The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE – 06.14.12

Posted on | June 14, 2012 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
SecState Clinton Warns Russia Over Syria Policy

Syrian villagers gather for the funeral of a man allegedly killed by Assad loyalists

Reproves Russians for continuing arms shipments to Assad regime

R. Allen Stanford To Be Sentenced For Role In $7 Billion Swindle
Could get 200-year term for bilking investors

Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against John Edwards
Former Presidential candidate won’t face retrial



POLITICS
Casino Mogul Adelson Gives $10 Million To Pro-Romney PAC

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson

Outside contributions to pro-Romney PACs could top $1 billion

Federal Judge Stops Union Organizing Election At American Airlines

Alleged LulzSec Member Indicted For Hacking Fox, PBS Websites

Abortion Bill Passes Michigan House

NY Lawmakers Back Parental Consent For Piercing

Obama Taps Entertainers To Replace Wall Street Money

Conservative PAC Hits Democratic Senate Candidates In Six Battleground States

Battered Tarkanian To Chip Away At Horsford In NV-4



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Trades Near Eight-Month Low Before OPEC Meeting; NYMEX $82.62, Brent $96.80

Troubled Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs By End Of 2013
Spanish Bonds Close In On 7% After Moody’s Cuts Rating
May Foreclosures up 9%, Rise Above 200K Annualized Level
Troubles In Europe Sink US Stocks
Asia Stocks Fall As Europe Debt Turmoil Worsens
BDO Agrees To Pay $50 Million In Tax Shelter Case
Target Board approves Dividend Increase
Dot-mayhem: The Domain Landgrab, By The Numbers
Retina MacBook Pro “Least Repairable” Laptop Ever
DOJ Probing Cable Companies’ Internet Data Limits
Asian Electric Car Consortium In Talks To Buy Saab
Time Inc. To Sell Its Magazines On Apple’s Newsstand



SPORTS
Matt Cain Pitches First Perfect Game In Giants History

Matt Cain celebrates with his catcher and first baseman

Personal-high 14 K’s and two great catches later, it’s 10-0 for Cain and the Giants over the hapless Astros

Mets’ Knuckleballer Dickey Holds Rays To One Hit, Wins 9-1

Parise Spurns Rangers, Hopes To Stick With Devils

Dodgers Lose 2-1 To Angels On Homers By Aybar, Callaspo

NBA Approves Sale Of Hornets

Campbell, Kelly Returning To Bruins

Yankees Sweep Braves For Sixth Straight Win


Clarke Targets World Domination For Australia In Cricket

There Was A Big Baseball Scandal…Sorta

Stephen Strasburg Is First Pitcher To Reach 100 K’s This Season

Moore Fills In, Blasts Two Dingers To Help Nats Complete Second Straight Sweep



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Second Miss USA Contestant Comes Forward

Miss USA 2012 finalists

Anonymous contestant supports allegations that the Trump pageant was rigged

Is Kanye’s Nude Twitter Pic K-Dash Or (Some Other) Porn Star?

Our Long “Twilight” Nightmare Is Nearly Over

Miley Cyrus Sports Super Trim Bikini Bod

Cox And Arquette Have No Prenup; He Could Walk Away With Half Her $75 Million Fortune

Showtime’s “Weeds” To End This Year

Julianne Hough Talks Stripping & Pole Dancing

Some Jerk In A Bar Suing Bristol Palin



FOREIGNERS
New Evidence Of War Crimes In Syria
Bangladesh Rebuffs UN Call To Admit Refugees From Rakhine State Violence
Syrian Ambassador To Russia Accuses West Of Sabotaging Annan Plan
Aung San Suu Kyi Begins Triumphant Tour Of Europe
Death Toll In Iraq’s Shiite Pilgrimage Bombings Reaches 72
UN Sustainable Development Conference Opens In Rio
NATO Chief Praises Afghan Forces’ Professionalism
Merkel: Germany Cannot Save Eurozone On Its Own
Breakthrough On Civilian Nukes Boosts US-India Ties
Japan Has Evidence Nork Mobile Missile Launchers Came From PRC



BLOGS & STUFF
Jawa Report: Former President Bush’s Severed Head Used In “Game Of Thrones”
Legal Insurrection: Is Shellie Zimmerman Indictment More Prosecutorial Overreach?
WyBlog: Affirmative Action Stupidity
American Power: Chris Matthews Sucks Up To Fauxcahontas In Slobbering Interview
Conservative Hideout: Union Bosses Abandoning Obama?
PJ Tatler: Leaked Document Hints Obama Would Grant Foreign Companies In US Advantages Over American Companies
S. E. Cupp: The Real Ronald Reagan
Hit & Run: Obama’s Secret Weapon? Voters Too Stupid To Realize His Drug Policies Suck
Fire Andrea Mitchell: CNN Continues To Crumble
AmSpecBlog: Liberal Anti-Mormonism On The Rise
Lonely Conservative: After Shelling Out $32K To Private School, Parents Discover Kids Can’t Read

Mickey Kaus: We Don’t Recriminate Like We Used To
Maggie’s Farm: First They Came For Your French Fries…
Ed Driscoll: Just NBC The Reason Old Media Is Dying
Volokh Conspiracy: Auto Bailout Or UAW Bailout?
Riehl World View: Bloomberg’s NYC Health Board May Expand Reach To Popcorn, Milkshakes

Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    I worry about people who would think that a beauty pageant is somehow objective. Do they go to magic shows and think that there is actual magic afoot?

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

    Wow.  Only three months ago I was hearing that Obama was going to raise $1 billion or more and swamp Romney.  And that Romney wasn’t up to running against Obama, politically he was out of his league.

    Yet here only weeks later it’s Obama who no longer speaks of a billion, but Romney may have more than that in the PACs alone?  And Romney’s team is not only responding to every Obama attack, they are beating them back like they were baby seals.   They haven’t even really started in on attacking Obama hard yet, letting Obama burn money at the unsustainable rate he proposes for the country while Mitt bides his time, saving up for the stretch.

    So while Obama is doing nothing but fundraising, and about to auction off a BBQ with his dog Bo as main course, and spending like crazy just on keeping his campaign doors open and $25+ million on attacking Romney, Romney is slowly but steadily  gaining in the polls nationally and in swing states.

    My, my, my!  You can’t even compare Obama’s Administration and campaign to the 1962 Mets – their problem wasn’t management. 

  • skponggol

    Seven month into her pregnancy but forced to abort her baby, inhuman officials commit murder (translation from the headline)

    This disgusting news from the Ankang city, Shaanxi province in China has been   the main news in most Chinese portals.

    The Chinese lady, who already had 1 daughter with her ex-husband, was pregnant with her current husband. But she violated China’s One Child Policy and had to pay a penalty.But she could not afford to pay the fine.

    On 2 June, she was arrested by officials and brought to hosptal where a forced abortion was performed on her 7-month old foetus. 

    Even more worse, the officials put the dead, bloody foetus on the bed beside the depressed mother.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rob-Johnson/1225600861 Rob Johnson

    Remember when Biden said something to the effect that he “understood” the One Child policy in China?  This is what he was understanding.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    I’ve never seen a magician do tricks with his foot or feet; it’s usually done with a hand or hands.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Haha, @Bob_Belvedere:disqus : the magic worked!

  • Wombat_socho

     Thanks for the tip, but I’d rather have these in e-mail.