The Washington Times - March 24, 2010, 07:18AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Rep. Dingell: It’s taken a long time to ‘control the people’, Karzai’s tilt toward Tehran, Some may face penalty for shunning health insurance.

  • American Thinker: Rep. Dingell: It’s taken a long time to ‘control the people’

“Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”

  • NY Post: Karzai’s tilt toward Tehran
It’s wretched enough that our “friend” Ahmed Chalabi has become Iran’s point man in Iraq. Now “our man in Kabul,” President Hamid Karzai, is quietly shifting his loyalty to Tehran.
CNN:  Some may face penalty for shunning health insurance
The health care law signed Tuesday by President Obama is projected to extend insurance coverage to roughly 32 million additional Americans, but what happens to those who don’t get themselves covered by health insurance?