Friday, January 06, 2006

Friday Blogaround 

Now that the holidays are over (unless you're having an Epiphany), we're getting back to the business of life, the universe, and everything else. The Liberal Coalition covers it all.
  • All Facts and Opinion passes on some good and tolerant advice from Dan Savage.
  • archy invites us to join the Skeptics Circle.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof reminds us of some interesting times and the need to revisit them.
  • blogAmY sizes things up.
  • bloggg reviews a new radio gig.
  • Chris "Lefty" Brown got someone else's mail.
  • The West Virginia mining accident brings back memories at Collective Sigh.
  • CorrenteWire puts out a call to progressives in Philly -- what're you doing on Saturday, January 7?
  • Dodecahedron transparts a message.
  • The Dohiyi Mir territory expands to include Mexico.
  • Echidne of the Snakes has two faith-based queer news stories.
  • firedoglake goes the traditional route.
  • First Draft on mixed messages from the White House.
  • The Fulcrum says the mine disaster is a conservative problem.
  • Happy Furry Puppy leads us to some interesting connections.
  • iddybud reports on domestic abuse in Afghanistan.
  • Left Is Right has dire economic news.
  • Liberty Street on the price of compassion.
  • Make Me a Commentator on what H.L. Mencken would blog about.
  • Musing's musings on the spread of the dreaded Abramoff money meme.
  • Pen-Elayne joins in the suggestion that we all put forth good progressive ideas to remind ourselves and our readers to vote FOR something.
  • Rook's Rant nails the VP.
  • rubber hose reflects on the post-Sharon era.
  • Science and Politics on the two-party system.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans on remembering the 14th Amendment.
  • Sooner Thought with more Murtha.
  • Speedkill reports on a case of finding Jesus.
  • Steve Gilliard takes on Wal-Mart.
  • T. Rex wraps up the best football game ever.
  • The Countess reveals some dark secrets of a "father's manual."
  • Words on a Page has words about Abramoff.
  • WTF Is It Now?? has a cool poster.
  • Not outraged enough? Steve has a list that will help.
  • ...You Are a Tree goes traveling.
  • Enjoy and share the bloggy goodness.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    Carnival of the Liberals #3 

    Third edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now up. Enjoy.

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    Russia Warned On Natural Gas Dispute 

    Russia Warned on Natural Gas Dispute
    MOSCOW, Jan. 2 -- Several European countries reported sharp drops Monday in the level of natural gas they are receiving from Russia as a dispute over pricing between the state-controlled Gazprom company and Ukraine threatened to damage Russia's reputation with its European customers as much as it hurts Ukraine. Russian natural gas destined for Western Europe transits a pipeline in Ukraine, and a reduction in the amount of gas entering the system from Russia, which was designed to only affect Ukraine, has led to reductions of up to 40 percent in supplies reaching Austria, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia -- all members of the European Union (EU) -- as well as Romania and Croatia.

    Does anyone else besides me notice that there is a serious epidemic of political leaders cutting off their noses to spite their face? First it was Bloomburg in New York City with his callous, foot in mouth statement about union thugs. Now it is Putin and his completely ignorant move to teach Ukraine a lesson for it's velvet revolution. Heavy handed words and actions are backfiring. Hell, there is even some indication of this illness affecting Acme, Inc., though it is hard to tell with all the other quirks and idiosyncracies emanating from the White House these days.

    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    HNY 2006 

    Happy New Years everyone!