05/8/15
Draw Mohammad

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results – 05/08/15

The Watcher’s Council


#IStandWithPamelaGeller – iOTWReport.com

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

One of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting. – Salman Rushdie

My belief is that art should not be comforting; for comfort, we have mass entertainment and one another. Art should provoke, disturb, arouse our emotions, expand our sympathies in directions we may not anticipate and may not even wish. – Joyce Carol Oates

Those who claim to be hurt by words must be led to expect nothing as compensation. Otherwise, once they learn they can get something by claiming to be hurt, they will go into the business of being offended. – Jonathan Rauch

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This week’s winning essay, The Right Planet’s, Garland and the Moral Equivalency Penchant, is his examination of the recent terrorist attack in Garland and what the divide in the reaction reveals about our present attitudes on free speech and freedom of expression… especially when it comes to Islam. Here’s a slice:

Two Muslim terrorists were killed after firing on a security guard outside a Draw Mohammad Contest in Garland, Texas, on Sunday. NBC News reported the two assailants were roommates from Phoenix, according to Buzzfeed News.

The attackers have been identified as Elton Simpson, 30, and his roommate, 34-year-old Nadir Hamid Soofi. Simpson had been under investigation by the FBI for the past 10 years.

Like clockwork a number of Muslims and liberals, et al., saved their moral outrage for the those who hosted and attended the Muhammad Art Exhibit, yet not so much the two unhinged individuals who attempted to indiscriminately murder people because they were “offended.”

Pamela Geller, who headlined the “art exhibit” in Garland, addressed the whole moral equivocation argument we so often hear from liberals and Muslims in an interview CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who suggested offensive anti-Islamist speech should not be allowed in modern-day Western society.

Like clockwork a number of Muslims and liberals, et al., saved their moral outrage for the those who hosted and attended the Muhammad Art Exhibit, yet not so much the two unhinged individuals who attempted to indiscriminately murder people because they were “offended.”

Pamela Geller, who headlined the “art exhibit” in Garland, addressed the whole moral equivocation argument we so often hear from liberals and Muslims in an interview CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who suggested offensive anti-Islamist speech should not be allowed in modern-day Western society.

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Some have compared this sort of moral equivocation, as evidenced in the Tweet above by a NYT reporter, to a woman who dresses provocatively and is subsequently raped: “Well, she had it coming.” And there is no shortage of similar examples of this sort of nonsense and equivocation (see here).

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I’m sure we all have been offended by something in our lives, maybe even greatly offended. I can think of few art exhibits, movies, concerts, and the like, I’ve attended that were so far over the top I simply walked out. Yes, I was offended. But I didn’t come back with a gun and start blowing people away because I was greatly offended. As much as I have found some things offensive, people have a right to be offensive, as long as it doesn’t infringe on the unalienable rights of others or cause them grievous harm.

For example, some gay pride parades, and similar events, are often times intentionally provocative. If you have children, you may not want them exposed to such blatant over-the-top sexuality and nudity. But, once again, obviously it does not give anyone the right to kill the people participating in such events because one might be disgusted or outraged. Think about it: if two people shot up a gay pride parade, would your initial response be to question the “common sense” of the parade?

More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Michelle Malkin’s Debunking Obama’s Bilious Baltimore Babble, submitted by Don Surber. It’s a superb skewering that shows no mercy to our president’s usual attempt to excuse the inexcusable.

Here are this week’s full results. Ask Marion and The Independent Sentinel were unable to vote this week, but neither was subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners:

Non-Council Winners:

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum and every Tuesday morning, when we reveal the week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council and the results are posted on Friday morning.

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05/7/15
Pamela Geller

Hannity and Pamela Geller Battle Anjem Choudary Who Says Geller Should Be Put to Death

ISIS Hacker Linked to Garland Terror Attack Warns: ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’…

SHOCK VIDEO=> Radical Imam Tells Pamela Geller on Live TV She Should be KILLED

Glenn Beck Unleashes on Comedy Central Host Over Free Speech Comments: ‘What the Hell Is Wrong With You?’

Watch What Radical Cleric Says About What Punishment Pamela Gellar Should Face for Muhammad Event
Megyn Kelly Explodes on ‘Confused & Wrong’ Guest Over Muhammad Cartoons: ‘This Is Protected Speech!’

Texas Gunmen Honored as Martyrs in Pakistan

America Is Already Being Ruled By Sharia Law – #IStandWithPamelaGeller

Ex-Muslim Who Won Draw Muhammad Contest Has A Message For The Critics

Here are a bunch of tolerant people calling Pamela Geller a ‘Zionist whore’ and Jew

Texas terror: Inside event targeted by ISIS

It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Free Speech

Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

The Cartoon Wars

Kansas City Mosque That Wanted to Ban Free Speech Will Hold Funeral for Garland, Texas Jihadist

Texas Terror Connection To Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison’s Minneapolis District

05/7/15
Weasel Statuette of Shame

Our Weasel Of The Week!! – 05/07/15

The Watcher’s Council

Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all spectacularly disgusting and it was a very close race, but the votes are in and we have our winner winner… the envelope please…

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Jew Hater, Plagiarist, Terrorist Groupie And Utterly Failed Former President Jimmy Carter!

JoshuaPundit: You know, I will actually miss Cwazy Unkie Jimmah just a little bit when he slithers off this mortal coil.  This Saudi-bought pimp weasel really is in a class by himself, and he continues to be the gift that keeps on giving.

Jimmah’s latest exploit involves support for terrorism, something he’s certainly done before.  He went  to Israel and asked for the Israelis to allow him to travel to Hamasistan, AKA Gaza. They were fine with it, but when this senile waterhead demanded meetings with Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin they both turned him down flat. That’s hardly surprising, considering Unkie Jimmah’s record of relentless anti-Israel activity and support for terrorism directed against Jews.

