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Friday, October 12, 2007

Georgia Carnival: Edition 20

Welcome to the 20th edition of the Georgia Carnival. Please support these fine Georgia bloggers by letting them know you have visited them with a comment. Your continued support with your links and shout-outs at your site helps to alert others to what we Georgia bloggers have to offer.

The next carnival will be hosted over at
Radical Georgia Moderate two weeks from today.

If you would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival. The last edition of the Georgia carnival can be found
here, and the carnival archives are found here.

Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks:

Children and Education

Have you been around any teens lately? Momnesia has, and she wants to know who these kids are.

Autism….everyone has a different idea regarding what it means. The Principal’s Office discovered an entirely new use for the word autistic. I’m Not Hannah expresses frustration at Jenny McCarthy and other celeb mom’s dealing with austism and discusses Apergers. Can it be a synonym for Autism?

Best Practices in Education wants to know if you’ve heard about Georgia’s School Voucher program. Well, the Sky Hasn't Fallen.....Yet.

A Typical Joe takes a look at the abstinence versus “frank conversation” issue. Joe states Damnable Hypocrites Doom Our Youth with yet another abstinence campaign.

Politics and the Issues

Georgia Politics Unfilitered is excited because Hillary Clinton will be in Atlanta TODAY while explores Hillary, the Neo-con. A Typical Joe advises Hillary's No Polarizer.

Did you know Presidential candidate Bill Richardson was in Georgia October 5th? I didn’t, but Shelbinator did. This is further proof that our Georgia blogs are doing a great job in covering local events and news. Shelbinator shares Bill Richardson Brings Mi Familia to Georgia. It seems Richardson was a bit lonely at The Varsity.

We all should realize when people read something we wrote or overhear something we said we actually inspire others to discuss or write their own take on things. Discourse….it is a wonderful thing. I’m sure that when Presidential candidate John McCain discussed America and its moniker as a “Christian nation” he did not realize the roads some bloggers might travel down in response. Another History Blog provides more background regarding “claptrap” and “bunk” for us with Another Word for Claptrap.

Yes, there is some debate regarding the “Christian nation” status. Here’s the next question …Christian Warriors? Do they still exisit? Special Kind of Stupid thinks so.

Should the Bible Be Taught as Literature? Got Bible asks the question.

More on the mortage crisis….Red Clay Commerce educates us regarding Full Disclosure at WAMU.

S-CHIP has been a major issue in the news lately and Organize the South, a new link on the blogroll here at Georgia On My Mind, sent a letter to Phil Gingrey about overriding the veto. After receiving a response, here is a conclusion drawn by the blog author, Organizer Dan.

Georgia Politics Unfiltered provides the scoop regarding Saxby Chambliss and his take on S-CHIP in Peachcare Vote Continues to Dog Chambliss


When is the last time you visited The Wren’s Nest? I believe I was around nine or ten. Apparently it isn’t just for children anymore. Not only do they have after hours events with dancing they have also advanced into the world of blogging. Enjoy this blog entry titled Err, Of Course We Didn't Forget.

Grasping for the Wind always provides the most interesting reads. Recently he advised Covenant College has published an anthology of their literary magazine going back some thirty years. Wow, the best of…..

It was Shakespeare that said “all the world’s a stage”, however it took Provocative Church to connect the world stage to Facebook and the Constantly Evolving Narrative. This is a GREAT post. Here’s a smidge….”Why did Facebook become so popular? Facebook became popular because it provided a stage. Each of our lives is a narrative. We are desirous to not only open and share that narrative to others, but we like to voyeuristically peek into the windows of one another’s lives.”

The second issue of Moonshine is available for your pleasure. It includes a spicey new story from Jasmine Rizer and inspirational poetry from Brenda L Bouché Basham. Katie Bunschoten explores the work of Kentucky Batik artist, Kay Knigga, while Drék Davis chats up a Georgia arts educator. Amber Moore finds some lush and cozy fashions by Alabama artists and explores inspirational getaways. Check in with studio views from artists, a Short Girl comix, and more. Work from the new Southerncreativity gallery (@ Flickr), art annoucements & calls for entries, and a video interview with Rene Shoemaker (part of a creativity series). Are you a creative writer or artist? The editors of Moonshine are still looking for more great talent. Drop Robin a line at if interested.

Speaking of writing…..Traveling Stories Magazine is sponsoring a new writing contest. The winner receives $125!

Our next carnival host, Rusty, is also heavily involved with Georgia Podcast Network. Ever wonder what Atlanta was like in the 70s? Click through and you’ll hear all about it as Rusty and photographer, Boyd Lewis, discuss Atlanta and several other topics. Mr. Lewis is currently featured in an exhibit at Mason Murer Fine Art. The interview seemed to touch a nerve with some people, including a commenter on SpaceyG's blog.

Ashes and Glass provided us with a view of Oakland Cemetery in the last edition of the carnival. Here are some of her pictures.... I’m so glad she got so many of the trees and plants. Sara Salmongirl’s original submission prompted me to go ahead and write about Oakland. I had been meaning to for a long time. You might have missed it. Check out my take on Oakland Cemetery in Living Among the Dead.

Many thanks to Sherry for submitting a post from Where Do We Go From Here regarding the recent two day event in Atlanta for breast cancer awareness.

Satellite TV….don’t you just love it? Satellite TV Guru provides How to Get Better Reception and How to Watch Satellite TV Online.

Every Wednesday over at History Is Elementary I post some sort of historical image and ask readers to identify it. For the last two weeks our own GriftDrift has received the gold star for correctly identifying the image and how I will relate the image to my explanation post. Here is my explantion regarding an image of the Alhambra in Spain to American history and literature called Washington Slept Here. GriftDrift was dead-on with his answer.

The next edition of the carnival will be found at Radical Georgia Moderate on October 26th. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due October 25th by 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!

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