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Posted on | May 19, 2015 | 14 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Islamic State Claims Full Control Of Ramadi

Car engulfed in flames during Ramadi fighting

Capitol of Anbar Province opens the way to Baghdad
Perino Accuses White House Of “Sugarcoating” Ramadi
Nearly 25,000 Iraqis Flee Ramadi

No Help From State Department For Americans Stuck In Yemen
Yemeni-Americans say US government is biased; State claims extraction is “too risky”

Burundi President Fires Ministers After Coup Attempt
Defense, Foreign ministers sacked; no reason given
US Helping To Evacuate Foreigners

State Department Won’t Release Clinton E-Mails Until 2016

“What, me worry?”

Review and redaction process to take until January 2016

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Scrapped Functional Obamacare Exchange For Political Advantage

Obama Announces Stricter Controls On Military Gear For Police

Brent Bozell Suggests Conservative Journalists Boycott ABC

Supreme Court Rules Against Maryland On Income Tax Credits

Gov. Jindal Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

Tighter Regulation Of Medical Weed Heads For Oregon Senate

Administration Seeks To End Immigration Enforcement By State, Local Police

Supremes Make It Easier To Sue Over 401(k) Plans

Asian Crude Extends Losses; US Oil Up On Summer Demand: WTI $59.49, Brent $66.18
Icahn Says Apple Stock “Dramatically Undervalued”
Starbucks Teams Up With Spotify After Ditching CDs
Dow, S&P Close At Record Highs
Optimism Ebbs Among US Homebuilders
Urban Outfitters Misses Estimates, Anthropologie Slows Down
Apple Gets Partial Win In Patent Battle With Samsung
Airplane Hacking Panic!
LG Rolls Out Latest G4 Smartphone For Worldwide Distribution
Microsoft Celebrates 25 Years Of Solitaire With Global Tournament
Oculus Rift Suspends Mac, Linux Development

Lightning Rout Rangers In Game Two Behind Johnson Hat Trick

Tyler Johnson celebrates after scoring the second of his three goals

Bolts rain shots on Lundqvist, thump Rangers 6-2 to tie series

Ronda Rousey Tweaks Floyd Mayweather “I Don’t Think We’d Fight Unless We Ended Up Dating”

Pitching Duel Ends In Win For Pale Hose

Buddy Lazier Heads Home After Fifth Failure To Qualify For Indy 500

A’s Edge Astros 2-1

Flyers Name UND’s Hakstol As Coach

Rockies Rally Late And Not Enough To Beat Phillies

Judge To Issue Written Order In O’s/Nats MASN Revenue Spat

Taylor Swift Tops Maxim’s 2015 Hot 100

“…the quintessential American success story.”

[Being named Number 1] “…a wonderful celebration of my favorite year.”

Did Iggy Azalea Get Plastic Surgery On Her Face?

Kanye West Silenced By Censors At Billboard Music Awards

Is George Stephanopoulos Future -And $105 Million Contract- In Danger?

Leighton Meester Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Adam Brody

Nikki Finke Sets Up New Site For Hollywood Fiction:

Staff Quit Clinton Foundation Over Chelsea

Taye Diggs To Star In Broadway’s Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Cate Blanchett: I’ve Never Had Sex With Women

Juncker Denies New Greece Rescue Plan As Negotiations Near End
Former Thai PM Banned From Foreign Travel As Her Trial Begins
Eleven Afghan Cops Get Prison For Not Protecting Woman Killed By Mob
More Than 50 Dead, Dozens Injured After Colombia Landslide
EU Plans Military Response To Migrant Crisis
Pakistan Army Signs Intelligence-Sharing Agreement With Afghanistan
Saudi Arabia Advertises For Eight New Executioners To Handle Rise In Beheadings
Macedonia PM Defies Calls To Step Down
President-Elect Buhari Credits South African Mercenaries With Crushing Boko Haram
Modi’s Welfare Cuts Taking Fire, Even Within His Own Party

