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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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)
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 :
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.
Below is audio and a partial transcript of Kevin Jennings', President Obama's safe school czar, thoughts on keeping the Boy Scouts out of the public school system. This is from a 2000 speaking engagement with his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in Iowa. Mr. Jennings also advocated for mandating a gay friendly curriculum in the public schools from kindergarten onward in the same speech.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led an outdoor political rally at the Capitol Tuesday advocating women's health provisions in health care reform packages. Though the gathering was billed as a news conference, Ms. Pelosi wasn't taking any questions. After trumpeting the benefits of health care reform for women, she made a quick exit toward the Capitol doors. She remained tight-lipped as reporters walked beside her asking questions.
President Obama's "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings addressed his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network in Iowa in 2000.
President Obama's "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings addressed his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network in Iowa in 2000. In this audio clip, he talks about Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential win and references it back to a Karl Marx quote.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: ACORN embezzlement was $5 million says La. attorney general, Harry Reid lectures GOP on patriotism, ACORN accused of throwing out GOP voter registrations.