Monday, October 27, 2008

Blogpower Roundup: Best Wishes Edition

Time for another roundup of the best of the Blogpower blogs over the past week...

Here in the UK, much of the media's attention has once again focused on links between oligarchs and politicians. Ordovicius looks at the reaction on the Tory side, and Labour councillor Bob Piper takes a more generally cynical overview. Tuscan Tony makes short work of Peter Mandelson.

Mike Ion takes a look at the problems facing David Cameron; Never Trust A Hippy the troubled Tribune newspaper. On a tangentially related note, Norfolk Blogger argues for driving tests for over-75s.

Government waste and stupidity are two perennial blog topics. Andrew Allison has an example of the former; Ellee Seymour news a possible mitigation of one of the most notorious examples of the latter - the EU's disastrous fishing policy. There's details of a new liberties campaign at Looking For A Voice; this is placed in a wider context by The Last Ditch.

This week's star Letter From A Tory is addressed to US Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, while The Fake Consultant discusses Barack Obama's running mate.

Bearwatch has, as you might expect, been posting some very interesting material during this bear market, such as this post. Critical Faculty Dojo looks at the bailout from a taxpayers' point of view. Pub Philosopher opines on the regulation of corporations. Brummie Republic and No Clue offer different perspectives on poverty.

Some more philosophical blogging over at Calum Carr, who discusses the morality of suicide; and An Insomniac, who considers the argument that environmentalism is a form of religion. Crushed By Ingsoc offers his own unique perspective on sex education.

Here's Nobody Important, making me relieved that I never got into the virtual world of 'Second Life'. Corporate Presenter has some tips on interviewing celebrities; Sempiternal Horizons on writing short stories.

On that specific form of writing we are so familiar with: Miss Wagstaff Presents the 7 Deadly Sins Of Blogging. The Thunder Dragon asks: Is blogging dead? Bearwatch has a particularly funny American version of a joke that has done the rounds of the blogs a few times.

Around the world with Blogpower! From Las Vegas (Deeply Blasphemous), via Banff, Canada (Finding Life Hard?), over to Niger in Africa (The Poor Mouth), all the way to Australia - where the sensible ones can take in a cup of coffee (Cafe Grendel) while the not-so-sensible can have a go on the high wire (Adelaide Green Porridge Cafe).

This week's post illustration was provided by Sally In Norfolk. On behalf of the Blogpower community, the flowers come with best wishes to Welshcakes of Sicily Scene, who had to go to hospital last week.


jmb said...

What a delightful surprise Ian. Colin seems rather swamped by real life at the moment although his heart is in the right place.
Thank you for the really great round-up, well done as always.

Colin Campbell said...

Excellent work Ian. Got me out of that one for a while.

Liz said...

Thank you for the mention, Ian.

Great job you've done.

The Tin Drummer said...

I didn't know WL was ill. I hope she is better soon.

Excellent roundup!!

heartbeats said...

hello, have a good day!!

sally in norfolk said...

Thanks for the link and putting my flowers to such a good use.... a great idea :-)


What a sad bunch you lot are with your self congratulatory back slapping.

YET behind the scenes the back slapping is actually back stabbing isn't it, as JMB is probably equal in her breaches of confidences and nasty puts down as Crushed was in his ridicule of you to me.

I always back up what I say though- so you will be able to read on my blog your own quotes of each other- which I have no doubt you will recognize- JMB, Colin, Crushed, WC.

What a farce the majority of you B.P Admin are...all promoting crazy boy because when no one believed me he was indeed so, you were manipulated into dishing the dirt on each other with him, and now have to fake friend the predator, lest your e-mails he squirrels away surface.

We wouldn't want WC to know that JMB breaches all her confidences would we? Or to know what Crushed said behind your backs during our relationship....

Back stabbing sniffling cowards you are BP Admin- from whom only Mutley can be excluded from that, as he is the only one who does not stick it to his Admin behind their backs.

Colin Campbell said...

Hark! Was that the sound of a Lark?

Such erudite and thoughtful comments.


Colin- You are too smug, but not for long darling. I know your friends , what they say about you that you don't know about and what you say , not knowing it is a direct link.

Are you all'cured' now Colin?

I do hopeso, one mad hatter in B.P is more than enough, isn't it?