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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.31.12

Posted on | August 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
“WHAT AMERICA NEEDS IS JOBS”

Mitt Romney pressing the flesh before his speech

“America has been patient. Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page.”

Slow-Moving Isaac Dumps More Rain On Flooded Louisiana
Third day of rain


Israeli Strike Wouldn’t Stop Iranian Nuke Program
General Dempsey shies away from complicity in possible Israeli attack



POLITICS
Sudden Impact: Clint Eastwood Speaks At RNC

“When somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.”

“There are 23 million unemployed people in this country. And that is something to cry for…It’s a national disgrace and this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that.”

LAPD Captain Loses Command Over Abused Nurse

Gingrich: We Need Real Leadership In The White House

Rubio: Obama Isn’t A Bad Person, Just A Bad President

DOJ Closes CIA Torture Probe Without Charges

MN Senate Race Takes Feisty Turn At State Fair

Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Edges Up Ahead Of Bernanke Speech, Set For Second Monthly Gain; NYMEX $94.63, Brent $112.71
Treasuries Trim August Loss On Bernanke Speculation
Retail Sales Jump On back-to-School Shopping
US Jobless Claims Unchanged Last Week At One-Month High
India’s Economy Grows 5.5% In Second Quarter, Beating Expectations
Bundesbank Chief’s Resignation Threat Turns Up The Heat On ECB’s Draghi
Pandora Revenue Soars 51%, Stock Jumps
Tokyo Court Dismisses Apples Suit, Finds Samsung Didn’t Infringe Patents
Kindle Fire Sold Out: New One On The Way?
Apple Rejects Drone Strike Tracking App
Google Joins Birthday Nagging Game
US Air Force Seeks Offensive Cyberweapons
Western Digital Introduces Fastest External Hard Drive Ever



SPORTS
Kennedy Pitches 2-Hitter As Snakes Blank Slumping Dodgers 2-0

Snakes' starter Ian Kennedy

Win ends Arizona’s six-game skid

Greinke Outduels Lester As Angels Complete Sweep Of Red Sox

Former Armstrong Teammate Makes New Doping Accusations

NFL Players Approve Change To Injured Reserve Rule, Trade Deadline

Villanueva Leads Blue Jays Past Slumping Rays 2-0

Sandoval, Pence Power Giants Past Astros 8-4

Royals Clip Tigers, Complete Sweep

Jackson Silences Former Teammates’ Bats In 8-1 Nats Victory Over Cards



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
LeAnn Rimes Enters Treatment For Anxiety, Stress

LeAnn Rimes

But NOT in rehab

Lohan Denies Trashing Priceless Liz Taylor Trailer

Hip-Hop Manager Shoots Himself Outside Brooklyn Apartment

Jennie Garth, Luke Perry Not Dating

Tori Spelling: It’s A Boy!

Sage Stallone Died Of Heart Attack, Not Drugs

Holly Madison’s Baby Daddy Could Face Jail Time


MTV Pulls Plug On “Jersey Shore”

CBS Eyes David Kelley Workplace Comedy Starring Robin Williams

Wills & Kate’s Pacific Diamond Jubilee Tour Itinerary Announced

Russell Brand, Geri Halliwell Sober In Love



FOREIGNERS
Survivor Of London’s 7/7 Terror Attack Competes Proudly In Paralympic Games
Egypt’s Morsi Stands Up To Iran
Russian Police Says Murder Suspect Used “Free Pussy Riot” Sign As Decoy
Ecuador’s President Demands UK, Sweden Agree Not To Extradite Assange
France, Britain Says Syria Intervention On The Table
London Met U’s Future At Stake As 2500 Foreign Students Face Deportation
Turkey Appeals To UN For Syrian Safe Zone
South African Miners Charged In Deaths Of Comrades Shot By Police
Mexican Court Nixes Election Appeal, Upholds Vote
Pacific Islands Forum Softens Stance On Fiji



BLOGS & STUFF
Caught Him With a Corndog: Ladies, Look No Further!
Looking Spoon: Best Of Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech
Scared Monkeys: Romney Pulls Even With Obama In Ipsos Poll At 43%
Da Tech Guy: Demoralized As Hell, Michael Moore Edition
Riehl World News: WaPo’s Kessler – We Don’t Need No Steenking Speech
Beltway Confidential: A defense Of Paul Ryan’s Speech
Weasel Zippers: Super Racist Paul Ryan’s Black College Sweetheart Revealed
Conservatives 4 Palin: Ratings Down For RNC During Ryan’s Speech From 2008
Newsbusters: Chris Matthews Claims To Live In “Majority Black” DC, Actually Lives In Lily-White Maryland Village
Marc Theissen: Top Ten Obama Foreign Policy Failures
Althouse: Democrat Sends Out Mailer Saying Crime Is Up 50% In “Our Negrohood”
Via Meadia: Something Is Rotten In The State Of New York
Jim Geraghty: Obama – When I’m Re-Elected, The Blisters Will Pop!

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  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Thanks for the linkback Wombat ;-)

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    Effing Disqus lost my first comment so here it is::again::
    I like Eastwood. I do. I’m not advocating ageism but what was that? An octogenarian ‘movie tradesman’ doing his best unscripted (read: cringe-inducing) Newhart empty chair routine with that elderly ‘get off my lawn’ tone? He hit a few remarks out of the park sure but let’s face it: Echoing conservative sentiments for the over 60 crowd, a vote that is already in the bag, was redundant and possibly lost on the under 40 crowd, the group that conservatives need really fired up. I gotta be honest here. That was a long 12 minutes. Yikes.

  • Wombat_socho

    You’re welcome.

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