Watcher Council Submissions April 7, 2010


Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it’s been

Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead

Recently the New York Times juxtaposed a picture of a Weathermen’s march in the late 60’s with a recent Tea Party Protest. Whether one is offended by the comparision or understands it as a warped compliment by the Times, what’s happened is that what was once the counterculture is now the establishment, and, as argued in a number of  this week’s council and non-council posts, with it the absolute confidence of the rightness of its causes is now projected by the government. (One council member argues that this infects all of political discourse now.)

Of course, this may not be the strangest trip we’re witnessing these days, what with Jerry Garcia selling upscale ties in stores like Macy’s fifteen years after his death. It’s hard to imagine dead guys being more grateful than Garcia is these days!

Council Submissions

  • The Colossus of Rhodey“You have to trust your gut”
  • Right Truth – Truths About the Democrat Health Care Bill
  • Mere RhetoricAnti-Israel WH Officials Targeting American Jews With “Leaked” Dual Loyalty Smears
  • Bookworm Room – Redefining the word racist so that it suits ME
  • Rhymes With Right – A Constitutional Convention?
  • Wolf Howling – The War On Religion
  • The ProvocateurThe Politics of Self Esteem
  • The RazorThe Rot at the Heart of the Roman Catholic Church
  • The Glittering Eye – <i>Quis Custodiet…</i>
  • American DigestDust in the Wind and the Summer of 77
  • Joshuapundit – A Change Of The Guard Is Badly Needed In The GOP
  • Non Council Submissions

  • The Sundries ShackMaybe the Surgeon General Could Issue a Warning for Presidential Q&As Submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey
  • Judy’s World, Judy Mandelbaum – What motivates female suicide bombers? Submitted by Right Truth
  • Walker / Reason Hit & RunThe Center Cannot Hold It Together Submitted by Mere Rhetoric
  • Big LizardsThe drumbeat grows louder:  Petraeus for President Submitted by Bookworm Room
  • Questions and Observations“Everyone deserves health care” Submitted by Rhymes with Right
  • Big Lizards – “Repeal and Replace” – Filling In the Outline Submitted by Wolf Howling
  • Pharmalot – The Case of the Phantom Pharmacies Submitted by The Provocateur
  • The Truth According to Mark  – The Obama Crash Submitted by The Razor
  • Cato UnboundThe Rise of the New Paternalism Submitted by The Glittering Eye
  • Rhymes with Cars and Girls The Cult Of Superman’s Father Submitted by American Digest
  • Victor Davis Hanson – Next Battle: Immigration Submitted by JoshuaPundit
  • Legal InsurrectionWhat If Palestinians Were Settlers? Submitted by The Watcher