April 13, 2007

Dem Winners, Dem Winners... #005

Hatched by Dafydd

The incredible, inedible, lucky Friday the 13th results are in -- and guess what! Big Lizards successfully lost again!!

But that's all right; having won once, the precedent has been set, and we are content.

However, there are real winners out there, and the time has come to enunciate and remonstrate, to proclaim and exclaim, to kvetch and to... ah, and to fetch -- not bad, eh? -- the winners hither for your perusal:

Among the sinister Watcher's Council conspiracy:

This is a charming little piece about the Squeaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Haight-Ashbury, 95%), and her excellent Syrian adventure propping up Bashar Assad ("Don't worry, Bash -- help is on the way"). I voted this one in the second slot; I really enjoyed it, mostly for the snarky writing.

(My number-one pick among the Council members was Heart Rending Stories, by Bookworm Room: "Bookworm" is a proud mother, and she explains, in a motherly way, why the elite media is so fixated upon sob stories, and how that negatively impacts the information they spew upon the rest of the world.)

Among the unanointed who have likely never heard of the Council (and wouldn't care for us if they had):

If you haven't already read a lot of George Orwell's nonfiction, this will come as an eye-opener; alas, I have read a couple of collections of his essays, so none of this was new to me. It's cool stuff, however; you may not realize how deeply this card-carrying Communist detested and despised the British Left, of which he was (of course) the most prominent member.

My picks in this category were:

  1. Just in Case the Easter Bunny Goes Psycho..., by Kobayashi Maru, which laughs at the absurdity of Congress ordering the CIA and Pentagon to move global warming up to the number-one slot of national-security challenges;
  2. Britain On Its Knees, by Melanie Phillips, another excellent Phillips essay -- this time about the fifteen British, er, "heroes" who gave us the memorable phrase "fighting back was not an option," which Dean Barnett thinks might become the epitaph of the Western world.

As always, if you want to read all of the nominees that actually received votes -- and see where everyone stud in the rankings -- head to Weaselpalooza.

This is the Big Lizards Entertainment Network, signing off!

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, April 13, 2007, at the time of 1:51 AM

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The following hissed in response by: Fritz

I liked "Orwell, the left, and 9/11 the best. Everyone on the left should be required to read it. Sadly, they likely would never understand it, or make the connections.

The above hissed in response by: Fritz [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2007 6:54 AM

The following hissed in response by: Bookworm

Thank you for the kind words about my post, Dafydd. By the way, you must be on my wavelength this week, because I also submitted that Melanie Phillips' post about Britain's pathetic showdown against Iran.

Winning is a funny thing, isn't it? I've come in near the top a couple of times, in the middle a few times, and gotten no votes whatsoever twice! (That hurt!) Thank God that there's more than adequate compensation in the fact that I get to read all those incredible posts authored by others (things I'd probably never have gotten to or even found on my own). My new personal mantra is "shrink the ego, grow the brain!" Whether this mantra has had any effect on my overweening ego or pedestrian brain is another question entirely....

The above hissed in response by: Bookworm [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2007 7:07 AM

The following hissed in response by: Kobayashi Maru

BL - Thanks for the link and the unexpected traffic surge! Sometimes it's the wild rants that work best. I'll be blog-rolling you.

The above hissed in response by: Kobayashi Maru [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2007 8:02 AM

The following hissed in response by: soccerdad

Actually American Future was a member of the council for a few months! ShrinkWrapped was too. So I'm certain, at least, they have heard of us!

The above hissed in response by: soccerdad [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2007 9:26 AM

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