Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer Carnivals

“Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left,” said Victor Hugo. While not wishing to contradict the novelist who gave us Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, I must disagree.

Is there no carnival left? I think not. In fact, over the past month, several carnivals have cited posts from this blog.

For instance, the July 29, 2009, edition of the Carnival of the Conservatives (presented at The Quisani League) noted under the category "Libertarianist":

Wenchypoo presents Meet the New Boss—Ollie Garchy posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket.

Lavender presents A Look At Health Care posted at News for Freedom Daily.

Rick Sincere presents Slow Brew posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, saying, “Report from the Fourth of July Tea Party in Charlottesville, Virginia — including video.”

On August 2, the 23rd Book Review Blog Carnival, published by Bart's Bookshelf, included this entry under the category of "Non-Fiction":
Rick Sincere from Rick Sincere Thoughts, reviews Was 1959 the Year Everything Changed by Fred Kaplan: saying that: No matter how you look at it, however, Kaplan falls quite short in making the case for his hyperbolic claim that 1959 was the year that everything changed – or even the year that changed everything.
Tax Carnival #56: Dog Days of Summer 2009, published at Don't Mess With Taxes, included this item:
The healthcare reform topic is on Rick Sincere's mind in To Sur, With Love. The post at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts "compares the current proposed healthcare surtax with Gerald Ford's failed surtax proposal of 1974."
That same article was reprinted at Naked Liberty after it was submitted to the Carnival of Conservative Conversations.

At Kitsch Slapped, the fourth edition of "History Is Ephemeral," "where ephemera & history lovers share & obsess," we find these items:
Rick Sincere presents Smoke Gets in Your Eyes posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts.

Val Ubell presents Unique Militaria: WWI Sheet Music andDiscovering Fabulous Artwork: Collecting Edward Gorey Books — both posted at Collectors’ Quest.

Marty presents My Apology to Eugene Levy (or My Drink with John Candy) posted at Ephemera.

The August 7 edition of the Trivia Carnival -- posted at, naturally, The Place for Trivia -- included this:
Rick Sincere presents Happy 100th, Vivian Vance! posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, saying, "On the occasion of her 100th birthday, I found some intriguing and unexpected connections between Vivian Vance and other celebrities."
Finally, over at the BoBo Files, the BoBo Carnival of Politics (August 9, 2009, edition) features these five items under the heading "Conservative":
Phil B. presents 7 Reasons Why Cash for Clunkers is a Bad Idea posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “The “Cash for Clunkers” Program only seems like a good idea to stimulate the economy..”

Jared Rhoads presents Keep the pressure on posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “So far, ordinary Americans have done a very good job of resisting the government’s proposed takeover of healthcare. We need to keep the pressure on.”

Rick Sincere presents Remembering Ernest W. Lefever posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts.

Scott Spiegel presents Democrats Demand Sartorial Handicap in Health Care Reform Debate posted at Scott Spiegel.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents World Currencies In The Recession, One Trillion Dollars Visualized posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “I cover some neat material that I found from’s blog: take a look at how world currencies have fared in the global recession. I also show a video that helps us visualize the kind of spending our government is doing!”

If the world is a circus, blog carnivals keep us from spinning out of control.

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