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Monday, May 09, 2005

Riding Herd on the Blogosphere

Just a quick word of explanation. I've decided that posts that refer (mostly) to other blogs will be called "Riding Herd on the Blogosphere" and posts that pull in news from lots of places will now be called "Round-up". Individual short essay posts will continue to hold individual titles. I'm planning to do the Round-up on Thursdays and Riding Herd on Tuesdays.

Weekends tend to get away from me and I'm still figuring out what to do with them. More on that later. For now, grab leather and saddle up, buckeroos. Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into.

Philocrates points out George Lakoff's efforts to help spiritual leftists find a voice. I've scanned through Lakoff's books and they make sense. At very least, I agree that the way we say things is just as important as what we are saying.

Jesus' General brings us the latest news of the "holy image" craze a la "fetal jesus" at BlondeSense.

The Religious Left picks up on the reinstatement of Beth Stroud as an official of the United Methodist Church. I take it as a sign of progress that the UMC finally decided there were things more important upon which to spend time and dollars.

The Red State live-blogged here about spending the day with Chris Bell on his swing through the Lone Star State.

Analogy of an Angel writes compellingly about being worthy of God's love.

Bad Methodist picks up the backpedaling Baptists for Bush leader here. Bad Catholic regrets the whole episode, but also finds comfort in knowing it isn't just his church that's screwed up.

Lonely in the Middle slaps back at the left for a bit of hipocracy in trying to shut down hate speech on one side, but allowing it on the other.

Talk Left picks up on this story about what it's really like to try to take society's instructions as to what is just and put it into practice.

The Methodist tells us about a site that could be worth seeing if it weren't for all the whackjobs that come out of the woodwork. At some point that quits being an isolated event and becomes part of our society. What is a society like that is populated entirely by wingnuts? Wait a few years.

Are you a peacemaker? Reflections from the Heart has some thoughts on that important topic.

Bob Schaefer muses about Kirkegaard and his place in today's world.

From the totally strange department - for all you gamers out there. Now you can truly be in the Lord's Army. Men of God is an attempt to create a Christian only gamer network.

I'm not sure how to characterize the latest post from Left at the Altar but it isn't about women from Georgia that take the bus to Albuquerque.

Another comment about Beth Stroud comes from Grandma Jean. Actually, she's follow the case fairly well and has a balanced commentary.

For those who have decried that "kids don't come with instruction books", over at Fatherville they are attempting to put one together.

All of the fuss over the national guidelines for driver's license has provided impetus for UnrealID.com. I'm not really sure about the whole "national id card" thing. It's the kind of stuff that starts a lot of conspiracy talk, which is an open invitation to the nutjob union to open up a picket line.

Amazingly, Alabama has the best high school in the country. I believe it is technically in UCLA (Upper Corner Lower Alabama).

Just because we all need something a bit more mindless to waste our time on:
find out what science fiction writer you are
I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.




Great, I'm the creepy guy that invented Scientology. Reportedly, he said religion was more rewarding (monetarily) than rejection letters.

That's it for today. Have fun. Be excellent to each other. Don't stare at the sun.


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