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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flying Tigers

I watched a special on the History Channel the other day about the Flying Tigers. These aviators were a volunteer group made up of Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots who flew for the Chinese under the command of General Claire Chennault. These guys were actually harassing the Japanese before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and even during the first dark months of 1942 when the Japs seemed invincible, General Chennault's men handed the enemy their asses many times in the skies over Burma and central China.

I have always been amazed at the toughness and heroism of these men. They tolerated very primitive conditions and we're given obsolete aircraft with few spare parts. Sometimes replacement pilots sent to them were not always the best, but against all odds they were able to attain victory over Japan. The History Channel pointed out that at the time, the Flying Tigers were a rather obscure bunch and did not get much attention by the press. It was conjectured that if the press had been on its toes the Flying Tigers could have provided a boost in morale similar to that of Doolittle's Raid.

I particularly like the Flying Tigers story because my uncle, Thomas H. Barnes was an aviator in the same theater. He was not a flying tiger but he flew C-47 transports for the USAAF over "the hump", an equally dangerous undertaking. My uncle actually lost his aircraft to icing and had to bail out. Thankfully he was rescued and returned to his unit by friendly Chinese partisans. Many of his comrades were not so lucky and never came home again.
And besides all that, a shark-nosed P-40 is one of the coolest looking aircraft that ever flew!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Fourth Of July Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing in this space on Friday.
This week’s contest in dedicated to my favorite gang of troublemakers, The Founding Fathers.
Council News:
This week, Maggie’s Notebook and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


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Enjoy!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

PANIC is Contagious

Facebook can be rather entertaining sometimes. Today a woman posted a thread declaring that she had been stung on the foot by a red wasp. Well, she went on to say that it hurt, her foot was red, it was swollen, she thought there was a red streak running up her leg, and she was really worried and ALL ALONE.

Now in my life I have been stung by a few wasps and other stinging varmints. Each time as I recall it hurt, it got red, it swelled, and I don't remember about any red streaks. In any case the treatment was some ice, a Benadryl, a few cuss words, and even in the old days we rubbed tobacco on the wound. 59 years later I am still alive.

Back to Facebook.....the last time I looked there had been 66 comments to this woman's thread. Some were urging her to RUSH to the ER or urgent care but she was resistant because she had no insurance. Others were spreading doom and gloom reciting diatribes on the hazards of anaphylactic shock and "blood poisoning". I am uncertain of the qualifications of those giving this advice. Others were volunteering to drive to her place (since she was all alone) and RUSH her to the ER. She had several suggestions for immediate Benadryl, which she had already done. One suggested taking up a collection so she could afford to go to the doctor. Others voiced how "scared" they were for her.

In any case, 66 comments and several hours later, this girl was still alive and kicking as are the rest of us who have survived a red wasp sting. The only real treatment for this is ice, Benadryl, a topical anesthetic, and time, but it was interesting to watch how the panic snowballed into a frenzy and if she had succumbed to the frenzy she would have made a COSTLY and UNNECESSARY visit to the doctor. And OH THE DRAMA!

I was tempted to throw in my 2 cents but I make it policy NOT to discuss medical issues away from my friendly ER and certainly not on a social network site. I am not sure why people would want to bring up medical problems on Facebook anyway, but then again there are those that discuss their back pain and bowel movements.....go figure....

For the record, some people are truly allergic to stings. Within about 15 or 20 minutes of the sting these folks will usually break out in hives, will sometimes become short of breath, will sometimes have swelling of the face or throat, and sometimes pass out from low blood pressure. These folks require emergency medical attention. Most of these people are aware they are allergic and know what to do. SWELLING AROUND THE STING, REDNESS, AND PAIN IS NOT AN ALLERGIC REACTION. EVERYONE WILL HAVE THIS TO SOME DEGREE.

Ahhh yes, Facebook! Oh the DRAMA!

What is so SHOCKING about Michele Bachmann?

The DRUDGE headline says:

SHOCK POLL: BACHMANN TIED WITH ROMNEY IN IOWA...

