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Nominations

Watcher Council Submissions March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 The Watcher 3

  I’m working hard to pay the rent And support my government Blood from a Stone – The Hooters I was appalled when the President demanded the resignation of GM CEO, Rick Wagoner. I didn’t know anything about his performance but as Larry Kudlow put it: Remember, as bad as [Read More]

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Politics

In their own words

March 26, 2010 The Watcher 0

Via Hot Air Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) defended the ObamaCare bill on WJR’s Paul W. Smith show yesterday when the host wondered why Democrats wait until 2014 to stop people from dying through lack of universal health care coverage. Dingell tells Smith that it takes a lot of hard work [Read More]

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The Council Has Spoken!

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March 26, 2010 The Watcher 3

Don’t know much about history Wonderful World – Sam Cooke When I announced the submissions, I emphasized the issues of the day, but this week’s winner, Bookworm Room’s Tom Hanks shows stunning ignorance when he claims Americans were engaged in racial genocide against the Japanese during WWII is less about contemporary [Read More]

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Politics

What would we lose?

March 25, 2010 The Watcher 0

Here are a couple of anecdotes about what our health care has been. First from a few month ago, here’s the Optimistic Conservative: My mother went in for cataract surgery on both eyes earlier this summer.  She was able to elect to have this surgery now, even though she was [Read More]

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Nominations

Watcher Council Submissions March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010 The Watcher 4

I picked up the paper this morning And read all the daily blues The world is one big tragedy I wonder what I can do I’m not going to let it bother me tonight – The Atlanta Rhythm Section The President along with his Congressional Democratic allies pushed through health [Read More]

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Wall of Shame

Fourth estate or fifth column?

March 22, 2010 The Watcher 0

One aspect of the healthcare reform that I can’t get past is this: In order to secure the vote of Sen. Ben Nelson from Nebraska, provisions were added to the bill to exempt Nebraska from the effects of the healthcare reform! This compromise demonstrated that the administration and its legislative [Read More]

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Iran

Krauthammer on the Obama administration’s Middle East Myopia

March 19, 2010 The Watcher 0

Krauthammer’s column today, on the latest diplomatic crisis between Israel and the United States, is excellent. But the ending is incredible. So why this astonishing one-sidedness? Because Obama likes appeasing enemies while beating up on allies — therefore Israel shouldn’t take it personally (according to Robert Kagan)? Because Obama wants [Read More]

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WoW News

A mention by Kass

March 19, 2010 The Watcher 0

Congratulations to the Provocateur, Mike Volpe, for getting mentioned by op-ed columnist John Kass of the Chicago Tribune. Like Kass, Volpe is fascinated by (and studies and reports on) the corruption that permeates Chicago’s political class. Great job!

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WoW News

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March 19, 2010 The Watcher 0

The National Journal features a weekly bloggers poll on hot political topics. A number of Council members are part of this panel. This week’s poll is now in the Blogometer section and Bookworm gets a special mention at the top. She was answering whether President Obama is likely to end [Read More]

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Nominations

Dems Vote To Implement Slaughter Solution 222 – 203

March 18, 2010 JoshuaPundit 0

The Democrats just successfully voted to allow Nancy Pelosi to urinate on Article I of the Constitution and use the Slaughter Solution to ‘deem’ ObamaCare passed without an actual roll call or vote. In other words, the fix is in. The rollcall of Jackasses who voted for this travesty is [Read More]

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Pop culture

Alex Chilton

March 18, 2010 The Watcher 0

Alex Chilton dies at 59 via memeorandum Alex Chilton, the mercurial if influential rock musician, whose work spanned an eclectic gamut from the soul songs of the Box Tops to the multiple incarnations of his pop band Big Star, has died, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis reported. He was 59. [Read More]

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Weasel Watching

This is a surprise?

March 18, 2010 The Watcher 1

For 20 years President Barack Obama listened to the sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was a racist and an antisemite. So now he’s appointed Al Sharpton to be his liasion to the African American community. Instapundit: Kinda like if Bush had brought in David Duke to solidify things in [Read More]

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Politics

Pouring the Kool Aid

March 18, 2010 The Watcher 0

Marjorie Margolies(-Mezvinsky) encourages Democrats to drink the Kool Aid. I feel your pain. Eighteen years ago, I was elected on the coattails of a popular young Democratic president who promised a post-partisan Washington. A year later, with partisan gridlock capturing the Capitol, there was a razor-thin vote on the House [Read More]

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Nominations

Watcher Council Submissions March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 The Watcher 3

Without further ado here are this week’s submissions. Council Submissions  Wolf Howling –  AP Goes APE Over Texas School Book Changes  Mere Rhetoric – Confirmed: Anti-Israel Jewish Groups Scapegoat Israel For Obama’s Manufactured Crisis  The Razor – The United States of Venezuela Rhymes With Right – Why Is This Not A [Read More]

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Pre-Wow

The Burma test

March 16, 2010 The Watcher 0

I’ve noted elsewhere that the Washington Post, when it endorsed Barack Obama for President hailed his understanding of the world as “sophisticated” and assured us that he’d handle foreign relations with a “defter” touch. Before the inauguration, the editors of the Washington Post suggested that how the incoming administration dealt [Read More]

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Media Bias

Ragging on a rag

March 16, 2010 The Watcher 0

Wolf Howling notes that while the NYT is having problems, its owner is doing quite well, thank you. Or as Power Line puts it: Greedy Executives Loot Failing Company Greedy Executives Loot Failing Company. (h/t InstaPundit)  Colossus of Rhodey notes that former editor Howell Raines is upset and translates: “I’m pissed [Read More]

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Nominations

Council currents 031610

March 16, 2010 The Watcher 0

First of all happy 6th blogiversary to council member The Glittering Eye. Much continued success! Many thanks to Council friend Doug Ross for recently mentioning council members American Digest, Wolf Howling and Soccer Dad!

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