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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – UnOlympics Edition


Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, your weekly magazine featuring some of the very best writing in the blogosphere 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 here on Friday.
Now, why exactly would I call this the UnOlympics edition? To find out the answer to that question, you’ll have to journey here. I promise it will be worth the detour.
Council News:
This week, Ask Marion, Right Truth , Liberty’s Spirit Against All Enemies and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some outstanding and informative pieces.
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 Joshuapundit and post the title and 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 in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then, simply return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it appears here on Wednesdays.
Nothing could be simpler!
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 take a look and see what goodies we have this week….


Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! Tune in Friday for this week’s Council results…and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sorry, Texas Fred, I'm not Convinced.

My good friend, Texas Fred, has posted all the good things about Mitt Romney. He's worried about people like me who have declared they are going to "sit it out" in November. He should be worried. In my case it really doesn't matter. Romney is going to carry Tennessee no matter what I do. But I'll betcha there are plenty of people like me in those oh so important swing states. Yes, we have had it with mainstream Republicans and RINOs. I digress......

Fred has a lot of good things to say about Mitt and rather than summarize, just go read his article HERE.

Well, now all that just sounds real great doesn't it? Unfortunately the fact remains, Mitt Romney was for abortion before he was against it. A true conservative can NEVER cross this line.....NEVER. And now I read on Drudge that he is considering Condi Rice as a VP pick. Condi is PRO CHOICE. This is a line a conservative should NEVER cross.......NEVER! He hasn't picked her yet, but she should not even be considered.

Furthermore, Mitt believes in the hoax of manmade global warming. He believes in all that nonsense from the left that makes things like green energy, cap and trade, regulations on light bulbs, and all that other crap possible.

Mitt stands in front of the camera and talks about repealing and REPLACING Obamacare. Well, Mitt invented Obamacare in the first place and you can believe, the Obama campaign is going to hammer him with this. Furthermore, we don't need to repeal and REPLACE anything. Mitt, gubment does not need to be in the business of healthcare.....PERIOD!

Mitt Romney can be handed a conservative idea on a silver platter and someone else will have to lead him to it and coach him on what to say. The conservative message should be automatic for the true conservative. Mitt Romney is not a conservative. He is a RINO.

I am thoroughly disgusted with the Republican establishment for pushing this man on us and I will not participate. Frankly, I don't believe at the end of a Romney presidency we will be any better off than we would be with Obama.

Do you really think at the end of 4 years of Romney, that tax code will be reformed?
Do you really think at the end of 4 years of Romney, spending will have been cut and the national debt will be declining?
Do you really think at the end of 4 years of Romney, Obamacare will be gone? Do you? REALLY?

There are people like Allen West just sitting out there and they are telling me I have to settle for this guy? No way. Sorry, Fred, I'm still sitting it out in November. McCain was the last RINO I'll ever vote for.

Whoever wins in November.....God Help Us!

Thoughts About Food Stamps

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is actually proud of the fact it is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

This ends today's lesson.

The Gold Urinal

Before Obama was elected President he went to see Bill and Hillary for some campaign advice, at their spacious home.

After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked Bill Clinton if he could use his bathroom.

When he entered Clinton's private toilet, he was astonished to see that Clinton had a solid gold urinal! Wow!

That afternoon, Obama told Michelle, about the urinal. "Just think,' he said, 'when I am President, I too could have a gold urinal. But I wouldn't have something so self-indulgent!(yeah sure!)"

Later, when Michelle had lunch with Hillary, she told Hillary how impressed Obama had been at his discovery of the fact that, in his private bathroom, Bill had a gold urinal.

That evening, when Bill and Hillary were getting ready for bed, Hillary smiled and said to Bill, "I found out who urinated in your saxophone."

Watcher’s Council Nominations: Campaign Trail Blues Edition

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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, The Pirates Cove, Ask Marion, Maggie’s Notebook and Liberty’s Spirit took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some excellent pieces they submitted.
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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order 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 take a look at what we have this week….


Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Watcher’s Council Nominations – America’s Birthday 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.
As we approach a moment of decision 1n four months’ time, it’s well worth reflecting on our past,our present and our future. The next election, and even more important how the men elected to office behave and the choices they make are going to be crucial in determining what kind of country we become.
It wasn’t so very long ago that Benjamin Franklin, coming out of the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia, was asked by a fellow citizen what kind of country our Founders had given us.
“A Republic” Franklin replied, “If you can keep it.”
Can we? Amidst the festivities of celebrating the birth of our beloved Republic, we had best ponder the answer to that question. As another great American famously said, freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
Ultimately, it’s up to us, just like Ben Franklin said back at the creation.
I and my fellow Council members wish you and yours a wonderful Fourth of July.
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Council News:
This week, Ask Marion, Liberty’s Spirit, and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces.
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 Joshuapundit and post the title 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 in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then just return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.
Simple, no?
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?
Well then, let’s see what we have this week….


Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy!
Remember to tune in next Monday for the Watcher’s Forum question, where the Council and invited guests provide pithy short takes as a roundtable on a major issue…don’t you DARE MISS IT!
And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

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.

It is with sadness that I have added my congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn to the RINO Reminder list. She voted for the BOEHNER bill and has voted to raise the debt ceiling, thereby COMPROMISING and selling us out to the Dimocrats and the establishment Republicans. I have let congresswoman Blackburn know that I am looking forward to voting for a primary challenger against her in 2012. I hope there is one.