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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.07.12

Posted on | September 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
MTV Music Awards Eclipse Lackluster Last Night Of DNC

Brit Boy Band Beats Bieber

One Direction scores three awards, edging out Rihanna

Earthquake Kills 24 In Southwest PRC
20,000 homes damaged in Yunnan, Guizhou provinces


No HOPE For Obama Poster Artist Shepard Fairey
Even the jungle wanted him deadjailed



POLITICS
Primaries Set Stage For Fall Races In Massachusetts

Joe Kennedy III, a/k/a The Young Pretender

JPK3 to face Sean Bielat for Barney Frank’s old district; incumbents won or faced no challenges


Obama’s Convention Speech And The Age Of Diminished Expectations


Giffords Makes Emotional Appearance At DNC

Judge Orders Fort Hood Jihadi To Shave Or Be Shaved

Charlie Crist Endorses Obama

Pentagon: “No Easy Day” Contains Secrets

Chicago Braces For First Teacher Strike In A Generation

Modest Job Gains May Not Give Obama Lift As Campaign Enters Homestretch

…And Then A Bunch Of Speeches Happened



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Continues To Fall On Lackluster Jobs Report: NYMEX $95.15, Brent $113.49
Euro Hovers Near Two-Month Peak, Spurred BY ECB Bond-Buying Plan
Stocks Surge On Eurozone Rescue Plan
ADP Says Companies Added 201,000 Jobs In August
Navistar To Lay Off 200 Workers, May Sell Non-Core Businesses
Delta Airlines To Bring ND Crude To Philly Refinery By Rail
Amazon Updates The Kindle Line
Apple In Talks To Create Pandora Rival
Nokia, Samsung Events Herald WinPhone 8 Surge
Java Still Not Safe, Security Experts Say
Apple Cuts Memory Chip Order From Samsung
US Videogame Industry Sales Fall By 20%



SPORTS
THE NEW BEASTS OF THE AL EAST

Adam Jones and Matt Wieter slap hands after Jones goes yard in the eighth

Orioles hammer Yankees 10-6, claw back into tie for first; NY press begins to ask: What if the Yankees aren’t good enough?

Art Modell Dies At 87, Cleveland Browns Fans Still Filled With Hate

Rangers Need 10 Innings To Beat Royals

NHL Labor Talks Could Resume Soon

Braves Get Second Straight Unearned Win, Top Rockies 1-0

(Baseball) Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

Clemens Prepares For Second Sugar Land Start; Denies Plans To Pitch For Astros

Benches, Bullpens Clear Twice As Nationals Complete Sweep Of Cubs



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
It’s Not Funny: Amy Poehler, Will Arnett Split After Nine Years

Will Arnett, Amy Poehler

An amicable divorce


Beyonce Accuses K-Dash Of Trying To Steal Spotlight From Jay-Z

Amanda Bynes’ Drivers License Suspended By DMV

Simon Cowell Would Love To See A Britney/Demi Duet


Baby On The Way For Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose


Camille Grammer To Score $30 Million In Divorce

 Ryan Lochte Says Jeah to “30 Rock” Guest Spot

Alec Baldwin 2.0

Pink: “Having A Child Is The Best Thing That Could Happen”

Cee Lo Green Set For NBC Family Comedy



FOREIGNERS
APEC Seeks Growth Boost Despite Politics, Tensions
France Shooting: Possible Family Row?
Pakistani Judge Grants Bail To Christian Girl Accused Of Blasphemy
Putin Denies Role In Pussy Riot Case
Many Children Among 60 Dead As Boat Full Of Illegals Sinks Near Turkey
Taiwan Warns Japan Against Nationalizing Senkaku Islands
Eritreans Stranded On Israel-Egyptian Border
Save The Children’s Foreign Staff Ordered Out Of Pakistan
Indian Police Arrest 11 In Fatal Fireworks Factory Blaze
A Year Later, Yaroslavl Remembers Plane Crash Victims
Australian PM Cancels Speech Over Gay Lifestyle Row



BLOGS & STUFF
Riehl World News: No Bounce, No Boom, No-bama
Valley Of The Shadow: The Masks Of The DNC
WyBlog: The Nuns On The Bus Go Round And Round At The DNC
Modicum Of Insanity: The DNC Has An Age Problem
Weasel Zippers: Keith Ellison (D-MN) Tap Dances Around Jerusalem Platform Change
AmSpecBlog: How Bill Clinton Hogged Up Time At The DNC
GayPatriot: Democrats Brought In Union Activist To Impersonate Worker At Bain Company
Jammie Wearing Fools: Surprise! Steelworker at DNC Didn’t Work For Bain
Moe Lane: The Kinetic Bombardment From Orbit May Now Commence
Hit & Run: Bill Clinton’s Nostalgianomics
AmSpecBlog: Obama’s Hope-A-Dope
Jim Treacher: This Might Be The Dumbest Controversy You’ll See All Day
Ed Driscoll: Hey, The Non-Official Obama Campaign Needs Its Swag
Israel Matzav: Here We Go Again – US State Department Can’t Find Capital Of Israel
Power Line: The Dean Scream Revisited
The Lid: Netanyahu Flips Out At US Ambassador Over Obama’s (Lack Of) Iran Policy
Legal Insurrection: Composite Acceptance Speech
The Blaze: DNC Delegate Makes Death Threat – “Mitt Romney: I Would Like to Kill Him!”
WaPo: Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) Thinks Federally Issued Student Loans Are Unconstitutional; Unfortunately Uses Holocaust As Example of What Happens When You Ignore Constitution
American Thinker: Obama Knew About Omission Of God, Jerusalem From Platform Before Convention
NewsBusters: NYT “Fact Check” Instead Discovers “Startling Truth” From Bill Clinton Against Romney

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Comments

  • Cube

    Re: Gabby Giffords leading the Pledge – Good for her. I wish her the best.

    Those words mean things. I hope the people listening to her think about what the words they recited actually say. Then they won’t be Democrats any more.

  • Wombat_socho

    We can only hope.

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    Where’s Stacy? I’ll bet he has some good stories to tell about the DNC convention.

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