Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 333)
 

Some say it (*) looked like a gun

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 9:32am 12/21/2011 at 9:32am

* a piece of pizza shaped like a gun.

This is from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file (h/t @SteveEgg via @SykesCharlie):

For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the “silent table” for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say...

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Kamikaze conservative

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 8:30am 12/21/2011 at 8:30am

Ann, we get it, you support Mitt and you don’t like Newt.  Nothing wrong with that, everyone is entitled to an opinion.

But in the quest to sink the U.S.S. Newt, you are becoming a political kamikaze.

First, you played the birther card on the entire Tea Party movement, claiming that the only reason Romney does not...

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C*V*L*TY

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:00am 12/21/2011 at 7:00am

From reader John, who writes:

Taken at Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers, NY, on Sunday. At least it wasn’t on a Subaru.

 
 
 

A lying campaign slogan is a terrible thing to lose, stuff

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:30pm 12/20/2011 at 4:30pm

As you know, I’m wary of PolitiFact, particularly the inconsistency with which the various participating newspapers apply ratings.

But hey, when it works for us, why not use it, Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’.  The timing could not be better.  Paul Krugman says PolitiFact is dead to him.  Matt Yglsesias...

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Jennifer Rubin misrepresents Newt’s position on Pollard clemency

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 3:24pm 12/20/2011 at 3:24pm

Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post has a post today in which she contrasts Mitt Romney’s non-pandering to the Jewish community with Newt Gingrich’s supposed pandering.

She highlights Jonathan Pollard, an American convicted of spying for Israel, and whether he should be granted clemency.  She quotes Romney as saying:

On the topic of...

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Start screaming in 5, 4, 3, 2 …

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:30pm 12/20/2011 at 1:30pm

From The Daily News:

Santa won’t bother going to poor countries this year, so the United Nations Children’s Fund will go instead — or at least that’s the message behind a satirical new UNICEF advertisement released in Sweden….

In a sometimes confusing and grammatically questionable rant, Santa then explains why health care doesn’t...

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Thomas Sowell contrasted with anti-Newt Romney PAC money

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:04pm 12/20/2011 at 12:04pm

Thomas Sowell has an interesting column today pushing back against the demonization of Newt.  It’s not an endorsement, but it sure sounds like Sowell is not liking all the hate being directed Newt’s way (h/t jeannebodine in the Tip Line):

Did Gingrich ruffle some feathers when he was Speaker of the House? Yes,...

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Iranian surprise?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:43am 12/20/2011 at 9:43am

Iran will not be allowed to get nukes, and is a year or less away.  So says Leon Panetta:

The U.S. Secretary of Defense said Monday night that Iran will not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. In an interview, Leon Panetta, said despite the efforts to disrupt the Iranian nuclear...

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Romney mocks Newt on Letterman, really

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:59am 12/20/2011 at 8:59am

Why do Republican politicians go on Letterman?  I know it’s good exposure, but it’s exposure that always comes with a price.

Letterman always makes the Republican look bad and weak.  I said it when

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Survival of the fittest

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 7:00am 12/20/2011 at 7:00am

From Linda, spotted in Franklin, TN:

 
 
 

Save America, defeat Charlie Sykes

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:16pm 12/19/2011 at 7:16pm

Democrats in Wisconsin are trying to make Charlie Sykes, the great conservative talk show host and blogger, a campaign issue in the recall.

Sounds like a plan, a stupid plan:

From Charlie’s blog:

Pure political genius if a state political party running against a talk show host and the largest radio station in the...

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Pollday stuff

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 5:50pm 12/19/2011 at 5:50pm

A lot of polls today showing Newt weakening substantially, and he’s finally doing a major media buy in Iowa starting with this ad, and launching a 44-stop bus tour.  I...

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Will Ben Nelson run?

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:55pm 12/19/2011 at 2:55pm

He says he will make a decision over the holidays, and Democrats in Washington desperately want him to run even though he is in a weakened position because of the Cornhusker Kickback.

The NRSC has released a web ad which highlights Nelson’s problem (h/t HotAir).  I still prefer the farewell video produced...

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Death of Dear Leader Tweet of the Day

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1:47pm 12/19/2011 at 1:47pm

From @TobyHarnden:

 
 
 

You can criticize Newt’s judicial plan without lying about it

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 11:28am 12/19/2011 at 11:28am

Newt Gingrich wants to restore a balance between the branches of government, and address what a lot of people see as an imperial judiciary.

His white paper lays out a variety of mechanisms, most of which are not controversial.  One in particular, that Congress should subpoena judges in rare circumstances to explain judicial...

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Bain drip drip

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:49am 12/19/2011 at 10:49am

Mitt Romney’s days at and after Bain have been largely unexamined in the primaries.  None of the other candidates has the resources and organization to do the research, but others are and it will hurt Romney’s come the general election if he is the nominee because people will hear the details...

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Irony is winning the Iowa caucuses

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Posted by    Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:49am 12/19/2011 at 8:49am

How ironic would it be if a month-long onslaught by conservative media and attack ads run against Newt non-stop by a Mitt Romney supporting SuperPAC resulted in Ron Paul winning the Iowa caucuses?  Paul also is running attack ads, but without the rest of the pile on, they would not have...

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