Stuff that makes me sick and stuff that makes me happy
But I ran out of time, so you're spared that and instead get one of my usual reading lists, this one made up only of the bloggers I will plan to induct into the second circle of adepts of Bobism at the weekend.
George Szirtes is one of my favourite bloggers. Recently, he has blogged a lot on the depressing situation in his native Hungary - read So it goes in Hungary: the fascist at Radnoti's feast or The rehabilitation of the far right in Hungary 3: Hijacking the culture. Such posts are essential reading, and I don't link to them enough. He also tweets, cutting beautiful little gems that epitomise the platform's capacity, using the 140 character limit the way a haiku master uses the rigour of that form.
Shaun tweets as Jams O'Donnell and blogs as The PoorMouth. Read him on anarchists smashing the system, among other things.
Michael Ezra ("anti-communist and hedge fund guru") tweets tirelessly as himself, and blogs at Under the Ocular Tree, channelling uncannily timely voices from the dust of the archive. Read him on the Perdition affair and Auberon Waugh on the WRP.
Kellie Strom tweets as himself, blogs elegantly at Airforce Amazons (read Before and After Torture) and has put in a wonderful guest appearance at Bob's Beats.
Michael Harris tweets as himself. His recently re-designed website now looks very funky. It has sections on free expression, what to do in Lewisham (where he is a Labour councillor), material on the former Soviet empire and on the Labour Party. He can also be found at Index on Censorship's free speech blog and occasionally in the Telegraph too.
Francis Sedgemore blogs as himself. He blogs lucidly on fashionable nonsense (read Science babes put girls off studying science and “Sod the facts, it works for me”), Tory misrule (read Gove gets away with it while Hunt takes all the flak and Camerons put work experience philosophy into practice) and Londonism (read Down with LOCOG and the horse it rode in on).
Reuben is one of the main voices at The Third Estate and is presumably the main voice in its Twitter identity. Read: Workfare is hemorrhaging credibility: it’s high time that Labour’s leaders opened their timid mouths and My prediction proves correct: Brendan O’Neill claims that anger over treatment of unpaid stewards is just middle class paternalism.
James Bloodworth tweets as @ObligedtoOffend and blogs angrily at Obliged to Offend, but also for the Indy (read A quarter of Sunday Times rich list are Tory Party donors) and HuffPo (read It's Time the Left Apologised for Its Denial of the Srebrenica Massacre).
Scott Neil tweets as and blogs at Some Disco, one of the more interesting and hard to categorise blogs you'll see.
Carl Packman tweets as CarlRaincoat, blogs thoughtfully as Raincoat Optimism at Though Cowards Flinch (read him on Jimmy Carr and Moazzam Begg) but also writes for Left Foot Forward (read The sick anti-Semites at the heart of Galloway’s band of bigots), the New Statesman and LibCon.
Marko Attila Hoare tweets as himself and blogs intelligently at Greater Surbiton (read him on Bosnian Muslims in WWII).
Dave R tweets as himself and blogs for the CST. Read him on antisemitism in Toulouse.
I've missed a couple but I've run out of time.