The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 11.30.12

Posted on | November 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Obama’s Unbalanced Approach: All Tax Hikes, Zero Spending Cuts

President Obama

Doesn’t understand that he can’t have his revenue enhancement pudding until he eats his spending cuts meat


UN General Assembly Votes Non-Member State Status For Palestine
Haaretz blames the JooooosIsraeli FM Lieberman

Egyptian Islamists Fast-Track Draft Constitution
Enshrines Sharia law as basis for legislation; protests scheduled for later today



POLITICS
Bush The Elder Hospitalized, Expected To Recover

Former President G.H.W. Bush and wife Barbara

In stable condition with bronchitis, should be out in 72 hours
Related: The hate begins

“Plugs” Biden Pays Visit To D.C.’s First Costco

Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Cuts Deal With Hotel Maid

Senate Amendment Revives Military’s Biofuel Plans

Wikileaker Claims He Considered Suicide In Custody

Arizona Governor Sued Over Licenses For Illegals Whose Deportation Was Deferred

Michigan Eyes Right-To-Work Measure

Bloomberg, Cuomo Detail Aid For Owners Of Storm-Damaged Property



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Up Sharply On US Budget Optimism, Continued Middle East Tension: NYMEX $88.07, Brent $110.76
Asian Shares Higher, Capped By US Fiscal Worries
Zynga Shares Fall As Facebook Terms Change
Japan’s Consumer Prices Unchanged As Abe Calls For More Easing
Blue Chips Dip Into Red After Boehner Comments
$haky Start Boxes In Retailers
New York Fast Food Workers Rally For $15 Wage
Conservationists, Interior Department Drive Oyster Farm Out Of Business



SPORTS
Drew Brees Throws Five Interceptions As Saints Fall To Falcons 23-13

Falcons QB Matt Ryan throws under pressure

Atlanta jumps out to early lead and never looks back

Allen, Heat Top Short-Handed Spurs 105-100

Rutgers, Louisville Give Muddled Big East Muddled Finish

Mediation Fails To Solve NHL Lockout

Notre Dame Beats #8 Kentucky 64-50

Mariano Rivera Agrees To $10M Contract With Yankees

Catcher Russell Martin Leaves Yankees, Signs With Pirates

Nationals Acquire Denard Span From Twins For Prospect Alex Meyer



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lindsay Lohan Arrested For Fighting In NYC Bar

Lindsay Lohan

Allegedly punched woman in face over boy band member

Halle Berry Allegedly Selling “Fight House”

Jessica Simpson Wants To Get Hitched Before Second Baby Arrives


Kanye West Wants His Unspeakable Fiancee To Quit Reality TV

Michael Jackson’s Father Joe Suffers Stroke

Katy Perry Feels Fat Without Spanx



FOREIGNERS
British Inquiry Report Calls For Press Watchdog
Assad Regime Shuts Down Cell Phones, Internet In Syria
Violent Raid Breaks Up Burma Copper Mine Protest
US Moves Toward Recognizing Syria’s Opposition
New PRC Law Authorizes Search, Expulsion Of Foreign Ships
Halappanavar Family To Take Case To European Court
Chaos Feared As Congolese Rebels Prepare To Leave Goma



BLOGS & STUFF
Power Line: Obama To GOP – My Offer Is This, Nothing
Lonely Conservative: How Can Any Fiscal Cliff Deal Be Balanced Without Spending Cuts?
Weekly Standard Blog: McConnell “Burst Into Laughter” As Geithner Outlined Obama’s Plan
Larry Kudlow: Herbert Hoover Obama?
Daily Caller: Gingrich Recommends GOP Stop Negotiating With Obama
The Lid: Reports Of Mahmoud Abbas’ Moderation Are Like An Old Joke
Wall Street Journal: What Kind Of Palestinian State?
Weasel Zippers: US Birth Rate Plunges To Lowest Since 1920
Rush Limbaugh: Just Walk Away, Republicans
Allahpundit: Boehner Says No Progress On Fiscal Cliff Talks In Last Two Weeks
Gretawire: Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Believe Legalization Is The Answer To The Drug War
Conservatives4Palin: Man Of The People Barack Obama To Take 20-Day, $4 Million Vacation At Taxpayer Expense
Jammie Wearing Fools: Former ACORN Honcho Wants To Unionize NYC Fast Food Workers
Protein Wisdom: What Is Obama So Afraid Of?

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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    I’m moving in the direction of some crazy realization that BHO is just phoning it in, and may have been for years.

  • http://twitter.com/ilovegrover Thane_Eichenauer

    He might just be (just phoning it in) but his pen and his employees are as energetic as they were when Obama was first elected.

  • Wombat_socho

    Yeah. He likes the job, just not having to do the work.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    It seems to me that Obama is reverting to his persona after his “historic, unprecedented, post-partisan bring-us-together no-more-business-as-usual” 2008 victory when he adopted the conciliatory “I won, you eat poop & die” attitude immediately. He’s the same old Baracky, as arrogant as he is ignorant, prancing around like a preening peacock.

  • indyjonesouthere

    If Boehner had but one functioning gonad he would simply tell Reid and Obama that doing nothing is the best policy. Let the tax increases from the fiscal cliff go into effect and don’t raise the debt limit. We’ll have more revenue and less spending. Now you just can’t beat that shit can you. Harry’s heart would take one beat and quit, and Obama would be looking for Reggie.

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