As best understood unbridled self-aggrandizement can often create funintended consequences. Yours truly is an admittedly suspect example of such.
When the great Carl Prine's Line of Departure indulged in shameless hoochiefication avec moi Daily Beast described it (thanks Mr Sullivan!) as hooking up foreign affairs chiz with hot girls.
Truly, if that was all that was needed, then Maxim Mag could have hired Capt Glick, Tom Ricks, maybe even the sad league of corrupt amoral realists like stereomonger Fred Kaplan or the cat from Weenie Hut Juniors eons past to gold dig it.
Simply put - ppl are writing great things and saying great things - and just lucky perhaps - blessed/cursed via possessing a ginourmous, ravenous intellect - GsGf must know.
Carl offered a great cuts both ways op to dabble in brain bigger making exercises and therein lies the rub - as the cherry popping about as subtle as wearing a thong to church debut piece for LoD showcases - the potentiality for table dancing in a minefield is fraught with frightful risk.
Which may or may not (truly - who can say?) segue into WoW - the Watchers Council. It's the oldest, longest running cyber comte d'guere ensembe in existence - an eclective collective of cats both cruel and benign with their ability to put steel on target (figuratively - natch) on a wide variety of topictry across American, Allied, Frenemy and Enemy concerns, memes, delights and discourse.
Every week these cats hook up each other with hot hits and big phazed cookies to peruse and then vote on their individual fancy catchers.
And without further adieu (or a don't) here be bay bee this weeks selections:
- First place with 3 1/3 votes! Joshuapundit–-The Most Dangerous Story In The News Today
- Second place *t* with 2 votes – The Colossus of Rhodey -Think like a “progressive”
- Second place *t* with 2 votes – Simply Jews-Understanding Israeli right and left, new dichotomy and the future
- Third place *t* with 1 vote – The Razor-Obama The Anti-Leader
- Third place *t* with 1 vote – The Glittering Eye – What To Do About a Balance Sheet Recession?
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – The Noisy Room – The Conservative Stand
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – New Zeal – Obama and Marxists March in Unison on Immigration
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – Rhymes With Right – Reconstitute HUAC And Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations As They Existed In The 1950s
- Fourth place *t* with 2/3 vote – VA Right! – Democrats: Meet the New Party of NO!
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – Right Truth – A Little Ray Of Sunshine
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote -The Political Commentator- The Zadroga Act makes 9/11 victims the victims once more!
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote – GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – SoKo’s New Clear Angle
- First place with 2 2/3 votes! – Jonah Goldberg/The Corner- To Hell With You people submitted byJoshuapundit
- Second place with 2 1/3 votes – American Thinker – Does This Deficit Make Me Look Fat? submitted by The Razor
- Third place with 1 2/3 vote -Doug Ross – Journolist Lives: The Democrat-Media Complex’s Hostage Meme submitted by Snapped Shot
- Fourth place with 1 1/3 vote -Big Lizards – Right-Wing Folly, Another Reason Why I Am Not a Conservative submitted by Rhymes With Right
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -The Foundry – Liberals Force Choice Between Economic and National Security submitted by The Noisy Room
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote - The Sad Red Earth – How Greenwald Argues submitted by Simply Jews
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Small Wars Journal – How We Became a Nation of Warriors submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -James Taranto/Best of the Web Today – “Fine! Call My Bluff!” submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Daniel Pipes/Big Peace – Another Islamist Soldier Turns Terrorist In Texas submitted by VA Right!
- Fifth place *t* with 2/3 vote -Tea Party Tribune – Movie Redeems Itself (Kinda) In Left/Right Analogy submitted by The Watcher
- Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Arthur Hu/Asian Week – Norway Counter-Jihadist Commits Mirror Image Jihad as Oslo City Bomber submitted by The Watcher
- Sixth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Accuracy In Media – A Warning From Norway submitted by New Zeal
- Fifth place *t* with 1/3 vote -Radarsite – Alan Dershowitz on Norway submitted by The Political Commentator