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Friday Linkblogging - 23/04/2010 
23rd-Apr-2010 02:42 pm
Lib Dem
I used to get to link blog regularly thanks to Delicious and Delicious Glue - now most of my link sharing happens through Facebook and Twitter, so if I want to do a regular linkblog over here, I'm going to have to farm my links myself. As you might notice, I have a new LibDemmery type icon. I guess actually declaring my new partisan status means Jennie gets to nag me to pretend to be a Lib Dem blogger now, right? Or does not giving them money yet absolve me from that?


Let's start off with something relatively apolitical: Off That (Rationalist Anthem): the latest offering from skeptical educational rap artist Baba Brinkman, whom you may remember for his Rap Guide to Evolution:

The election continues to be interesting - in a good way.

Last night was the second Prime Ministerial Debate on Sky News. I didn't watch it because I was drinking after attending a lecture given my Simon Singh about science in the media and when it is OK to actually change a scientist's words for an Horizon documentary.

Sky News - Highlights of the Second Leadership Debate.

Perhaps in anticipation of that debate - incidentally on a channel owned by Rupert Murdoch - and certainly following the sudden Lib Dem rush in the polls following the last debate, yesterday morning's Dead Tree Scrolls ran a collection of stories about how awful and terrible the Lib Dem leader is.

Enemies of Reason - Cleggicide Special

This didn't make the online Lib Dem community angry or scared or defensive. It made them laugh. Well, it's not like it wasn't seen coming, after all.

David Yelland - Nick Clegg's rise could lock Murdoch and the media elite out of UK politics (Sunday 18th April)

Alix Mortimer - This is How We Know We're Right.

Charlotte Gore - Top 10 Evil Things Nick Clegg has Done

Mind, Charlotte was completely out done by Twitter.

Justin McKeating - It's #NickCleggsFault
How it all began from the mouth of the twitter-meme originator

Steve (tyrell) gives a run down of his highlights.
By far the greatest?
Chinese Democracy took 15 years because Nick Clegg was arguing with Axl about adopting proportional representation. - @jackdavidburton
In honour of the election, the Daily Mail-o-Matic now blames everything on Nick Clegg.

Liberal Conspiracy even have a song.

And this morning, after the debate? The Dead Tree Scrolls are still at it.

Refpls - The Daily Mail rig their polls like it's going out of style

On a slightly lighter note, and another thing that's great about LibDemmery - This video.

And in non-partisan news:

Pink News - Trans Pilot 'no big deal' for RAF
Ayla Holdom, a flight lieutenant at RAF Valley, is transistioning to become one of 3 women in her flight. The RAf are treating it like a bit of a non-story. Which makes me smile.

And because I was randomly talking about it the other day, have a song by Sad Kermit:
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23rd-Apr-2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think you have to give Ryan a membership number. I'm fairly sure Mat submitted me without one. Will ask.
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23rd-Apr-2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh good. Having an affliation is not the same as being a member, so at least I'm safe.
23rd-Apr-2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Who are you?

- Curious, as I don't get a lot of anonymous commenters.
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23rd-Apr-2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suspect it might be. I'm judging her.
23rd-Apr-2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
It was indeed Jennie, as I did indeed submit her to LDB.

However, you do technically need a membership number, and Ryan has a script that checks that number to see it's still signed up; I got removed when my membership lapsed, when it was reactivated he emailed me to see if I wanted my DW added back instead.

He actually added Jennie early because he trusted me when I told him she'd joined, but that's unusual.

@Debi: £10. Go on, y'know you want to. You can even join Calderdale if you want, you can claim a link here, right? I can do the paperwork for you ;-)
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