Archive for August, 2010

The Council has Spoken 082710

Tweet Don’t know much about history (What a) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke In an essay 27 years ago, Deep Down we’re all alike, right? Wrong., Charles Krauthammer wrote: Its central axiom is that if one burrows deep enough beneath the Mao jacket, the shapka or the chador, one discovers that people everywhere are essentially […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations August 25, 2010

Tweet On our way up to Niagara, we stopped at the Wegman’s in Williamsport, PA. My 16 year old pointed out this bumper sticker. Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey – Same situation, less tolerance  Right Truth – The Expendables Works Wolf Howling – Victory In Iraq VA Right – Republican Best Case Scenario: 53 Seats […]

The Council has Spoken 082010

Tweet Sharif don’t like it Rock the casbah (He thinks it’s not kosher) Rock the Casbah – The Clash This week’s winning council entry, The Razor’s  The Rage Beneath The Surface, examines the Left’s tolerance for intolerance as it explores the issue of the Ground Zero Mosque: Should we subject ourselves to Islamic fundamentalists today simply […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations August 18, 2010

Tweet I’ve wondered. Who’s better – The Temptations or the Four Tops? Anyway, I saw this medley over at Sense of Events, where he writes: They don’t make singing groups like this any more… Council Submissions Rhymes With Right –  Obama Speaks On The Mosque Wolf Howling –  The Social Security Bogeyman Right Truth–  Countdown […]

The Council has Spoken 081310

Tweet First of all thank you very much to JoshuaPundit for handling the submissions while I was away on vacation. When you know as well as me You’d rather see me paralyzed Why don’t you just come out once And scream it Positively 4th Street – Bob Dylan This week’s council vote ended in a […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Dog Days Edition

Tweet Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a group of some of the most incisive blogs in the`sphere. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one of their own and one from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best posts, with the results appearing in this space on […]

The Council has Spoken 080610

Tweet Oh yes, I’m the great pretender Adrift in a world of my own The Great Pretender – The Platters Reuters, the once great news service, has fallen on hard times lately. Our winning Council entry, Mere Rhetoric’s After Lebanon Border Ambush, Reuters First Out Of The Gate With Demonstrably False Anti-Israel Propaganda, shows how […]

Watcher’s Council Submissions August 4, 2010

Tweet One look from you, I drift away. I pray that you are here to stay. You got it – Roy Orbison One of the consequences of the Traveling Wilburys was that Jeff Lynne produced Roy Orbison’s final album that included the hit, You got it. Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey –The conclusion is: […]