Watcher’s Council Nominations – Putin’s Winter Olympics Edition

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The Winter Olympics in Sochi are coming up soon, and this picture of Russian President Putin calming down a six-month-old leopard cub who had just attacked and injured two journalists inside a cage seems to be an intriguing foreshadowing of upcoming events. After all, Russia’s Putin is the same guy who threatened to cut Islamic terrorist’s testicles off if they tried any of their usual antics in Moscow. I have a feeling the games will be fairly quiet on that score, but we’ll see…

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.

This week’s contest in dedicated to Barry Rubin (Z’L). May his memory be blessed.

Council News:
This week, The Mellow JihadiKashif Chaudhry, and The Pirate’s Cove 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 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 return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council nominations for the week when it comes out 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?

Council Activities:

Simply Jew’s entry this week, The selective memory of Andrew Sullivan merited a retweet from CNN’s Frida Ghitis.

Bookworm has a new book out,  The Bookworm Returns : Life in Obama’s America and it is a great read, a collection of her always scintillating essays..

Joshuapundit’s latest article is up at the Times of Israel, Israel: Dealing With Boycotts, Lies And Intimidation

VA Right’s Tom White has another song out on YouTube, ‘Perfectly In Love’.

Council Alumnus and noted author Trever Loudon is on his book tour promoting his latest, The Enemy Within and is speaking and appearing at the following locations:

West Chester (OH) TEA Party
Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Thursday, February 6 — 7:00 pm

Clark County Tea (OH) Party Patriots
Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave.
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Friday, February 7 — 6:30 pm

Vanderburgh Co. IN Tea Party Patriots
Evansville Central Library, 200 S.E. Martin Luther Blvd, Evansville, IN
Saturday, February 8 — 1:15 pm

Indianapolis TEA Party North
Knights of Columbus, 2100 E. 71st St., Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, February 9 — 3:00 pm

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

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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