Carnival of the Liberals #73

September 9, 2008 at 7:49 pm 10 comments

Welcome to the 73rd edition of Carnival of the Liberals! As I’m sure you know, the Republicans had their convention in St. Paul this past week, and boy was it a…well….something. Between Gramps McMaverick and Sarah “Liar, Liar, Lipstick Pitbull on Fire” Palin, I feel pretty good about November. Am I the only one who found it amusing (at least in a sense) that there was a hurricane afoot during the RNC? You’re doing a heckuva job, whitey.

Without any further ado, let’s get this party started! As you might imagine, most of the pieces this week have to do with the RNC and Palin in particlar. Lori at Between Us Girls gives us her take on Palin’s VP bid in Sarah Palin for President? I Think I Need a Reality Check.

Of course, Palin played the elitism card at the RNC (a card which, frankly, I’m sick-and-freaking tired of seeing trotted out). Submitted to a Candid World has a great piece up calling her (and anyone that plays those games) out on it with Just a Small Town Girl… .

I was somewhat concerned, like some others, that some disillusioned Hillary supporters might jump ship and get behind the McCain/Palin ticket…that is, until Palin opened her mouth. Holly at Menstrual Poetry gives us a succinct breakdown of why we shouldn’t worry in Sarah Palin is Not a Feminist. On a slightly comic bent, Madeline at Mad Kane’s Political Madness gives us a nice little ditty in Sarah Who???.

Meg at Simpson’s Paradox also fills us in a bit on Palin as well as the election in a more general sense with respect to Obama’s appeal to a younger audience in Obligatory Election Comments.

Ed, who is apparently rub-a-dub-dubbing in Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, takes a look at the positions that McCain takes on education – and the consequences of those positions – in McCain Offers to Sacrifice American Education.

Barry at Staring at Empty Pages provides us with a good read on Palin’s religious tendencies as well as reasons why religion should stay the hell out of politics in general in “God is my dictator”. Related, The Ridger at The Greenbelt discusses the discussion/debate that Obama and McCain had with Rick Warren in Beyond Good and Evil.

If you want to read something that doesn’t have to do with the RNC, then I suggest you read these pieces on economics which I found to be quite good. Top-Down v. Bottom-Up – Economics 101 by Tracee at BlogFabulous gives us the choice between working at Walmart or Google; personally, I think working for Google would be hawt. In addition, Jeffrey Stingerstein at Disillusioned Words does a nice job shredding a WSJ editorial on how Bush has been really super-duper for the economy in Holding the Wall Street Journal’s Feet to the Fire on the Economy.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this edition of Carnival of the Liberals as much as I enjoyed hosting and reading all of the submissions. The next edition will be September 24th at XXBN Radio Blog.


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ames  |  September 9, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the link! I see you hate David Kirby too; well done 🙂

  • 2. Ames  |  September 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    And law school where? I’m at NYU.

  • 3. Carnival of the Liberals #73: RNC Mania! | Neural Gourmet  |  September 10, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    […] Convention and even found one or two posts not about John McCain or Sarah Palin. Read it all at Redonkulous Redundancy. The next installment of Carnival of the Liberals is in two weeks time on September 24th with […]

  • 4. Carnival of the Liberals #73  |  September 10, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    […] surprise that this edition is a lot about Palin & McCain, but there’s some on the economy and religion in […]

  • 5. varkam  |  September 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm


    I just started at the University of Kentucky. No one warned me I’d actually have to do *work* in law school. Hmph.


  • 6. Hitting the virtual midways « Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub  |  September 11, 2008 at 5:29 am

    […] Carnival of the Liberals #73, hosted by Redonkulous Redundancy — the post-Republican National Convention issue, with commentary about Republican vice president-nominee Sarah Palin.  And more serious stuff, too. […]

  • 7. carnival of the liberals | Tangled Up in Blue Guy  |  September 11, 2008 at 9:03 am

    […] Convention and even found one or two posts not about John McCain or Sarah Palin. Read it all at Redonkulous Redundancy. The next installment of Carnival of the Liberals is in two weeks time on September 24th with […]

  • 8. Truth Justice  |  September 12, 2008 at 2:04 am

    “You’re doing a heckuva job, whitey”

    Why the racist statement? What, exactly, is the purpose of that statement?

    I expected better from a supposed teacher. But maybe I shouldn’t be surprised taking into account the sorry state of public education in the USA.

  • 9. varkam  |  September 12, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Truth Justice,

    Couple of things.

    First, I’m not a teacher. I have never purported to be a teacher, nor do I want to be a teacher. I have no idea where you got that from.

    Second, I thought it was funny given this administration’s problem with FEMA and hurricanes, especially in light of Bush’s comment to then FEMA director Mike Brown (“You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie”).

    Third, I’m about as white as it gets, so…yeah.


  • 10. The Ridger  |  September 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Sorry for the late comment, but thanks for the great job hosting this time!


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