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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 11/05/2010

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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]