The Virginia Blog Carnival
Welcome one and all to this weekâ€™s edition of the notorious Virginia Blog Carnival. This is NOVA TownHallâ€™s first opportunity to host the VBC and weâ€™re honored to do so. For those unfamiliar with the VBC:
â€œEach Monday, a Virginia blogger will host a Virginia Blog Carnival, offering just a sample of the topics Virginia bloggers have been writing about during the week. We hope everyoneâ€™s curiosity will be piqued to read more of the selected posts, thereby giving more exposure to each participating bloggerâ€™s site.â€
I wonâ€™t attempt to be exceptionally eloquent or creative in my presentation; I just hope to introduce you to some great bloggers and their fine work this past weekâ€¦ Iâ€™ll post less verbiage so you have more time to read theirs. Now on to the main event:
- Conservative blogger Shaun Kenney has a post titled Damn Proud to be a Virginian addressing the controversy over the Confederate flag. He also has a fascinating post titled What Happens if Miller Beats Webb discussing the self-created hysteria of the Virginia blogs for Webb, and comparing it to what happened to Howard Deanâ€™s echo-chamber in 2004.
- Spank That Donkey has a post titled Liberal Bias in Political Cartoons. They also have an interesting post discussing a windfall tax refund idea.
- Roci over at Rocinanteâ€™s Burdens has a post mocking the windfall profit tax concept titled Damned Oil Company Owners.
- Bob Gibson over at the Daily Progress Blog has a post titled Miller hasnâ€™t lost; Allen hasnâ€™t won that discusses the unfolding U.S. Senate race. It serves as a good primer for anyone who hasnâ€™t been following the race.
- Adam over at Sophistpundit posts God Bless the South which he describes as â€œjust a little mockery of someone entrenched in older ways.â€
- Knut Karnapp over at World Cup 2006 News submitted his World Cup Trivia post that attempts to interject some healthy non-political dialogue into the Virginia blogosphere (but watch out for all the Google ads!) I have to mention that Iâ€™ve heard it said that Soccer is â€œa sport for bureaucrats, socialists, and overbearing mothers.â€
- One Wise Girl over at Spark it Up discusses an extremely important issue with her post Keeping our Children Safe from Sexual Predators. Meanwhile Kilo is discussing the newfound racism debate with his post Jim Webbs Racial Problems.
- LAST MINUTE ADDITION: Apparently Ferdyâ€™s Carnival Submit form did not forward me RomeoCatâ€™s submission so I am adding it now. She had submitted a very powerful post titled Sunday Thoughts that discusses Godâ€™s purpose in our lives and that because He is in control we should be anxious for nothing and let not our heart be troubled. A healthy reminder as we go about our often hectic lives.
- Vince over at Too Conservative celebrates his blogâ€™s first anniversary and remembers some of the posts that sparked the most interest. Happy blog-anniversary Vince!
- Not Larry Sabato has a post titled VehrsGate that discusses the ridiculous attacks on Will Vehrs and lays out some action items for the Virginia blogosphere.
- Waldo Jaquith has a post on the upcoming 2006 Summit on Blogging and Democracy in the Commonwealth.
- GOPHokie over at Elephant Ears has two great posts that provide a very impressive overview of the redistricting possibilities facing the House of Delegates and the State Senate.
- Charles over at Two Conservatives has a very amusing post that asks Did Rove Leak Critical Data to China?
- James Young over at Skeptical Observer has a post aptly named Priceless that discusses some pictures of an anti-American Syrian protest. Crazy stuff.
- Norm over at One Manâ€™s Trash discusses the Eminent Domain blogger conference call with Joe Waldo in his post The Eminent Domain Game. I am sorry I missed it but grateful for Normâ€™s coverage.
- Virginia Centrist of Virginia Centrist, inspired by criticism on another blog, decided to examine what it actually means to be a â€œcentristâ€ with this post (ultimately providing a Centrist Blogger List). Then Richmond Insider carried the dialogue further with this post comparing the term â€œmoderateâ€ and â€œcentrist.â€
- And the post that got me most excited this week had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with truth, justice, and the American way. Chad over at Commonwealth Conservative posted this entry linking to the trailer of the new Superman movie. I canâ€™t wait.