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LIVE AT FIVE – 08.04.11

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | 5 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Obama Turns 50th Birthday Into Fundraiser

Banner hangs outside the Aragon Ballroom, where last night's fundraiser was held

But of course.

UN Security Council Condemns Syria Crackdown
Russia, PRC finally agree to statement after 120 killed by security forces
Related: Assad Decrees Multi-party System

Iraq Signals Willingness To Keep US Troops
Multi-party deal would keep about 10,000 troops in Iraq for training



POLITICS
Religious Event To Pose Risks For Perry?

Reliant Stadium in Houston, site of "The Response"

Sponsors, organization of “The Response” prayer meeting questioned

72 Charged In Online Child Porn Ring

Debt Panel Membership To Signal Chances For Tax Overhaul



Accused Rapist Wu (D-OR) Resigns

Panel Failure Would Slash Billions From Defense

Tax Increases Possible Under Debt Deal

Bloomberg, Soros Kick In Millions To Aid Young Black, Latino Men



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Shares Mixed; Yen Falls, Nikkei Climbs On Intervention
Dow Edges Higher To Break Eight-Day Skid
Crude Oil Hovers Around 4-Week Low On Strong Dollar, Uncertain Economy
Mortgage Rates Plunge, Little Boost For Housing
Job Growth Slows, Layoffs Rise To 16-Month High
Economy At Stall Speed May Signal Descent Into Fresh Recession
PRC Warns US On Managing Debt
Microsoft Strikes Back: We Invited Google To Join Patent Bid
New Blackberry Torch Guns For The iPhone Again
Good News: Internet Explorer IQ Study Was A Hoax. Bad News: You’re Still A Moron For Using IE
Germany Says Facebook Facial Recognition Software Violates Privacy Laws
Microsoft Offers Over $250K To “Blue Hat” Hackers For Hot New Security Defenses



SPORTS
Bubba Smith Dead At 66

Bubba Smith, 1945-2011, RIP


NFL star went on to greater fame in Police Academy movies

A-Rod’s Poker Playing Investigated

Ellsbury The Hero Again As BoSox Tip Tribe

Predators’ Weber Gets $7.5 Million In Arbitration

Union Chief Says NBA Season Likely To Be Canceled

Yankees Overwhelm Floyd, White Sox In Slugfest, 18-7

Cards Outlast Brewers In Testy Affair; Molina Ejected For Bumping Ump

Uggla’s Hitting Streak Reaches 25 As Braves Avoid Sweep By Nationals



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
The Actor And The Wrestler

George Clooney and Stacy Keibler

George Clooney hooks up with former wrestler & DWTS contestant Stacy Keibler

E! Network To Air Kardashian Wedding Extravaganza For Four Hours

Jay-Z Buys Billionaire Boys Club

Lea Michele In Bloom: The Harper’s Bazaar Interview

Mila Kunis Rips Reporter In Russian (Video)

ABC To Order Family Comedy Pilot With Kirstie Alley

Demi Lovato: Into The Fire



FOREIGNERS
In Egypt, Unintended Consequences
Quake-Battered Haiti Hunkers Down As Tropical Storm Emily Nears
Somalia’s Famine Spreading, UN Warns
Brits Find 1.2 Tons Of Coke Aboard Luxury Yacht
No End To Violence In Karachi As 26 Killed In The Last 24 Hours



BLOGS & STUFF
Lonely Conservative: Democrats Whine About Problem They Created
Ed Morrissey: Tea Party Won First Skirmish Of Long Fight
Weasel Zippers: Feds Borrow $239 Billion On Tuesday, Borrowing Now Tops 100% Of GDP
Gateway Pundit: Unions Outraged After Obama Hires Non-Union Crew For Birthday Bash
Legal Insurrection: Obama Fundraising Fail – Let The Excuses Begin
Doug Powers: Obama Plans Midwest Bus Tour
Ed Driscoll: Fast Times At Frankfurt School High
Moe Lane: Who Let MoDo Into The HPL Stash?
Big Journalism: Media Matters Puts Tax-Exempt Status In Jeopardy
NRO Corner: Angry Atheists Strike Again
Cold Fury: President Alinsky
Atlas Shrugs: Israel Offered Refuge To Mubarak
Jonathan Last: Chevy’s Volt Still Not Selling

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  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    Stacy Keibler?  What does he see in her beside her gorgeous looks and her long legs and smoking hot bod–

    Oh.. never mind..

    Never let it be said that Clooney isn’t a player..

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  • Anonymous

    Indeed. Maybe he likes it rough, IYKWIMAITYD.

  • http://pointofagun.blogspot.com/ Dave C

    And she was going to be my future ex-wife.. 

    But once a woman goes Clooney, she gets a little loony..

    At least Carrie Underwood is still there as my other future ex-wife..