Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 749)
 

U.S. In Massive Arms Resupply To Israel Days Before Obama Inauguration

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 8:59pm 1/9/2009 at 8:59pm

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that the U.S. has arranged for a charter ship “to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as ‘ammunition’ on two separate journeys from...

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Harry Reid’s Ego v. The Junior Senator From Illinois

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:55pm 1/9/2009 at 2:55pm

Harry Reid refuses to give in to the U.S. Constitution. With each passing day, Reid has been embarrassing himself more and more. The decision of the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Roland Burris is the lawful appointee of Gov. Rod Blagojevich makes clear that this dispute is about Reid’s ego,...

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Illinois Supreme Court Denies Burris Request – Does Burris Win By Losing?

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:56pm 1/9/2009 at 1:56pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied the request of Roland Burris for a writ of mandamus ordering Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and seal the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. While seemingly a loss for Burris, t...

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A Simple Solution To The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:30am 1/9/2009 at 10:30am

In a previous post, I discussed the lawsuit filed by Roland Burris in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to compel Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to sign...

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Support Sanjay Gupta Since Michael Moore Hates Him

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:38am 1/9/2009 at 9:38am

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Opposition appears to be growing to Barack Obama’s intention to nominate Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General. The opposition is among Democrats who want to push single-payer (i.e., nationalized) healthcare. This opposition apparently stems from a confrontation Gupta had with Michael Moore over Moore’s...

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Another Example Of Why Obama’s Infrastructure Plan Is A Waste

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2009 at 9:03am 1/9/2009 at 9:03am

My home state of Rhode Island has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to grabing proposed federal instrastructure stimulus dollars. Although it has been known for weeks if not months that Barack Obama was ready to throw hundreds of billions of dollars at historically inefficient and mob-influenced infrastructure projects,...

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Providence Journal Columnist Compares Israel To Auschwitz Prison Guards

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:00pm 1/8/2009 at 8:00pm

In a guest column in The Providence Journal, Susanne Garrison Hoder of Tiverton, Rhode Island, “founder of the Interfaith Peace Initiative,” compares Israel to Auschwitz prison...

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Illinois House Impeachment Report Sets Up Clash Over Fitzgerald Prosecution Evidence

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 10:40am 1/8/2009 at 10:40am

The Illinois House impeachment committee has just released its Proposed Report on its investigation and recommendation of impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The 69-page report will be the subject of further posts, but one thing is clear, the Report sets up an inevitable clash with U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald over evidence...

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Hoping For The Wrong Result On The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:46am 1/8/2009 at 8:46am

Legally, the Illinois Supreme Court should rule that Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is required to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. But emotionally and politically, I hope the Illinois Supreme...

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Catch 22 — Burris Suit Turns on Meaning of “Commissions”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:29pm 1/7/2009 at 4:29pm

On December 31, 2008, Roland Burris filed suit in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order compelling Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment (see Exhibit A to Burris’ Complaint) signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Burris to Barack Obama’s open...

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At Least Harry Reid Didn’t Call Roland Burris “Articulate and Clean”

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:27am 1/7/2009 at 11:27am

Harry Reid just held a news conference in which he continued to refuse to seat Roland Burris. Reid’s justifications are transparent and unjustifiable. Reid claims he is waiting for the Illinois Supreme Court to force Illino...

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Harry Reid Shoots Harry Reid In The Foot

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 8:47am 1/7/2009 at 8:47am

When Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced the appointment of Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s open Senate seat, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a principled stance: Burris would not be seated. That principle was wrong, but at least it was a principle.

Initially, Reid had widespread...

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Obama Sticks Pin In Social Security Bubble

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:38pm 1/6/2009 at 7:38pm

It appears that Barack Obama intends on following through with his campaign promise to issue refundable income tax credits so that people who pay no income taxes will get “refund” checks from the federal government. Obama justifies these payments as being a refund of payroll taxes. While many people have referred...

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A Test For Internet Addiction Disorder – Take At Your Own Risk

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:52pm 1/5/2009 at 7:52pm

When I announced the discovery of “Blooger Mood Disorder,” I had no idea what I was getting into. Next came, Bloggernoia and SiteMeter Fever elucidated by Robert Stacy McCain, then SiteMeter Envy.

I never should have started on this path. I have stumbled on “Internet Addition Disorder,” which disproportionately affects Chinese internet...

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Hugo Chavez Plays Joe Kennedy For A Fool – Funny

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:26pm 1/5/2009 at 7:26pm

Update 1/8/2009: Hugo has changed his mind, after intervention by or on behalf of Joe Kennedy. Apparently, the goodwill of a Kennedy is more important to Hugo than providing for his own people.
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Joe Kennedy shamelessly aligned himself with Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez to provide...

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Dying NY Times Runs Dying CBS Ad on Front Page

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2009 at 2:18pm 1/5/2009 at 2:18pm

The New York Times has run an advertisement on its front page for the first time ever. What a precious moment, made all the more poignant by the fact that the ad was from CBS television.

So the dying NY Times breaks with tradition to run an ad by the dying...

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What if Blagojevich Is Not Guilty?

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Posted by    Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:19am 1/5/2009 at 9:19am

Events are moving so quickly in the saga of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, that there has been precious little time to reflect. But as I look back on the past month, I keep thinking of Raymond J. Donovan, and a question keeps nagging me; what if Blagojevich is not guilty?

While many...

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