Archive for October, 2010

2010 Election predictions

Tweet I (the Watcher) asked our illustrious council members their predictions for Tuesdays elections. Before I go to them, I see that David Bernstein posted his and asked his commenters for theirs. Here are Sabato’s Final Calls (via memeorandum). Here are the latest from 538 (via memeorandum). The latest from Real Clear Politics: House, Senate […]

The Council has Spoken 10/29/2010

Tweet And I’m floating in a most peculiar way And the stars look very different todaySpace Oddity – David Bowie In his classic “Space Oddity,” David Bowie sings about Major Tom to whom the stars “look different.” In her council winning post this week Bookworm Room¬†explains why a different Tom sees things differently. Specifically she […]

Watcher Council Nominations October 27, 2010

Tweet Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled The Times they are a-changing – Bob Dylan I don’t know if Bob Dylan intended “The Times the are a-changing” for the kind of change that […]

The Council has Spoken 102210

Tweet I’ve come to set the record straight I’ve come to shine the light on you Let me introduce myself I’m the cold hard truth. The Cold Hard Truth – George Jones In 1999, country legend, George Jones released a comeback album the Cold Hart Truth. The title reminded me of this week’s winning council […]

Watcher Council Submissions October 20, 2010

Tweet When I was in college, I had a roommate who was contemptuous of over-produced rock music. He wasn’t a fan of most of the popular groups; he dismissed it as pop. Some fifteen years later I got the same attitude from a friend who was into country music. He couldn’t stand most of the […]

The Council has Spoken 101510

Tweet And though you came with sword held high Conquistador – Procol Harum I don’t know about you but when I read of the ambitions of Samir Khan in this week’s non-Council winner, The Jawa Report’s North Carolina Muslim Admits To Working With Al Qaeda, I found this observation disturbing: If becoming a lone jihadi […]

Watcher Council Nominations October 13, 2010

Tweet When I get older losing my hair, Many years from now, Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings bottle of wine? When I’m 64 – The Beatles I’m not usually one to get hung up on birthdays; but when a “9” becomes a “0” it’s different. I actually share a birthday […]

The Council has Spoken 100810

Tweet This week, Staff Sgt. Rob J. Miller was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.¬† From the official narrative at Staff Sergeant Miller’s Medal of Honor page. Realizing that his team was pinned down and unable to actively engage the enemy, Staff Sgt. Miller, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, continued to charge […]

Watcher Council Nominations October 6, 2010

Tweet I always liked Angel of the Morning. No, Juice Newton’s version isn’t as good as Merrilee Rush’s. There’s also this version that Chrissie Hynde did as part of a guest appearance on Friends: And here are this week’s submissions. Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey – R.T.T.T. stress — and more Rhymes With Right […]

The Council has Spoken 100310

Tweet It’s far from the best known of his songs, but I just came across this video of Harry Chapin’s W*O*L*D last night. In his “Greatest Stories Live” album, Chapin introduced this with a quip that it had been on the charts for about eight minutes. (Actually, I think it was on the top 40 […]