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Carnival of Entrepreneurship – Grand Opening

February 9, 2006 | By | No Comments

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Powerline’s Scott Johnson, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. and Paul Mirengoff

at the American Poitical Science Association, fall 2005

credit: Jack Yoest

A weblog reader wrote to Powerline: “Thanks for Changing the World!” When they wrote about errors on the CBS icon 60 Minutes. And bringing to the public news and expertise that had not been seen anywhere else.

Scott Allen is continuing this trend.

Whenever Your Business Blogger talks with journalists from the Main Stream Media, they always complain that there is no editorial oversight in the blogosphere.

The journalists are wrong. As usual.

Note the emergence and growth of Carnivals. They review and select the best offerings. Weblog readers and writers are segmenting down to narrower and narrower niches with greater and greater expertise.

Until they become like the old joke about Ph.D. dissertations: Knowing more and more about less and less.

And this is good. Blog readers and commenters provide some of the sharpest insight and critique around in any medium. Editorial oversight, as it were.

Here is the case study: Scott Allen has started up a start-up for start ups for weblog readers and writers. Free consulting. Every Week.

At The Carnival of Entrepreneurship. Up and running at Scott’s.

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Michael Barone, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff

credit: Jack Yoest

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See more on the expertise of Scott Allen in the extended entry.

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Cross post from Jack Yoest.

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Happy Blog-Birthday, Maggie's Farm . . .

January 31, 2006 | By | No Comments

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This is Niagara Falls in 1911 — when I was a kid we lived in nearby Tonawonda, NY and took all Southern visitors to see the Falls. But I’d never seen this picture. Amazing.

Anyway, I snagged it from Maggie’s Farm. Scroll down their page for some funny stuff. . .

Monday at 9:30 AM: Webcast of Blogs4Life!

January 22, 2006 | By | No Comments

If you are in Washington, D.C., come on by 801 G Street tomorrow morning at 9:30 to join the Blogs for Life gathering!

If you can’t be there, tune in to the LIVE WEBCAST, here!

Blogger Meet Up At March For Life

January 22, 2006 | By | No Comments

Cross Post from Jack Yoest

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Blogs for LifeOver 50 bloggers have signed up. We will be live blogging the annual March for Life in Your Nation’s Capital, Monday 23 January 2006. See Blogs4Life.

The blogger event is co-sponsored by Tim from Pro-Life Blogs and Peter Shinn from March Together and Family Research Council.

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Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., will be assisting with logistics. She blogs at FRCBlog and Reasoned Audacity.

Charmaine Yoest Interviewed on Basil's Blog

January 16, 2006 | By | No Comments

Cross Post from Jack Yoest

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Basil’s BlogThe Award Winning Basil’s Blog is running an interview with Charmaine from Reasoned Audacity.

Go visit. For the secrets.

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Basil’s Blog was a Finalist in the Weblog Awards as Best New Blog for 2005.

Basil Interviews Jack Yoest!

January 14, 2006 | By | No Comments

One of my favorite blogs is basil’s blog. He interviews other bloggers as a regular feature: today he has an interview with. . . Jack Yoest! It’s a lot of fun and even I learned a couple things about a guy I know fairly well. . .

(Tomorrow he is posting an interview with me.)

Blogger Row at the Alito Hearings

January 11, 2006 | By | One Comment

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Tim Petty of the RSC and Scott Johnson of Powerline

Spent the day today at Blogger Row up on Capitol Hill, covering the Alito hearings, courtesy of the Senate Republican Conference — who’ve caught the blogging vision big-time. They brought so many Senators by to see us that it was hard to get blog posts up — I’ve got some great quotes coming up for you from Senators Hatch, Brownback and Kyl and Congressman Trent Franks.

Anyway, the real fun, of course was the bloggers! I got to spend the day sitting with Scott Johnson of Powerline, Ed Morrissey of Captain’s Quarters and his First Mate Marcia, Ian Schwartz from Political Teen, Tim Chapman from Townhall.com, Rob Bluey frmo Human Events and Alitoblog.com, Patrick Cleary of National Association of Manufacturers — they have a blog! — and Flip from Suitably Flip.

They’ve all got great coverage of the day.

Family Research Council Starts Group Blog

January 10, 2006 | By | No Comments

Cross Posted From Jack Yoest.

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at www.FRCBlog.org. FRC launched the blog on January 6th to promote public education on important policy issues.

The non-profit is on the cutting edge of conversation on the Sam Alito Senate hearings.

I think they are off to a great start as a new group blog. Do visit the FRCBlog and let me know what you think.

Soon, all major corporations and not-for-profits will be hosting blogs. FRC is proving to be an early adopter of this communication channel.

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Predictions for 2006

December 29, 2005 | By | 3 Comments

Over at the Corner. Some are really funny. My favorite, from Jonah Goldberg:

Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame will enter talks to launch their own talk/reality show. Even after a sweeps week episode in which Wilson eats 6 pounds of yellow cake from in-between Plame’s cleavage with his hands tied behind his back, he will take great offense at anyone who suggests he’s a publicity hound.

UPDATE: Took a quick stroll by the Anchoress and found she had weighed in with predictions. This one is hilarious:

Howard Dean will not be DNC chair by the end of the year. He will be replaced by affable eye candy of some sort, capable of bumper-sticker-speak. John Kerry will make all sorts of noises about running again for the WH, but at the last possible moment, he will declare himself uninterested due to his deep committment to the people of Massachusetts. A quick search through his Beacon Hill garbage will reveal a bloody horse’s head.

Another favorite from the Corner, from KLOyou KNOW it will happen:

Hillary Clinton makes a cameo appearance on Commander-in-Chief.

C’mon my Reasoned and Audacious readers. . . what are YOUR predictions??

Your New Year’s Resolutions. . .

December 29, 2005 | By | No Comments

. . . be sure to include “Subscribe to Reasoned Audacity.”

Hey, it’s free.

And it doesn’t involve giving up chocolate. . .