Our Watcher’s Council Nominations — Kang and Kodos Edition

The Watcher’s Council

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For those who don’t get the reference in this week’s title:

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:

This week, we introduce another fine member to the Watcher’s Council, Michael McDaniel of Stately McDaniel Manor! His stellar work has appeared in PJ Media and in the Second Amendment site Bearing Arms and we are both pleased and proud to have him on the team. Check out his debut Council article this week!

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

Council Submissions

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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Black Folks with Jobs!

Via Cap Black:

Don’t assume Black professionals are here to carry the load of the community. They’re individuals—just like everybody else!

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The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West

By: Brent Parrish

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There’s a fascinating 26-minute interview over at The Daily Caller with author Michael Walsh discussing his new book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West. (Note: You may need to wait a few seconds for the video to load.)

Here’s an excerpt from TheDC article that accompanies the video:

Author Michael Walsh is an unabashed fan of Western culture because it is “the foundation for medical, scientific, moral and intellectual progress.” And in his latest book “The Devil’s Pleasure Palace,” Walsh spells out the “cold civil war” being waged by the Left to erode our long-standing pillars and bring about a new revolutionary utopia.

As a journalist for Time magazine, a music critic, screenwriter and author, Walsh has a unique take on our American cultural and political battles. His latest book, the basis for this video interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, weaves together art, music, literature and culture with our modern day politics.

Walsh warns the left will “preach X, but deliver Y — just as Satan tempts you with what appears to be the pleasures of the flesh and kills you with the same back draft from the indulgence in these sins.”

He says “the Left is protected by our own cultural ignorance,” as educators have left our culture “defenseless against the lures of the left.”  He points to Detroit as a clear and disastrous example of the progressive charade that transformed a prosperous city to one that “looks worse than Berlin after the war.”

Keep reading …

Anybody who has visited this blog on a regular basis knows that the subject matter of Walsh’s book is something that I’ve written about a fair amount (see here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here). A great deal of Michael Walsh’s thoughts on Cultural Marxism, Critical Theory, the Frankfurt School, Gramsciist Communism, etc. corroborates quite nicely with my own research into the subject matter.

Looks like I have another book purchase to make.

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Nigel Farage: EU Using the Refugees to Federalize Europe

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Resident of Calais Speaks. This Is the Death of Civilization.

Migrants walk on June 17, 2015, toward the ferry port of Calais in northern France. Around 3,000 migrants built makeshift shelters in the so-called 'New Jungle' before trying to go to England.(Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Migrants walk on June 17, 2015, toward the ferry port of Calais in northern France. Around 3,000 migrants built makeshift shelters in the so-called ‘New Jungle’ before trying to go to England.
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Calais, France, used to be a nice town. Here’s why it isn’t anymore.

Via Vlad Tepesblog:

Heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need a 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all.

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Twitter Recruits Crazed Feminist to Police Free Speech

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Via Paul Joseph Watson:

Twitter has recruited a feminist who thinks “everything is racist” and that criticizing feminism is hate speech to police its content.

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That’s Just Super — Does Hillary Win Even If She Loses?

By: Brent Parrish

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I awoke this morning to see this main headline at the Drudge Report: “CORRUPTION: SHE HAS EQUAL DELEGATES AS SANDERS.” Apparently, despite the fact Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic primary with a whopping 60 percent of the vote, according to DNC rules, he will likely end up with fewer delegates.

The Daily Caller reported (hat tip: Allen West):

Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.

New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither.

But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free to commit to whomever they like, regardless of how their state votes. Their votes count the same as delegates won through the primary.

New Hampshire has 8 superdelegates, 6 of which are committed to Hillary Clinton, giving her a total of 15 delegates from New Hampshire as of Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The state’s 2 remaining superdelegates remain uncommitted.

In the overall delegate count, Clinton holds a commanding lead after a razor-thin victory in Iowa and a shellacking in New Hampshire. Clinton has 394 delegates, both super and electorally assigned, to only 42 for Sanders.

Understandably, all of this is raising questions on whether the electoral process is rigged: Does the voice of the people matter, or is it a done game? And just what is a “superdelegate”?

A superdelegate is, in fact, an unpledged delegate. A superdelegate is free to support any candidate for nomination, as opposed to a pledged delegate. It should be noted the term “superdelegate” is not an official term used by either party.

The term “superdelegate” actually entered the lexicon as a bit of a pejorative for an unpledged delegate. It has been argued that a superdelegate has more power than other delegates because of their greater leeway to vote as they so choose.

An entry at WikiPedia describes the differences on the selection process of superdelegates between both parties (emphasis added):

For Democrats, superdelegates fall into two categories:

  • delegates seated based on other positions they hold, who are formally described (in Rule 9.A) as “unpledged party leader and elected official delegates” (unpledged PLEO delegates); and
  • additional unpledged delegates selected by each state party (in a fixed predetermined number), who are formally described (in Rule 9.B) as “unpledged add-on delegates” and who need not hold any party or elected position before their selection as delegates.

For Republicans, there are generally 3 unpledged delegates in each state, consisting of the state chairman and two RNC committee members. However, according to the RNC communications director Sean Spicer, convention rules obligate those RNC members to vote according to the result of primary elections held in their states.

A common criticism is that unpledged delegates [i.e. superdelegates] could potentially swing the results to nominate a candidate that did not receive the majority of votes during the primaries.

The Democratic Party’s selection process for superdelegates has been met with accusations of being “undemocratic” in the past. A February 2008 article penned by David Nather for CQ Weekly opened with the following:

They were supposed to be the voice of the Democratic Party’s insiders, free to participate in the party’s conventions without picking sides and to vote for the candidate they thought would have the best chance to win the White House. Now, the party’s “superdelegates” may be forced to become exactly what they were never supposed to be: a rubber stamp for the party’s voters.

In 2008, Geraldine Ferraro, who at the time sat sat on Hillary Clinton’s campaign finance committee, defended the inclusion of superdelegates as being beneficial to the party. Television host and legal commentator Dan Abrams wrote an article entitled “Voters Not Superdelegates,” in 2011, asserting the use of superdelegates in the 2008 presidential race was “troubling.” Abrams claimed, “Each of the superdelegates’ votes is now equivalent to about 10,000 Democratic voters.”

An article posted today at Paste Magazine explores the whole superdelegate issue, and its ultimate impact on the general election. in much more detail. The author claims superdelegates compromise about 15 percent of the total number of delegates. It remains to be seen whether superdelegates will play a decisive role in selecting the Democratic presidential nominee. But it certainly raises a number of questions on whether superdelegates serve the interests of the party or the voters.

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Former Clinton NH Voter: ‘I Just Don’t Trust Her Now … She Seems Like a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

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DIA Chief: Expect Iran to Purchase New Russian Weapons and See Them in Syria in Two Years

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart responds to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) assertion that the $150 billion of “economic relief” released under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, i.e. Iran Deal) is unlikely, in the short-term, to increase Iran’s military capability.

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Obama’s 2017 Budget Sets Record

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Via CNSNews.com:

President Barack Obama released a fiscal 2017 budget proposal today that calls for the federal government to take in a record of $3,643,742,000,000 in taxes while spending a record $4,147,224,000,000—and running an deficit of $503,482,000,000.

The taxing and spending totals would be records in inflation-adjusted dollars as presented by the White House Office of Management and Budget in the historical tables it released today along with the budget.

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