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LIVE AT FIVEEIGHT – 04.19.12

Posted on | April 19, 2012 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Were Those Colombian Prostitutes Spies?

A Secret Service agent stands by during Obama's speech in Norfolk, Va.

Three agents given bum’s rush; separate inquiries by Congress, Defense, Treasury Departments underway

India Tests Agni V ICBM
Nuke-capable missile can hit anywhere in PRC



UN Secretary-General Says Syria Failing At Peace
Assad hasn’t pulled back troops or allowed humanitarian aid



POLITICS
Mitt Gets Mitch Daniels Endorsement

"I represent a different path"

“(Obama) has failed by the measurements he set,” said Romney. “You won’t hear that at this convention, but you’re going to hear it at ours, I’ll tell you that.”


Small Business Tax Cut Bill Points Up Partisan Divide On Economy

Will A Stronger Michigan Economy Hurt Romney’s Chances?

In Ohio, Hurdles For Both Candidates

House Votes Again To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Fall On Growing US Supply: NYMEX $102.67, Brent $117.97
Nokia Suffers $1.76 Billion Loss, Lumia Sales Mixed
US Stocks Set To Open Higher After Spanish Bond Auction
American Express Profit Up 7%
EBay Earnings, Revenue Top Estimates, Stock Rises
Intel’s First Smartphone Coming Soon: Xolo X900 Gets April Release Date
Facebook IPO Expected May 17
Oracle V. Google: Who Owns The Java APIs?
Zynga’s “Draw Something” Adds Comments, Social Updates
How RIM Can Save The Blackberry Brand In Three Easy Steps



SPORTS
A Legend Leaves The Bench

Retiring Tennessee Lady Vols' coach Pat Summitt

Tennessee womens’ hoops coach Pat Summitt retires after 38 years due to early-onset Alzheimer’s

Canucks Stave Off Elimination, Beat Kings 3-1

Lee Posts Ten Zeroes, Phillies Lose Anyway

Rangers Win Sixth Straight As Napoli Batters Red Sox

Anthony Scores 33 As Knicks Beat Nyets On Last Trip To Jersey

Harden Scores 40 As Thunder Eclipse Suns

Nats Rally Late To Beat Astros, But Jordan Zimmerman Still Starved For Runs



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
America’s Oldest Teenager Dies, 82

Dick Clark, 1929-2012, RIP

Legendary host of “American Bandstand” dies of massive heart attack

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Celebrate Engagement With Family Trip To Galapagos Islands

Sheree Whitfield Fired From “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” For Being A Diva

Baby #5 On The Way For Taylor Hanson

Pippa Middleton’s Party Host Apologizes For Gun Flap

Madonna On Being A Single Mom

Demi Moore Makes First Post-Rehab Appearance

Early Intel On “Homeland” Season 2: Will Carrie Go Rogue?

Kelly Osbourne Needs To Call The Fashion Police

Disney Plots A “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” Movie



FOREIGNERS
PRC Plays Double Game: Media Slams India While Government Talks Softly
Images Of GI’s Defiling Remains Fuel Fears Of Ebbing Discipline
Sudan’s Al-Bashir Vows To Topple South Sudanese Government
French Voters Lack Conviction Ahead Of Presidential Election
At Least 36 Killed By Multiple Bomb Attacks In Iraq
ROKs Confirm Deployment Of Cruise Missile
Pakistan: No Change In Siachen Issue
Spanish Ruling Party Rejects Criticism Of King’s Hunting Trip



BLOGS & STUFF
The Looking Spoon: Barry & Hillary Bury The Hatchet
Pat Dollard: Whore Recounts Argument With Coked-Out Secret Service Agent (NSFW)
Wake Up America: Audio Of Nugent/Loesch Interview
Gateway Pundit: Jim Webb – Health Care Law Is Obama Leadership Failure
Weasel Zippers: African American Help Wanted – Team Obama Tries To Diversify
Fausta’s Blog: Obama Chowed On Dog
Jawa Report: Advocating Murder Of Every Single Jew On Earth Not Anti-Israel Enough For Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert

Hit & Run: The Mirage Of Blooming “Food Deserts”
Power Line: The Democrats’ Rank Ignorance, Exposed
Washington Free Beacon: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems – MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Reeling From Debt, Taxes
Kathryn Lopez: Maybe Time Didn’t Notice The Birth Dearth
Clayton Cramer: Reid Says “Seniors Love Getting Junk Mail”
Just One Minute: Drug Testing And Public Assistance In Florida


SOTD: A Complete History Of The USSR, Arranged To The Melody of Tetris

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