Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 683)
 

McCain For Culture Czar

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2009 at 8:45am 2/13/2009 at 8:45am

Not that McCain, The Other McCain, as witnessed by this post:

[Andrew Sargus] Klein gives us a splendid insight into the central conceit of the liberal mind: Nothing exists — or has existed, or ever will exist — unless it’s funded with federal taxpayer dollars.

Therefore, to oppose federal funding for “the...

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President O’Nasty

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Posted by    Friday, February 13, 2009 at 12:12am 2/13/2009 at 12:12am

The withdrawal of Judd Gregg as nominee for Commerce Secretary has revealed, once again, the nasty side of Barack Obama.

At his news conference, Gregg went out of his way not to criticize Obama, simply explaining that he could not give “110%” in service to Obama, and wishing Obama well. Gregg bent...

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Time Magazine’s Anti-Israel Business Strategy

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Posted by    Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 9:55am 2/12/2009 at 9:55am

Hardly anyone reads Time magazine anymore. I say “anymore” for those people under the age of 40, who are too young to remember a day when Time represented the gold-standard of weekly news publications. If it weren’t for an occasional visit to a doctor’s waiting room, I’m not sure I’d know...

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Stimulus — Just $99.99 While Supplies Last

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 1:37pm 2/11/2009 at 1:37pm

Now I know for sure what Congress and the Obama administration think of us. Reports indicate that the “compromise” stimulus bill will be $789,000,000,000. Why that number? Because it’s not $800,000,000,000. Whew, that makes me feel better. It’s not $800 billion. I’ll buy it.

Think I’m joking? Look at how AP reports...

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The Fierce Urgency of Sow

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 12:04am 2/11/2009 at 12:04am

We are witnessing the disrobing of the Obama aura in a spending-drenched feeding frenzy befitting hungry pigs at a wet, putrid trough. The fierce urgency of now has become the fierce urgency of sow.

Camille Paglia sums up these first three weeks of the Obama era:

Money by the barrelful, by the truckload....

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The Stimulus Plan — It’s In There!

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 12:41pm 2/10/2009 at 12:41pm

The Democratic “stimulus” plan is packed full of all sorts of goodies. Just today, everyone is finding out that someone slipped in a provision to anoint a national health czar. Senator Arlen Specter, one of just three Republicans to support the bill, expressed surprise upon learning about this provision. How do...

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Elkhart’s Problems Not What They Seem, And Obama Won’t Help

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 8:37am 2/10/2009 at 8:37am

At his press conference last night, Barack Obama singled out Elkhart, Indiana, as a place of special gloom and doom:

I...

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Obama’s First Press Conference An Embarrassment — For The Press

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:00pm 2/9/2009 at 10:00pm

Barack Obama held his first press conference as President tonight. With the “stimulus” plans on the table at the House and Senate, the press had an opportunity to show that it no longer was slobbering over Obama. The press failed. Not a single reporter challenged Obama on the specifics of the...

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“Steal This Country”

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2009 at 3:02pm 2/9/2009 at 3:02pm

As an early teen, I was fascinated with Abbie Hoffman’s “Steal This Book.” The book, by the 60’s radical Yippie, was a guide...

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Can Anyone Get This Message To Susan Collins?

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Posted by    Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:21am 2/9/2009 at 9:21am

I tried sending an e-mail to Senator Susan Collins, but her e-mail box is overflowing. I received the following error message:

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:
Senator_Collins2@collins.senate.gov The recipient’s mailbox is full and can’t accept messages now. Microsoft Exchange will not...

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Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill — We’ll Spend All The Money Later Anyway Regardless of Senate Compromise

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 10:21am 2/8/2009 at 10:21am

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri appeared on NBC’s Face The Nation this morning. In discussing the “compromise” Senate “stimulus” bill, which cuts about $100 billion in government spending as compared to the House bill,

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Use The Hilda Solis Skate Park – Or Else

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Posted by    Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 12:15am 2/8/2009 at 12:15am

Hilda Solis, a Congresswoman from California, is Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. Solis is under fire for her husband’s failure to pay business taxes, and her own failure to disclose that she was involved with a union lobbying organization for which she sought federal funding. Solis’ conduct may have ...

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No Shame

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 5:06pm 2/7/2009 at 5:06pm

 
 
 

Obama and Biden To Sell Homes And Donate Proceeds To Help Fund Stimulus Package

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:41am 2/6/2009 at 7:41am

The news item I would like to see, but never will:

In a stunning announcement, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced that they were selling their mansions (photos), and will donate the multi-million dollar proceeds to the federal government to help fund the stimulus package.

According to the President,...

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Are Anti-Palin Intellectuals Anti-Intelligence?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 10:07am 2/5/2009 at 10:07am

Every now and then, someone writes something that says exactly what I wanted to say had I said it. An article by Yuval Levin in Commentary Magazine, titled “The Meaning of Sarah Palin” so well expresses my disgust at...

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Pro-Military Protestor Throws Shoes At Socialist Mayor

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:56am 2/5/2009 at 8:56am

This is one of those man-bites-dog stories. We all know about the shoes thrown at George Bush, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, and yesterday at the Israeli Ambassador to Sweden.

In Ithaca, NY, the prevailing power structure is represented by Socialist Mayor Carol Peterson. Last year Peterson pushed through a “community of sanctuary”...

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Guardian Columnist Calls Out The Anti-Israel Left, But Not His Own Paper

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:42am 2/4/2009 at 10:42am

The Guardian newspaper in Britain devotes endless articles and op-eds to criticising Israel. The paper is worth reading if only to keep up to date on what the anti-Israel left is thinking. Few if any columnists are more critical of Israel than Jonathan Freedland. Yet Freedland has a great column calling...

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