The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.24.12

Posted on | July 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho



TOP NEWS
Astronaut Sally Ride Dies, 61

Sally K. Ride, 1951-2012, RIP

Conquered space; struck down by pancreatic cancer

Syrians Threaten Foreign Forces With Chemical Weapons
Assad regime promises chem & bio weapons won’t be used on rebels



Colorado Shooting Suspect Appears In Court
Appeared groggy and emotionless



POLITICS
Obama Questions Romney’s Readiness To Be Commander In Chief

This man killed Osama Bin Laden. Personally. Okay, maybe there were some SEALs involved.

Irony reaches toxic levels

Maine Worker Charged With Arson In $400 Million Submarine Fire

Enrollment In Largest Public School Districts Drops, Forcing Layoffs

Justice Department Opens Probe Of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Senate Prepares For Tax Rate Showdown

President Greeted By Supporters, Protesters In East Bay

Marco Rubio Endorses Scott Brown

USDA Boosts Aid To Farmers, Ranchers Hit By Drought



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Slip 4% On Renewed Eurozone Concerns: NYMEX $88.14, Brent $103.29
Renewed Spanish Economic Fears Drive Global Stocks Down
McDonald’s Profit Slips Amid Global Economic Woes
Wet Seal Sacks CEO After 11 Months Of Sales Suck
Amazon Offers Targeted Tuition Benefit To Employees
TD Bank Extends Deposit Hours To 8 PM
Cisco To Chop 1300 Jobs To Cut Costs
Apple’s Infuriating Hardware Changes Are For Your Own Good
Is Google’s Nexus 7 Killing The Kindle Fire?
YouTube Fights Horrible Commenters By Naming Names
Skyrim Update 1.7 Beta Released On Steam
Feds Defend E-Book Antitrust Case Against Apple, Publishers



SPORTS
Mariners Deal Ichiro To Yankees

Mariners receive two schnook RHP, 40% of Ichiro’s remaining 2012 salary of $5 million

NCAA Sanctions Stun Penn State; Paterno’s Record Goes Down Memory Hole

Jury Convicts OSU Hoops Player Of Rape

Rangers Get Excellent Deal On Nash Since Blue Jackets’ Hands Were Tied

Indians Avoid Sweep, Beat Birds 3-1

Sox Hit 3 Dingers In 7-4 Win Against Twins

Harper Homers, But It’s Key Single In 10th That Leads Nats’ Rally Past Mets



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Mariah Carey Joining “American Idol” As Judge

Mariah Carey

J-Lo out, Mariah in

Katherine Jackson Told Family She Was Leaving Town, Contrary To Media “Disappearance” Reports

Minka Kelly Sex Tape Scandal: Actress May Have Been Underage When Video Was Shot

Fox Boss Praises “Feisty” Britney Spears And “Spitfire” Demi Lovato On “X Factor”

Cybill Shepherd Engaged To Shrink

Emily Maynard: I Found The Perfect Man

WB Regroups On PR for TDKR

“Glee” Scoop: Meet The “Freshman” Class

Kirstie Alley Sued For Lying About Weight Loss

“The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete” Underway With Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks



FOREIGNERS
Israel Boosting Security For Its Olympic Team
Cuban Dissident Osvaldo Paya Forced Off Road Into Fatal Crash, Family Says
Beijing Flooding Unleashes Torrent Of Online Criticism Against Government
EU Proposes Suspension Of Zimbabwe Sanctions
Egypt Eases Temporary Entry Rules For Palestinians
EU Hits Syria With Fresh Sanctions
Assam Violence: Forces In Bodoland To Shoot On Sight
South Sudan Makes Khartoum A $3.2 Billion Offer
Philippines, Vietnam Slam PRC Establishment Of City In Paracels; Philippines To Strengthen Military
PRI Accuses Obrador Of Illegal Funding



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: How Does One Guy Work Seven Government Jobs? He Calls In Sick. A Lot.
Riehl World View: Silliness Of The Day – Mitt Romney’s Speech To Olympians Conflated With Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” Gaffe
Weasel Zippers: Australian Foreign Minister Warns Romney World Leaders See America In Decline
David Gelernter: What Keeps This Failed President Above Water?
Power Line: Is President Obama Above Water? If So, Why?
Just One Minute: We Want More Bain, Not More Pain
The Astute Bloggers: “The Context Is Worse Than The Quote” (Video)
James Taranto: OK, Let’s Debate Gun Control!
Hit & Run: “We’re Compromising All The Time To Spend More Money.”
The Volokh Conspiracy: And Whose Fault Was That?
PJ Tatler: Boston Mayor Bans Chick-Fil-A
American Power: Obama Praises Self For Ending Iraq War On Same Day Insurgents Kill 100 In New Offensive
Protein Wisdom: Workers On Disability Set New Record, Exceed Population Of 39 States
Conservatives4Palin: Poll Says Majority Blame Obama And His Policies For Economy

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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Will Barack Obama eventually become so hollow that he drowns himself out in reverb?

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

     Only if he doesn’t just disappear first.

    The Incredible Shrinking President.

    And now he wants to question Romney as CinC?  The quiver must be getting empty already.

  • Wombat_socho

     Ride right through ‘em, boys! They’re demoralized as hell!