Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 3)
 

Braveheart

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Posted by    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:00am 8/27/2017 at 7:00am

My wife got stuck in a lane reduction traffic jam not far from Albany, NY, a few days ago.

She spotted this vehicle.

It’s upstate flyover country, so the guy probably gets a lot of thumbs up signs and friendly honks.

Downstate, in NYC, he’d probably get keyed and have his tires slashed.

 
 
 

Then they came for Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue

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Posted by    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/26/2017 at 8:30pm
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Charlottesville is being exploited to justify some of the worst aspects of the leftist culture war.

Internet censorship by left-leaning internet oligopolies based on demonization of political opposition as “hate”...

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There Goes The Robert E. Lee Week In Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:30am 8/26/2017 at 8:30am
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Before ESPN pulled Asian-American Robert Lee from a U.Va broadcast because his name was too similar to Robert E. Lee, USC came under fire for its mascot’s name being...

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Frankfurt City Council advances law against “deeply antisemitic” BDS movement

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Posted by    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/25/2017 at 7:00pm
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There is a growing recognition of the anti-Semitic nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Anti-Israel activists claim BDS was a spontaneous 2005 call from “Palestinian civil society” for an academic, cultural and economic boycott of Israel to end “the occupation.” (They are deliberately vague on what is occupied,...

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Confused Nancy Pelosi: You can’t “yell wolf in a crowded theater”

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Posted by    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00am 8/25/2017 at 7:00am
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in discussing the limits of free speech, wrote in Schenck v. U.S. (1919):

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”

A lot of people mess up the quote, saying that “you can’t...

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Southern Poverty Law Center money machine cashes in on Charlottesville

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Posted by    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:50pm 8/24/2017 at 8:50pm

I’ve been covering the manipulative “hate” lists put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center for almost eight years, long before it was fashionable to do so.

I took an interest in it because as a past contributor to SPLC, I was deeply offended by the use of these lists to target...

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Media has done more damage to itself than Trump ever could do to it

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Posted by    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:10pm 8/24/2017 at 7:10pm

Is the media the enemy?

Rich Lowry, writing at Politico, notes that the media has come to occupy in Republican politics a unifying opponent once held by the Soviet Union.

His column originally was titled The Media Is Trump’s Soviet Union (and subsequently retitled The Media Is Trump’s Evil Empire):

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Palin v NYT Hearing: Editorial Author pleads ignorance, Court weighing what that means legally

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:00pm 8/23/2017 at 9:00pm

As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, was the primary author of the Editorial, working off a draft prepared by a news staffer.

I discussed...

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PayPal Reinstates Two Anti-Jihad Websites

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00am 8/23/2017 at 10:00am

We recently reported how anti-Jihad websites were the subject of attempts to deprive them of funding and internet access as a result of appearing on “hate” lists from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League.

PayPal cut them off after outreach from ProPublica, as discussed in our post, 

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Mike LaChance – 5th Year Legal Insurrection Anniversary

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 4:15pm 8/22/2017 at 4:15pm
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Dems still trying to manufacture their own “Tea Party” candidates

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00am 8/22/2017 at 10:00am

There they go again.

Ever since Trump’s victory, Democrats have been fixated on creating their own version of the Tea Party movement.

We covered this development a few days before Trump’s inauguration, Dems want to create leftist version of 2010 Tea Party surge:

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Reem’s Oakland bakery seeks Ct order halting protests over terrorist mural

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Posted by    Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:15pm 8/21/2017 at 3:15pm

Rasmea Odeh is the former military member of the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who was convicted in Israel in 1970 of the 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. She also was convicted of the attempted bombing of the...

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Charlottesville is being exploited to attack freedom of speech and internet freedom

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Posted by    Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:45pm 8/20/2017 at 10:45pm

This was a really bad week for freedom of speech and internet freedom.

As documented in my post Gathering Storms And Threats to Liberty, corporations that operate the gateways to the internet, such as domain registrars and services such as Cloudfare, have come under pressure and have capitulated to drive the neo-Nazi website...

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Keep the Faith

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Posted by    Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 7:00am 8/20/2017 at 7:00am

Welcome to my world.

Not Ithaca, this time, Rhode Island.

 
 
 

Democrats own Antifa, just like they owned Occupy

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Posted by    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:30pm 8/19/2017 at 9:30pm
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The Antifa street thugs who have rampaged on college campuses and cities long before Charlottesville have been embraced by the anti-Trump Democratic Resistance.

This should come as no surprise, because Democrats also embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement, from which the Antifa movement evolved, As discussed in my prior post, both are...

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How ‘Bout We Punch You In The Face Week In Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:30am 8/19/2017 at 7:30am
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Mike is on vacation, so I’m resuming the higher ed roundup this weekend and next. It’s a beat I used to work for many years when College Insurrection was a separate website, and it’s one I enjoy. Here goes.

How ’bout we punch you in the face, you Nazi.

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Gathering Storms And Threats to Liberty

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Posted by    Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:40pm 8/18/2017 at 7:40pm
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We’re living in a very dangerous time.

Several things are coming together that pose a serious threat to the liberty of anyone who is right-of-center.

While there are many factors at work, I’ve been focused in recent days on three: (1) Antifa becoming a part of the anti-Trump Resistance; (2) politically-motivated denial of...

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