What is so SHOCKING about this? I think it may be an indicator of how people at least on my side of the fence are really feeling out there. So Bachmann and Romney are virtually tied for the lead in Iowa. GREAT! It is about time a rock ribbed conservative floated to the top. I surely hope I have a choice in the primary and am not stuck with Romney who is nothing more than a warmed over Dimocrat. I find nothing shocking about this at all.

I am trying not to get too excited. It is only one caucus. But right now I'm saying, "You go, Michele!" Hey Herman Cain is a solid third place! Good for him!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

No Time to Chicken Out


Eric Cantor walked out of budget talks. Why? Because the Dimocrats, in the midst of this dismal recession and economy still insist on raising taxes. Good! I hope they continue to insist on raising taxes. I hope the Republicans do not chicken out, cross the aisle and COMPROMISE. I hope the debt ceiling is NOT RAISED. I hope the gubment is not allowed to borrow any more money and forced to cut spending to live within its means.

They're talking about a balanced budget amendment too. It is time for some serious action before we go the way of Greece.

Fighting Depression Here

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, radiation, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan, and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.
Hat tip - JD Pinkerton

Old TV is Better TV - Updated

Just like "OLD" music (50's, 60's, 70's), old TV is better. In May the network TV shows have their season finales and then in the summer months there just is not much to watch. Here at Lost Creek it has poured down rain every day for about the past week putting a damper on most outside plans, so we've watched more TV than I guess we normally would. About the first part of June I got to scouting around on Direct TV looking for other stuff to watch. I came upon Encore Westerns and found several of the old TV shows from the 60's. We had already been recording the Rifleman off of WHT (a religious channel of all things). On Encore Westerns I have begun to capture some of the old favorites I grew up with such as Have Gun Will Travel, Cheyenne, Wagon Train, Maverick, Lawman, and the Virginian. The neat thing is that I probably watched each and every episode of these while they were on prime time, but over the years I have conveniently forgotten most of them.

Sweet Wifey has fallen in love with The Rifleman. We collect two 30 minute episodes every weekday and we can't wait to watch them. The show starring the late Chuck Conners and Johnny Crawford is a rather simple and straightforward saga of a widower rancher and his son trying to make their way through life on their 1880's ranch in New Mexico territory. Seems like there is trouble at every turn for the father and son combo but in the end, good always prevails over evil and important life's lessons are frequently learned by father and son alike.

When I was a child my father and I never missed The Rifleman and I remember I had a toy rifle with the circular lever reminiscent of the firearm carried by Lucas McCain.

Have Gun, Will Travel is another of my favorites starring the late Richard Boone as Paladin. Paladin was a gun for hire, a "soldier of fortune", a mercenary of sorts. Actually Paladin in spite of a gruff exterior was a "good guy" and ended up not using his gun except in extreme circumstances. He frequently found himself in rather unorthodox and sometimes humorous situations.

I remember that my mother hated watching Paladin stating that Richard Boone was one of the ugliest human beings ever created by the Almighty. My father and I ignored her and watched him every week.

I won't give you a synopsis of all these old shows. If you're interested, check out ENCORE WESTERNS and I guarantee you'll get your fill of these old shows as well as some pretty good old movies. No matter what we watch here it seems these stories are well written, well acted, always teach a life lesson, and never blur the lines between good and evil.

It is sad that only a finite number of all these shows exist and we will eventually be into the reruns or the reruns. Perhaps I should get a multimillion dollar gubment grant to develop a drug that would create amnesia of these programs. Then we could watch them all over again as if it were the first time. Now how cool would that be?
They just don't makem like they usta.

ADDENDUM - Another cool thing is all the actors you see on these programs......famous actors BEFORE they were truly famous. In The Rifleman alone we have seen Vic Morrow, Robert Culp, Lee Van Cleef, Adam West, Dennis Hopper and many many more.

Democrats/Liberals Suffer from Poor Mental Health

Well, I actually knew this all along. There is now a study that has concluded that living in rural areas reduces stress, boosts health, and makes us less vulnerable to depression. In addition there is twice the incidence of schizophrenia among those brought up in cities.

Well that is all well and good I guess and the study tried to blame these finding on "pollution, toxins, crowding, or noise". I, however, have another theory. If you look at the redstate/bluestate maps broken down by counties it is obvious that most of the liberals/dimocrats live in the cities. It is simple to conclude from this that living in a city has nothing directly to do with your mental health. It simply points out what I have known all along: LIBERALS/DIMOCRATS ARE MENTALLY UNBALANCED!

