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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.12.12

Posted on | April 12, 2012 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Prosecutor Files Second-Degree Murder Charges In Trayvon Martin Slaying

George Zimmerman

Zimmerman turns himself in at county jail, intends to plead not guilty; experts say murder rap will be tough for prosecutors to convict on

Lull In Fighting After Syria Deadline
No pullback by Assad loyalists, but no firing in former combat zones either
Related: Erdogan Says NATO An Option To Defend Border With Syria
May invoke Article 5 if Syria keeps firing across the border


Indonesia’s Tsunami Warning System Passes Quake Test
Some panic but little damage



POLITICS
Politifact Finds Romney’s Claim Of Womens’ Job Losses True But Embarrassing To Obama

Mitt Romney

Post, AP beclown themselves yet again

No Parole For Charles Manson This Time Either

FDA Calls For Voluntary Restrictions On Livestock Antibiotics



Richlands, NC’s Chief Of Police Loses Gun, Badge

CNN’s Hilary Rosen Slams Ann Romney, Gets Bipartisan Smackdown On Twitter

Debate Reveals Little Difference Between Lugar, Mourdock

Ron Paul Not Planning To Endorse Romney Any Time Soon



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Inches Toward $102 On Weak Dollar
Feds Allege Apple, E-Book Publishers Fixed Prices
Stocks Make U-Turn, Rising After Yesterday’s Decline
Italy 3-Year Yields Seen Jumping At Auction
VW Conducting National Search To Fill Chattanooga Jobs
US Foreclosures Fall To Lowest Point Since 2007
Natural Gas Falls To Lowest Point In Decade
Solar Firm BrightSource Pulls IPO
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
Microsoft Wins Restraining Order In Motorola Patent Case
Google Plus Gets Facebook-Like Makeover
Microsoft-Accenture Venture To Fluff Azure’s Clouds
Verizon To Start Charging For Cell Phone Upgrades
Amazon Now Lets You Trade In Used CDs



SPORTS
Bynum Plucks 30 Rebounds As Lakers Crush Spurs

16 points, 30 rebounds, one crushing win

No need for Kobe as Lakers romp 98-84

Flyers Erase 3-0 Deficit, Stun Pens In OT

Knicks Edge Bucks In Battle For Eighth Place

Persistent Kings Make Canucks Pay, Win 4-2


Lincecum, Giants Fall Hard In Colorado

Swisher’s Sayonara Homer Lifts Yanks Over O’s In 10th For Sweep

Strasburg Hits Benchmark, Picks Up Win



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Britney To Get Record $15 Million Payday To Serve As “X Factor” Judge

Hollywood's latest power couple?

It’s a package deal: Brit’s fiance Jason Trawick will be credited as producer

Mr. Big Officially Off The Market

Marc Anthony Files For Divorce From J-Lo


Pop Princess Mollie King Finds Her Prince (Harry)

Kanye West Thinks K-Dash Is His Beyonce

Axl Rose Not Attending Rock & Roll HOF Ceremonies, Declines Induction

Denise Richards To Reunite With Charlie Sheen On Anger Management



FOREIGNERS
Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Mexican Coast
Japan’s Diet Passes Resolution Against Nork Launch; Patriot ABM Systems Deployed On Defense
Did Heywood Stash Bo Xilai’s Foreign Financial Secrets As Insurance?
PRC Papers Express Consensus On Purge: “Sacking Bo Xilai Is Right
New Frontiers Party Chief Park Geun-Hye Gets Credit For Party’s Surprising Win In Parliamentary Elections
Mugabe Looking Fit On Return From Singapore
Snap Elections For Greek Parliament Called For May 5
Cameron Says World Should “Get Behind Burma”



BLOGS & STUFF
The POH Diaries: Eric Holder Praises Al Sharpton, George Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder

American Thinker: Is Gawker’s “Fox Mole” A Real Person?

Lonely Conservative: On Average, Obama’s White House Pays Women 18% Less Than Men
Weasel Zippers: Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairs Accuse Allen West Of “McCarthyism” After Communism Allegation
Legal Insurrection: Hillary Rosen – Ann Romney Never Worked A Day In Her Life
Texts From Hillary: TTYL
NewsBusters: CNN Uses Bogus Politifact Rating To Discredit Romney Campaign Claim
NRO corner: Obama v. Romney – Activism v. Leadership
Michelle Malkin: Don’t Do Business With Progressive Appeasers
Protein Wisdom: EPA Levels $438K In Fines, Mandatory “Environmental Projects” On School Bus Contractor For “Excessive Idling”
Jawa Report: Florida Atlantic U’s Jews Receive “Eviction Notices” To Leave Or Face Arrest

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

    Zimmerman’s new attorney, O’Mara, is supposedly one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state and connected with all the circuits.  I suspect he is donating his services for the free advertising, but he should be able to win it unless there is some forensic evidence yet unknown or fatal contradiction  in his unlawyered statements to police.

    Charlie didn’t make parole again?  I thought this time was a charm, for sure. 

  • Adobe_Walls

    This blatantly political prosecution will backfire. Absent
    information known only to that prosecutor’s office Zimmerman will be found not guilty asuming the case isn’t thrown out by the judge. I assume that the plan is for this action to lower the temperature for the moment in the hopes that time will diffuse things. A really bad bet in my opinion. When the case is thrown out or he’s acquitted or the jury hangs this situation will explode. Pandering to mobs produces unpredictable results.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Charlie sort of screwed up by spouting off a bunch of crazy stuff and alluding to violence before refusing to go to the hearing…but it is nice to know California is not yet crazy enough to let him out.  

    In another link that is not exactly timely but sort of should be:  

    Ann Coulter on Mitt Romney…  Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it?  

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Even Trayvon Martin’s mother said  (now) she thinks this was an accident (which sure suggests manslaughter is the only charge you could even conceivably go for under these circumstances and that not charging him is in the spectrum of reasonable actions).  

    The case should turn on the evidence.  From what little I know, it seems like he should be found not guilty, but we will see.  

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Charlie really doesn’t care about getting out — a lot of them like it in prison.  I think he may be one of them.  Sick thrill out of people he would have murdered if out now having to pay to take care of his worthless ass…which is a good argument for keeping the death penalty.

    Prosecutors in the Zimmerman case are likely wanting to see a plea down to manslaughter — problem is the way FL views that statute.  If they made a difference between voluntary and involuntary they might have a good case for the latter.
    As it stands they don’t, and Zimmerman would be crazy for going for it — so hit him with the stronger charge and then plea him down.  

  • Wombat_socho

     I hope you’re right – and I also hope the Florida National Guard has an ample supply of tear gas laid in, because I’ll bet Al Sharpton and similar loudmouths will be out there inciting riots within ten minutes of the jury’s report.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Zimmerman would be crazy to plead guilty to any charge he’s already got grounds for an appeal based on the un-even interpretation of the “stand your ground law”. Prosecuting him and then accepting a plea to a much lower charge defeats the purpose of charging him in the first place, nothing short of life without parole or hanging will satisfy the race baiters or prevent the inevitable riots.