The School of Athens by Raphael

The School of Athens by Raphael

Well gentle readers, now I’ve gone and done it.  I’ve been invited to participate in The Watcher’s Council, a group of some of the most interesting blogs out there.  Not only will my association with these great folks increase readership of this scruffy little blog, it will give me the opportunity to be more widely read elsewhere.  I never expect to make a living from this endeavor, but writers want people to read their writing.  By all means, visit these sites/articles, and see what I mean.

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, Mike McDaniel of Stately McDaniel Manor! His stellar work has appeared at PJ Media, The Truth About Guns, and at Bearing Arms and we are both pleased and proud to have him on the team. Check out his debut Council article this week!

Council Submissions:

Stately McDaniel Manor—-Schools and Concealed Carry: Overregulation and Micromanagement

Fausta’s Blog—-Mexico: Del Castillo crying foul over Sean Penn
GrEaTsAtAn’SgIrLfRiEnDThe Authoritarian Counterinsurgency Toolkit 

Joshuapundit—-A Few Words About New Hampshire 

The Noisy Room—-Beyonce Goes All In On RACISM: Honors Black Panthers… Hates On Cops

The Right Planet—-President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque with Known Ties to Terrorism  

VA Right!—-What Trump’s ‘YUGE’ Victory in New Hampshire Means to the Rest of the Candidates

The Daley Gator—-Can you be crazy and still attend Yale?

The Razor—-Why I Could Live With President Sanders

Puma By Design—-Commie de Blasio’s Horse Carriage Deal Goes South

The Glittering Eye—-Breaking Radio Silence

Nice Deb—-Hillary Taps Most Corrupt AG in American History To Appear in Campaign ads in S.C.

Bookworm Room—-The reason behind free education — to get more of these people

The Independent Sentinel—-White House Orders Climate Change War Games Because He’s Delusional

Non-Council Submissions:

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion—-Freddie Gray Defense: Legally irrelevant whether Freddie’s knife was illegal

Submitted by Stately McDaniel Manor

PJ Media—-What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past  

Submitted by Fausta’s Blog

Dov S. Zakheim/the National Interest—-The Great Reversal: Obama’s Military Buildup

Submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Jason L. Riley/WSJ—-An Alternative Black History Month  

Submitted by Joshuapundit

Bill Gertz/Washington Free Beacon—-China Continues Cyber Espionage   Submitted by The Noisy Room

The Gates Of Vienna—-Desiderata For Our Time

Submitted by The Right Planet

Bearing Arms—-NY Times Reporter Flummoxed By Polite, Knowledgeable Gun Owners

Submitted by The Daley Gator

Taki Theodoracopulos/Taki’s Mag—- Athenian Spectacles

Submitted by The Razor

Breitbart-Los Zetas Cartel Used Network of Ovens to Hide Mass Extermination in Mexico’s Coahuila  

Submitted by Puma By Design

JK Trotter/Gawker—-This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants  Submitted by The Glittering Eye

Paul Sperry/NY Post—-Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

submitted by Nice Deb

Roger L.Simon/PJ Media—-Obama’s Islamophobia

Submitted by The Watcher

Caroline Glick—-Syria and the real demographic threat  

Submitted by The Watcher

The Watcher’s Council can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.  Please, gentle readers, return each Friday, same bat-time, same bat channel, for the results of this week’s voting.

See what I mean, gentle readers?  I’ve been following many of these blogs for years, including that of Bookworm, a woman I’m glad to count as a friend.  We’ve often linked each other’s writings.  I suspect that from now on, you’ll all have a few more “must read” sites on your daily illumination lists.