrina collides with "a small person who is learning to eat cereal, likes to have poetry read to her, and keeps rolling over onto her tummy and getting stuck there."

Rick's Cafe Americain has stunning news: Bush has picked former FEMA director Michael Brown to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court, and has lined up Barney the Scottish terrier as Brown's alternate.

Don't miss Friday Cat Blogging at Rook's Rant.

Sooner Thought posts a piece from Newsweek about Harriet Miers.

T. Rex thinks that evangelical Christians and other fundamentalist religious types should be barred from holding high-level public positions.

Charles at The Fulcrum thinks there may be a message for Bush in the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Mohammed ElBaradei.

Jesse of Gotham City also has a new blog.

The Invisible Librarian has the same blog in a new location and with a new design.

Stephen Bates at Yellow Doggerel has some choice words about Tom DeLay.

Trish Wilson reports that she has received Cat Forgiveness after smearing the felines with anti-flea gook.

From WTF Is It Now? These may look like pigs, but the one in the front bears a distinct resemblance to Karl Rove, don't you think?

TGIF, and happy weekend blogging to all!

Friday Blogaround 

The first blizzard hit the upper Midwest this week while another tropical storm came ashore in Florida and Georgia. The season are a-changin' but the Liberal Coalition goes on...

  • archy teaches history to Bill O'Reilly.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof teaches performance to the president.
  • blogAmY teaches the Democrats something about how to win an election.
  • bloggg wants to know which Monty Python character you are.
  • Chris is open to questions.
  • Collective Sigh on the bird flu and its ancient relatives.
  • Riggsveda at CorrenteWire is off to help the hurricane victims.
  • Dodecahedron speaks up for gays in the Catholic Church.
  • Dohiyi Mir gets hot over heating costs and recalls an energy-related childhood adventure.
  • Echidne looks into the Iraq war fear factor.
  • firedoglake has the latest on the Rove grand jury stories.
  • First Draft goes to the gaggle.
  • The Fulcrum on falling numbers and other worries for the president.
  • Happy Furry Puppy Stories -- so many to choose from, but I like "gunner bingo" time.
  • iddybud follows the NY mayoral campaign.
  • Left Is Right has some shortcuts that lead to good stories.
  • Liberty Street reports that the Catholic Church says that parts of the Bible might just be fables. No, really?
  • Make Me A Commentator lets us know what Ann Coulter thinks.
  • Musing's musings recommends we do one good deed.
  • Pen-Elayne goes quiet for a bit, but not before she asks for your designation.
  • Go wish Rook a belated happy birthday!
  • rubber hose on the meaning of charity and yellow wristbands.
  • Science and Politics teaches us about a blog carnival and has fun with a troll.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans reports on the war on the poor.
  • Sooner Thought links to the spy in the White House story.
  • Speedkill has some random thoughts and a music choice (although his selection of "Revolver" isn't what I thought it was.)
  • Steve Gilliard reports on the porcine quotient in the news.
  • T. Rex tallies up the bad news for the Republicans this week.
  • The Countess has an appetizer suggestion...
  • The Invisible Library is posting his novel on-line. Welcome to the fun.
  • Wanda has some Blunt words.
  • WTF Is It Now?? on Republicans beating up on Harriet Miers.
  • Steve Bates reflects on Al Gore.
  • Happy birthday to Scott (...You Are a Tree

    Have a great weekend, and, to quote Gandalf, "may the hair on your toes never fall out."

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.