Friday, December 16, 2011

And this weeks winners at the Watcher's Council are...?

The nominations were presented, the votes were cast, and the winners will now be announced for the weekly event at the Watcher's Council!

For those of you who who may be reading about the Watcher's Council for the first time, it is a group consisting of some of the top conservative minded bloggers from around the world.

A group that The Political Commentator is extremely proud to have been asked to be part of!

Every week each member selects and submits one of their own articles in addition to one article from a non-council blog.

In a secret ballot we then individually vote for our favorites with those votes protected by an outside auditing firm until such time as they are counted and a winner named for the Grand Prize.

This Grand Prize consists of the appreciation of our peers.

In the end though, all of us and all of our readers win because of the range of information and important analysis received on all of the critical issues of the day.

In a nutshell, the Watcher's Council is the ultimate conservative blog aggregator!

So without further ado, the winners of this weeks Watcher's Council are...?

Council Winners

*First place with 5 2/3 votes! Bookworm Room--My Mother’s War, Courtesy Of Pearl Harbor

Second place with 2 1/3 votes – The Noisy Room-A Square Deal in a Round Hole

Third place with 2 votes – The Political Commentator-The Captured U.S. RQ-170 drone in Iran! Why is Jimmy Carter smiling?

Fourth place with 1 2/3 votes – The Right Planet-To Obama: Good Resentment v. Bad Resentment

Fifth place with 1 1/3 votes – Simply Jews – History (n.), historians (n.)

Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Razor – Higher Education Bubble: Trades Under Pressure from Illegal Immigration

Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Right Truth – Beans And Rice

Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Mellow Jihadi – Fracking Butter and the EPA’s Fracking Report

Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote – VA Right! – Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

Non-Council Winners

First place with 2 2/3 votes! – Barry Rubin- Middle East: We’re Going to Have a Revolution and We Can Do it the Hard Way or the Easy Way submitted byJoshuapundit

Second place with 2 1/3 votes – Mark Steyn – A future looted to bribe the present submitted by The Noisy Room

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes -Melanie Phillips – The Algorithm of Malice submitted by The Political Commentator

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 vote -JR Nyquist – The Mafia That Rules Russia: An Interview With Luke Harding submitted by New Zeal

Third place *t* with 1 1/3 votes -HyScience – Obama Administration Giving Islamists a Say Over Our Right to Free Speech submitted by Right Truth

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -Liberty’s Spirit – Obfuscated History submitted by Bookworm Room

Fourth place *t* with 1 vote -William Voegeli/NoLeftTurns – Osawatomie’s Dichotomies submitted by The Glittering Eye

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Harry’s Place – Did The Guardian’s Seumas Milne spend his gap year training at a PFLP camp in Beirut? submitted by Simply Jews

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -The Volokh Conspiracy – Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Ban Editorials About Candidates or Ballot Measures by Nearly All Newspapers submitted by Rhymes With Right

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Wings Over Iraq – Well, it’s official: The Beast has been captured submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Discriminations – Graduate School Administrators Unwittingly Parody Themselves submitted by The Colossus Of Rhodey

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Jihad Watch – Muslim students threaten, force resignation of prof who quoted from Islamic texts submitted by The Watcher

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote - The Ulsterman Report – There Is A Very Uneasy Peace Between President Obama And The American Military submitted by The Right Planet

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Yid With Lid – MMFA’s Chief Jew Hater MJ Rosenberg Becomes a Self-Parody submitted by VA Right!

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Powerline – Brian DePalma Has American Blood On His Hands submitted by The Razor

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Bayou Renaissance Man – Self-defense: things happen so fast! submitted by The Mellow Jihadi

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