The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.21.12

Posted on | August 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Akin Takin’ Heat But Hasn’t Quit Yet

Not yet begun to fight?


Facing pressure from NRSC, Levin, Romney, Coulter and many others, GOP Senate nominee digs in

Obama Campaign: Unsustainable Burn Rate?
Spent $10 million more than campaign raised in July

Ethiopian PM Zenawi Dies, 57
Felled by infection, Zenawi improved economy, health and education while being criticized for abuses



POLITICS
Appeals Court Rules Alabama Can’t Check Students’ Immigration Status

A line of people waits to get seats at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals


Okays police checks of suspects’ papers, though

Romney, Ryan Turn Mediscare Attacks Back On Obama

Could GOP Convention Boost Stocks?



West Virginia Ranked As #1 Party School

NYC Cab Crackdown Does Fine

Curt Schilling Calls RI Governor Chafee ” A Dunce Of Epic Proportions”



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Up Slightly Before Eurodebt Crisis Meeting, US Stockpile Report; NYMEX $96.37, Brent $114.07
European Stocks Rise
Apple Sets Record For Company Value At $624 Billion
Aetna To Buy Coventry Healthcare
Facebook’s Ambition Collides With Harsh Market
What Does Groupon’s Collapse Mean For Tech Stocks? How About: Nothing
Corn Harvest Ahead Of Schedule
Vietnam Tycoon Arrest Unsettles Markets
Epic Battle Between Apple, Samsung Goes To Jury
UK To Get 4G This Year As T-Mobile, Orange Get Regulator’s Permission
Microsoft Office A Big Draw For Windows Tablets?
Walmart Offers $20 Discount On $100 iTunes Card
Windows Phone To Top Blackberry In US By Year’s End
Plants v. Zombies Shambles In Late Spring 2013
New Mario Game Is All About The Gold



SPORTS
Pale Hose Power Past Yankees, 9-6

Jeter ties Eddie Murray on hits list


Jeter has good game, but effort wasted as Sox bounce back from Royals sweep with four homers

Snakes Blown Out By Fish 12-3, Trade Drew To A’s For Prospect

The Rocket Returns

Flyers’ Hartnell Gets Six-Year Extension

WAC To Drop Football After 2012 Season

Royals Go Quietly In 5-1 Loss At Tampa Bay

Tracy Singles In 13th; Nats’ 5-4 Defeat Of Braves Opens Lead In NL East To Six Games



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Legendary Comic Phyllis Diller Dies, 95

Phyllis Diller, 1917-2012 RIP


Died peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by family.

Rosie O’Donnell Still Alive After Heart Attack

Tony Scott Had Inoperable Brain CancerOr Did He?

Jenifer Aniston – Hiding Her Engagement Ring?

Did Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Say “I Do” In Secret?

Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Smooching In Cape Cod



Wynonna’s Husband Has Leg Amputated After Horrific Motorcycle Crash

Hilary Swank, John Campisi Split

Deleted Scene From “The Avengers” – To Smash Or Not To Smash?

NBC Lands Michael J. Fox’s Family Comedy



FOREIGNERS
Pussy Riot And The Militant Godless
Jihadis Hit Chairman Of JCS’ Plane, Gen. Dempsey Unhurt
Ecuador’s President Warns UK Against Embassy Raid To Snatch Assange
Obama Warns Syria Against Using WMD
Kurdish Separatists Deny Responsibility For Car Bomb On Syria/Turkey Border
Philippine Interior Secretary’s Body Recovered From Crash Site
No Mine Firings As South Africa Mourns
Iran Unveils Upgrade To Tactical Missile; Announces Intent To Build Own Fighters
Russia, PRC Warn West Against Syria Intervention
25 Killed In Venezuela Prison Riot, Dozens Wounded



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Survey Says Women Drink More After Marriage, And It’s The Husband’s Fault
Legal Insurrection: PPP Finds Akin Still Leads McCaskill – Troll Poll?
NRO Campaign Spot: Cornyn To Akin – “Carefully Consider What Is Best.” Hint, Hint, Nudge, Nudge.
American Power: “I Would Be Thinking About What’s In The Best Interests Of The Party”
Pirate’s Cove: The Akin Issue – Don’t Drop Out
Ann Coulter: If Akin Loves His Country, He Will Step Aside
Lonely Conservative: President Thin Skin Loathes Romeny, Didn’t Want To Golf With Boehner
Ramesh Ponnuru: The Case For Talent
Power Line: Romney Flush With Cash, Poised For Stretch Run
Newsbusters: DU, Kossacks Go Berserk Over Newsweek Cover
Wake Up America: Paul Krugman Gets Busted For Lying To His Readers About Obamacare
Zombie: Where Our $500 Million Went – Solyndra Tubes Used As Modern Art

Comments

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

    I was actually first told last fall that Obama’s campaign was spending at an astonishing rate. This was echoed and confirmed by others, all in better positions to know than I am, early this year. One speculated that it was as if once they had declared the goal last year to raise $1 billion, they assumed they would be able to do it and began spending as if they already had.

    This could have an impact at the end. Obama won’t be able to save money by laying off staffers, it will look bad that he couldn’t even manage his campaign budget. So he may end up with little to spend on TV those last few weeks when the mushy middle-of-the-road swing voters finally get around to paying attention.

    Heh.

  • Anamika

    Adjoran–always the optimist! Now, what would be the worst case scenario for Romney* in this situation?

    * I’m sorry, London 2012 was a success and your “possible scenario” didn’t happen.

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

    Idiot. UK taxpayers will still be paying the bills for the Games when our grandchildren are old. But of course to you stupid leftists having a big party on borrowed money someone else will have to repay IS a “success,” isn’t it?

  • Wombat_socho

    Touche. 🙂