Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Wasserman Schultz payoff to big Dem donor with DNC job for daughter

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Posted by    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 2:34pm 4/6/2012 at 2:34pm

What should have been a two-bit, one-day, not-really-scandal involving photos Dani Gilbert, the new DNC liason to the Jewish community, took a few years back is turning into something much more.  By all appearances, Debbie Wasserman Schultz gave a payoff to big Dem donors by giving their daughter a job at the DNC to...

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War on women continues, Senate candidate calls opponent “whore”

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Posted by    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 9:49am 4/6/2012 at 9:49am

Don’t expect Media Matters to boycott the Senate candidate.

Because the candidate is a Democrat.

And an Israel-hater.

She called her male primary opponent a “whore” for AIPAC.  Via Mediaite:

“I’m dealing with a whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC [The American Israel Public Affairs Committee], who will say anything for...

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CNN proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” why cases should not be tried in the media

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Posted by    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 8:40am 4/6/2012 at 8:40am

If it were not for the fact that a young man is dead, the factual accounts and investigations in the media of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman would be laughable.

There is no better proof that cases should not be tried in the media than the accounts of whether...

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No water was harmed

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Posted by    Friday, April 6, 2012 at 7:00am 4/6/2012 at 7:00am

Spotted in Ithaca, this is a variation on the ubiquitous anti-fracking bumper stickers.

Gas or water?

This driver obviously chose gas, because the car was filthy.

 
 
 

Places I remember

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 8:30pm 4/5/2012 at 8:30pm

For blogs, my “Blogs I Read” list in the sidebar and many of the Blogs to Note are my go to places.  But, I’m constantly on the prowl for better places to get “news” – whatever that means.

As you know, I dropped Politico as a regular visit long ago, although sometimes it’s ...

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“our liberty depends on the freedom of the press …

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 4:37pm 4/5/2012 at 4:37pm

and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

On the other hand:

And so it was written, and so it is done (at 5:45):

“In New York City, which you’re visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs.

If you get one, are you going to give them a slightly...

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Here we go: Lugar up only single digits over Mourdock

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:35pm 4/5/2012 at 1:35pm

This is very big news (h/t Pwire), as it punctures the Richard Lugar air of inevitability:

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar is in the most precarious position of his political career since autumn 1974 when he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Birch Bayh. A Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll released today reveals Lugar with a 42-35%...

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DOJ files letter with 5th Circuit affirming judicial authority

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 1:05pm 4/5/2012 at 1:05pm

The DOJ just filed its letter to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the authority of federal courts to rule on the constitutionality of congressional laws. The letter was signed by Eric Holder, and says in pertinent part:

The longstanding, historical position ofthe United States regarding judicial review of the constitutionality of...

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Zimmerman racial slur narrative falling apart

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 12:10pm 4/5/2012 at 12:10pm

As with so much else in this case, the original media report of George Zimmerman using the pejorative “coons,” which has been accepted as true and then repeated endlessly by the left blogosphere and mainstream media, now is in doubt.

An enhanced analysis now appears to indicate Zimmerman said “cold.”

Some of the...

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Some election integrity in Wisconsin is more equal (Update: Nickolaus steps aside)

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11:08am 4/5/2012 at 11:08am

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an editorial today calling on Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus to resign prior to the June 5 recall elections because of her late reporting of votes in the Prosser-Kloppenberg contest last year and in the recent Republican primary.  In neither case was her count inaccurate,...

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Christie on the Golan

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:00am 4/5/2012 at 10:00am

Chris Christie is visiting Israel, and got a chance to look out at Syria from the Golan Heights.

Tweet of the Day from @jennaportnoy:

 
 
 

Conservatives better wake up to anti-conservative boycott movements

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 8:51am 4/5/2012 at 8:51am

You all know about the secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh advertisers. Media Matters threw its full weight into the boycott, continues to work on it, and so-called “independent” groups continue to tweet away and call mostly local advertisers.

The boycott intimidation tactics failed to remove Limbaugh from radio, but not for lack...

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New neighborhood watchman

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Posted by    Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 7:00am 4/5/2012 at 7:00am

Um, there’s so much I could say, so many comparisons I could make.

But I’m not going to go there.  Because he knows who has been naughty, and I don’t want to get fishy flagged or end up on an #attackwatch list like Fuzzy.

From a reader who prefers to remain anonymous since he lives in and took this photo in Portland, Oregon, where speaking ill of the watchman is not taken to kindly:

 
 
 

If Romney loses to Obama, it will be because of his supporters not his opponents

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:42pm 4/4/2012 at 7:42pm

You knew this was coming, the attempt to blame a Romney loss to Obama on comments made about Romney by other candidates.

Jamie Weinstein at The Daily Caller (via HotAir) writes that Newt’s legacy will be that his criticisms of Romney will be featured in Obama ads:

If Gingrich’s White House run is...

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“I find your comments … borderline offensive”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 4:55pm 4/4/2012 at 4:55pm

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was interviewed by Doug McIntyre of California radio station 790 KABC regarding Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was named Chairman of the Democratic National Convention.

McIntyre ripped into Villaraigosa’s record, to which Wasserman-Schultz responded:

“I really find your comments disappointing and borderline offensive.”

Borderline offensive? Offensive as in ….?  You know she...

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Anti-Romney conservatives are “like birthers”

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:57pm 4/4/2012 at 3:57pm

I knew I shouldn’t have looked back.

I have not read Jennifer Rubin in weeks. She has become so odious in her Romneyquest that reading her posts is like sipping poison; it doesn’t kill you but it makes you nauseated.

Every time I read one of her insulting pieces it reminds me of the...

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If you are going to keep your laws off their bodies …

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12:02pm 4/4/2012 at 12:02pm

on what basis would sex-selective abortion be regulated?

I previously highlighted the problem, When A Woman’s Right To Choose Results In Fewer Women – In The U.S.

Via James Pethokoukis comes this article about the spread of sex-selective abortion...

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