Friday, April 18, 2008

Watcher's Council Results 4/18/08

The Council has spoken! A complete list of results can be found at the site of our fearless leader, the infamous Watcher of Weasels

This week's runaway winner was The Next Moves In An Existential Chess Match an authoritative and excellent piece of analysis by Wolf Howling on the possible next moves with Iran.

In second place was Does America Need a New Enemy? One Brit Thinks So... by Hillbilly White Trash,Lemuel's superb skewering of a particularly obnoxious essay by a British commentator.

Also getting votes was Elitism and the Elitist Elites Who Think They're the Elite by Right Wing Nut House.

In the non-Council category,the winner was It's the "White" Church that Obama's Talking About (UPDATED) by Baldilocks, who compared Obama's remarks on small town Americans who supposedly cling to their religion out of 'bitterness' with the reality of institutions like the Trinity UCC where they actually do. It's an interesting dichotomy I've noticed myself!

In second place was Zombie Chronicles the Olympic Torch Relay in SF by photo essayist Zombie, who specializes in going undercover and capturing the unique ethos of the Bay area. His superb work will be familiar to members of Joshua's Army.

My nominee (Michael Totten's essay on Fallujah Hope for Iraq’s Meanest City) and the other non-Council piece I voted for (Dr. Zuhdi Jasser's excellent piece on the wahabi penetration into American society and how to combat it, The War of Ideas) finished in the middle of the pack, but I recommend both of them as must-reads...especially Dr. Jasser's piece.

Hearty congratulations not only to the winners, but to the rest of the entrants.

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