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LIVE AT FIVE – 09.23.11

Posted on | September 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
The Governor Strikes Back

Governors Perry and Romney take the stage before last night's debate

Perry fends off criticism of his stands on immigration, Social Security

Worried About That Hunk Of Space Junk? There’s An App For That
Android app monitors location of orbiting satellites

US Escalates Accusations Of ISI Ties To Terrorists

JCS Chairman Mullen accuses Pakistan’s government of supporting Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba terror groups



POLITICS
House Passes Disaster Aid; Senate Dems Say Bill Unlikely To Pass

Speaker of the House John Boehner

Dems butthurt over $1.6 trillion in cuts to “clean energy” programs

Jaycee Dugard Sues Feds Over Captor’s Parole Supervision

McConnell Dismisses Obama’s Bridge Visit

Texas Ends Tradition Of Lavish Last Meals

Ft. Worth Freshman Suspended For Speaking Out Against Homosexuality

FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec Member

Tacoma Teachers Ratify Strike-Ending Contract



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Stocks Plunge On Worldwide Fears Over Economy
Struggling HP Names Meg Whitman CEO
Fed’s “Operation Twist” Fails To Convince Investors
Crude Oil May Continue To Fall Next Week On Lack Of Demand In US, PRC
Staffing Woes Cripple Fannie & Freddie Oversight, Watchdog Says
Facebook Looks To Extend Online Reach, Sharing
Gartner: iPad To Remain Top Tablet Through 2014
Google Rivals Not Shy About Throwing “Monopoly” Word Around
Oracle Seeks $1.16 Billion From Google In Android Case



SPORTS
Source: NBA To Cancel Training Camps

NBA commissioner David Stern

ESPN reports league is postponing training camps and post-season games

Rays Pound Lethargic Yanks 15-8

Dodgers Finish Home Season With 8-2 Win Over Giants


Canadian Displays Vaunted Racial Tolerance, Throws Banana At Flyers’ Winger

Mets Score Six In Ninth For 8-6 Win, Dent Cards’ Playoff Hopes

It’s Panic Mode In Atlanta & Boston As Time Runs Out In Wild Card Race

Peacock Impresses Again As Nats Gain First-Ever Sweep Of Phillies



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Katie Holmes To Play “Slutty Pumpkin” On “How I Met Your Mother”

Katie Holmes, not looking much like a squash much less a pumpkin

WTF DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!?!

First Look At Johnny Depp As Barnabas Collins

George Clooney On Fame, Pulling Pranks, And His Aunt Rosemary

Lohan Ignoring Advice To Do Community Service

Minka Kelly Turned Down Free Plastic Surgery

Second Reboot Of “Charlie’s Angels” Slammed By Critics

“X Factor” Not Matching Up To “American Idol”

Arnold Schwartzenegger Writing Memoirs

A-Rod On Split With Cameron Diaz: We’ll Always Be Friends

Brad Pitt Says Quotes About Jennifer Aniston Were “Misconstrued”

Rihanna Drops New Single “We Found Love” Early



FOREIGNERS
Ahmadinejad Makes Truther Claims After US Leads Walkout
Opposition Leader Wins Zambian Election
Pope Benedict Holds Open-Air Mass In Berlin
President Saleh Returns To Yemen
Turkish PM Erdogan Urges UN Pressure On Israel
US Ambassador: Assad Losing Support Among Key Constituencies
EU Excludes New Members Bulgaria, Romania From Travel Zone



BLOGS & STUFF
AmSpecBlog: Perry’s Awful Night
Investor’s Business Daily: Obama’s Jobs Bridge To Nowhere
Rush Limbaugh: “Mr. Boehner, Tear Down This Bridge”
Don Surber: CERN Says Einstein Was Wrong
Weasel Zippers: Dem Poll Shows President Is Millstone Around Party’s Neck
Ed Driscoll: “When It Comes To Beating The Corrupt Media, Romney Shows Real Promise”
Walter Russell Mead: Panic?
Fausta’s Blog: Bling!
Kara Swisher: It’s Official – Whitman In As CEO, Apotheker Out At HP
Megan McArdle: Is Irish Austerity Paying Dividends?


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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Cry me a river, John Boehner…..what?…oh!…..he already did.

  • http://twitter.com/marriedrambler Andrew Patrick

    Regarding Katie Holmes: the “Slutty Pumpkin” is a (never-before-seen) girl the main character Ted met at a Halloween Party once and has been since pining for.

    What this means is that Katie Holmes is not the Mother.

  • Anonymous

    Protip: all questions asked by me in this feature should be considered rhetorical. Thanks anyway.

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  • http://twitter.com/marriedrambler Andrew Patrick

    The Fail is strong in me.