"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Positive News Day Round-Up

By the end of the day all the bloggers who'd said they'd take part did pull something out of the hat. It was a challenge but there were posts ranging from rescued upside-down cows to the rallying of the FTSE & Sterling. Some interesting snippets were brought to our attention and a special mention has to go to Events dear boy, events who, managed to come up with a whopping six posts with a positive aspect. The most repeated post was about the benefits of drinking red wine (I wonder why!)

So, all in all, it was an excellent day with nineteen bloggers proving that there is more in the blogosphere than Blear's 'vicious nihilism'.

A big thank you to all those who took part; here are links to all the blogs so you can feel the rays of positivity for yourself.

Sub Rosa
They're joking, aren't they
The Daily Politics
Grumpy Old Twat
Barking Spider
Events dear boy, Events
Flying WarPigs
The Lone Voice
Dazed & Confused
Old Rightie
John in Medway
The Red Rag

They're joking aren't they has an interesting suggestion for next Monday: "In a world where the jokers are destroying so much that's good, could we maybe spend a few minutes next Monday to celebrate a particular work of art; a film or a novel, a song, poem, sculpture or play that exemplifies something or other that we stand for, rather than blog against?"


  1. I figure the problem now is, that our negativity and hatred toward this odious government has become so prevalent amongst us all, that the moment we turn on our computer screens, we find ourselves switching automatically into nihilistic attack like mode.

    And for that mindset, and strangely enough - I blame New Labour.

    Now there's a surprise!

  2. That's true D&C - though I don't think it's negativity as such, I think it's realism.

    I suppose the trick is to remain positive and to tell yourself that everything might be ok once the Conservatives are in govt. They have some good ideas but currently they're falling short of my expectations. I'm still waiting.


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