Watcher’s Council winners for August 21, 2015

I am always genuinely honored when my fellow Council members think I wrote something decent for a change.  My thanks to all of them — and be sure to read all the other posts, both Council and non-Council, because I guarantee that they are interesting and will feed your mind:

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“This movement is turning our campuses into hostile environments for free expression and due process. And so far, university officials, political leaders, and the White House are siding with the mob.” – Christina Hoff Summers

“Why can’t a woman/Be more like a man? – ‘Hymn To Him’ from My Fair Lady

“Feminists at Occidental College created an online form to anonymously report rape/sexual assault,” a user wrote in a Tuesday post on Reddit’s Men’s Rights group. “You just fill out a form and the person is called into the office on a rape charge. The ‘victim’ never has to prove anything or reveal their identity.” – Quoted In Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2013.

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This week’s winning essay, Bookworm Room’s The coming perfect storm on American college campuses — one that feminists and other professional victims will hate is pretty much about what the title implies it is…an examination of the current anti-male politically correct malaise with a surprise ending! Here’s a slice:

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Watcher’s Council nominations for August 19, 2015

I know I’ve said it before, but it always bears repeating:  Noxious news for America makes for good — really good — blog posts, both from council members and from other sites.  Don’t believe me?  Well, read these:

Ah, the sultry days leading up to the end of summer, when the warm weather brings out the torpor and laziness in all of us and little gets accomplished except by the determined and the desperate.

Of course, these days that group would include the members of the political class and their veritable army of servants, Praetorians, hangers on and staffers.

The Romans were the first to label this time of year the Dog Days(diēs caniculārēs), noting that the skies were ruled by Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky at this time of year. And Herodotus, Plutarch, Caesar and Thucydides all noted the effect this time of year has on men…the influence of the days of Dog Star giving rise to tempers, frustrations, gambles and many times, war and rumors of war. Some things never change. Or at least that’s what the smart money in Vegas, DC and other oracular venues where the entrails, the Dow or the polls get read for what the omens reveal. The mood can get ugly very quickly.

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This week’s contest is dedicated to letting sleeping dogs lie…at least for the moment.

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Watcher’s Council winners for August 14, 2015

Before I get to the Watcher’s Council Results for August 14, 2015, I want to direct your attention to two other things:  The first is the Watcher’s Council forum regarding the Black Lives Matter; the second is the list of nominations for Weasel of the Week.   And now to last week’s winners:

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” – Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth , Act V, Scene 1

“Character is destiny.” – Attributed to Greek philosopher Hereclitus, 500 BC

“There’s hostility to lying, and there should be.” -Bob Woodward

“”Painful as the task is to describe the dark side of our affairs, it sometimes becomes a matter of indispensable necessity.” -George Washington

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This week’s winning essay,Joshuapundit’s #Hillary Lied About Her E-Mails, Broke The Law And What It Really Means is my take on the scandal concerning Hillary Clinton’s private server during her tenure as Secretary of State, the serious issues actually involved and ultimately, what’s behind the curtain. Here’s a slice:

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If you read just one thing today….

If you read just one thing today, I highly recommend reading Lee Smith’s forensic analysis of the antisemitism that’s always been a part of Obama’s political persona, but that’s coming to the fore now as he shills for his suicidal (and genocidal) Iran deal.

If you read two things today, add Cracked’s analysis of the terrible corruption behind published science.

And if you’ve got time to read three things today, check out any one of the Watcher’s Council nominations for the week:

“OK, so some of the stuff was classified. So my server was hacked by foreign governments. What difference does it make now anyway at this point?”

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Watcher’s Council nominations for August 5, 2015

Once again in these, the waning days of summer, my family has declared its need for my attention.  I remind myself that its quite flattering that older teens want to spend time with their mom.  Meanwhile, you can enjoy these splendid Watcher’s Council contributions:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

Debra Heine over at Nice Deb penned a superb article at PJ Media reporting on how the Obama Administration has sided with the Palestinians, working to try to stop US citizens from collecting judgments they won in court as victims of PLO terrorist attacks. It’s a must read.

