Welcome to the Carnival! Grab a funnel cake and stroll down a midway filled with all that sparkles and rattles in the Georgia Blogosphere!
Many thanks to Elementary History Teacher for letting me host and also organizing the submissions.
The carnival moves to the next town, Marketing Through The Clutter, on December 21st.
But for now I'm wearing the barker's hat. Tickets please!
*A brief detour before we hit the main carnival. I'm very fortunate to host the Carnival on a day of reflection and remembrance. So before you devour the cotton candy and play the games, take some time to check the great December 7th links provided by Elementary History Teacher.
*Shelby gives a recap of the recent Republican YouTube debate and calls CNN to task for not using the technology to further the national conversation.
*Speaking of the YouTubes, local blogger Buzz Brockway got his question on the big show.
*Oh that Sen. John Douglas is a wacky one. Jace nails the legislator on his sponsorship of a bill to prevent law enforcement agencies requiring officers to learn any language but English.
*aTypical Joe explains why he believes the T belongs in LGBT.
*Andre of Georgia Politics Unfiltered notes the College Park city council banned a particular individual from speaking at meetings. Methinks they might have a wee problem with something called the First Amendment.
*Amber has a hi-larious account of her pole dancing class visiting a local "gentleman's club". On a more serious note, December 17th is International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers.
*Just a reminder. Atlanta is not the only city suffering in the drought.
*Decaturguy takes another stab at Speaker Richardson's not-so-GREAT tax plan.
*Amy ain't too happy about it either.
*Are officials looking to the sky as they walk off a cliff? Atlanta Water Shortage thinks so.
*It seems flaggers are not limited to Georgia.
*Amani explains why media gravitates towards the "unusual".
*Just in case you thought only Democrats are dysfunctional.
*Audacity gives a defenders perspective of the difference between drug offenders and alcohol offenders.
Booster Club Refreshment Stands
*inDecatur calls for the public to participate in hearings on the Glenlake Park.
*Decaturite of Decatur Metro laments the eternally sorry state of funding for the arts in the metro area.
*They're lighting the Christmas lights in Doraville!
*They have lofts in Watkinsville?!
Hall of Mirrors
*LA of Junk really hates Comcast.
*Everything Finance dives into the voodoo of escrow and wants some advice.
*Paw Paw Bill remembers the chaos of the fateful day November 22, 1963. Bill also has one helluva story to tell about his mother and shares thoughts on another great Georgia lady, Flannery O'Connor.
*Savannah Red takes on controversial Atheist scientist Richard Dawkins and his weird view of extra-marital affairs.
*EHT is already mailing out Christmas cards! Me? I usually do all my shopping on Christmas Eve. She is also learning new stories from her students - demonstrating the education is never-ending. Finally, using a way cool map and a verse from Acts, EHT explains how we should keep trying to open doors that may seem hopelessly shut.
*Tiffany reflects on appreciating life even when life is difficult.
*Better be careful with those anonymous comments. They may cost you your job!
*Blanche thinks the Facebook is out of control. (FYI, I received another widget request from Blanche today. heh.)
Arts & Crafts Pavillion
*Grasping For The Wind interviews author Stephen R. Lawhead abou his latest novel. A new take on the tale of Robin Hood.
*Fluffy Flowers takes us on a virtual tour of Macon's Museum of Arts & Science "Along The Ocmulgee" exhibit. Fluffy also takes the time to show us all how to make a dandy Christmas banner and a sweater stocking.
*Duane is counting down the top 31 records of 2007. #26 is Hillary Duff. Hmmmmm. Think I'll stick to Gram Parsons, but Duane gave me something to think about.
*Grabbingsand is also counting down.
*Cable & Tweed has umpteen kinds of awesome.
*Paul Williams? Will Smith? Hmmmmmmmm.
Games Of Chance
*Be careful blogging shortly after your team suffers a defeat. Rusty rants on UT's loss in the SEC championship but ultimately realizes Phil Fulmer isn't such a bad guy. (Rusty and I will have to disagree on the last part)
*Oconee Democrat thanks recently departed OCHS football coach Coach Nick Saltaformaggio.
*JMac also notes the OCHS mess.
*Urban Baboon gives a great photo tour of the current area where beloved Ponce De Leon Park once existed.
*Don't miss Sara's trip into big time poker.
And in the spirit of P.T. Barnum, right this way to see the incredible egress...