Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 756)
 

What does one trillion dollars look like?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 4:31pm 3/8/2009 at 4:31pm

The full set of comparisons and calculations in hundred dollar bill stacks are here. Keep your eye on the little guy (in this picture) in the lower left, as you work your way up to one trillion dollars:


(h/t Mr. Mike)

 
 
 

Big Beautiful Women

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 4:14pm 3/7/2009 at 4:14pm

Why did Google Ads put this on my blog?
I’m not sure I should complain. Here’s what they put over at The Astute Bloggers:

Big beautiful women, or a heart attack? Couldn’t one lead to the other?

 
 
 

Rule 2 Explained

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:48am 3/7/2009 at 8:48am

FULL METAL SATURDAY. Or as Frank Burns said, “It’s nice to be nice to the nice.”

 
 
 

Too Good Not To Be True

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8:01am 3/7/2009 at 8:01am

“Did you realize that President Obama signed his Stimulus package at the same desk where President Clinton got his package Stimulated?”

(h/t Random Thoughts)

 
 
 

Finally, Shoe Thrown At Ahmadinejad

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 7:16am 3/7/2009 at 7:16am

The Guardian is reporting that a protestor threw his shoe at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a visit to the north-western Iranian city of Urumiye:

An Iranian website, Urumiye News, reported that a shoe was hurled at the president as his convoy drove through a central square. Security guards waded into the...

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Obama “Bets The Farm”

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Posted by    Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 6:50am 3/7/2009 at 6:50am

I think the British paper The Times of London has it right, in its article, “Barack Obama bets the farm in $4 trillion poker game.”

One of the most seductive elements...

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Brooks Back On Board The Obama Ship Of State

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 7:08am 3/6/2009 at 7:08am

Well, that didn’t take long. On March 3, 2009, New York Times columnist David Brooks issued his “Moderate Manifesto” in which he confessed uneasiness with his choice of Obama. But Brooks is back on board the Obama ship of state, with a column in today’s NY Times in which he all...

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Teachers Can’t Stop Young Children From Running Away

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Posted by    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 12:06am 3/6/2009 at 12:06am

World gone mad item of the day, from Britain. Under new school rules, teachers are not allowed to run after and stop grade school children who run from school. Under “safe handling” procedures, the teachers are only allowed to “track” the child and call police to stop the child. This is...

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The President In The Mirror

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:47pm 3/5/2009 at 3:47pm

The Politico article (and AP Photo, right) “Obama’s safety net: the TelePrompter,” on how President Obama doesn’t go anywhere without his teleprompter, is quite disturbing.

The article reminded me of the Michael Jackson song, Man in the Mirror:

“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no...

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New Song – “It Ain’t Your Money To Spend”

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 2:56pm 3/5/2009 at 2:56pm

Great new song by singer Kathleen Stewart, “It Ain’t Your Money To Spend.” You can listen to it here.

Here the partial lyrics:

IT AIN’T YOUR MONEY TO SPEND
© 2009, Words by Steve Jones, Music by Kathleen Stewart

Don’t spend my gr...

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Sarah Palin Too Sexy?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:53am 3/5/2009 at 10:53am

From the halls of social science, a theory: “Sex Appeal May Have Hurt Sarah Palin.”

The conclusion is based on interviews with 122 undergraduates. Basing anything on interviews of undergraduates is suspect to me. This is research?

“We hypothesize that focusing on a woman’s appearance will promote reduced perceptions of competence, and also,...

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Cramer Joins Brooks In Mea Culpa

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:14am 3/5/2009 at 8:14am

Jim Cramer, the television investment personality, has been in the news recently since he criticized Barack Obama’s economic plans as a destroyer of wealth. The petty White House reaction to Cramer has put Cramer on...

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Woman Stabs Husband in Eye Over Refusal to Peel Potatoes

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Posted by    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:56am 3/5/2009 at 7:56am

I shudder to think of what would have happened if he failed to put the seat down:

MOSCOW, March 4 (RIA Novosti) – A woman in central Russia’s Penza Region has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars after stabbing her husband in the eye when he refused to peel potatoes, the...

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Finally, An Obama Poster I Can Believe In

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 10:53pm 3/4/2009 at 10:53pm


(h/t Astute Bloggers)

 
 
 

“In Stupidity We Trust”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 8:10pm 3/4/2009 at 8:10pm

From Moscow News, this explanation of history:

In this sense Russia has always differed from the West. Western countries regarded themselves as more developed and generally more advanced, while Russia was seen as backwards, barbaric and foolish. In spite of this negative view of Russia, our approach has proved surprisingly effective over...

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Bubble-Boy Blodget Blogs ‘Bama’s Bubble Bursting

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 3:03pm 3/4/2009 at 3:03pm

Back in the day, when the alpha male Clinton roamed the White House, the high tech stock bubble grew, and grew, and grew. That bubble began to burst in March 2000, nine months before “W” took office, and caused the S&P; 500 to head almost straight down for another 30 months....

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They Like Us. They Really Like Us Now.

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:17am 3/4/2009 at 9:17am

Nothing quite like insulting our closest ally. Great job. Britain’s mistake was sacrificing its soldiers to help us in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gordy should have seen it coming once Obama sent back the statue of Winston Churchill. If Gordy wanted the red carpet treatment, he should have spent more time bad...

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