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Read about the California Bear Flag League’s Summer Conference here:

Preparing for 2006: Bloggers Gaining Access

As the influence of blogs grows, more often bloggers are gathering news directly in addition to commenting on stories from the traditional press. The Bear Flag League is putting together a summer conference on bringing bloggers and newsmakers together.

When: July 17, 2005
1 pm
Special preevent gathering at noon for League Members only

Where: Pasadena California

Price: $50 includes lunch and midafternoon break

Keynote speaker: Dan Weintraub,
The California Insider

Panels:
Blogs as Part of a Political Campaign
How Blogs Impact Campaigns and Make Policy

Moderated by Scott Schmidt, former Communcations Director, Log Cabin California

Hosted by Calblog, Irish Lass, Local Liberty Blog

Co-hosted by Boi from Troy, The Pirate’s Blog

Hosting and co-hosting opportunities still available.

To secure your spot, click the Paypal button or email me.

Flap will definitely be there!

So, should YOU!

Bear Flag League Round-Up Redux Part 2

Posted Posted in Bear Flag League, Politics

Justene over at Calblog continues her exhaustive Round-Up of the Bear Flag League:

Bear Flag Roundup Part 4

L is for Land of the Free

Left Coast Conservative tells us just what he thinks of those fine Senators.

Check out Chris at Legal XXX on the effect of Barbara Boxer’s opposition.

How to choose between all the great posts on the Pope at Lex Communis? Well, send everyone to the post on St. Malachy because it’s just weird enough to make you wonder.

You can all thank me later for linking to Little Miss Attila.

Local Liberty Blog has a new and different (as in logical!) view of Earth Day.

M is for Mighty Fine Friends

Mad Mikey is also on my list of blogs I should read more often. Here he starts an interesting discussion on those Google satellite photos. Here he shares the journey through dialysis and the search for a kidney. He’s in such good humor that for a long time, I thought he was kidding about the kidney.

Master of None supports a logical conclusion: politics should stay out of religion, but religion has every right to get involved in politics.

Do. Not. Annoy. Mr. Mustard.

Molly’s blog is broken. I KNEW I had forgotten something. Now I know what I am doing after the roundup. AND I have an excuse to put off my own MT upgrade. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Miller’s Time may also be broken. That one is not my fault.

Moxie also takes on Earth Day and the results are remarkably entertaining.

Bear Flag Roundup Part 5

P is for Please Don’t Make Me Read the LA Times

Patio Pundit is also facing blog burnout but before he took a break, he put up some good thoughts on the UN.

Your Daily Prescott tells us who the real Pope is. Patrick is teasing but there are people who really believe that.

Patterico’s Pontifications, not really anonymous, you know, is a gold mone for posts. This week, See Dubya is helping to keep the pot boiling over. He revives the James Wood-9/11 story that I think has never gotten enough attention.

Pearly Gates gets the by-now-traditional bonus points for NFL draft analysis. I also don’t understand why the Broncos took Clarrett.

Far too many BFLers are on a break. Clearly we need some morale-boosting. Pink Slip Central is looking for a new home. For just a couple of months. Ugh.

Pirate’s Blog piles on re Earth Day. I like the Pirate’s style.

Professor Chaos reports, to my great disappointment that vodka does not cure a cold.

Bear Flag Roundup Part 6

Q is for Quit Goofing Off

I am all for finding inspiration wherever possible but QandO’s comments on the underpass stain are right on.

R is for Rolling Right Along

Raincross Conservative was on semi-hiatus but his was unintended.

There’s a funny side to the border problem and Res Ipsa Loquiter has it.

Right on the Left Beach has some great stuff but this IS a Bear Flag League roundup so checkout some BFL pictures.

Bangor Maine has it right and Roscoe’s Blog has the tale.

Ryan’s Head is also flush with Pope posts. He deserves a quote (the only one in the roundup?):

there are many of us who find Benedict XVI a sign of blessed reassurance that our Church is not about to fold like a hot hershey to the demands of a few reformers.

Bear Flag Roundup Part 7

O is for Oh, I found the OC Blog

True to its name, the OC Blog covers Orange County news. Check out info on what the OC Transit Authority is doing and who may launch a run for State Senate.

S is for Sure is a Big League

Selected Pete has an interesting discussion on those evolution films on IMAX that has spilled over to MSNBC — the discussion, not the films.

I suppose Shaking Spear would like me to link to some of his great posts but he has a teenage daughter who made a guest appearances and I am still a sucker for blogging teens so head over and read her entry.

Sneakeasy’s Joint has an interesting post on trying to be more social. I am always trying to be more social and then backsliding.

SoCal Law Blog has a copy of the amicus brief. Ok, ok. Here’s his take on the EFF vs. a SF law firm and it has nothing to do with the Pearcys.

