Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 700)
 

MSNBC Hides Obama’s Dijon Mustard (aka Dijongate)

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:53pm 5/5/2009 at 3:53pm

MSNBC, Obama’s favorite network, reported on Obama’s trip with Joe Biden to get a burger. Just two wild and crazy guys out for some red meat. Andrea Mitchell (does she have nothing else to do?) reported that Obama ordered a burger and mustard. Sounds like it had that “real guy kind...

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Nutroots Doing al-Jazeera’s Bidding

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:16pm 5/5/2009 at 3:16pm

Al-Jazeera, which has served as a continuous conduit for alQaeda videos, has released a hit-piece on American troops in Afghanistan.

The highly edited, and ominously narrated, few minutes of tape purport to reveal a plot a year ago by a group of Christian evangelical American soldiers to distribute Bibles in Afghanistan. The...

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Gay Marriage The New Nomination Litmus Test

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:11am 5/5/2009 at 8:11am

For the past several Supreme Court nominations, the hot issue has been abortion. Whether a nominee supported Roe v. Wade was the litmus test, both for conservatives and liberals. Predictably, nominees shied away from opining on whether they would vote to uphold either the outcome of the case or the underlying...

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Controversial Video of Sotomayor Surfaces

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 9:00pm 5/3/2009 at 9:00pm

A video of Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor, reportedly on Obama’s short list to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court, has come to light (video and transcript via Volokh Conspiracy). Sotomayor stated as follows during a panel discussion at Duke Law School in 2005:

All of the Legal Defense...

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The Ransom of Chief Specter

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:43pm 5/3/2009 at 7:43pm

The Ransom of Red Chief is a short story written by O. Henry in the early 1900’s about a child kidnapped for ransom in a small town by two criminals. But the criminals did not know what they were getting into, as the exuberantly mischievous child (nicknamed “Red Chief”) drove the...

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Hoping For The Supreme Court Episode of “You’ve Been Punked By Obama”

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Posted by    Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 8:49am 5/3/2009 at 8:49am

The Obama administration has been bipolar. When it comes to economic issues, Obama is in the process of attempting to fulfill the left-wing’s wildest dreams of nationalized health care, government control over the most minute details of the economy, and redistribution of wealth through tax policy. On foreign policy, Obama’s apology ...

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Why Is Deval Patrick On Anyone’s List?

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:49am 5/1/2009 at 8:49am

The guessing game as to who is on the short list of potential nominees for David Souter’s spot on the Supreme Court has begun. Many of the names are understandable because of their experience and credentials, regardless of whether one would support them: Elena Kagan, Cass Sunstein, Sonia Sotomayor, Harold Koh,...

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Two Lawyer Stories

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Posted by    Friday, May 1, 2009 at 8:06am 5/1/2009 at 8:06am

Two lawyer stories, each one has meaning:

  1. A 59-year-old lawyer with an Atlanta-based firm who was about to lose his job because of the economy was found dead in his Washington office yesterday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police. The source said [Mark] Levy left a note in his...
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Specter Defection Will Haunt Dems On Souter Replacement

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 9:59pm 4/30/2009 at 9:59pm

News is breaking that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring. There will be a fight over his replacement, for sure. And Arlen Specter switching may have given Republicans a trump card to block an unacceptable replacement.

Everyone, including me, has been blogging about how Specter defecting to the...

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The Nation Mag Still Spreading Pandemic Lies

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Posted by    Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 7:02am 4/30/2009 at 7:02am

I was critical of Senator Susan Collins of Maine for her support of Obama’s stimulus plan. But Collins did not deserve to be charged with contributing to the possible swine flu pandemic, which is a charge leveled against her and spread throughout the internet and mainstream media.

The charge against Collins started...

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Blowhard Alan Colmes Calls Me A Blowhard

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 3:49pm 4/29/2009 at 3:49pm

UPDATE: Alan Colmes e-mailed me to indicate he meant no offense, and said “C’mon Professor, we’re BOTH blowhards.” Well, that may be going a bit too far, but thanks for the note. I take back what all those people said about him.

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Obama Budget Cuts Visualization

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 3:39pm 4/29/2009 at 3:39pm

From YouTube, h/t you know who you are:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWt8hTayupE]

 
 
 

Relax, The Dems Will Screw Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:56am 4/29/2009 at 6:56am

It would be very easy to fall into a depression over Arlen Specter switching political parties, giving Democrats a likely filibuster-proof Senate majority. The result will be that Obama will be able to push through much of his agenda without meaningful debate.

Not that I will miss Specter personally. Specter h...

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Let The UAW Have Chrysler

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 9:29am 4/28/2009 at 9:29am

Reports indicate that the deal the United Auto Workers has struck with Chrysler will include majority Union ownership of the company, and a seat on the Board. This is the single best news the American auto industry has heard in decades.

I have been a harsh critic of auto unions, which have...

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Nutroots Lied About Pandemic Preparations

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 7:17am 4/28/2009 at 7:17am

In what should go down in internet history as one of the most embarrassingly misleading posts, John Nichols of The Nation authored an article titled “GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness.” The joke was on Nichols, because Nichols and the nutroots bloggers who ran with his piece were proven to be the...

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Providence College Joins Anti-Tancredo PC Police

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Posted by    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 3:00pm 4/27/2009 at 3:00pm

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo was shouted down and bullied off the stage a couple of weeks ago at the University of North Carolina by protesters opposed to Tancredo’s stand on illegal immigration. Tancredo espouses the apparently radical view that we should enforce immigration laws; in other words, he is for the...

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The Truth Is The First Victim Of Swine Flu

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Posted by    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 8:55am 4/27/2009 at 8:55am

The Nation has run a post, “GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness,” which seeks to blame the opponents of the Stimulus Plan for lack of preparedness for the swine flu outbreak. The post, like most big lies, has a kernel of truth, but twists reality for political purposes. And like most big...

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