How the hell could the people conducting this study have missed this conclusion?

Indeed, you will find many stable, well balanced, conservative individuals like sweet Wifey, sweet beagle Penny, and myself living in our peaceful little house on the hill at Lost Creek! I wouldn't have it any other way!

Watcher’s Council Nominations: “War? What War?” Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
This week’s contest is dedicated to our service members who according to the White House aren’t involved in a war in Libya…but yet are receiving “imminent danger pay” bonuses.
Council News:
This week, Monkey In The Middle , Liberty’s Spirit, Guilty Government and Capitalist Preservation took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Little Reminder can be Helpful

Hat tip - Dan Sullivan.

Being a True Conservative Means Never Having to Make Excuses

I have had fun watching the Republican primary lineup begin to take shape. 

I have shrugged watching Mitt Romney try to defend his disastrous Romneycare plan for Massachusetts. 

I smiled as I watched Tim Pawlenty twist in the wind as he disavowed his previous support of cap and trade and man made global warming. I will be waiting to see how Romney tries to wiggle out of his embrace of the hoax.......oh I heard he was endorsed by Algore.......shameful! 

I also almost laughed out loud watching Pawlenty twist and turn over his failure to ram home his term OBOMNEYCARE in front of his opponent. What a spineless pussy! He had a golden opportunity to launch a conservative arrow at Romney and wimped out.

I nearly gagged as Newt Gingrich tap danced around cap and trade and his waffling views on the insurance mandate contained in Obamacare as well as his disgraceful appearances with Pelosi and Clinton.

How many other times can you remember when the so called good guys have had to eat their words or make excuses for some boneheaded something they said or did?

Seems to me that if they just made it a point to always act like conservatives, they would never have to worry about making excuses. Yes, before each speech, each vote, each action just ask, "Is this a CONSERVATIVE position I am taking? Does this protect the Constitution? Does this protect LIFE and LIBERTY? Does this remove shackles from and empower the PRIVATE SECTOR and our JOB CREATORS? Does this keep our country POWERFUL and STRONG? Will this be more money wasted on a project that WON"T WORK?"

It all seems pretty simple to me. If they would put all their actions under the conservative microscope then, well, I just have to think we'd all be better off. Yes, I know sometimes it is difficult. They will be demonized by the media, but they are going to be demonized no matter what they do. They will always be hated by the left and the dependent, entitlement minded crowd. No amount of BIPARTISANSHIP......God I hate that word.....or CROSSING THE AISLE is going to change anything for the better.

So, why not just be tough and act like a conservative? Guaranteed that in your next election you won't have to make excuses.

Weinerless

FLASH! The Grouch at Right Truth has just been informed that congress will have to conduct bidness from now on with its WEINER out!

Watching and Waiting

I told sweet Wifey the other day that I was thinking about sending Herman Cain some money. Then I decided to hold off and see if Rick Perry is going to declare soon. I saw someone on Facebook while ago saying that Cain was weak on the second amendment. I really could not find much about his stance on this other than he thought gun issues should be left up to the states. Right now I could support Cain or Bachmann, maybe Santorum in a pinch. I'm not really crazy about the rest of the field. I WILL NOT vote for Gingrich or Romney. If either one of them is the choice, I won't vote.

Wifey is hoping for Palin. I'd be ok with her but she's not my favorite. I am anxious. I am so hoping to see a true solid conservative move to the fore. I guess I'll wait a bit longer before I send anyone any money.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Almost Summer Edition



Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, Constitutionists United For Liberty, Arthur Hu at Asian Week and Capitalist Preservation all took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post your link along with an e-mail address in the comments sectionno later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

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Enjoy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hawgs-N-Hillbillies

The MORBID STRANGERS performed yesterday at HAWGS-N-HILLBILLIES.
There was plenty of HEAT to go round.
Hot bikes.
Hot food.
Plenty of hot folks.
And of course the HOTTEST BAND AROUND!
Go HERE to see all the pictures from yesterday.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Penelope Knows What She Wants!

