03/11/11

DAVID HOROWITZ TAKES ON MUSLIM STUDENTS AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE

By: Fern Sidman

David Horowitz

Exceptionally heavy security prevailed at Brooklyn College on Thursday evening, March 10th, as conservative commentator, prolific author and founder of the FrontPage Mag web site, David Horowitz, delivered a lecture in response to the propaganda being promulgated by the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week on campus.

Over 150 people gathered at the college library auditorium to listen to Mr. Horowitz’s speech entitled the “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Myths and Facts” and was sponsored and organized by Brooklyn College student Yosef Sobel and Mitchell Langbert, an associate professor in the department of business and economics. “Because the Hillel organization on campus was too afraid to sponsor me, I must thank those who had the courage to do so.” said Mr. Horowitz. Despite numerous warnings prohibiting verbal disruptions, bellicose Muslim student hecklers abounded and Mr. Horowitz’s remarks were often punctuated by the sounds of acrimonious, ad hominem attacks.

A native New Yorker and a graduate of Columbia University, David Horowitz has led a polemical existence as a one-time self-proclaimed Marxist and a former left-wing academic whose political beliefs have now shifted to the right. As one of the founders of the New Left in the 1960s, he was also the editor of its most influential magazine, Ramparts. Along with Peter Collier, he is the author of a number of best-selling dynastic biographies on the Rockefellers, the Kennedys, the Fords and the Roosevelts. With Collier, he also wrote. “Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the 60s” (1989), a chronicle of their break with the 1960s Left, that has been compared to Whittaker Chambers’ “Witness” and other classic works documenting a break from totalitarianism.

Through the work of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, he champions an array of causes including the defense of the principles of individual freedom as well as the preservation of free societies in the war against the values inherent to Western civilization and the reestablishment of academic freedom in American schools. His recent books include, “Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left” (2004), “Indoctrination U: The Left’s War Against Academic Freedom” (2007) and “Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party” (2007).

Making oblique references to the security of Israel, Mr. Horowitz began by ruefully observing, “When I went to college, you didn’t need all of this security on campus, but things have changed and that’s the reason we now need checkpoints on campuses. Checkpoints are essential to defend against terrorists and Jew haters.”

Adding that he has been verbally and physically assaulted on campuses around the country for his forthright views, he said, “Our campuses are controlled by liberal fascists and it is a movement to suppress the free speech rights of conservatives. He said that the International Socialist Organization, a Marxist organization, is culpable for creating an academic climate of intimidation and hate. “It is they who spread lies about me and work with their Muslim allies towards the mobilization of radical jihad against the West. The Muslim community needs to stand up and defend democracy in this country and that’s what we’re all waiting for.”

Providing a historical backdrop to the Middle East conflict, Mr. Horowitz said, “There was no Palestine since the days of the Roman conquest of the land of Israel and there certainly was no Palestine in 1946. The war against the Jews started in the form of Pan Arab nationalism and the PLO was created by the KGB. They advised Arafat that the best way to succeed was to play the victim role and say that all they want is their own state and that Israel is occupying Palestine.” Saying that the entire region around the Jordan River was created by imperialist powers such as the Ottoman Empire, he intoned that, “Israel was not built on Arab land.”

Declaring that he is a “political Zionist,” Mr. Horowitz said he believes that the Jewish people have a right to exist and have a right to their own state. Equating such terrorist organizations as Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Islamic Republic of Iran as “Nazis in the Middle East,” he said that their objective is “not to create a Palestinian state but rather, to push the Jews into the sea” because they can’t live alongside a people of another faith. “In 1922, 80 percent of the land of Israel was ceded to become the state of Transjordan that is now ruled by the Hashemite kingdom and there are more Palestinians in Jordan than in Israel,” he said, adding that their calls for a Palestinian homeland are eclipsed by their desire to eradicate Israel.

“Democracy is a threat to political Islam and they believe that everyone who is not a Muslim is an infidel and is deserving of death. The Christian population of Bethlehem once stood at 80 percent and is now 12 percent because of Islamic influence,” he said.

