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Posted on | April 6, 2012 | 19 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Santorum And His Backers Huddle On Path Forward

Senator Rick Santorum

Is Pennsylvania his do or die battle?



Poll On Trayvon Martin Shooting Shows Racial Divide
Wildly different perceptions of what happened and what should happen



Japanese Ghost Ship Sunk By Coast Guard
Derelict fishing boat adrift in North Pacific since last year’s tsunami sunk in Gulf of Alaska by Coasties’ fire



POLITICS
Arpaio Probe: Feds Told To Put Up Or Shut Up

Maricopa County (Az) Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff rejects court-appointed monitor, federal overseer; County attorney demands Feds reveal evidence behind probe

Military Board Says Marine Who Criticized Obama On Facebook Should Be Dismissed

Attorney General Defends Obama’s Remarks In Letter To 5th Circuit

Gingrich-Founded Think Tank Files For Bankruptcy

Man Pleads Guilty In Botched “Fast & Furious” Sting

Former CIA Agent Indicted For Leaking To Journalists

Connecticut Poised To Repeal Death Penalty

Coke Fails To Learn From Rush Limbaugh Experience, Cuts Ties To ALEC



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Forget Gasoline, Diesel Topped $4 A Month Ago
Gold Price Swings Make Futures ETFs Questionable
Facebook To Pick NASDAQ For IPO?
US Stocks Move Back Up, Erasing Early Losses
200K Jobs Added In March?
Judge Signs Off On $25 Billion Foreclosure Settlement
Spain To Present Budget Stability Plan After Bonds Fall
Jobless Claims Fall To 4-Year Low
Samsung Quarterly Profit Up Record $5.1 Billion
“Three Cups Of Tea” Author Misused Charity’s Funds
Prototype Google Glasses Spotted In The Wild
Over Half A Million Macs Infected With Malware
Twitter Files Lawsuits Against Spammers. Spam Tool Providers
Microsoft Writing Checks To Fill Out App Store
Ferdinand Porsche Dies, 76; Designed The 911
Complaints About iPad WiFi Continue To Climb
New York Removes Sex Offenders From Online Games



SPORTS
Indians Drop Longest Opening Day Game To Toronto 7-4

Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Corcoran covers the notable events of baseball’s season openers

NCAA Denies Connecticut’s Appeal Of Academic Sanctions; No Post-Season For Huskies Next Year


Santana Super In Return As Mets Shut Out Braves

Young Astros Want To Leave NL With A Bang, Not A Whimper

Arkansas Puts Petrino On Leave After Crash

Rivers Blasts Celtics

Pens Win, Lock In Playoff Slot

Caps, Panthers Both Punch Playoff Tickets

Desmond Delivers In Opening Day Win Against Cubs



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jimmy Smits Joins “Sons Of Anarchy”

Jimmy Smits

Will play major role in season-long plot arc

J-Lo, Casper Smart Film “Orgy Scene” For “Dance Again” Music Video

Alicia Keys Gives First “Real” Interview On Cover Of “VIBE” Global Issue

Charlize Theron Opens Up On Adopted Baby Jackson



Whitney Houston’s Shocking Autopsy Report

“Fifty Shades Of Grey” Casting

New “Real Housewives Of New York City” Announced

Mary J. Blige: BK Chicken Commercial Was Not What I Expected



FOREIGNERS
Syrian Government Steps Up Offensive In Damascus Suburbs
Malawi President Mutharika Reportedly Dead
Mali’s Tuareg Rebels Declare Independence
Russia Criticizes US Over Viktor Bout’s 25-Year Sentence
US To Ease Sanctions On Burma After Landslide Win By Aung San Kyi’s Party
Greek Riots Continue For Second Night After Pensioner’s Suicide
Turkey Says 2800 Syrians Fled Country On Thursday Alone
Hollande Gains Support After Sarkozy Stalls
White House Defends Meetings With Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
Pope Rebukes Priests Advocating Ordination Of Women, End To Celibacy; Calls For “Radicalism Of Obedience”
Nork Defector Sees Signs Of PRC Policy Shift On Refugees
Tearful Chavez Pleads For God To Spare Him From Cancer