Sweet beagle pooch, Penelope, is definitely a daytime person. For as long as we have had her, when the sun goes down, the lights go out. She is ready to sack out for the night. Last night she came in, got a treat or two, got a little love, and then charged up the stairs to the bedroom. She was ready to go lay down.

In a couple of minutes I heard this ungodly screeching coming from upstairs.

"What in the world is she screeching about?" I asked sweet Wifey.

"Oh, she just wants me to come up and turn on the air conditioner," she replied.

Sure enough, she went up and turned on the AC and Penny shut up. We turn off the upper unit in the daytime and it does get hot up there. Wifey explained that Penny will tell you exactly what she wants. It is up to us to figure it out. Now tell me these creatures are not brilliant!

Dump NEWT!

Evidently the top tier of Newt Gingrich's campaign staff is jumping ship. GOOD! Re-run RINO Newt needs to go down in flames. The scuttlebutt says that the defectors are planning on joining up with Texas governor, Rick Perry as he considers a "serious" run for the White House. This should be fun and interesting. Perry is a guy I could wholeheartedly support. He is down the line conservative on the issues that matter to me. 

He is a fiscal conservative who believes in cutting taxes and job growth. YES! 

He is prolife and opposes gubment funded abortion. YES! 

He is a Christian believer and supports Israel. YES! 

He is a supporter of the death penalty. YES!

He invited Ted Nugent to perform at his inauguration! BWAA HAA HAA!

He does not believe there is scientific evidence to support man made global warming! YES! YES! YES! 

He hinted at the idea of secession from the union! BRAVO! If Texas seceded, I might move there unless Tennessee went with it!

I don't think you'll see Rick Perry sitting down making TV ads with the likes of Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi.

Only thing is that I think he kinda looks like James Brolin.....you know Barbra Streisand's husband? Ugh.....oh well you can't have everything.

I know, it's early. I don't yet know who my candidate will be. There are many twists and turns in the road ahead, but if Perry jumps in the race he will add a much welcomed conservative spark to the field. It seems that in the next primary I may actually have a candidate I can support with a smile on my face rather than having to settle for the lesser of two evils.

I hope Gingrich is cursing and stewing in his juices!

The messiah Could not Save Them!

A restaurant in Ohio mentioned by the president as an indirect beneficiary of the Chrysler bailout will be closing. Richard Lawrence of New Chet's Restaurant in Toledo says,

"business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006."
 I like the part about the smoking ban. Just goes to show some of the unintended consiquences of the gubment sticking its nose in places it does not belong.

I'm Doomed

Well I guess I'm doomed. I gave up on those nasty cigarettes in 1986. Now they're telling me that SITTING is bad for my health. It's always something. No matter what you do, it's gonna be bad for you, especially if you find it enjoyable.

I wonder if sitting for long periods of time on a motorcycle is harmful? Wonder if I could get a million or so in a gubment grant to do a study on it?

The Weiner Problem

Personally I don't care about Anthony Weiner sending pictures of his junk over the internet. I could care less if he has "internet sex". I knew he was a douche-bag a long time ago so I was not surprised when this happened.

I listened to the panel on Bret Baier's show yesterday on Fox News. Talking about Weiner's resignation it was posited that he would not go quietly. The panelist remarked that his job as congressman was EVERYTHING to him and without this job he was nothing.

I told sweet Wifey that this typified the problem in Warshington DC. No member of the House, the Senate, or the executive branch should view their job as EVERYTHING. From this way of thinking, corrupt, career politicians are bread bred. These people will do anything to keep their jobs, lie, cheat, steal, spend someone else's money to grab a vote......the list goes on.

When a Warshington job becomes EVERYTHING, it is time for that person to go. We so need term limits for these people.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations: Erections Have Consequences Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
This week’s Contest is dedicated to the U.S. 2nd Ranger Battalion and Torpedo Squadron 8, men of valor…and to Huma Abedin, because this too shall pass.
Council News:
This week, The Pagan Temple, Liberty’s Spirit and Texas4Palin took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too. Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head over to the ‘Contact Me’ page at Joshuapundit and post your link along with an e-mail address in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Funeral Expense

Obama goes on a State visit to Israel . While he is on a tour of Jerusalem , he has a fatal heart attack.

