The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVESIX – 01.27.12

Posted on | January 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
SecDef Panetta Defends Leaner Military


SecDef Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chair General Martin Dempsey



Eight Army brigades, six Air Force fighter wings, seven cruisers on the chopping block; Senator Lieberman (I-CT) accuses Administration of putting budget first instead of considering defense needs


What CNN Thinks You Should Be Thinking About Last Night’s Debate
Mitt and Newt slap-fight about investments and immigration, RON PAUL! and Rick Santorum try to keep the debate focused on issues

Dems Playing Obama’s Run-In With Brewer For Advantage Among Hispanics
Obama says encounter blown out of proportion



POLITICS
Is Gingrich’s Space Vision Realistic, Or Grandiose?

"Endeavour" launches on STS-134

Space industry execs dubious, Brevard County pols and voters more enthusiastic about going back to space

GOP May Block Nominees In Response To Obama’s Illegal Recess Appointments

Oil & Gas Industry Opposes Use Of “Fracking” As Word

SecState Clinton Ready To Retire From Politics

Environmentalists Sue To “Protect” Whales From Sonar


Care For Aging Inmates Puts Strain On Prisons

Detroit Democrats Told To Vote For Ron Paul In GOP Primary


Bob Dole: Picking Gingrich Would Lead To “Sweeping Victory” For Obama



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Dollar Falls To One-Month Low As Fed Extends Rate Target To Late 2014
EU, IMF Press Greece On Reforms Before Money Flows
European Banks Face Dilemma Over Cash Pile
Wall Street Stumbles Amid Mixed Earnings, Economic Data
Starbucks Earnings Rise, Retail Products Log Growth
Samsung 4Q Profit Rises On Smartphone Sales
Parent Of Obama-Backed Battery Company Goes Bankrupt
Taxpayers Still On The Hook For $133 Billion From TARP Bailouts
Oil Prices Heed The Fed, Ignore Iran; NY Crude Ends The Day Just Under $100
Gold Soars To 7-Week High On Fed Rally
Twitter May Censor Tweets In Individual Countries
Nintendo Sees Profit Next Year, But Shares tumble
Motorola Sells 200K Tablets, Reports $80 Million Loss
Google Announces Privacy Changes Across Products; Users Can’t Opt Out
Megaupload Closure Forces Cloud Storage Questions
Four Signs That WebOS Is On The Right Track
Why A Cheap iPad Won’t Threaten The Kindle Fire



SPORTS
QB Peyton Manning, Owner Jim Irsay Trade Jabs Over Indianapolis Colts

Colts owner Jim Irsay

Irsay calls injured QB “a politician”

Clippers Rally Past Grizzlies 98-91

Celtics Erase 27-Point Deficit, Beat Magic 91-83

Buccaneers Hire Rutgers’ Schiano As Head Coach

Alfredsson Loads Up On Ottawa Teammates In NHL All-star Fantasy Draft

#25 Wisconsin Upsets #16 Indiana 57-50


NASCAR Officials Hoping To Build On 2011

England All Out For 327, Take 70-Run Lead Over Pakistan In Second Test

Nationals Sign Reliever Brad Lidge To One-Year Deal



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Demi Moore Released From Hospital As Ashton Returns To L.A.

Demi Moore and her estranged husband

Maybe the nitrous wasn’t the only problem.
Kutcher “Deeply Concerned” About Demi

Epstein From “Welcome Back Kotter” Dead At 60

Drew Carey & Fiancee Call Off Engagement





Pat Sajak: Vanna And I Used To Do “Wheel Of Fortune” While Drunk

Russell Brand Already Seeing Other Women, Trashing Katy Perry

Beyonce & Jay-Z Choose Oprah As Baby’s Godmother

Somber Heidi Klum Still Wearing Her Wedding Ring



FOREIGNERS
UNSC To Discuss Arab Plan For Syria
Teheran Ready To Sit Down For Nuke Talks, Says Ahmadinejad
Car Bomb Kills 28 In Baghdad
Costa Offers 11,000 Euros Compensation To Concordia Passengers
PM Says New Guinea Army Mutiny Over; Soldiers Demanding Pardon
Embarrassment For Australian PM After Aboriginal Protests Turn Violent; Australian Flag Burned
ROK Allows Private Group To Deliver Food To Norks For First Time Since Kim Jong-Il’s Death
Norks Threaten To Punish Mobile Phone Users As “War Criminals”



BLOGS & STUFF
Newsmax: Mike Reagan, Rush Limbaugh Blast Romney
NRO Corner: “An Empty Bucket In His Hand”
Gateway Pundit: SHOCK & MAUL: Mittwits, Republican Elites Bomb Newt
Weasel Zippers: Pelosi Says “It’s Just My Instinct” That Newt Won’t Be President
Maggie Gallagher: The Gingrich Friend Deficit
Powerline: Yahoo News Casually Smears Conservatives
Fausta’s Blog: Reuters’ Rubio Hit Piece Blown To Pieces
Hot Air: In Case You Care, Barney Frank Is Engaged
Atlas Shrugs: The Motive Of The Pro-Jihadi Media Is Very Clear


SOTD: Let The Music Do The Talking

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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Is Newt more than a little grandiose? Sure.
    Is it bad politics or economics, if carefully managed and effectively stimulating the whole Tom Swift thing? Why, no: no, it’s not.

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  • Anonymous

    People need to dream great dreams , and the conquest of space is perhaps the greatest dream of all.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    I still dream of seeing white boots on red Martian sand in my lifetime, but you know what, Newt?  How about we get a manned orbital capacity back first?  (Oh, yeah, we’re missing one of those, aren’t we?)

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    “Grandiose” means not doing the grunt-work.  Well, the grunt-work’s gotta get done.

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