Objectivist Round Up #50

Welcome to the June 26, 2008 edition of the Objectivist Round Up. This is #50, and just happens to be the first Round Up to come out since the birth of Mr. Sean Riordan Casey. Thus it's fitting that this edition is an especially good one, and I think he approves. At least he's contemplating it.

The Man!What you talkin' bout, Willis?

[UPDATE: Myrhaf's post added here - 06/27/08]

Myrhaf presents To Abstain Or Not To Abstain posted at Myrhaf, saying, "In this post I air my agonizing about the wretched Presidential nominees."


Andrew Dalton presents Heh posted at Witch Doctor Repellent, saying, "The Democrats are trying to organize the nuts and bolts of their upcoming convention in a politically correct way, particularly with regard to Mother Earth. They will get the headaches that they deserve."

Ari Armstrong presents The Faith-Based Politics of Abortion posted at AriArmstrong.com, saying, "James Dobson's spat with Barack Obama, along with absurd arguments from Colorado Right to Life and its defenders, illustrate the faith-based foundation of the anti-abortion crusade."

Brian Phillips presents Houston Property Rights: property rights posted at Houston Property Rights, saying, "This blog is dedicated to protecting property rights in Houston. Houston does not have zoning. I helped defeat zoning in the 1990's, and I intend to do so again."

Damon Payne presents Not for profit? Morally Bankrupt! posted at Damon Payne: Hand waving software architect.

Darren Cauthon presents McCain: Invent, Or Else posted at Darren Cauthon.

Diana Hsieh presents Biblical Law Versus Freedom of Religion posted at NoodleFood, saying, "My letter to the editor strongly opposing biblically-based law -- particularly Colorado's proposed 'personhood amendment' granting full legal rights to a fertilized egg -- was published in the Vail Daily."

Edward Cline presents Galileo and Oil posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "Just as Muslims the world over cheered when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9/11, environmentalists would welcome the destruction of the U.S., and through lawsuits and 'eco-terrorism' are working to bring it about."

Gus Van Horn presents My First Bush Bulb posted at Gus Van Horn, saying, "A word to the wise: 'These sickly, twisted mercury-infused votive candles of the Church of Global Warming ... [sometimes] ... come disguised as real light bulbs.'"

John presents TCS - Not taken seriously posted at Try Reason!, saying, "This first in a series of articles on education philosophy takes a look at a fringe movement called Taking Children Seriously."

Kim presents Yale Calls MIT and Raises--A LOT posted at Kim's Play Place, saying, "For those autodidacts out there. Enjoy!"

Paul Hsieh presents Government Medical System in Japan Requires Mandatory Waistline Checks posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "Why 'universal health care' leads to creeping government infringements of rights in all sectors of life."

Thomas Rogers presents HIPS: the thin end of the wedge in your front door posted at Laissez Faire, saying, "An article on the government's abuse of its power over people with the Home Information Packs - and the new Energy Performance Certificates - in the UK."

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Jenn Casey said...

What a pleasant surprise to see Mr. Sean! I assure you that he is already a big Objectivist Round Up fan. :o)

Thanks for hosting!

Kim said...

Nice job! Thanks for including my post.

Myrhaf said...

I submitted a post this week, but it didn't make the carnival.

C. August said...

Oy! Jenn and I have discussed the problems with the carnival software, and it looks like your post was lost in the shuffle. I just added it.

As far as I understand it, this is the situation. The owner of the carnival has admin rights to the account. If a guest blogger is designated as the week's host, then they should be given admin rights for that week, which means they can see all the entries for the week.

But what has been happening is that the only way for hosts to post the carnival is to recreate it by taking each individual emailed submission and creating the carnival manually. FYI, one thing that seems to be working is that the guest host is getting email confirmation of submissions. That's how I created the round up.

But I double checked, and I never got your email confirmation.

I do apologize. Both Jenn and I have submitted support requests to the Blog Carnival folk. But considering it's free, I have little confidence that it will be fixed quickly.

Myrhaf said...

Thanks for adding the post late. I got an email titled something about confirmation, but I deleted it unopened, thinking it was a confirmation to me that you had received my entry. I suspect that is why you didn't get an email confirmation. Sorry about that, chief.

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