But Unkie Jimmah went ballistic, throwing a tantrum and claiming he never wanted to meet with them anyway, particularly Netanyahu because ‘it would be a waste of time.’

Then he ambled over to the territory occupied  by Palestine’s unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas for a photo – op and interview in Ramallah. Among other gems, he extolled the virtues of his old pal Khalid Mesha’al, the leader of the admittedly genocidal Hamas, calling him”a man of peace.”  Unkie Jimmah has never figured out why Europe, The U.S. and even Egypt have labeled Hamas a terrorist group for years.

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He then called for new elections “ all over the Palestinian area and east Jerusalem and Gaza and also in the West Bank.”  That probably didn’t endear him to Abbas, who’s in year 10 of a four year term but his statements were directed more towards Europe (where’s there’s a push on to legitimize Hamas) and the anti-Israel media.

After shooting his mouth off, he then cancelled his trip to Gaza citing ‘security concerns’ believe it or not. Perhaps Hamas aren’t so peaceful after all?

This isn’t the first time Carter has tried to intervened directly  to help to help terrorists. While he was president, he was a particularly rabid fan of Yassir Arafat even though he knew he murdered Americans and had two of our diplomats kidnapped and tortured to death.

And as far as Khalid Mesha’al goes, this isn’t the first time  Jimmah has tried to give him a helping hand. Among his other antics, our ex-president met with Mesha’al to advise him on how much ransom to ask for kidnapped Israel soldier Gilad Shalit, believe it or not.

Like I said, the gift that keeps on giving. Jimmy Carter’a end destination is Obviously Dante’s lowest circle of Hell, the abode of utterly failed politicians. But until then, he’ll continue to soil himself in public.

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Soiling himself is putting it mildly. But then again, what we honor with the statuette of shame is exactly those people whom best exhibit these despicable qualities. And while ex-president Carter may be aged, he is a weasel superstar, with enough chops from his past evil to just manage to blow past two particularly accomplished and vile weasels who simply haven’t racked up his kind of record – yet.

And don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s irrelevant. Aside from creating the basis for a number of foreign policy problems we now face, He’s contributed something else, a Weasel legacy. By trashing his own country worldwide, aiding and abetting terrorism, breaking what used to be a long upheld tradition of not publicly criticizing sitting presidents and giving support to our country’s enemies, Cwayzie Unkie Jimmah is providing a true weasel example to follow for our next failed president.

Barack Hussein Obama will almost certainly act out far worse once he leaves the White House. But Cwayzie Jimmah can take credit for paving the way.

Well, there it is! Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum and remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere and you won’t want to miss it… or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that, y’know?

05/7/15
George Washington

National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2015

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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The free and independent United States of America is becoming lost.

Today, it is being intentionally destroyed and we, enslaved by a few, even by some Americans.

What better day to pray for salvation than this day?

National Day of Prayer

05/6/15
Crime Scene

Please don’t fall

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

XRayEarly yesterday morning the phone rang as a customer needed a locksmith to come get the keys out of his car.  He was at a gas station about a mile away and the keys were in the ignition.

My back has been giving me grief on and off for the past several weeks; but a simple lockout job shouldn’t be a problem, or so I thought.

I threw on clothes from the day before and was there in only a few minutes.  His was the only car at the gas pumps, a 2005 Ford Focus.  The fellow greeted me with a heavy Caribbean accent explaining that he’d bought the car this past week and didn’t know it had auto lock when the doors closed.

Glancing at the driver side door handle it was clear that it no longer functioned, at least not from the outside as it was unhooked.  I asked him how it got broken and how he’d been getting in.

“It was like that when I bought the car so I get in through the passenger side.  Is it very expensive to fix?”

My plan did not include taking a door apart to repair previous damage, not with my back as I set about fitting a door key.  With electric locks it would unlock the whole car and I could be on my way in no time.

That was a great idea too…

The door key fit perfectly except it didn’t unlock the whole car, just the driver door, the one that wasn’t going to open since the outside door handle wasn’t attached to anything.  There was no lock on the passenger side thanks to Ford’s engineering staff trying to save a few bucks on each unit.

The only other outside lock was on the trunk; glad my key fit so nicely.  When I popped the deck lid I explained that my back was out and that he would need to push the back seat down by triggering the latch which holds the seat backs firmly to the frame.

“I’ve already had to do that once”, as he laid the seat backs down and slid into the car.  He then unlocked the other doors and I opened the rear driver’s side door so he could exit the car.

“Please don’t fall”, I half way laughed as he tried to figure the best way to glide out of his awkward position, “With fabricated media coverage coming out of Baltimore someone would swear that a White guy just beat up a perfectly innocent Black guy and shot him in the back.”

Fortunately, perhaps not the most efficient choice of words; but fortunately the fellow was familiar with the news item referenced and had a good sense of humor.  Beyond that he was extremely grateful for being able to get on his way without further damage to his car; he’d fully expected me to break out a window or some other drastic measure knowing the door handle didn’t work.

Aren’t there enough problems in this country; illegal immigration, unemployment, an economy so bad it matches that of post WWII, and foreign terrorists on our own soil who don’t appreciate the 1st Amendment?

Crime SceneThank goodness we have the 2nd Amendment and two terrorists found out the hard way that you don’t mess with Texas.

So why did some nitwit have to fabricate a story to further enflame racial divide by saying she saw and heard a White cop shoot an unarmed Black man in the back?

Summertime is just around the corner, that time when folks tend to get agitated more quickly and do stupid things.  Let’s hope cooler heads prevail as our nation struggles to find its way in spite of our challenges.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.