Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Don’t Worry, Be Happy 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 morning.

Council News:


The results from this year’s 2015 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards
are in and the Council scored big! Teresa Monroe-Hamilton’s The Noisy Room, Fausta’s Blog, VA Right, Sara Noble’s The Independent Sentinel and Bookworm Room all received individual awards and rave write ups, and the Council as a whole received a group award as best blogging group..

This week, The Pirate’s Cove, Right Reason, The People’s Cube and Seraphic Secret earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it 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 return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

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?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

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Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Edition


Article written by: Tom White

Russ Moulton ‘SBE Changes to Oath Now VIOLATE RNC Rule 16d-2’

An interesting message from Russ Moulton:

 

Three updates:

 

  1. I understand the statement of affiliation wording has been changed by SBE/McAuliffe, and won’t be the one voted on by SCC in September.

 

  1. I understand that SBE is refusing to allow us access to the executed statement forms, so we won’t get this “gold mine” of “Republican voter” contact data we were promised.  We will have to fight for it under FOIA or other legal approaches that may or may not be successful.

 

  1. RNC Rule 16 d 2 says RPV must have published the statement of affiliation qualification in a newspaper of general circulation 90-days before the Primary.  RPV didn’t do so, and so if RPV proceeds with the statement requirement with SBE, it is violating RNC rules and VA’s delegation is subject to a credentials challenge.

 

I understand why many voted for this statement initially.  At one time, I supported them too.  But I have come to believe with deeper understanding they are a mistake.

 

Establishment Republicans have recently hurt our brand-idea so badly, we have many in our base disgusted with “Republicans”.

 

After all the recent disappointments with Republicans on the Hill for voting for more deficit spending, funding of executive amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, funding of planned parenthood, etc … — how many of you heard folks say, “I am no longer a Republican” or “I’ve left the Republican Party”?

 

Even the Rev. Graham recently made such statements publicly.

 

If we are going to get our party back on the right track, we need these disaffected folks back participating now, not turned away by a statement.   We need them to get our Party back.

 

Primaries are taxpayer-funded evolutions, not party processes.  As a result, people instinctively believe they have a taxpayer right to participate in Virginia Primaries.  We are trying to push a rope uphill, trying to convince voters they should accept they have no right to participate in our primary nominations unless they are Republicans – only to hurt our eventual nominee with outraged, turned-away voters.

 

If we wanted a statement of affiliation and to have only Republicans vote, we shouldn’t have picked a Primary in the first place.  If we pick an open Primary, then don’t expect to keep out non-Republicans.

 

In practice, we relinquish our right of free association the minute we adopt a state-run primary.

 

We keep allowing the establishment to force us into primaries – and then we try to “dress up the pig” with statements of affiliation to make them less “objectionable”.

 

We should not support “statements of affiliation” designed to “fix” primaries — because they don’t.

 

And on top of this, now we hear the SBE won’t go with the wording adopted by SCC, won’t give us access to the statement voter contact data, and our statement is in violation of RNC rules.

 

It’s time to pull the plug on this disaster.

 

Russ


Article written by: Tom White

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Don’t Worry, Be Happy 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 morning.

Council News:


The results from this year’s 2015 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards
are in and the Council scored big! Teresa Monroe-Hamilton’s The Noisy Room, Fausta’s Blog, VA Right, Sara Noble’s The Independent Sentinel and Bookworm Room all received individual awards and rave write ups, and the Council as a whole received a group award as best blogging group..

This week, The Pirate’s Cove, Right Reason, The People’s Cube and Seraphic Secret earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it 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 return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

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?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

The History of the Republican Loyalty Oath and Why the RPV is a National Joke

The Republican Party of Virginia

The Republican Party of Virginia

According to the Republican Party of Virginia’s Chairman John Whitbeck, the “Statement of Party Affiliation” isn’t about voter suppression, it is about ensuring that only Republicans vote in the Republican primary. The party wants to keep Democrats from voting in the Republican primary. These “crossover” voters are assumed to have ill intent and wish to effect the outcome of the Primary in such a way that these nefarious party flippers would elect the GOP candidate that would be easiest for the Democratic nominee to defeat.

And obviously no true Republican wants to allow Democrats to select the Republican nominee. Right?

Unless that Republican is an Establishment Republican, or GOPe for short. (Or RINO, pick your favorite term.)

