Thursday, May 11, 2006

Step right up for the Carnival of the Badger!

Hello everyone, welcome to this weeks edition of the Carnival of the Badger! This weeks edition I thought would be a great idea to do in the theme of:

"What I remember from high school world history class, and some things that I don't."

Let's begin where all good world history classes begin, the beginning!

Most would tell you that the big bang pretty much started the whole thing. After a few years people arrived and started making civilizations. The greatest of these was Rome. Probably around 600 BC, Rome was a happening place to be with painters painting, sculptors sculpting, and philosophers philosophing. The greatest philosopher was Plato...or maybe it was Socrates. In any case Jenna from Right off the Shore philosophically tells us that it's our fault for the failure of legislation that would have limited the amount Caesar could take.

Being a scribe in Rome was also an important position. Scribes wrote blogs for those who couldn't write, or for those too lazy to do it themselves. Of course this was before the web, so they probably did it the old fashioned way. Like typewriters. Fred from Real Debate Wisconsin comments on a typewritten letter sent by Iran to President Bush.

Later in Rome or somewhere close, Jesus Christ was born. This occurred at about the same time that they were running out of years when counting down and decided to start counting up again. About 200 years after Christ, the Church was formed. As Mike will tell you, the year after the church formed came the annual tradition of the church festival.

The church held some meetings and cannonized the books that were to become today's Bible. The last book of the Bible is Revelation where one can find signs of the end of the world. 23:31 reads, "...and Conservatives shall agree with thy sworn enemy, Liberals." Which makes me think the world is coming to an end when Sean from The American Mind agrees with Xoff when he questions the results of a poll.

After this I'm pretty sure that nothing important happened until the birth of the United States of America. The Constitution, signed sometime after the Declaration of Independence gave us a system of government that included a bicameral legislature. Kathy from Stepping Right Up tells us that when her legislator says, "No" she says, "Yes!"

The Constitution also guarantees a system of federalism. Nick, from The World According to Nick, tells us that liberals only like federalism when it's convenient.

After this the details start to get fuzzy. I'm pretty sure of the other stuff though...

Thanks from coming to the Carnival and thanks to all who submitted posts! If you'd like to partake in the Carnival next week, talk to Nick.