Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 749)
 

Illinois Bond Funding Agreement Pulls Last Leg From Madigan Lawsuit Against Blagojevich

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:31pm 12/16/2008 at 12:31pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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Reuters is reporting that “Illinois will...

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Michael Madigan Undermines Lisa Madigan, With Good Reason

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:14am 12/16/2008 at 9:14am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has announced that in six days the Illinois legislature will convene a committee to begin considering whether the Illinois legislature should commence impeachment proceedings against Governor Rod Blagojevich. This measured announcement seriously undermines Speaker Madigan’s daughter, Attorney...

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Blagojevich is Winning the Game of Twister — So Far

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2008 at 11:28am 12/15/2008 at 11:28am

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is running circles around Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, at least so far.

Reports that Gov. Blagojevich is open to signing legislation for a special election for Barack Obama’s open Senate seat puts the AG in an impossible position. If the AG supports Gov. Blagojevich signing such legislation,...

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From the Archives: Rahm Emmanuel Held Secretive Fundraiser For Blagojevich in 2006

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Posted by    Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:08am 12/15/2008 at 10:08am

In the age of the internet, it’s hard to play the “Rod, we hardly knew you” game. This from a June 27, 2006 report on a fundraiser held in Washington D.C. for Rod Blagojevich hosted by … Rahm Emanuel:

June 27, 2006 (Last Updated: 4:45 PM) (WLS) — Members of Illinois’ political...

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Illinois Attorney General Gets a Grade of “C-“

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:04pm 12/14/2008 at 5:04pm

Thanks to Illinois Review and Backyard Conservative for cross-posting this piece.
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The Brief and supporting motion papers filed by the Illinois Attorney General with the Illinois Supreme Court in support of the request to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now are available online. I have no idea what the Illinois Supreme Court will...

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5500 Journalists Can’t Be Wrong — Rhode Island Is The Most Corrupt State

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:40pm 12/14/2008 at 3:40pm

A survey of reporters has declared Rhode Island to be the most corrupt state. Illinois, eat your heart out. Or as we say in Rhode Island, “we have everything Texas has, without the empty space.”

 
 
 

Is Blagojevich Calling The Madigans’ Bluff?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 3:08pm 12/14/2008 at 3:08pm

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced today, through a spokesman, that he will not be resigning on Monday, December 15, 2008, as some have speculated. The 15th is the day the...

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Can Conservatives Be Social Workers?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 2:37pm 12/14/2008 at 2:37pm

William Felkner, a former student at the Rhode Island College [RIC] School of Social Work, has filed suit against the school claiming that he was the subject of discrimination based on his conservative views. Felkner claims that professors and administrators used the pretext that Felkner’s views did not comport with the...

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I Went to Greece on Vacation and All I Got Was This Lousy …

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Posted by    Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 12:14pm 12/14/2008 at 12:14pm

I went to Greece on vacation to escape the hard times here in the U.S. of A. It wasn’t much fun, all I got was this lousy …

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For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should NOT Resign

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Posted by    Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:27am 12/13/2008 at 1:27am

See my article, For the Sake of the Nation, Gov. Blagojevich Should Not Resign, at American Thinker.

Why would I want a corrupt Governor to remain in office until trial...
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Illinois Attorney General Boxes State Into Fiscal Corner

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:47pm 12/12/2008 at 8:47pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed papers with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to have Governor Rod Blagojevich declared “unable” to serve, and stripping him of his executive powers pending impeachment proceedings. In filing...

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Winner Of The (Not A) Weasel Award

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2008 at 12:10pm 12/12/2008 at 12:10pm

My article, It’s Time to Speak Out Against The “Mormon Boycott” (at American Thinker, with a related post here) has been selected as a First Place Winner at Watcher of Weasels. I think this means I am not a weasel, but whatever, a win is a win and I’ll take it....

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Only Senate Republicans Can Bring The Change We Need To The Auto Industry UPDATE: What A Union Contract Looks Like

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Posted by    Friday, December 12, 2008 at 8:21am 12/12/2008 at 8:21am

As of last night, Senate negotiations to loan money to GM and Chrysler fell apart over the issue of UAW wage and benefit concessions. The UAW’s ability to run roughshod over corporate management is one of, if not the, most important factors that has brought the U.S. auto industry to the...

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Day Without A Gay — A Bad Idea Ends Badly

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Posted by    Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 12:07am 12/11/2008 at 12:07am

December 10, 2008 was the “Day Without A Gay” boycott. This foolish boycott was a reaction to California Prop. 8, which enshrined in the California state constitution the traditional definition of marriage. The essence of the boycott, which was modeled on the failed May 1, 2006 “Day Without Immigrants,” was that...

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NY Times: $73 Does Not Equal $73

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 8:51am 12/10/2008 at 8:51am

There is no better example of why the NY Times is crumbling than the article $73 an Hour: Add...

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Rudy Blagojevich For Infrastructure Czar

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 12:35pm 12/9/2008 at 12:35pm

Illinois Governor Rudy Blagojevich has been indicted [correction 12/14/2008 – charged in a criminal complaint] for many offenses. While the press has focused on the attempt to sell Barack Obama’s open Senate seat, there is a more important aspect of the indictment as relates to Obama’s infrastructure plan.

Paragraphs 36-37 of the...

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Tony Soprano Is Going To Love Obama’s Infrastructure Stimulus Plan

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Posted by    Monday, December 8, 2008 at 12:05am 12/8/2008 at 12:05am

The stimulus plan proposed by Barack Obama focuses on public infrastructure projects, which have a long history of cost overruns, corruption, and construction incompetence. Public infrastructure construction and maintenance is important, it’s just not an efficient use of funds if a quick economic stimulus is desired, or a suitable way to...

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