Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Watcher's Council Nominations, 12/24/08 - Holiday Edition

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....


Joshuapundit - Cheney Slaps Biden Upside The Head -With less than a month to go before he retires, Vice President Cheney decided it was time for a little response to VP elect Joe Biden's trash talking, and took the occasion of a FOX news interview summing up his White House tenure to do so. I took the occasion to reflect on Cheney's tenure as well, and to highlight a little information concerning Cheney and ex SecDef Donald Rumsfeld's strategy for our involvement in Iraq that most people are totally unaware of.

The Provocateur - Obama Engulfed By Pay to Play? - This week, Mike examines the Blagojevitch scandal and its possible impact on Obama. I could be mistaken, but I believe it's unique in American history that a president should be involved in a scandal of this nature before he's even taken office! One question I've asked that should end up having a fascinating answer - why would did Blagojevitch risk approaching Obama and his staff in this manner unless they'd done business of this sort before?

Rhymes With Right - Impeach Jerry Brown - Greg discusses the craven behavior of California's attorney general Jerry Brown, who first pledged to defend Proposition 8 from legal challenges by the gay lobby an dlater eversed himself and actually filed a brief withthe California Supreme Court calling for overturning it. As Greg points out, this is not only a violation of the state constitution and the will of the people, but Brown's oath of office.

Bookworm Room - Destruction of Property - This week Ms. Bookworm has a superb rant on th emorality of people taking th elaw into their own hands and willfully destroying someone's lawfully acquired property to make a political statement.

The Glittering Eye - How to Give a Bonus - Credit Suisse has hit upon a unique way of awarding bonuses to its officers, and Dave Schuler heartilyapproves.

The Colossus of Rhodey - *Yawn* Lincoln “parallels” for Obama - Hube takes on the media's comparisons of Obama with Lincoln and finds them a bit factually challenged. I'm confused... wasn't Obama supposed to be FDR this week? Or am I simply not up on the latest?

Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Gay Anger At Warren Unwarranted - Laer takes on the tidal wave of rage by the gay lobby sparked by President-elect Obama's choice of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren to perform the inaugural invocation.

The Razor- The Symbol of Oppression -A superb bit by Scott on a major symbol of oppression in our modern history. And no, he's not talking about the swastika.

Soccer Dad - Don’t get too chummy with that flaming dummy - In the wake of the infamous shoe throwing insult to President Bush ( and trust me, that was directed at every single American as well, regardless of what you think of the current occupant of the White House) Soccer Dad excoriates the media's double standard in reporting on violent protests in the Middle East.

Right Truth - Re-evaluating America’s Biggest Threat - The threat Debbie is writing about is not external attacks but jihad directed at America from within.

Mere Rhetoric - Smug Liberal Sophistication Undisturbed By Decades Of Disastrously Wrong Domestic And International Predictions - Omri uses a number of examples to make a point that should be self evident by now.; when it comes to the Left, facts are whatever suits the political agenda. As he puts it, "they just say stuff."


Submitted By: The Provocateur - John Stossel - Arrogance and Conceit Won’t Fix the Economy

Submitted By: Rhymes With Right - Discriminations - Are Constitutions Unamendable?

Submitted By: Joshuapundit - Larrey Anderson/American Thinker - Climate Crisis = Logic Crisis

Submitted By: Bookworm Room - Jewcy - Madoff the Jew: The Media’s Hypocritical Obsession With the Fraudster’s Faith

Submitted By: The Glittering Eye - Pajamas Media - The Op-Ed the New York Times Wouldn’t Run

Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey - Dhimmi Watch - Fitzgerald: If we cut off the jizya, could things become even worse?

Submitted By: Cheat-Seeking Missiles - The American Spectator - Coffee and Closure

Submitted By: Bookworm Room - Babalu Blog - A Message for Cathy del Castillo

Submitted By: Soccer Dad - Counterterrorism blog - Jihad by the Shoe: Who Was Behind it and why?

Submitted By: Right Truth - Mideast Youth - Hamas, Take your hands off the people!

Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric - Counterterrorism Blog - OIC’s “Defamation” declaration could be used by Jihadi Terror networks

Submitted By: The Watcher - Simon Deng - Hudson New York - Bishop Tutu and “Israeli Apartheid”

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