Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 60)
 

End the Occupation of Catalonia? (#CataloniaVotes)(UPDATE – Independence parties win majority)

https://youtu.be/PDHDedIHmoU
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Posted by    Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 9/27/2015 at 1:30pm
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The Catalonia region of Spain is voting today in local elections which, while not directly an independence vote, are considered a proxy for independence support.

Background on Catalonia and Spain is explained in this English-language Spanish website, An historical look at the drive for an independent state of Catalonia.

This Vox-like Spanish website...

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Hands Up, Don’t Clock!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:20pm 9/26/2015 at 9:20pm

I’m glad that I’m late to the story of Ahmed Mohamed, because others have done the work to debunk much of the media narrative of a young tinkerer and inventor wrongly singled out because he is Muslim and abused by police and the school for the crime of “being brown.”

The story...

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Fiorina faces down protester: “I support your health care. I don’t support butchering babies.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1DRY7Enk0
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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/26/2015 at 7:30pm
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The headline at most websites covering Carly Fiorina’s campaign today is that Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Fiorina, via ABC13 in Iowa:

Planned Parenthood protesters threw condoms at Carly Fiorina today while she campaigned at a tailgate party for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The protesters, some of whom were affiliated with the women’s...

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Bill Clinton on Hillary’s problems: Everyone is out to get her

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4:32pm 9/26/2015 at 4:32pm

Bill Clinton has something of a historical role reversal.

Whereas in the 1990s it was Hillary complaining of the vast right wing conspiracy against Bill, now it’s Bill complaining of the vast right wing conspiracy against Hillary.

The New York Times reports, ...

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Thank you for your service

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Posted by    Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:00am 9/26/2015 at 7:00am

From Bob, taken in Logan, Utah on September 19, 2015:

Pick one.

Uh, that would be hard.

Bumper Stickers - Logan Utah - Full Vehicle

 
 
 

Reports: Hillary did NOT turn over all work-related emails

https://twitter.com/Bridget_PJM/status/633759714334085120
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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:11pm 9/25/2015 at 4:11pm
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Remember when Hillary Clinton submitted a Declaration under penalty of perjury in a Judicial Watch FOIA case that all work related emails had been turned over to the State Department?

And I asked the question Did Hillary just walk into a perjury trap over her emails?

And remember when Hillary repeatedly told us...

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John Boehner resigning at end of October

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:34am 9/25/2015 at 10:34am

Speaker John Boehner will resign from his House seat at the end of October.

The Hill reports:

Speaker John Boehner told GOP lawmakers on Friday he will resign at the end of October.

The embattled Ohio Republican will resign from both his Speakership and his House seat, he told GOP lawmakers at a...

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Superintendent: Third Grade event “politically skewed, inflammatory” against Israel

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Posted by    Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00am 9/25/2015 at 7:00am

In a stunning development, Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of Schools, Ithaca (NY) City School District, has acknowledged that serious anti-Israel agitation took place when controversial Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi appeared with local anti-Israel activists before third graders, ending in a call to activism:

“In a closing statement of how students could help, a...

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New Poll: Republican voters bailing on Jeb in Florida, moving to Marco

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 6:21pm 9/22/2015 at 6:21pm

There are two big stories in a Florida Atlantic University poll of Republican voters to be released tomorrow.

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports, Poll: Marco Rubio pulls ahead of Jeb Bush in Florida; Hillary Clinton in trouble:

Marco Rubio has overtaken Jeb Bush among Florida Republicans, as he benefits from positive reviews of his...

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Unions and progressives can gloat, but Walker’s returning to finish the job he started

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 9/22/2015 at 1:00pm

Wisconsin radio talk show host Charlie Sykes interviewed Scott Walker confidante John Hiller on Walker’s decision to end the campaign, and on Walker’s future.

The money quote emphasized at Syke’s website, RightWisconsin, was that Walker “Was At Peace With the Whole Thing“:

John Hiller, a closer confidant of Scott Walker, told Charlie Sykes...

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Scott Walker Watch: Dropping out? Update – Yup

https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/646084962903552000
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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2015 at 5:00pm 9/21/2015 at 5:00pm
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Scott Walker has a 6 p.m. Eastern press conference, at which he is expected to drop out of the race according to numerous news reports, such as this from the NY Times.

His speech:

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Condolences to Mary Katharine Ham and family

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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:15pm 9/21/2015 at 4:15pm

Mary Katharine Ham’s husband Jake Brewer was killed over the weekend during a long-distance cycling ride as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, when he lost control of his bike and crashed into a car.

When I heard the news my thoughts after the enormity of the loss were that it...

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Maybe “Death to America” really does mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/5hu17z/the-colbert-report-juan-cole
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Posted by    Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11:42am 9/21/2015 at 11:42am
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed what we all, ahem, knew, that when hundreds of thousands of Iranians led by the Iranian leadership chant “Death to America,” they don’t really mean it.

He didn’t say “I’d really like to visit Disneyland,” but he did downplay the significance.

What they mean is, well, here’s the...

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Anti-Israel activism hits elementary school in Ithaca, NY (Update)

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Posted by    Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 8:30pm 9/20/2015 at 8:30pm

See this important update: Superintendent: Third Grade event “politically skewed, inflammatory” against Israel

An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade class as part of a presentation on the suffering of Palestinian children at the...

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Trump: No, it’s not my obligation to defend Obama

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Posted by    Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:18pm 9/19/2015 at 9:18pm

We noted the other day that Donald Trump caught enormous media and political flak because he did not challenge someone in the audience at a town hall who called Obama a Muslim and not American, Hillary *shocked* people still believe Obama-Muslim claim she started

Trump finally has spoken about the issue, and...

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Sderot (Israel) under rocket attack again

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Posted by    Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:30pm 9/18/2015 at 2:30pm

Last spring I visited Sderot, the Israeli town on the Gaza border.

Sderot is best known internationally as the town most frequently under rocket attack with almost no warning because of the short distance. Sderot has developed extensive shelter systems, as I discussed in Israelis shelter in place near Gaza. The system...

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Hillary *shocked* people still believe Obama-Muslim claim she started

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Posted by    Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:30am 9/18/2015 at 11:30am
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At a large Donald Trump event yesterday, someone in the crowd asked a question which accused Barack Obama of being Muslim and complained about Muslims. Trump appeared to brush off the question mid-stream, but didn’t denounce the claims, and was vague enough in his response to...

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