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Water Cooler Archive: June 2010

  • White House denies Kyl's claim on Obama border stance

    Senator Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, is standing firm on his statement that President Obama told him in a private meeting that the administration would only secure the border if comprehensive immigration reform legislation was part of border enforcement. Published June 21 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: GOP voters’ enthusiasm higher than 1994...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: GOP voters’ enthusiasm higher than 1994, WH, Kyl clash on securing US-Mexico border, Emanuel leaping or being pushed? Published June 21 2010

  • Kyl: Obama told me no border enforcement before comprehensive immigration reform

    Last Friday, Senator Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, told a group of Arizona voters a startling yet still unsurprising piece of information about President Barack Obama's reason for not securing the border. Published June 20 2010

  • Legal fight over SB 1070 could sink Arizona Dems in November

    The Obama administration’s announcement they will sue Arizona over the state’s recently passed immigration law known as SB 1070 may have some on the left cheering, but Democrats sitting in McCain won districts may not be sitting too pretty on the issue. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, is currently in dangerous re-election waters. Her 8th congressional district was won by Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, in the 2008 presidential election by a +6 margin. Published June 19 2010

  • Obama photo op causes salary loss for workers

    President Barack Obama's visit to a Columbus, Ohio construction site on Friday actually forced the site to close for the day keeping workers off the job and unpaid. According to an NBC news affiliate in Columbus, a worker told them he would lose up to $200.00 in wages. Published June 19 2010

  • Sen. Kerry contradicts Obama on green jobs in Spain

    In light of Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, calling Spain's failed green job program an "anomaly," it is important to remember what President Barack Obama once said about Spain's subsidizing of green jobs. Published June 18 2010

  • The origins of American political anger

    The emergence of the Tea Party movement has brought to light the deep dissatisfaction of Americans with the current direction of the government. Tea Party members have been the target of countless defamatory attacks by liberals and other establishment types. Janeane Garofalo characterized them this way, “This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of tea bagging rednecks.” Published June 18 2010

  • Scalia schools other commencement addresses in his

    High school graduations are comparable -- spiritual sisters, really -- to World Cup matches: three hours of sleep would probably be more productive. Unless Justice Antonin Scalia delivers the commencement address. Published June 18 2010

  • Elton John stands by Israel

    In the midst of music artists and bands like Elvis Costello, the Pixies and Devendra Banhart who are canceling shows in Israel over the country's politics. However, Elton John has risen above them all and stuck to his concert date performance on Thursday in Israel. Published June 18 2010

  • Federal parks become a refuge for illegal immigration

    If you thought environmentalists are to blame for pushing oil rigs into deeper waters where spills like the BP oil disaster happened, the environmentalist agenda does not stop there. Environmental regulations have made it tougher to enforce border security as well. Published June 17 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Obama vs. freedom of the press...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama vs. freedom of the press, NMSNBC trashes Obama's address, Barack Obama embraces his inner Jimmy Carter. Published June 16 2010

  • Al Gore cheating scandal ignites

    From the moment Al and Tipper Gore announced their split two weeks ago, the timing seemed suspicious. The Gores had just celebrated their 40th anniversary weeks before and bought an $8.8 million ocean view mansion in California in late April. The Al Gore cheating scandal, which erupted on Tuesday, came as no surprise to some in Washington. Published June 15 2010

  • Senator Kerry: Spain's failed green job program was an 'anomaly'

    Senators John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, spoke about their climate change bill on Tuesday afternoon touting what they believe to be the benefits of pricing carbon. Republicans jumped at Democrats with the often cited Rahm Emanuel quote of "never letting a crisis go to waste," implying the majority is being disingenuous for suggesting that taxing carbon gasses will somehow prevent oil spills in the future. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, called the Democrats' tactic "inappropriate," while Mr. Kerry branded his and Mr. Lieberman's climate legislation as a "jobs" bill that would enhance national security. Published June 15 2010

  • Rep. Etheridge Assaults Student

    Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat (2nd district), manhandled a student who asked whether or not he supported Obama's political agenda. Published June 14 2010

  • Terror attacks follow IDF checkpoint removal

    Israel caved to pressure from the Obama White House last year to remove checkpoints, but the presence of some of those crossings would probably have prevented several recent terror attacks on Israelis. Published June 14 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: You're losing your plan...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: You're losing your plan, Number of Americans deeming Democrats too liberal hits near-record, Turkey's alliance with Iran is a threat to world peace. Published June 14 2010

  • You Tube pulls Israeli 'We con the world' parody video

    It was only a matter of time, but You Tube has yanked the Israeli video poking fun at Pro-Palestinian militants on the flotilla boats. Published June 13 2010

  • Evidence tampering by Mexican authorities in border shooting?

    Last Monday's shooting of Mexican 15-year old Sergio Hernandez on the southern border by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in El Paso follows the death of an illegal alien, who resisted arrest by authorities and was tasered. Both events have caused further consternation for law enforcement officers involved in handling illegal immigrants. However, the incident in El Paso has sparked questions as to whether Mexican authorities tampered with evidence following the shooting. Mexican authorities told the Associated Press one version of the incident on June 9. However, on June 11 Mexican officials told the AP a very different story. Published June 13 2010

  • Drudge tax story elicits responses in various places

    Our recent editorial on the idea of a Drudge tax is not sitting well with a number of websites and a member of congress. Included in this post are a few reactions. Published June 11 2010

  • VA Supreme Court Rules Against Breakaway Anglicans

    Rules 'division statute' misapplied, church property dispute remains unresolved. Published June 11 2010