Addressing the subject of Israeli Apartheid Week on over 55 campuses across North America, Mr. Horowitz said, “Muslims have more rights in Israel than they have in any Arab country in the world,” and called the notion of Israel as a state that practices apartheid as “disgusting.” Pointing to the sheer hypocrisy of such egregious and fraudulent accusations, Mr. Horowitz said, “If you want to know what real religious and gender apartheid is just look at the entire Muslim Middle East and not Israel.”

Speaking of the political realities in the aftermath of World War II, he said, “12 million ethnic Germans were purged from Poland, but after the state of Israel was established, no one expelled the Arabs, hoping that one day rationality would take hold, but it never did.” He said that such organizations as the Muslim Students Association and the Islamic Society of North America who are the chief sponsors of Israeli Apartheid Week, are “fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood” and are “hate organizations” that make campuses unwelcome for Jewish students. On campuses around the country, he said, the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week erect an “apartheid wall” and proffered the idea that “a wall of lies” be built to counter their pervasive myths and distortions of the truth. Speaking of the well known Saudi Arabian funding of Middle East Studies departments at Western universities, Mr. Horowitz suggested that this is the impetus for the inextricable links between Muslim organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Calling the expulsion of close to 10,000 Jews from Gaza in the summer of 2005 as part of the disengagement a “mistake,” Mr. Horowitz said, “a normal people in a normal state would never have done so, but would have driven out the 1.2 million Arabs because they are possessed by hate as manifested in their violent destruction of the thriving horticultural industry that the Jewish population had created there and their incessant rocket assaults on such towns as Sderot.”

Taking aim at the ubiquitous political zeitgeist that views the Palestinians as a nation of oppressed refugees, Mr. Horowitz intoned, “No people have shown themselves as so morally sick as the Palestinians,” adding that, “In the history of all mankind, there was never a people who strapped bombs on their bodies and killed innocent people. No other people have sunk so low as the Palestinians and everyone is afraid to say it.” Describing Islam as a religion possessed by “hate, violence and racism,” he said that a resolution to the protracted Israeli-Palestinian imbroglio is not beyond reach. “If you disarm the Palestinians in the Middle East there will be peace, but if you disarm the Jews, there will be further death and destruction.”

“How is it that Jews do not get the narrative?” he queried. “The Palestinians are suffering, but it is not by the hand of the Jew, but rather their true oppressors are Hamas and Hezbollah,” he said. Calling the Palestinian Authority a “terrorist government,” Mr. Horowitz said, “when we see hate we must call it so, we must label the enemy as who they are.” “The Palestinians don’t want peace. How can you negotiate with those who won’t recognize Israel’s right to exist? Look what happened to those Arab leaders that have tried to establish peace with Israel. They were assassinated by radical Islamist elements.”

Extolling the idea that “jihadist murderers” are tantamount to “Nazis and blatant Jew haters.” he said although they may appear to be perfectly decent, nice people, a great many of them support Osama Bin Ladin and like minded genocidal murderers. “Hitler did not publicly announce his ‘final solution’ in the fear that the German people were too civilized to accept it, but Ahmadinejad proudly and publicly announces his version of the ‘final solution’ and no Islamists condemn him. To the contrary, they cheer him on and embrace his vision.”

Challenging the belief that America is an Islamophobic country, Mr. Horowitz said, “Muslims are treated with kid gloves in America and are a protected species.” He said that 8 to 10 times more hate crimes are committed against Jews than there are against Muslim in America. Pointing to the case of the Holyland Foundation, a purported Islamic charity that was found guilty of funding terrorism on the West Bank by their direct contributions to Hamas, Mr. Horowitz said that the unindicted co-conspirators in this case were the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and that there has been “no significant condemnation of this group or others of this ilk.” He unabashedly condemned Hamas as a “fanatically religious, Jew hating, America hating, Nazi organization.”

During the question and answer period, a male Muslim student implied that a witch-hunt cabal was taking place and drew a parallel between Mr. Horowitz and the late Senator Joseph McCarthy, adding that Horowitz was a racist. When asked by Mr. Horowitz if the student would condemn Hamas, the student refused to do so, but proceeded to engage in further equivocation. Referring to Mr. Horowitz as an “ignorant racist” a female Muslim student who identified herself only as Magdalene said, “he has no proof of anything that he’s said here tonight,” adding that women in Muslim countries are “not persecuted by the rules of Sharia law but by draconian dictators who serve American political puppets.”

