Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Watcher's Council Nominations, 4/15/08

Every week, the Watcher's Council members nominate two posts each, one from the Council members and one from outside for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week's Council nominations can be found at the site of our fearless leader, the infamous Watcher of Weasels

Do take the time and check out the non-Council links accessible at the link above..they are always rewarding.

Here's this week's lineup...enjoy!

Bedtime For Bonzo? The Clinton Eclipse
Joshuapundit - The fates have not been kind to Hillary Clinton lately. There she was, all but anointed to take up her promised place and waltz into the White House when she got outflanked on the left by the creature Obama, playing the same kind of sly racial politics and class warfare the Clintons themselves did so well in the past.

Truly a tragedy Shakespeare would have had fun tossing together, as we wait to see how the last act ends and prepare to say farewell...y'know what ahm sayin'?

Done With Mirrors - Callimachus' appropriate one word response to an Islamist pundit practicing taqiya (dissembling) by declaring that `Allah' and G-d are one and the same word and mean the same thing...and thus Christians, Jews and other non-Muslims pray to Allah when they pray in Arabic!

In fact, Allah derives from the Arabic indefinite article and the name of the pagan Arabian moon god, Lah, who was worshiped in the shrine in Mecca that Mohammed's family was caretaker of that Muslims still worship at today, the Kaa'ba...thus al-Lah, or the Moon God, literally.

Then there's the quaint fact that the Muslim world ethnically cleansed almost all of its Jews long ago with a thoroughness the Nazis might have admired, and that Christian services are illegal or under severe constraints in much of the Arab world, so obviously they aren't 'praying to Allah.'

The sheer arrogance of some of these people is absolutely amazing.

The Candidates on the Economy: Taxes
The Glittering Eye - this week, Dave presents his views on what he sees as the presidential candidate's positions on taxation.

Does America Need a New Enemy? One Brit Thinks So...
Hillbilly White Trash - Lemuel Calhoon done a fine job fisking an incredibly silly essay by Brit Paleocon John Laughland on how the US needs global adversaries to prevent an American 'hegemony.'

Soccer Dad - This is one of those posts Soccer Dad does so well, taking contrasting views on an issue and juxtaposing them to get to the bottom of things. This particular issue is the Obama 'elitism' contretemps.

The MSM -- Mis-educating the Masses
Bookworm Room - Ms. Bookworm makes the point that the reason politicians like Obama and Hillary continue to be able to lie blatantly in an internet age is because they’re still able to count on the largely biased main stream media to be in the tank for them...thus the title of her piece.

As I mention elsewhere, that's true of Obama these days more than Hillery, but I otherwise agree with her. There are still large groups of people who get what passes for their news from the mainstream media, which throws out blatantly biased stories passing as straight news which, circle jerk style, is cited as sources by places like HuffPo, Media Matters and Daily Kos, who then become sources to be cited themselves by the MSM..ad nauseum!

Further Proof That the Western P.C. Left Is Akin to the Societies They Admire
The Colossus of Rhodey - This week, Hube takes on the farcical Star Chambers known as Human Rights Commissions in some otherwise enlightened countries like Canada and Australia. In the Australian case he sites, the commissioner actually favors removing that old cornerstone of western law, the presumption of innocence.

Spooky, as Oz's Dame Edna would undoubtedly say....

Warmie Psychic: Global Headache Coming!
Cheat Seeking Missiles - Laer has a great time debunking a rather puerile bit of global warming idiocy. At this point, I think we can safely call it an industry..just not one that produces anything but a payday for those involved.

Censorchimps: The Mandarin Subspecies
The Education Wonks - Edwonk presents yet another edition of his censorchimps series, as he looks at the sentence handed down in a Chinese court to human rights advocate Hu Jia for subversion.

The Next Moves In An Existential Chess Match
Wolf Howling - As GW shows in an informative and well written post, the chess game between Iran and the US may be approaching a critical stage. He is correct that at this point, dealing decisively with Iran would not be painless, but infinitely less painful than allowing things to continue unchecked, as I've pointed out in the past.

That said, I think the Bush Administration has absolutely no intention of dealing with Iran militarily during the remainder of his presidency. We'll see if I'm right. Let's hope I'm not.

Wright's Eulogy For Black Fascist Parishioner
Rhymes With Right - Jeremiah Wright has surfaced again after hiding out for awhile, and Greg has him nailed.

Elitism and the Elitist Elites Who Think They're the Elite
Right Wing Nut House - Rick has his own take on the Obama 'elitism' controversy. As he points out, to anyone who's really been paying attention, Obama's attitudes in the matter are no surprise.

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