In random order:
- Museums are Great comments
on the coalition government's proposals to
screw the poor further
close the MLAC.
- JaeKay is angry that the Daily Fail seems to think it's OK to be homophobic if you're gay
(in which case, what's Jack Straw
- Blog Awards season is truly underway: Helen has announced the botties
. For openness and transparency, here is who I have nominated:
# Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1st September 2009) - Thagomizer by Debi Linton, who dabbles in fossils and bones.
# Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office (The Tim Garden Award) - Liberal Bureaucracy by Parish Councillor The Honourable Lady Mark Valladares
# Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning by a Liberal Democrat - Andy Strange on Strange Thought's in depth and informative coverage of the situation on the ground in Luton South.
# Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2009) - I'm going to be male, er, I mean cheeky here, and nominate myself - I think I probably need to read that post more often. And it's not often I do a Keep Calm and Carry On type post, so I'm rather proud of that one.
# Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog - Penny Red by Laurie Penny
# Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year - Millennium, as always. He typifies everything I value about being a Lib Dem - ferociously intelligent, takes the urine out of the opposition and himself, is fluffy, and is obsessed with Doctor Who. And frankly, I think the discrimination against him must end.
You can feel free to nominate me if you like, but it might be more productive to nominate someone who actually has a cat in hell's chance of being voted for by that tranche of judges. Also, bear in mind that whoever wins ALWAYS either leaves the party or stops blogging or both. Even the mighty James Graham was affected by this curse for a while. So use your nomination wisely. Oh, and just to remind you, you still have a couple of days left to vote in the Total Bollocks awards
- Stupid Scientologists don't understand the Striesand Effect
. Sign up to support John Dixon here
- There's a fighting fund been set up for justice for Ian Tomlinson. Details here
- I am unsure about this
(also posted about here
). I accept that (for example) LDV costs a lot to maintain, and we'd miss it if it was gone. I do not accept the principle that dirty money is ok spent on good causes, and I DO think that allowing someone's advert to appear on your site involves at least some degree of tacit endorsement. I am therefore, as of today, no longer linking to or contributing to any sites which carry messagespace advertising. Better hope that Helen keeps crossposting her LDV stuff to her personal blog, then...
- Print Journalists keep on digging their own graves
- Porn or RomComs - which damages relationships more
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