This Week’s Watcher’s Council Nominations–Dog Days Edition

This Week’s Watcher’s Council Nominations – Dog Days Edition

on Aug 08 2012 | Filed under: Nominations.

Ah, the sultry lazy days leading up to the end of summer, when the warm weather brings out the torpor and laziness in all of us and little gets accomplished except by the determined and the desperate.

Of course, in this election season, that group would include the members of the political class and a veritable army of consultants, pollsters, advance men, hangers on, campaign workers, body servants, soundmen, lighting directors, you name it. Just the thought of it reminds me of the old touring days, slogging down the highway to the next town….an unnatural way to live, but the common lot of political junkies, musicians, carnies and con men always on the way to the next gig, the next score….

The Romans were the first to label this time of year the Dog Days(di?s canicul?r?s), noting that the skies were ruled by Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky at this time of year.

This week’s contest dedicated to letting sleeping dogs lie…at least for the moment.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, your weekly magazine of the blogosphere, put out by a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive, well written blogs around, 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.

Council News:

This week, Right Truth , Ask Marion and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some excellent work.

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.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which 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 simply return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out every Wednesday morning.

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 this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

About Brent Parrish

Author, blogger, editor, researcher, graphic artist, software engineer, carpenter, woodworker, guitar shredder and a strict constitutionalist. Member of the Watcher's Council and the Qatar Awareness Campaign. I believe in individual rights, limited government, fiscal responsibility and a strong defense. ONE WORD: FREEDOM!
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