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Water Cooler Archive: May 2010


  • Audio: Rep. Weiner poo poo's new CBO health care estimate showing larger cost

    Democrats know their new health care law is not gaining any new fans, and the new numbers coming out of the Congressional Budget Office prove what everybody else had been saying all along. The health care legislation is too expensive, and we cannot afford it, but don’t tell that to Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat. Chasing after Mr. Weiner after he spoke at a union gathering of nurses, I asked him about what he thinks about CBO coming out with numbers that went way over the projected estimate prior the health care vote in March. Published May 12 2010

  • Book: White House's chilly response to whether Obama golf date with Limbaugh was possible

    AccordingAccording to Zev Chafets new book "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One,"  coming out on May 25 from Sentinel, an explosive back and forth between the White House and conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh happened when, President Obama was asked if he would play a round of golf with the radio star.  Published May 12 2010

  • Dems on the hill to lib allies: dial back immigration protests/boycott strategy

    Polls continue to show that Arizonans and Americans at large continue to support SB 1070, and some Capitol Hill politicians, while critical of Arizona’s immigration bill seem to prefer employing actions other than protests and boycotts. Published May 12 2010

  • So much for racial profiling at ice cream shops, Mr. President

    An illegal immigrant who became known as the "ice cream killer" flew beneath immigration authorities' radar for way too long, while our president spends too much time worrying about the wrong people at ice cream shops. Published May 10 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: DCCC pulls out of Hawaii special election race...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: DCCC pulls out of Hawaii special election race, Kagan: THIS Harriet Miers will get confirmed, Kagan: THIS Harriet Miers will get confirmed. Published May 10 2010

  • Barney Frank 2006 video: Banks forced to report too much

    Congressman Barney Frank made some startling admissions about the housing financial crisis and his capability to handle it. Published May 9 2010

  • Poll: Obama lost almost half of U.S. Jewish suport

    It looks like a core group that supported President Barack Obama during his election is dropping their support for him by half. These kinds of numbers are astounding, and Democrats running for office in even safe blue districts should not necessarily be waving over the president during the campaign season to help them with their re-election campaigns, because no incumbent appears to be safe. Published May 9 2010

  • Healthy Choices Act driven by motives other than nutrition?

    Congressman Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat introduced his healthy choices act this week. The bill, presented as a way to give Americans more access to healthier eating and physical activities seems relatively innocuous. The problem, however, is  some of the recent issues regarding American transportation that is tied into the anti-obesity initiative as well as the healthy choices act. Published May 7 2010

  • ICC anti-Americanism is here to stay

    Obama has said he would like to United States to join the International Criminal Court. But U.S. further engagement with the ICC will not help the United States, panelists at a Friday Heritage Foundation event said. Published May 7 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Girl says rape counselor raped her...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Girl says rape counselor raped her, GM's bailout payback claims: untrue at any speed! or, wasn't it supposed to be used car salesmen who were such liars?,  Four journalists banned from Gitmo coverage for outing an interrogator. Published May 7 2010

  • Joan Rivers critical of Obama economic policy

    As mentioned in my previous post, comedienne and television celebrity Joan Rivers spoke with me about her frustration regarding airline security handling of Times Square terror suspect Faisal Shahzad, an individual who was on the no-fly list, got past airline security at the gates and made it on to a jetliner bound for Dubai. Fortunately, the pilot was notified of Shahzad's no-fly status before takeoff and Shahzad was arrested and taken into custody. Published May 5 2010

  • Airline security harder on Joan Rivers and Ted Kennedy but gave 'ok' to Shahzad

     If those in power among the rich and famous are considered threats at our airports but actual threats are allowed on to our airplanes like the 9/11 terrorists, Shahzad, and the notorious underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, then our priorities better start changing pretty quickly.  Apparently, federal government aviation officials and a good number of their employees have yet to figure that out.  Published May 5 2010

  • White House silent as PA decides to move offices to east Jerusalem

    Palestinian Authority to move offices to east Jerusalem, White House silent Published May 5 2010

  • Inouye: Concern among Hawaiian Democrats about Djou

    "I need a Democrat that will support my agenda in Congress," Obama says. "I need someone that will hold Wall Street and the big special interests accountable. It's crucial that you vote and that you vote Democratic."  Published May 4 2010

  • D.C. watchdog group files formal complaint with FTC slamming GM's 'misleading' TV ad

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute today filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that General Motors misleadingly claimed in a national TV ad that the company has paid back taxpayer bailout loans. Published May 4 2010

  • Hispanic agitators in D.C. mobilize for 'mother country'

    The "amnesty for all" groups will continue to vilify Arizona and try to bring over the majority of Americans who remain unconvinced that Arizona's immigration law goes too far. Published May 3 2010

  • Sources tell local Phoenix station Arpaio will announce run for governor

    Sources tell an ABC news affiliate in Phoenix that Maricopa County's Sheriff Joe Arpaio will likely announce he is running for governor in Arizona on Monday. Published May 2 2010

  • Audio: worker on exploded oil rig talks to radio's Mark Levin

    The Right Scoop has posted audio of a show segment from radio host Mark Levin who spoke to an individual last Friday who worked on the exploded oil rig in the Gulf. Published May 2 2010