According to Lauren Kunis, a pro-Israel supporter who sought entry into the auditorium but was denied, “I had wanted to bring my Israeli flag in with me and was told by the Brooklyn College security that I couldn’t. I told them that I’d wear the flag around my neck as the Arab members of the audience were wearing keffiyahs around their necks. I was then strong armed out by an African American security guard, who I’ve learned is the Brooklyn College deputy director of security. She accused me of making a ruckus and then called other police officers to escort me to the gate and out of the college. Seems like anyone who takes a proud pro-Israel position is considered a troublemaker and an enemy on campuses today.”

03/11/11

U.S. Dollar Collapse Could Occur at Any Time

From: National Inflation Association

China this morning reported 4.9% price inflation for the month of February, exceeding analyst expectations of 4.8%. With China now mimicking the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and taking steps to artificially manipulate their consumer price index (CPI) numbers as low as possible, it is likely that real price inflation in China is now closer to 10%. China was at least smart enough to raise interest rates last month by 25 basis points to 6.06%, while the Federal Reserve continues to leave interest rates near zero with there being absolutely no talk of the Federal Reserve ever raising interest rates again. China will be successful at containing inflation, as U.S. inflation spirals out of control and becomes the greatest economic crisis in American history.

China this week reported a $7.3 billion trade deficit for the month of February, its largest trade deficit in seven years, which surprised many global economists. NIA believes China’s trade deficit is temporary and that China will quickly return to having a trade surplus. The Federal Reserve’s QE2 along with China’s destructive monetary policies, which artificially devalue the yuan, have led to a massive rise in China’s raw material costs this year. NIA believes that in the upcoming months, Chinese manufacturers will raise the prices of their products that get exported to the U.S., to counteract rising commodity prices. With most products used by Americans today having been manufactured in China, this will mean Americans will soon see massive price inflation in just about all consumer goods they use. NIA projects that by the end of 2011, we will begin to see the U.S. CPI increase by 4.9% or higher on a year-over-year basis, with real U.S. price inflation rising north of 10%.

The mainstream media is proclaiming that China’s trade deficit will silence calls for the Chinese to allow their currency to strengthen against the U.S. dollar. The fact is, China’s government has for long been making the major mistake of printing too many yuan in order to artificially prop up the U.S. dollar. Their fear was, if the U.S. dollar was allowed to decline too rapidly, prices of Chinese goods would rise in terms of U.S. dollars and Americans would no longer afford to import them.

The truth is, if China allowed the yuan to strengthen, the Chinese would have enjoyed a much higher standard of living. Sure, prices would rise in dollars and Americans would import less, but the Chinese would have the ability to consume more of their own products. Now, as a result of China expanding its own money supply in order to keep the yuan pegged to the U.S. dollar, Americans will be forced to pay a much higher price for Chinese goods anyway. The same higher prices Americans were going to pay as a result of exchange rate appreciation, Americans will now pay as a result of inflation. For the Chinese, the exchange rate appreciation route would have been a much better route to take than the inflation route, because now the Chinese will also be forced to pay higher prices. In the very short-term, China might actually suffer more than the U.S. because they lack the social safety nets that have been implemented here in America.

The U.S. government has been successful at temporarily paying off Americans into not rioting in the streets like in Arab nations. It was just announced a few days ago that the number of Americans on food stamps in the month of December of 2010 was a record 44,082,324, up 13.1% from one year earlier and 1.1% from one month earlier. That is more than 14% of the total U.S. population! Combined with President Obama extending unemployment benefits up to 99 weeks, American citizens are too busy and distracted playing with their iPad 2s and gossiping on Twitter about Charlie Sheen, to have any time to protest in Washington, DC.

