Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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 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. The Colossus of Rhodey - I'd Have To Ask??
CoR ponders the blindness of compassion and its ramifications in a school grading system.

2. Soccer Dad - Campaign Consultant Kang Speaks
Soccer Dad and I agree. To not support McCain would be incredibly foolish on the part of the Republicans. It would violate the principal of the Klingon's basic principles of warfare.

3. The Glittering Eye - The Anti-McCain Republicans
I agree with the Glittering Eye on this one. McCain is a solid conservative. Indeed, in many of his questionable policies, he was on par with the Ronald.

4. Done With Mirrors - A Short Hitch
DWM ponders, and in large measure defends, the Confederate Flag of S.C.

5. Bookworm Room - Good Immigrant, Bad Immigrant
Using Irving Berlin as a vehicle for her discussion, BWR looks at the changing attitudes of immigrants and how, in the end, it undermines them.

6. Big Lizards - Why Should We Care Whether Hillary or McCain Wins?
The anti-McCain rhetoric amongst the pundits and talking heads is nuts. So says the Lizard, so agreeth I.

7. Rhymes With Right - Cutting Off Berkeley
RWR wants scalps.

8. Cheat Seeking Missiles - The Most Ridiculous Story of 2008? Part 2
To question Obama is to be a racist. It really is the logical extension of how the left reacts to any criticism of their identity politics of any sort. Since all that matters is identity, than any criticism of the person so identified must be a direct challenge to their identity.

9. Wolf Howling - Obama Disparages the Military & Gets a Pass On Iraq From Fox News
If we pull out of Iraq, the harm we will do to ourselves in the long run will be existential. No one in the MSM is asking about the long term ramifications of the Democrat's plans. Fox News had the chance and blew. And, as an aside, I am getting rather riled at Obama characterizing our operations in Iraq as an occupation. That is Orwellian and despicable. He needs to be called to account.

10. The Education Wonks - Expelling The U.S. Marines
EW ponders the irony of Berkley claiming their rights of free speech to expell from the city the very people responsible for them having the right of free speech.

11. Joshuapundit - The Super Tuesday Shuffle -- And Beyond
JP is pondering a strategic move to support Hillary. I disagree strongly on this one.

12. Right Wing Nut House - The Debate of Almost, Mostly, Republicans
I agree that Huckabee would be a disaster, but I disagree about McCain.

Non-council links:

1. Oliver Kamm - Our Policy In Iraq

2. The Provocateur - The Terribly Mixed Record of Alan Greenspan

3. Global Guerrillas - Pandora's Box

4. Small Wars Journal - Changing the Organizational Culture (Updated)

5. Houston's Clear Thinkers - The Power of Myths

6. Hugh Hewitt - Intransigent Huck Voters

7. Washington Hotlist - The Wing Has Lost Its Nuts (And Bolts), Indeed

8. Junkfood Science - No Fat People Allowed: Only the Slim Will Be Allowed To Dine In Public!

9. EU Referendum - "Mass Producers of Distortion"

10. Captain's Quarters - The Coming Meltdown for the Democrats

11. The Sundries Shack - Taking the Romney Challenge

12. Protein Wisdom - GOP 2008: The Jackpot from the Trifecta of Stupid [Karl]

13. JunkYardBlog - Thanks a Bunch, Rush

14. Dodgeblogium - NGO Sucks Up to Hamas...

1 comment:

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi GW!
No big deal, but I wasn't intending to appear to ponder about supporting Hillary for president.She'd be a disaster.

However, I do `ponder' about wholeheartedly supporting McCain, and think that those conservatives that are wary of McCain have an understandable POV, which I attempted to explain.They have a point.

I was also merely predicting that McCain will be the GOP nominee, why that's so, what's behind his appeal and the likely similarities and differences between the two of them as president.

And frankly,yes, I have grave misgivings in a number of areas.

I apologize for any lack of clarity on my part.

All Best,

nb: One important difference between John McCain and Ronald Reagan - their temperment.