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Yes, You Can Ignore Google’s Phony Malware Warning
Zilla Of The Revolution: Identity Theft – Another Tool Of The “Tolerant” Left
1389 Blog: The Good News, The Bad News, And The Ugly News From Zilla
Weasel Zippers: Obama Blames Bush For Millionth Time
NYT: RNC Makes Big Turnaround In Fundraising
Washington Free Beacon: Toobin Claims Some GOP Judges “Deranged By Hatred Of The President”
Power Line: Obama As Dunce
Shelby Steele: The Exploitation Of Trayvon Martin
JustOneMinute: Trayvon Martin – Day Three Of Eerie Silence At The New York Times
Jawa Report: DNC appoints “Jewbag” To Collect “Jew Cash”
Ed Driscoll: Channel Nine From Outer Space
Lonely Conservative: Now That It’s An Election Year, Obama’s All For Women Golfing
Tim Blair: No Doom And Gloom
Clayton Cramer: Catholic Polar Bear High School Girls In Trouble?
Bryan Preston” MSNBC Finds Everything On Daily Kos Too Good To Check


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

    Is Pennsylvania his do or die battle?

    No, he’s already dead. Pennsylvania is his wake.

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  • Adobe_Walls

    Sinking Jap vessels, just like old times.

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

    Bella Santorum is back in the hospital.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    Coke is pretty safe – Pepsi is at least as bad on the PC crap.  They also own the Dr. Pepper and Nestea labels.

    We could all just drink water, or make our own tea or coffee.  (But not bottled water, Big Soda owns nearly all of that, too).

    OTOH, it could be just the opening RC Cola has been waiting for.

  • gloogle gloogle

     Yep…

  • Wombat_socho

     We can only hope. If they’d just put some caffeine back in the Diet Rite Cola, it would actually be worth drinking.

  • Wombat_socho

     Stacy’s got that covered.

  • Wombat_socho

     Defeatists! Retreatists! Left deviationist panderers! ;)

  • Wombat_socho

    We should have let them beat China when we had the chance. (Just kidding!)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     Um, they kinda DID beat China.  (Or was that the joke?  If so, it needs to be clearer.  F’r'instance, Japan and China walk into a bar.  The bartender says nothing because they are inscrutable).

    Don’t worry, I’ll denounce myself.  I heard they’re bringing real chefs to the reeducation camps in Obama’s second term!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     In an emergency, bourbon can be substituted for caffeine (KIDS:  do not try this at home).

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     Stacy usually just puts his fingers in his ears and repeats “Neener neener neener I can’t hear you neener neener neener” until we go away.

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

     Oh, Patrick, you know I don’t agree with that at all, but I have to admit, that’s some good snark. You big stinker! I got an email form the campaign saying that regardless of how PA turns out, that TEXAS is where they will make be the place where the campaign decides to end or go on. If Rick loses in TX, he will end his campaign. At least that’s what the email said, but it was sent out before his little girl got sick again, I do not know if anything has changed since then.
    I don’t understand why Newt would back Romney if Newt drops out, I would have thought he and Rick would make a good team, but what do I know, I’m just a mom with a blog.

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

     I always liked RC cola, but cannot find it anywhere these days, have they gone out of business? Shasta actually ain’t too bad either, not sure who owns it though. I never liked the taste of Pepsi, always liked Coca-cola. Even though Coke caved to bullying, at least they aren’t using dead human babies as flavor enhancers (WTF is WRONG with Pepsi?).

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

    Thank you for including my post, Mighty Wombat!

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

     You can generally find RC wherever you can buy 7-Up, as its the same company.

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

     I think he’s just staying in at this point to make a case for him being VP, basing that on the presumption he should win big in Pennsylvania. But he’s sure not made much of a case that he would be helpful in the Midwest in general. I think he knows at this stage, deep down, he won’t be the nominee. Even if he did win PA and TX, and went on to win KY, W VA, and NC, it wouldn’t be enough to overcome the deficit.

    And the way things are going, I wouldn’t bet a lot of money on him winning PA.

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