« That Riot in Portugal | Main | Carnival of the Capitalists. »

June 12, 2005

Britblog Roundup # 17

Yes, it is that time of the week again. Coming at you from the sunny ’ville of Cascais (yes, just the next beach to the wilding attack by 500 crazed muggers on Friday in Carcavelos) it is Britblog Roundup Number 17.

People nomiate what they think are the best posts from the British and Irish blogs over the past week, I put them up and we all get to see the good stuff we missed.

You can nominate your favourites for next week by simply sending the URL to britblog AT gmail DOT com.

First up is something from the Joy of Curmdgeonry, apparently there has been a report out proving that Britain is in fact Hideously White.

There is a quite delightful flight of fantasy over at Funkasaurus. It isn’t any one post so much as the original conceit and the way that it is played out over the whole blog. Definitely worth a look.

A mixture at Screenburn of the speeches of Malcolm X and the Apple announcement on moving to Intel. Well, yes, I have to admit, that was the immediate thought I had, that this would be the perfect method of point and counterpoint.

Harry’s Place carries the news of a notorious holocaust denialist being asked to play/speak at the Socialist Worker’s Party Marxism 2005 event. They are quite rightly appalled. As always on this blog, the comments section is highly amusing.

Harry himself also has a very good post picking up on Matt Welch’s comments about Travel Snobs. I saw the same sort of behaviour in Moscow myself.

News from Beyond the North Wind has a trio of posts (start with number one here) on climbing An Teallach. Not your normal sort of blogging about apart of the country that generally gets ignored.

A Tangled Web shows his support for donald Rumsfeld and gets argued with in his own comments section. Rummy for President indeed.

Scott Burgess at the  Daily Ablution continues to wash brains for us. This post is on the lunacy (literally) known as biodynamic farming. What people manage to convince themselves of is truly amazing.

Politicalog notes a system of bribing students with IPods.

Jarndyce and Mr S&M have a back and forth over the idea of demand-revealing referenda. A very different voting system where you let your money do the talking....not just what do you want to happen but how important is it to you that it does?

Thinking for the People has related thoughts on Direct Democracy and his vision of a perfect democracy.

Mike’sBooks takes a look at the Religious Hatred Bill and is less than impressed. He compares the Parliamentary scrutiny process to a reverse screen (hey, read the post to find out what that is!) which seems almost too kind for it.

Liberal England is also on the same subject. It would appear thatwere we to have the joys of the Second Coming Jesus would be prosecuted for inciting religious hatred.

We also have an ex-Ambassador, Brain Barder, weighing in from the left on this subject. As he asks:

As other commentators have plaintively enquired, is Christian Scientism a religion? Satanism? Flat-Earthism? Scientology (now there's a can of worms waiting to be opened!)? What about astrology, a system of beliefs having no rational or evidential basis and therefore not easily distinguished from other systems having the same characteristics but obviously qualifying as religions? It will be hard to exclude almost any kind of dotty irrationalism from the scope of this sloppy piece of draft legislation.

Harry Hutton takes a look at Canadian Animal Welfare methods. Not quite the RSPCA.

Galilean Library has a long essay on the philosophy of film using the Three Colours trilogy as the starting point. I will admit that until reading the essay all I remembered of that was the hanging scene. Serious and informative.

Charlie Whitaker has started the ambitious task of defining what we would need in a new constitution for the UK. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series for having destroyed the checks and balances of the old system we do need to impose some others.

Geoff Roberts has issues with something from the Huffington Post. He wants to get all Agincourt with the Americans over it too.

Murkee made something of an error and went into a Starbucks and tried to speak English. Confused the poor dears.

Clive Davis has an email interview with Jesse Larner on his new book, Moore and Us. Fascinating critique of Tubby Reifenstahl from the left.

Phillip Stott is both amusing and contrarian on global warming, insisting that it has been hotter before and it was just great. (You’ll need to scroll down a little.)

Tom Fuller segues from one of my posts to a discussion of the road pricing scheme. He’s got some useful thought on the basic criteria necessary.

And there we have it, hte Britblog Roundup for this week. Don’t forget that you can see the past ones in the category archives to the left and send in your nominations for next week’s to britblog AT gmail DOT com.