The undertakers tells the US diplomats: "You can have him shipped home for $1 million or you can bury him here in the Holy Land for $1000."

The US diplomats go into a huddle and come back to the undertaker and tell him they still want Obama flown home.

The undertaker is puzzled and asks: "Why would you spend $1 million to get him home when it would be wonderful to be buried here in this religious country and you would only spend $1000?"

One diplomat replied: "More than 2000 years ago a man died here, was buried here, and just 3 days later he rose from the dead.

We simply can't take that risk".


Hat tip - Neal Boortz

E. coli - We're a Victim of our own Technology

The headlines on DRUDGE are ominous:

Never seen before in outbreak...
'Highly infectious and toxic'...
Resistant to antibiotics...
Shuts down kidneys...
Destroys liver...
Now in UK, too...


They are talking about the bacteria, E. coli. Now way back in the stone ages when I was in medical school, nobody thought much about E. coli. E. coli was a prolific, harmless, natural inhabitant of everyone's gut. Back then the only thing I ever remember about it was that it occasionally caused a bladder infection, usually always in women, and it was always curable with ampicillin or a simple sulfa drug.

I don't ever remember anyone getting very sick from it. It was about this time that I remember we had an influx of new "super drugs" that bragged about killing all kinds of different bacteria in a variety of different situations. I also remember some rather catastrophic cases here and there where these new glory drugs did not perform quite as expected. Very often the bacteria that succumbed to the glory drug the first time was unaffected the second or third time. And it seemed that many of the doctors were prescribing these drugs just like pigs eating slop. At every turn, these new drugs were finding an application. Anybody and everybody seemingly got one of these new drugs.

It was about this same time that slowly but surely I noticed that our old friend the E. coli would cause a bladder infection that would not respond to the old standby of ampicillin or sulfa. I began using a cephalosporin (Keflex). That worked for a while but not so much further down the road. 

Finally everyone concluded that all the good old cheap drugs we all grew up with were suddenly useless against E. coli. So we had to move to more powerful drugs and then even more powerful drugs to get the same result.

You see, when you give a high tech, super colossal, magical antibiotic to someone for an alleged infection, the pathogenic bacteria will tend to eventually mutate to develop a resistance to the drug. Unfortunately the "normal" inhabitants of the human body, in this case E.coli, will also mutate and become more powerful and more resistant.

Now we have SUPER E.coli! They are resistant to the antibiotics we have. They secrete all kinds of powerful toxins that do bad things to our bodies. They will make you septic, and kill your kidneys and your liver and ultimately YOU! 

To be sure, E.coli are not the only bacteria that have mutated into a SUPER state. Those wicked flesh eating Strep come to mind as well as Methicillin resistant and Vancomycin resistant Staph. There are many others. 

Research continues and the drug companies continue to produce newer, more powerful, and more expensive drugs to combat these super bugs. The bugs will continue to mutate and more resistance will surely develop. It is seemingly a viscous deadly circle.

What is really sad is that many of my colleagues will continue to go about their merry way, prescribing the next new powerful antibiotic that comes out, often trying in vain to kill that stubborn virus in a 6 year old child with a cold, all the while breeding super bugs in the gut of that same child.

It's kinda scary. When will we ever learn?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Hacked But Not Amputated Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.
Council News:
This week, only The Grouch took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status.
You can, too. Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.
Simply head to my contact page and leave me a link in the comments section with your e-mail address and let me know it’s an ‘Honorable mention’ no later than Monday 6PM PST to be considered for our honorable mention category, and return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?
So, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions


Honorable Mentions

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RINO REMINDER

Senator Lamar Alexander is the traitorous senator from Tennessee who voted to confirm the racist judge, Sonya Sotomayor. Never again will I vote for Lamar Alexander. He is not up for re-election until 2014, but I intend to post this reminder each and every month until then. I hope he either resigns or they run a true conservative against him in the primary. I challenge my fellow bloggers to do the same if you have RINO's in your state that need to go. I may add my other senator, Bob Corker, to this reminder. I'm waiting for him to cross the aisle again and work with Dimocrats.