The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

LIVE AT FIVEEIGHT – 02.13.11

Posted on | February 13, 2012 | 16 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho

TOP NEWS
THE PRESIDENT’S NEW BUDGET

President Obama

Budget allegedly cuts $4 billion over ten years
GOP skeptical about tax hikes

Russia Says Syria Ceasefire Needed Before Peacekeeping Mission
Lavrov blames rebels for continued fighting

Greeks Pass Sweeping Austerity Budget
Predictably, riots ensue



POLITICS
Santorum Plans Aggressive Strategy Against Romney

Mitt Romney at CPAC

Tweaks Romney (“You reach a point where desperate people do desperate things”), ignores Gingrich and Paul; plans to go big in Arizona, Michigan

NJ Senate To Vote On Gay Marriage Bill


Ron Paul Backer A.J. Spiker Elected Head Of Iowa GOP


Judges: Texas Should Fix Maps To Keep Primary In April

Candidate Struggle With Indiana Ballot

Palin Blows Doors Off CPAC With Speech Targeting Obama

Inside Media Matters



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
U.S. Stock Futures Higher, Buoyed By Greece
PRC Economy Shows Strain As Policy Shift Eyed
Gold, Silver Surrender Gains; Crude Oil Rising
Italy Meets Target As Borrowing Costs Decline
Japan’s GDP Shrinks More Than Estimated As Exports Slump
Boeing Exec: Growing Airline Market Can Accommodate More Aircraft Manufacturers
Google TV YouTube App Refreshed For Better Smart TV
Windows 8 On Tablets: What We Know So Far
Google Suspends Wallet Prepaid Cards
Iran Clamps Down On Internet



SPORTS
Red Wings Match NHL Record With 20th Straight Home Win

Detroit's Johan Franzen scores on the Flyers' Sergei Bobrovsky

Detroit beats Flyers 4-3

“Linsanity” Goes Global

Rondo’s Triple-Double Carries Celtics Past Bulls

John Force Gets Holeshot Win At NHRA Winternationals



Heat Control The Inside In Blowout Of Hawks

Corey Perry Leads Ducks Past Hapless Blue Jackets

#12 Hoyas Thrash St. John’s, 71-61

Cricket Fun But Challenging, Say Bollywood Actors

Nationals Aiming To Have Two Farm Teams In Virginia?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Whitney Houston A Huge Presence At A Long Ceremony

Thanks for nothing, Hollywood.

Water found in Whitney Houston’s lungs
Daughter Bobbi hospitalized after breakdown

Katy Perry Bashes Russell Brand With New Song At Grammys

Sex Tales True, Gore Vidal Says

Disney’s “Maleficent” Next Up For Angelina Jolie

Lions Gate Will Do Sixth “Twilight” Movie If Meyer Writes Another Book

Russell Crowe In Talks To Join DiCaprio’s “Harker”

This Knicks Fan’s Sign Presented Without Comment



FOREIGNERS
Greek PM To Reshuffle Cabinet After Dissenters Resign
Israeli Embassies Targeted In Georgia, India
Pakistan Political Crisis Deepens As Court Indicts Prime Minister
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat
Radical Supporters Missing At Accused Bali Bomb Maker’s Hearing
Fuel Removal Begins On Grounded Cruise Ship



BLOGS & STUFF
DC Fishbowl: Daily Caller Finds Media Matters In Bed With White House, MSNBC, Lamestream Media Scribes; Also, Sex, Drugs, Guns And The Paranoia Of David Brock
Modicum Of Insanity: #OccupyCPAC Stooge Interviewed On Abortion (Video)
AmSpecBlog: Weekend Political Wrapup
Powerline: Cronyism 101
Weasel Zippers: Occupy Oakland Burns The Flag For Third Consecutive Week
Jihad Watch: It Begins – Maldives Muslims Smash Buddhist Statues In National Museum
Tyler Cowen: Break Up The Banks? Here’s An Alternative
JustOneMinute: I Guess I’m Still Stuck On Stupid
iOwnTheWorld.com: I Would Love To Debate These NYT Clowns
WyBlog: Bishops Weigh In – Obama’s “Compromise” Unacceptable
Zilla Of The Resistance: Rest In Peace, Whitney Houston

Bookmark and Share

Comments

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I’m glad you went there and I second your motion.

  • Don Surber

    Late at Eight.

  • Pingback: His Monday is worse « Don Surber

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, yes. Thanks for the link, Don.

  • Anonymous

    What can I say? This kind of over-the-top histrionics makes me sick. Yes, it’s too bad she’s dead. Period.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Reminds one of the Michael Jackson weep-fest. Bread and Circuses.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    I’ve got mixed emotions about you going there — it’s true, but I hate to see those pictures being used to make points.  It would be better if you didn’t have to go there at all; oh well….welcome to the times.

    To bad about Whitney too — it’s a shame when people screw their lives up so much, especially when they have a talent which opened up opportunities and advantages that others would love to have.  Once again, oh well…buy the ticket, take the ride.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Thanks for linking me, Wombat! I feel like a real internet entity now, as I got a pingback from you! I never got any of that when I was on Blogger! 

  • Pingback: Rest In Peace, Whitney Houston | Zilla of the Resistance at MareZilla.com

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

     I disagree. I don’t know why it is so wrong for Hollywood to acknowledge the death of a very famous, once prominent singer/actress. I liked a lot of her songs. I know her death was no surprise however it shocked me that she died so young. I think many of us acknowledge our fallen military as well. It just seems like a bunch of vitriol for nothing. Irregardless, and sadly, a daughter lost her mother to drugs and alcohol. Don’t be hard-hearted folks.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

     Hardly over the top I’d say. She’s been dead for one day and on the eve of the Grammys Kind of a big deal.

  • http://twitter.com/Mutnodjmet Leslie Eastman
  • Anonymous

    Yep, Blogger is evil like that. You’re welcome for the link. :)

  • Anonymous

    That was my point, Red. Many of US honor the uniformed dead and also remember celebrities in our prayers – but Hollywood only rends its garments for the latter and has no time for the former. There are exceptions, of course, but we notice them precisely because they are the exceptions. I dunno, maybe if I weren’t a military brat and child of the Cold War it wouldn’t bother me so much, but it does.

  • Pingback: Gangsta Government Explained in Plain English « That Mr. G Guy's Blog

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

     No need for condescension as my reading comprehension skills are sound. I’m no defender of Whitney Houston but so what if Hollywood chooses who it mourns and who it doesn’t? I just don’t think there needs to be a backlash of hard-heartedness disguised as patriotism. A famous talented lady passed away due to her own neglect. Someone lost a wife and a mother. Those living in military families sacrifice about as much as those who enlist. I think our media has been pretty balanced about showcasing our military families and those serving. Whitney’s fifteen minutes of death will pass. We will still have our soldiers to support, mourn, and celebrate.  Bottom line is I think people are getting too worked up over it, that the knee jerk reaction has been to gnash teeth at Hollywood, while forgetting to just be compassionate. and let the chips fall where they may. You know what is important to you. Shouldn’t that should be enough?