Council Winners, Pre-Hanukkah Edition

Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights .

While many of you may be familiar with the story of the Miracle of the Oil, what is frequently overlooked is that Hanukkah celebrates another miracle – the miracle of a group of farmers and tradesman utterly defeating the professional armies of the Seleucid Empire, a victory for freedom that belongs to all of us, Jew and Gentile.

For those of you who’d be interested in more details, they can be found here

Chag Sameach! Happy Hanukkah!

Another week has passed, and the Council has spoken, choosing the winners of this week’s competition.

In the Council category, the winner this week was Wolf Howling with Obama Fails His First Test As Commander In Chief :

Obama stood his first real test tonight as a wartime commander in chief. He fell far short of the challenge.{…}

Having more than a passing familiarity with history, I think it is accurate to say that, never in all of recorded history has there been an instance of a leader committing soldiers to war under the constraint of an arbitrary time limitation. Obama claims that the opposite of such a time limited constraint is an “open-ended” commitment. That is ridiculous. The opposite is staying in a fight until the conditions of victory are achieved. That is an event triggered limitation, not an open ended commitment. The only reason it is not time certain is becasuse the enemy gets a say. You can compare Obama’s speech on Afghanistan with FDR’s speech on Dec. 9, 1941, here to see the difference. It is striking.

What Obama is doing is an attempt to both honor his campaign rhetoric – that Afghanistan is the “good war” that we “must not lose,” while attempting to placate a far left base that lives in permanent Vietnam protest mode. The two cannot be reconciled, but he is willing to bet the lives of our soldiers that they can. Many months ago, I wrote a post, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh & McCain Derangement Syndrome, explaining with historical examples that the greatest danger I saw in electing Obama or Clinton would be that they would make wartime military decisions based on political expediency rather than on internalized values. The travesty of announcing that we are going to go on the offensive for 18 months and then begin withdrawing forces is a textbook case of political expediency. Such decisions are inevitably bad in the long run, both for our soldiers and for our national interests.

In the non-Council category, the winner this week is Gateway Pundit for Fistgate II: High School Students Given “Fisting Kits” At Kevin Jennings’ GLSEN Conference :

In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During the same workshop an activist asked 14 year-old students, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?” The unbelievable audio clip is posted here. Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings is the founder of GLSEN. He was paid $273,573.96 as its executive director in 2007. Jennings was the keynote speaker at the 2000 GLSEN conference.

Unfortunately for GLSEN, undercover journalists with Mass Resistancesuch an uproar that GLSEN leaders were forced to apologize for their disgusting behavior. recorded these outrageous sessions. The audio was later leaked to a local radio station. This created

Thanks to Soros-linked Media Matters we now know that GLSEN director, and current Obama Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings was confronted on the vile content discussed at the children’s conference.

Council Notes:

If you want to see your blog piece listed on the Watcher’s Council page as an honorable mention, our generous offer of link whorage remains open. Here’s how you take advantage of it:

  • Simply make a post linking to this week’s Council winners
  • Send me an e-mail with the subject line ‘link whorage’ at Include a link to that post and a link to the piece you want to appear in next week’s Honorable Mentions
  • The resulting fame, glory and increased traffic are yours for the taking.
  • Here’s the complete rundown of this week’s results. Only the Provocateur failed to vote this week, but it had no effect on the results.:

    I can’t wait to see next week’s exciting entries, and as always, congratulations not only to the winners but to all the participants.

    Council Submissions

    Non-Council Submissions