Monday, July 17, 2006

Welcome again to the KGB Weekly Carnival of Blogs

I'm happy to host the Carnival for a second week, and happy to welcome back returnees, and pleased to welcome those of you new to good old Blog Meridian. We're posting the Carnival early today because I have jury duty, and I know not when I shall return. So let's get to it, shall we?

We have a good mix, I think, of serious and not-so-serious posts, so I hope you'll stay for a while and have a look at what Kansas bloggers (and one out-of-state blogger) have submitted for your reading pleasure.

Over at Dudleyspinner, Deb relates a camping story she won't soon forget and most of us couldn't (or wouldn't want to) top in her post, The Rockets Red Glare and Other Flammable Objects.

Over at Neural Gourmet - Feed Your Brain, out-of-stater Jodi Mai presents The Great American Melting Pot. It's about the German-Russian origins of her Kansas father's family and provides some intriguing historical context to our current debates on immigration.

Joel Mathis presents a lively defense of the media and its loyalty to our nation, as well as a plea for respect for people and opinions we happen not to agree with in his post Media bias, posted at Cup o' Joel.

Over at Three O'Clock in the Morning, emawkc seeks to beat the heat by prompting gales of laughter from his readership with It's so humid.... I don't know if he succeeded in achieving his goal, but I do know he gave me yet another reason to squirm uncomfortably while looking at Mark Mangino this coming football season.

He'll be here all week, folks. Try the KC strip.

At Bloggin' Outloud, Lyn initiates what has begun as a serious and civil debate with another blogger on the subject of same-sex marriage with Gender Dysphoria.

The Prince of Thrift, following Dave Ramsey's example, presents his Financial Mission Statement at his blog, Becoming and Staying Debt Free.

And finally, Josh Rosenau of Thoughts from Kansas sends us two posts. The first, Dodos, urges readers to support State Board of Education candidates who are opposed to weakened science standards in public schools. The other, Scary, scary people, is a meditation on the ultimate instability of the moral compass of certain of the religious.

Enjoy your visits to these fine bloggers, and be sure to submit a post for next week's Carnival. Also: to those of you who think that hosting the Carnival might be fun, it is, I assure you. Let me know if you think you might be interested. So: whether it be here or elsewhere, on Monday be sure to look for that cloud of pixellated dust that signals the next KGB Carnival.

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Lyn said...

Great roundup ... again! Thanks for your hard work putting this together. I know it can be time consuming. Good mix this week. :-) lgp

emawkc said...

Great job on the carnival John. I highly recommend that post from Neural Gourmet. I was born in Wakeeney and lived there for a couple of years. I wonder if there are any bloggers out there.