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Posted on | August 15, 2014 | 9 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Missouri Governor Nixon Orders Highway Patrol To Take Over Security In Ferguson

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, a native of Ferguson, walks with demonstrators Thursday

Johnson orders armored vehicles kept away, gas masks put away
Politicians unite in calling for police to be demilitarized
Obama calls for calm in Ferguson
Police faulted over use of military tactics in Ferguson




New Gaza Truce Holding After Shaky Start
No further violence after IDF bombers strike following Hamas rocket fire
Palestinians voice optimism as truce holds

Embattled Iraqi PM Al-Maliki Steps Down
Announces he’ll support successor Haider Al-Abadi



POLITICS
First Wave Of National Guardsmen Takes Up Posts On Texas’ Border With Mexico

A Guardsman exits an observation tower in Hidalgo, Texas

Soldiers bolstering police, Border Patrol by putting more eyes on the border


CO Governor Hickenlooper Struggling To Fend Off GOP Challenger


How The IRS Botched A Case Of Identity Theft

Hawaii Judge Rejects Hanabusa Protest, Says Makeup Vote Will Proceed As Planned

Chuck Todd Replacing David Gregory On “Meet The Press” As Gregory Leaves NBC

Prosecution Rests In McDonnell Case

NY Pols Want Federal Investigation Of Eric Garner’s Death

Mayor Emanuel Blames Middle-Class Crunch For Dismal Poll Numbers



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Recovers From Nosedive On Bargain Hunting, Downbeat Global Economic Data: WTI $95.66, Brent $102.62
Asian Shares Poised To End Week On Up Note
Coca-Cola’s Monster Deal Turns Founders Into Billionaires
JCPenney’s Earnings Enthuse Wall Street
Pershing Square Capital Management To Sue Feds Over Fannie, Freddie Mortgage Profits
Berkshire Hathaway Stock Tops $200K
Samsung Snaps Up SmartThings, Embracing Internet Of Things
Intel, 50 Cent’s SMS Audio Team Up On Headphones That Track Your Heart Rate
New Mobile Market Data Shows It’s Android, Android Uber Alles
Spring iOS App Simplifies Mobile Shopping
NYT: Make Internet Providers Public Utilities For Net Neutrality



SPORTS
Rob Manfred Elected Commissioner – But Not Before Jerry Reinsdorf Acts Like An Obnoxious Jerk

Ladies and gentlemen, the new commissioner of Major League Baseball

Hardline owners upset with Manfred for negotiating three player agreements without a strike, apparently
Tom Werner’s ideas worth a look

Pedro Martinez: Bonds, Clemens Belong In Cooperstown

Fish Rally, Edge Snakes 5-4 In 10th

Dee Gordon Scores Four As Dodgers Top Braves 6-4

Feldman Pounded As Astros Fall To Red Sox 9-4

Royals Break Loose In Seventh, Beat A’s 7-3

Keith Olbermann Is Mad As Hell At The NY Daily News

Odorizzi Shines As Rays Beat Rangers 6-3

Scherzer K’s 14, Tigers Top Pirates 5-2

Nats Beat Mets For 11th Straight Win In Queens



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lindsay Lohan Reveals Stage Fright Ahead Of Theater Debut

“Excited about rehearsals”

“I’ve never done a play before. I’ve never even taken acting lessons, I’ve never done anything like that and it’s something new to me and it’s live.”

Robin Williams Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson’s, Says Wife

Kendall Jenner Threatens To Sue Waitress Over Inadvertent Dine & Dash

“Today” Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie: It’s A Girl!

Michael Strahan And Nicole Murphy Together Again?

Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Engaged To Stuntman

Reese Witherspoon, Dancing Queen

Betty Boop Movie In The Works With Simon Cowell

Derek Hough Joins Cast Of ABC’s “Nashville”

Alice Eve Engaged To High School Sweetheart

Christina Aguilera Wants To Pose Nude For Playboy After Delivering Her Second Baby

Farrah Abraham Working At Austin Strip Club, Claims She’s Doing Research

Chelsea Handler Goes Topless In Instagram Photo

Billy Joel Donates Proceeds Of May MSG Show To Help Homeless Animals

Real Life “Orange Is The New Black” Character Lands Book Deal

“Star Wars Episode VII” To Resume Filming This Month



FOREIGNERS
Putin Sounds Conciliatory Note On Visit To Crimea
Chinese Catholics Cheer Pope’s Visit To South Korea
Two Japanese Cabinet Ministers Pay Visit To Yasukuni Shrine
Abbott: Iraq Aid Flights Will Continue Until Refugees Are Safe
Narendra Modi Vows To Fix Government Muddle In I-Day Speech
Ukraine Rebel Leader Igor Strelkov Resigns
Four Jihadis Killed, Eight Police Injured In Attack On Quetta Airbase
US Halts Hellfire Missile Transfer To Israel
Chicom Cops Open Fire On Tibetan Protesters, Ten Injured
Fears Of Political Instability As Tens Of Thousands March On Karachi
Supporters Of Haiti’s Aristide Accuse Authorities Of Persecution



BLOGS & STUFF
The Quinton Report: Navy Lodges To Put Bibles Back In Rooms
Doug Powers: Head Of Fraternal Order Of Police Says Obama “Discussing Tactics From Martha’s Vineyard Not Helpful”
Twitchy: NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen Stalked By Giant Chicken
American Power: Police Militarization
American Thinker: Seven Reasons The ACA Pot Keeps Boiling Over
BLACKFIVE: Robin Williams, Depression, Our Troops – And An Appeal
Conservatives4Palin: Who’s The Real Quitter, Mr. Begich?
Don Surber: Political Scoreboard, August 14
Joe For America: Mark Udall In Trouble In Colorado
JustOneMinute: That Was Easy! Or Not…
Protein Wisdom: Outlawing Liberty
Shot In The Dark: Trulbert! Part V – Atlas Hocked
The Gateway Pundit: Ferguson’s Michael Brown Pictured Flashing Gang Signs
The Jawa Report: “Peaceful” Muslims Joined ISIS Slaughter Of Yazidis
The Lonely Conservative: Mexican Billionaire Wants US To Find Jobs For Illegals
This Ain’t Hell: Urination Video Marine Found Dead
Weasel Zippers: Hollywood Moonbat Rob Reiner Compares Tea Party With Hamas, Says They Need To Be “Eliminated”
Megan McArdle: Money Won’t Buy Your Kids A Future


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