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Water Cooler Archive: August 2010

  • Sen. Reid: How can someone be Hispanic and Republican?

    Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, likely trying to endear himself to Nevada voters who do not like immigration laws like Arizona's SB 1070, made a remark about hispanics at a campaign stop typical of liberals who are comfortable with seeing un-educated latinos dependent on a government pay check. Mr. Reid told supporters on Tuesday, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican,” Mr. Reid said. “Do I need to say more?” Published August 11 2010

  • Waters and Rangel hint Dems are distancing themselves from them

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California Democrat, and Congressman Charles Rangel, New York Democrat, both facing charges from the House Ethics Committee, have hinted that fellow party members at large could very well be turning their backs on them. While there have been calls for Mr. Rangel to resign from 11 Democrats, Maxine Waters has managed to duck such calls. Published August 10 2010

  • Eerie Aspect to Alaska Plane Crash

    Alaska Plane crash today has haunting aspect to it. Published August 10 2010

  • NY Democrats begin to emerge as supporting Ground Zero mosque

    The controversial New York City proposed mosque, known as Cordoba House, made it past a large hurdle last week, when a city panel denied the site landmark status taking the Ground Zero mosque one step closer to becoming a reality. Published August 9 2010

  • Free trade infected by 'green protectionism'

    Unions and industry that want to roll back the progress of free trade increasingly are using environmental causes as a disguise. For years Australian green groups have claimed mass deforestation and illegal logging is occurring in Asia. In response, Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund have advocated for burdensome regulation and trade bans, including on toilet paper. Published August 6 2010

  • 'Cordoba House' was named for a reason

    For all the indignant posturing of the left over angry responses to the recent Cordoba House victory in New York, there has been precious little examination into or explanation of the name of the proposed Islamic center. Published August 5 2010

  • ICE Union employees: ICE Director won't let us enforce U.S. immigration laws

    In the midst of a leaked Department of Homeland Security immigration memo that made it to Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, outlining ways for the Obama Administration to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, the Center for Immigration Studies yesterday posted a letter that was authored on June 11, 2010 by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Union President Chris Crane titled: "VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN ICE DIRECTOR JOHN MORTON AND ODPP ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PHYLLIS COVEN." Published August 5 2010

  • The Liberal interpretation of the Constitution revealed

    In a town hall on July 24, California Congressman Pete Stark gave us a revealing look into the mind of a liberal. He made the following statement regarding the Constitution, “I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life.” While his honesty is admirable, this view is deeply unsettling to Americans who believe in the rule of law. Published August 5 2010

  • Conservatives question anti-prop 8 judge's activism from the bench

    A federal judge on Wednesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage (otherwise known as Proposition 8). Reports say attorneys on both sides of the the case conceded that regardless of the ruling on Wednesday, they are expecting a long appeal process that could take the case up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Published August 5 2010

  • Pelosi to House: Get thee back to Washington and spend more

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced on Wednesday she is calling House members from their recess next week to vote on a $26 billion state aid bill. The legislation, which already passed the Senate through a procedural vote, with 61 members in favor, on Tuesday, will provide further stimulus spending to the states via Medicaid and education programs. Published August 5 2010

  • Rep. Waters worked political power for meeting with Paulson

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told House Ethics Committee investigators that he granted Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, a meeting to discuss the Treasury Department’s role with Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSE’s) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to the House Ethics Committee report, he allowed the meeting solely because Ms. Waters herself asked for it. This put not only Congresswoman Waters in a convenient place but also OneUnited, a bank her husband was professionally and financially vested in. Published August 4 2010

  • GOP calls for homeland security hearing on immigration memo

    Senator Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, called on the administration to “disavow” themselves from the Department of Homeland Security immigration memo that outlined how to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the United States without taking any legislative action in Congress. Published August 3 2010

  • White House must fess up to amnesty by executive order memo

    An internal Department of Homeland Security memo (h/t National Review) originally obtained by Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, is receiving more attention from various media now for its advocacy of giving illegal immigrants amnesty without any act of Congress. Published August 2 2010

  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz to audience: Boycott mid-terms if Dems don't deliver

    Is MSNBC's Ed Schultz trying to further torpedo the Democrats' chances this fall when the mid-term elections roll around? The MSNBC talker is advocating for his fellow liberals to boycott the midterm elections reports Radio Equalizer Brian Maloney Published August 1 2010