The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.22.13

Posted on | January 22, 2013 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Algerian PM: Gas Plant Worker, Two Canadians Helped Jihadis In Siege

Algerian firemen carry a coffin from the gas plant retaken Saturday

Final death toll lower than 81 previously reported

Hollande, Merkel Fete 50 Years Of Franco-German Ties
Joint celebration of the Elysee Treaty originally signed by De Gaulle, Adenauer

Inauguration Too Special To Pass Up
Smaller crowds, a more subdued tone, and fewer A-list celebrities



POLITICS
Biden: Revved Up And Ready For 2016?

President Obama and VP Biden

Is the nomination his for the taking?

Obamacare Impact About To Become Clearer

Thirty-Two Yeats After Leaving Office, Jimmy Carter Gets Big Cheer

Farm Workers Travel To DC To Keep Spotlight On Immigration

Montana Family Caught Bilking Phone Customers For $70 Million In Charges

Rapper Lupe Fiasco Escorted Offstage At Obama Pre-Inauguration Party After Criticizing President’s Foreign Policy

Files Show Cardinal Mahony Worked To Conceal Abuse In LA Diocese

Nation Honors Martin Luther King Jr. As First Black President Sworn In For Second Term

Pension Reform Act Hits California State Employees



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Futures Hover Above $95 In Asia: NYMEX $95.05, Brent $111.53
Bank Of Japan Adopts Abe’s 2% Target In Commitment To End Deflation
Groupon Nixes All Gun-Related Deals
Atari’s US Unit Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
$40 Lets You Board Early On Southwest
GE Profit Lifted By Jet Engines, Energy Equipment
RIM Surges Again As CEO Talks Of Partnerships
McDonald’s Settles Michigan Suit Over Halal Food
Dish To Close 300 Blockbuster Stores
A Cheap, Rugged Tablet Is Your Kid’s Next Fixation
Former Microsoft Exec’s Book Lambastes CEO Steve Ballmer
Is Cuba Finally Allowing Its Citizens Fiber Access To The Internet?
Was That Sergei Brin Wearing Google Glasses In The NYC Subway?



SPORTS
Brunner’s Shootout Goal Wins It For Wings, 4-3

Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovski makes a save in the first period as teammate Nikita Nikitin and Detroit’s Johan Franzen wait for the rebound

Columbus rallied but couldn’t hold on against Detroit

Nyets Grab A Win At The Garden

Leafs’ Home Opener Strikes Appropriate Tone

L.A. Kings’ Matt Greene Injures Back, Out For Season

Changes Give Stewart-Haas Team Optimism For Coming Sprint Cup Season

Agreement Reached To Sell Sacramento Kings To Seattle Group; NBA Owners Must Approve

Hoyas Beat #24 Irish, 63-47; Notre Dame’s Third Loss In Four Games

Cincinnati To Host Baseball’s 2015 All-Star Game

Paul Gasol Permanently Benched By Mike D’Antoni

Curry Leads Warriors Past Clippers, 106-99

Nationals Add Bulls-eye On Back As Part Of New Look



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Prince Harry “Thrilled” Over Royal Pregnancy

Harry, Prince of Wales

Can’t wait to become an uncle

Adrienne Maloof (51) Dating Rod Stewart’s Son Sean (32)

Selena Gomez Spotted Partying Until 2:30 AM With A New Guy

Taylor Swift Mortified By Mocking!

Chris Brown Gets SWATted

Jennie Garth “Smitten” With New BF Jeremy Salken

Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer Engaged

Barbara Walters Hospitalized After Weekend Fall

Rapper Chief Keef Sued For Child Support By Middle Schooler



FOREIGNERS
Israelis Head For The Polls, Set To Re-Elect Netanyahu’s Coalition
Arab League Tells Israeli Arabs Vote To Stop The Far Right
Delhi Rape: Supreme Court To Consider Moving Trial To Uttar Pradesh
Dutch Minister Tapped To Steer Eurogroup, Navigate Eurocrisis
Europe Snowed In
Malian Army Retakes Diabaly
French Foreign Minister Says Assad Must Leave “As Quickly As Possible”
Prince Harry Slams UK Press On Return From Afghanistan
Planes Sent To Evacuate Russians From Syria
Cameron To Give Postponed Speech On EU Tomorrow



BLOGS & STUFF
Professor Bainbridge: How Moderate Is Barack Obama?
Legal Insurrection: Obama’s Inaugural Speech – Collectivist We
Power Line: Long Day’s Journey
Weekly Standard Blog: NYT Says Only 40% Of Obama’s Inaugural Address Is Worth Reading
NRO Corner: “No Single Man Can…”
Jawa Report: Inauguration Funnies – TPM Whines “Virginia GOP Pulls Dirty Trick On Inauguration Day”
Breitbart.com: Mark Levin’s Inauguration Day Message – Fight!
Ramesh Ponnuru: Obama’s Bogus Journey
Patterico: Obama – Social Security And Medicare Are What Make Us Strong
Lonely Conservative: NYT Gushes Over Marxist Rag
American Power: Obama Raped Thomas Jefferson For Radical Collectivist Agenda
Pat Dollard: Obama Takes Office With Only Carter, Ford Having Lower Approval Ratings
Stephen Kruiser: Krugman – Obama Isn’t FDR-y Enough For Me

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Comments

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I’ve been bothered by something lately – you know how I hate to complain – but I keep seeing these Nationwide Insurance commercials with a 20-something female narrator with a baby-doll voice ends the ad with, “We put members first, because we don’t have shareholders.”

    What a load of hooey!

    There are two types of casualty (property) insurance companies: mutual like Nationwide and State Farm, or stock like AllState and GEICO. It’s really just the way they are structurally capitalized.

    Do you know what advantage your Nationwide “membership” gives you on rates? None, they are all figured on actuarial projections, claims experience, and investment return. If you are a good risk, the company has been experiencing lower than expected losses covering your type of risk, or its investments have exceeded projections, you get a lower rate. Otherwise you do not, “member” or not.

    Same thing for claims – and for that matter, customer service. There is not a single advantage a policyholder could discern from buying from one type of insurer than another. None.

    But the commercial implies to the gullible target audience of young people and females in particular that they are somehow of a higher moral character by not having one structure over another. No shareholders, no big bad businessmen here, sister!

    Oy!

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Excellent work, Sir Kevin!

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    ‘Sir’ Kevin!?! He is Wombaticus: Pontifex Of The Ban Hammer [Mrs].

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  • Wombat_socho

    I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Wombat_socho

    Thank you, gentlemen!

  • 20thCenturyVole

    Pic caption: sorry, but Harold is definitely NOT the Prince of Wales.

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