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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The New and Improved BZ Blogroll!

Since beginning to regularly post in October of this year (though I've been on Blogger since June of 2004), in one meagre month I've somehow managed to cultivate a loyal band of readers, some new friends, and insight into the worlds of other Bloggers. I've been in digital contact with Kansas, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, New York and other portions of Fornicalia.

I find this absolutely astounding. And quite admittedly, a whole lot of fun.

It became more fun when I updated the look of the blog itself, figured out how to add links, add photographs (like the Northern Fornicalia Mesomorphic Zippered Squirrel to the left -- not your average rodent and found only in the Sierra Nevada Mountains), change titles and the like.

In other words, personalize and customize it just a bit more. I'm still working on the "add a photo to your profile" thing. And some day I'll figure out how to add more titles to the blogroll bar.

Oddly enough, that nicely transitions to an update of my blogroll. I had initial aspirations of linking up with the Western Alliance in the Sacramento, Fornicalia area (where I work), but there exists no application form for this and I fear my request to Eric Hogue, who likely receives 179 e-mails per day from various nutjobs like myself, has been placed on Ignore Mode.

With that in mind, and in consideration of those who have so scrupulously supported me in my freshman blogging efforts, I realize I must remake my blogroll. To wit:

You may already know Mahndisa Rigmaiden from Manhdisa's Thoughts, an exquisite and detailed blog consisting of "ethics and morality discussions with a bit o' physics." Her posts are heavily researched, annotated, and open a wide variety of discussions on tons of topics -- hence her vast comment sourcing and the reason for her being a comment magnet of the First Degree in the Blogosphere. She has been an unflagging supporter and promoter of my site, and for this I humbly doff my hat. Thanks, Mahndisa!

Speaking of hats, one must always visit the Big White Hat, a God-fearing Texan with a Texas-sized heart who couples his thoughts by way of an incredibly facile writing style. BWH can put more thought, emotion and insight into one paragraph than I can in an entire post. I challenge you to read one of his posts and not pause, exhale, and reflect on the deep meaning within. He's just that good.

Fetching Jen delves into local (meaning: Sacramento, Fornicalia) power politics and describes herself as "a modish, semi-hip, conservative woman of today's world." She's a founding member of the Western Alliance of bloggers, and absolutely had me hooked when I first read her post about a "right student," where her son delivered a remarkably mature analysis of abortion in his class at school. Go here and see what her son said -- and don't dare miss her posts!

Eddie Lamperts' A Conservative's Conservative blog offers the "deep thoughts of a proud right winger," by way of erudite, educated observations of the political world. Eddie is precisely what he professes to be: a true Right Winger and sharp-witted advocate of the GOP. Smartly equipped to handle the most acerbic of left wing attack, Eddie writes with panache, a touch of sarcasm and an eye to God.

One day Little Miss Chatterbox started appearing on my comments, and I knew I had to find her blog, The Chatterbox Chronicles. I can relate to her having a bit of an epiphany whilst upgrading the look of her blog -- and a very nice job you've done, I might add! She asks: "What happened on Fox News? What is Rush talking about today? Has something happened to provoke the ire of conservatives everywhere? Little Miss Chatterbox is happy to tell you all about it!" A mother of four with wonderful religious insight, LMC writes with authority, style and charm.

A resident of America's true Kansas heartland, Rebecca of Revka's Take is a mother, likewise with four children (all sons -- kinda like my mom!), who has taken on the huge task of homeschooling her eldest -- and I can sure see why, with the 9th Circuit's recent ruling! A big fan of Anne Coulter (and what Right-thinking person isn't?), Rebecca is pondering the transition from a political bent to a bit of a home journal about the raising of autistic children. She writes with clear and present passion and, quite frankly, I'd kinda hate to see her give up the political spectrum entirely. When I want to immerse myself in the passionate right artery, I go see her!

And, of course, the usual assortment of high-powered suspects, bloggers and idealogues.

All subject to change. Member FDIC. Batteries not included. Contents may have settled during shipping. Go get 'em!


Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 08 05

Whoa Blo Zep: Thx so much for mentioning all of us. It is so interesting because I came across Eddie's blog via Fetching Jen's and yours too. And within three weeks or so, you me, Rebecca and Ms. Chatterbox all get a fair amount of traffic and comments. I really like the interaction and love your analysis. I also like the fact that you keep things rooted in reality and the pics are excellent and creative. I often find that I have a tendency to ramble, which I am working on. Needless to say you still are my first non institutional blogger on the roll because of how you do things here! Keep it up and you know, each day more folks will see your website and listen to the common sense you supply! Have a good rest of day:)

Tue Nov 08, 02:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Love the picture. Thanks so much for the plug. As I've ventured into the blog world it has been interesting and fun. I appreciate your blog and it has been easy for me to visit it regularly because I always like what you have to say. Everybody has their unique interests and unique perspective on things. But you always pick subjects and takes on things that interest me. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog regularly too. You're awesome.

Tue Nov 08, 02:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mahndisa and LMC: Thanks a metric tonne for the compliments!! The blog just needed a bit of "housecleaning." :^)

I gotta admit, this blogging thing is a national forest of fun!!

Tue Nov 08, 02:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

Blo zep,
Wow, thanks for your encouraging mention of my blog! No, i do not plan to stop. Actually, i find it difficult. I refuse to let a pesky little picture of a rat deter me. (You know the lib who has a nasty rodent for his pic).
Your rodent.. the squirrel, is more clever, cute and pleasant to view.
I would love to see you do some cute little alterations on the pictures of Susan Estrich,Alan , and Daschle. Did you see Colmes love fest with Daschle the other night on Hannity and Colmes. It was so sickening. DId you hear Daschles and the dems' new solution to the war in Iraq??
You will be hearing this soon as talking points eventually. He said.."We are going to re-distribute our military". .OOHHH!! How astounding!! "We are going to make sure Iraq can defend themselves, then get out and put more troops in Afghanistan"..

SHEEZZZ.. where does this come from?? Aren't we already doing that in IRaq?? They want to do what Bush is already doing. except they put the twist word in "re-direction" to make it sound like it is their brand new plan. They added the fact that they would take troops from Iraq and put them in Afghanistan. WHAT???

This is what the dems call a plan.. This is their answer to our long unanswered question.."SO, what is your plan, dems.. you don't have a plan, or a solution"..

I am quite amazed at your ability to write to be quite honest. And your review of everyone's blog. You really were right on the money with all of them.

Tue Nov 08, 02:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I mentioned you in my latest post :-).

Tue Nov 08, 03:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks Rebecca! Daschle was voted out for a reason; he's about as relevant as skivvies on a chicken with lipstick. Or, perhaps about as relevant as Jimmy Carter.

LMC: I'll have to zip over and look! :^)

Tue Nov 08, 04:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Fantastic picture.

Thanks for the linkage.

Hey fix rebecca's link on the blogroll. She lost her blogspot and can't get out of the house without it.

Wed Nov 09, 07:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks for the link, I appreciate it. I plan on linking you as well, I am just slow and lazy about these things. Have a great day!

Wed Nov 09, 09:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BWH: uh-oh, I better re-check that link. Will do.

Eddie: it was my pleasure to do so. A link your your great site would be appreciated!

Thanks to one and all!

Wed Nov 09, 10:21:00 AM PST  

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