Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 704)
 

“Shut Your Mouth” To Save The Planet

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 8:43am 7/7/2009 at 8:43am

One of my enlightened readers from Seattle has a solution to save the planet. He took time out of his busy day to share the secret with me. And since this secret is so important, I will share the advice with you:

Have a nice life, but keep your stupidity to yourself–please....

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Amber Alert for Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Monday, July 6, 2009 at 7:14am 7/6/2009 at 7:14am

Week-by-week, world event-by-world event, the public humiliation of Hillary Clinton is taking place right before our eyes. Actually, not before our eyes. Hillary has gone missing.

There was a time when United States Secretaries of State were front and center in foreign policy making and implementation. Our first Secretary of State was...

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Reuters Runs Staged Photo Of Bloody Honduran Protester

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 9:07pm 7/5/2009 at 9:07pm

Reuters has run photo of a bloodied Honduran protester (below) dramatizing the bloodshed at protests for Manuel Zelaya. (h/t) Problem is, this photo appears to be staged.

Blogger Hunter Smith, who recently f...

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Blogging From Tegucigalpa

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 4:49pm 7/5/2009 at 4:49pm

Reliable news is hard to come by, particularly from a foreign country going through turmoil. Which is why new blogger Hunter Smith is doing such a service by blogging (text and photos) from inside the crowds on the streets of Tegucigalpa.

Hunter recently completed his service in the Marines, and decided to...

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Is Palin A Quitter or Climber?

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Posted by    Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 10:45am 7/5/2009 at 10:45am

Sarah Palin is a quitter, according to certain commentators, because she did not serve out her term of office. If that is the case, Palin is in “good” company.

I present to you, Barack Obama, photographed in front of the Capitol, the building where he served for less than two years of...

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Bloody Sunday In Honduras?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 9:03pm 7/4/2009 at 9:03pm

Reports are that ousted President Manuel Zelaya will return to Honduras Sunday, July 5, regardless of what Hondurans want. The Catholic Church in Honduras has asked Zelaya not to return to avoid bloodshed, and the military says that it intends on arresting him on court warrants if he returns. Per ...

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It Always Has Been About Trig

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 8:00am 7/4/2009 at 8:00am

I waited a whole day before posting about the Sarah Palin resignation. Well, not a whole day, but longer than almost everyone else in the blogosphere. Here’s my take as of this moment in time, subject to change:

I don’t know why Sarah Palin resigned, what her plans are, or whether she...

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Let them come to Tegucigalpa

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2009 at 7:14am 7/3/2009 at 7:14am

With each passing day, the vapidness of the Obama administration’s foreign policy becomes more clear. Lofty words spoken in the capitals of Europe and the Middle East were just words. From the warm embrace of the bully Hugo Chavez, to the cynical mixed-messages on the Iran protests, Obama has shown a ...

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Hands Off Honduras

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 9:44pm 7/1/2009 at 9:44pm

The Obama administration’s actions towards Honduras continue to defy logic. On the one hand, Obama states that he is for the rule of law. Yet Obama meddles in the worst possible way in Hondurans’ attempt to protect their country from a Chavez-style tyranny. Read Fausta’s Blog for a full round-up of...

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Now The Sotomayor Polls Don’t Matter

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 3:38pm 7/1/2009 at 3:38pm

I don’t think confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee should turn on public polling. Nonetheless, when the public polls favored Sonia Sotomayor, supporters of Sotomayor argued for the relevance of these polls, arguing that “that Obama apparently found the American political center in appointing her.”

Then came the Supreme Court’s decision in ...

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Psst…Don’t Tell Andrew Sullivan Our Secret

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 8:35am 7/1/2009 at 8:35am

Andrew Sullivan is back on his Trig Palin birther hoax theory, that Sarah Palin is the grandmother and Bristol Palin is the mother. Or what Sullivan calls And The Story The MSM Still Won’t Touch.

Sullivan has no evidence, just unanswered questions. That’s all it...

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Neda Never Strapped On A Bomb

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 5:15pm 6/30/2009 at 5:15pm

In Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone, Max Blumenthal at Huffington Post compares Israel’s self-defense against suicide bombers from the West Bank to the Iranian crackdown on protests against election fraud which resulted in the death of Neda Soltan. Once again, false analogies and a culture of victimhood in the...

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2012 Campaign Has Started

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 1:10pm 6/30/2009 at 1:10pm

You know the 2012 campaign has started, because the hatchet-men and women of the media are attacking Sarah Palin based on anonymous sources (including some allegedly from the McCain campaign) and dubious rumors and innuendo.

First there were the mounting attacks on the Palin daughters and son, Trig Palin. Now a complete...

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CNN’s Misleading Iran Poll

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 12:01pm 6/30/2009 at 12:01pm

CNN has released a joint CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll on Barack Obama’s handling of the Iran uprising. The headline screams Americans don’t want to intervene in Iran election crisis, and the write up notes that “nearly three out of four Americans don’t want the U.S. directly...

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“Heads They Win, Tails We Lose” Diplomacy

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 8:15am 6/30/2009 at 8:15am

There is something strange about the Obama administration’s diplomacy. We speak softly to our enemies, but use a big stick against our friends.

Protesters take to the streets in Iran in opposition to election fraud, and against a regime which is openly hostile to the U.S., and Obama treads with the greatest...

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Supreme Court Reverses Sotomayor

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Posted by    Monday, June 29, 2009 at 9:52am 6/29/2009 at 9:52am

In a 5-4 ruling authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the ruling by Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor and two other Court of Appeals judges in...

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Wonkette Goes After Trig Palin Again

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Posted by    Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 6:57pm 6/28/2009 at 6:57pm

It really is hard to understand why some adults feel the need to make fun of Trig Palin, a one-year old who has Down Syndrome. Politics alone cannot explain it. If you don’t like Sarah Palin, fine, but why go after Trig?

The controversy regarding the Photoshop of Trig by Alaskan blogger ...

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