I have been tagged with a “Thinking Blogger” award by my buddy Chuck at Bushmerika. The honors bestowed can be found here. My blogging doesn’t really show my thinking. I’ve joked before that I don’t think, I just ctrl V and ctrl C. I try to let the news and analyses speak for themselves and rarely say much about them. I am honored as hell of course, but have been slacking off so horribly (especially with regard to the pictures Chuck likes) in the last several months that I feel even less deserving than usual (which is to say, not at all). Chuck definitely does deserve his, and I would give him the award for sure if he hadn’t already received it.
THE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.
My first five in random order:
I am not going to write glowingly about these blogs. If you know them, you already know why I chose them. If you aren’t familiar with them, nothing I can say can do them justice, so please go check them out for yourself. I think you’ll be glad you did. Thanks!
Overall Winner and Non-Fiction Winner
My War: Killing Time In Iraq by Colby Buzzell
May 15, 2007, 3:52 pm
In the good old days when print was king, nobody spoke ill of the dead, and if someone did, nobody else would know about until the obituaries came out the next day. As we all know, with the rise of the blogosphere things have changed; still, the death of Jerry Falwell today seems to have set new heights in terms of both haste and venom. (more…)
There are actually countless examples where previously unchallenged national journalists have been confronted by the work of bloggers, and one such incident occurred yesterday when The Washington Post’s David Broder hosted an “online chat” and one of the questioners read from a post I wrote critiquing Broder’s column yesterday.
February 3, 2007
By STACY SCHIFF
If you believe, as I do, that darkness shrouded the Earth until someone thought to brew coffee at breakfast, at which time the stupor lifted, the neurons engaged and the Enlightenment dawned, then Robert Bohannon may be your new best friend. (more…)
As reported elsewhere on this late this afternoon, Iraq’s Interior Ministry acknowledged Thursday that an Iraqi police officer whose existence had been denied by the Iraqis and the U.S. military — and mocked by conservative bloggers in the U.S. — is in fact an active member of the force, and said he now faces arrest for speaking to the media.
CAIRO: In a cramped jail cell in Alexandria, Egypt, sits a soft-spoken 22-year-old student. Kareem Amer was sent to prison for over a month for allegedly “defaming the president of Egypt” and “highlighting inappropriate aspects that harm the reputation of Egypt.” Where did Amer commit these supposed felonies? On his weblog.