Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Watcher's Council Nominations, 6/10/09

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, and then vote on th ebest posts for the week.

So, let's see what we have here....and do check out the Watcher's fine rant on why he considers us the 'Benjamin Button Society'...


Joshuapundit - Live In Cairo - The Lap Dance Of The Seven Veils - "Lap Dance' is an accurate characterization of Barack Hussein Obama's disgusting performance in Cairo this week as far as I'm concerned, and I had a few things to say about it.

The Provocateur - ACORN’s Past Due Taxes - Mike continues with another part of his excellent expose' of what amounts to a federally funded criminal fraternity.

Bookworm Room - Seasick Warriors - Ms. Bookworm's moving tribute to the heroes of D-Day.

The Glittering Eye - The Perversity of the Publishing System - This week, Dave Schuler takes on the current mechanisms by which books are marketed and published.

The Razor - A Conservative Case for Animal Rights - Scott lays out his beliefs on the subject, an dwhy PETA has it all wrong.

Right Truth - British National Party (BNP) - Are they racist? Anti-Semitic? - Debbie Hamilton steps into an ongoing controversy this week, to wit; Are European nativist parties on the right racist and anti-Semitic?

Having looked at this pretty closely on my own, I think the answer is 'not necessarily'. Parties like the BNP, Swedish Democrats and Vlaams Belang are primarily interested in re-affirming their national culture, dealing with the socialist tyranny of the EU and the attendant problems inherent in widespread Muslim immigration.

As minority parties, they tend to invite inside the tent a great many elements, a number of which could fairly be called racist and anti-Semitic, but those issues are simply not 'job one' for people like the BNP. The items I mentioned above are the ones that fall into that category.

Complicating the mix, of course, is the fact that a number of secular Jews on the Left have chosen to identify with the truly anti-Semitic elements of the Left and ignore the Left's alliance with the Islamists. One could easily suppose that such Jews would spark a certain amount of hostility from Europe's nativist parties. In this kind of life or death struggle, the tolerance for people seen as siding with one's enemies can wear pretty thin.

Soccer Dad - The cairo context - Soccer Dad has his own take on Obama's Cairo performance, and he focuses, as his title suggests, on context rather then the actual content of the speech. I would say that considering how atrocious the content was, the contextual elements he mentioned made it even worse.

Mere Rhetoric - The WH’s Eight-Step Plan For Detonating The US-Israel Relationship - Omri sees an actual plan in action as he puts it "..percolating for years, getting developed informally by anti-Israel partisans around water coolers, in hallways, and at dinner tables. " He's certainly right in noting that this same crowd is now in power in Washington and the Obama Administration's stance of Israel and the Muslim world corresponds almost exactly to their views.

The Colossus of Rhodey - A tale of badly misplaced priorities - Hube narrates the sordid tale of a student who was suspended prior to graduation for threatening to punch a teacher and then had the nerve to protest receiving his diploma via mail! This says a great deal about the misplaced priorities he's talking about, and is a good indication of why public education is in the state it is today.

Wolf Howling - Obama’s Cairo Address: What We Needed, What We Got - GW goes through his usual fine and detailed analysis of Obama's Cairo speech and points out the elements that could be termed...oh, let's say it could be covered by a common colloquial two word phrase in which the first word is 'bull' !


Submitted By: The Watcher - Marc Epstein at City Journal - Not Worth the Paper . . .

Submitted By: The Provocateur - Real Clear Politics - Geithner Brings the Laughs in China

Submitted By: Bookworm Room - Jewish World Review - Frank Gaffney: America’s First Muslim President

Submitted By: The Glittering Eye - Pajamas Media - The Reckoning

Submitted By: The Razor - The Jacksonian Party - Straw, Stuffing and Notation

Submitted By: Right Truth - StratFor - West Bank Settlements and the Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations

Submitted By: Soccer Dad - The optimistic conservative - The next phase of WWIV part 2

Submitted By: Joshuapundit - Ralph Peters - What Obama Taught Me- Wonderful Arabs, American Slavers, Wicked Jews

Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric - Christopher Hitchens - When the Extreme Becomes the Norm

Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey - The New Humanist - Free Market Faith

Submitted By: Wolf Howling - Big Lizards - Sonia “Banana Peel” Sotomayor Slips Again - and Again - and Again…


Andrew Ian Dodge said...

Alas, Michael Coren's piece about the BNP is poorly researched and quite frankly completely wrong. If you readers really care to know about the BNP, I would recommend my piece over at PJM and for them to follow some of the links I profer (in the comments as well). I write as someone with a graduate degree in British politics and over 20 years of following it/participating in it.

They speak to the true nature of the neo-Nazi BNP.

Andrew Ian Dodge said...

I apologise above... I meant to write Debbie Hamilton.