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LIVE AT FIVE: 10.19.12

Posted on | October 19, 2012 | 10 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Candidates Trade Jokes Instead Of Accusations At Al Smith Dinner

Yukking it up under ecclesiastical supervision

A welcome break in the rancor?

Boy Scout Pervert List Released
(This space reserved for the inevitable editorial using this to justify forcing the BSA to change its policies to allow more of the same)

Family Of Bomber Wannabee Shocked At His Arrest
Describe would-be jihadi as peaceful, quiet boy



POLITICS
No Surrender: Congressional Republicans Vow No Tax Hikes Even If Obama Re-Elected

Veto threats are not negotiation, Mr. President

President thinks victory will force GOP to compromise, aide says think again
Related: Romney campaign slams Obama for “fiscal cliff” veto threat, failure to meet with Boehner


Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Holds Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

Ann Romney Schools Whoopi Goldberg On Mormons And The Military

Akin, McCaskill Square Off In Debate

Paul Ryan: We Agree With Bill Clinton, The Economy’s Not Fixed

Obama Tells Jon Stewart Deaths At Benghazi “Not Optimal”

FBI Arrests Second Suspect In Bomb Plot Against NY Fed



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Mixed In Asian Trade; NYMEX $92.01, Brent $112.48
Stocks Finish Lower After Google’s Earnings Leak
Sprint Takes Control Of Clearwire
Chinese Auto Parts Maker Vows To Top Johnson Controls Bid For Bankrupt A123 Systems
Macy’s Targets Millenials With New Brands
GM To Hire 3000 Workers From HP, End Outsourcing Of IT
Unemployment Applications Spike to 388K Due To “Technical Factors”
Southwest Airlines Posts Small Profit After Weak September
Google Launches $249 Chrombeook
SAP Launches Cloud Platform Built On Hana
Apple Gives Super iPhone Hacker Comex The Boot
AOL Re-Imagines E-Mail With Alto Web Client



SPORTS
Well-Armed Tigers Sweep Yankees, Win American League Pennant

Tigers skipper Jim Leyland takes the ball from starter Max Scherzer

Tigers blitz Yankees 8-1; Delmon Young voted ALCS MVP


A-Rod’s Season, Possibly His Yankees Career, Ends With a Whimper

Wainwright Frustrates Giants As Cardinals Cruise To Game 4 Win

49ers Beat Seahawks In Battle For First

NHL Dismisses Union’s Counteroffers

Ryan Mulls Using Tebow At Running Back

Hamlin Crashes During Testing At Kansas Speedway

Pakistan Perfectly Safe For Cricket, Says Kallicharran

Nationals Would Like To Thank You For Your Fandom, But You Can’t Have Your $4 Back



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Drew Lachey Whines About Getting Beaten By Bristol Palin

Drew Lachey and Bristol Palin

Former 98 Degrees crooner pitches a fit backstage after being eliminated October 9

Paul Rodriguez Endorses Romney, Cuts Spanish-Language Ad

Sylvia Kristel Dies, 60; Starred In “Emmanuelle” Movies

Flavor Flav Accused Of Double-Knife Rampage Before Arrest

Bravo Wants Jill Zarin To Come Back To “Real Housewives Of New York”

“Beyonce” Rooms For Affluent New Moms At Lenox Hill Putting Newborns At Risk, Nurses Say

Two-Time Nominee Joaquin Phoenix Dismisses Oscars As “Bullshit”

Miley Cyrus Can’t Get Enough Of Honey Boo Boo



FOREIGNERS
Assad Forces Try To Reverse Rebel Gains With Air Power
East China Sea Tension As PRC Set For Naval Exercises
EU Leaders Clash On Fiscal Unity As Greeks Riot Against Austerity
Could Malala Yousafzai’s Shooting Be The Turning Point For Pakistan?
Australia, ROK, Three Other Nations Elected To Temporary Seats On UNSC
Putin Backs Ban On Muslim Headscarves In Schools
Hamid Karzai Rules Out Foreigners On Elections Commission
Libya Attack Suspect Scoffs At US In Plain Sight



