Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Watcher's Council Nominations

Each week, the members of the Watcher's Council nominate one of their own posts and a second from outside the Council for consideration by other council members in a contest for best post. The Watcher tallies the votes and publishes the results each Friday morning. The Watcher also has a process for anyone who would like to submit one of their posts for consideration as part of the weekly contest. You can find out more about that here.

This week's nominations in the Council category are:

1. Soccer Dad - Complicit
SD examines international medias support of Hamas distortions and spin related to the "blackouts" in Gaza and the destruction of the border with Egypt.

2. Done With Mirrors - A Shot in the Dark
DWM was given the unenviable task to write an editorial on an issue involving to intansigent parties - the gun control proponents and the "you'll get my gun when you pry it from my cold dead hands" group.

3. Wolf Howling - Orwell's Britain Is Halal Toast
Pretending that radical Islam is an anamoly rather than an ideology arising out of Salafi / Deobandi Islam would seem a very unwise move. But, with the help of Orwellian doublespeak, that is precisely what the Labour government has done. Britan's opportunity to address its significant problem with radicl Islam before it reaches critical mass is slipping away.

4. The Colossus of Rhodey - About Those "Lies"
CoR covers the latest "nonpartisan study" feted in the MSM claiming that the administration lied us into the war. It is an incredibly transparent attempt to change the narrative on our success in Iraq back to where the Democrats want it.

5. Big Lizards - How to Lie About Lying
BL covers the same territory as COR, though from a slightly different perspective. He does a very good job of shredding the report.

6. Bookworm Room - The Media, Richard Scaife, and the Never Ending Soros Connection
This is an excellent post with the best opening line I have read in a long time: "Do you ever feel that George Soros is a malevolent spider, sitting in the middle of a leftist web, trickling his money down thousands of filaments towards disparate ends, all aimed at achieving the same goal — the destruction of Israel and the end of America as the preeminent democratic power in the world?" Why, yes, BW, I do feel that way.

7. The Glittering Eye - State of the Union, 2008
GE provides his own assessment of the State of the Union.

8. Cheat Seeking Missiles - Quote of the Day: Prez Bill Edition
The Democratic Party is in turmoil as the Clinton machine turns full force on Obama. As CSM sees it, Dems are waking up to the political animals in their midst and don't like it a bit.

9. Joshuapundit - Energy Independence -- What It Am And What It Ain't
JP ponders the dream of how we can become energy indepenent through nuclear power and exploiting domestic resources. The problem as I understand it is that any attempt to do the things he suggests runs into left-green brick wall.

10. Rhymes With Right - Repeal the Twenty-Second Amendment
RwR argues that we should allow Presidents to serve more than two terms. I usually agree with RwR, but not on this one. But for FDR, we've not had any other 3 term President and we are none the worse for it. And thoughts of someone standing for "President for Life" just do not appeal to me.

11. The Education Wonks - The ACLU: Senator Craig's Newest Pals
The ACLU comes to the defense of Senator Craig to stand for the "constitutional right" of all men to solicit sex in a public restroom from the person in the next stall over. EW finds that somehow disturbing.

12. Right Wing Nut House - GOP Comes A’Courtin’
Now that Fred's floundered, a slew of others are angling to hook Rick. And he's carping about it.

And the Non-Council nominations are:

1. Somewhere On A1A... - On Term Limits and Government Power

2. Hoover Institution - A Moral Core for U.S. Foreign Policy

3. The Nose On Your Face - Britain's Top 9 New Names For Islamic Terrorists

4. Jihad Watch - Big News: Indonesia's Largest Muslim Group Vows to Combat Misunderstanding of Islam!

5. Michelle Malkin - John McCain's Open-Borders Outreach Director: The Next DHS Secretary?; Update: A "Non-Paid Volunteer"

6. American Thinker - The Audacity of Questioning Obama's Commitment to Israel

7. Outside the Beltway - Treaties and Executive Agreements

8. Rasmussen Reports - Capitalism Doesn't Work, Mr. Gates?

9. Gates of Vienna - The Muslims of Europe Charter

10. Slice - A List of Regional Pizza Styles

11. Dr. Sanity - The Conclusion We Dare Not Face

12. Classical Values - Be a Victim! Or Else!

13. The Paragraph Farmer - BDS as an Occupational Hazard

14. Dodgeblogium - Thoughts on Froggy Billion Fraud

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