The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | August 2, 2013 | 11 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Snowden’s Asylum Enrages US, But Won’t Destroy Already Strained Russian ties

Former CIA/NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Former CIA/NSA contractor Edward Snowden

Could Snowden’s asylum scuttle Obama-Putin summit?

Indian MPs Quit Over Telangana
Twelve Congress Party MPs from Andhra Pradesh resign over creation of new state

African Union: Zimbabwe Poll “Free, Honest And Credible”
Observer mission head Obasanjo says Wednesday’s incidents won’t change outcome

West Virginia Seeks EPA Reset On Coal

New EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Mountain State Democrats have “open, receptive” meeting with new administrator

Senate Confirms Samantha Power As Ambassador To UN

Obama Names New IRS Commissioner

Former San Diego Mayor, Business Leaders Call For Filner’s Resignation

House GOP Report Concludes Holder Misled Congress On Reporter Targeting

Texas Running Out Of Execution Drug Pentobarbital

US Temporarily Closing Embassies Sunday Due To Security Concerns

DoD Scrounges For Cash To Cancel Civilian Furloughs

Gay Teacher’s Firing From Catholic School Sparks Online Petition

Crude Oil Rises On Positive Economic Data: NYMEX $108.53, Brent $110.04
TGI Friday’s To Pay $500K Fine For Passing Off Cheap Liquor As The Good Stuff
Goldman Sachs’ Fabrice Tourre Found Liable For Defrauding Investors
Bank Of America May Face Civil Charges Over Mortgage-backed Securities
US Jobless Claims Drop To 5 1/2 Year Low
S&P 500 climbs Above 1700 On Stimulus Bets, Economy
Former Employer, Not Secret Snooping, Triggered Police Visit Over Pressure Cooker
Microsoft Releases Office Mobile for Android Smartphones
Netflix Adds Personalized Profiles To Streaming Service
XBox Team Creates Community Deputies To Fight Trolls
Apple Fixing Bug That Allows Fake Charging Stations To Hack iPhones

Nava Bounces Back Big: Is Catalyst Red Sox’ Amazing Rally

Coming back from Monday’s blunders

Works walk to begin 9th, caps six-run rally with hit over center fielder’s head

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil New Uniforms

Orioles Deal For Astros’ Norris At Deadline

Royals Win Ninth Straight, Beat Twins 7-2

Russian Sports Minister: Olympic Athletes Will Be Subject to Anti-Gay Laws

Alabama #1 In Preseason Coaches’ Pick

Fox Extends NASCAR Agreement Through 2024

Nationals Sign GM Rizzo To Long-Term Contract, Promote Him To President Of Baseball Operations

Jennifer Lopez Very Close To “American Idol” Return

J-Lo: Here comes the judge – back again?

Source: “Both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much.”

Jamie Lee Curtis Injured In Car Crash – Jodie Foster To The Rescue!

Teresa Giudice facing Reality Show Cancellation Amid Tax Fraud Charges

Bethenny Frankel: No Sympathy For The Giudices

Baby #2 On The Way For Megan Fox

Amanda Bynes Loses Bid For Freedom

Aaron Hernandez Letter From Jail – God Put Me Here

Chris Evans To Helm “1:30 Train” Before Reprising Captain America Role In “Avengers 2”

Former “Dawson’s Creek” Star Monica Keena Unrecognizable In Pic With Ex Edward Furlong

Lindsay Lohan – I’m Not Cutting Dad Out Of My Life

Penelope Cruz Directs Super Sexy Ad For Agent Provocateur Lingerie

Joan Collins to Shirley Jones: You’re LYING! I’m Not Into Foursomes!

Gloria & Emilio Estefan Are Going Strong – To Broadway!

Amanda Seyfried On “Lovelace” Sex Scenes: “I Don’t Want My Dad To See My Naked Body”

Taiwanese Politicians Swap Punches Over Nuke Bill
Bangladesh High Court Outlaws Islamic Party
Iran’s Rouhani: Israel An Old Wound “That Should Be Removed”
Snowden Granted One Year Asylum In Russia, Leaves Airport
Berlusconi Rages As Guilty Verdict Sustained
Arms Depot Blast Kills 40 Syrians
Japan Says GDP Growth Could Slow To 1% After Sales Tax Hike
Kerry Says Pakistan Drone Strikes To End Soon

Twitchy: Bombshell – CNN Report Shows Benghazi Coverup May be Worse Than Previously Thought
Allahpundit: CIA In Panic Over CNN Revelations
Protein Wisdom: “Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack”
NRO Corner: CIA Trying To Cover Up Involvement In Benghazi
Power Line: Banghazi Coverup By The CIA?
Washington Free Beacon: Ohio Latest State To Announce Insurance Rate Spikes
Via Meadia: ObamaCare – A Hipster’s Paradise?
Weekly Standard Blog: IRS Chief Wants To Keep His Health Care Plan, Not Switch To ObamaCare
PJ Tatler: Gay Couple Suing C of E To Force It To Perform Gay Weddings
Weasel Zippers: Government Agents “Armed To The Teeth” Storm Animal Shelter To Kill Baby Deer
Mark Steyn: The Buck Stops Here 2
Freedom Works: New Poll Shows Republican Voters Want More TEA In Their Party
NewsBusters: Variety – MSNBC’s Losing Ground With ‘Too Much Opinion and Not Enough News’
Jammie Wearing Fools: Shamelessness On Steroids
AmSpecBlog: Pro-Illegal Demonstrators Arrested In DC

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    The Snowden Granted One Year Asylum In Russia Story

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    Fart Wars

  • richard mcenroe

    Ammo shortage, execution drug shortage, all DHS has to do now is start hoarding rope and we’ll be forced to go all Shirley Jackson on the condemned asses. Wherez mah stone bucket?

  • Wombat_socho

    There’s always the headsman’s axe. A few minutes with a half-competent smith or metal fabrication plant and you’re in business.

  • The Osprey

    Taxes? Really Silvio? How boring! We want Bunga Bunga!

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