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Water Cooler Archive: October 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: Cass Sunstein's chilling internet 'rumor' busting advocacy...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Obama Requlatory Czar Cass Sunstein ideas to crack down on internet "rumors", Rep. Alan Grayson may have spoke too soon, and Ron Reagan jr. reminds us he does not have his dad's class either. Published October 2 2009

  • Local news blogging: Okla. ACCORN planned state takeover

    Documents recovered from an abandoned ACORN office in Oklahoma City reveal the organization's power-mongering plans to take over that state's legislature. According to Oklahoma Watchdog, which obtained some of the documents, ACORN had a five-year plan to obtain “power” in the state. The documents lay it out plainly: “Therefore, the route to power is twofold: First, build powerful city organizations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa that can control these municipalities. Second, become an influential organization by shaping a handful of strategic legislative districts that, by themselves, can change who controls the state legislature.”     A limited number of Oklahoma bloggers attack the issue. Published October 1 2009

  • VIDEO: Wade Rathke denies Patrick Gaspard's involvement in ACORN

    Co-founder of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now(ACORN) Wade Rathke spoke to a small group at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday about ACORN scandals and his new book. Published October 1 2009

  • Off the beaten path online: Polanski defender Whoopie Goldberg speaks for Toys "R" Us too...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Toys "R" Us spokeswoman Whoopie Goldberg defends Roman Polanski, President Obama says he knows what direction to take the country in, but he can't find the right podium to tell everybody else, and a telling quote from Roman Polanski.: Published October 1 2009