Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 2)
 

Bibi’s Back – Deal reached for Netanyahu to serve as Prime Minister in new unity government

https://twitter.com/netanyahu/status/1174023794396151808
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Posted by    Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00pm 3/26/2020 at 6:00pm
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The magician pulls another rabbit out of his hat.

The last we checked, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell just short in his effort to build a ruling coalition after the third election in a year ended in stalemate again. Rival Benny Gantz’ Blue and White coalition was given the nod to...

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Trump Press Conferences a massive ratings hit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tt5USmtU8
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:07pm 3/25/2020 at 4:07pm
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The other day I noted thatRachel Maddow and others call on networks not to broadcast Trump coronavirus press conferences.

I pointed out that the claim by Maddow and others is that Trump presents a false or misleading view of the health problem, but in fact it is Maddow and other liberal talking...

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Gallup: 60% Support Trump’s handling of pandemic, overall support surges to 49%

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00pm 3/24/2020 at 5:00pm
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If you only listened to Democrat politicians and read the mainstream media and Twitter, you’d think that the nation was soundly against Trump’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

It is a vicious little bubble of malignant personalities and broken souls whose sole job is to damage Trump at all costs, even...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci: Press unfairly trying to “pit” him against Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj9F4_xYciM
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:10pm 3/24/2020 at 1:10pm
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The anti-Trump mainstream media is trying to portray Dr. Anthony Fauci as in some sort of conflict with Trump, with Trump as the villain.

The New York Times wrote, Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He’s Losing His Patience

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Pelosi’s extortion is a spark that may start a national fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZx6RoeCGU
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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/23/2020 at 9:00pm
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Nancy Pelosi, with a major assist from Elizabeth Warren and the capitulation of Chuck Schumer, scuttled Senate negotiations Sunday over a rescue bill to help people left unemployed and businesses at risk of collapse from a government-ordered economic shutdown in response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

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Democrats’ Rescue Bill Plan: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision”

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Posted by    Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:35am 3/23/2020 at 9:35am
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Nancy Pelosi didn’t just swoop in out of nowhere to kill the bipartisan Senate bill.

It was part of the plan since at least last Thursday, when Senate negotiations kicked off with the Republican goal of a vote on the bill today.

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Hillary and Chinese Gov’t Reading From Same Script In Calling Trump Racist Over “Chinese Virus”

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Posted by    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 9:30pm 3/22/2020 at 9:30pm

Two weeks ago we noted that Democrats and the media were attacking Trump as racist for using the term “China virus.” That was part of a wide effort not only to ban that term, but any term tying the coronovirus to China.

That effort started from the moment Trump restricted travel from...

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Support your local businesses, while they still exist

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/21/2020 at 9:00pm

I went to Walmart early this morning, hoping to pick up a few things before the crowds arrived.

The bad news is the shelves were really picked over, frighteningly so, and not just for food. The good news is the aisles were filled with wrapped pallets of food and assorted other things,...

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Rachel Maddow and others call on networks not to broadcast Trump coronavirus press conferences

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Posted by    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/21/2020 at 7:30pm

Donald Trump’s daily press conferences, attended by numerous senior health and other officials, are a must-watch. Enormous information is provided by officials, and Trump signals where he thinks the crisis is going. Trump spends an hour or more taking reporter questions, some of which are hostile.

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Biden has all but disappeared during Wuhan coronavirus crisis, as #WhereIsJoe? trends

https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1241062427942440960
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Posted by    Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:30pm 3/20/2020 at 8:30pm
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Donald Trump’s daily press conferences on Wuhan coronavirus updates is must watch TV. Trump and various health and senior officials spend close to two hours providing detailed information, and then subject themselves to an hour or more of questions from reporters.

It’s spellbinding at times, with Trump clearly in command. It’s what...

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Ghost Towns USA

Used with permission reader WAJ
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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00pm 3/19/2020 at 9:00pm
Used with permission reader WAJ

A reader sent me the image above, of Park Avenue in Manhattan just before 5 p.m. today. The height of ‘rush hour.’

This is a major avenue in the heart of our largest city, that in normal times would be jam-packed with cars, and taxis, and delivery trucks, and pedestrians. But it...

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Nikki Haley Resigns from Boeing Board in Protest of $60 Billion Bailout Request

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Posted by    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/19/2020 at 7:30pm

Former U.N Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has resigned form the Board of Directors of Boeing, in protest of Boeing’s request for a $60 billion federal government bailout.

The following statement by Haley, dated March 16, 2020, was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of a ...

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Elizabeth Warren exploits coronavirus crisis to push unrelated corporate reforms

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/elizabeth-warren-explains-economic-stimulus-coronavirus-package-80736325796
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:45pm 3/18/2020 at 1:45pm
https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/elizabeth-warren-explains-economic-stimulus-coronavirus-package-80736325796

Rahm Emanuel once said:

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that [is] it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before.

Elizabeth Warren is taking that...

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A Wuhan Coronavirus Message to Our Legal Insurrection Family

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:30pm 3/16/2020 at 7:30pm

My inbox has been flooded with messages from almost every company I’ve interacted with assuring me that they have a plan on how to deal with the Wuhan Coronavirus (none of them use that name, of course).

The airlines, the banks, the hotels, the domain host, the lawyers, the accountants, … even...

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Bye-Bye Bibi, hello Prime Minister Benny Gantz? (maybe, maybe not)

https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Gantz-arrives-at-Presidents-House-to-receive-mandate-to-form-govt-621147
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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1:00pm 3/16/2020 at 1:00pm
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Last time we checked, the dysfunctional Israeli political system had just completed its third attempt in a year to elect a Prime Minister.

Based on the exit polls, it appeared that Bibi Netanyahu would be the next Prime Minster, with his Likud Party and other religious and right-wing parties obtaining a majority.

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On the beach, waiting for Wuhan coronavirus

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Posted by    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:30pm 3/14/2020 at 8:30pm

There are a small number of movies that had a profound impact on me as a child. Having grown up in the generation for whom nuclear war was the looming threat, many of those formative movies concerned the aftermath of nuclear war.

I particularly remember Fail Safe and Dr. Strangelove.

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Reader: “Did you see all the f*** face reporters trying to take down Trump?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFSlIUkkopw
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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:45pm 3/13/2020 at 6:45pm
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Yesterday I wrote about the mounting fury toward the media for it’s blatant exploitation and weaponization of the Wuhan coronavirus public health threat, NY Times reporter: “disdain for and distrust of the media right now is worse than I’ve seen at any point throughout this presidency”.

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