Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers # 7
Some people read tea leaves. Mary needs confirmation of her interpretation of the cream patterns in her coffee. We’ll go with cream rises to the top and start this week’s Carnival of the New Jersey Blogger’s off with a prediction - Mary and a number of other Garden State bloggers will achieve fame (Okay, some already have.)
Sluggo is working on his next claim to fame. He has posted the first chapter of Asbury Park, a PI novel to keep us happy while he’s away on vacation. Check out his picture of Tillie before the poor fellow was carted away.
'Benny' or not, here they come and the Star-Ledger article quoted Erin Bennett, but failed to mention she’s better know to her fans as GiggleChick - the GiggleChick who will be performing on July 20th (Wednesday) at 7pm at the New York Improv Comedy Club. She has other gripes with the article in addition to the GiggleChick name omission. As some may remember, GiggleChick the blog landed some air time on MSNBC.
Don’t miss KateSpot blogging on life in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. Another star in the New Jersey blogosphere, Kate was featured on CNN earlier this year.
Jim Testa blogging on Jersey Beat will be performing in NJ Songwriters in the Rounds Tuesday, July 19th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken.
Dan continues his reporting on the Natalee Holloway case at Riehl World View. For regular updates and breaking news – Dan has the scoop.
Mr. Snitch’s work in the blogosphere is gaining recognition as he writes: “We compiled the Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers for Dan Riehl's site last weekend. Apparently that Carnival caught the eye of The New York Times, which emailed Enlighten-New Jersey."
The Nightfly offers a blog roundup of his own via the public library.
New Jersey USMC Vet, blogging on Blue State Conservatives is alarmed that “the Federal Election Commission says Web logs just might be a threat to democracy and it's considering whether to police them.”
DoJo-MoJo has some great pictures of this year's Philippine-American Friendship parade and festival held in Jersey City – check them out.
Lizzie from This Full House asks, So, How You Doin'? To give you an idea how she’s doin’ her post begins: “I know it's only been four days into summer vacation, but...DAYUM!”
Baristanet has a tragic story that serves as reminder to all those who climb behind the wheel – drive safely, your life depends on it.
On a happier note, Jim at Parkway Rest Stop is trying to help a friend reach the 2,000,000 visitor mark to his blog. The visitor that pushes the site meter to the milestone can win some great prizes, so go on over and try your luck.
The author of Shamrocketship sees the glass half full rather than half empty.
Cripes, Suzette has a new blog category - 101 Views of My Deck and begins the new section with Strawberry Pots. The pictures sure look good even if the berries have gone by the boards.
Suzette is also Sleeping Around over at Coffeegrounds. Frankly we’re shocked.
Karl’sCorner asks that as we celebrate Independence Day this July 4th we not forget that the Declaration of Independence is for ALL men and women in the U.S.
TigerHawk explains Americans in days gone by would celebrate the Fourth at banquets and family gatherings by reciting thirteen toasts in honor of America, one for each of the original colonies. He intends to revive this custom with his family and provides some examples to give us a starting point.
Fausta, from the Bad Hair Blog writes on elections, pandering politicians and Latino power.
New to the Carnival this week is the Pink Panther. Like Fausta, the Pink Panther knows about bad hair days.
SloppyDawg notes a U.S. Senate resolution, passed by unanimous consent, offering an apology for the failure of the Senate to pass anti-lynching legislation in the past. Had the Senate acted, lynchings that occurred in the country between 1882 and 1968 may have been prevented. [Ed note: There are three senators presently serving now who served in the senate during that period: Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) - 1959 , Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) - 1962 and Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) – 1963]
Tree Hugging Sister at the Coalition of the Swilling notices that some public servants will do anything to get their name in the paper.
PDC Ryan sings the song Sharpe James, he's the "real deal" as he walks the streets of Newark.
Property Tax NJ blogs on the state budget negotiations and observes assembly Democrats want no new taxes and last year's rebates. Senate Democrats want some new taxes and scaled back rebates.
Roberto at DynamoBuzz has been in Wildwood with his family this past week, but followed the news enough to realize the senate Democrats won the battle - “looks like I won't be buying any new appliances this year on a measly $400 property tax rebate.”
The NJ Conservative is dispensing political advice.
Tami, The One True writes on the departure of Sandra Day O’Connor from the Supreme Court and offers a prediction for a Bush nominee. Speculation continues in the comments section.
The blogger on Blanton's and Ashton's weighs in on the Sandra Day O’Connor opening with: “She was less hardline conservative than others on this court, and whoever President Chauncey appoints, I expect it to be someone with very strange ideas about right and wrong and law.”
Scott at Poetic Leanings scratches his head over the Plame leak saga and depending upon where the trail leads, believes there may be one more legitimate reason for the impeachment of President Bush.
Ken Adams faces a conservative's dilemma that involves Senator Clinton and James Carville. [Ed. Note: Wouldn’t it be something if Carville’s wife was the Plame leaker?]
Joe’s Journal has a post on the most despicable man on this earth. Needless to say Joe wasn’t impressed by this man’s television appearance.
Weinish at BeLow Me writes: “It must be really hard to have such resolve when you're sending other peoples' children off to die. Oops! Did I say "die?" I meant "defend freedom."
The Political Dogs have a poem to a Dad from a Marine serving in Iraq.
SmadaNek offers a thank you letter to the sailors and Marines of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group.
Next week’s Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers will be hosted by Cripes, Suzette!
Happy and safe 4th of July!