NIA believes the U.S. government’s entitlement spending is currently having the unintended consequence of making Americans dependent on government. It is like when you take wild animals into captivity and you feed them, teach them to do tricks and take care of them for a period of many years; if you just dump them one day back into the wild, it will be very difficult for them to survive. Americans who have become dependent on unemployment checks and food stamps will likely soon abruptly find out that they must begin to fend for themselves without any help from the government. The result will be many Americans turning into wild animals and becoming so desperate that they will have to rob and burglarize their fellow neighbors who were smart enough to prepare, or else they will risk starving to death.

As a result of QE2, the Federal Reserve is now buying 70% of U.S. treasuries, up from previously only buying 10% of treasury bonds. Foreign central banks are now buying just 30% of U.S. treasuries, compared to previously buying 50% of treasury bonds. The U.S. budget deficit in the month of February reached a record $222.5 billion or $2.67 trillion on an annualized basis. With the Federal Reserve now monetizing our debt in full swing, a complete and total loss of confidence in the U.S. dollar could be imminent.

Just like how nobody in the mainstream media was calling for the collapse of Egypt’s government a few months ago, almost nobody in the media believes a collapse of the U.S. dollar could possibly take place anytime soon. NIA members are educated enough to see that the writing is on the wall. The Federal Reserve can deny all it wants that the U.S. is experiencing inflation, but with the cost to print a single U.S. dollar paper note rising by 50% since 2008, massive inflation is here right under Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s nose. Every day that goes by, China is quietly implementing more and more steps that expand the yuan’s use in cross border trade, in order to position the yuan as the world’s next reserve currency.

So few Americans are presently preparing for hyperinflation that if hyperinflation broke out today, approximately 90% of Americans won’t have the means to put food on the table or put fuel in their automobiles. During the upcoming hyperinflationary crisis, food stamps will no longer have any value at all and all U.S. entitlement programs will come to a complete halt. Americans will take to the streets like the world has never seen before.

The biggest question NIA has today is, will the U.S. government resort to firing at its own citizens, if major riots take place in Washington, DC. On Thursday, police in Saudi Arabia shot and wounded three protesters. The price of oil rose by a few dollars per barrel as soon as this news hit the wire, which shows just how nervous the world’s financial markets have become in recent weeks. The fact that the Dow Jones has declined significantly in recent days, in our opinion means that the odds of QE3 being launched as soon as QE2 is over, are now much higher than they were several weeks ago.

The other big question NIA has today is, if in the unlikely event there is no QE3, who will fill in for the artificial buying demand currently coming from the Federal Reserve. After all, with no QE3, the Federal Reserve will go from buying 70% of treasury bonds to being a seller of U.S. treasuries. NIA is 100% sure that foreign central banks aren’t itching to jump back in to fill the hole. While in the past, the private sector may have picked up the slack, we believe individual investors will now be more reluctant to jump into government bonds, especially with bond king Bill Gross reducing the government bond holdings in his Pimco Total Return Fund down to zero. The bottom line is, no QE3 means interest rates will fly sky high and destroy the phony so-called “economic recovery”.

From April to August of 2010, the last time the Federal Reserve allowed its balance sheet to shrink, the Dow Jones fell by over 1,000 points. If Bernanke doesn’t soon begin to leak out the strong likelihood of QE3, we could see the stock market decline by 1,000 points or more, which will force Bernanke into launching QE3. If we see a major sell off in stocks, NIA doesn’t necessarily think that precious metals prices will follow. In fact, we could see gold and silver rise along with the Dow Jones falling. NIA projects the Dow Jones to gold ratio to decline to 6.5 in 2011. This means even if the Dow Jones fell to below 11,000, we still believe gold is likely to rise to around $1,600 to $1,700 per ounce this year, with silver soaring to around $42 to $44 per ounce. NIA believes the worst decision any American can make is to sell their gold and silver and go long U.S. dollars, hoping to buy their precious metals back at a lower price in the future.

It is important to spread the word about NIA to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, if you want America to survive hyperinflation. Please tell everybody you know to become members of NIA for free immediately at: http://inflation.us.

03/11/11

Japanese Tsunami

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

This puts our quake in perspective. So sorry for the people of Northern Japan.

