Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Obama using Israeli leaders in web campaign

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 8:36am 2/21/2012 at 8:36am

Obama has a Jewish problem because of his administration’s Israel policy.  I don’t think the Jewish problem is a great as some recent polling suggests, but there does seem to be movement.

From the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Israeli forces in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, to the unrelenting Iranian...

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Been there

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:00am 2/21/2012 at 7:00am

done that, on a smaller scale.  Didn’t work out that well.

Spotted in a car rear window in Ithaca not far from my house:

 
 
 

The long and whining road

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 4:30pm 2/20/2012 at 4:30pm

thaaaat leads, to:

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In memory of blogger Gina Cobb

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:30pm 2/20/2012 at 2:30pm

Blogger Gina Cobb passed away at the end of last year, as announced in this January 21, 2012, blog post from her family:

It is with tremendous sadness and sorrow that the family announces the recent passing of Gina Cobb. She departed very peacefully to her heavenly home on December 30, 2011. Gina...

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Obama approaches the key 50% mark

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:23pm 2/20/2012 at 1:23pm

If only Obama could get over 50%, he’d have a lock on re-election:

Update:  Remember, because of the implicit marginal rate, people in this category face huge financial disincentives to earning more money.

 
 
 

Idioms need not apply

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:07pm 2/20/2012 at 12:07pm

“Chink in the armor” is a non-racial idiom, not a single word, denoting:

A vulnerable area, as in Putting things off to the last minute is the chink in Pat’s arm...

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What is wrong with this picture?

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10:40am 2/20/2012 at 10:40am

Other than everything?

It’s a theme I’ve been harping on since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of this campaign season.  Not being someone else is not a reason to vote for you.

Oh, we’ll vote for you if the only someone else is Obama, but we will not...

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Not so happily-ever-aftering

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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:00am 2/20/2012 at 7:00am

even up there in Scamalot.

Thanks to reader Judy, who writes:

I spotted this bumper sticker Saturday (2/18) in Rockport, Massachusetts. (The car was in a parking lot and I was on foot.)

 
 
 

Trouble, trouble trouble trouble

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 7:11pm 2/19/2012 at 7:11pm

The Trouble With Mitt:

It is ludicrous to claim that the fault lies among conservatives for Romney’s precipitous drop among independents, which he’s endured over the past month (in some polls, it’s been a negative swing of 20 points), the primary reason he now lags Obama in most measures. Consider: since Romney...

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Insane brain revealed

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 4:28pm 2/19/2012 at 4:28pm

According to researchers, new MRI time-lapse techniques have been developed to track the brain waves of the insane.

In a normal human, various brain waves representing essential cognitive functions rarely cross paths, and maintain more or less stable trajectories.

In the insane, there are jagged trajectories in which thoughts and processes crisscross multiple...

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I feel Santorum supporters’ pain

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:45am 2/19/2012 at 11:45am

Supporters of Rick Santorum are on Day 3 or 4 of the type of distortion and character assassination which was unleashed on Newt beginning in mid-December, and only paused when Newt dropped in the polls.

In Newt’s case, almost all of it came from Republicans, in the form of Romney’s carpet bombing negative...

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Threats, threats everywhere

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 10:40am 2/19/2012 at 10:40am

Glenn Greenwald had a post Friday titled Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics.

The post concerns Frank VanderSloot, an Idaho businessman who Greenwald alleges bullies political opponents by threatening frivolous defamation and copyright suits.  I don’t know if VanderSloot is guilty as charged by Greenwald, but I suspect the story is...

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Distracted driver

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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 7:00am 2/19/2012 at 7:00am

I’ll try to remember to ask.

Another one from reader Rick, who took this photo in Ithaca (at a stop light, of course) and writes:

This one is non-political, but hilarious. If you don’t get it, please ask me.

 
 
 

The new math

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9:02pm 2/18/2012 at 9:02pm

Obama wins even when he doesn’t win, because the MSM cheats, and that’s a charitable way of putting it:

When is a tie not a tie?  And when is a tie-breaker not a tie-breaker?  When our friends in the liberal media are reporting on Obama….

The Romneys win on a comparison based on Gross...

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All your children are belong to us

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:33pm 2/18/2012 at 2:33pm

This writer at Salon.com argues that liberals should not homeschool their kids, Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your Kids:

Homeschooling is so unevenly regulated from state to state that it is impossible to know exactly how many homeschoolers there are. Estimates range from about 1 million to 2 million children, and the number is...

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Dissenting Justices

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1:06pm 2/18/2012 at 1:06pm

Breaking News — two Supreme Court Justices who voted against the Citizens United decision now believe the decision should be reconsidered.

It is headline worthy at WaPo:

In other news, Water is Wet!

 
 
 

Return of the Bushi Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 11:32am 2/18/2012 at 11:32am

A tweet regarding reports that an unnamed senior Republican Senator asserted to ABC News that if Romney cannot win Michigan, “we need a new candidate.”  The “we” apparently is the Republican political establishment, and the new candidate according to the Senator is Jeb Bush.

To which Ed Morrissey tweets:

Irish Spy responds, “There is...

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