Not Saussure

June 6, 2007

Blogpower Awards

Filed under: Blogroll — notsaussure @ 9:34 pm

Voting has begun in almost all categories of the Blogpower Awards, and the polls will remain open until 19:00 (London time) on Wednesday, June 13th. People can vote as often as they wish for as many candidates as they want in each category, but can only vote in each category once a day. Links below will take you to the individual polls.

I’m in several — many thanks to everyone who’s nominated me or voted for me — and there are some truly excellent blogs there I hadn’t seen before. Please get over there and vote early and vote often.

It’s not my intention to canvass for anyone, not even for myself, but I think I must make an exception for Central News, the BNP blogger, who seems to have got himself nominated for an unexpectedly large number of categories. For this he very fairly thanks

all those BNPers that nominated me can be proud that you raised the name of the BNP. If I get a good vote you can be even more proud of the online organisation of the BNP.

One category he most certainly deserves to win, to my mind, is Number 20, where, despite stiff competition from the likes of Councillor Terry Kelly , he has at least one entry for Most Unintentionally Humorous post (the poll isn’t up on that category yet, and I can’t be bothered to count the individual nominations to see if both his entries are there).

His views on the judiciary, though, certainly look as if they’ll make it through to the finals, so I heartily commend this for people’s consideration and votes in Section 20:

Trials cost a lot of money. Judges get paid £120,000 per year but Magistrates (which have no legal experience) don’t get paid anything except for expenses and deal with minor crimes. If I was to change anything I would make a third type of judge. This judge would have legal experience but not as much as a normal judge. Basically they would have the equivalent knowledge of a legal executive. This new judge would be paid around £25,000 per year and deal with moderately serious crimes which would leave the main judges to deal with the serious crimes. It wouldn’t take long. Judges only get 1 weeks training anyway.

If you have ever been to a trial which I have (college trip) you would be able to see that judges are pretty useless because they basically only sum up the trial and sentence the criminal and an administrator could easily do that, infact anyone could do it. This might be different in trials for serious crimes. I don’t know because I only got to see the trial of a wife beater (guilty), robber (innocent) and a drink driver (guilty). I chickened out just as I was about to go and see a trial of a man accused of raping his 10 year old son.

All categories and links below the fold. Best of luck, all.

1 Best Britblog or Column


2 Best North American Blog or Column


3 Best Blog or Column outside North America and the U.K.


4 Best Fisker


5 Best Ranter


6 Best Political Blog or Column


7 Best Blogpower Blog or Column


8 Best Layout and Style


9 Best Blog Name


10 Best Little Blogger [i.e. under 100 uniques a day]


11 Most Articulate Wordsmith


12 Most Under-rated Blog or Column


13 Most Over-rated Blog or Column


14 Most Politically Incorrect Blog or Column


15 Most Sadly Missed Blog or Column


16 Most Consistently Entertaining Blog or Column


17 Prettiest or Tastiest Blog or Column [refers to food or domestic bloggers]


18 Award for Services to Blogging


19 Best Post of All Time


20 Most Unintentionally Humorous post



  1. Very nicely put.

    Comment by Ian Appleby — June 7, 2007 @ 5:26 am

  2. Couple of little anomalies about the frequency of voting we’ve discovered. Still, it’s the same for all.

    Comment by jameshigham — June 8, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

  3. Congratulations on your nominations and best of luck!

    Comment by Jon Swift — June 9, 2007 @ 1:08 am

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