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LIVE AT FIVE 09.30.10

Posted on | September 30, 2010 | 10 Comments

TOP NEWS
Deserved a better roommate.
Victim of Secret Dorm Sex Webstream Commits Suicide
Posted Facebook farewell, jumped to death from bridge. Deserved a better class of roommate.

Loyalty To President Hurts Democrats
Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Don’t Trust The Media
Fourth straight year; highest numbers yet.
Gates: Military Growing Apart From America

POLITICS
Alan Grayson’s Ads Most Effective of the Campaign Season?
Fortunately, Daniel Webster is the one benefiting.
Palin Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker
Meg Whitman: Maid Lied On Hiring Documents
Democrats Barely Win Vote To Adjourn Without Extending Tax Cuts

THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Top Financial Regulators Battle Over Turf At FSOC
Keep this up until the 112th Congress can kill it, kthxbye
House Votes To Impose Higher Tariffs On Chinese Goods
J.P. Morgan Suspending Foreclosures

SPORTS

Bob Feller Resting Comfortably After Surgery

Reds Edge Astros 3-2 To Take NL Central Division
First trip to playoffs in fifteen years
Wolverines’ Robinson A Go Vs. Hoosiers
Wizards Owner Fined For Talk Of Hard Salary Cap

FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS

Britney Spears Draws Record 13.3 Million to “Glee”

Mike Lohan Jr.: My Sister Was Surrounded By Leeches

Porn Star Offering Alleged Tiger Woods Sex Tape To Vivid
Heidi Klum, Seal Bare All In New Video

FOREIGNERS
Thousands march across Europe to protest austerity measures
Europeans Play Down Reports of Terror Threats
France Escapes EU Charge Over Gypsy Expulsion
Berlusconi Wins Confidence Vote

BLOGS & STUFF
Walter Russell Mead: Electric Cars Aren’t Going To Save Us
Don Surber’s Daily Scoreboard
Vegas Hotel Guests Burned by “Death Ray”
Gaffe-tastic Al Franken Does It Again

Comments

  • Joe

    Gay or straight, hazing and being picked on by peers can be brutal. The only reason this is a crime however is the use of photography and YouTube. The regular run of the mill harassment is not actionable at all.

    I am sorry to that family for losing their son.

  • wombat-socho

    In a just society, the roomie and his equally screwed-up GF would be getting the devil and the living God beaten out of them by their fellow students. Honestly, WTF is wrong with that guy?

  • Joe

    I recall a freshman in my college dorm who got blind drunk, took off his clothes, went into the next door dorm room and took a dump in the grill of the through wall heat pump (I think he did not like the guy who lived there), stagered out and passed out spread eagle in the middle of the hall.

    I only saw the after effects when the EMTs came to get his stomach pumped for alcohol poisoning. He did not come back to school that year.

    Just saying that embarassing things can happen when someone leaves home for the first time. Yes they can be due to bullying. Although they can also be self inflicted (and often alcohol is involved).

    This incident at Rutgers will get a lot of news because of the cyber aspects and because the kid who committed suicide is gay, but hazing and abuse like this happens all the time (especially to shy kids who are perceived as weak). If you are 18 years old and think you do not have any options other than suicide…you are wrong. You always have options.

  • Lou

    RSM,

    This link Gates: Military Growing Apart From America Should be explored further.

    The way I read it is Gates seems to be lamenting that the military is being maintained by “flyover” country and elitist progressive areas, as expected are dwindling.

    This is a stunning admission whether he realized it or not.

  • Lou

    I meant to write “but elitist progressive areas as expected are dwindling.”