June 12, 2005 in BritBlog Roundup | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2d3e53ef00d83423d7f353ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Britblog Roundup # 17:

» Coffee Shop Annoyances from Murky.org
My local town now has more coffee shops than anything else, it seems. It's a small market town in Surrey and the third Starbucks has opened today. Add to that a Cafe Nero or two, some Costa Coffees and so... [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 12, 2005 1:33:32 PM

» On History and Coldplay from Screen Burn
It occurs to me that not many people actually can guage the amount of work that must be done for History A2. Although definately not as much as SirG needs to do for University, it is a sizable amount, although notes are not finished yet, this is the B [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 12, 2005 10:57:12 PM

» Best of British from An Englishman's Castle
Tim Worstall's weekly Britblog Roundup # 17 is up.... [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 13, 2005 7:24:19 AM

» Tim's Weekly Britblog Roundup from Politicalog
Tim Worstall's Weekly Britblog Roundup is available here. Thanks again to Tim for putting it all together. [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 13, 2005 5:05:27 PM

» The anti-leftist leftists on “travel snobs” from Indigo Jo Blogs
I just had another look at the notorious Harry’s Place after at least a week of not having much computer time and there having been not too many political issues to write about (except for my concern about “integration” about which I... [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 13, 2005 9:56:33 PM

» Oat munchers from Little Man in a Toque
Per capita, Canada is the world's largest consumer of oats. After a hard day clubbing seals, the average Canadian likes nothing better than to unwind with a delicious half-pound of oats, washed down with lashings of free methadone from their... [Read More]

Tracked on Jun 14, 2005 5:24:36 AM

» Oat munchers from Little Man in a Toque
Per capita, Canada is the world's largest consumer of oats. After a hard day clubbing seals, the average Canadian likes nothing better than to unwind with a delicious half-pound of oats, washed down with lashings of free methadone from their... [Read More]

Tracked on Aug 15, 2005 11:08:56 AM

» Oat munchers from Little Man in a Toque
Per capita, Canada is the world's largest consumer of oats. After a hard day clubbing seals, the average Canadian likes nothing better than to unwind with a delicious half-pound of oats, washed down with lashings of free methadone from their... [Read More]

Tracked on Nov 17, 2005 4:34:33 AM

Comments

The HUMAN PARADIGM

Consider:
The missing element in every human 'solution' is an
accurate definition of the creature. The way we define
'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships,
institutions, life, and future. Important? Only the Creator
who made us in His own image is qualified to define us
accurately. Choose wisely...there are results.

Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by nature
and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria.
Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive characteristic
is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of his
environments, institutions, and respectful relations to his
fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots
are in the Order of the universe.


Posted by: James Fletcher Baxter | Jun 12, 2005 2:55:15 PM

Was that spam?!

If it was thats some perculiar stuff...

Hurrah, I am a britblog post of the week nominee!

Posted by: Joe Wright | Jun 12, 2005 5:21:58 PM

Was that spam?!

If it was thats some perculiar stuff...

Hurrah, I am a britblog post of the week nominee!

Posted by: Joe Wright | Jun 12, 2005 5:22:49 PM

Whoops...

Posted by: Joe Wright | Jun 12, 2005 5:25:36 PM

I tend to agree about the peculiar, but it must be accepted that not all of us are on the same plane as others; and for that we may be truly thankful!!

Posted by: Mike Cunningham | Jun 12, 2005 6:50:45 PM

So true.

Posted by: Joe Wright | Jun 12, 2005 10:53:47 PM

James's Plane looks like it crashed.

Mental Illness could be described as not sharing the same reality as everyone else.

Posted by: Rob Read | Jun 13, 2005 11:05:51 AM

not an illness more like existing, mentally somewhere else?

interesting concept.

Posted by: Joe Wright | Jun 13, 2005 12:59:34 PM

Having taken the time to do a little research, I've concluded that James posted his comment on the wrong page, and it should have been aimed at http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2003/3017pantheo-cons.html, but don't believe that I subscribe to similar ideas, as I used to believe in the Tooth Fairy!

Posted by: Mike Cunningham | Jun 13, 2005 5:16:49 PM

I piss and shit all over you and all that you stand for. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

Posted by: Mike F | Jun 17, 2005 7:11:44 AM

Post a comment