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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.04.12

Posted on | September 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Louisiana, Mississippi Face Grueling Task Of Rebuilding In Dangerous Heat

Tank cars and oil storage tanks stranded by flooding

Heat indexes over 100 impede recovery from Isaac’s damage


Wildfire In Angeles National Forest
No damage to LA, but park closed to thousands of visitors


DNC Begins
0-23 million President goes into huddle in Charlotte



POLITICS
California Democrat Chief John Burton Calls GOP Nazis

Not Paul Ryan (contra Burton)

Accuses Paul Ryan of using Goebbels’ techniques

Council Critic Gets NYPD Escort During West Indian Day Parade


Co-Author Says “Bad Blood” Not The Cause Of “No Easy Day”


Democratic Platform Focuses On “Fixing” Economy

Obama Finds Bill Clinton’s Support A Key Asset

Democrats Claim US Is Better Off Than Four Years Ago

US, Egypt Close To $1 Billion Debt Relief Agreement



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Weak Dollar Pumps Up Oil: NYMEX $97.26, Brent $115.93
Asian Markets Lower; ECB Meeting Eyed
Bernanke: Previous Stimuli Didn’t Work So We Need To Do It Again
Moody’s Cuts EU Outlook To Negative
Money And People Leave Spain As Economic Gloom Deepens
Australian Central Bank Holds Rates Steady For Third Month, Admits Uncertainty Over PRC
New Mine Clashes Rattle South Africa
Where’s The Beef? Cattle Rustlers Strike – In Massachusetts
New Nokia Lumias To Include Wireless Charging?
AntiSec Claims Snatch Of 12 Million Apple Device IDs From FBI Agent’s Laptop
Samsung Could Fare Better In New Fight With Apple
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested In Cambodia
Baidu Targets Mobile Sector With Cloud Center, Mobile Browser
Half Life Reloaded: Black Mesa Due September 14
Valve Confirms Hardware Plans
Time To Give Java The Boot?
This Is The Next “Metal Gear Solid”



SPORTS
Dodgers Earn Second Straight Walk-off Win

A.J. Ellis celebrates

A.J. Ellis singles home winning run in bottom of 11th

#16 Virginia Tech Opens Season With OT Win Over Georgia Tech

Carroll Hits First Homer In Three Years, Twins Lose Anyway

Hamlin Beats Johnson At Bristol For Second Straight Win

A-Rod’s Return No Help To Sputtering Yankees; Rays Win 4-3

Mariners Hand Red Sox Seventh Straight Loss

O’s Top Toronto, Now Just One Game Out In AL East

Nationals Beat Cubs 2-1 For First Winning Season In DC Since 1969



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Michael Clarke Duncan Dies, 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, 1957-2012 RIP

Felled by complications from July heart attack; nominated for Oscar for his role in “The Green Mile”

Paul Haggis Confirms Rumors That Co$ Auditioned Naz Boniadi For Role As Cruise’s Wife


Heidi Klum: I’ve Moved On From Seal

Little Boy Teases Prince Harry Over Nude Photo Scandal

Elisha Cuthbert Engaged To NHL Star Dion Phaneuf

Russell Crowe Retrieved By Coast Guard After Getting Lost Kayaking

Playboy Nixes Courtney Stodden

Police Want A Word With Justin & Selena After Photo Brawl



FOREIGNERS
Clinton To Push South China Sea Issue In Beijing Talks
Syrians Bomb Aleppo; Car Bomb Explodes Near Damascus
Hezbollah Reports Iran May Hit US Bases If Israel Attacks
London’s Metropolitan University To Sue Border Agency Over Visa Flap
PRC, Indian Defense Ministers Agree To Resume Exercises
More Protests Over Hong Kong “National Education”
UK’s Cameron Seeks Reboot In Shuffle Of Ministers
PRC Faces New Scandal Over Ferrari Crash
Feuds A Concern As Children Inherit Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church
Belfast Sectarian Riots Leave 13 Police Injured
UK Rejects Assange’s Death Penalty Claims
Imam Arrested, Accused Of Planting Evidence On Christian Girl



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Hope My Democrat Friends Aren’t Driving To Charlotte – Gas Prices Highest Ever For Labor Day
American Power: Big-Game Hunter Melissa Bachman Dropped From National Geographic’s “Ultimate Survivor Alaska” After Environmentalist Wackos Post Online Petition
Legal Insurrection: National Empty Chair Day Photos, Part 2
Moonbattery: DNC’s Mystery Guest
Protein Wisdom: AFSCME President Accuses GOP Of Abandoning “All Pretense Of Compassion”, Assaults Empty Chair
Michael Barone: Jewish Democrats On The Defensive
Weasel Zippers: Debbie Downer Says “Homogeneous” GOP Has “Superficial Diversity”
Power Line: The Democrats’ Enthusiasm Gap And Its Perils
Maggie’s Notebook: Obama Sued Citibank In ’95 Mortgage Discrimination Case; Of 186 Homeowners, Only 19 Still Own Homes – Multiple Bankruptcies
Gateway Pundit: Democrats Set Up “Hug A Union Thug” Booths Outside DNC
Riehl World News: Top Hillary Aide Says He’s Voting For Romney
SFGate Politics Blog: Cal Dem Chair Apologizes For Calling GOP Nazis (Sort Of)
Newsbusters: Only ABC Mentions Drunk Democrat Forced To Leave DNC
Scared Monkeys: DNC Gets Ready To AstroTurf Obama’s Speech, Busing In Students, Blacks To Fill Bank Of America Stadium
Israel Matzav: Tidal Wave Building?
American Thinker: NYT Drifting Into Self-Parody Territory
Ed Driscoll: Two Politicos In One

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Comments

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Awww. Sad news about Michael Clark Duncan. He was a terrific actor.

    My favorite line in today’s Wombat News is the “0-23 million” bit on the D&C convention. LOLz

    Good morning to my favorite marsupial, I hope you enjoyed your day off yesterday! We did a whole lot of nuthin’ here at the Resister House, and it was glorious.

  • Wombat_socho

    Much the same here, although I’m making up for it today.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    That bums me out about Michael Clarke Duncan :-( I really enjoyed his screen presence. He seemed like he was a kind man with a big heart. God bless him.