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Updates from NoisyRoom:

Mega-Quake Strikes Off Coast of Japan! (Update)

BREAKING NEWS – Japan Hit By Massive 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami (UPDATED)

Video of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Tsunami Warning For San Francisco Bay Area After Big Japan Quake (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Earthquake in Japan (Hat Tip: Brian B.) Incredible pics of the quake…

Tsunami Info Center Web Site Fails on Day of Big Quake Despite Tens of Millions in Federal Funds

Huge whirlpool created after Japan quake

KYODO: 88,000 reported missing

Earth crust rupture 150 miles long, 50 miles wide

Indonesian volcano erupts hours after Japan earthquake

Waves sweep 4 out to sea in Crescent City as tsunami surges reach west coast

03/11/11

R.I.P. Jo Giles

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The police have just announced that Canterbury identity Jo Giles is among those confirmed killed by the Christchurch earthquake.

I knew Jo through our work together in the ACT political party, but thousands of Cantabrians and New Zealanders knew Jo through her broadcasting, sporting and community activities.

Jo represented New Zealand in pistol shooting at two Oceania Games and a World Cup. She was New Zealand’s first female jockey and competed in motorsport and rock ‘n’ roll competitions.

Jo was a hairdresser, office worker, psychopaedic nurse, training officer (teaching intellectually disabled), dairy owner, prison officer, sales person, radio announcer and for the past several years, a TV Presenter.

Jo was a very kind-hearted person, extremely community minded and very, very sociable.

She leaves behind four children Anna, Samantha, Olivia and James.

Jo Giles will be missed.

03/11/11

Red Peps 4: Spencer Coggs – Socialist Affiliated Wisconsin State Senator

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Red Reps 3 here.

While Wisconsin Senate Minority leader Mark Miller was the leader of the 14-strong Democrat “Flee Party,” who recently skipped Wisconsin to avoid voting on the “Budget Repair Bill,” fellow Senator Spencer Coggs was his most vocal lieutenant.

Spencer Coggs

On March 7, 2011, Sen. Spencer Coggs reiterated his support for Senate Democratic Minority Leader Mark Miller and the unity of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

“We as a caucus have reaffirmed Mark Miller as our leader and spokesperson,” Sen. Coggs said. “And Senate Democrats will not be split by the desperate attempts of Republicans seeking to divide us…Our leader Mark Miller has made his statement in response to the Governor’s press conference, and today we re-confirmed that we are with him 14-strong.”

Mark Miller has ties to the U.S.’s largest Marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America, one of the key instigators of recent militant protests in Madison. Wisconsin and supporter of protests further afield. It appears that Spencer Coggs has similar connections.

Prior to being elected to the State Legislature, Spencer Coggs worked as a postal worker, industrial printer and as a City of Milwaukee Health Officer. As a Health Officer, Spencer was Chief Steward of the heavily D.S.A.-infiltrated American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

By the mid-1990s, Coggs was a several term veteran of the Wisconsin Legislature and also a member of the Progressive Milwaukee Steering Committee.

Progressive Milwaukee was a Wisconsin affiliate of the radical New Party, later made famous by its most successful member, Barack Obama.

The New Party was created by D.S.A., the ultra-left Institute for Policy Studies, D.S.A.-led SEIU and D.S.A.-influenced ACORN. A key founder and one time chairman of Progressive Milwaukee, was prominent Wisconsin labor leader and D.S.A. member, Bruce Colburn.

In 1996, Spencer Coggs was one four Progressive Milwaukee/New Party-backed candidates running for state office – one of the others being currently serving Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore.

In the Summer of 2005, State Senator Mark Miller reintroduced Wisconsin organization Coalition for Wisconsin Health’s Wisconsin Universal Health Program legislation.

The Coalition worked to help Miller recruit new cosponsors for the bill, one of whom was Spencer Coggs.

Coalition Treasurer at the time was George Robson, co-chair of Madison Democratic Socialists of America, while Vice Chair was Linda Farley, MD, from Physicians for a National Health Program – which was founded and led by D.S.A. member, New Party founder and Barack Obama mentor, friend and personal physician, Dr. Quentin Young.

