Water Cooler Archive: October 2009


  • Video: Enviro-media throws out filmmaker McAleer

    Back in September, during the New York CIty premier of the environmentalist film The Age of Stupid, filmmaker of Not Evil Just Wrong Phelim McAleer was thrown out of the event after asking questions of attendees. Published October 12 2009

  • Local news blogging: CA water battle

    California's water policies take center stage this week as the state legislature meets for a special session Monday following Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's request. Published October 12 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: Our twisted foreign policy towards the Taliban...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Our twisted foreign policy towards the Taliban, why debating liberals can be so frustrating, and 2010 may very well be a rude awakening to certain Democrats who sailed through in '06 and '08. Published October 12 2009

  • Video: ESPN's Steven A. Smith defends Limbaugh's bid for the Rams

    ESPN's Steven Smith defended Rush Limbaugh after stories arose that players would not play for the talk radio host.  Mr. Smith believes otherwise.  Published October 12 2009

  • Attributed to Kevin Jennings: Killing someone who calls you a f****t is not a surprise

    Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings wrote the following piece in the September 29, 1998 issue of The Advocate: Published October 11 2009

  • Navy Secretary: Women 'soon' will serve on submarines

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Thursday that women would soon serve on submarines reversing a long time ban by the Navy.  Published October 10 2009

  • Mark Steyn on Obama's Nobel

    The most popular headline at the Real Clear Politics Web site the other day was: “Is Obama Becoming A Joke?” With brilliant comedic timing, the very next morning, the Norwegians gave him the Nobel Peace Prize. Published October 9 2009

  • NY's GOP ACORN endorsed candidate

    New York's 23rd Congressional District seat was recently vacated by Republican John McHugh after President Obama appointed the upstate New York former congressman to be the Secretary of the Army.  A special election to be held on November 3 is scheduled to fill Mr. McHugh's old seat.  However, conservatives and GOP activists are not necessarily thrilled with the New York's GOP local county committee chairmen's nomination for the GOP candidate. Published October 9 2009

  • Comments from DOJ address on Watercooler

    Only two comments were left by Department of Justice computers on WashingtonTimes.com this year.   Published October 9 2009

  • Local news blogging: Rangel's troubles deepen

    Rep. Charles Rangle can barely see out of the hole he's dug himself in to as repeated ethics violation claims continue to build.  T   Published October 9 2009

  • Updated: Bloggers as surprised over Obama Nobel Peace Prize win as White House

    President Obama may have been snubbed by the International Olympic Committee last week in Copenhagen, but the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee gave the president a boost this morning by presenting him with the Nobel Peace Prize. The response from various bloggers both conservative and liberal and is that of shock to say the least.  However, not every supporter of Mr. Obama believes he deserved the award just yet. Published October 9 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: Pelosi wants 'windfall profits tax'...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize for 'what he might be able to do,' Nancy Pelosi wants a "windfall profits tax" on insurance companies, and two New York GOP congressional candidates for a special election are compared. Published October 9 2009

  • Local news blogging: Tight NJ gubernatorial race

    The New Jersey gubernatorial race between incumbent Jon Corzine and GOP candidate Chris Cristie is too close to call three weeks before election day.  Polls show both candidates in lockstep and rhetoric is revving up on both sides. New Jersey bloggers offer poll updates, commentary, and campaign news. Published October 8 2009

  • DOJ denies existence of a 'blog squad'

    Various conservative blogs are talking about the existence of a "blog squad" at the U.S. Justice Department.  The website, the muffled oar writes that a  blogging unit formed within the Department of Justice to counter websites with posts, articles, and user comments critical of the Obama administration. Published October 8 2009

  • Gender bender ACORN scandal in Cleveland

    ACORN has figured out how to register one person more than once.  Establish that individual as the other gender in another alias. Matthew Vadum at the American Spectator writes about an unusual ACORN story involving dual gender aliases and the usual voter fraud. Published October 8 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: Thirteen Senate Republicans back Obama approps bills

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: 13 Senate Gop'ers voted for all of Obama's appropriations bill,  check out the top ten anti-Obamacare videos, and is Obama becoming a joke? Published October 8 2009

  • Local news blogging: Deeds crumbling in VA race

    The Virginia gubernatorial race is in full control of Republican candidate Robert McDonnell.  One month before elections, Mr. McDonnell holds an average 7.6 percent poll lead over Democrat opponent Creigh Deeds, and the White House appears to be backing away from full-fledged support of Mr. Deeds Bloggers in Virginia discuss. Published October 7 2009

  • VIDEO- Kevin Jennings: Every aspiring teacher should be required to take an LGBT course

      This video comes from NYU's Apr 25, 2008 "Gender, Schooling and New York City" Education Policy Breakfast. Kevin Jennings answers a question about what sort of policy could be implemented to counteract the "negative impact of stereotypes" against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered students by their teachers. (transcript below)   Published October 7 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: caught on video - Chavez thugs take over land from Venezuelan farmer

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Chavez redistribution thug tactics caught on video, Michael Moore says only a wuss is scared of Al Qaeda, Shocking revelation: Republicans do not watch Keith Olbermann : Published October 7 2009

  • Video: Michele Bachmann weighs in on ACORN and Coleman/Franken race

    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) spoke to conservative bloggers at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.  In the video clip below she discussed ACORN's possible involvement in the Coleman/Franken race this past election as well as her floor speech on school clinics and abortion. Published October 6 2009

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