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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary #4: The Voting Experience, Money Matters, and What Do We Blog About Now?

Obama vs. McCain: What the Next President Will Mean for Day Traders

from Sarah Scrafford at Currency Trading.net

“In short, it’s going to be a bumpy ride regardless of what happens on election day.”

Happily Oblivious » Dismantling the Military-Industrial Complex

from Happily Oblivious

“The founding fathers warned that standing armies were dangerous to liberty. There is no reason to have a large standing army during peacetime. Yet today America has the second largest active military force in the world. One could argue that the United States is not, ‘at peace’, but when one looks at how many years the United States has been engaged in armed conflict since the end of World War II it only confirms the idea that the presence of a large standing army results in more war.”

Doing My Civic Duty in Sweden

from A Swedish American in Sweden

“Europeans are anxiously awaiting the end of, what they see as, the disastrous Bush era.

I on the other hand am just excited to be able to vote from abroad for the first time.”

Political Jokes

from Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith

“The Supreme Court ruled there cannot be a Nativity scene in Washington, D.C. this Christmas. This isn’t for any religious or constitutional reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the nation’s capitol. There was no problem however finding enough asses to fill the stable.”

Reality Check: The President Can’t Save Us, Nor Should He

from The Money Hawk

“The only type of reliance that’s worth anything is self-reliance and anything short of full personal accountability is also short of real long term change.”

An Obsessive’s Lament

from Mad Kane’s Political Madness

Poetry for the political blogger. 😉

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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary Issue #1

Welcome to the very first official issue of The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary. When I first started this carnival, I simply linked to each submission directly from the carnival page, but politics have suddenly become rather exciting, and I received enough submissions to constitute an actual issue. Politics are serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find the humor in the political headlines. This carnival aims to poke fun at all politics, no matter the political slant (I may not agree with ’em, but I support their right to share their views), and to make you think. However, we also enjoy more serious commentary, as quite a bit of the politics in our nation have been anything but funny. Without further ado, here are the latest submissions.


I Get Email

GrrlScientist gives us a bit of biting humor. “The Blue States want to secede from the Union, and leave the Red States to their own devices. Here’s the official letter from the Blue States to the Red States.”

Ode To John “Air-Quotes” McCain

A humorous ditty from Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

A little clever commentary from the right, courtesy of Donklephant. ” It looks like Barack Obama will indeed succeed in uniting the left with the far left and maybe even bring in the moderate left, leaving only fiscal conservatives, libertarians and limited government advocates without a voice or any practical representation in Washington. But that is ok, since we will certainly get new taxes without that representation. Kind of nostalgic.”

Grown Ass People: Dissecting abortion and crayfish

Dan Blustein delivers well-written commentary, using one of the most unique metaphors I’ve ever seen injected into a political discussion. “Insights into abortion and Sarah Palin by dissecting crayfish.”

Confessions of an X republican

A few thoughts from Buddha of Hollywood on why he went independent.

Do Not Vote

Monopoly on Reason gives us a controversial commentary on the democratic process.

Why the Republican Party needs to Split

Phil for Humanity writes, “Traditionally, conservative meant fiscal responsibility, small government, support of old fashion values, and support of small businesses.”

A Reality Check For the Wall Street Journal About the Bush-McCain Tax Cuts

Disillusioned Words offers commentary on tax and spend: past, present, and potential future.

The Law of Unintended Consequences Part III—Something for Nothing

Brought to us by Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, this insightful commentary will make you think. Excellent post, highly recommended. It is very long, but worth the read.

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