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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Iain Dale is asking people to nominate their top twenty political blogs so that he can compile a top 100 for his latest book.

These things are impossible to do, but glancing briefly through my feed reader, I reckon these are all good… but I’ve probably got them in the wrong order, missed people out, and made myself look stupid. But hey, no change there…

  1. S J Howard (of course…)
  2. Iain Dale’s Diary
  3. Guido Fawkes
  4. Nick Robinson’s Newslog
  5. Downing Street Says
  6. Dizzy Thinks
  7. Charlie Beckett
  8. James O’Malley: Living Legend
  9. RecessMonkey
  10. Adam Boulton
  11. PM
  12. NHS Blog Doc
  13. Random Acts of Reality
  14. Boris Johnson
  15. Burning Our Money
  16. Dirty Leftie
  17. Paul Linford
  18. Mark Mardell
  19. Tim Worstall
  20. Tim McLoughlin

So what are your top tips? Hop over to Mr Dale’s website and post your list. You have until 15th August. Obviously, there’s no dispute about Number 1… 😉

This 1,195th post was filed under: Blogging, Politics.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Ben King

by Ben King

Comment posted at 17:20 on 2nd August 2007.

Ben Brogan’s blog on the Daily Mail is probably the best one going at the moment.

Comment from Mort Karman

by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 19:18 on 2nd August 2007.

My computer crashed and had to be brought back from the dead. It took a call to HP in India, but I am back.
I thought we had the last of the “surprises” in our new home/ Boy, was I wrong.
Last night I got up to pee about 2 in the morning. By the dim glow of the bathroom night light I thought I saw something in the bowl. At first I thought it was just someone had forgotten to flush. But then the thing started to crawl out of the water and up the inside of the bowl. I quickly slammed the lid.
This woke my wife up.
We peeked into the bowl and saw a bat the size of a large frog trying to climb out.
I quickly slammed the lid shut again and flushed several times/
When we got up the courage to again open the lid the bat had been sent down the pipes.
It is a good thing my wife did not have to pee first because she might have been bitten on her behind.
She has told me if I don’t get rid of all bats she will refuse to use the toilets and will go potty outside.
I don’t know how to get rid of bats.
Perhaps I can get an exterminator with balls.

Comment from James O'Malley

by James O'Malley

Comment posted at 17:30 on 3rd August 2007.

Wow! Cheers for the link! I’ll make sure I nominate your excellent blog too.

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