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Obama’s “Recovery” Lasts All Of One Week As Initial Unemployment Claims Spike
American Power: Nate Silver Blows Gasket As Gallup Shows Romney Pulling Away
Dinesh D’Souza: I Am Not Having An Affair
Allahpundit: Romney Campaign Thinking About Shifting Money From NC to Bluish MI, PA, WI?
Weasel Zippers: Obama On Benghazi – “When Four Americans Get Killed, It’s Not Optimal”
Lonely Conservative: Another Left-Leaning Newspaper Endorses Romney
Weekly Standard Blog: Bill Clinton Says, “I Thought Obama Was Going To Cry”
Protein Wisdom: It’s Time To Do Away With Congress, And Even The President
Power Line: Romney Up By 4 In Pennsylvania?
Pirate’s Cove: Joe Biden Wonders How Many Have Served In Iran
Mark Levin: I Have No Question Obama Uses Binders Or The Equivalent Too
Atlas Shrugs: Virginia Teacher Charged With Assault After Student’s Hand Cut During Forced Islamic Hand Sign Drill
American Thinker: Obama, Oy Vey! American Jews Finally Have Had Enough
Jammie Wearing Fools: Democrat Hate Speech Alert – Rep. Keith Ellison Calls GOP Opponent “Lowlife Scumbag”, “Gutter Dweller”


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  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Scoop has Romney’s full remarks up.

    Hilarious! He tore the place apart.

  • Anamika

    A welcome break in the rancor?

    Indeed. Things
    are slow, and i got this promo today. Okay, it’s three years since the book was
    published; the author’s name, not even mentioned in the promo, is Noor Barack,
    an obvious ripoff and exploitation of the current Prez’ name; it appeals to the
    worst elements of the American body politic, and so on. Google for purchasing
    or review info. It’s everywhere, not just on Amazon. It’s hard to imagine how
    “extremely funny” this book can be, given the seriousness and callous
    jingoism resorted to in promoting it, but it may have its moments. Apparently
    now half the price it used to be. (Election season special?)

    How Fatima Started Islam

    “A book like no other on this earth. Not a few cartoons or an infantile movie
    trailer but 234 page novel which insults Islam like no other. A parody of the
    always drunk proprietor of “Mohammad’s Saloon & Brothel” with his
    completely ridiculous life exposed. This moronic child molestating coward and
    fool who bumps his way through life oblivious to his manipulation as the
    figurehead of another new religion. Learn about his adopted son and heir Ali,
    the biggest swish ever to sashay across

    Arabia while sadistically running Mecca’s largest boy’s brothel. Only $9.99 to
    laugh at, mock, and ridicule those fanatics who do not enjoy being ridiculed. A
    well written and extremely funny parody at Amazon.com.

    [Link removed]

    “Observe the never sober Mohammad having sex with camels, pre-adolescent girls
    and boys, the mutilations, murders, terrorism, sneak attacks, back stabbings
    and mental illnesses. Absolutely no other novel is similar. Stick up for
    America by sticking it to Radical Islam.

    “Also: There is a subtle effort to dissuade Americans from buying or reading
    this parody. The Mullahs of Radical Islam HATE the fact that we in the West can
    still purchase this book. They are pressuring and threatening Amazon to stop
    offering the novel for sale. They demand a worldwide ban with criminal
    penalties under Sharia Law. Out of 6,000,000 Amazon books “How Fatima
    Started Islam” has the second lowest review rating, why, because Amazon
    has been flooded with well over 100 negative reviews with the lowest possible rating, reviewers who openly state
    that they would never ever buy or read a book insulting The Prophet, yet they
    take the time to tell you not to read it. The second lowest rating is a badge
    of honor, it shows how much the Ayatollahs of BAGHDAD and DAMASCUS and the
    murderous terrorist who killed our ambassador and burned our embassy in
    BENGHAZI do not want you to buy HFSI. Do not let these radical tin pot madmen,
    who think they rule the world and everyone in it, dictate to you what you may
    or may not read; purchase this important, well written, and extremely funny
    book.”

  • Dr. Todd Ambrosius

    That’s very nice, Anamika. So, did you get to see the new display of “Piss Christ” yet? Did you enjoy it?

  • Anamika

    I haven’t seen the “new display”, but I had the pleasure of seeing it a few years ago. It was displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our Arts Prof. gave a tour of the musuem to the class. I was awe stuck by the photograph and the creativity behind it. That was my first introduction to Piss Christ.

  • OCBill

    Sylvia Kristel was also in “The Nude Bomb” a Get Smart movie. She was in a scene where Maxwell Smart delivered one of my favorite lines, “Wait a minute! I can explain anything. I mean, I can explain everything.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003232872834 Becca Lower

    Thanks for the reminder on FMJRA, Wombat! Just snuck one more in, thanks to your great links. :)

  • Wombat_socho

    Yay!

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