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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old October 27th, 2005, 15:36 Thread Starter
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I find myself increasingly not reading the newspaper and instead reading weblogs. What are your favourites and how could you describe them?

Some i read are:


Harry's Place:
http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/

The best UK based blog by far. Left wing but generally hawkish on foreign policy.


Normblog
http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/

The blog of Professor Norman Geras, he is a Marxist but you would never guess.

The Daily Ablution
http://dailyablution.blogs.com/

Right wing but good for 'fisking' unfactual articles and had the honour of becoming the first British based blog to get a mainstream media scalp a few months ago

Iraq the Model
http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/

I used to like Salam Pax who got to be quite famous but it seems he is no longer writing but I've liked reading these two brothers stuff in his absence

Daily Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/

I think this is biggest liberal blog, based in the US.

Atrios
http://atrios.blogspot.com/

Second biggest liberal blog also based in the US. Generally a bit funnier than the Daily Kos


Little Green Footballs
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Right wing US blog where everything is part of a liberal conspiracy! But influential, I think this has broken a few big stories that the regular media then covered.

Instapundit
http://www.instapundit.com/

I think this was one of the first major ones and is still one of the most popular with over a million hits a day. Republican on issues like foreign policy and the war on terror but supports abortion rights, civil unions and others things like that so not totally right wing.


Does anyone have their own blog?

I think it would be quite fun to start one, is anyone interested? I think it would be good to have one that contains a few from opposing and differing viewpoints and from different countries and cultures too!
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I think it would be quite fun to start one, is anyone interested? I think it would be good to have one that contains a few from opposing and differing viewpoints and from different countries and cultures too!
Isn't that what the PD forum already is?

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Correction: Bastin had a great blog. Last post was about a year ago!

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Last post was about a year ago!
Exactly my point.

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I find myself increasingly not reading the newspaper and instead reading weblogs. What are your favourites and how could you describe them?

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Harry's Place:
http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/

The best UK based blog by far. Left wing but generally hawkish on foreign policy.
This one appears to be excellent. It also seems to be genuinely left-wing, and therefore pokes fun at the middle-class (fifth) columnists who like to describe themselves as left-wing.

It is intelligent, thought-provoking and relevant/the bloggers share my own prejudices.
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Exactly my point.
I know, but others may not quite understand how lazy I have been.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

gOD: "It scares the f*ck out of me but I'm with Bastin here."

Cacìni: "Ah, there you go using that absurd über-memory of your's...not fair."

Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

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Very good exchange of emails on that blog exposing that jackboot-licking little #$%# Stephen Pollard:
http://www.neilclark66.blogspot.com/
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I've deleted it now. It's probably hovering around some mirror site somewhere, so I'm still not telling ya.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

gOD: "It scares the f*ck out of me but I'm with Bastin here."

Cacìni: "Ah, there you go using that absurd über-memory of your's...not fair."

Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

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You shouldn't have deleted it. It was very good, especially your Christmas blog.

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Admittedly, that was one of the better ones. I still have all of them on disk, though, so they didn't disappear off the face of the Earth.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

gOD: "It scares the f*ck out of me but I'm with Bastin here."

Cacìni: "Ah, there you go using that absurd über-memory of your's...not fair."

Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

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Do you write things on Wikipedia Bastin? I noticed someone there with the username Bastin8 recently and the style was like yours
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Do you write things on Wikipedia Bastin? I noticed someone there with the username Bastin8 recently and the style was like yours
I do indeed. How did you find that? :eekani: Two other people also feel compelled to use that username, but it's mostly me.

Glen: "That last post of Bastin's is just too authoritative to argue against."

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Boyo: "Even when it comes to rap, Bastin is an authority."

Attila_the_Nun: "A most respected scion of Misty Albion, the illustious Bastin - the redoubtable defender of all our noble traditions."

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