The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 06.25.12

Posted on | June 25, 2012 | 13 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Turkey Turns To NATO After Syria Shoots Down Jet

Turkish Foreign Minister leaves meeting with generals

Turks call for consultations; Alliance will meet today to discuss action. Beginning of the end for Baby Assad?

Supremes To Rule This Week On ObamaCare, Arizona Immigration Cases
Q&A on the most controversial cases this term



Despite Morsi’s Victory, He’ll Have His Hands Tied
New Egyptian President will have limited foreign and domestic options



POLITICS
Orrin Hatch Rakes In Money From Colleagues

Senator Orrin Hatch

Senate pals showering Utah’s senior senator with donations while Tea Party stands aloof

Donors’ Support For Romney Strengthens

Obama Leads Romney In Washington State Donations, But Trails 2008 Haul

Ruling Due On Bid To Dismiss NYC Temple Bomb Plot Case


County Yanks $30 Million In Tax Funds From New 49ers Stadium

Cuomo, Lawmakers Tout Session Results

In Leaked Biden Memo, Veep Warned Obama War Plans Flawed



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Continue To Weaken As Global Economy Continues To Suck: NYMEX $79.39, Brent $90.46

Nissan Announces New $800 Million Factory In PRC
Sony, Panasonic To Team Up For OLED TV Production
Asian Stocks Drift Lower Ahead Of EU Meeting
Anheuser InBev Near Deal For Other 50% Of Grupo Modelo
New Accounting Rules On Public Pension Funds To Yield Greater Disclosure
Hooters-Style Restaurants Experiencing A Mini-Boom
Samsung Galaxy S III Sales To Hit 10 Million In July
Failed HP Slate 500 Behind Microsoft’s Surface Tablet?
Google TV Launches In The UK
RIM Considers Breakup, Sale Of Handset Unit
Facebook’s “Find Friends Nearby” Feature: Creepy Or Clever?



SPORTS
Yankees Rap Dickey On The Knuckler

Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey

Control disappears, Yankees tee off for 6-5 win in Subway Series finale

Youkilis Changes Sox

Hawks Target Spurs VP Ferry For GM Job

Rookies Spearhead A’s Win Over Giants

Kurt Busch References “Tiger Blood”, Places Impressive Third At Sonoma

Thome Cashes In With Walk-Off Homer For Phillies

Willingham’s Two-Run Dinger Off Chapman In 9th Gives Twins Win Over Reds


Fish Shut Out Jays To Stop Skid

Wildcats Beat Cocks In College World Series Game 1

Nats Not Offensive Enough, Lose To O’s 2-1



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Alex Trebek Hospitalized After Heart Attack

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek

Expected to recover in time for next season’s filming in July

“Brave” Wins, “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Doesn’t

Reese Witherspoon Talks Pregnancy, Prom Dress Shopping, And New Film

Lifetime Producers Worried Sick Over Lindsay

Mila Kunis Takes A Hike After “Ted” Premiere

Anderson Cooper Curses Out Photo-snapping Airline Passenger


Penelope Cruz Unleashes Her Passionate Side In “To Rome”

New Mom Jessica Simpson Flaunts Major Cleavage In “Walk Around The Block”

Mia Wasilowska, Zoe Aggeliki In The Mix For Johanna Mason Role In “Catching Fire”

Thunder Road, Casey Affleck Plan Feature About Baseball Star Josh Hamilton



FOREIGNERS
President-elect Mursi Begins Forming Government
Famed Galapagos Tortoise Lonesome George Dies
Norks Whine About Use Of Their Flag In US/ROK Military Exercise
Ailing Greek Leaders Miss EU Summit
Rioting And Gang Reprisals Erupt After Nigerian Church Bombings
Putin Arriving In Israel To Discuss Iran, Syria
Pakistan’s New PM Says Power Crisis, Law & Order Top Goals
Israeli Police Arrest 85 After Violent Protests, Vandalism
Cameron Declares War On Welfare Culture
Bolivian Police Mutiny Over Pay, Other Issues



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Obama’s Green Energy Policy? Out With Foreign Oil, In With Foreign Solar Panels
Congressman Allen West: Muslim Brotherhood Takeover In Egypt Shows Arab Spring Is Radical Islamic Nightmare
Gateway Pundit: Obama Congratulates Islamist On Big Win In Egypt
Babalu: Game. Set. Match.
Donald Sensing: Ends And Means
American Power: Will You Votes The Values That Will Stand The Test Of Fire?
Althouse: Don’t Like The Court’s Decision? Propose A Court-Packing Plan!
Washington Free Beacon: Campbell Brown Takes On Planned Parenthood
Neo-neocon: How Can ObamaCare Be Unconstitutional When It Gets Us All This Nice Stuff?
Atlas Shrugs: L.A. Jewish Federation Submits To Hamas-Linked Muslim Groups, Cancels Geller Event

Jawa Report: “Fast & Furious” Roundup
An Ex-con’s View: Heaven (Almost) In Oklahoma

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Comments

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

    Why is everybody getting nervous about the euro and Euro-banks and the EU all of a sudden?  Why, didn’t Merkel just agree to a whopping $160 billion in stimulus spending?  Why, that and a sudden worldwide Ouzo craze could almost get Greece moving again!

    This has been a train wreck we’ve all been watching in extreme slow motion for over two years, and so many are still betting Superman is going to swoop down between them and save the day.  Folks, he ain’t coming.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Great work! Orrin may be receiving about as much affection as George Allen here in VA. I don’t disklike the guy, but I’m more intense about ejecting Jim Moran.

  • PaulLemmen

    Thanks for the linkery Wombat!

  • Wombat_socho

     You’re welcome!

  • Wombat_socho

     The ongoing jitters over the euro have become such a regular part of the business/finance news that it’s almost not really news any more.

  • Wombat_socho

     What I found really interesting about the main story on the Utah Senate primary was the WaPo story whose headline claimed Hatch had a comfortable lead…but had no polls or anything else in the article talking about that. Hmmm.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Let me get this straight: The WH and our media celebrate a religious coup of Egypt as democracy in action but kindergartners singing ‘God Bless America’ in the park get heckled by adults and Obama won’t salute the flag? ‘Kay…

  • Wombat_socho

    It’s liberalism, Red, forget it.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    To paraphrase: Something’s rotten in Washington. Forget it not come November I say, for whatever difference an honest vote and some outspoken blogs can make.

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

     Who is going to spend money polling a blowout?  Well, finally, Deseret News has, finding Hatch well ahead, 60-32%.

    As I’ve said all along:  Hatch didn’t ignore the Party or the voters and just assume he would win like Bennett two years before, and that he would win easily.  Some of my conservative friends and colleagues here and elsewhere have insisted I am full of it, which may or may not be true in itself, but I’m right.

    http://po.st/U4ZK9m

  • Wombat_socho

     I need to quit making classical references to movies I actually haven’t seen yet. Don’t worry, I’m making it to the polls in November if I have to crawl a half-mile through broken glass. Fortunately, it’s not that rough a neighborhood…

  • Wombat_socho

     Yeah, Bennett getting dumped was a wake-up call for Hatch, and he definitely has been doing his groundwork, but still…the WaPo couldn’t scrape up even one internal poll?

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Black Panther free? Where’s the fun in that?