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Posted on | February 6, 2013 | 8 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Justice Department Memo: Drone Strikes On Americans Can be Legal

Attorney General Eric Holder

Drone strikes okayed for thoughtcrime

Hollande Warns Britain About Its Demands On EU
Says EU not just a trade community in response to Cameron’s desire to get out from under finance, justice rules

Quake Off Solomons Triggers Tsunami
Magnitude 8 quake off Santa Cruz Islands



POLITICS
Jet-Setting Panetta Sticks Taxpayers With The Tab

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

No accounting for weekly commutes to California; did Panetta reimburse DoD for flights?
Unrelated: SecDef announces extension of some military benefits to same-sex spouses

Pro-Menendez Voxxi Goes Strangely Silent During Scandal

Obama Crony Wins Contract To Provide Smartphones For The Jobless


House GOP Open To Improved Background Checks

U.S. Military Launches Training Program For Mexican Forces

California Democrats Propose Liability Insurance Mandate For Gun Owners

Outgoing EPA Boss Sparks New Controversy (Video)

Big Dangers As Obama Democrats Flout Budget Laws



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Rise In Asia On Positive Economic News: NYMEX $96.68, Brent $116.70
Microsoft Bets $2 Billion On Dell To Help Future Of Both Companies
U.S., S&P Settle In For Bitter Combat
Japan Stocks High, And Set To Go Higher
Toyota Posts $1.09 Billion Profit, Ups Forecast
Zynga Posts Surprise Profit And Big Revenue Beats Estimates
Microsoft’s Surface Pro – Floor Wax Or Dessert Topping?
Pew Study Finds 61% Of Facebook Users Have Taken Extended Breaks
Amazon Launches Virtual Currency, Courts Developers, Engagement
Google Wins Landmark AdWords Case In Australia
Facebook Eyes App To Track Friends



SPORTS
Lindsey Vonn Tears Knee Ligaments, Breaks Tibia In Crash

Lindsey Vonn being airlifted to an Austrian hospital

Injury ends her run at the world championship; may be healed up in time for 2014 Winter Olympics

Ryan Braun Says He Used PED Clinic Owner Only As Consultant

Nyets Fail Big Test Against Short-Handed Lakers

Wolverines Outlast Buckeyes For OT Win

Rockets Rout Warriors, 140-109


Crosby Catches Puck With Face, Returns For Penguins Win

Hot-Shooting Razorbacks Down #2 Gators

Lightning Loses Fight And Game To Flyers

Nationals Sign Snyder, Accardo To Minor League Deals With Invite To Major League Camp



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Britney Definitely Heading For Las Vegas

Britney Spears

Formal announcement expected soon

DA Moves To Vacate Chris Brown’s Probation, Says Community Service May Have Been Faked

Chris Pratt Gets “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Lead

Tony Parker Uses Brown-Ocean Fight As Evidence For Lawsuit

Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry To Have “Friends” Mini-Reunion On Perry’s “Go On”


Naomi Watts’ “60 Minutes” Segment Getting No Support From Nicole Kidman

Kate & Wills Take Babymoon Vacation In Mustique

Glittery THR Oscar Party Draws Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence (Video)

Melissa McCarthy: My Daughters Aren’t Allowed To Watch “Bridesmaids” Yet

Charles Michael Davis Lands Key Role In “The Originals”

Adam Brody, Leighton Meester Dating

Sean Bean Cast In Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending”



FOREIGNERS
Hundreds Of Jihadis Killed In Mali; French Troops To Pull Out In March
Nork Video Shows U.S. City In Flames After Missile Attack
Ahmadinejad Visits Egypt As Diplomatic Relations Thaw
Bulgaria Implicates Hezbollah In July’s Israeli Tourist Bus Attack
Japan Frees Detained Chicom Fishing Boat
Delhi Gang Rape Trial Begins; Victim’s Friend Testifies
Magdalene Laundries Survivors Reject Taoiseach’s Apology



BLOGS & STUFF
Doug Powers: Footage In Nork Nuke Video Looks Familiar To Gamers
Pat Dollard: Nork “Dream” Video Shows U.S. City Under Missile Attack
Veronique De Rugy: The Sky Won’t Fall If Sequestration Goes Through
Power Line: Obama Seeks To Avoid Going Over Half Of The Fiscal Cliff
NRO Corner: Obama Proposes Tax Increases, Spending Cuts To Avoid Sequester
Hit & Run: Obama – Never Learn Not To Spend
Lonely Conservative: Seven Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Thanks To Obamacare
Legal Insurrection: Someday Everyone Will Be On A Kill List For Fifteen Minutes
Flopping Aces: Obama’s Drone Memo – The Mind-Boggling Hypocrisy Of The Left Is Alive And Well
Breitbart: Krugman Says U.S. Needs Death Panels, Sales Taxes
Ramesh Ponnuru: The Disgusting Consequences Of Plastic Bag Bans
Gateway Pundit: Illegal Aliens Interrupt House Hearing On Immigration
Atlas Shrugs: Lawsuit – Ground Zero Mosque Imam Scammed Donors To Finance Lavish Lifestyle



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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    In the “famous for being famous” category, you should note that for 2011-2012, Britney Spears was the top-earning female performer, just ahead of Taylor Swift and nearly double Bee-ouncy.

    The sad part is I can only name ONE of her songs – EVER – “Oops I Did It Again” and that one only because of the internet parody that was around at the time.

  • 20thCenturyVole

    Lost Wages, Nevada – where old, boring acts go to be embalmed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1385852725 Richard Mcenroe

    “Chris Pratt Gets “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Lead” Never mind that shit. Who gets the Rocket Racoon part?

  • Wombat_socho

    Clearly we’re not her target market.

  • Wombat_socho

    She’s not exactly old…not even thirty yet, IIRC.

  • Wombat_socho

    Beats me. I never even heard of this movie (or whatever comic book it came from) before.