The Nation Approves Sb

i-9ac02f7e00db94626388ea34a393c223-Nation-approved.jpgScienceBlogs.com, including Aard, has received left-wing newspaper The Nation’s seal of approval and been listed as one of its recommended web sites in a book that’s just out. To my Swedish readers, this isn’t likely to mean much, as left-wing US politics is what our conservatives advocate: such as when Prime Minister Reinfeldt endorsed Barack Obama. To US readers, however, this underlines the fact that most of us at Sb are screaming pinko dirty commie hippies. And gay-loving potheads. The rightwingedmost among us, like Orac of Respectful Insolence, are in fact centrists in the US perspective.

Anyway, being a Swede with pretty standard Swedish opinions, I’m very pleased to have been honoured by the The Nation, and not for instance by Fox News. That would really have made me worried. So, welcome on board, Dear Readers of The Nation!

Comments

  1. #1 Matt Heath
    January 9, 2009

    “The rightwingedmost among us, like Orac of Respectful Insolence, are in fact centrists in the US perspective.” What about Razib Khan? He always struck me as a bona fide wingnut.

  2. #2 Martin R
    January 11, 2009

    Being a bit of a biological determinist when it comes to human population genetics, Razib can seem really right-wing. But IIRC he clustered with Orac when we all did a political compass thingy. That is, he’s really a US centrist too.

  3. #3 Felicia Gilljam
    January 11, 2009

    Tag. Now that I think about it you’re not too big on memes, are you? Well, tough, I’m tagging anyway! :P

  4. #4 Felicia Gilljam
    January 11, 2009

    Gah.

    Now I see Greg actually tagged you at the same time he tagged me.

    Sorry about that.

    Although you could always post a few more arbitrary things!

  5. #5 Paul Lamb
    January 12, 2009

    The Swedes do seem like an enlightened people, especially for a place that gets so little sunshine.

  6. #6 Martin R
    January 13, 2009

    It’s a lovely place from April to September. The other six months are best avoided if you want to visit the bit where everyone lives.

  7. #7 ali
    January 14, 2009

    most of us at Sb are screaming pinko dirty commie hippies. And gay-loving potheads.

    That makes all of you so likeable.

  8. #8 Hawkeye
    January 18, 2009

    Another badge you might like: http://outcampaign.org/

  9. #9 Mörkerman
    September 15, 2009

    Gudars skymning. Han är kommunist på riktigt.