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Water Cooler Archive: May 2010


  • Video: Mavi Marmara passengers attacking IDF soldiers

    This video shows Israeli Defense Forces boarding the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish ship in the 'Free Gaza' Flotilla. The IDF is being violently attacked by demonsrrators on board who are wielding metal poles and chairs. Obviously, The passengers on the flotilla were not "peace activists" as some in other media outlets might have some think. The clip above shows one of the passengers throwing an IDF soldier over the side of the ship, and the clip below shows so called "peace activists" stabbing an IDF s Published May 31 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: GOP upbeat about gubernatorial prospects...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: GOP upbeat about gubernatorial prospects, 60% favor repeal of health care law, When masculine virtues go out of fashion. Published May 31 2010

  • Florida bloggers respond to oil spill, drilling moratorium

    President Obama extended the 30-day moratorium on offshore drilling to six months, shutting down plans to drill two test wells in Alaska and prompting a response from Florida bloggers. Published May 29 2010

  • Warrior pride ride: Civic activism on two wheels

    Phil Dwyer and Jake Allen call themselves 'contribuventurists,' a portmanteau that means, basically, they go on adventures to raise money for worthy causes. This Sunday, they will embark on 277 mile bike ride to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project – an organization that helps soldiers wounded abroad integrate back into civilian life at home. Published May 29 2010

  • Sestak talks to press while Issa looks on

    Congressman Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, spoke to reporters on Friday about the White House memo revealing former president Bill Clinton as the individual who asked him to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senatorial primary in exchange for a job. I asked Mr. Sestak if he ever thought what was happening could have risen to the level of a misdemeanor or a felony. "If I ever thought anything had been wrong about this, I would have reported it," he said. Published May 29 2010

  • Did the White House commit a crime?

    In a memo, the White House revealed on Friday that former President Bill Clinton was the mystery individual who asked Congressman Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, to drop out of the Senatorial primary against Senator Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat. However, it is being reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel directed Mr. Clinton to make the ask of Rep. Sestak. Mr. Sestak refused and went on to beat Mr. Specter in this month's primary election, but Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican and ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would not give up on his inquiry into the matter. Published May 28 2010

  • Blind Sheikh prosecutor on jihad and the West

    A profound misunderstanding of Islam and a cultural tendency to see terrorism as the errant behavior of a few could transform the West for the worse if perceptions do not soon change, Andrew McCarthy, a federal prosecutor in the first World Trade Center bombing trial, said this week at a Heritage Foundation event. Published May 28 2010

  • House votes to permit repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    The House voted on Thursday evening to allow the Defense Department to repeal the ban on gay and bisexual military personnel from serving openly in the armed forces. Commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell," the 1993 military policy took one step closer to being lifted. In a 234 to 194 vote, 5 Republicans voted in favor of the measure, while 26 Democrats voted against the amendment adopted to the annual Pentagon policy bill. Published May 28 2010

  • Princess Diana's lawyer talks anti-Semitism, Obama and Islamism

    He is probably best known in his native Britain for representing Diana, Princess of Wales, in her 1996 divorce from Prince Charles, but he’s recently come out with a history of anti-Semitism (“Trials of the Diaspora,” Oxford, $45.00, 864 pages) that was called “astonishingly thorough” by the Daily Telegraph and “fiercely relevant” by the New York Times. Published May 27 2010

  • Video: Sestak on original W.H. job offer claim - I was being honest

    President Barack Obama told reporters on Thursday that his administration would respond “shortly” to charges about an individual in his administration offering Rep. Joseph Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, a job in exchange for dropping out of his primary race against Senator Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Democrat. Published May 27 2010

  • State Department: Hikers jailed in Iran are 'detainees'

    One must wonder when the administration will begin to view the three imprisoned Americans as hostages of the Iranian regime. Published May 24 2010

  • Spin Zone: Pole dancing at Gaylord National Convention Center

    We attend the First International Pole & Exotic Dance Fitness Convention and Expo at the Gaylord National Convention Center near Washington. Published May 24 2010

  • DRAFT

    DRAFT Published May 24 2010

  • Round-up: Brown Votes with Democrats

    Round-up: Brown Votes with Democrats Published May 24 2010

  • Local Blogs Round-up: Djou's Victory

    Local Blogs Round-up: Djou's Victory Published May 24 2010

  • Poll: Floridians favor immigration law like Arizona's

    Florida's Baywatch 9 News is reporting that a majority of Floridians would support an immigration law like Arizona. Published May 24 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Awlaki not among FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ terrorists...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Awlaki not among FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ terrorists; Our heartless inattention to the collapse of marriage, Stealth unionization plot survives another attempt to kill it. Published May 24 2010

  • Calif. penal code 834b not enforceable, but fed law covers immigration inquiries

    Following the L.A. City Council's boycott of Arizona as a result of Arizona's passage of  their immigration bill known as SB 1070, a number of blogs were interested in how California, a border state itself, handles its own immigration issues. Published May 23 2010

  • Local Blogs Round-up: Arizona Immigration Law

    Local Blog Round-up: Arizona Immigration Law Published May 21 2010

  • Local Blogs Round-up: Arkansas Democratic Primary

    Local Blogs Round-up: Arkansas Democratic Primary Published May 21 2010