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The Council has Spoken!

February 4, 2011 The Watcher 4

Neither rain, nor snow,nor power outages stop the Watcher’s Council! The Council has rendered its judgment and the results of the Watcher’s Council contest this week are history. Our winner this week was Joshuapundit for Lipstick On A Pig – Whitewashing The Muslim Brotherhood. I don’t mind admitting it…over the [Read More]

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The Council has Spoken 11/12/2010

November 12, 2010 The Watcher 4

Now they stood beside the treasure, On the mountain, dark and red. Turned the stone and looked beneath it… “Peace on Earth” was all it said. One Tin Soldier – The Coven While I know that it is an anti-war song, I chose “One Tin Soldier” because of the irony. [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010 The Watcher 5

I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me Because I come from the land of plenty?” Down Under – Men At Work Yes, I still enjoy it. And while we’re enjoying things, enjoy these paraprosdokians. I especially like the third one. Now here are this week’s Watcher’s [Read More]

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The Council has Spoken 11/05/2010

November 5, 2010 The Watcher 3

No more broken hearts We’re better off apart let’s give it a try Tell me, tell me, tell me lies Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac In her winning post the this week, NPR’s carefully crafted tales — and why I don’t listen anymore, Bookworm Room writes about about the the little lies [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations November 2, 2010

November 3, 2010 The Watcher 4

Well, the landslide brought me down Landslide – Fleetwood Mac The GOP majority of 1995-2007 never had more than 231 seats. Republicans are poised to coast past that tonight. via Twitter “Four years ago Republicans controlled just 22 governorships. The fact that we’ve already reached a majority tonight is a [Read More]

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Elections

2010 Election predictions

October 31, 2010 The Watcher 6

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 [Read More]

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The Council has Spoken 10/29/2010

October 29, 2010 The Watcher 4

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 [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010 The Watcher 4

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 [Read More]

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October 22, 2010 The Watcher 5

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 [Read More]

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Watcher Council Submissions October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 The Watcher 6

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 [Read More]

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October 15, 2010 The Watcher 6

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 [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010 The Watcher 7

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 [Read More]

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October 8, 2010 The Watcher 7

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 [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010 The Watcher 6

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 [Read More]

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October 3, 2010 The Watcher 5

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 [Read More]

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Nominations

Watcher’s Council Submissions September 28, 2010

September 29, 2010 The Watcher 5

For some reason, I was thinking about this scene this week. It’s fun to watch as the music take over and both John Book (Harrison Ford) and Rachel (Kelly McGillis) overcome their initial reticence – because dancing is against the mores of her society and they both know they have [Read More]

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September 26, 2010 The Watcher 5

Be nice to people who Are inferior to you. National Brotherhood Week – Tom Lehrer In this week’s winning Council post,  Does Islam Tolerate Secularism?, The Razor draws on his personal experience and observes: Nations in the Islamic world followed the pattern of growing secularism until the 1970’s when the Iranian [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations September 22, 2010

September 22, 2010 The Watcher 5

Your eyes cast a spell that bewitches. The last time I needed twenty stitches The masochism tango – Tom Lehrer In one of the more talked about news stories this week a former supporter of President Obama said: “I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. [Read More]

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September 17, 2010 The Watcher 7

Dr. Eric Wargotz who just won the Republican primary for Senate in Maryland now faces the unenviable task of taking on incumbent Senator Barbara Mikulski running for her 5th term. If nothing else, Dr. Wargotz has a sense of humor, like that of John Dennis. Both are taking on liberal [Read More]

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Watcher Council Nominations September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 The Watcher 6

Since this is the political season, how about if I brighten your day with clever political ads? This is one that JoshuaPundit sent my way. If you have other suggestions, please let me know! In Council news, I’d like to welcome GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD to our exclusive club! Please check [Read More]

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