Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 20)
 

Jesse Jackson to Obama: Pardon Hillary

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:30pm 11/16/2016 at 8:30pm

Our ongoing (and still open) poll on whether President Trump should pardon Hillary shows overwhelming opposition.

But, as was mentioned in the comments to that post, we may not get there.

Obama may do it first.

Jesse Jackson opened up the issue in an appeal to Obama, as reported in The Detroit...

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Prosecution Theory of Rasmea Odeh’s Incentive To Lie About Being Tortured into Confessing

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 4:15pm 11/16/2016 at 4:15pm

Rasmea Odeh is the terrorist member of the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the 1969 bombing of the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. Rasmea also was convicted of...

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Oberlin College fires Prof. Joy Karega after antisemitic Facebook posts

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00am 11/16/2016 at 7:00am

You may remember Joy Karega, the Oberlin College “Social Justice Writing” Professor who put numerous anti-Semitic posts and graphics on Facebook.

Karega was a supporter of the anti-Israel boycott movement, and hosted an event promoting BDS right around the time the controversy over her Facebook posts erupted. But she wasn’t questioned and...

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Turkey continues roundup of academics, still no progressive academic boycott calls

https://twitter.com/MahirZeynalov/status/798185888408707076
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:30pm 11/15/2016 at 9:30pm
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I guess this is now a continuing series.

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is gutting any remnants of opposition by attacking numerous aspects of civil society, including particularly academia.

Yet *shockingly* none of the progressive professors who demand a boycott of Israeli universities and academia are organizing a boycott of Turkish Universities.

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Keith Ellison’s troubling relationship with anti-Israel groups

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/15/2016 at 7:00pm
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As reported the other day, Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota has the backing of several top Democrats to become Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Top Dems rally around radical Keith Ellison for DNC Chair:

The lesson Democrats are learning from the evisceration of the Democratic Party at the state level, the continuing...

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Oberlin students on Trump victory: “The world is going to end tomorrow”

http://oberlinreview.org/11716/news/election-day-rattles-oberlin-with-trump-election/
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Posted by    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30am 11/15/2016 at 7:30am
http://oberlinreview.org/11716/news/election-day-rattles-oberlin-with-trump-election/

This may partly explain the vicious attempt by Oberlin students to shut down a local bakery after a black student was arrested for shoplifting.

The Oberlin Review reports, Election Day Rattles Oberlin with Trump Election

Waves of fear and shock spread across campus Tuesday night as an unlikely reality set in: Donald Trump...

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Anti-Israel activists already trying to hijack anti-Trump protests

https://twitter.com/Madi_Hatter/status/796543613396275200
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Posted by    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/14/2016 at 2:30pm
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Anti-Israel activists, usually acting under the banner of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, repeatedly try to hijack unrelated causes to turn them against Israel.

We have documented such actions many times, including with regard to Ferguson (Michael Brown) and Baltimore (Freddie Gray) riots, Eric Garner protests, the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest, domestic ...

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This liberal attitude explains why Trump won

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Posted by    Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:45am 11/14/2016 at 10:45am

Noticed the map referring most of the country as “Dumbfukistan” being passed around on Twitter and elsewhere.

It perfectly demonstrates why Trump won.

And why Democrats/Liberals (no difference at this point) have been eviscerated in most of the states.

This is the New Yorker map referred to in my tweet:

 
 
 

Bakery targeted by Oberlin College #BlackLivesMatter fights back

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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/13/2016 at 7:30pm

Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio, has been in business since 1885.

It sells a variety of baked goods along with wine and other foods.

On November 9, 2016, Gibson’s employees noticed what they thought was a person shoplifting two bottles of wine hidden in his jacket. That alleged shoplifter was a black Oberlin...

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Palestinian UN Envoy threatens Trump: If US Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make Their Life Miserable’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsyWQAj1ws8&feature=youtu.be
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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 12:05pm 11/13/2016 at 12:05pm
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Prof. Miriam Elman had a post earlier today on Donald Trump’s promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Israel’s capitol, U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

It’s worth highlighting one piece of news in that post, via Haaretz, Palestinian UN Envoy: If Trump Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make His...

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The Bataclan reopens one year after Paris Terror Attacks

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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11:00am 11/13/2016 at 11:00am
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It was one year ago, November 13, 2015, that Islamic terrorists attacked the Bataclan theater in Paris.

Our then-live post chronicled the events, LIVE VIDEO AND UPDATES: Paris Terror Attacks Leave 100+ Dead, Borders Closed and City Under Curfew.

There were multiple attacks around the city, including at the Stade de France:

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SNL manages to politicize Hallelujah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-_ZDrypec
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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:40am 11/13/2016 at 9:40am
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I don’t watch Saturday Night Live anymore, and haven’t in well over a decade.

It’s just not funny, and almost always is anti-Republican and anti-conservative.

Last night Kate McKinnon — in the role of Hillary Clinton — did a respectable rendition of Hallelujah, in memory of Leonard Cohen. We covered the original and...

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11.0 MAGAnitude Earthquake Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:00am 11/13/2016 at 9:00am

I don’t know if there has been as momentous a week in the 8-year history of Legal Insurrection.

Certainly, the election of Obama in 2008 and 20012, the retaking of the House in 2010 and the continuing wave in 2014 were yuge. As was the surprise (except to us) victory of Scott...

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Apocalypse Soon? Are Dems on verge of being unable to stop Constitutional Amendments?

https://twitter.com/marcportermagee/status/797462124788379648
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Posted by    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:55pm 11/12/2016 at 8:55pm
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Several days ago I published Democrats devastated at state level in 2016 elections:

In the past 8 years Republicans have made devastating gains at the state level, taking over numerous state houses and other statewide offices, and state legislatures. It’s been the equivalent of washing the sand out from under the Democratic political house, depriving...

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NY Times: Sorry not sorry for biased reporting

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Posted by    Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/12/2016 at 7:00pm

Apparently the NY Times is reeling from its abysmal, over-the-top, foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Trump “news” coverage.

Mark Halperin of Bloomberg News and Joe Scarborough noted the bias regarding election results coverage:

MARK HALPERIN: Look at the headline of this story. [Featured Image] Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog...

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Hallelujah

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Posted by    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30pm 11/11/2016 at 7:30pm

Leonard Cohen passed away.

Rolling Stone reports:

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died Monday at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the singer’s Facebook page Thursday evening.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter...

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Man with gun keeps Portland rioters away from his apartment bldg

http://ktla.com/2016/11/11/anti-trump-rally-in-portland-turns-into-riot-during-3rd-night-of-protests/
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Posted by    Friday, November 11, 2016 at 2:00pm 11/11/2016 at 2:00pm
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The anti-Trump riots in Portland were vicious.

KGW8 has numerous videos of the rioting.

This poor woman, who apparently was pregnant, was attacked in her car by the mob. (Original video at KGW8)

Rioters tr...

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