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He freed a lot of people, But it seems the good they die young. Abraham, Martin and John – Dion This week’s winning council entry, The Roots Of Slavery & The Races Hustlers’ Holy Grail – Reparations by Wolf Howling, which takes issue with those who, like Henry Louis Gates, seek [Read More]

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Politics

Hypocrisy In Full Flame Over ‘Islamophobia’

April 28, 2010 JoshuaPundit 0

The Daily Caller’s Suhail Khan has a piece that is absolutely stunning in its moral relativism and hypocrisy…as he compares the plight of Muslims in America with that of the Jews in Holocaust era Germany:   “In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because [Read More]

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Watcher’s Council Nominations April 28, 2010

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Girls will be boys and boys will be girls – Lola The Kinks Instapundit excerpted the following from James Taranto: The Politics of ‘Anything Goes’ * “Even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us–the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of [Read More]

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April 23, 2010 The Watcher 4

Sometimes I think it’s a sin When I feel like I’m winnin’ when I’m losin’ again Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot Because of its vastness, the British Empire was said to have been the empire on which the sun never sets. In a sense, the sun has set on the British [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010 The Watcher 4

But your teacher preaches class like you’re some kind of jerk – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) With the Democrats and their allies mocking them and preaching that they’re jerks, if not threats, Tea Partiers have to fight to get their message heard unfiltered. Given the number [Read More]

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Council Wisdom

Governor Oil Slick

April 18, 2010 The Watcher 0

Over his career, Jerry Brown has been known for his flaky, leftwing views, earning him the sobriquet Governor Moonbeam. Council alum, Laer Peace (he of Cheat Seeking Missiles) has lately been involved in the Crazyfornia project and has written an op-ed that was picked up by the Washington Times, Jerry [Read More]

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April 16, 2010 The Watcher 3

Circumstance has forced my hand To be a cut price person in a low budget land Times are hard but we’ll all survive I just got to learn to economize Low Budget – The Kinks (h/t Top 10 songs about paying taxes) This week’s winner is the fine satire by [Read More]

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Obama’s nuclear posture

April 16, 2010 The Watcher 0

Charles Krauthammer is greatly relieved by the results of the recently concluded Nuclear Security Summit: What a relief. I don’t know about you, but I lie awake nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I know these people. I grew up there. You have no idea what they’re capable of doing. If [Read More]

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Gee, that’s a comfort …

April 14, 2010 The Watcher 0

The New York Times does an anthropological study of the Tea Party movement and observes (via a poll) They are far more pessimistic than Americans in general about the economy. More than 90 percent of Tea Party supporters think the country is headed in the wrong direction, compared with about [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations April 14, 2010

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  Should five per cent appear too small, Be thankful I don’t take it all. Tax Man – The Beatles Well with Tax Day upon us here’s a nice reminder that we still get to keep a bit more than 5% of our earnings. But as the contemporary gold rush [Read More]

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Celebrating Greatness

The most trusted man in America?

April 13, 2010 The Watcher 0

LBJ famously said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost America.” Who have the Democrats and President Obama lost? Howard Stern and Mad Magazine. The latter was via Instapundit. The source of the second observation is interesting, because Cronkite was characterized as “… the most trusted man in America.” Despite a [Read More]

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Israel

Dimona denial

April 13, 2010 The Watcher 0

A few days ago, I referred to an accusation that the Obama administration was denying visas to Israeli scientists and technicians who worked at the Dimona nuclear facility. The primary source for the article was a Prof. Zeev Alfassi. Roger L Simon did the necessary legwork and contacted Prof Alfassi [Read More]

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April 9, 2010 The Watcher 5

“There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate, So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.” All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan (covered by Jimi [Read More]

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Council Wisdom

We can’t be trusted

April 9, 2010 The Watcher 1

Charles Krauthammer’s latest column shreds President Obama’s latest foray into nuclear doctrine, Nuclear posturing, Obama-style. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state [Read More]

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Watcher Council Submissions April 7, 2010

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Lately it occurs to me What a long strange trip it’s been Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead Recently the New York Times juxtaposed a picture of a Weathermen’s march in the late 60’s with a recent Tea Party Protest. Whether one is offended by the comparision or understands it as [Read More]

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The goatherd-in-chief

April 4, 2010 The Watcher 0

Surely you’ve heard Aesop’s fable about the Goatherd and the Wild Goats. In short, a goatherd finds a herd wild goats mixed among his own goats. Over the winter he takes good care of the wild goats at the expense of properly caring for his own goats. As soon as [Read More]

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Juan Williams ruins a perfectly good column

April 4, 2010 The Watcher 0

Juan Williams wrote an excellent column in the Wall Street Journal the other day, Tea Party Anger Reflects Mainstream Concerns. Williams concluded: This all makes for populist anger, embodied in the tea party movement, at politicians who are not focused on the jobs agenda. The politician at the top of [Read More]

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April 4, 2010 The Watcher 0

The latest National Journal bloggers poll results are up, with thoughts from several council members. At issue is the expected voter anger come November and the likelihodd of a Republican takeover of the House. Debbie Hamilton (Right Truth) gets a special mention.

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