Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 741)
 

Pelosi May 2002 Statement Casts Further Doubt On Her Claims

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Posted by    Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:15am 5/16/2009 at 10:15am

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has denied being briefed in September 2002 about the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. Pelosi claims she was told that the technique had not been used (when in fact it had been used a month earlier). Pelosi uses this September 2002 briefing, and the alleged concealment...

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Two Heartbeats Away

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2009 at 4:00pm 5/15/2009 at 4:00pm

Two heartbeats away from President Barack Obama, in the line of succession, sits the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Two heartbeats away from the Presidency sits someone who has alleged that the Central Intelligence Agency repeatedly misled Congress as to the interrogation...

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Obama’s Health Care Fraud

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Posted by    Friday, May 15, 2009 at 9:02am 5/15/2009 at 9:02am

Obama knows that there is no way to pay for universal health care insurance coverage. He also knows that there is no way to borrow enough money for such coverage. The well is running dry on the national credit card.

The solution: Cut health care costs to pay for expanded coverage. Obama...

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Monkey Run Law Firm

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:48pm 5/14/2009 at 6:48pm

As my loyal readers know, I long have been a fan of the Google Ads algorithm. The ad on this blog for Big Beautiful Women continues to generate an amazing number of hits, usually from a google search by someone seeking a big beautiful woman. My favorites, though, were the racy...

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Welcome to Economic Bizarro Land

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 5:03pm 5/14/2009 at 5:03pm
Critics, including me, of Obama’s economic plans have made the point that the unprecedented huge deficits necessary to pay for expanded health insurance coverage, college education guarantees, the present and future “stimulus” plans, infrastructure projects, budget expansion, financing and operational takeovers...
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Pelosi Accuses CIA Of Lying

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 11:14am 5/14/2009 at 11:14am

Nancy Pelosi is holding a press conference in which she has acknowledged being briefed by the CIA about waterboarding in 2002, but accuses the CIA of lying to Congress about the use of the technique and whether the techniques were legal. Pelosi also acknowledged, when pressed by questions, that she was...

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Obama’s No Lose Photo Decision

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Posted by    Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 9:02am 5/14/2009 at 9:02am

Give praise where praise is due. Barack Obama acted wisely in deciding to continue appealing the court-ordered release of detainee abuse photos.

These photos, by the way, have nothing to do with the controversial interrogation program which was the subject of the four legal memoranda recently released, or even the treatment of...

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Dems Lack Waterboarding Exit Strategy

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12:06am 5/13/2009 at 12:06am

Many Democrats in Congress have pushed for release of documents and the holding of hearings on waterboarding and other interrogation methods. Putting aside for now whether the release of such information should take place, it appears that Obama started the ball rolling down hill by releasing the interrogation memos. Barring active...

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Labor Targets Elderly War Hero

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 5:09pm 5/12/2009 at 5:09pm

His name is George McGovern. He was a war hero, who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross in World War II. He also ran for President once upon a time. And has been a liberal icon for decades due to his opposition to the Vietnam War.

He’s 87 years old, and he’s still...

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Trump Trumps Thought Police

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 12:31pm 5/12/2009 at 12:31pm

On the controversy surrounding Miss California’s statement at the Miss USA pageant that she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, Donald Trump embarrassed those in Hollywood and the left-wing blogosphere who tried to portray her answer as hate speech or bigoted. In a single sentence, Trump exposed...

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Which Seat Would Cass Sunstein Fill?

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 9:30am 5/11/2009 at 9:30am

Cass Sunstein has a problem if he wants to get on the Supreme Court. It’s not his intellect or credentials. According to Elena Kagan, also a contender for the high court, “Cass Sunstein is the pre-eminent legal scholar of our time — the most wide-ranging, the most prolific, the most cited,...

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Kraft Cashes In On DijonGate

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:39am 5/11/2009 at 8:39am

Kraft Foods has issued a formal request that users of Dijon mustard receive a presidential pardon (click on photo below for full text): “So we urge you to respond to “Dijon-gate” by issuing a “pardon” to any American who has ever been criticized for putting a liberal spread of Dij...

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Wanda Sykes’ Joke Was On Us

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Posted by    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 7:41am 5/11/2009 at 7:41am

A tongue-in-cheek look at MSNBC’s fawning coverage of Barack Obama’s image control at a burger joint, that’s enough to send some on the Left into full-blown attack mode. At least Kraft Foods has a sense of humor, as it has issued a formal letter requesting that Obama pardon Dijon mustard users.

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What’s Old Is New In Military Commissions

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 1:06pm 5/10/2009 at 1:06pm

Professor Darren Hutchinson examines the military commissions Obama is establishing to try detainees, and finds that while there are some differences from the Bush tribunals, it is hard to conform Obama’s campaign promises with the current proposal:

As a Senator, Obama voted against the Military Commissions Act of 2006, and he successfully...

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Happy JibJab Mother’s Day

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 8:47am 5/10/2009 at 8:47am

Remember to call your mother, hug your wife, spend time with your grandkids baby mama, whatever!

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Pelosi Surrounds Herself With Herself

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Posted by    Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 8:57am 5/9/2009 at 8:57am

Nancy Pelosi reportedly has been one of the best Speakers of the House, if the standard is keeping members in line. Lasting power, however, requires more than an up vote on a particular piece of legislation. Being a powerful Speaker requires someone who has credibility and can think two steps ahead....

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Good NY Times

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Posted by    Friday, May 8, 2009 at 9:48pm 5/8/2009 at 9:48pm

NY Times links to and quotes from my post on potential Supreme Court replacement for David Souter:

William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection seems to agree th...

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