T is for This is Not the The Category

Tan Horizons is a Catholic but has no post on Pope Benedict. And we had such a shortage. He does have an interesting look at religious bigotry.

othing to do with the Pearcys.

T is for This is Not the The Category

Tan Horizons is a Catholic but has no post on Pope Benedict. And we had such a shortage. He does have an interesting look at religious bigotry.

Bear Flag League Round-Up Redux Part 1

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Justene over at Calblog is completing a quite exhausting treatise on Bear Flag League Members:

Bear Flag Roundup Part 1

The league is large and doing things like filing an amicus brief (yes, I will keep mentioning it until you have all read it). Who are these league members? For those of you not watching the NFL draft, here’s your roundup:

A is for Apple v. Does

Aaron has returned in Aaron’s cc: I’ll break the rules at the beginning and instead of sending you to one of Aaron’s post, take a look at the third, THIRD, year of buy a gun day.

Over at Absinthe & Cookies, Ith is on vacation. You can still get cookies, though. Angela has posted this recipe for Blackberry Jam Bars. She says to cook at 400 degrees and watch for dark edges. I appear to be the only person in the country who cooks by smell. I can tell you if the food smells done, close, or burning and I am generally more accurate than the timer or looking at it.

There are baby pictures at Accidental Verbosity. I love baby pictures.

American Digest is on a ten-day hiatus and has left a list of posts worth reading from his archives. If your new to the League or just new to American Digest, this is a cornucopia of good stuff.

Annika has a good report on Pope Benedict’s early burst of ecumenism.

B is for Bear Flag League

Baldilocks commisserates with Condi over her rusty Russian. Rusty Russian or not, it’s tough to confuse Da and Nyet. Condi forgot it was a secret. She really is running for President (please, please, please).

Beautiful Atrocities has lots of good stuff. (Note to self. Read Beautiful Atrocities more often.) This post though best fits the blog title.

Beekeeper gets extra points for mentioning the NFL draft. For some of his analysis, though, check out this post on Sacramento Unified School District’s latest move.

Below Street Level has been quiet for too long. He sneaks some good stuff in if you go looking.

Ben’s Law explains taxes. Someone needs to do it.

Body Parts shares an interesting glimpse into his neighbor’s life. There’s not enough people-watching left in this world.

BoiFromTroy is my only source for news on the Mayoral election. What is that a picture of?

Bear Flag Roundup Part 2

C is for California

California Conservatives 4 Truth reports on the growing acceptance of bloggers.

New member California Mafia falls into a moment of panic. It can’t be that bad.

At California Republic, Eric Hogue reports on the emptiness of the Democrats’ rhetoric on education.

Caltech Girl gets mega-points for mentioning AND analyzing the NFL draft.

Enjoy the pride in Citizen Smash’s post about his wife.

Cobb: Head over for conversation, stay for the comics.

Coffee with Cranky Beach has lots of good hiking photos, though they had trouble loading for me. This post is the most interesting observation of the bunch.

D is for Digger Causes Trouble

Da Goddess has a not-for-the-children joke.

David Brown is posting on Daily Pundit. I missed the memo. Show of hands — how many of you had Dads like this?

You should have seen the email list this week. There was infighting, to put it mildly. On a number of topics. Some of it spilled over into the public eye. By the way, Digger is the cause because he jumped first. He wasn’t the only one though. Even yours truly started arguing over who knows what.

Kasey is in charge of adding new League members. If it’s been quiet lately, get a look at this list of reasons.

Reminding me that I’m old, Drink This blogs about people I have never heard of until she gets to 1959 and Buddy Holly.

Bear Flag Roundup Part 3

E is for the Eastern Half Of the Western Sandwich

e-Claire is on the story of the Minutemen and the ACLU observers. The Minutemen project is a good idea that I fear is doomed to end badly.

Education Wonks host the Carnival of Education. Thusfar, I have spared you my rants on education and the strain it places on me when the girls have to do a 35 page report on the entire Civil War. Go read intelligent posts instead.

F is for Fun

Faute de Mieux follows stories that the rest of the League doesn’t pay that much attention to — like the EU constitution.

Feste has lost inspiration. Perhaps a few visits and a few comments will help.

I is for Individualism

Like many folks, I ordered a couple of Cardinal Ratzinger’s books from Amazon right after he was elected. Infinite Monkeys headed over to Barnes & Noble and found something that surprised me.

J is for Just Missed Him

I was supposed to have lunch with Jeff Doolittle a couple of weeks ago but blew him off to head to SF for a Fox News interview that got cut to about 20 seconds. I should have eaten lunch first. Jeff needs to post more entries like this one on poverty.