Wednesday, February 20, 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 are:

Council Posts:

1. Rhymes With Right - WWRD?
What would Ron Regan do when an individual he disagreed with won the Republican nomination for President. That question was answered in 1976. Regan campaigned as hard as he could for Jerry Ford. Conservatives stayed home. Carter was elected. And we are paying for that mistake in the war on terror today.

2. Done With Mirrors - -Wiring the Problem
DWM attacks some facetious logic equating the peculiar problem in Islamic cultures with "honor killings" with domestic violence in the rest of the world. It is well argued. There are also distinctions made in a very recent study of honor violence in England.

3. The Glittering Eye - Le Figaro on the Upcoming American Presidential Election
This is an interesting analysis of a foreign article attemptint to explain the U.S. presidential landscape to its readers. It gest some things right and some wrong. I find similar, though slightly more subtle, misunderstandings in the British press.

4. Wolf Howling - Iraqi Political Progress Leaves Few Places For The Left To Move The Target
My tongue in cheek look at the strategems applied by the left and they lengths they will go to in order to justify legislating withdrawal from Iraq. Given that Iraq is making great strides in terms of security and politics, the reasons given are now becoming absurd.

5. Big Lizards - When a Man Stops Believing in God...
BL slithers behind the arguments of a troublesome priest.

6. Soccer Dad - Anti-Terror Fantasies
SD questions the accuracy of the reports of attriburtion for the hit of Mughineyah. Well, whoever did it and for whatever reason, my hat is off to them.

7. The Colossus of Rhodey - Why You Should Roll Your Eyes and Laugh at Democrats Who "Want Every Vote Counted"
So will the Democratic candidate be chosen by vote or by coup? CoR does not know the outcome, but he is enjoying the spectacle.

8. Cheat Seeking Missiles - On The Mountaintop With Obama
Obama the political televangelist can only maintain himself high on the mountaintop through election day.

9. Joshuapundit - Muslims and the Right Not To Be Offended
The by now expected Muslim response to offense is wearing thin. The interesting thing about this is that if these folks refrained from such demonstration of savagery, the Muslim Brotherhood trojan horse strategy might actually have a chance of succeeding. As it is, the chances grow ever greater that there will be a back lash against this savagery long before the Brotherhood can succeed.

10. Bookworm Room - Dumb Question
The answer is home grown lefties. I intend to post on that next week.

11. The Education Wonks - The Disastrous D.C. School System
It would seem that throwing money at the problem will not redeem failed schools.

12. Right Wing Nut House - Make Washington's Birthday a National Holiday Again
George Washington is truly underappreciated in America. I am familiar with the story Rick tells here. It is one of many about Mr. Washington that mark him as a truly pivotal figure in history.

Non-Council Posts:

1. Paperlicious - Dear Paperlicious -- Stamping and Politics

2. National Review Online - The Book of Love

3. Commentary Magazine - Obama Imitates Olmert

4. EU Referendum - Politics, Policy and the Internet

5. BeldarBlog - Best Advice (From a GOP Perspective) So Far In 2008 for the Eventual Democratic Nominee

6. The Terror Finance Blog - U.S. Rewarding Palestinian Terrorism

7. Oliver Kamm - Moscow and la Hudson

8. Israel Matzav - How Rachel Corrie Really Died (Hint: Not Protecting a House)

9. Michael J. Totten - The Dungeon of Fallujah

10. Captain's Quarters - Feels Like the First Time

11. Say Anything - North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt: Sometimes I Think It Would Be Easier To Be A Democrat

12. The Queen of Swords - Vote For McCain? Never.

13. TFS Magnum - Executed for the Crime of Being Different

14. Dodgeblogium - Moronski on the Potamac votes

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