Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #132

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

Welcome to the 132nd of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (23rd August – 29th August 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, partly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget, by the way, you can now sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox – just click here – ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Can a LibDem stand as an Independent? on Andrew Porrer’s LibCync blog.
Just asking on behalf of a friend, that clear?

2. Clegg jumps on the bandwagon…. on Darrell Goodliffe’s Moments of Clarity blog.
Or an alternative headline: Darrell disagrees with Clegg on Mr Al Megrahi’s release.

3. I will pick my sleaze thank you very much Agent Orange on Duncan Borrowman’s blog.
My party right or wrong?

4. Reviewing political websites: the six most common mistakes
on Mark Pack’s blog.
Wise words from Dr Pack.

5. Stop trolling, Irfan! on Barnard Salmon’s The Sound of Gunfire blog.
[Insert your own response].

6. Beating Up Bankers Is Good For Them – Regulator
on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Alex gets all homophonic.

7. All about the honey mummy? Not good enough
on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
James goes on the attack against Sugar Puffs, all in the name of satire.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. As is now traditional we’re using the LibDig widget to select some of the posts from the seven days in question which you’ve most ‘dug’. But, remember, if you want to highlight a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail all you have to do is drop a line to (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. Daniel Hannan’s opponents are using playground tactics on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons blog.
Mark sticks up for the Tories’ leader over-the-water. The comments thread is well worth reading.

9. Back to the Simple Life: A Guide for Americans to Boycott Scotland on Stephen Glenn’s Linlithgow Journal.
“Stephen can live without America, but can America live without Scotland? It would appear not…” (Submitted by Richard F via LibDig).

10. Brick through window is British way, says BNP councillor
by Stephen Tall [whohe? – Ed.] on Lib Dem Voice.
“Appalling, even for a story involving the BNP.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

11. Day 3157: C.I.A: Compassion In America
on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.
Classic Millennium: ‘People in Americaland think that the Pan-Am bomber Mr Addledbastard al Megrahi, ought to have died in his prison cell. Or perhaps Americans are now SO convinced of the EVIL of the NHS that they consider it an intolerable MERCY to spare a person dying of cancer from British healthcare.’

12. An isolated female in a Lib Dem world… on Jane Wilkinson’s My Liberal Democrat Ramblings blog.
True equality, says Jane, is impossible, but… ‘in paradox the way that women are often treated in politics, and how they often come across as endangered species with their low representation, actually spurs women on to try and change things so this is no longer the case.’

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging.

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