Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 747)
 

The Left Lied The Country Into Accusing Bush Of Lying Us Into War!

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 9:09am 1/24/2009 at 9:09am

An air strike from a Predator drone killed 15-20 people in the tribal areas of Pakistan yesterday. According to most reports, the targets were al-Qaida operatives. Presumably, the CIA, NSA, and other government intelligence agencies had intelligence information as to the location of the operatives in a...

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Blagojevich Right, But Doing It Wrong

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2009 at 3:45pm 1/23/2009 at 3:45pm

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich just finished a press conference in which he claimed that he is not participating in the Senate impeachment trial, scheduled to start Monday, because the Senate impeachment trial rules deprive Blagojevich of a fundamentally fair hearing. Blagojevich is right that he is being deprived of a fair...

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I Feel Safe Now

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Posted by    Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12:08am 1/23/2009 at 12:08am

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans …. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet...

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Musicians Finger-Faked Inaugural Music

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 10:22pm 1/22/2009 at 10:22pm

As if the flubbed oath of office wasn’t enough, it has now been revealed that the all-star musical ensemble at Barack Obama’s inauguration didn’t play the music you heard live. The honorable Itzhak Perlman, Gabriela Montero, Yo-Yo Ma, and Anthony McGill actually played on...

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Domestic Oil Drilling Still Is The Answer

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 7:35am 1/22/2009 at 7:35am

Dramatic increases in domestic drilling were offered as the answer to many of our economic problems last summer when gas was approaching $4 per gallon. Even Democrats were forced to recognize the need to open up some offshore drilling, and pressure was building to drill in ANWR in Alaska. Yet...

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Obama’s First President-to-President Call to Abu Mazen

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 7:03pm 1/21/2009 at 7:03pm

Symbolism counts for a lot. In a highly symbolic move, Barack Obama’s first President-to-President phone call was to Abu Mazen, a/k/a Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and President of the Palestinian Authority:

In a flurry of telephone calls from the Oval Office, [Obama] reached out to leaders in the...

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Do Unto Obama As Obama Did Unto Bush? You Betcha

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 10:59am 1/21/2009 at 10:59am

I really wanted to put my disgust at Bush Derangement Syndrome behind me in approaching Obama.

Yes, Obama and his supporters (i) repeatedly lied about Bush lying us into war, (ii) distorted the court rulings on Gitmo to create the false impression...

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NY Times Takes Out Subprime Mortgage

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12:22pm 1/20/2009 at 12:22pm

On the morning of the inauguration, when attention was focused on the peaceful transition of power from George Bush to Barack Obama, the NY Times disclosed that it had taken out a loan from Mexican financier Carlos Slim on terms that would shame the worst subprime lender:

The New York Times Co.,...

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Stupidest Anti-Bush Comment Of The Day, Week, Month, Year, Century, Millennium

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9:55am 1/20/2009 at 9:55am

I have thought about opening up this blog, as many do, to multiple bloggers. It would make the work load much easier, but it carries the huge risk that one of the co-bloggers would say something really stupid, and the taint would rub off on me. So, at an excellent ...

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Will The Media, The UN and British Academics Help These Torture Victims?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9:01am 1/20/2009 at 9:01am

The Associated Press already has announced that Hamas is “restoring order” to Gaza, just like Hamas did in July 2007, before the Israeli invasion. The UN is decrying the “alarming” humanitarian situation, just like it did in July 2008, before the Israeli invasion. And British academics are organizing a boycott of...

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Iran Already Rearming Hamas

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 7:47am 1/20/2009 at 7:47am

Israel has ended its Gaza operation in the hope that Hamas has learned to change its ways. No surprise, Hamas already is attempting to rearm with even longer-range missiles via a large shipment from Iran:

US and Egyptian warships were scouring the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Tuesday, Jan. 20 to...

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Cheap, Tawdry Blogger Trick Learned

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2009 at 5:57pm 1/19/2009 at 5:57pm

Whenever it is a slow news day, or some event (like the Obama inauguration) is sucking the air out of the media and internet, someone whose blog I follow invariably posts a picture of a pretty woman under some pretext. When the picture pops up on my Blog Link scroll, like...

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The “Military Recruiting Goals” Media Lie

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:28am 1/19/2009 at 9:28am

The media is all aflutter today with reports — as headlined in the NY Times — that “all active-duty and reserve forces meeting or exceeding their recruitment goals for the first time since 2004, the year that violence in Iraq intensified drastically….”

This is the perfect mainstream media story because it perpetuates...

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Should Newspapers Become Charitable Organizations?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 1:35pm 1/18/2009 at 1:35pm

I recently received a renewal invoice for The Providence Journal, in the amount of $259 annually. The national and international coverage in the ProJo simply regurgitates wire service stories, but the local and state coverage is superb. ProJo investigative reporters have uncovered numerous government scandals, and as the only statewide newspaper,...

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Blagojevich Is Good At Making Others Look Bad

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 5:59pm 1/17/2009 at 5:59pm

I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of Illinois politics. I’ve been following the Rod Blagojevich saga as an outsider looking in, from a legal perspective. One things seems clear to me, as we approach the impeachment trial: Rod Blagojevich is very good at making others look bad.

When Illinois...

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Abid Katib – Palestinian Shoe Fauxtographer?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:32am 1/17/2009 at 10:32am

The image on the home page of The New York Times website is startling. A bombed out building in Gaza with a single brightly colored child’s shoe in the middle of the photo. The imagery is powerful, particularly the contrast between the blackened floor and the bright cheerful color of the...

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Abid Katib – The Shoe Fauxtographs?

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:56am 1/17/2009 at 9:56am

Here are the photos referenced in the post above: