For regular readers (yeah, I imagine my readers are regular), Watcher’s Council is a blogging group posted at all corners of the globe. The writing is a hybrid of politics and not-politics (one of the three seminal blog divides: politics/not politics, food/not food, porn/not porn). I’ve been following some of these folks for years, and their thoughtful commentaries deserve wider audiences.
While I’m still trying to understand the set-up, I asked for and was included in their “Watcher’s Council” nominations for notable posts this week. Below you’ll find the nominated articles. They may interest or infuriate, but they won’t bore. They cement my belief that the internet is the Gentleman’s Journal of the new century . . . and just in time.
Here is the Watcher’s Council Nominations for the Week. Rules are at Watcher of Weasels:
- The Noisy Room – Hiding Behind Names
- The Political Commentator – North Korea Camp 14: Why rogue nations cannot be negotiated with!
- Joshuapundit–John Derbyshire And A Talk About Race
- Simply Jews – This is our dog, Peter Beinart!
- VA Right! – Tax Loopholes? Let’s End the Biggest Loophole of All – the “Earned” Income Tax Credit (my thoughts exactly, as I watch the folks partying outside the local furniture rental store: according to a social worker I know, who cares very much for her charges, for some people, tax day is get-a-check-for-that-big-screen-tv-for-my girlfriend’s-taxpayer-subsidized-section-8-house-day.)
- GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Pakistani Spring
- The Right Planet – The Obama-MSM Suicide Pact
- The Colossus of Rhodey – Obama makes an “uncharacteristic” gaffe — not like G.W. Bush
- Bookworm Room – The real threat that the Ann Romneys of the world represent to the statist Left (Another interesting example demonstrating that the first target of any collective is parenting — s/a Oneida Colony, Ruskin Tennessee, Cultural Revolution, North Korea, Jonestown, and Pat Moynihan’s prescient warning . . .)
- Rhymes With Right – Who Is More in Touch With Average Woman – Ann Or Michelle?
- The Razor – Prescription Abuse and the Legalization of Illicit Drugs
- The Mellow Jihadi – An Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Korea, and Vietnam Vet
- The Glittering Eye –What’s Fair?
- Gay Patriot – Governments should leave us free to pursue happiness, not make its achievement a public policy goal
- The Independent Sentinel – Al-Qaeda Attorney Becomes Number Three Man in the DOJ (Tony West surfaces again. Why am I not surprised it’s at the D’ohJ?)
- Crime Victims Media Report – Al Sharpton: Why Doesn’t the Media Remember his “Whore” Moment?
- The Mental Recession – British Member of Parliament Puts $16 Million Bounty on President Obama, George Bush
- Right Truth – Anders Breivik Trial
- Sultan Knish –We Are All George Zimmerman submitted by The Noisy Room
- Family Security Matters –America and Titanic: A shared destiny? submitted by The Political Commentator
- Michael Totten – The Lost City submitted by Joshuapundit
- Harry’s Place – Ten Years Since Something That Never Happened: A Learning Moment for the Guardian submitted by Simply Jews
- Townhall/John Hawkins – The Seven Most Disturbing Moments So Far in Barack Obama’s Presidency submitted by VA Right!
- Free Range International – All Clear submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- The Right Scoop – The History of Political Correctness submitted by The Right Planet
- Truth Before Dishonor – Conservatives Understand Liberals submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey
- Front Page Magazine/Bruce Bawer –Remembering Mike Wallace submitted by Bookworm Room
- Dr. Melissa Clouthier – Information Pollination – War On Women Wisconsin Edition: Slut Shaming Is Okay When Feminists Do Itsubmitted by Rhymes with Right
- The Agitator –The Zimmerman Indictment: Reactions submitted by The Razor
- The Spirit Of Man –Sanction The Change submitted by The Mellow Jihadi
- The Diplomad 2.0 – Summit of the Americas: A Typical Obama Disaster submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Against The Grain –Obama, Not Holding the Center An Us-Against-Them Message Won’t Work In A Center-Right Country submitted by Gay Patriot
- Breitbart.com – Obama Politicizes Trayvon For Latino Audiences submitted by The The Independent Sentinel
- Jewish Mom. Com – Their Second Childhood: A Visit with the Fogel Orphans submitted by The Watcher
- TNR/Eric Trager – The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mendacious Charm Campaign in Washingtonsubmitted by The Watcher