The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE – 08.18.11

Posted on | August 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Turkish PM Erdogan Compares Assad To Khadafy

Woman places memorial candles for the 100+ killed by security forces in Hama

Despite international pressure, the killings continue

Justice Department Investigating S&P
Did ratings agency improperly value mortgage securities?



Facebook Support For Anna Hazare Grows
Anti-corruption movement gets rapidly expanding online presence



POLITICS
Romney Urges Obama To Cancel Vacation

Governor Romney talks to first-shift steel workers

“If I were president…I wouldn’t be looking to go spend 10 days on Martha’s Vineyard.”

Christine O’Donnell Walks Out On Piers Morgan




White House Claims Plan For Economic Recovery In The Works

Rick Perry Disagrees With Romney On Climate Change

Detroit Underwear Bomber Deemed Competent To Stand Trial

Jerry Brown Backs Continuing California’s High-Speed Rail Plans

Chris Christie Still Not Running For President, Okay?



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
S&P Inflicts “Super Downgrades” On Local Governments
Asian Stocks Slide, Swiss Franc Falls
Stocks Fall Amid Doubts About Further Stimulus
European Bank Funding Attracts Attention From US Regulators
US Banks Begin Charging “Durbin Fees” On Debit Cards
EU Banks Scorn Franco-German Transaction Tax Proposal
India, PRC Standout Markets For Gold Demand
Hackers Post BART Cops’ Personal Info
Microsoft Opens Up About Windows 8
Six Key Facts About Firefox 6
AT&T Sues Law Firms Seeking To Block T-Mobile Merger



SPORTS
Hurricane Shapiro Hits Miami

The future of sports at the University of Miami

Former ‘Canes booster Nevin Shapiro claims “tsunami” of evidence

Yankees Lose To Royals, Remain In AL East Lead As BoSox Falter

Phillies Bounce Back, Thrash Snakes 9-2



Jurrjens Pounded In Return From DL As Giants Edge Braves

Angels’ Santana Can’t Keep The Magic Going

Patrick Reportedly To Go Full Throttle With NASCAR

Greinke Dominates Dodgers, Maintains Home Winning Streak

 Former NBA Ref Commits Suicide After Wife’s Murder

Cueto, Reds Hold Off Nationals To Even Series



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Amber Tamblyn, David Cross Engaged

David Cross & Amber Tamblyn

Actor, actress getting hitched. Good luck, y’all.

David Letterman Gets His Own Fatwa

California Supremes Reject Phil Spector’s Appeal

A&F Offers To Pay “The Situation” To Stop Wearing Their Clothes



Jennifer Hudson: How I Found Out I Had A Weight Problem

“Lone Ranger” Director, Producer Offer To Trim Fees As Budget Battle Rages

Gerard Depardieu Pisses On Air France

Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz Form “Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League”

Mariah Carey To Mentor Contestants As “X Factor” Adds Star Power



FOREIGNERS
Anna Hazare: New Age Gandhi Or Media-Fed Megalomaniac?
Fight For Zawiyah Brings Rebels Closer To Tripoli
Pope Arrives In Spain During Economic Turmoil
Hariri Case Indictment Names Four Hezbollah Figures
2 Brits Sentenced For Encouraging Rioting On Facebook
Kuwaiti Lawmakers Push For An End To Cooperation With Syria
US, Israelis Deny Reports That Netanyahu Pressured To Apologize To Turks
New Russia Turns Twenty, Its Martyrs Forgotten



BLOGS & STUFF
NRO Corner: Romney Retains Wide Lead In NH
Power Line: Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, And The AP On Global Warming
WSJ: Perry Sticks By Bernanke Attack
Allahpundit: Romney Says He’s “In Sync” With The Tea Party
Weasel Zippers: Gallup Shows Obama’s Approval Rating On The Economy Hits New Low Of 26%
Big Government: RACISTS! Congressional Black Caucus Bashes President Obama
Joanne Jacobs: All Detroit Students To Get Free Meals
Megan McArdle: The Incredible Shrinking Union
Weekly Standard: GOP Bigs Pushing Paul Ryan To Run
Don Surber: Hypocrisy Of The Day
WyBlog: Regina Dugan, Obama’s Poster Child For Conflict Of Interest


SOTD: Lend The Devil A Hand

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Comments

  • MrPaulRevere

    From the ‘liberalism is a mental disorder’ dossier, we have Janeane Garofalo saying that  “Herman Cain “Being Paid To Run,” Has Stockholm Syndrome”: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/18/garofalo_herman_cain_being_paid_to_run_he_suffers_from_stockholm_syndrome.html I struggle to avoid the emotion of hatred, really I do. 

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  • Anonymous

    Janeane Garofalo’s keen political insights deserve about as much attention as Michael Moore’s, and for the same reason.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    People like Garofolo and Moore should be kicked out of the country and deprived of all their belongings, just so they can’t live high off the hog. Deport their asses to North Korea or Venezuela, someplace where they can live the life they advocate for others. Be damn sure and throw Sean Penn into the mix as well, along with Streisand and Krugman.

    As far as I’m concerned anybody not willing to accept the Constitution as it is literally written should get the heave-ho from this country, and I make no apologies for that. Mainly because that’s pretty much what we would get from them if they had the power they craved, or we would all be sent to some forced labor/re-education and indoctrination camp.

    I’m not interested in treating them with any of the compassion or respect I know would not be forthcoming from them on my behalf. Fuck them. The protections of the Constitution should apply to those, and ONLY to those, who accept it and it’s premise and laws, AS WRITTEN.

  • Anamika

    Wow! Womby!  Anamika is mighty glad that you are following up on the Anna Hazare movement in India!

    Btw, did you read the last sentence of the column in the Hindustan Times’ link you featured in the above Foreigners’ section of Live At Five?  I doubt you did. LMAO!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, actually I did. What P. Jain thinks of W is about as pertinent as what any other foreigner thinks of him, which is to say not at all.

  • Anonymous

    Of course, if we stripped them of their citizenship and deported them into the tender care of the Norks, I’m sure Dear Leader would take care of their belongings for them.