Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Watcher's Council Nominations, 7/01/09

The Watcher's Council is a group of some of the most incisive blogs in the`sphere. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one of their own and one from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.

So, let's see what we have this week....and do check out the Watcher's excellent take on the recent Cap and Trade nonsense in Congress...

  • Joshuapundit - Masquerade In Iran
    Are Mousavi and his followers in Iran an actual reform movement and a positive democratic change in Iran? Do we really have a dog in this particular fight? I don't see it that way in the least, heart-rending as the pictures of student demonstrators in Tehran being brutalized by the basij and Iranian security forces are. As I try to show, the label of "democratic reform" attached to Mousavi and many of his followers is simply a masquerade.

    A continuation of this theme is contained in my Non-Council nomination by Diana West, which reveals how much a 'feminist' and crusader for women's rights Mrs. Mousavi really is, as opposed to how she's been painted by the media.

  • The Razor - Settlement - a fascinating post by Scott, as he recounts his attempts to give away useful items in a still affluent society and wonders aloud if real poverty actually exists in America.

  • Rhymes With Right - How A Real President Responds Greg looks at Obama's response to the protests in Iran a finds it wanting and compares it with that of another president at another time and place.

  • The Glittering Eye - Affording Everything One of the things I love about Dave's pieces is that I frequently encounter things I otherwise wouldn't have. This week,his take on the cap and trade debate involves Pigovian taxes, a term I was completely unfamiliar with before.

    Want to know what they are? Inquire within.

  • Mere Rhetoric - Shh… Massachusetts Proves Mandate-Based Health Reform Will Be A Disaster This week Omri takes on the proposed Obama healthcare debacle by looking at its earlier ancestor..RomneyCare, as practiced in Massachusetts.

    You might feel a bit different about supporting Romney in 2012 after reading this.
  • Wolf Howling - Politicized Science GW takes a definitive look at the global warming scam, with his usual attention to detail.

  • Soccer Dad - Diehl me out SD gets the prize this week for the cleverest title, a play on words utilizing the name of WAPO columnist Jackson Diehl.

    Diehl could hardly be termed a friend of Israel. Nevertheless, he warns that Obama may have backed himself into a corner with his dogmatic anti-Israel stance on the Middle East, and Soccer Dad examines the premise.

  • Bookworm Room - All violence is equal, but some violence is more equal than others Two movie reviews of two films containing graphic violence..and two completely different critical reactions. And Ms. Bookworm shows us how it all depends on the politics involved!
  • The Provocateur - The Libertarians Downfall: Conspiracy Theories Mike's entry this week focuses on what he feels is the main Achilles heel of libertarian politics.
  • Right Truth - LIFE A wonderfully poetic piece this week from Debbie, reflecting on life, it's lessons, and our beloved country.


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