Watcher’s Council Nominations – Buh Bye Piers Edition

 Piers Morgan Cartoon

Parting is such sweet sorrow – not!

Yes, Piers Morgan’s show has finally been cancelled by CNN. Not only were the ratings abysmal,  but apparently even his own staff disliked working with him.

So, CNN head Jeff Zucker had a sit down with Mr. Morgan and that was pretty much it.

Piers Morgan, of course blamed it on American audiences, but let’s face it, anyone with a Brit accent automatically gets credit for 20 more IQ points by an American audience, however unjustified. In Piers Morgan’s case, people flat out found him unlikeable, overbearing and unwatchable:

“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

Actually, I have some inside info on how Jeff Zucker is going to be using him until his contract runs out in September, and I’m sure it will work out.

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:

Ah, first off we have some important business to take care of…it’s time to celebrate Greg at Rhymes With Right’s birthday! The big day was actually yesterday, but we’ll celebrate it today:

I had this cake made up special:

For liquid refreshment, an assortment of Shiner Bock, of course.

With some nice, tender bar-b-cued brisket and my own special sauce:

Greg’s one of the few Council members who was here when I came aboard, so I’ve gotten to know him pretty well and vice versa. He’s been a good friend over the years, and the Council definitely wouldn’t be the same without him. When my site was targeted by Leftards and suspended by Blogger a few years back, Greg was one of those who offered me posting privileges over at his site for the few days it took until Google got its act together  realized what had happened and put me back online. I haven’t forgotten that.

Happy Birthday Greg, give the Darling Democrat a hug and a kiss for me, and many, many more.



Bookworm Room was cited at Ace of Spades HQ, interesting read!

Liberty’s Spirit has a new piece up at the Times of Israel, Inclusion for those with Disabilities Requires Educating Society

Nice Deb has a new piece up at Breitbart, White House Threatens To Veto House IRS Bill


This week, The Pirate’s Covet and Tel-Chai Nation 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 contest 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?

So, without further ado, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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