Welcome to the 22nd 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 Facing the Sharks 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:
The last edition of the Georgia Carnival hadn’t been posted long when word hit the blogosphere that Genarlow Wilson would soon be a free man. Several weighed in with their thoughts and the aftermath that followed.
Over at Albatross the announcement was made and Fresh Loaf discussed some of the initial reactions by those involved. As more and more statements were made Going Through the Motions, Drifting Through the Grift, and SpaceyG over at Peach Pundit kept us advised.
The Atlanta Water Shortage Blog examines the Georgia Water Coalition Report. GriftDrift has a link to his discussion with Wilson R. Smith regarding the drought and politics. We have yet another view as well. Also Wilson provides thoughts and ideas regarding Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia...Water and Development, and finally, Perdue is hosting a prayer service for rain.
Local Election Results and Exploits of Those We Might Or Might Not Have Voted For
Rusty provides a new Georgia Politics podcast with links to other reading material while Buzz has some results from Tuesday’s election. There was some concern regarding the availability of alcohol on election day and Jace states voters continue to reject republicans. Of course, GriftDrift offered his take on elections as well.
James from The Other Athens gives us some food for thought regarding how much power the folks down at City Hall have over all our lives, and he’s also concerned about amendments to the Clarke County School District's budget.
The AJC’s Political Insider blog states Cynthia McKinney has a new cause.
Here's a link to a conversation with 10th District Congressman Paul Broun courtesy of The Other Athens.
The Brian Nichols Trial
Public Defender Stuff states Let's try Brian Nichols properly the first time while Georgia Criminal Defense discusses the lawsuit filed against Judge Fuller. Liberal Lucidity tells Glenn Richardson to ante up, and Sara Salmongirl agrees with comments made at a recent press conference that it’s time to end the “tenure, turmoil, and trauma” surrounding the Brian Nichols case and provides additional reasons to be grateful for Dr. Joseph Lowery.
Blogging and Other Benefits of Online Life
The Satellite TV Guru reviews the online movie rental service Netflix. Amber provides 10 events for bloggers. I wonder if we went to all of these events if we could write them off on our taxes…..and upon passing her first blog anniversary Sandi had great plans for marking it, however, she got caught up in the clutter.
Images….and more images
I would imagine that many non-Georgians would be surprised that bamboo grows well…..a little too well at times…in our state. Candace from A SAHM's Journal shares some images from UGA’s bamboo farm near Savannah. Susan from Patchwork Reflections states, “Visual aids are important in weight loss, as in many other areas of endeavor.” I couldn’t agree more and personally I found Susan's images very intriguing.
Religion and Spirituality
“Too often we think reaching out to our neighbors and into our community has to be some big complicated affair. Because we think so, we never do anything about it.” Does this sound familiar? It does to me. I’m convicted in a big way after reading Pastor Bill’s comments and link to a great article on Being Missional....Made Easy. "Making a difference in people’s lives isn’t that difficult…most often all it takes is opening up your home. When you open up your home, people open up their hearts and open up their lives."
Remember the various trades you made when you were in elementary school? Some were kinda sucky, weren’t they? Over at Got Bible (I’m writing over there now) I posted Grace for Faith: The Perfect Trade.
The megachurch model seems to be so popular these days….but “what do parishoners do when they hear their pastor has ‘been mistaken’ in leading their worship?” Dan from The Pasty Quail asks that very question in his post Megachurch Paradigm Willow Creek Goes Back to the Drawing Board. Local megachurches around Atlanta have been in the news the last couple of days….Andre gives us the gospel according to Creflo Dollar, and Decatur-Dekalb states Bishop Eddie Long is long on compensation.
Mark Twin once said, “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damned lies, and statistics.” Hebbard from The Pasty Quail provides Criticism of the American Healthcare System.
Is the old Disney movie Song of the South racist? The Wrens Nest Online is asking….
To taser or not to taser…that is the question. Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine examines how young is too young.
Lefty explains why socialism makes sense.
A Typical Joe states, Though I’m not as sure I want a “tolerant” society, I think I may prefer a society that values “equality and justice.” What prompted this statement? Find out in Joe’s post Assimilate or Agitate.
Facing the Sharks, our next host for the Georgia Carnival, has been trying to take on the fat cats and big boys in the courtroom. She’s been battling such issues as electronic case filing which was not available to folks representing themselves. Keeping up the good fight Colleen was finally able to file being the first pro se litigant in the Middle District of Georgia to do so.
The Pasty Quail reports on Pakistan in Turmoil.
Georgia History…..some proud and not so proud moments
Have you ever walked the grounds of the Georgia State Capital building? It is a lovely place with wide walkways, interesting flora and fauna, and the statues……oh the statues especially the one of Eugene Talmadge pointing his large finger down Memorial Drive. If you were able to go back in time though, you might be surprised by the Capital building’s surroundings. They would not appear as they do today. Paw Paw Bill provides us a little insight into what used to surround the building as well as some interesting bits of verbal history from the House of Talmadge.
The lynchings at Moore's Ford Bridge is one of the lowest points in our history, but one that shouldn’t be forgotten. Many thanks to the Oconee Democrat who provides proof those citizens along the Walton and Oconee County border are making efforts to never forget.
On a lighter note over at History Is Elementary I posted You Know You're in Georgia When... based on a book by William Schemmel.
Books, Books and More Books
St. John Flynn from Cover to Cover reviews an upcoming novel from acclaimed author William C. Harris called Wassaw Sound.
Grasping for the Wind provides a review of Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell, and She’s a Betty has a booklist with some interesting suggestions.
The Glenn Tax Debate….the love continues
What is a particular candidate saying about the Glenn tax? James provides the details. Lucid Idiocy provides Glenn Richardson, Charles Darwin, and taxes. SpaceyG provides some thoughts regarding a recent appearance at the Atlanta Press Club by Gov. Sonny Perdue as he gave the I Heart Property Taxes speech, and from Mel at Blog For Democracy it would seem voters are “getting it” in more ways than one.
Entertainment and Accolades
Beth from Cup of Coffey has a fantasy job and it involves many of my favorite movie soundtracks. Stacy has the low down regarding the Suzy Bass awards for 2007 which were held at the Egyptian Ballroom for local Atlanta theater, and speaking of awards and lists Andisheh Nouraee over at Fresh Loaf has been posting a series called Atlanta’s 11 Least Influential People. Catch up with the series here.
A Few Good Pens is thinking about Ron Paul’s claim to have raised 4.2 million in day. Buzz thinks he has the secret of the Paulians. Terrell over at The Limb is usually telling us about his classroom activities. Today he’s sharing information regarding Robert Novak and Jimmy Carter. Recently Obama had to explain why he had decided not to wear a flag pin. In response Another History Blog provides more yellow ribbons than you can shake a stick at. ATLmalcontent is speaking of Senator Clinton here and here. Jason is appalled Neil Boortz has endorsed Huckabee and speaking of Boortz some UGA students were against him speaking at school, however, Zaid is glad he spoke out. In his speech Mr. Boortz told students some of the things they won't learn while at UGA. James took his family to hear Boortz and provides who he will support at the polls as well.
Aging Hipster is discussing Don Shula and the Patriots. The Barkan Dawg links to article that helps us all put things in perspective. Georgia Tech Sports Blog says well……maybe next year while, and Georgia Sports Blog discusses the black out for Auburn. Blutarsky has had enough of the black jersey speculation.
The next edition of the carnival will be found at Facing the Sharks on November 23rd. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due November 22nd by 6:00 p.m.Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!