Tuesday, April 29, 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:

1. Done With Mirrors - Past Is Never Past
This is a difficult post to sum up in a line or two. It weaves together strains of economics, history and politics in an interesting post.

2. Joshuapundit - The Company One Keeps
JP takes note of the rogues gallary of supporters attaching themselves - and mosly soliticited by - Obama. As JP notes, Obama is trying to cultivate their support while, at the same time, telling us all that we have no right to evaluate him by the company he keeps.

3. Rhymes With Right - Oppressive Speech Regulation
RWR looks at how campaign finance laws are being used as a cudgel to limit the free speech of average Americans.

4. Wolf Howling - Outfoxed By Obama & The Twelve Unasked Questions
I am so tired of Obama getting a pass from the press, including Fox, I've typed out the questions for the reporters on the issues of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and the dissonance between Obama's unifying message and his long embrace of a racist as spiritual mentor.

5. Soccer Dad - Throwing Bashar a Lifeline
Syria presents a clear and present threat to Israel. All of its actions indicate that Syria, at present, has no interest in peace with Israel. The Golan Heights is militarily strategic terrain that controls northern Israel. So what possible motivation does Israeli PM Olmert have in offering up the Golan Heights for a peace deal that will likely not be worth the paper it is printed upon. To the contrary, Israel should annex the Golan Heights.

6. Bookworm Room - An Article About Islam Most Amazing for What It Doesn't Say
BW is not surprised that Berkley is holding a conference to whitewash radical Islam, but she is surprised that even the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the whitewash without any challenge. It is funny that the Islamists trace Islamaphobia only from the time of the Spanish Inquisition. If they are looking for historical roots, perhaps the fact that Islam, between 700 A.D. and the Inquistion, expanded by the sword at a rate never matched before or since possibly should have been included in the list. As perhaps the destruction of churches in Jerusalem, including the Church of the Holy Sephulcre, at the hands of the Caliph. And let us not forget the Barabary Pirates. Somehow, I doubt they made it into the chronology either.

7. The Colossus of Rhodey - Moral Relativism Reaches a New Low
The left is unmoored from reality. In their fantasy world, the U.S. is a font of evil, while all other nations of whatever stripe are the moral equal or superior. CoR is upset with one particularly egrigous example of this sub-species of humanity.

8, The Glittering Eye - Rising Food Prices
A very good post from GE examines the myriad of factors that have gone into causing the current meteoric rise in food prices. It is far more than just biofuels.

9. Cheat Seeking Missiles - Obama's Exxon Valdez
CSM compare the steady drip of damage being done to Obama by public exposure to Rev. Wright with the steady drip of bad news arising out of the Exon Valdez disaster. I concur in CSM's assessment of how Obama will try to handle it.

10. The Education Wonks - Teacher Arrested Not Once, But Twice!
Ed Wonk ponders the most recent case of a female paedophile in a Florida school and wonders whether what can be done to stop this reoccuring problem.

11. Hillbilly White Trash - Wright's Revenge
Mr. Trash has an exceptional post on the motivations of Rev. Wright and how they fit into the reality of today's America.

12. Right Wing Nut House - The Total Witlessness of Obama Apologists
This is an exceptional article not so much slapping Obama apologists as much as eviscerating them. There is an irony here that transcends mere poetry. It is the irony that the left are being exposed for all their moral and ethical failings and their total lack of intellectual honesty by the campaign of the penultimate left wing candidate. It makes one wonder if life is not merely the projection of Karl Rove's dreams.

Non-council links:

1. An Anatomy of SurrenderCity Journal

2. Obama. Wright. Farrakhan. Cone.Ace of Spades HQ

3. Affirmative Action AbortionsBalkinization

4. Standing Up for Their CultureBrits At Their Best

5. Rushing to Blame IsraelIsraellycool

6. SyrianaCommentary

7. ID (the Other Kind): Beginning of the Death of the Democratic Party?

Big Lizards
Political Maneuver in CounterinsurgencySmall Wars Journal

9. Obama's Eagleton AffairThe American Spectator

10. "A Triumph of Postmodern Politics"Dr. Sanity

11. Chevy Bill Ayers: A Classic Ride for Limousine LiberalsThe People's Cube

12. The Obama AestheticAmerican Thinker

13. Choose Your Identity Group Carefully, Kids!Classical Values

14. Multiculturalism Breeds Cultural ApartheidDodgeblogium

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