Screen Shot 2016-02-12 at 6.50.54 PMHaving just finished an on-line in-service educational training course or five, Mrs. Manor and I are recovering from the brain damage, so I was particularly surprised–and stunned–to discover that my colleagues on The Watcher’s Council have seen fit to honor my scribblings for another week. My thanks to them, and by all means, gentle readers, take the links and read some of the finest commentary on the Net.

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

““The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” “ – Jeff Cooper, Art of The Rifle

“Liberalism is like an acid that distorts and ruins everything it touches” -Rush Limbaugh

“The Second Amendment is timeless for our Founders grasped that self-defense is three-fold: every free individual must protect themselves against the evil will of the man, the mob and the state.” – Tiffany Madison

We had a tie this week in our Council category. Joshuapundit’s Welcome To The Left’s Carny Show is about…well, let’s just say the title pretty much says it all.

Stately McDaniel Manor’s Gun Violence Awareness Day And Common Sense concerns the outright hypocrisy involved in one of those cute Leftist ‘holidays’ I wasn’t even aware of, and I bet you weren’t either. It’s a superb piece, and since I break ties around here,it gets the crown this week. Here’s a slice:

Amy Schumer's Gun Awareness Day Statement

Amy Schumer’s Gun Awareness Day Statement

Thursday, June 02, was National Gun Violence Awareness Day. I nearly missed it, or at least, I wasn’t aware of it until I read about it in my daily Internet searches. Such occasions must have various symbols associated with them–these days that means a color–and the people behind this occasion have chosen orange. Perhaps they think themselves clever, associating their cause with blaze orange vests worn by hunters for safety purposes, or perhaps it’s just that the rainbow–much more eye-catching–was already taken by LGBTQWERTY folks.

I’ve long had a language problem with “gun violence.” Violence, a noun, requires activation; it requires a verb, as in “he committed violence.” One might add an adjective to clarify the degree of violence, but warping a noun into an adjective to describe an inanimate object–or an idea or concept, as in this case–is nonsensical.

As the rest of the article is here at SMM, to read the rest, merely take the link, or simply scroll down.

In our non-Council category, the winner was The National Interest with The U.S. Navy’s Plan to Dominate the Sky in the 2030s (And Beyond) submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Here are this week’s full results. Fausta, The Razor and Angry White Dude were unable to vote this week, but none of them were subject to the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners:

Non-Council Winners:

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