Friday, November 25, 2005

Friday Blogaround 

Pull out the left-over turkey, make a hat out of the tinfoil you wrapped it in, and settle down with the one and only weekly blogaround of The Liberal Coalition.
  • All Facts and Opinions views the news from the Roman Catholics on banning gay men as priests.
  • archy reports on Samuel Alito's college capers.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof on the Republican culture of victimhood.
  • blogAmY has a gourdeous picture for Thanksgiving.
  • bloggg has a great idea for the holidays.
  • Chris has things to be thankful for.
  • Collective Sigh has a story on Bob Novak showing no class in first class.
  • Corrente continues a Thanksgiving tradition ("You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant...")
  • Dodecahedron reports on the war on the press.
  • NTodd is in the holiday film spirit.
  • Echidne reports on the uppity women series in the New York Times
  • firedoglake offers Judith Miller a job.
  • Tena remembers an old-fashioned Thanksgiving.
  • The Fulcrum takes issue with the Christmas shopping predictions.
  • HFPST gets in a few short shots.
  • Iddybud has a Seneca prayer for thanksgiving.
  • Left is Right would rather not know.
  • Liberty Street has a thank-you list.
  • Bryant gives Brent a good going-over.
  • Michael calls the game.
  • Pen-Elayne shares her holiday pictures (love the outfit, Elayne!)
  • Rook has some rantable news.
  • rubber hose has fun with headlines.
  • Coturnix launches a new carnival.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans gives thanks and makes you laugh with a picture.
  • Sooner Thought on VP divisiveness.
  • Jeff disses Michelle Malkin.
  • Steve Gilliard reports on a soldier on a mission.
  • T. Rex is on the air...or on the net... (I'm not sure where "podcasting" is in the spectrum.)
  • The Countess breaks the silence on abused children.
  • The Invisible Library has the ultimate geek book list.
  • Wanda leads the dance.
  • WTF Is It Now?? has a list of the worst -- in Maru's opinion -- films.
  • The Yellow Doggerel Deomcrat reports on a miscarriage of justice in Texas.
  • ...You Are A Tree will tell you which action hero you are.
  • Have a good weekend.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    Carnival of the Liberals 

    Why are we letting the Right take over the world of blog carnivals? They have a dozen or so carnivals devoted to bashing the Left, each with a different level of obnoxiousness. It's time to strike back!

    So, I am happy to report that a couple of enterprising souls on the Left are launching the brand new, super-special Carnival of the Liberals, "the first and only blog carnival devoted to highlighting the best of liberal blogging from all around the web." If you click on that link you'll see that the website has an automated submission form, making it easy to participate. So, look at your recent blog activity and pick your best of the most recent posts. Be sure to read the guidelines first.

    The carnival will be bi-weekly, appearing every other Wednesday on a different blog. The first edition will appear on December 7th, 2005 on Brainshrub. The second issue will appear two weeks later on Neural Gourmet. Those two blogs are, let me make sure to point this out, the founders of this magnificent new carnival.

    As you can see on the carnival's calendar, hosting is wide open, so volunteer ASAP.

    If you are not exactly sure what a blog carnival is, I have written extensively about the phenomenon here, here and here. You can see a well-organized warehouse of all currently active carnivals here and explore some defunct ones if you dig through here.

    If you are nervous about hosting, you may want to read some bloggers' experiences first. Here are a few, by Hedwig the Owl, me (that's an old one, though), Coyote Blog, Free Money Finance and Wizbang. By far the best advice for carnival hosts was written by Mike of 10000 birds, something worth a close reading.

    So, what are you waiting for, write a good post, send it to the first host and watch new readers coming to your blog on December 7th. After a few weeks of doing that, you may want to try your hand at hosting, too. It's fun and it's good for you!