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The Council Has Spoken!! This Week’s Watcher’s Council Results – July 10, 2011

The Council Has Spoken!! This Week’s Watcher’s Council Results - July 10, 2011

The Council has spoken, the votes recorded, and the results are in for this week, carved eternally in the records of cyberspace.

This week we again ended up with tie between two pieces, The story of a fanatic or why Alice Walker is sailing to Gaza by Simply Jews, an excellent analysis of how a useful idiot confuses supporting evil with her personal notions of humanitarianism and Gettysburg – A Fourth Of July Long Ago by Joshuapundit, a look back at what happened outside a small Pennsylvania town on a very different July Fourth 148 years ago.

As per our ancient bylaws, signed in blood under a full moon, The Watcher loses in all ties with his fellow Council members, so Simply Jew’s The story of a fanatic or why Alice Walker is sailing to Gaza is this week’s winner, and a worthy winner it is! Here’s a slice:

I have spent some time since reading Alice Walker’s article in The Guardian Why I’m joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza attempting to get my head around it. I was trying to understand her motives and her justification in joining the travesty of what, in effect, was unabashedly confirmed by its leaders to be a political provocation, having nothing to do with the mythical and largely unnecessary “humanitarian assistance”. The problem with Ms Walker’s article is that, filled by so many slogans and buzzwords, it’s a veritable jumble of frequently contradictory emotions, bereft of logic and, eventually, of common sense. To borrow from a much better writer than I, Howard Jacobson:

That Alice Walker believes it is right to join the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza I do not have the slightest doubt. But beyond associating her decision with Gandhi, Martin Luther King and very nearly, when she talks about the preciousness of children, Jesus Christ, she fails to give a single convincing reason for it.

It is easy to dismiss Alice Walker’s stance as a case of useful idiocy, as my good friends of CiF Watch rightly diagnose. And, especially when you read the full version of Walker’s article on her blog, her obsession with Israelis=Nazis imagery certainly justifies what they say:

To equate the democratic Jewish state with Nazi Germany is more than stupid, its unimaginably cruel ‘ a simply grotesque moral inversion of the worst order.

Our winner this week in the non-Council category was Treppenwitz’s Who, what, where, why and when? submitted by
Simply Jews, an examination of how a single picture can be worth 10,000 words or even more – and almost all of them biased and mistaken.

Here are this week’s full results. Only Snapped Shot was unable to vote this week and was affected by the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

*First place with 3 votes! Simply Jews’-The story of a fanatic or why Alice Walker is sailing to Gaza
Second place with 2 votes
Joshuapundit-Gettysburg – A Fourth Of July Long Ago
Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes
Rhymes With Right-The Debt Ceiling And The Fourteenth Amendment
Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes
The Glittering Eye-Impeding Innovation While Creating Artificial Scarcity
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote
Bookworm Room-Patriotism — or why I love America
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD -Doctrine of Constrainment
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote
The Razor-Book Review: Reagan ‘ What Was He Really Like Vol. 1, by Curtis Patrick
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote
New ZealMatt Taibbi: Bachmann Hitpiece Author Received Socialist Award
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote
The Political Commentator- What is Obama’s endgame in reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood
Fifth place with 2/3 vote
The Colossus Of Rhodey The Wrong Way To Go About It

Non-Council Winners

First place with 2 2/3 votes!
Treppenwitz- Who, what, where, why and when? submitted by
Simply Jews

Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes ‘
Liberty’s Spirit As A Jew, J’accuse The Ultimate Antisemite submitted by
The Watcher

Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes ‘
Sultan KnishThe Last Refuge Of Liberty submitted by
New Zeal

Second place *t* with 1 2/3 votes ‘
Big Peace A Disgrace: We Can No Longer Pray For Heroes At The Veterans National Cemetery?! submitted by
Right Truth

Third place *t* with 1 vote -
British Army Review/Small Wars Journal Killing Your Way to Control submitted by
GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Third place *t* with 1 vote -
Pajamas Media Khomeini Celebrated in … Kansas City. On July 4 submitted by
The Political Commentator

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Melanie Phillips Hillary’s new peaceful democratic friends submitted by
The Watcher

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Yid With Lid Why Gallup’s Analysis of Jewish Voters is Dishonest submitted by
VA Right!

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Quando Geithner claims GOP has no right to question debt ceiling because Constitution prohibits it submitted by
Rhymes With Right

Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote -
Bill Whittle Walking Into Mordor submitted by
Bookworm Room

Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Anthony Watts / Watts Up With That? Breaking: A peer reviewed admission that “global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 … ” submitted by
The Glittering Eye

Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote -
Victor Davis HansonAn Exceptional Fourth of July submitted by
Joshuapundit

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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