The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE – 05.29.12

Posted on | May 29, 2012 | 14 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Tensions Flare As Revolutionaries Frustrated By Egyptian Election Results

Ahmed Shafiq (L) and Mohammed Morsi (R)

Former Mubarak VP Shafik, Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi to square off in second round of Egyptian Presidential election
Related: Shafik’s HQ Set On Fire By Protesters

Thad McCotter Fails To Qualify For Ballot
Will stage write-in candidacy for re-election after signature snafu on nominating petition

Mitt Promises World’s Strongest Military
Explicitly rejects European path of fatter welfare state, skeletal military
Related: Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John Rips Memorial Day Heckler



POLITICS
Romney Ready To Claim Nomination After Tuesday’s Texas Primary

Mitt Romney enjoys the view from his campaign plane between San Diego and Colorado

Will be largely unopposed in Texas; main focus on fundraising trip with Donald Trump

California 9/11 Scholarship Fund Raided To Plug Deficit Holes

Gallup: Veterans Prefer Romney

FEMA Trailer Litigation May Soon Be Over

Ted Cruz Aims To Ride Second Tea Party Wave

Louisiana Senate Restores $340 Million In Cuts To State Budget Imposed By House

GOP Hangs NH Student Debt Around Obama’s Neck

Lugar Says He Won’t Campaign For Mourdock

Marisa DeFranco Comes Out Swinging, Demands Four Debates With Fauxcahontas



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Up As Iran Tension Continues; NYMEX $91.41, Brent $107.62
Greek Euro Exit Aftershocks Risk Affecting US, PRC
JP Morgan Dips Into Cookie Jar To Offset “London Whale” Losses
Funds Cut Exposure To Eurozone Banks
Gold Inches Up On Weaker Dollar, Spain Concerns
Peruvian Anti-Mining Protests Turn Violent; 2 Dead 50 Injured As Government Cracks Down
Frustrated By Market Barriers, European Companies Looking To Reduce PRC Investments
Argentina Overtakes Venezuela As South America’s Biggest Default Risk
Facebook Smartphone To Be Released Next Year
Russian Firm: Iran Under Attack By “Flame” Malware
Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone Goes On Sale In Europe
RIM Prepares For Radical Moves With Global Restructuring
Facebook To Buy Opera?
Sharp Pantone 5 Has Eight Color Choices, 3.7″ Screen…And A Radiation Detector
GameStop Adds Android Tablets To 1600 Stores
38 Studios Is Dead; Fallout Over Company’s Implosion Takes On Life Of Its Own



SPORTS
James Scores 32 As Heat Run By Celtics In Game 1

LeBron James drives past the Celtics' Paul Pierce

Celtics fall 93-79

Angels Ace Jered Weaver Out Early With Back Injury, Team Wins Wild 9-8 Slugfest Against Yankees Anyway

Brewers Edge Dodgers 3-2

Napoli, Cruz Homer For Rangers In 4-2 Win Over M’s

Cubs Outslug Padres 11-7, End 12-Game Losing Streak

Zajac’s Late Return Key To Devils’ Success

Sale K’s 15 As Chisox Edge Rays 2-1

Tigers Get Mad, Sox Get Even, Reach .500 With 7-4 Win At Fenway

Zimmerman Laments Mistakes In 5-3 Loss To Fish



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Justin Bieber Gets Physical

Justin Bieber

Wanted for questioning in wake of paparazzi scuffle

Gordon Ramsay Leaves Charity Soccer Game On A Stretcher

Take A Good Long Look At Elle Cover Boy David Beckham



Lindsay Lohan Sought In $40K Tanning Salon Judgment

Kenya Bell’s Estranged Husband Begs Her To Be His Sugar Mama

Demi, Ashton Have Second Counseling Meeting With Rabbi

Amanda Bynes Accused Of Another Hit & Run



FOREIGNERS
Northern Italy Hit By Another Earthquake; This One 5.8
Assad Meets With Annan
Qatar Shopping Mall Fire Kills 19, Including New Zealand Triplets, 10 Other Children
Ex-PM Blair Testifies In Murdoch Inquiry
No Slim Times At Jubilee Parties
Tensions Rise In PRC As Tienanmen Square Anniversary Coincides With Tibetan Religious Holiday
FBI Joins Investigation Into Kenyan Bombing
The Butler Did It: Paolo Gabriele Charged In Document Leaks From Vatican



BLOGS & STUFF
Daily Pundit: I’m Sure Chris Hayes Would Be A Lot More Comfortable With That
Jawa Report: “Happy Memorial Day, Maggot”
Pat Dollard: CNN’s Erick Erickson Gets SWATted
Patterico: Caller To Lee Stranahan Show Claims To Be My SWATter
American Thinker: McDonald’s Toy Causes Saudi Heads To Explode
Israel Matzav: New Massive Spy Malware Found In Iran
Weasel Zippers: First Lady Sponsors Nuke Sub USS Illinois – With All-Female Crew
American Power: As The Nation Remembers This memorial Day, Don’t Forget Obama Was The Most Antiwar Candidate Since George McGovern
Atlas Shrugs: Muslim Mobs Set Fire To Ahmed Shafiq’s Campaign HQ
The POH Diaries: In Memoriam – The Old Obama
Jihad Watch: Muslims Stone French Catholics During Mass

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Comments

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

    Some are saying McCotter’s Presidential run distracted him from the basics at home, but I don’t buy it.  First of all, he spent little time or money running for President.

    Secondly, a veteran congressman’s district organization should be well established.  I say, give the Tea Party citizen candidate a try – he did manage to qualify for the ballot, at least!

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    The Red Eye flights can lead to white knuckle landings, or, worse still, people singing the blues at a political funeral.

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

    The Daily Mail has the series of pictures with Bieber after the scuffle.  Check out the pants.  This is exactly why we have bullying in the first place.  A good bully stops you from wearing this stuff in public.    http://po.st/WxC9Av

  • SDN

    I see Lugar is exhibiting the usual party unity of RINOs: solidarity for thee but not for me.

    Should be good for a Cabinet post under ORomney.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Do you know who the TEA Party candidate is, Adj?

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    There’s a place for every type of person in the good ol’ US of A.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Yup.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    OT: Anyone see Part 1 of The Hatfields And McCoys last night?

    I thought it was pretty good.

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

     Shit I missed that.

  • Wombat_socho

     I have to agree with the comment I saw somewhere in the toxic stew of articles on the “assault”: What kind of p*ssy admits to getting a beatdown from Justin Bieber?

  • Wombat_socho

     The article’s headline is a tad misleading; he said he wouldn’t do any “active” campaigning for Mourdock. It’s not like the Mike Castle situation in Delaware, where Castle took his supporters and went home.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Part 1 is being repeated from 7-9 tonight, before Part 2.

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

     The kind that’s paid to say so?

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

    Thanks.