Urging Democrats to cross over and vote in the GOP Primary is one tactic GOPe’ers use to defeat the dreaded Conservatives and TEA Party candidates. Scare the Democrats into believing these right wing “kooks” will kill women and eat their children is a favorite ploy.

Patricia Harless, a Republican Lawmaker from Texas credits the Democrats with electing her.

And who can forget Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran urging Democrats to vote for him or else they will get the scary Conservative?

Or Rick Santorum urging Democrats to vote for him in the Republican Primary.

Or closer to home, here in Virginia in Fauquier.

And the common thread is the ones pushing for Democrat votes are Establishment Republicans. RINO’s. GOPe.

So let’s look at the history of the Republican Party of Virginia and their demand for party loyalty oaths.

In 2007, the RPV decided to force loyalty oaths on the primary voters. And not unlike today, the outcry was immediate and intense against requiring this oath.

The WaPo reported in 2007:

Virginia Republican leaders decided yesterday to scrap plans to require voters to sign a loyalty pledge before they cast their ballots in the Feb. 12 presidential primary.

The decision by the 86-member Virginia Republican State Central Committee, meeting in Crystal City, came after a public outcry over the pledge and mounting concern among party leaders that it could drive independents and moderate Republicans away from GOP candidates.

“We have heard the voice of the people,” said John H. Hager, the state party chairman. “It’s a new day, and our job has to be to build the party. We welcome new people into the party. We want as many people as possible participating if they share our principles and values.”

The reversal occurred less than a week after the State Board of Elections approved a party request to require that voters sign a piece of paper that said, “I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican Party for President.”

The pledge included instructions saying that anyone who refused to sign it “will not be permitted to vote” — a requirement that would have been difficult to enforce.

GOP officials said the pledge was designed to keep Democrats from voting in the primary, which is open to all voters, but it prompted many Republicans to call or send angry e-mails to state party headquarters this week.

Some party activists say the pledge would have sent a signal that Virginia Republicans do not want to reach out to the many voters who are not affiliated with either party but who often decide statewide races.

So the idea was scrapped in the 2008 primary because Republicans hated the idea. Mostly because it makes the Republican Party unwelcoming to new participants and places a barrier to attracting new party members.

So what happened in the 2012 Presidential Primary?

Well, the definition of insanity (stupidity?) is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

The Stupid Republican Party of Virginia did an “Oops I did it again” move:

Yep. Oops I did it again.

The RPV demanded a loyalty oath.

But this time it was different. Everyone loved the idea of preventing people from participating in the primary if they would not sign a loyalty oath. JUST KIDDING!!!

The Republican rank and file blasted the idiots that keep doing this. Even the Republican Governor Bob McDonnell thought it was a lousy idea.

And again the WaPo reported on the RPV retreat:

Virginia Republicans announced Tuesday night that they will scrap plans to require voters to pledge support for the party’s eventual nominee at the presidential primary March 6.

Pat Mullins, party chairman, wrote on his Facebook page that he had informed the State Board of Elections that he will rescind the “loyalty oath” after informally polling the state GOP’s governing board .

“We welcome all newcomers like these to our party with open arms as we build a coalition to bring our Country back to greatness once again,’’ he wrote.

Late last month, the State Board of Elections approved the “loyalty oath,” a form for primary voters that would say: “I, the undersigned, pledge that I intend to support the nominee of the Republican Party for president.”

But since then the state GOP has received a slew of criticism. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) opposed the move as well.

So in keeping with our musical guest who has a history of doing really stupid things, we will let Brittany Spears explain the insanity of 2012 in Baby One More Time:

So let’s fast forward to the 2016 primary.

John Whitbeck and the Republican State Central Committee prove the old saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

And who said it better than The Captain and Tennille in “Do That To Me One More Time”. (Sorry, more Brittany ahead.)

So is the Republican Party really that stupid? Do they expect different results this year? the answer to both questions is obviously yes and yes.

And as the world has watched, the Virginia GOP Clown car has circled the election field yet again, and wants to do a loyalty oath (or call it statement of affiliation, whatever) for the 2016 election.

And even as the Democratic Party has negotiated with the State Board of Elections to work on making the voting lines shorter and arrived at a solution, leave it to the RPV to gum up the works with a stupid signature requirement that is non binding and absolutely useless unless you want to keep masses of new voters away from the polls. And antagonize (I used that because it is more polite than writing ‘piss off’ which is what I really wanted to convey) the party faithful.

