The Washington Times - December 7, 2009, 07:54AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama may dictate climate change regulation without Congress, Britain’s Brown call’s climate change skeptics “flat earthers, and If the public option stands, senators say they’ll block a vote on health care bill. 

  • Yid With Lid: Obama to dictate climate change regulation without Congress
    As the POTUS feels that the economy must be repainted “green” whether man-made global warming is true or not, and whether or not it will hurt our already damaged economy, the EPA is about to declare CO2 a public danger.   
  • Hot Air: Brown: AGW skeptics are “flat-Earthers”
“Anti-science”?  Maybe those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  As Dr. Pachauri himself notes, the entire issue with the East Anglia CRU is that they weren’t doing science, but advocacy.
  • CNS NewsIf ‘Public Option’ Stands, Senators Say They’ll Block A Vote on Health Care Bill

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) repeated their opposition to a “public option” in a final Senate health care bill when asked if there were any circumstances in which they would vote for cloture on the bill if it includes a government-run insurance program.