Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 672)
 

The Wheels Are Falling Off The Obama Administration

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 3:16pm 3/17/2009 at 3:16pm

Oh boy, has this administration become unhinged in its efforts to force through Obama’sbet the farm” economic plans.

Rahm Emanuel runs anti-opposition campaigns from inside the White House against Rush Limbaugh to take down the...

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Stimulus Project Of The Day: Skateboard Park In Struggling City

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 9:37am 3/17/2009 at 9:37am

Pawtucket, RI, is just north of Providence. Pawtucket (pronounced “p-tuket” to those in...

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Me In Japan

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 9:07am 3/17/2009 at 9:07am


 
 
 

Nude Swiss Hikers Rescue NY Times

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:14pm 3/16/2009 at 11:14pm

The NY Times is desperate. Its revenues are shrinking, it sold its headquarters, and it took out a sub-prime mortgage from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

The Times’ business problems have caused it to put advertising on the front page of the print edition.

But please, did the NY Times have to sink to...

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Picture of Obama Playing Cards

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:59pm 3/16/2009 at 10:59pm

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Update: Get your Obama Sushi while it lasts.

 
 
 

Rhode Island Is No. 1 Again — In Fraud

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 3:05pm 3/16/2009 at 3:05pm

I am so proud. My home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is tops in home mortgage fraud, according to a study just released:

Rhode Island has displaced Florida as the state leading the nation in mortgage fraud, according to a report made public this afternoon by the Mortgage Asset...

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While Obama Played His Campaign Fiddle …

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Posted by    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 2:01pm 3/16/2009 at 2:01pm

Barack Obama is scheduled to go on the Jay Leno show on Thursday, March 19, 2009, as part of his campaign to get the almost $4 trillion budget passed. A few days after the Leno appearance, Obama will be attending $100-$2,500 per plate campaign fundraising events. All the while, Obama has...

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Bullets Do (So Let’s Ban Bullets)

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:09pm 3/15/2009 at 10:09pm

Much has been written about ammunition shortages, and skyrocketing prices. It is about to get worse, as the Obama administration has implemented scrap metal policies which will make it much more difficult for manufacturers to get the material needed for civilian munitions.

An interesting post at And So It Goes In...

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AP On Obama: You’ve Been Punked

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 6:12pm 3/15/2009 at 6:12pm

Change is in the air. Not just that the inside the Beltway pundits are noticing that He is not all that He is cracked up to be. Not just that people are taking to...

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Computer Addiction Is Good For Children

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 9:39am 3/15/2009 at 9:39am

Cyber-aerobics workouts may be the key to curing childhood obesity, according to this Israeli sports center:

The sports center recommends its athletes to develop computer addiction to become strong and handsome. The more time spent at the monitor, the better…. Computer 3D graphics makes your body graphic and precise. If you like...

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Hair Salon Down – Bad

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:14am 3/15/2009 at 8:14am

Just a little true anecdote on how the “rich” cutting back is hurting the “not rich.”

My wife went to a hair salon last Friday. The salon is located on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, near Brown University. This is the premier neighborhood in Providence, with a mix of very...

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Will Krugman Call Obama Narcissist-in-Chief?

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:04pm 3/13/2009 at 9:04pm

In August 2007, Paul Krugman, in an op-ed titled “It’s All About Them” famously labeled Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, the then-leading Republican candidates for President, “narcissists” because they allegedly viewed real problems from the perspective of how they were viewed:

What’s now clear is that the two men most likely to...

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Next Time Call The Blogospheric Neologian, Not Wikipedia

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 7:22pm 3/13/2009 at 7:22pm

There has been a little on-line spat brewing between Robert Stacy (the other) McCain, and one James B. Webb, which resulted in my memorable post Sitemeterenfreude (“deriving pleasure from the failure of other bloggers to generate traffic”) based on this McCain post mocking Webb’s failure to produce:

When you’re through doing that,...

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Summers: Ignore The Excess of Fear (My Boss Created)

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:56pm 3/13/2009 at 1:56pm

Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, says we must overcome the “excess of fear”:

President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser said Friday the nation’s economic crisis has led to an ”excess of fear” among Americans that must be broken...

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Who Is The Grand Master?

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12:42pm 3/13/2009 at 12:42pm

I have been compared to a Jedi Master, the second highest rank, but I think that is overstating things by far. The question is, who is the Grand Master of newbie bloggers?

Is it he who writes the Rules, he without whom there would be no traffic (sapphic or otherwise), or The...

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A Cure For Social Security

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:51am 3/13/2009 at 9:51am

Professor Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame but writing for Forbes, focuses on changing the way we view and treat “old” age as one of the keys to solving the social security problem:

But even much more modest progress–extending healthy middle age from 60 to, say, 80–would permit significant shifts in retirement ages...

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All Is Good In Shreveport

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:46pm 3/12/2009 at 6:46pm

Rule 2 – it’s nice to be nice to the nice — is alive and well in Shreveport:

So, blogoverse, let me clarify my silly previous post and just say that Legal Insurrection is the greatest blog I’ve ever seen. It is full of insightful commentary on the human condition, with a...

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