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Water Cooler Archive: March 2010

  • Fund set up to help family of slain Marine

    In October of 2007 the father of slain Marine, Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, was awarded  $6 million in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and $2 million for causing emotional distress as a result of a lawsuit filed against the hideous group from Topeka, Kanas calling themselves the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). WBC, headed up by Fred Phelps and his wife Shirley, targeted Lance Cpl Snyder's funeral with vitriolic signs as they have with other military funerals. The victory for the Snyder family, however, was short lived, as the suit was thrown out on appeal by the Fourth Circuit. Published March 31 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: The ominous ‘S-word’ – secession...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The ominous ‘S-word’ – secession, Liberals in vitriol denial, March 31 is Terri's Day. Published March 31 2010

  • Pence calls president's drilling announcement a 'smokescreen'

      President Barack Obama announced today his administration would pursue to expand offshore drilling.     Published March 31 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Pro-Life Dems who switched vote for health bill request billions in earmarks...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Pro-Life Democrats who switched vote for health bill request billions in earmarks, Time for apologies to Tea Partiers, ObamaCare underwater again--GOP surges on generic ballot. Published March 30 2010

  • First doctors group sue to overturn health care act

     It looks as if it is not just State attorneys general that are filing a lawsuit against the new health care law recently passed by the Democrats and signed into law by President Obama. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) put out a statement regarding their lawsuit to overturn the new health care act. Published March 29 2010

  • Dems look to muzzle businesses taking hits from health care law

    Congressman Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California, and Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak called on CEO's of AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Deere & Co., and Caterpillar Inc. to give proof that the businesses' claims that under the new health care act the companies would lose millions if not billions of dollars Published March 29 2010

  • Instituting law . . . the Obama way

    A new graphic created by Americans for Prosperity does a great job showing how the Obama administration manages to create law without going through the usual legislative process. Published March 27 2010

  • Forget about 'Earth Hour', turn everything on

    While the World Wildlife Fund is encouraging everyone all over the planet to shut off their lights and anything else running on electricity at 8:30 P.M. in any time zone tonight to celebrate "Earth Hour," the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington D.C. based think tank, is telling everyone to turn everything on at that time instead and celebrate "Human Achievement Hour." Published March 27 2010

  • Tea Party Express tells 'faker' Scott Ashjian to 'Get Lost!'

    The Tea Party Express and other conservative Nevada-based groups are telling self-proclaimed "Tea Party" candidate for the U.S. Senate, Scott Ashjian, to take a hike. Published March 27 2010

  • Rep. Grayson says Jewish congressman used Nazi tactics

    Yid with Lid has posted audio of further vitriol coming from liberal Democrat Congressman from Florida Alan Grayson towards Republican House GOP whip from Virginia, Eric Cantor. Mr. Grayson called for Mr. Cantor's resignation over the Republican's statement regarding a bullet that was shot at his campaign office in Richmond. In this clip, Mr. Grayson compared the statement of fellow Jewish congressman, Mr. Cantor, to the Nazi's burning of the Reichstag. Published March 26 2010

  • Lib talk radio host calls for deaths of Limbaugh, Beck, and O'Reilly

    Liberals continue to accuse conservatives of fanning the flames of violence following the passage of the health care legislation last week. Yet,  Radio Equalizer's Brian Maloney captured some audio today of liberal talk radio host Mike Malloy. Mr. Malloy spews vitriolic rhetoric in the clip and calls for violent deaths of notable TV and radio personalities Rush Limabaugh, Glenn Beck, and Bill O'Reilly Published March 26 2010

  • Dems bring race issue into A.G. healthcare lawsuits

    At a press conference on Thursday morning, Democratic Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, both from Texas, equated the suits filed by fourteen state attorneys general, particularly that of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, fighting the health care bill recently passed in Congress, to the suits that were filed following the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act. Published March 26 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Former N.J. Gov Jon Corzine's pay package is $5M-plus...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Former N.J. Gov Jon Corzine's pay package is $5M-plus, Scozzafava may face primary challenge, Tea Party rally draws more than 400 in Old Town. Published March 26 2010

  • Baucus: People will be 'wealthier' under new health care act

    President Barack Obama made a campaign promise that he would not raise  taxes on individuals making under $200,000 or couples under $250,000. However, Senator Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, made a statement on the floor this week that seems to dispute Mr. Obama’s tax pledge. Published March 25 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: McConnell eyes majority...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: McConnell eyes majority, Birthday cake awaited suicide bomber, Pulling the plug on the "living" Constitution. Published March 25 2010

  • Video: Was spitting incident toward lawmaker intentional?

    Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, is shown walking past protesters, where it seems the alleged spitting incident occurred. Questions remain, however, whether or not the spitting was a result of intense yelling and spitting happened by accident or if the spitter in question intentionally spit on the lawmaker. Published March 24 2010

  • Video: School House Rock's 'I'm Just a Bill' gets updated

    School House Rock was a television series of animated musical educational shorts that aired on Saturday morning children's programming in the 1970's and 1980's. One of the more popular pieces of programming, "I'm Just a Bill," taught children how the U.S. Congress creates laws. Times have changed some, so a parody video of the original recently appeared on You Tube. The parody version, however, appears to be a more accurate version of how our laws are made today.   Published March 24 2010

  • Stupak: Pope doesn't control Catholic lawmakers

    Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, railed against pro-life groups on Tuesday, calling them hypocritical for supporting President Bush's executive order on stem cells and not believing that President Obama's executive order regarding abortion funding in the health care act is "good enough." Mr. Obama is expected to sign the executive order today. Published March 24 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Rep. Dingell: It's taken a long time to 'control the people'...

    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. Published March 24 2010

  • Stupak defends district's Planned Parenthood clinics

    Congressman Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat, is drawing fire from pro-life groups for his support of the health care act, he previously was against before President Obama promised to issue an executive order addressing Mr. Stupak's concerns regarding the federal funding of abortions. I spoke with Mr. Stupak on Tuesday about the issues surrounding his vote. Mr. Obama has yet to sign the executive order as of this posting. Published March 23 2010