Welcome to the Carnival, everyone!
In order to get this all in, we're going in three parts.
Call it scene one, scene two, and scene three. These three links will remain up top.
update (9/18, 12:30 pm) - the inestimable Mr. Snitch did some talking. The Carnival is now linked as follows:
Basil's Blog, Beltway Traffic Jam; Cafe Oregano;
bRight & Early; Jo's Café; My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy;
Euphoric Reality; Stop the ACLU; Mudville Gazette;
Cao's Blog, Wizbang; and PointFive.
We humbly thank thee, well, well, well...