Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 704)
 

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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Democrats Set To Devour Obama

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Posted by    Monday, April 27, 2009 at 6:52am 4/27/2009 at 6:52am

Republicans are not Obama’s worst policy enemies. At least Obama knows that Republicans do not support Obama’s agenda. Democrats who are fixated on getting revenge on the Bush administration are Obama’s real problem, and are handing Republicans a policy gift by pushing hard for a congressional investigation and/or Justice Department prosecution...

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Does Obama Hate Pre-Obama America?

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Posted by    Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:51am 4/25/2009 at 7:51am

From The Telegraph via Powerline (emphasis mine):

If al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the rest of the Looney Tunes brigade want to kick America to death, they had better move in quickly and grab a piece of the action before Barack Obama finishes the job himself. Never in the history of the United...

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“What If” May Be Here Soon

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Posted by    Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:21am 4/24/2009 at 7:21am

Bill Roggio, who runs a great website, The Long War Journal, has been reporting for months on the steady increase in the power of the Pakistani Taliban, who are approaching the capital of Islamabad. What is most frightening is that the Taliban also are approaching Pakistani nuclear weapons storage areas:

The Taliban...

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Feds Threatened BofA Executives To Complete Merrill Deal And Conceal Problems

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 8:37pm 4/23/2009 at 8:37pm

A letter from NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to (h/t Instapundit via Sec Law Prof Blog) reveals that then Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson intervened to prevent Bank of America from backing out of its deal to buy Merrill Lynch when BofA learned of enormous previously undisclosed loses.

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Your Energy Future Is In Good Hands

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:18pm 4/23/2009 at 7:18pm

Britain has solved the problem of burning coal without emitting “greenhouse gases.” According to The Independent, cutting edge technology called Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) will be fitted on every new coal burning power plant:

CCS, which takes power stations’ carbon dioxide waste gas, liquefies it and stores it permanently deep...

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Something Ezra Klein Needs To Do Before Joining WaPo

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 2:33pm 4/23/2009 at 2:33pm

Ezra Klein got a promotion. He’s moving from The American Prospect to The Washington Post. He is receiving Obama-like kudos:

This is a great move by the Post,...

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Welcome To The Real World, Professor Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:01am 4/23/2009 at 7:01am

By trickling out bits and pieces of top secret memoranda regarding interrogation of al-Qaeda terrorists, Barack Obama thought he would have the best of all worlds. Obama believed that exposing the dark side of the war on terror would ingratiate us with the world. At the same time, Obama thought pulling...

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Enough With The “Nazi” Analogies

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 11:30am 4/22/2009 at 11:30am

Whether waterboarding should have been used on 9/11 mastermind Kalhid Sheikh Mohammed and two other top al-Qaeda operatives is a legitimate issue. Jay Bybee and others gave legal opinions with which many people disagree, but I have yet to see anyone present a convincing argument that Bybee actually was so clearly...

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Maybe Jay Bybee and Jamie Gorelick Should Be In The Dock Together

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:16pm 4/21/2009 at 8:16pm

I don’t think Jay Bybee (or Alberto Gonzales or John Yoo or Stephen Bradbury) are criminals. At worst, they expressed legal opinions on interrogation of terrorism suspects which a court may someday declare to be wrong. Bybee’s being wrong, if indeed he was, contributed to the use of waterboarding against three...

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