Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 682)
 

It’s Because AstroTurf Is Non-Flammable

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Posted by    Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 12:52pm 8/15/2009 at 12:52pm

The NY Times has discovered that the Health Debate Fails to Ignite Obama’s Grass Roots:

But even among those who turned out for the meetings, many of whom had Obama but...

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Ten Top Reasons I’m Happy About The Glenn Beck Boycott

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Posted by    Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 9:40am 8/15/2009 at 9:40am

A group called Color of Change is putting pressure on advertisers to stop running ads on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News because Glenn Beck said mean things about Barack Obama. Apparently several advertisers, including Geico, Sargento Cheese, and others, have succumbed to the fear.

Needless to say, the enlightened visionaries...

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British Health System Like Abu Ghraib?

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Posted by    Friday, August 14, 2009 at 10:02pm 8/14/2009 at 10:02pm

The Independent newspaper in Britain ran an article titled The Brutal Truth About America’s healthcare, focusing on lack of health services in a poor section of Los Angeles. But at...

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RI Can’t Find Stimulus Money

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Posted by    Friday, August 14, 2009 at 8:16pm 8/14/2009 at 8:16pm

This is great. My home State of Rhode Island says it did not receive promised stimulus money for energy projects. The federal government says it sent the money weeks ago:

The U.S. Department of Energy says it sent about $22 million...

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IRS The New Health Care Enforcer

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Posted by    Friday, August 14, 2009 at 12:05am 8/14/2009 at 12:05am

People often joke that government-run health care will have the efficiency of the motor vehicle department, and the compassion of the Internal Revenue Service. This joke will become reality if present Democratic health restructuring proposals are enacted.

Under both the House and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee bills released...

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Palin Was Against “Death Panels” Before She Was Against “Death Panels”

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 5:21pm 8/13/2009 at 5:21pm

Think Progress, the Democratic policy and media-watch group, has come up with an amazing discovery. Sarah Palin was in favor of voluntary, private counseling so that people could put their end-of-life affairs in order, before she was against government bureaucrats getting involved in a mandatory process as part of health care...

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It’s The Credibility, Stupid

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:28am 8/13/2009 at 10:28am

The political world looked bleak on April 29, 2009, just after Arlen Specter had announced that he was switching to the Democratic Party. The Democrats, understandably crowing, seemed to be unstoppable. The Democratic agenda to control the most minute aspects of our lives through health care restructuring, cap-and-trade, and other forms...

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Someone More Hated Than Sarah Palin

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Posted by    Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 8:01am 8/13/2009 at 8:01am

Camille Paglia, a supporter of Barack Obama, gets it (emphasis mine):

As a libertarian and refugee from the authoritarian Roman Catholic church of my youth, I simply do not understand the drift...

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Day of Embarrassment for U.S.

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 6:31am 8/12/2009 at 6:31am

Mary Robinson will get the United States Medal of Freedom today.

Ms. Robinson presided over the 2001 “”World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance,” in Durban, South Africa. Durban was an anti-Semitic hate fest, a grotesque and macabre exercise in linguistic word games in which anti-semites marched under the...

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Because Only The Far Right Says Mean Things

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 7:47pm 8/11/2009 at 7:47pm

FreedomWorks, which had the temerity and meanness of spirit to encourage people to attend town hall meetings, was subjected to an organized attempt to jam its phone lines, much like happened to the Republican National Committee. FreedomWorks has published the audio files of some of the phone calls it received (obligatory...

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The “I Will Not” Debate

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 4:42pm 8/11/2009 at 4:42pm

The notion of August being a time to debate the specifics of the Democratic and Obama health care restructuring plan is something of a misnomer, since there is no single plan. The illusion is being created of a true debate, but in fact we are debating a moving and ill-defined target....

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Now The Left Doesn’t Know Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 9:16am 8/11/2009 at 9:16am

“We don’t know who Obama really is,” or words to that effect, has been a standard theme of people opposed to Obama’s election and governance. What I called the “Door No. 2” effect in the very first post I did on this blog, back on October 12, 2008.

Now avowed supporters of...

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The Caricatures Of August

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 3:30pm 8/10/2009 at 3:30pm

What is it about this August. It seems that every caricature of Democratic incompetence, intolerance, snobbery, tax-and-spendiness, and manipulation is coming true right before our very eyes:

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President Protects Critic’s Right To Speak At Town Hall

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 9:52am 8/10/2009 at 9:52am

Not this President, that one. The bad one who wanted to strip us of all our freedoms.

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Our Leaders Versus the Un-Americans

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Posted by    Monday, August 10, 2009 at 6:38am 8/10/2009 at 6:38am

So this is what it comes to. After eight years of protesters hanging George Bush in effigy, calling him a Nazi, disrupting conservative speeches on campuses by taking over stages or throwing pies, creating websites and movies that wished for Bush’s death, and a myriad of other indignities…. After all this...

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Cash for Clunkers Driving Up Prices

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Posted by    Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 4:25pm 8/9/2009 at 4:25pm

The much ballyhooed Cash for Clunkers program has had the unintended consequences of driving up the cost of new and used vehicles and used auto parts, according to independent studies of the auto markets. The Cash for Clunkers program demonstrates the danger of government trying to micro-manage supply and demand, and...

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The Manufactured “Climate Change As Security Threat” Meme

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Posted by    Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 11:57am 8/9/2009 at 11:57am

An article in the NY Times, Climate Change Seen as Threat to U.S. Security, deserves a special place in the annals of journalism in the service of liberal politics. The thrust of the article is that global climate change “could” cause massive geopolitical disruption in the next 20-30 years, so we...

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