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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.21.13

Posted on | January 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Eric Schmidt, Daughter Sophie Open Up About North Korea Visit

Bill Richardson and Eric Schmidt

Schmidt talked a lot about opening North Korea to the internet, but were Great Successor’s minions actually listening?
Related: Sophie in North Korea


Rahul Gandhi Takes #2 Post In Congress Party
Congress Party leader’s son condemns elitism, vows to decentralize political power

Death Toll At Algerian Gas Plant Rises To 81
Many bodies so badly disfigured after Saturday’s attack, security forces can’t tell if they’re jihadis or hostages



POLITICS
President Obama Sworn In For Second Term

The Capitol

Obama: Inauguration isn’t just about me (yeah suuuuure)

Thousands Turn Out For “Gun Appreciation Day” Rallies

Journal News Takes Down Map Of Gun Owners

Biden Thanks Latinos For Support In Obama Re-Election

Dallas Church, Gun Enthusiasts Compete For Weapons

Pennsylvania Kindergartner Suspended For Threatening To Shoot Friend With Bubble Gun

Obama Campaign Organization Relaunches As PAC

“Safety First” Helps Avoid “Accidental” Shootings

Nebraska Farm Bureau Rejects Governor’s Tax Plan

Minnesota Public Employee Pensions Short $16 Billion



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Mixed On Unclear PRC, US Demand; NYMEX $95.56, Brent $111.89
US Widens Dreamliner Probe After Battery Finding
Asian Stocks Rise In Choppy Trade As Nikkei Slides
Huawei Sales Jump 8% On Smartphones, Probably Topping Ericsson
Solar Power Installations Set Record In Massachusetts
Sony’s Sexy Xperia Z Could Be Thinnest Tablet Ever
Google Research Paper: Passwords No Longer Enough For Online Security
Java Security Warnings: Cut Through The Confusion
Reality Check: Instagram Just Fine With Over 90 Million Monthly Active Users
How Would You Change Nokia’s Lumia 610?
Microsoft’s ARM Blunder: Seven Reasons Why Windows RT Was DOA
Major Layoffs At Wild Man Dev



SPORTS
Flacco Leads Ravens To The Super Bowl

Ray Lewis retirement party in two weeks; y’all invited

Ravens defense makes Tom Brady look ordinary in 28-13 win

49ers Bring Down Falcons 28-24, Advance To Super Bowl

Nuggets Snap Thunder’s Streak With OT Victory

Uninspired Rangers Not Looking Like Beasts Of The East

Fields Scores 18 As Raptors Beat Struggling Lakers


Penguins Far From Perfect, But Off To Perfect Start

Kings Owners Reach Agreement With Seattle Group

Hoosiers Hold Off Pesky Northwestern

Nationals Avoid Arbitration With Tyler Clippard, Announce Deals With Five Others



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Selena Gomez: It Helps To Have Friends Like Taylor And Vanessa

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens

Justin who?

Olympic Medalist Skater Michelle Kwan Gets Married

Why Manti Te’o And His Family Are Talking To Katie Couric

Lindsay Says Take Your Plea Deal And Shove It!

Arnold, Mark Wahlberg And Russell Crowe Terminated By “Mama”, “Oh Dark Thirty”


Octomom: Oops, I’m Stripping Again

Daniel Radcliffe Seen Kissing Costar Erin Drake At Sundance

J.J. Abrams, Paramount Developing Lance Armstrong Movie

Carrie Underwood: Don’t Call My Husband “Mr. Underwood”

“Glee” Star Mark Salling Sued For Pulling An Assange



FOREIGNERS
German Opposition Narrowly Wins Lower Saxony
PRC Income Gap Narrows, Still At Levels Risking Unrest
French, Malian Troops Advance Cautiously Against Jihadis
Taliban Suicide Bombers Attack Traffic Police HQ In Kabul
Syrian Opposition Attempts To Pick PM-In-Exile
Netanyahu: This Election Won’t Be My Last
Cameron To Give Key Speech On EU Ties
Venezuela’s Oil Tied To Chavez’ Fate
Inept Assassin Fails To Kill Bulgarian Politician At Point-Blank Range



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: Democratic State Assemblyman Arrested After Allegedly Threatening State Speaker In Vegas
Jawa Report: Joe Morrissey – A History Of Violence
NRO Corner: Bill Clinton’s Bounce On Those “Bitter Clingers”
Hot Air: Axelrod – Obama’s Second Term Priorities Include More Than Just Fiscal Crises
Bob Owens: Two Injured In Negligent Discharge At Raleigh Gun Show
Legal Insurrection: When Concerts Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Concerts
Doug Powers: Obama, Biden Sworn In For Second Term; Now Officially Inheriting Problems From Themselves
Joanne Jacobs: Another Day Older And Deeper In Debt
Washington Free Beacon: Democrat Group Airs Ad Blasting Hagel As “Anti-Gay, Anti-Woman, Anti-Israel”

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  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Solar installations. In Massachusetts. Sweet. Jesus. Fasting.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    I guess they’re a “blue” state because of all the dim bulbs.

  • Wombat_socho

    That pretty much covers it, yeah.

  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    That delinquent with the bubble gun–if it was semi-auto assault type I hope they lock him up and throw the key away.

  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    “Obama’s Second Term Priorities Include More Than Just Fiscal Crises”

    When was anything about the economy a priority for Obama? The guy is, in a practical sense, as dumb as a rock. A dumb rock. Really dumb.

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

    It was a 5 year-old child in a school six miles down the road from me. The administration did everything according to the law. So because the “law” did not stipulate that you treat a little child differently then an older kid, they did not have the least bit of common sense to do so on their own. They questioned and evaluated her for three hours! I think the administration needs to be evaluated and then fired. The parents want to put her in another school but can’t because she now has a record. They hired a lawyer from Maryland who is trying to have her record expunged. You can’t make this stuff up.

  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    We live in a bureaucratic age where “following the rules” has become safer and more desirable than using the human brain. In no other type of age could political correctness find acceptance, nor could a liaison between people of the same sex be called marriage.

    Indeed, in no other age could a failure like Obama become President a second time.