Non Sequitur

The two robbers Marv and Harry from Home Alone are going to rob your house. How would you beat them?

It all starts with signage. I have posted no trespassing signs around my property. Where I live even people who can’t read know what that sign means. Then there’s my perimeter security system. Should they breach that, they will have to contend with several large outdoor dogs who, if family [Read More]

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The Council Has Spoken!

The Council has Spoken!

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKx2f44tDo&feature=related[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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The Council has Spoken 11/05/2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5rbRg5Beb4[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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Faith

Watcher Council Nominations November 2, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhNrrrCCTdA[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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Elections

2010 Election predictions

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67kmFzSh_o[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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Faith

Watcher Council Nominations October 27, 2010

[dailymotion]http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lfz3_bob-dylan-times-they-are-achangin_music[/dailymotion] 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 [Read More]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbbA6x1JIGA[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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Faith

Watcher Council Submissions October 20, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPVdLx1q5lg&feature=related[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZXNGLvFg_M[/youtube] 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: [Read More]

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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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTzGMEfbnAw&feature=channel[/youtube] 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: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Qfqle_2Bs[/youtube] And here are this week’s submissions. Council Submissions The Colossus of Rhodey – R.T.T.T. stress [Read More]

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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. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVh6aOwY08g[/youtube] 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 [Read More]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgASBVMyVFI&annotation_id=annotation_112497&feature=iv[/youtube] 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 [Read More]