The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE – 05.31.12

Posted on | May 31, 2012 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Six Dead In Seattle Cafe Murder/Suicide

Investigators remove evidence from Cafe Racer, where the killings started

Disgruntled killer was frequent customer of cafe; killed self when cornered by Seattle PD

UN Observers Report Finding 13 Slaughtered By Assad Forces
Rebels give Assad 48 hours to comply with Annan plan
Related: Syrian diplomats expelled by US, allies

Edwards Trial: Still No Verdict After Eight Days
Judge releases alternate jurors



POLITICS
Former Justice Stevens Gets Crotchety Over Citizens United Decision

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens

Hasn’t stopped kvetching since writing dissent

Oops: Fox News Says Obama Video Not Authorized

Obama Ally Artur Davis Will Join GOP


NY MTA Settles Suit With Employees, Won’t Require Agency Logo On Religious Headgear

House To Vote On Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

California Senate Passes Ban On Gay-To-Straight Therapy

Romney Holds “Most Successful California Event Ever”, Gets Endorsements From Former Secretaries Of State Rice, Shultz



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
WTI Sinks Below $90 On Soft Economy, Eurozone Concerns: NYMEX $87.90, Brent $103.47
RIM’s Value Sinks As Blackberries Edged Out
Spain’s Economic Problems Intensify
Market Fears Drive Treasuries To 66-Year Low
Gold Poised For Worst Monthly Run In 13 Years
Short Sales Drive 1Q Jump In Home Sales
Indian Economic Growth Only 5.3%, Lowest Since 2008; Rupee Also Falls To Historic Low vs. Dollar

Moody’s Set To Downgrade Key European Banks
NYC Controller Says HP Fleeced City For $163 Million
Why The Death Of Windows Live May Save Microsoft
Google Fuels Local Search With Zagat Reviews
Microsoft Offers Office 365 Build Tailored For Government
Special Edition Of “Doom 3″ Coming This Fall
D10: How Zynga Plays In The Mobile Gaming Market
iPod Of Thermostats Now On Sale At Apple Stores



SPORTS
Rajon Rondo Gives His Best – And It’s Not Enough

Paul Pierce pressures LeBron James

Celtics fall to Heat 115-111 in Game 2 (OT)

Kings Draw First Blood, Beat Devils 2-1 In OT

League-Owned Hornets Get First Pick In NBA Draft – Was The Fix In?

Kershaw, Dodgers Lose Game And Matt Kemp Too

Yankees End Angels’ Win Streak At Eight

Mets’ Bullpen Fails In 10-6 Loss To Phillies

Wang Goes Limp In Return To Rotation, Fish Complete Sweep With 5-3 Win



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jessica Simpson “So Excited” About $4 Million Weight Watchers Deal

Not Meghan McCain

Planning on regaining pre-pregnancy body within a year

Mary-Kate Olsen Dating Olivier Sarkozy

Matthew Fox: I Never Beat Any Women

Adam Levine Explains His Promiscuity


Ashton & Demi Are Not Reuniting

Justin Bieber Fans Cause Norwegian Cops To Threaten State Of Emergency

Cringeworthy: Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short About His (Dead) Wife

TV Producers Not Laughing At Unfunny “Family Guy” Emmy Mailer

Tim Daly Not Returning To “Private Practice” For Season 6



FOREIGNERS
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor Gets 50 Years For War Crimes
Voting Underway In Eire On Fiscal Treaty Referendum
Barak, PA Trade Barbs On Unilateral Withdrawal
Assange Given 14 Days To Challenge Extradition Ruling
Canada Launches Manhunt For Porn Actor Who Mailed Body Parts
PRC Detains Hundreds In Tibet Over Self-Immolation Protests
Polish PM Condemns Obama’s “Polish Death Camp” Apology As Insufficient



BLOGS & STUFF
Nice Deb: It Must Be Good Because Media Matters Is Spitting Mad
Wizbang: NYC, Where You Can Drink 23 Hours A Day, But Soon You won’t Be Able To Buy a 24-Ounce Coke

WyBlog: No, THOSE Polish Death Camps
Phil Klein: Poll Gives Walker 7-Point Lead In Recall Election
Conservatory: Accused Of Cooking Milawukee Crime Stats, Barrett Accuses Walker Of Cooking BLS Jobs Numbers
John McCormack: Barrett Can’t Name Any Schools Hurt By Walker’s Collective Bargaining Reforms

AmSpecBlog: About Those Jewish Friends Of Obama’s
The Lid: “Rabbi Obama” And The Shame Brought By Leaders Of Conservative Judaism
William Kristol: Barack Obama – Friend Of Jews, Scholar Of Judaism
Legal Insurrection: Elizabeth Warren’s Biggest Whopper Of Them All
Breitbart.com: Cherokee Group – Warren Statement On Heritage “Virtually Spit In Our Faces”
American Thinker: Rather Scoops Chavez Health Report?
Moe Lane: Please Let It Be Known For The Record…
Weasel Zippers: WaPo/ABC Poll – Obama’s Popularity Edge Over Romney Drops Considerably
Power Line: E.J. Dionne’s Self-Refuting Shot At Mitt Romney
Protein Wisdom: If You Thought Coal Was Dirty…
Ed Driscoll: Team Romney Not Gonna Play Repudiation Game

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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Ow, “Not Meghan McCain”: OW!

  • Wombat_socho

     Just trying to head off any confusion among the Loyal Readers.

  • JeffWeimer

    I went to grade school a few blocks away from what is now “Cafe Racer”.

    I looked it up on google, and they apparently have an “Obama room”. Ugh. Will they change it to “Romney room” next year? Somehow, I doubt it.

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

     Well, they could be twins, or quadruplets.

    I hear if you join those plans on the buddy system, you lose more weight.  Just saying . . .

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  • Chas C-Q

    “This is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party …” and neither is the Republican Party … yet.  Keep looking, Artur.

  • Wombat_socho

     That’s La Simpson’s plan, and it’s a sound one. I think she has a good chance of being back at her pre-baby weight within a year if she and her group stick to the Weight Watchers plan.