Google+ Georgia On My Mind: Georgia Carnival 17

Friday, August 31, 2007

Georgia Carnival 17

Welcome to the 17th 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 by
What a Concept! 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.

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

Best Practices in Education writes about reponsibility, parents covering for their kids,a nd why the Barbie Bandits deserve jail time.

Georgia Politics Unfilitered states a national health care group tries to have it both ways.

Grift Drift on Grady---It's the best soap opera in town and Let's everybody calm down a minute...

Wouldn’t life be simple if you could get folks to do what you want. Provocative Church has the answer.

What’ll ya have? What’ll ya have? Shelbinator headed over to The Varisity this week to take advantage of an offer for a free hot dog. Click through to view the entertaining video and the out and out flame war in comments at Shelbinator’s post Georgians For Mitt.

When you click through, notice the banner very, very carefully. Where’s my red teacher pen? Here’s a warning though---if you haven’t eaten yet Shelbinator’s video will have you craving a naked dog walking.

Speaking of education or lack thereof I recently got into a little point/counterpoint concerning the teaching of state history with a retired Florida school administrator. Here is my response. It contains a link to my original post as well. What do you think? Is Georgia history important?

We’ve been back to school for a few weeks now and Spacey Gracey is writing about the the BackPack Network. As a parent and an educator I understand her points and strongly agree. I’m here to tell Spacy Gracey that I always give parents my email and even allow them access to History Is Elementary even though I get sort snarky about students and parents over there at times. Most school websites do provide a page where all the teacher e-mail addresses are listed. If the Atlanta Public School System is not doing this YET….they should be.

The Principal’s Office has some numbers regarding school suspensions that might startle you. I’m not surprised by them. Personally, school discipline is the number one problem we have have education today. Look at the Principal’s numbers here and here. Remember….this is just one county.

Heavy, heavy sigh.

Lots of reading on Michael Vick this week, but here is my take, The Avery Lane Experience's take on the whole mess, and here is what Bumps In the Road thinks as well.

Bloggy Vision is a new blog on the blogroll that basically blogs images and videos. Couch Potato, the author, would eventually like to publish blog-nods to sites that have a great look or organization. Star Tree is a really interesting looking video Couch Potato found on You Tube.

Article of Faith remembers hero Richard Jewell.

Being Amber Rhea presents a great video produced by Spacey Gracey shot at Manuels Tavern. Want to see some of our Georgia bloggers take on Hillary Clinton?

The Buzz Blog has a GOP straw poll at his site for you to participate in.

Chicken Fat is thinking about political correctness. What might have been politically correct in the 1940s is vastly different from what is politically correct today.

Ed Van Herik from What a Concept! discusses blogging and journalism.

The Questing Parson posts an interesting story involving a lunch, a discussion about the lottery, trusting the government, and church.

The Itinerant's Itinerary provides honest observations regarding Atlanta that can only come from someone not born in the south.

So, why did Georgia suceed from the Union prior to the Civil War? Was it state’s rights or was it slavery? Another History Blog examines the topic here and here.

Spacey Gracey has a poll up at her site (see the sidebar) asking about the AJC blogs…Are they really blogs?

At any rate the AJC Get Schooled site asks When does test prep go too far?

The AJC's Political Insider site has come up with a rational explanation for Fred Thompson’s dithering. The post title gains a gold star from me because of vocabulary use….love that word “dithering”. :)

What do you think about cows being fed pot scrubbers?

The next edition of the carnival will be found at What a Concept! two weeks from today. Posts can be sent to or use the handy submission form.Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!


bj said...

I have added your 'my mind is on Georgia' link to my artist blog (http :// Foothills and Highlands. Thanks for adding me to your 'links'. I do appreciate it - and I love living in Georgia and featuring its beauty in my artwork.

Amber Rhea said...

Another great round-up, as usual!

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