The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.17.12

Posted on | December 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Retakes Power With Landslide Victory

Former/future Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba chalk up another seat won by their party

LDP wins 294 of 480 seats, coalition partner New Komeito 31 for two-thirds majority; Japan Restoration Party takes 54, DPJ 57 (down from 230)


Gujarat’s BJP Boss Narendra Modi Confident Of Hat Trick
Third phase of polling in Indian state already under way


President Rejects Swap Of Higher Millionaire Tax Rates For Entitlement Reform
Fiscal cliff deal looking increasingly remote



POLITICS
Boehner Offers Debt-Ceiling Increase In Fiscal Cliff Deal

President Obama, Speaker Boehner

Speaker offers to push back debt limit fight for a year


Nevada: Odd Mix Of Right-To-Work State With Strong Unions


O: “These Tragedies Must End”

Newtown’s Own Gun-Control Measures  Couldn’t Pass

Bloomberg, McCarthy Beat The Drums For More Gun Control

Congress’ Failure To Patch AMT Could Lead To Delayed Refunds



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Prices Up Slightly On Signs Of Demand In US, PRC: NYMEX $86.88, Brent $108.17
Natural Gas Drops For Third Straight Week On Persistent Warm Weather
Japan, PRC Stocks Higher On Stimulus Hopes
Cisco Hires Barclays To Sell Linksys Division
Facebook, Google Release 2012 Trends
Apple Sells Two Mission iPhone 5S In PRC In Three Days
Samsung, Apple Duel In Enterprise Tech
Twitter Offered To Buy Instagram For $525 Million Before Facebook Deal
Apple Cut To Neutral By Citibank
Dell Quits Smartphone Business
Write Your Own FAQ: Valve Unveils “Game Guides” Beta



SPORTS
Tom Brady Almost Pulls It Off

Patriots’ second-half rally falls short as 49ers clinch playoff berth with 41-34 win

Cowboys Top Steelers In OT, 27-24

Dickey Deal Nearly Done

Lakers Finally Win One, Beat Sixers 111-98

Falcons Stomp Giants 34-0

Adrian Peterson, Vikings Run Wild Over Rams, 36-22

Bears’ Skid Hits 6 With Loss To Packers

NHL Files Unfair Labor Charges Against Players’ Union

Nationals/LaRoche Non-Update #3



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Dear Charlie: Sorry I Never Said Thanks For The $100K

Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan sends thank-you note and flowers to benefactor Charlie Sheen
Related: “She knows her life is out of control”

Kate Middleton Makes First Official Appearance Since Pregnancy Announcement

Kat Von D And Deadmau5 Engaged


Today Show Offers Pippa Middleton Role As Royalty Correspondent

Matt Damon Opens Up About Ben Affleck Gay Rumors

Frank Ocean: “I Told Y’All My Album Would Be The Best!”

ABC Developing Comedy Based On Justin Bieber’s Life

City Attorney PISSED After Amanda Bynes Skates On Hit & Run Charges



FOREIGNERS
Chavez’ Socialists Take 20 Of 23 Governor Seats
Abe Pledges No Compromise Over Senkaku Islands
Norks Observe First Anniversary Of Dear Leader’s Demise
Car Bomb Explodes Outside American Compound In Kabul
Syrian Rebels Take Loyalist Base At Aleppo
Lady Aristos Want Inheritable Titles After Change To Royal Succession Law
ANC Congress Faces Leadership Challenge Amidst Corruption Allegations, Scandals
Egyptians Appear To Back Charter, But Opposition Alleges Widespread Vote Fraud
Berlusconi Announces Engagement To 27-Year Old TV Presenter



BLOGS & STUFF
NRO Corner: Lanza’s Weapons
Althouse: Joe Lieberman On Censoring Pop Culture And Reporting “Troublesome” Young Men
Israel Matzav: An American Heroine
Weasel Zippers: Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members
Lonely Conservative: Boehner Agrees To Lift Debt Limit For A Year
Moe Lane: Buzzfeed Upset That NRA Not Rushing To Get Shooting Details Wrong – Like Buzzfeed
The Camp Of The Saints: Because…RAAAAACISM!
Atlas Shrugs: Pro-Sharia Thugs Attack Opponents Ahead Of Referendum
Legal Insurrection: Injecting Racial Politics Into The Newtown Murders

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    -Thanks, Wombat, for the inclusion among such august company.

    -In contrast…
    Lady Aristos Want Inheritable Titles After Change To Royal Succession Law

    Off with their heads, I say!

  • Wombat_socho

    Au contraire, I think it’s time for Her Majesty to prorogue the Commons and let the House of Lords try running the UK again. I don’t see how the toffs could possibly muck things up any worse than the social-climbing scum in Westminster already have, and think of the money saved on unpaid salaries for MPs!