Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 754)
 

Hair Salon Down – Bad

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Posted by    Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:14am 3/15/2009 at 8:14am

Just a little true anecdote on how the “rich” cutting back is hurting the “not rich.”

My wife went to a hair salon last Friday. The salon is located on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, near Brown University. This is the premier neighborhood in Providence, with a mix of very...

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Will Krugman Call Obama Narcissist-in-Chief?

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:04pm 3/13/2009 at 9:04pm

In August 2007, Paul Krugman, in an op-ed titled “It’s All About Them” famously labeled Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, the then-leading Republican candidates for President, “narcissists” because they allegedly viewed real problems from the perspective of how they were viewed:

What’s now clear is that the two men most likely to...

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Next Time Call The Blogospheric Neologian, Not Wikipedia

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 7:22pm 3/13/2009 at 7:22pm

There has been a little on-line spat brewing between Robert Stacy (the other) McCain, and one James B. Webb, which resulted in my memorable post Sitemeterenfreude (“deriving pleasure from the failure of other bloggers to generate traffic”) based on this McCain post mocking Webb’s failure to produce:

When you’re through doing that,...

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Summers: Ignore The Excess of Fear (My Boss Created)

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 1:56pm 3/13/2009 at 1:56pm

Larry Summers, Obama’s chief economic adviser, says we must overcome the “excess of fear”:

President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser said Friday the nation’s economic crisis has led to an ”excess of fear” among Americans that must be broken...

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Who Is The Grand Master?

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12:42pm 3/13/2009 at 12:42pm

I have been compared to a Jedi Master, the second highest rank, but I think that is overstating things by far. The question is, who is the Grand Master of newbie bloggers?

Is it he who writes the Rules, he without whom there would be no traffic (sapphic or otherwise), or The...

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A Cure For Social Security

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Posted by    Friday, March 13, 2009 at 9:51am 3/13/2009 at 9:51am

Professor Glenn Reynolds, of Instapundit fame but writing for Forbes, focuses on changing the way we view and treat “old” age as one of the keys to solving the social security problem:

But even much more modest progress–extending healthy middle age from 60 to, say, 80–would permit significant shifts in retirement ages...

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All Is Good In Shreveport

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:46pm 3/12/2009 at 6:46pm

Rule 2 – it’s nice to be nice to the nice — is alive and well in Shreveport:

So, blogoverse, let me clarify my silly previous post and just say that Legal Insurrection is the greatest blog I’ve ever seen. It is full of insightful commentary on the human condition, with a...

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Russian Military Expert Warns Of Iranian Threat

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6:09pm 3/12/2009 at 6:09pm

While the Obama administration considers pulling back on continuing to develop technology to provide a missile shield for Europe and beyond, the Iranians have made important developments in missile technology. This is not coming from Chas Freeman’s dreaded Israel lobby, but from a Russian military expert during a March 12, 2009 ...

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Has My Blog Strategy Failed?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 8:18am 3/12/2009 at 8:18am

Oh how I have suffered for this blog. Psychiatric deviations. Loss of any semblance of spare time. Marital stress:

She said: Are you on the blog again?
He said: No.
She said: Liar.
He said:...

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“Blogospheric Neologian”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 10:36am 3/11/2009 at 10:36am

Based upon my identification of Blogger Mood Disorder, SiteMeter Envy, and Sitemeterenfraude, I have been appointedblogospheric neologian“:

I’m going to have to ask blogospheric neologian William Jacobson what to call it when the Professor [Glenn Reynolds] sends me traffic via a carom shot off a lesbian blogger.

The answer to the question...

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This Is What Happens When McCain’s Rule 2 Goes Too Far

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 9:08am 3/11/2009 at 9:08am

How Stacy McCain became irresistible to women

A link alone would have gotten you some traffic. You need to learn how to hold back a little, and keep him wanting more.

 
 
 

The Pampered, Passive Obama X

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:24pm 3/10/2009 at 10:24pm

Camille Paglia, Obama supporter, observes:

“President Obama should yank the reins and get his staff’s noses out of slash-and-burn petty politics. His own dignity and prestige are on the line. If he wants a second term, he needs to project a calmer perspective about the eternal reality of vociferous opposition, which is...

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Will Someone Tell Tim Geithner To Answer The Phone

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 7:38pm 3/10/2009 at 7:38pm

Adding to the disrespect shown visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Brits are upset once again because the U.S. Department of Treasury is not answering their phone calls on preparations for the upcoming G20 Summit:

The head of the civil service, Sir Gus [O’Donnell] said the handover to President Barack Obama’s...

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New Taliban Policy Explained

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 11:05am 3/10/2009 at 11:05am

Obama’s new Taliban policy explained:

We will bring the people watching the execution into the government because they are moderate, but not the person firing the weapon, because he is not moderate.

Unfortunately, the Taliban disagree that there are any moderates among them:

“This does not require any response or reaction for this is...

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Add Eric Cantor To Obama’s Enemies List

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 10:29am 3/10/2009 at 10:29am

The Politico has an article detailing the Obama administration’s targeting of Congressman Eric Cantor. According to the article, Obama’s political advisers are coordinating a campaign in the media and through unions “to introduce him to voters before he can introduce himself.”

In other words, the President who promised to end politics as...

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Sitemeterenfreude

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:05pm 3/9/2009 at 10:05pm

It seems that almost everyday I learn more and more about blogging disorders. I really didn’t know what I was getting into when I started; I wish someone had warned me.

Early on, I self-diagnosed Blogger Mood Disorder (“a condition in which one’s mood swings up and down in sync with the...

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What to Do About John C. Yoo?

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Posted by    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:57pm 3/9/2009 at 7:57pm

What to Do About John C. Yoo? That is the question posed in a Wall Street Journal Law Blog post. The post is quite fair and balanced; after all, it’s not a NY Times post. But the post does discuss a front-page NY Times article which lays out how many are...

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