Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Name Caller-in-Chief

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Posted by    Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:14am 7/13/2012 at 9:14am

He is what he’s always been.

He’s not a nice guy who’s in over his head.

He always has campaigned by finding enemies and demonizing people.  It was the essence of his campaign in 2008, but at least he could cover it with words like hope and change.

Not this time around, though.  It’s...

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First we’ll come for the Thespians

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Posted by    Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:00am 7/13/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Pam:

Hi – I am a longtime reader who has never contributed, but I love the blog – especially the bumper sticker category.

I just had to send this picture of an acquaintance’s car – not surprisingly, the owner is from lower Fairfield County, CT and works in higher education. The fact that the car festooned with these liberal gems is a Prius is just icing on the cake.

The one on the top left is hard to read in the photo, but it says OMG GOP WTF!

[images removed 3-26-2014]

 
 
 

A clarifying day

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Posted by    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:40pm 7/12/2012 at 11:40pm

I think today has been clarifying.  Whatever pretense of civility existed in the Obama campaign is gone.

It’s okay, perfectly okay with the President for his campaign staff to call Mitt Romney a liar and potential criminal:

“No,” Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt said in response to a question from POLITICO about whether the...

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Boston Globe repackages its 2002 Romney Bain CEO story as breaking news

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Posted by    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 1:31pm 7/12/2012 at 1:31pm

The Boston Globe has broken the story that Mitt Romney remained CEO of Bain Capital until 2001, even though he has said he was not involved in deals after 1999.  This story is being treated as some sort of revelation,

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Report exposes Penn State

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Posted by    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 12:10pm 7/12/2012 at 12:10pm

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh released his report on sexual abuse at Penn State, and it was scathing.  Via State College:

Louis Freeh, the former FBI director, left nothing to the imagination in his much-anticipated presentment Thursday morning.

There was an effort made by the four most powerful men at Penn State to...

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I’ve got it: The “Hot and Burning” program

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Posted by    Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7:00am 7/12/2012 at 7:00am

At which point you say, “please don’t give them any ideas.”

A second photo taken by Ryan on his drive outside Kansas City:

The trailer is located on highway 71 south of Kansas City, MO.

Some enterprising American decided to park a semi trailer in his field and use it as a billboard.

As you can see, someone disagreed with the message and attempted to silence him…though I’m not surprised that a liberal failed at something as simple as starting a fire.

Perhaps he can find a government program that will help him be more efficient at arson?

Update:  Ryan emails –

Someone commented that it had burned up last fall. I actually took that pic last summer, though I do not remember ever seeing it destroyed up to the last time I drove on that route in January. I’ve been deployed to Afghanistan since then (currently sitting in Kuwait), so maybe it’s gone now.

 
 
 

All the Hollywood stars, and all the Emily’s List money, can’t put Elizabeth Warren’s credibility together again

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:56pm 7/11/2012 at 6:56pm

Scott Brown raised over $5 million in the 2nd Quarter of 2012, his best fundraising quarter yet, but less than Elizabeth Warren raised in the quarter, via Boston Globe:

Scott Brown’s campaign said this evening that he raised $5 million in the most recent fundraising quarter, his best to date in a Senate race, but...

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Allen West targeted by new Soros-backed SuperPAC

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:50pm 7/11/2012 at 3:50pm

I have mentioned before how Allen West is on the top 10 target list for Democrats this year, Dem SuperPAC targeting “Tea Party 10″.

For that reason, among others, West is on the Operation Counterweight list, and we have a separate Focus Page with his website and other links.

Now a SuperPAC has been...

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Boooo

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12:48pm 7/11/2012 at 12:48pm

I thought it was disrespectful and racist to boo, even on policy matters.

At least that’s what we’re told when there is a virtual boo of Obama in the right blogosphere, or someone shouts out at Obama.

Now I don’t think there was a racial motive to the booing of Romney when he...

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I just want you to know

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:31am 7/11/2012 at 10:31am

that I post TaxProf’s quarterly law professor blog rankings merely for informational purposes.

External measures like blog traffic are not important to me.

No, I blog for the personal satisfaction of expressing my views to complete strangers who communicate with me using fake names.

That and that alone is enough to keep me going.

So...

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Exclusive – Elizabeth Warren relative researched ancestry, called Indian claim a rumor

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8:30am 7/11/2012 at 8:30am

Elizabeth Warren has claimed that being Native American is part of who she is because her mother and Aunt Bee told stories about Native American heritage.

Warren also asserts that her parents had to elope because of hostility from her...

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“A well regulated militia

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 7:00am 7/11/2012 at 7:00am

being dangerous to the security of a totalitarian state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall be infringed.”

From reader Ryan:

Saw the truck on an off-ramp on I-70 in Kansas City, MO.

 
 
 

Jesse Jackson Jr. mystery deepens

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:28pm 7/10/2012 at 7:28pm

Anne has written about this before, Why is Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. still MIA?

Now even Democratic pols are wondering out loud what is going on.  Via The Hill:

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mysterious disappearance from public life led to new calls by Illinois Democrats on Tuesday for him to give voters more...

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Applying Title IX to science enrollment – what possibly could go wrong?

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 4:27pm 7/10/2012 at 4:27pm

A lot, according to Hans Bader, who sees a coming quota system in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math enrollment:

Quotas limiting the number of male students in science may be imposed by the Education Department in 2013. The White House has promised that “new guidelines will also be issued to grant-receiving universities...

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Harry Reid still is Harry Reid

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 1:33pm 7/10/2012 at 1:33pm

Up to his usual games, via The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled a vote Tuesday to bring up legislation to extend tax relief to small businesses that increase their payrolls.

Republicans question whether it...

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“Someone tried to pull a Warren in AZ”

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12:16pm 7/10/2012 at 12:16pm

“To pull a Warren”

I think we have us a new — what’s the word — descriptor for falsely claiming minority status.

Via The Daily Caller:

A Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona is facing questions about why she is mysteriously and...

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Obama is an outsourcer with our money

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:01am 7/10/2012 at 11:01am

The whole outsourcing attack on Romney is stupid, because there’s no evidence he actually outsourced jobs abroad, and being able to use global labor where there is no American equivalent makes American corporations more competitive. The question is whether there were any abusive means used, and there are none as...

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