November 29, 2005

Cotillion Ball - Girls want to have fun, Women do

I'm so honored to again host this week's Cotillion Ball. What with the Thanksgiving hurrah and the mad rush into winter, the plucky gals still gave it a go at some excellent writing that I highlight here today.

Faust at The Bad Hair Blog succinctly lays out the facts on staying the course in Iraq. No emotionalism, no spin, just the facts, ma'm.

If you're not reading Jane at Armies of Liberation, let me remind you that Santa sees everything as is keeping a list. Avoid that lump of coal and read about how the Yemeni government has wigged out in the wake of Jane's interview on Al-Jazeera.

From the Thawrah, the government newspaper, to the Congress Party’s newspaper ( Al-Methaq) and between them, all the government and the websites newspapers even the small bulletins and independent journals which they use the public money all of them have nothing to say only talking about Jane Novak the describing her as a conspirator, Zionist, traitor, unemployed and the owner of a bad website and lying sources.
Standing ovation for Jane. Many times one can take pride in just who hates you.

One of the most enjoyable things I've found since becoming a member of the Cotillion is the free exchange of ideas (and backroom silliness) among the sisters. We can even respectfully disagree with each other. Imagine that! We aren't Stepford wives. While I'm personally an advocate of the death penalty, do read the very thoughtful entry, Why I don't like the death penality from Zendo Deb at TFS Magnum examining the recent case of Ruben Cantu.

In what reads as a live-blog of Thanksgiving, Sissy at sisu takes us from discovery that the turkeys were partially frozen to naptime after a hearty meal. Complete with pictures! Uh, Sissy, there really is such a thing as gingerbread Peeps??

Charmaine at Reasoned Audicity digs up an article that highlights the gender differences people bring to money management and studies that show, yes indeed, women make better money managers. As Dennis Prager opines, either a study confirms common sense, or it's wrong. Heh.

Leave it to Beth to bring lemonade to the party. Feeling a bit burned out she launches the 2005 Badblog Awards. Categories include:

  • Worst email spamming link whore

  • Worst comment link-dropping link whore

  • Worst troll (must have their own blog; no non-blogging trolls)

  • Worst “blog fight” of the year


I'm sure you're going to enjoy reading the eclectic collection of writings I have linked. My thanks to all The Cotillion sisters and we'll be back next week.

(crossposted at Darleen's Place)

Posted by Darleen at November 29, 2005 12:14 AM

Standing ovation for you Darleen dear, from Jane the Zionist, lying traitor with a bad website. Did you see they accused me of a romatic relationship with an oppostionist? I cant believe it, there is no end to the depths to which they will sink. And for the record: NO I'm not.

Posted by: Jane at November 29, 2005 01:00 AM

The bad blog awards are reaaly a blast as are all our other Debutantes.

Posted by: Jane at November 29, 2005 01:01 AM

Thankyou Darleen!

Posted by: Fausta at November 30, 2005 02:53 PM