The Washington Times - February 5, 2010, 09:45AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Junior high student arrested for doodling in class, How a “nice American girl” became a Jihadist, and Daily presidential tracking poll.


On Monday 12-year-old Alexa Gonzalez was “doodling” her little heart out on her desk in Junior High School 190 in Forest Hills when she got busted, handcuffed, and escorted to the police precinct across the street, where she was detained for several hours. 
Like a small but increasing number of “westernized” Muslim women, Aafia Siddiqui joined her local mosque (in her case, the Roxbury, MA mosque) and started to veil, and as she did, her ambitions became aggressively jihadic.
Rasmussen: Daily presidential tracking poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 28% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove which Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. The President received a modest bounce in his ratings following the State-of-the-Union Address, but today’s results suggest that the bounce is fading