Welcome to the first Volunteer Tailgate Party of 2005! Pull up a chair, grab a cold beverage and some food and check out the best and brightest from the Rocky Top Brigade.
Starting things off this time is Thomas Nephew over at Newsrack with this entry about ”Cruel, inhuman, or degrading” treatment – like waterboarding – is OK if nonmilitary personnel do it abroad
Nephew also offers up this question--How can we object to Iran’s crimes and not to our own?
Say Uncle offers up a look at the current state of gun control in the United States
A gun buyback program?
Say Uncle digs into this controversy.
The Newswriter at What Is It Today? offers up her own account about hearing about the tsunami.
She also questions Time Magazine's choice for Man of the Year.
You'll Always Find a Fifth puts together some links about the advantages of living in a big city.
If you're living in Tennessee, then you know Governor Bredeson has made some huge changes to the TennCare system. Les Jones looks at the recent TennCare reforms.
The (Almost) Daily Comment was on hiatus...but he's back now. And he's making up for lost time. Check out his (almost) daily comments
How can we believe conclusions without documented proof or sources
? asks Barry over at Inn of the Last Home in his posted called "Sources"
He fought the law and the law won....
Barry from Inn of the Last Home discusses his adventures in traffic court.
Paisley Dreams' Libby combines two great things--Christmas and duct tape
Cathy over at Domestic Pyschology shares memories of the cabin her family stayed in
during vacations. She also warns us that it's Girl Scout cookie time
Do you blog at work? (OK, who doesn't?!?)
Sugarfused looks at how people blog during working hours
and generates a lot of discussion...
Finally, yours truely offers up the story of being Santa's elf for my two year old niece
. And I celebrated a Big Orange birthday this week and I can't resist sharing the details
Thanks to everyone for participating! And let's make plans to have another Volunteer Tailgate Party soon!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/21/2005 08:01:00 AM