Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 682)
 

Lies So Deep Even Good People Fall Prey

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:10pm 10/15/2009 at 6:10pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates is not one of the flame throwers on the left. While I don’t agree with him on many policy issues, I have found him to be one of the more reasonable left-wing bloggers. But even Coates got caught up in the fabrications spread about Rush Limbaugh.

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No Sanctuary Cities for Conservatives

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Posted by    Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:00am 10/15/2009 at 7:00am

Driving political rivals from office or appointed positions has a long tradition. Indeed, that is what politics is all about.

Taking that fight into the private realm, whether someone’s private employment or private associations, however, is a tactic we are seeing with increasing frequency from the Obama administration and its supporters. Politics...

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Al Sharpton for NFL Commissioner

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 10:04am 10/14/2009 at 10:04am

The new topic of the week is the ugly campaign by CNN’s Rick Sanchez, the head of the NFL players union, a variety of loony left-wing blogs, Al Sharpton, and the George Soros crowd, to prevent Rush Limbaugh from being part of a group purchasing the St. Louis Rams based upon...

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Psychology Today: “Will Blacks play football for Massah Limbaugh?”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 9:30am 10/13/2009 at 9:30am

A columnist at Psychology Today has posted an article about the possibility that Rush Limbaugh will be part of a group to purchase the St. Louis Rams. The article is a must be read, for those who want a good look at racial stereotyping by someone who holds himself out as...

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My Debut, at No. 10

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 5:48am 10/13/2009 at 5:48am

The TaxProf has come out with his quarterly rankings of blogs run by law professors based on annual traffic (so it’s an annual ranking updated quarterly), and I’m eligible for the first time since this blog is just 1 year old. I’m pleased to debut at No. 10 for...

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Bloggers In Pajamas Unite!

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:45am 10/12/2009 at 8:45am

Proving the “six degress of separation” thing, the left-wing blogosphere is having the type of hissy fit they usually attribute to the right-wing blogosphere. All because an NBC reporter, John Harwood, made this comment about the gay-rights protesters in Washington who are objecting to Barack Obama’s broken promises on gay rights...

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Obama Deserved Nobel For Promise He Cannot Keep

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Posted by    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 7:30am 10/12/2009 at 7:30am

Why am I still writing about the foolishness of the Nobel Peace Prize being given to Barack Obama? Maybe it’s because there still are people writing strained justifications for what everyone knows to be unjustifiable.

Now this from John Nichols at The Nation: Obama deserved and earned the Nobel Peace Prize because...

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Job Killers for Health Care Reform

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Posted by    Sunday, October 11, 2009 at 9:23am 10/11/2009 at 9:23am

There is one supreme Democratic idiocy in the health care debate which has not received enough attention. The entire focus of the Democratic proposals — whether HR3200, the Senate HELP Committee bill, the Baucus Concepts, or the Obama non-plan — is to increase the cost of private health insurance.

That may sound...

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Political Tulipomania

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Posted by    Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 4:32pm 10/10/2009 at 4:32pm

From the Preface to the 1852 Edition of Charles MacKay’s Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (caps in original):

IN READING THE HISTORY OF NATIONS, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when...

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Farce Repeats Itself As History

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Posted by    Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 6:30am 10/10/2009 at 6:30am

Karl Marx famously wrote that “history always repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second as farce.”

Barack Obama has reversed these historical forces. With Obama, farce repeats itself as history.

As a neophyte politician, Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate when he managed to eliminate his opponents from...

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What I Did For World Peace Today

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:36pm 10/9/2009 at 5:36pm

Received this e-mail from a “fan”:

Sir, just what are you doing for world peace other than complaining about the Nobel selection of Barack Obama?

Well, complaining about the lunatic award of a peace prize to someone who never brought peace to anything was a pretty good place to start. The Nobel Peace...

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So I Guess All Military Options Are Off The Table Now

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2009 at 12:12pm 10/9/2009 at 12:12pm

My initial reaction to Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize was that this was Obamamania gone wild. That’s part of it.

But I think there is more to it. The internationalists have tied Obama’s hands. Will Obama continue ordering drones...

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Yes, The World Has Lost Its Mind

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7:14am 10/9/2009 at 7:14am

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. For what? Peace in Afghanistan? Peace in Iraq? Peace in the Middle East? Nope.

How about peace in Chicago, Honduras, Detroit, or somewhere? Nope.

What a joke. Was Chris Matthews on the committee?

What an embarrassment to the Nobel Peace Prize legacy. How about waiting until Obama...

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Revenues In Free Fall

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Posted by    Friday, October 9, 2009 at 6:00am 10/9/2009 at 6:00am

The Congressional Budget Office released its Monthly Budget Report for fiscal year 2009. Most of the news reports have focused on the deficit numbers, up to $1.4 trillion:

CBO estimates that the federal budget deficit was about $1.4 trillion in fiscal year 2009, $950 billion greater than the shortfall recorded in...

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Lame Excuse for the Baucus Non-Bill

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 11:42am 10/8/2009 at 11:42am

Ezra Klein, in his post Don’t Read The Bill!, defends Max Baucus’ plan to have the Senate Finance Committee vote on the Chairman’s mark, which is a summary of provisions which eventually could be reduced to legislative language. Klein writes that people should not read health care bills...

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Baucus Rosy Numbers Will Fade

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 8:30am 10/8/2009 at 8:30am

The CBO is doing its best to score the Baucus Health Care Concepts (it’s not a Bill), but it really is an exercise in hypothesis and speculation, and not only because there is no actual legislation.

The main problem is that the Baucus Concepts make assumptions which the CBO recognizes are unlikely...

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Contact Olympia Snowe

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Posted by    Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:01am 10/8/2009 at 12:01am

You can find an e-mail submission form for Maine Senator Olympia Snowe by clicking here.

Snowe is the key vote on the Senate Finance Committee because she is the only Republican on the Committee who might vote in favor of the non-Bill markup language. If Snowe votes in favor, it will give...

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