Today’s Watcher’s Council reading

It’s voting time for me today, so it’s my chance to share with you the Watcher’s Council articles I have the pleasure of reading:

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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  • Mike Devx

    My favorite two:

    Right Truth – Open Letter To Herman Cain.  For its honest and clear suggestions concerning what Herman Cain must do to continue his progress towards the GOP nomination – or else fail.  If he coasts now, he loses.  In some ways it does look like Cain is currently coasting.  Sigh.  Oh well, time will tell who best deserves the nomination. He’s still in it along with a few others.

    BookwormRoom – Is it true that the poor ye always have with you?  I’ve said here already, there are a number of important truths in Book’s post that are actually quite harsh in their clarity.  This was a courageous post!

    I hope your fellow bloggers vote you #1 on this one, Book!


  • Bookworm

    Thank you, Mike. This was one of the strongest crop of submissions I’ve seen, and I really had a terrible time casting my votes.

  • Mike Devx

    I’ll treat this as an open thread, for a moment.

    Sometimes, the enemy is on the Republican side of the aisle.  Unless this report is a parody.  I think it’s serious:

    “The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out in the U.S., would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) — even if the planned activities are legal in the countries where they’re carried out. H.R. 313, the “Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011,” is sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and allows prosecutors to bring conspiracy charges against anyone who discusses, plans or advises someone else to engage in any activity that violates the CSA, the massive federal law that prohibits drugs like marijuana and strictly regulates prescription medication. 

    As some have noted, if you’re planning a trip to the Netherlands, where smoking pot is legal, and you email a friend discussing your plans to toke one up while you’re there, you can be charged… with something.  Thought crime!

    o, suppose you live in a state where alcohol sales are illegal on Sundays.  Your brother lives twenty-five miles away, across the border in another State where sales are legal.  You phone your brother and say, “I’m coming over. How much beer do you want me to pick up at your corner store? I am so ready for the football game and we are gonna pound some brews, dude!  I’ll stay overnight.”  By the same principle, you could be arrested.

    We have met the enemy, and he is us.