Donald Trump has attracted a lot of supporters who have either become disillusioned with the GOP in general – like the recently passed $1.1 trillion spending bill the Republicans passed that funds Syrian “Refugee” terrorists – or have not found any candidate worth voting for with an “R” after their name. It has been the stated goal of the Republican Party for many years to attract minorities and independents and they keep telling us people like John McCain and Mitt Romney are the answer. Or Jeb Bush pandering in Spanish. But which Republican is actually accomplishing this? Donald Trump, the one candidate who’s supporters would be most likely to take issue with any kind of oath.

For decades the Republicans have been drooling for a candidate that can attract 40% of the black vote and 45% of the Hispanic vote:

Donald Trump has defied political gravity, capturing 45% of the black vote in a new poll released by survey USA.

Pundits might point to billionaire Donald Trump’s huge lead in the GOP presidential primary race as being the result of his generally anti-Washington, anti-government, anti-establishment, anti-politically correct attitude.

If so, it’s not just whites who are ticked at the bureaucracy, but minorities too.

Because a new poll, which still has Trump leading the race, shows 40 percent of blacks are lining up behind Trump, as are 45 percent of Hispanics, and even nearly 19 percent of Asians.

Blacks and Hispanics, in fact, even support Trump at a higher level than whites.

And no, that WND/Clout poll is not an outlier. A Survey USA poll found Trump at 45% of black voters up from 25% in September.

So the question John Whitbeck needs to answer is, given the sorry state of the RPV finances and the already boisterous and contentious dissent within the party, can the RPV afford to offend new voters, especially blacks and Hispanics? Can they afford to turn a perceived cold shoulder to former Republicans sickened by the actions of Republicans in Congress who are less popular than Syrian Refugees? Is the RPV inclusive or is that just talk?

The facts are undeniable.

  • Trump brings with him a lot of non traditional Republican voters.
  • Trump can expand the RPV and the National Republican Party.
  • The one group of supporters likely to be disproportionately offended are Trump’s supporters.
  • The Democrats have a pretty gnarly primary themselves going on between The Wicked Witch of the West and the Wizard of Oz. They are not going to cross party lines in any great numbers.

Why does the Republican Party, especially in Virginia insist on being so stupid.

And there is one more Brittany Spears song (as promised) to bring home the point. I hope Whitbeck and the SCC enjoy the message in (You Drive Me) Crazy:

 

 


Article written by: Tom White

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!!

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It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees….


Dim-O-Crat NY Assemblyman Chuck Lavine!

The Noisy Room : My nomination this week is Assemblyman Charles Lavine. How very stupid this is. Trump donated a 440-acre park in New York 10 years ago when a golf course deal fell through. It’s worth $100 million and has Donald Trump’s name on it. Now, liberals are demanding that Trump’s name be removed from the state park that he donated. Morons. Two weenie liberal Democrat lawmakers have now introduced the “Anything But Trump Act.” You’ve got to be freaking kidding me. They claim his name should be stripped because of his anti-Muslim stance. Assemblyman Charles Lavine – who sponsored the “Anything But Trump Act,” has some ideas who they should rename the park after. Lavine, of Long Island, suggests the state rename the park for Peter Salem, a Muslim Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts who fought in battles in New York state. Other suggestions include folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. Seeger, of course, was a communist. I mean, literally… he’s connected to the Communist Party USA. There is also absolutely no proof that Peter Salem was a Muslim. What a bunch of unapologetic Marxist trolls.

Lavine and Squadron weren’t finished: “The rhetoric and discriminatory proposals we’ve seen from Mr. Trump don’t belong in the presidential election, and don’t belong in New York state parks,” said Squadron, of Brooklyn. “He has dishonored the state, and should not be honored with a state park named for him.” Donald Trump bluntly put it just right: “If they want, they can give me the land back.” If the liberals hate Donald Trump this deeply, then he should make a fantastic president. I still prefer Ted Cruz, but I’ll gladly vote for Trump. The Donald is driving them out of their minds with fear and loathing. I hope they give the park back to Trump. It closed four years ago due to budget cuts and Trump would surely make it a success again. For being a moronic weasel, Charles Lavine has earned the golden weasel.

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Long Time Clintonista And Corrupt Political ‘Fixer’ Governor Terry McAuliffe!

Virginia Right! : I would like to nominate Terry McAuliffe for the Weasel of the Week. There are many, many reasons he should win, but the anti-gun leftist has gone over the line. He and his activist Attorney General Mark “The Red” Herring decided arbitrarily to cancel the reciprocating Concealed Weapons Permit agreements Virginia had with 25 state after a “review” of the other state’s gun laws.

