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The Council Has Spoken..New Years Eve Edition

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The Council Has Spoken..New Years Eve Edition

The Council Has Spoken..New Years Eve Edition
Welcome to the results of the last Watcher’s Council contest of 2010. And it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?

2011 promises to be even more interesting, and you can bet that the Watcher’s Council will be chronicling it.

Best wishes for the New Year to our readers’ from myself and the other members of the Watcher’s Council!

Appropriately, this week’s crown went to a recap/prediction piece on what could be in store for 2011.

In the Glittering Eye’s winning entry, Domestic Sitrep Dave Schuler focused on an analysis of where we are now and where we might be headed:

As the year draws to a close it seems appropriate to take stock of the conditions in which we find our country at the end of 2010. In this post I’ll consider three areas: the economy, politics, and the environment. I also plan to post a similar assessment of the international situation at the end of the year over at Outside the Beltway.

The economy is essentially moving sideways. The level of employment continues to deteriorate and the unemployment rate, at least to some degree an artifact, remains at 9.8%. The decrease in employment renders the unacceptably high unemployment rate that much less acceptable. {…}

The political situation at the close of 2010 remains uncertain. The November elections produced the largest change in the part affiliation of the House of Representatives since the end of World War II. Many of the incoming freshmen ran with Tea Party support or on a Tea Party-style platform. The upcoming months will show whether they genuinely believe in the small government gospel they’ve preached or whether they differ from their Democratic opponents primarily in how they want to spend tax dollars and the borrowed money on which the federal government depends.

Is he right? Time will tell.

Our non-Council winner was Discriminations for Journalistic History Lessons (Or Not) a fascinating piece in which the writer, John Rosenberg gives a very well written history lesson to the WAPO’S clueless E.J. Dionne on the causes and issues surrounding the Civil War.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

*First place with 3 votes! – The Glittering Eye –Domestic sitrep
Second place *t* with 2 votes –Joshuapundit- Standing Upright
Second place *t* with 2 vote – Right Truth – When Illusion Meets Reality
Third place *t* with 2/3 votes The Colossus of Rhodey- Latest “torture”: hard blankets
Third place *t* with 2/3 votes The Razor- Because 27 Year Old Aspiring Models Drop Dead All the Time
Third place *t* with 2/3 votes GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD- FM 3-24 – v2.0

Non-Council Winners

First place with 2 2/3 votes! – Discriminations- Journalistic History Lessons (Or Not) submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey
Second place with 1 2/3 votes – Glen Greenwald – The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired submitted by The Glittering Eye
Third Place with 1 1/3 vote – Doug Ross – So The Democrats Finally Want Fiscal Responsibility? Great.Let’s End Their Disastrous War On Poverty submitted by Joshuapundit
Fourth place *t* with 1 vote –The Propagandist – On The Twelve Evils Of Christmas submitted by Simply Jews
Fourth place *t* with 2/3 votes – Big LizardsThe Turn of a Friendly Card submitted by Rhymes With Right
Fifth place with 2/3 vote – al Hayat – President Obama’s First Two Years in the Middle East submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Planck’s Constant- Muslims Persecuting Christians As Usual submitted by Right Truth
Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Israpundit- How Can a Liberal Defend Israel submitted by VA Right

See you next year!

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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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