In 2010, while running in the primary for Wisconsin Lt.-Governor, Senator Spencer Coggs was “proud to receive the endorsement of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.” Citizen Action was founded by D.S.A. “friend” Heather Booth and is affiliated with the D.S.A.-controlled, Chicago based “community organizer” training school, the infamous Midwest Academy.

In 2010, Spencer Coggs served on the Board of Directors for the George Soros funded Progressive States Network, an organization which seeks to “transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level.”

Other P.S.N. board members include:

Clearly the Wisconsin State Senate is in urgent need of a socialist “spring cleaning.”

03/11/11

The Council Has Spoken!! 03/11/11

From: The Watcher’s Council

The votes have been cast, the sacred runes read and this week’s Watcher’s Council results are history.

Early Spring brings many beautiful things with it. One thing it brings that is downright ugly is a spate of ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ programs on many of America’s campuses, a veritable orgy of Jew hatred.

This week, my fellow Council members gave my piece Eyes Wide Shut – Dealing With ‘Anti-Zionism’ On Campus over at Joshuapundit the honors. It was something originally sparked by an article by Dr. Charles Jacobs in Boston’s Jewish Advocate entitled “Why the Jews are Losing the Battle for the Campus” in which he reflects on the changing climate towards Jews and Israel on many of America’s college campuses. As I pointed out, the two are intimately related, and I took Dr. Jacobs piece a bit further by going into the root cause and suggesting a proven way of dealing with it. Here’s a slice:

Think about it – right now, as ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ goes into full gear on campuses across the country. Just how do you think Black students would react to an on-Campus, university sanctioned event by the Aryan nation or the Klu Klux Klan? Black students have earned respect and ultra-sensitivity to their concerns because they are more than willing to go to the barricades and make your average university rue the day they ever thought about sponsoring that kind of racism.

For the most part, no one at these university is afraid in the least of how Jews at their campuses might react to the racism known as ‘anti-Zionism’. For one thing, they’re aware from experience that there are far too many self-hating Jews willing to prove their Leftist bonafides by taking sides against their own people. Experience has also shown them that the typical Jewish response even to the most blatant Jew hatred on campus has been, at worst, puerile requests for ‘dialogue’ or the setting up of a few card tables to pass out leaflets.

‘Anti-Zionism’ is not a subject to be dealt with by debate or even education, for the most part. To approach it on that level gives it dignity as serious point of view worthy of discussion, rather than the contempt it deserves.

‘Anti-Zionism’ is the kinky new version of an old, old product – and now, you can get fashion accessories like a kefiyah or a snappy tee shirt to go with it. It involves the denial of self-determination to Jews and Jews only and their dehumanization as apes and pigs, exactly as it says in the Qu’ran. Scratch an ‘anti-Zionist’ and you will almost always find a Jew hater, or a pathetic, deluded Jew mired deep in Stockholm Syndrome.

Our father’s generation knew how to handle Jew hatred much more effectively, perhaps because their generation was far closer to a time when the world essentially turned its back while millions of Jews were slaughtered without even the dignity or amenities commonly afforded animals.

They learned the hard way that people will take the easy way out by giving verbal and even physical assaults on Jews a pass, especially when they are ideologically sympathetic to the perpetrators – unless there’s a price tag for doing so by making it a lot more trouble than it’s worth for its enablers in academia.

Until America’s Jews relearn and act on that lesson and realize that ‘anti-Zionism’ doesn’t stop with Israel, the poisonous climate in today’s universities isn’t just going to continue – it’s going to get far worse.

Our non-Council winner was the one and only Iowahawk for Longhorns 17, Badgers 1. While Iowahawk is justifiably known for his world class satire, this time…well in his own words, “…every so often a member of the chattering class issues a nugget of stupidity so egregious that no amount of mockery will suffice. Particularly when the issuer of said stupidity holds a Nobel Prize.”

The Nobel Prize winner in question is Pravda-on-the-Hudson’s own ‘economist’ Paul Krugman and Iowahawk absolutely owns him and masterfully so.

Here are this week’s full results. Only New Zeal was unable to vote and suffered the 2/3 vote penalty, but it did not affect the overall results:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!