The general assembly has been working for years along with Democratic Governors in many instances, to bring Virginia and other states into uniformity so that Virginian’s who hold CCP’s here can also carry legally in other states.

Many of these states have laws allowing reciprocating agreements agreements with states that honor their permits. And some automatically terminate or refuse to honor CCP’s in states that do not allow their citizens the legal ability to conceal. Out of the 25 states that McAuliffe cancelled, 7 or 8 will be terminated by law. The rest are up in the air.

The uselessness of this gun rights infringement is highlighted by a FOIA request to the Virginia State Police for information on crimes involving guns committed under a reciprocating agreement. The FOIA produces no results. No crimes.

And the fact that the CCP holders from another statr are free to come in to Virginia and OPEN CARRY shows just how absurd this is. As long as you have a legal weapon, you do not need any permit or even any training to strap on a holster and walk around most of the state. Of course, the same governor has outlawed guns in State buildings owned or leased by the Executive Branch. Adding to the confusion.

And the state owned liquor stores are now gun free zones ripe for robbery by criminals who don’t obey the law anyway.

So if you come to Virginia, you are welcome to strap on a side arm and go most any place not owned by Terry McAuliffe and his henchmen. Oh, and stay out of Starbucks and Buffalo Wild Wings too. They are safe zones for criminals as well.

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Fausta’s Blog : The Bal Harbour Village police, who funneled millions in drug money into the bank accounts of Venezuelans, but never investigated the people to whom they were sending millions in drug proceeds, including a host of individuals with criminal records.

The mind-boggling report is here


The New York Times!

Nice Deb : The New York Times for trying to dredge up interest and sympathy for transgender Muslims in Indonesia two days before Christmas.

Not even joking:

Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia

Tucked away behind a large mosque on a side street in Yogyakarta, Al Fatah Pesantren is, according to its leader, the only Muslim academy or madrasa for transgender people in the world. Shinta Ratri, the school’s 53-year-old director, founded it with other transgender women in 2008, two years after a major earthquake convulsed the city. “It was a time of suffering, and transgender people needed a way to pray,” she said. “We needed a place to worship together and learn about Islam.”

The mind-numbingly long piece fails at its mission. The Grey Lady’s absurd obsession over an infinitesimally small minority group only evokes scorn, ridicule and derision.

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The Washington Post’s Disgusting Cartoonist, Ann Telnaes

JoshuaPundit : For a new bottom in political Weaselness well below the norm, even in an election season. Simply an indecent person.

Well, there it is. What a despicable group of Weasels…ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

Originally posted here – 

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!!


Article written by: Tom White

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees!!

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It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees….

 
Dim-O-Crat NY Assemblyman Chuck Lavine!

The Noisy Room : My nomination this week is Assemblyman Charles Lavine. How very stupid this is. Trump donated a 440-acre park in New York 10 years ago when a golf course deal fell through. It’s worth $100 million and has Donald Trump’s name on it. Now, liberals are demanding that Trump’s name be removed from the state park that he donated. Morons. Two weenie liberal Democrat lawmakers have now introduced the “Anything But Trump Act.” You’ve got to be freaking kidding me. They claim his name should be stripped because of his anti-Muslim stance. Assemblyman Charles Lavine – who sponsored the “Anything But Trump Act,” has some ideas who they should rename the park after. Lavine, of Long Island, suggests the state rename the park for Peter Salem, a Muslim Revolutionary War soldier from Massachusetts who fought in battles in New York state. Other suggestions include folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. Seeger, of course, was a communist. I mean, literally… he’s connected to the Communist Party USA. There is also absolutely no proof that Peter Salem was a Muslim. What a bunch of unapologetic Marxist trolls.

Lavine and Squadron weren’t finished: “The rhetoric and discriminatory proposals we’ve seen from Mr. Trump don’t belong in the presidential election, and don’t belong in New York state parks,” said Squadron, of Brooklyn. “He has dishonored the state, and should not be honored with a state park named for him.” Donald Trump bluntly put it just right: “If they want, they can give me the land back.” If the liberals hate Donald Trump this deeply, then he should make a fantastic president. I still prefer Ted Cruz, but I’ll gladly vote for Trump. The Donald is driving them out of their minds with fear and loathing. I hope they give the park back to Trump. It closed four years ago due to budget cuts and Trump would surely make it a success again. For being a moronic weasel, Charles Lavine has earned the golden weasel.

