Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Evidence of Media Matters coordination disappears from “independent” anti-Rush group website

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:53pm 3/22/2012 at 9:53pm

I have written multiple posts regarding the coordination between Media Matters and an independent group using the name Boycott Rush, which has a website BoycottRush.org and also the Stop Rush...

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Dick Lugar improperly billed for hotel stays

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:36pm 3/22/2012 at 6:36pm

Dick Lugar has a lot of campaign money.

But he has problems.  In a Tea Party age he is a paradigm of insider Washington politics gone bad (for conservatives).  He has a questionable residence in Indiana, and his local election board even said he couldn’t vote because he had no home in the...

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(Not) Trusting Obama on Israel in Term 2

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 4:47pm 3/22/2012 at 4:47pm

From Seth Mandel:

When foreign policy “realists,” pseudo-realists, and leftists claim that the pro-Israel establishment is preventing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, their argument fails to account for one aspect of recent Mideast history: During the administrations of American presidents seen as favoring Israel, the Jewish state’s leaders made serious offers for a...

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Run, Dennis, Run

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:36pm 3/22/2012 at 3:36pm

When Dennis Kucinich lost his primary in a new district which required him to compete against an incumbent, I was disappointed.

We need a Dennis Kucinich, someone by whom others can be measured — vertically, psychologically, dentally, and bumperstically.

Run in Washington State, Dennis, Run:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is heading back to Washington state...

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Good omen

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 12:09pm 3/22/2012 at 12:09pm

A state senate race in a normally safe Democratic district in New York has Democrats worried.  (h/t reader Tom)

Down to the wire in too-close-to-call Southern Brooklyn Senate race (emphasis mine):

The too-close-to-call state Senate race in southern Brooklyn was down to the  wire Wednesday, with Republican David  Storobin holding a slim lead over...

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$100,000 of ‘grassroots’ anti-Rush activism

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:16am 3/22/2012 at 10:16am

Just as Bill Maher was pleading for an “amnesty” in the political correctness war to silence speech, Media Matters was committing $100,000 to an advertising campaign urging people to call local radio stations to complain about Limbaugh.  Via AP:

The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn...

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Bill Maher reaping what Media Matters has sown

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:18am 3/22/2012 at 9:18am

We live in a world where groups like Media Matters and Think Progress monitor and record every word uttered by any conservative of prominence in the media, hoping to find something “insensitive” with which to mount a campaign to silence the speaker through intimidation of advertisers.

So what goes around come around, and...

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‘Defeat Obama’ sign draws ire of Obama mega-fundraiser, mega support from readers

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Posted by    Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00am 3/22/2012 at 7:00am

Reader IGCBlogger sent an e-mail with the subject line “not a bumper sticker” and wrote:

Prof: Sorry I’m not a particularly good photographer, but this says “Defeat Obama in 2012”. I took it a few days ago in Sarasota, FL, on Tamiami Trail, a major thoroughfare in the city.

Here is some background info:http://sarasota.patch.com/articles/city-responds-to-sign-controversy

The background is that a Florida investor plans to install 10,000 signs around the country with the same message: “Defeat Obama in 2012.”

As the Sarasota Patch reports, when the first sign went up at a property the investor just bought in Sarasota, it incurred the wrath of an Obama mega-fundraiser:

It’s big, and it has the words Obama and 2012 on it, but what the “Defeat Obama in 2012” sign isn’t is an election sign, according to Sarasota, Florida’s city attorney…

However, Caren Lobo, a Democratic fundraiser and wife of an Obama administration official, wrote to Mayor Suzanne Atwell and the city commissioners expressing concern for the negative impact this sign could have on the City of Sarasota. As noted in the public records, Lobo says, in part, “The sign posting is the beginning of a national movement and Sarasota will be the vanguard. And it seems to a lay person like myself as if the logic to get to a legal approval of the sign has tied itself in knots. How unfortunate to put the city in a position to be used like this.”

Lobo is no stranger to the political scene. She and her husband Dick Lobo hosted First Lady Michelle Obama in January at their Sarasota home for a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s campaign.

Dick Lobo is the director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, which oversees the U.S. Government-produced news site Voice of America. Dick Lobo was recommended for the position by Obama and was confirmed by the Senate.

Government media watchers are speculating if Dick Lobo could be appointed by Obama to fill a vacancy in the Broadcasting Board of Govenors, following the January fundraiser.

The Patch ran a reader poll which, as of last night, showed the following public response:

This is just the first of 10,000.  I think the investor who is paying for the signs is getting his money’s worth.

 
 
 

It’s almost over (Update: It’s over)

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:54pm 3/21/2012 at 7:54pm

Update 3-22-2012:  The Toulouse killer was killed in a police raid overnight:

Police stormed the flat where Mohammed Merah was holed up at 09:30 GMT, after a siege that had lasted 32 hours.

Merah fired at officers and was found dead after jumping from a window.

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Reports of an assault on the Toulouse gunman...

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Bye-bye Google Friend Connect

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 6:50pm 3/21/2012 at 6:50pm

Google has done away with Friend Connect for non-Blogspot blogs, which means that 800+ people who followed me that way no longer can do so.

If you are one of the people who followed that way, you can sign up for the RSS feed.

I also started a Google+ page but I’m not really...

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Me on African-American Conservatives radio

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 5:05pm 3/21/2012 at 5:05pm

I was a guest last night on African-American Conservatives radio show.  The topics included Legal Insurrection blog history, the Rush controversy, boycott tactics, the Republican primaries, and Scott Walker.

The segment is embedded below, or you can listen directly

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Shake it and start over

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4:01pm 3/21/2012 at 4:01pm

Robert Costa says Newt’s not going to drop out:

 
 
 

Little guys and gals win one

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:47pm 3/21/2012 at 2:47pm

in Supreme Court against EPA:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled for an Idaho couple who have  been in a four-year battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over the...

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Bush 4 Mitt

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 12:13pm 3/21/2012 at 12:13pm

BREAKING” —

“Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season,” said Bush in a statement. “Primary elections have been held in thirty-f...

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Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30am 3/21/2012 at 9:30am

I have been covering political boycotts frequently since the inception of this blog, including the Prop 8 boycotts, the Mormon Boycott, the DNC boycott, the Beck boycott, the King & Spalding boycott, boycotts of various states for various re...

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Toulouse killer surrounded

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:08am 3/21/2012 at 8:08am

Via The Times of Israel:

Mohammed Merah, the man suspected of the Toulouse Jewish school massacre, was still holed up in his house in northern Toulouse early Wednesday afternoon after a pre-dawn gun battle.

Merah had given up a pistol in exchange for a mobile phone, but still had powerful weapons, including an...

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No change to spare

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:00am 3/21/2012 at 7:00am

From reader Stephanie:

In case you have not seen this bumper sticker.. My younger cousin took the picture in Anthem, AZ and agreed to let me send it to you. Also, thank you for the work you put into the blog. I have greatly enjoyed reading it for the past couple years.

 
 
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