Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 707)
 

Which City Would You Sacrifice?

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 10:22pm 4/20/2009 at 10:22pm

The debate over interrogation of the three top-level al-Qaeda leaders who were subjected to waterboarding is entering the honest phase. The first phase was the “this is the worst thing that has happened in the history of the earth” handwringing on the left. The second phase was the “who gives a...

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Further Proof Liberal Bloggers Need To Study History

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 2:54pm 4/20/2009 at 2:54pm

Matthew Yglesias on the new tape released by Ayman al-Zawahri telling Muslims not to be fooled by Obama:

Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to the relatively small group of people known as al-Qaeda was the rise to power of George W. Bush, whose brutality, stupidity,...

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Harman Tape Leak A Shot Across Israel’s Bow

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:49pm 4/20/2009 at 12:49pm

CQ Politics reports, based on an anonymous source, that California Democratic Representative Jane Harman “was overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges aga...

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Do Not Repay This Loan

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Posted by    Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:06am 4/20/2009 at 12:06am

The Financial Times reports that banks and other financial institutions which received TARP funds may not be allowed to repay the loans. Yes, that is correct:

Strong banks will be allowed to repay bail-out funds they received from the US government but only if such a move passes a test to determine...

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Evidence Obama Already Controls The Internet

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 9:57pm 4/19/2009 at 9:57pm

Call me a paranoid wingnut, if you must, but look at this from CNNPolitics.com today:


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Obama Needs To Stop Hiding From The Presidency

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Posted by    Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 10:08am 4/19/2009 at 10:08am

Bloomberg news reports the following statement by Barack Obama in his speech at the Summit of the Americas, after Daniel Ortega had spent an hour ripping into the U.S. (emphasis mine):

“You can’t...

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Andrew Sullivan Still Silent On Obama-Chavez LoveFest

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 6:50pm 4/18/2009 at 6:50pm

Andrew Sullivan complained that as of 7:27 p.m. on April 16, 2009 (approximately three hours after the interrogation memos were released by DOJ), none of DrudgeReport, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin or Pajamas Media had a post on the topic:

No mention of the torture memos appears right now on the Drudge Report (which...

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Obama Throws Venezuelans Under The Bus

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:11pm 4/18/2009 at 1:11pm

Obama’s warm embrace of Hugo Chavez was worse than his bowing down to...

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I’m Seething Over The NY Times Calling Me Seething

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Posted by    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 9:12am 4/18/2009 at 9:12am

I long have criticized the bias of the NY Times, and mocked its business death spiral. My posts Nude Swiss Hikers Rescue NY...

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No Prosecution Because No Crime

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:36pm 4/16/2009 at 9:36pm

The Obama administration released today four memoranda detailing the legal analysis regarding interrogation techniques, most notably...

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Looking At Tea Parties Through Binoculars, Like On Safari

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 4:32pm 4/16/2009 at 4:32pm

I attended the Tea Party in Corning, NY, yesterday. There was a good crowd in this relatively small town in western upstate NY (several hours from NY City), several hundred in total. Corning is home to Corning glass and Steuben glass. The entire region has been hit hard by the exodus...

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When Bush Was President, Secession Talk Was Cool

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Posted by    Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 7:40am 4/16/2009 at 7:40am

Texas Governor Rick Perry said that he doesn’t think Texas should secede from the U.S. Here is Perry’s quote:

We got a great Union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it, but if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of...

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When Fascism Comes To America, It Will Look Like Tea Party Crashers

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 8:47am 4/15/2009 at 8:47am

Liberals love to quote Sinclair Lewis’ line that “when fascism comes to America, it will be draped in the flag and carrying a cross.” Lewis was wrong. We have had the flag and Christianity for over 200 years, but we have not had fascism.

To the contrary, when fascism comes to America,...

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Speech Police Ban Courage And Confidence

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:58am 4/15/2009 at 7:58am

If you want to know what the future holds if speech becomes too regulated, take a look at an article in the Times of London, titled “Bottom line gets Dutch Courage advert banned.”

When I read the article, I had to check the date to make sure it was not an April...

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Palin AG Pick Defended Klan — Just Like The ACLU!

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 8:05pm 4/14/2009 at 8:05pm

Did you hear the one about the person Sarah Palin picked for Attorney General of Alaska? He defended the right of the Ku Klux Klan to express its abhorrent speech. Over at Huffington Post, blogger Sam Stein is outraged, outraged I say:

Sarah Palin’s choice for attorney general once wrote a column...

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The Constitution Is A Subversive Manifesto Per DHS

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 9:23am 4/14/2009 at 9:23am

Update: Welcome NY Times readers. Do not be alarmed. You have not landed on the set of the movie Deliverance. I just happen to have a point of view you don’t hear at The Times. See my related post, I’m Seething Over The NY Times Calling...

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Now They’re Afraid of “Joe the Sailors”

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 7:21am 4/14/2009 at 7:21am

Well, that didn’t take long. The crew of the Maersk Alabama, including Captain Richard Phillips, are being warned not to give advice on attacking pirates, lest they become “Joe the Sailors.” And we know wh...

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