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Monday, January 09, 2006 


We got into a debate with others over on Disillusioned Lefty a while back over blogrolling policy. Our problem was this; is it acceptable to link to clear racists, homophobes or misogynists (or in case of the specific example in question, all three rolled into one)? It became clear that at least some bloggers out there don't regard their blogrolls as endorsements of the views expressed therein. We don't agree with it, but c'est la vie.

This blog takes a different tack. Everyone on our blogroll passes what in the UK has been called the "Private Eye test" - namely, is there anything in it which you might find embarrassing to be put under a public spotlight? The links to the right represent blogs and bloggers whom we hold in high regard - even when we may disagree with their politics, or regard them as being occasionally somewhat naïve. Some like Marshall Wittman (the Bullmoose) however, are on more-or-less permanent probation.

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

About me

  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Please feel free to check out the FI Fie Foe Fum group blog, where I was once a regular contributor, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, where I can usually be found in the comments.

    (This blog and its contents reflect only my own personal opinions as a private citizen, and not those of any other person or organisation.)



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