This week, The Pirate’s Cove, Maggie’s Notebook and Le·gal In·sur·rec·tionearned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

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Watcher’s Council winners for July 31, 2015

The Council has spoken, and I heartily concur (and I concurred before I even realized that my post came in second, an honor I greatly appreciate). Do you agree with the outcome?

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.” -H.L. Mencken

“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.” – Ambrose Bierce

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This week’s winning essay,The Noisy Room’s Ted Cruz- A Matter Of Honor [Video] is all about Senator Ted Cruz’s calling out of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor. Here’s a slice:

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Watcher’s Council nominations and an apology

I’ll start with an apology:  I’m sorry I haven’t written anything in the past couple of days.  I’m having a hard time getting over my cold and I’ve had a lot going on in my life that’s precluded writing.  Add to that the fact that I am actively avoiding the existential despair that overwhelms me when I read the news about the last 16 months or so of Emperor Obama’s reign and I’m really struggling with motivation.  My intentions are good, though, and I do want to get back to writing soon.

In the meantime, there’s the wonderful Watcher’s Council:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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Watcher’s Council winners for July 3, 2015

Before I get to last week’s Watcher’s Council winners, there are a few other things I think you might like:

The Watcher’s Council forum answering the question “What does the 4th of July mean to you?

The Weasel of the Week for July 2

This week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week (all of them truly Weasel worthy)

And, finally, the worthy winners for July 3, 2015:

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Watcher’s Council nominations

Oh, my gosh!  What a day this has been.  A lot of things started badly, and thankfully all ended well, but I spent the day vibrating with nervousness like a chihuahua on speed.  I’m exhausted.  Fortunately, my friends at the Watcher’s Council have been slaving away to write wonderful things:

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week, The Mellow Jihadi, Simply Jews and Blazing Cat Fur earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

Watcher’s Council nominations for 6-16-15

I may not be writing, but I am reading.  Here are this week’s wonderful Watcher’s Council nominations.  Please note, too, that we have a new member:  Puma By Design!  Yay!  Be sure to check out her blog and extend her a hearty welcome to the Watcher’s Council community:

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Rachel Donezal represents, philosophically, the ultimate in racism. After unsuccessfully suing Howard University, a black college for discriminating against her because she was white, she had a moment of inspiration..if being a white ‘victim’ for her own profit and ego stroking didn’t work out so well, why not totally go over and join what she saw as a successful grievance class? In fact, why not make a career out of it? So that’s exactly what she did, not only showing her own psychotic self hatred but her contempt and what amounted to the bigotry of low expectations towards the very group of people she claimed to be part of and ‘representing’ as a professional grievance monger.

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Watcher’s Council winners for June 12, 2015

I know! I know! I’m late with these winners, but it’s as if the past week was just erased from my life. Please enjoy these posts, ’cause good writing never goes out of style:

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

‘No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.’ – Mark Twain

‘Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.’– Ambrose Bierce,‘The Devil’s Dictionary’

“This is the Most Transparent Administration in History.” – President Barack Obama

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This week’s winning essay,The Right Planet’sThe Trans-Pacific Partnership and the March Toward ‘Global Governance’ — #StopFastTrack is a great run down of the secret treaties and protocols the Obama Administration is trying to shove through congress. Here’s a slice:

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Watcher’s Council submissions for June 3, 2015

As you’ve gathered from my erratic posting, life has been hectic lately.  But no matter how crazy my life, the Watcher’s Council, like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going and going and going . . . and it’s all good:

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As Peter Wehner notes in Commentary, The Democrat Party has essentially become the party of the Far Left.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running on positions that would have been considered art of the Leftist fringe only an election or two ago, and she has little choice even if she wanted to ‘triangulate’ because of how far the Democrat’s mainstream has moved.

Her competition – former Maryland Governor Martin O’ Malley and avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders are running to her left, as are well as Democrat heroes (and non-candidates so far) Elizabeth Warren and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The reception they’re receiving in Democrat strongholds is an indication of exactly how far Left the party is now aligned. And the primaries seem to be headed for a hard sprint in that direction to win over that constituency.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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