Archive for February, 2011

The Council Has Spoken!

Tweet It’s that time again…the votes have been cast, the Council has spoken and this week’s winners become a part of cyber-history! ( did I just invent a word?!??) The events in Wisconsin were on many member’s minds this week, so it’s perhaps no surprise that this week’s winner, Bookworm Room carried off the prize […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – On, Wisconsin Edition

Tweet Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the […]

Supporting Regime Change In Libya: US Should Establish A ‘No-Fly-Zone’

Tweet By Rob Miller via Big Peace The United States has a unique and brilliant opportunity to entirely change our feckless image in the Middle East at one swoop – and get rid of a dangerous enemy to the US at the same time. In view of accounts of Khaddaffi using helicopter gunships and even […]

What Is Their Expertise?

Tweet By Felix via Colossus of Rhodey According to the Wilmington News Journal, “a group of ministers wants to make unannounced visits to Wilmington’s public schools to make sure students are getting the education they need to avoid lives of crime.” Members of Interdenominational Ministers Action Council said they will be speaking to principals in […]

Experts and the Temple of Orthodoxy

Tweet By Danny Lemieux via Bookworm Room Most of us here in the Bookworm Room express a healthy skepticism of “experts” in general. Most of us revel in our ability to think and discourse critically for ourselves, while others lament that socially-anointed “experts” are not solemnly revered through incense, incantations and burnt offerings made before […]

Video Gaming And The 1st Amendment

Tweet By T.F. Stern via The Noisy Room Here we go again, another extremely violent video game to shock the public with graphic mutilations and sexual implications; Bulletstorm takes gaming to another level of brutality. Bulletstorm promises to reward player’s ability to mutilate, destroy or sexually assault victims in the most graphic realism possible with […]

Obama Drops UN Peace Bomb On Israel

Tweet by Stanley Zir and Susan North, via Right Truth For 8 years I have been chronicling the presence of a cancer in the Middle East peace process that has been slowly eating away at the lifelines needed to keep Jerusalem under Israel’s sovereignty. On Friday Obama dropped the UN Peace Bomb on Israel. Now […]

The Council Has Spoken!

Tweet Once again, the votes have been cast, the Council has spoken and the results of this week’s Watcher’s Council contest of are history. This week’s winner was Joshuapundit for Turkish PM Erdogan Consolidates His Islamist Regime By Purging The Military, my look at what’s going on under the wire in Turkey while the West’s […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Love N’ Happiness Edition

Tweet Ah,love and happiness…what would we do without it? Al Green understands,y’know.And so do I. Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by […]

Turkey: Islamists Consolidate Power By Purging The Military

Tweet Via Big Peace: While everyone’s eyes are on Egypt and its possible Islamization, something even more significant is going on under the wire in Turkey. The government of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan took a major step towards consolidating its regime by conducting what amount to show trials of high ranking military officers and […]