Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 60)
 

Leaving New York (no, not me, just a lot of other folks)

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Posted by    Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:33am 12/28/2015 at 11:33am

This is no surprise, particularly given the dismal economic situation in upstate NY.

The government under pressure from political activists shut down any hope of fracking even though it works fine elsewhere and has kept parts of Pennsylvania economically alive for years; regulations and taxes are strangling businesses; and almost every day...

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“anti-Israel groups are explicit in their appeal to racial animus”

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Posted by    Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/27/2015 at 7:30pm

I was interviewed recently by Legal Insurrection reader Dr. Kenneth Friedman, for the Baltimore Jewish family magazine, Where What When:

The WHERE WHAT WHEN is a monthly family magazine of Jewish information, inspiration, and opinion. Established in 1985, it is Baltimore’s liveliest Jewish magazine, approximate readership is 40,000. The Where What When is...

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U. Haifa Arab students shout down Yale supporter of coexistence

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:32pm 12/26/2015 at 9:32pm

We have carried many stories over the years about anti-Israel activists in Europe and the U.S. using the heckler’s veto to shut down speeches and events.

A recent example was at the University of Texas at Austin, when members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee disrupted an Israel Studies event, then claimed their...

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Male Feminists get no respect

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Posted by    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/26/2015 at 7:30pm

“Male feminists” have been taking it on the chin lately.

They get no respect, not even from female feminists, who view them variously as (a) insincere sheep in wolves clothing, dressing up in feminist garb to score with the ladies, or (b) sincere, but incapable of divesting themselves of all vestiges of...

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Christmas Tweet of the Day circa 2011

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 5:00pm 12/25/2015 at 5:00pm

Long before Leslie Eastman started writing for Legal Insurrection, she was a reader and fan.

On Christmas Day 2011, we fulfilled her wish, Christmas Tweet of the Day:

I’m not promising to be this easy all the time, but I do try to accomodate the hopes and prayers of the huddled masses, whenever possible.

So...

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Best Christmas political cartoon ever

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 3:30pm

First published in December 2013, Merry Me-mas.

 
 
 

Merry Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 9:00am 12/25/2015 at 9:00am

The Featured Image was sent to me in 2013 by a reader.

Maybe it’s true, everything really is bigger in Texas. On the other hand, maybe they just think everything is bigger.

This year I’ve been drawing on Christmas Eve and Day posts from prior years. Here’s another:

Christmas Day is when conservative Jewish...

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A Social Network Christmas

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Posted by    Friday, December 25, 2015 at 7:30am 12/25/2015 at 7:30am

We first ran this video on Christmas Day 2010.

Kathleen wrote:

Merry Christmas everyone!

There’s a viral video going around called ‘A Social Network Christmas.’ It retains the story, so … I’d be curious to know everyone’s thoughts on it. I’m not particularly fond of the fusion of the two media myself….

 
 
 

Christmas Eve in the Ardennes 1944

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Posted by    Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:22pm 12/24/2015 at 10:22pm

Last Christmas Eve I posted Christmas 1944: The Battle of the Bulge – Christmas Eve in the Ardennes.

It’s a story that needs to be told, particularly to generations for whom Christmas Eve has meant only safety and security. Head over to the link for video and photos, as well as stories of the men...

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Progressive Killjoys: How to discuss climate change at Christmas Dinner

https://twitter.com/bustle/status/477480398705156096
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Posted by    Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 12/24/2015 at 7:00pm
https://twitter.com/bustle/status/477480398705156096

On Christmas Day 2011, as part of our “Open” post, we noted the following:

What a bunch of kill joys, How to Discuss Climate Change With Your Uncle During the Holidays (because after racist relatives, climate change deniers are the biggest problem at family Christmas dinners).

The advice was from a guest contributor at ...

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This story’s ending gives me hope that anti-Israel campus hate is doomed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8hJVj2g_0
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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:50pm 12/23/2015 at 8:50pm
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On Tuesday night, February 25, 2014, I stayed up late watching the live stream of the UCLA student council debate over an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

It was one of many such resolutions on campuses at a time when groups like Students for Justice in Palestine were in an aggressive posture, particularly at...

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Cruz monkey cartoon – Make liberal media live by its own rules

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 12/23/2015 at 1:00pm

Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes drew a cartoon showing Ted Cruz’s children as monkeys dancing to his tune.

The pretext was that the children appeared in a campaign ad. As if this is the first time children have appeared in a political context.

There was a firestorm of controversy, and the cartoon...

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Hillary plays the teary eyes and bullied cards, again

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/clinton-important-to-stand-up-to-bullies-590378051524
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Posted by    Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00am 12/23/2015 at 10:00am
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/clinton-important-to-stand-up-to-bullies-590378051524

Hillary lives with Bill Clinton.

It’s doubtful there is ANYTHING that could truly shock or dismay her when it comes to frat-boy-like behavior. Or sexual innuendo.

Donald Trump said Hillary got “schlonged” in the 2008 election. Trump’s explanation is that it means to be beaten badly:

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ISIS didn’t need Trump to recruit and grow, it had the Obama-Clinton foreign policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMXHqaVsZ0
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Posted by    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/22/2015 at 2:30pm
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Hillary Clinton flat-out lied when she claimed during the Democratic Debate on December 19, 2015, that ISIS was showing videos of Donald Trump’s immigration comments as a recruiting tool.

Despite the lack of any proof of the video claim, Team Hillary is refusing to apologize, and instead has fallen back on the...

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Let #BlackLivesMatter protest at Mall of America (UPDATE)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p32jaqIu4aI
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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:31pm 12/21/2015 at 9:31pm
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The Mall of America has gone to court seeking an injunction against Black Lives Matter protesters disrupting shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve day.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports on the hearing held in court today:

With a planned demonstration by Black Lives Matter at the Mall of America less than two...

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Gallup confirms Dems getting more liberal

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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:45pm 12/21/2015 at 7:45pm

In early October 2015 we wrote about an academic study showing Democrats Moving Left Faster Than Republicans Moving Right:

The meme we’ve been hearing for years is that radical right-wing “hard liners” are hijacking the Republican party and forcing it to the right; however, an interesting new study argues that Democrats are...

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“Hamas lawyer” Stanley Cohen out of prison

http://nyti.ms/1pyS6Yh
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Posted by    Monday, December 21, 2015 at 4:45pm 12/21/2015 at 4:45pm
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You may remember our coverage of the federal prosecution of Stanley Cohen on a charge of failing to file federal income tax returns for several years.

Cohen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, starting January 2015. It...

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