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 Long Time Clintonista And Corrupt Political ‘Fixer’ Governor Terry McAuliffe!

 Virginia Right! : I would like to nominate Terry McAuliffe for the Weasel of the Week. There are many, many reasons he should win, but the anti-gun leftist has gone over the line. He and his activist Attorney General Mark “The Red” Herring decided arbitrarily to cancel the reciprocating Concealed Weapons Permit agreements Virginia had with 25 state after a “review” of the other state’s gun laws.

The general assembly has been working for years along with Democratic Governors in many instances, to bring Virginia and other states into uniformity so that Virginian’s who hold CCP’s here can also carry legally in other states.

Many of these states have laws allowing reciprocating agreements agreements with states that honor their permits. And some automatically terminate or refuse to honor CCP’s in states that do not allow their citizens the legal ability to conceal. Out of the 25 states that McAuliffe cancelled, 7 or 8 will be terminated by law. The rest are up in the air.

The uselessness of this gun rights infringement is highlighted by a FOIA request to the Virginia State Police for information on crimes involving guns committed under a reciprocating agreement. The FOIA produces no results. No crimes.

And the fact that the CCP holders from another statr are free to come in to Virginia and OPEN CARRY shows just how absurd this is. As long as you have a legal weapon, you do not need any permit or even any training to strap on a holster and walk around most of the state. Of course, the same governor has outlawed guns in State buildings owned or leased by the Executive Branch. Adding to the confusion.

And the state owned liquor stores are now gun free zones ripe for robbery by criminals who don’t obey the law anyway.

So if you come to Virginia, you are welcome to strap on a side arm and go most any place not owned by Terry McAuliffe and his henchmen. Oh, and stay out of Starbucks and Buffalo Wild Wings too. They are safe zones for criminals as well.

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 Fausta’s Blog : The Bal Harbour Village police, who funneled millions in drug money into the bank accounts of Venezuelans, but never investigated the people to whom they were sending millions in drug proceeds, including a host of individuals with criminal records.

The mind-boggling report is here

 
The New York Times!

Nice Deb : The New York Times for trying to dredge up interest and sympathy for transgender Muslims in Indonesia two days before Christmas.

Not even joking:

Transgender Muslims Find a Home for Prayer in Indonesia

Tucked away behind a large mosque on a side street in Yogyakarta, Al Fatah Pesantren is, according to its leader, the only Muslim academy or madrasa for transgender people in the world. Shinta Ratri, the school’s 53-year-old director, founded it with other transgender women in 2008, two years after a major earthquake convulsed the city. “It was a time of suffering, and transgender people needed a way to pray,” she said. “We needed a place to worship together and learn about Islam.”

The mind-numbingly long piece fails at its mission. The Grey Lady’s absurd obsession over an infinitesimally small minority group only evokes scorn, ridicule and derision.

http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoonist/images/TelnaA.jpg?
The Washington Post’s Disgusting Cartoonist, Ann Telnaes

JoshuaPundit : For a new bottom in political  Weaselness well below the norm, even in an election season. Simply an indecent person.

 Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels…ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum.

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council, and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere, and you won’t want to miss it...or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

Virginia Right! Named to Top 50 Fabulous Blogs for 2015

fab50-winner2Well, it is that time of year again.

Santa has come and gone for the good little boys and girls, Christmas Dinner is now a ghost of Christmas past (and for some present) and Doug Ross has tabulated the results and double checked his list.

And Virginia Right! has been been names one of the Top 50 Fabulous Blogs of 2015 for Best State Focused Reporting.

And we are all blushing now, but somehow we will pull through.

Take a look at the list of winners this year. Click here.

I will also mention that the Watcher of Weasels Council, of which I am a proud member was also names as the Best Blog Ring of 2015.

Thanks to Doug Ross for all his hard work and the enormous amount of tracking he does to compile these awards every year.

And if you have not bookmarked Doug’s website above, do so.


Article written by: Tom White

Governor Gilmore’s FIRST TV Ad!

Let’s see if I can do this…as a result of an agreement between the other candidates and NBC after they had Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, they are running some free ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.  This may be it’s unveiling in the Old Dominion:

Rats!  Can’t get it to come to the blog!

Go to this site (the Gilmore campaign website) and you’ll find it.  You can also sign up to help, too!

 


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders