Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 746)
 

Another Obama “I Told You So”

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:30pm 2/21/2009 at 2:30pm

Another Obama “I told you so,” this time from Investor’s Business Daily:

Last Oct. 13 [2008], in trying to explain why the market had sold off 30% in six weeks, we acknowledged that the freeze-up of the financial system was a big concern. But we cited three other factors as well:

• The...

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Is “Gobbledygook” Racist?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:46am 2/21/2009 at 11:46am

I am about to tread where sane people in this society dare not go for fear of having their words twisted: Discussing race. Attorney General Eric Holder told us not to be cowards on the subject, so let’s talk about whether non-racist cartoons or words can be twisted to create a...

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Clinton Assures China on Investments: What About Us?

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 10:52am 2/21/2009 at 10:52am

Hillary Clinton went to China to assure Chinese investors (i.e. the Chinese government) about the safety and security of investing in the U.S. (video here). Great. What about assuring U.S. investors? Don’t we matter?

With the export-heavy Chinese economy reeling from the U.S. downturn, Clinton sought in meetings with Premier Wen Jiabao...

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Stimulus Grants For Republicans? Say It Ain’t So

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Posted by    Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 9:37am 2/21/2009 at 9:37am

This must be some sort of plot to undermine Republican opposition to Obama’s stimulus plan. Online marketers of “free government money” get-rich-quick schemes now are targeting Republicans:

Where did I find this? Through a Google Ad over at Finkelblog. Seems like Mark’s audience must have been marked by Google Ads as “Republicans”...

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The Last Bull Capitulates

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Posted by    Friday, February 20, 2009 at 7:59am 2/20/2009 at 7:59am

There’s an old saying on Wall Street that a bear market has not bottomed out until the last bull capitulates. News flash. The last bull has capitulated. Me.

I’m a true believer in capitalism and markets. There is no better measure of what an item is worth than the price re...

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Shocker – NATO Says No To More Troops

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:36pm 2/19/2009 at 2:36pm

A centerpiece of Barack Obama’s foreign policy is convincing Europeans, particularly NATO members, to help with the effort in Afghanistan. George Bush, it was said, too long had practiced the politics of “go it alone.” We were assured that once we asked nicely, instead of arrogantly, the Europeans would fall...

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Israel Derangement Syndrome Strikes Again

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Posted by    Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:10am 2/19/2009 at 11:10am

The headline of an Op-ed on the website of The Guardian newspaper, the left-wing British newspaper, started out promisingly enough: “Hamas No, Human Rights Yes.” The sub-title was even better: “Why are the left and the anti-war movement ignoring Hamas’s repression of the Palestinian people?”

Could it be, the...

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What’s The Rush To Remove Roland Burris?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 10:53am 2/18/2009 at 10:53am

Roland Burris has offered changing accounts of his communications with emissaries of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the weeks leading up to Blagojevich’s appointment of Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. These changing accounts, including an updated Affidavit filed by Burris with the Illinois House impeachment committee, have led...

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U.S. Hits Highest Unemployment Rate Since … Europe

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:35pm 2/17/2009 at 7:35pm

“This is the worst economy since the Great Depression!” How many times have we heard that phrase in the past six months? Put aside that by almost every measure (particularly the unemployment rate) that statement is outright false. Nonetheless, that argument is used to justify a move towards a European-style...

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Go To CarolineGlick.com

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 4:33pm 2/17/2009 at 4:33pm

Caroline Glick, who writes for the Jerusalem Post, is the most astute observer of the looming Iranian menace, and the pathetic refusal of governments in Israel, Europe, and the U.S. to address the problem. Visit her website. I love Glick’s description of her background, which reads in part:

I grew up in...

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Obama Points To The Future

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 3:26pm 2/17/2009 at 3:26pm
In this AP photo, taken during President Obama’s signing ceremony for the stimulus bill, Obama pointed out the direction the country is heading:

 
 
 

First, They Came For The Deer

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 9:10am 2/17/2009 at 9:10am

The deer population in greater Ithaca, NY, is substantial. The tony Village of Cayuga Heights, adjacent to the Cornell campus and where many Cornell professors live, has a particular deer problem, and has been exploring ways of reducing the deer population. Because Cayuga Heights is mostly residential, hunting is a limited...

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Sing Along To “I Want My Bailout Money”

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2009 at 2:20pm 2/16/2009 at 2:20pm

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnT21hmlT4o]
Video, CD, and Lyrics by Michael Adams

Here’s the chorus:

I want my bailout money
Sweet green cash just dripping with honey
Gotta keep this economy running
I need another hit of my bailout money

 
 
 

Dems Forgot To Put “Bread” On The Stimulus Shopping List

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Posted by    Monday, February 16, 2009 at 12:30pm 2/16/2009 at 12:30pm

The Endive website has obtained a copy of a page from the stimulus plan in which Democrats in Congress hand wrote changes (photo). Dummies. They forgot to include bread. You just can’t trust Congress to do anything right.

 
 
 

Stimulus Plan Already Creates Jobs – For Get Rich Quick Artists

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 6:12pm 2/15/2009 at 6:12pm

The Stimulus Plan already has created jobs — for people hawking get rich quick schemes, sorry I mean, providing shady advice for a fee on how to grab your piece of the stimulus pig-fest crap sandwich, sorry again, I mean providing professional advice on how fill out the papers necessary to...

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Bank Execs Should Tell Barney Frank To Take This Job And Shove It

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Posted by    Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2:39pm 2/15/2009 at 2:39pm

Barney Frank has been on a rant over bonuses paid to bank executives. Frank asked one executive: “What is it you’d do differently if you didn’t get a bonus?”

Bank executives are easy targets given the current economic climate. But don’t think Frank and others like him will stop with the executives....

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NY Times Takes First Shot At Eric Cantor

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Posted by    Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 7:30pm 2/14/2009 at 7:30pm

The New York Times is running a profile story on Eric Cantor, Republican congressman from Virginia, and House Minority Whip. By NY Times standards, this is a fairly soft piece; certainly not the hit job the Times has run on other Republicans. Nonetheless, the story should be taken as a first...

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