Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Carnival of NJ Bloggers - #32 - Christmas Edition

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Carnival of NJ Bloggers - #32 - Christmas Edition


Bill O'Reilly has won yet another year's battle in the War on Christmas! Despite the godless-liberal-secular-humanist's best efforts to take the Christ out of Christmas, they have failed. And the Proof is in the millions of 2006 calendars distributed worldwide! Let's hope the same bloody war will not have to be waged to achieve the same on 2007's Calendars!

Speaking of wars. A special salute to our soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world. Stay safe, and know that even a godless liberal secular humanist agnostic supports you!

That being said! Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Carnival of NJ Bloggers!!

I initially thought about pulling the typical "'Twas the night Before Christmas" cliche, but alas, I have much to do and not much time to be that creative. Lucky for us, Gigglechick provides the legal version.

Ill try to throw in a sugar plum fairy once in a while, but don't hold your nutcracker's hopes up.

Speaking of calendars, Shamrocketship describes one beautifully.

Granted this is only marginally related to NJ, the NYC Transit Workers went on strike then went off strike, all without a contract. Here is my take. Then head over to Fausta's place for the anti-strike stance. Apparently the great James Wolcott gave her some linkage. By the way, the TWU endorsed Bloomberg's rival Fernando Ferrer for the 2005 mayoral campaign.

So name calling by the Mayor shouldn't come as a surprise.

A major blow was dealt to Intelligent Design this week in Dover, PA. Center for NJ life, and The Eternal Golden Braid give us their take. Tami the One True's post is also sorta related. Darwinists everywhere are having a Merrier Christmas already.

And rounding up the political stuff was the revelation of Warrentless Domestic Spying by our fearless leader. This threw the entire blogosphere into a tiff. Converstive/Libertarians tried to find a place for a police state in their ideaologies. The Opinion Mill, searches for honest conservatives, yet he need not look any further, NJ has one of its very own in NJ Conservative. Here is my take.

Apparently, Princeton was also a target of spying, has the skinny. Bluejerz also points out that Monmouth is the only Republican county to have approved domestic partner benefits (ie. equal rights for gay folks). If only Ocean County Freeholders would follow suit.

Meanwhile, Maverick McCain wasn't such a Maverick this week. Meet The Press confused me last week, and let's hope the NYT Ombudsman addresses my questions. (I love a captive audience!)

Armies of Liberation gives us the skinny on Yemen. Apparently the world ain't too happy with their domestic corruption ways.

Xpat continues his crusade against Steve Lipski (I hope he gets a big lumpa coal). Xpat then helps debunk abortion statistics and any percieved "pro-life shift."

Now onto In Memoriam:
Down the Shore remembers Barry Halper.

Eternal Golden Braid
leads us to a touching letter.


Let's get back to holiday spirit cheer!!

Sad old Goth gives us great idears for gifts. As does Eternal Golden Braid
who also wrote about Saturn here and here. Eternal had a "slow week."

Elves have taken over Berzrok's place. The holiday spirit is alive and well at Cinnaman's place in the form of Christmas People.

Mano A Vino is on vacation but left us some stiff cocktails to slurp on.

True Jersey Girl got shot down, in a blaze of glory, while watching Bon Jovi twice!

Tequila Shots for the Soul
admits to liking crappy music. We all have a list like this, but not many of us are brave enough to put it out there.

Steve Hart reviews Hammet's Red Harvest, and So Many Splendid Sundays; and does so magnificently.

Some random Jersey Shore Real Estate thoughts from Shorebubble.

Laughing at the Pieces stays true to its title with this little ditty.

Photos Go Here demonstrates the Geese Problem.

Jersey Goddess reports on dogs eating crocs (not for the faint of heart).

Barbie is obviously looking for an Imaginary Therapist.

Philomathean writes on the UMDNJ.

The Art of Getting By says yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

And finally The Contrarian, points us to a dead tree, and the newest Yankee, Johnny Damon (who somehow is being compared to Babe Ruth - where are our standards these days?)!

So that's it folks. It was my pleasure to host the Carnival on the Holy Day Holiday Bill O'Reilly saved once more! May you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Chanukah, and any other holiday that happens to fall on this time of year.

The Coallition of the Swilling should have the drunk New Year's Carnival up next week.

Until then, sing your favorite Holiday Songs.