Friday, April 20, 2012

Watcher's Council Mata Hari Edition! Links to over 30 articles you need to read!

What ever happened to the concept of doing a days (nights) work and then getting paid a days (nights) wage?

Apparently the Secret Service detail attached to President Obama has learned too well from the administration the idea of entitlement and of expecting to get something for nothing.

Unfortunately these agents found out the hard way that in Colombia a working girl get's paid for the services that she provides, or else!

The good news is that these agents will know better the next time they are out on a detail.

The bad news is that their next detail will most likely be working as an unarmed guard for a security company on the night shift at a warehouse.

Now on to the Watcher's Council voting results!
The Watcher's Council nominations for the week of April 16th were presented, the votes were cast and counted, and the winner will now been announced!
For those who may be enjoying their first Watcher's Council experience, it is a group that consists of some of the top conservative bloggers from around the world. 
A group that The Political Commentator is extremely proud to have been asked to be part of!
Each week members select and submit an article of their own creation in addition to one article from a non-council blog they find to be particularly topical and important.
While you may not always agree with what you read, that alone may make the experience that much more valuable!
Once the submissions have been received at an undisclosed location in secret ballot form, the Watcher's Council members then individually vote for their favorites. 
Those votes are protected and held by outside auditing firm Arthur Andersen until such time as they are counted and a winner named for the Grand Prize.
This Grand Prize consists of the appreciation of ones peers. 
In the end though, we all win because of the range of information and important analysis received on the critical issues of the day. 
In a nutshell, the Watcher's Council is the ultimate conservative blog aggregator!
So without further ado the winner of the Watcher's Council for the week of April 16 is...?

Council Winners
Second place with 3 votes – The Mellow Jihadi An Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, Korea, and Vietnam Vet
Third place 2 2/3 votes – Joshuapundit- John Derbyshire And A Talk About Race
Fourth place with 1 2/3 votes – The Colossus of Rhodey- Obama makes an “uncharacteristic” gaffe — not like G.W. Bush
Fifth place *t* with 1 vote – The Noisy Room- Hiding Behind Names
Fifth place *t* with 1 vote – The Political Commentator- North Korea Camp 14: Why rogue nations cannot be negotiated with!
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Simply Jews- This is our dog, Peter Beinart!
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Razor – Prescription Abuse and the Legalization of Illicit Drugs
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Rhymes With Right –Who Is More in Touch With Average Woman – Ann Or Michelle?
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Pakistani Spring
Non-Council Winners
First place with 3 votes! – Michael Totten- The Lost City submitted by Joshuapundit
Second place with 2 2/3 votes – Jewish Mom.Com – Their Second Childhood: A Visit with the Fogel Orphans submitted by The Watcher
Third place with 2 1/3 votes – Sultan Knish – We Are All George Zimmerman submitted by The Noisy Room
Fourth place with 2 votes -Harry’s Place Ten Years Since Something That Never Happened: A Learning Moment for the Guardian submitted by Simply Jews
Fifth place *t* with 1 vote –Dr. Melissa Clouthier – Information Pollination War On Women Wisconsin Edition: Slut Shaming Is Okay When Feminists Do It submitted by Rhymes With Right
Fifth place *t* with 1 vote - Free Range International – All Clear submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote - TNR/Eric Trager –The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mendacious Charm Campaign in Washington submitted by The Watcher
Sixth place *t* with 2/3 vote -The Right Scoop –The History of Political Correctness submitted by The Right Planet
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote -Truth Before Dishonor –Conservatives Understand Liberals submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote -Townhall/John Hawkins –The Seven Most Disturbing Moments So Far in Barack Obama’s Presidency submitted by VA Right!
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote -Against The Grain –Obama, Not Holding the Center An Us-Against-Them Message Won’t Work In A Center-Right Country submitted by Gay Patriot
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote -The Agitator –The Zimmerman Indictment: Reactions submitted by The Razor
Seventh place *t* with 1/3 vote -Front Page Magazine/Bruce BawerRemembering Mike Wallace submitted by Bookworm Room

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