The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 11.08.12

Posted on | November 8, 2012 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
After The Election, A Deal To Avoid The Fiscal Cliff?

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)

Don’t get your hopes up.

More Misery Incoming For Sandy Victims As Storm Bears Down On NY/NJ Area
More rain, snow, flooding from nor’easter to pound areas already ravaged by Sandy

All Change In PRC As Delegates Gather To Choose New Leaders
Hu Jintao says nation, CCP threatened by corruption; promises political reform



POLITICS
How’d That Happen?

Romney and Obama

Go ahead. Wallow in the exit poll data.
Small improvements in the economy enough to aid re-election


Colorado Governor Warns Pot Smokers To Hold Off On Cheetos After Marijuana Measure Passes

Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Gets 1 Year In Prison For Parole Violation

California Proposition Results Mixed

Nate Silver Gets A Boost From The Election

Little To Show For Cash Flood By Big Donors?

Obama’s Big Margins Among Hispanics Worry GOP

West Still Fighting As Palm Beach County Continues To Count Ballots

Just What New York Needs: More Weiner



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Rises In Asia After Earlier Plunge; NYMEX $85.02, Brent $107.38
Obama Victory, Grim Europe Forecast Forces Dow Below 13,000 As Stocks Plunge
PRC Shares Have Worst Day In Two Weeks
Trade Panel Approves Five-Year Tariff On PRC Solar Products
Renewable Energy Subsidies Seen As Winners In Iowa
Boeing Defense Unit To Cut Managers, Slash Costs
US Cellular Leaving Chicago
Apple Bailed Out Sharp To The Tune Of $2 Billion Last Quarter
Judge Denies Injunction Against Dish’s Ad-Skipping Feature
Microsoft Office For iOS, Android In The Works
Verizon Waives Voice, Text Charges For Sandy Victims
AT&T To Plow $14 Billion Into Wireless, Wired Networks Over Next Three Years
Microsoft Mulling “XBox Surface” Slate For Games
B&N Drops Prices On Older Nook Tablets
Amazon Tests $7.99 Monthly Subscription Plan For Amazon Prime



SPORTS
Walt Weiss Named New Colorado Rockies Manager

Walt Weiss

Rockies pass over Giambi, Williams, Runnells to pick former shortstop, high school coach

Jazz Drop Lakers To 1-4

James, Wade Lead Heat In Rout Of Nyets 103-73

Winter Meetings Might Be Lively This Year

Clippers Hand First Loss To Spurs, 106-84

Could The NBA Provide A Solution To The NHL Lockout?

Snakes Want A Rangers Shortstop For Justin Upton

Rizzo Expects Johnson To Continue As Nats’ Manager In 2013



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Carrie Fisher Says Damn Right I Want To Be In The New “Star Wars”

You know it to be true.

Also thinks Disney low-balled George Lucas
Harrison Ford open to return of Han Solo (h/t Troglopundit)


Stacey Dash’s Epic Rant About Election Depression



Ariel Winters’ Mom Denies Abusing “Modern Family” Star

Kirstie Alley Claims John Travolta Not Gay

Diane Sawyer: Drunk, Flustered, Or Tired?

Why Taylor Swift Can’t Find Love

Suicide Complicates “Top Gun” Project

J-Lo Denies Getting Hotel Maid Fired



FOREIGNERS
Quake Kills Dozens In Guatemala’s Mountain Villages
Finance Minster Slams Former PM Olmert For Claiming Netanyahu Openly Backed Romney
Greek Parliament Approves Austerity Cuts
Obama To Visit Burma This Month
Ahmadinejad Ridicules Expense Of US Vote
Syrian Rebels Attack Loyalist Strongholds In Damascus
Merkel Hits Out At British Isolationism
Five Tibetans Immolate Themselves On Eve Of PRC Peoples’ Congress



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Democrat Partisan Realignment
Just One Minute: The Era Of Big Government Is Over
NRO Corner: Romney Adviser Blames The Messaging
Allahpundit: Chris Christie Says He Did Not Embrace That President
Atlas Shrugs: Obama Supporters Celebrate “No More Israel”
Lonely Conservative: Harry Reid Wants To Change The Senate Rules
Gateway Pundit: Harry Reid Reaches Out To Republicans – “You Can’t Push Us Around!”
Power Line: The Meaning Of Yesterday’s Defeat
Michael Walsh: Nice Guys Finish Second
Maggie’s Farm: Ouch
Mary Matalin: Mendacity And Malice Won
Rush Limbaugh: In A Nation Of Children, Santa Claus Wins
Jim Treacher: Chris Matthews Thanks Hurricane Sandy
Sarah Palin: Don’t Lose Heart, America
Rick Moran: About That Obama “Mandate”

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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Boehner just needs to crack his Newspeak dictionary, where ‘compromise’ and ‘bipartisanship’ mean ‘what BHO said’.

  • Anamika

    Smart: Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama

    Don’t laugh, they meant to elect them because they know the dead do less harm.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    Don’t worry, I’d never get my hopes up with Boehner at the helm. He’s firmly entrenched in the Establishment who do us little good.

  • Wombat_socho

    Missouri elected a dead man to the Senate not too long ago, so it’s not all that unusual.

  • OCBill

    I keep hearing that the GOP needs to embrace amnesty to win over the Hispanics. What, so maybe next time we win New Mexico? We’ll never (NEVER) win California. California is run by unions and ultra-liberal utopian fantasists. As it stands, the GOP won either the Senate and/or Presidential votes in Florida, Texas, and Arizona. So, we should sell our sole for New Mexico?

  • Wombat_socho

    There are substantial numbers of Hispanics in New York, Illinois, and Colorado as well, but your point is well taken; the first two are out of reach, and we could probably get CO if we nominated an actual conservative.

  • ThomasD

    The fiscal cliff is the only way forward.

    The Democrat machine cease to function if not greased by all the graft inherent in the entitlement system.

    But, that would also threaten the ruling class’ pensions, in addition to their hold on power.

    So, not gonna happen. A deal will be cut. It is the only way for the can kickers in DC to keep what is theirs theirs.