Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watcher's Council Nominations, 2/25/09

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 commentary on Obama's little soiree last night...


Joshuapundit - Holder: US A Nation Of Cowards On Race - 'Post racial environment' anyone? Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder had a few remarks to make about the America that has rewarded his efforts so richly, accusing the country of being 'cowards on race' and citing the need to have a serious conversation on the subject. While I disagree that a national conversation on race is necessary, I'm nothing if not agreeable..provided we can discuss a few items that never seem to make it on to the agenda.

Rhymes With Right - About The Chimp Cartoon - Greg writes this week about the flap caused by that New York Post cartoon linking the shooting of Travis the chimp to the outrageous 'stimulus' bill, which was perceived by some quarters to be racist and directed at Barack Obama.

As he points out, not only was that ridiculous piece of legislation not written by Obama, but the same voices screaming about this were conspicuously silent when another black American came under cartoon attack that was blatantly racist.

And, as I pointed out in a previous piece ( with an assist from Jim Treacher) there are plenty of reasons Obama is nothing at all like Travis.

The Glittering Eye - How Not to Draw a Conclusion - Leave it to our own Dave Schuler to cut through the hyperbole and get to the meat. This week, Dave writes on economist Nouriel Roubini's printed screed that the current downturn proves the failure of laissez-faire capitalism.

As Dave points out, we've never had a laissez-faire system anyway, but a hybrid. And in closing, he raises the question - what specific piece of legislation that wasn't enacted can anyone point to that could have prevented the economic meltdown?

The Razor - Octomom: A Symbol of Obama’s America - Scott muses on the case of the Suleman in vitro octuplets ( I dislike referring to her as a mother in any sense) and sees them as symbolic of a number of trends.

Right Truth - Our Supreme Leader, Barack Obama - Debbie Hamilton capsulizes the current occupant of the White House's record over his first month in office.

Cheat-Seeking Missiles - NY Times Finally Covers Hassan Beheading - Laer notes that the self-proclaimed Paper of Record finally deigned to cover an honor killing just upstate from New York City - and then declined to actually address the facts of the case.

As a refreshing change of pace, I recommend the video commentary in my non-council nominee this week. I was confused about it all makes sense to me.

Bookworm Room - Giving the people what they want - An interesting piece by Ms. does a government founded on the ideas of individual liberty and responsibility cope with the modern trend of increased demands for gimmees from its citizens?

The Provocateur - The Coming Mortgage Class War III - Mike writes the third in a series on the outrage people who acted responsibly, kept their credit up and bought what they could afford are likely to feel upon being taxed to support those who did not. I think he's on to something.

Soccer Dad - Try a little tenderness - in foreign policy - Soccer Dad takes a look at President Obama's kinder, gentler foreign policy and how it's working....

The Colossus of Rhodey - Reaction Eric Holder’s “cowards” comment - Hube likewise comments on Attorney General Holder's remarks, and cites a few personal examples of how this stuff works in the world of education.


Submitted By: Rhymes With Right - Right on the Left Coast - California Budget and Debt Is All Republicans’ Fault

Submitted By: Joshuapundit - The Nose On Your face - Islamic Rage Boy Addresses Muslim TV Exec’s Recent Wife-Beheading

Submitted By: The Glittering Eye - The Long War Journal - Analysis: Pakistan peace agreement cedes ground to the Taliban

Submitted By: The Razor - The Anchoress - Yep, I Miss Bush

Submitted By: Right Truth - Chesler Chronicles at Pajamas Media - A Dutch Hero Comes to Warn Us, Seek Our Support. The Incomparable Geert Wilders, MP, in New York City.

Submitted By: Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Michelle Malkin - The Chinagate/Buddhist temple cash skeletons in Gary Locke’s closet

Submitted By: Bookworm Room - Threats Watch - Mexican President: Gov’t Does Not Control Areas on US Border

Submitted By: The Provocateur - Ottawa Citizen - Back to Carter

Submitted By: Soccer Dad - JudeoPundit - Iran adopts Starfleet insignia

Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey - The Weekly Standard - No Speech, Please

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