Louder With Crowder: American Woman Leaves Islam, Forced Into Hiding
EBL: He Had One Job…
Michelle Malkin: Obamacare Exchanges On Life Support
Twitchy: Judicial Watch – Administration Knew About Benghazi Attacks Ten Days In Advance
Shark Tank: GOP Approves Florida Winner-Take-All Primary
Michelle Obama’s Mirror: The Opposite Of Diversity Is University – So Shut Up! (h/t Loyal Reader Brian E.)
American Power: Ceding Civilization To Barbarism
American Thinker: Obama The Magnificent
BLACKFIVE: Fallen Marines Identified After Nepal Crash
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: They’re Baaaa-aaaack
Conservatives4Palin: Gov. Palin Says “Jihad Is On The March”
Don Surber: O’Malley Would Preserve Death Sentence For Babies, Not Bombers
Jammie Wearing Fools: Obama’s UN Ambassador Is Just Slightly Out Of Touch
Joe For America: Oregon Gun Owners Reject Strict New Gun Bans, Will Not Comply
JustOneMinute: And Speaking Of Failed Leadership…
Pamela Geller: Dennis Prager – “Why Pamela Geller May Be The Most Hated Person In America Right Now”
Protein Wisdom: What Happens In Vegas…
Shot In The Dark: Governor Dayton’s Priorities
STUMP: Illinois Pensions – How Did We Get Here? The 1970 Constitution
The Gateway Pundit: ISIS Holds Massive Victory Parade In West Anbar Celebrating Victory In Ramadi
The Jawa Report: ISIS Are Slow Learners
The Lonely Conservative: Jay-Z Posted Bail For Protesters
This Ain’t Hell: Saudis Cure Jihadism
Weasel Zippers: Ferguson Protesters Protest Not Getting Their Checks For Protesting
Megan McArdle: Verily I Say Unto You – Christians Care About The Poor
Mark Steyn: Nothing Another 42,000 Airstrikes Can’t Fix

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14 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVESIX: 05.19.15”

  1. Ramadi Falls To ISIS | Batshit Crazy News
    May 19th, 2015 @ 7:52 am

    […] Wombat: ISIS claims full control of Ramadi […]

  2. JeffWeimer
    May 19th, 2015 @ 8:58 am

    Hugo packet available!

  3. kbiel
    May 19th, 2015 @ 10:32 am

    Mr. Pedantic here. Capitol is a building. When referring to a city where the capitol is located, it is spelled capital.

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    May 19th, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

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  5. Matt_SE
    May 19th, 2015 @ 2:58 pm

    I don’t know a lot about Taylor Swift. She’s fairly cute, and has a certain look that’s attractive (boobs are too small though). Still, I hear she sings a lot about her ex-boyfriends.
    She seems very petty to me.

  6. Wombat_socho
    May 19th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    Your prize is in the mail! (Just kidding, there’s no prize.)

  7. Wombat_socho
    May 19th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    Petty and filthy rich.

  8. kbiel
    May 19th, 2015 @ 7:05 pm

    Dang. And here I thought I earned a swift kick in the rear for being such a dweeb.

  9. Wombat_socho
    May 19th, 2015 @ 8:32 pm

    Downloaded and ensconced on my Kindle!

  10. RS
    May 19th, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    The “filthy rich” part obviates the need for a sugar daddy, so you can put your curriculum vitae away, Wombat.

    : )

  11. Daniel Freeman
    May 20th, 2015 @ 4:32 am

    Robert Tracinski has an otherwise-good article on why the left kowtows to Islam in which he somehow managed to avoid using the word oikophobia, but TakuanSoho fixed that lack in the comments.

  12. Ruy Diaz
    May 20th, 2015 @ 11:43 am

    Taylor Swift would not have made it to the top 100 most attractive women in my high school. Not even close.

  13. Wombat_socho
    May 20th, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    I’m not keen on blondes anyway, especially ones younger than my own joeys.

  14. Daniel Freeman
    May 21st, 2015 @ 7:06 am

    I just need a place to stash this. Wandering around, I found an old but decent explanation of GamerGate at the relatively non-partisan Popehat, but what I really want to make note of is this comment by jdgalt:

    I’d say this is a reasonably fair description of the overall situation (though it’s a big oversimplification to reduce it to two sides, and I suggest changing the word “entryism” to the better
    understood “infiltration”). Its biggest omission is that the struggle today, not just historically, is much broader than GamerGate.

    The important difference between the two sides today is that the Red (and Gray) Team is now the tolerant side, willing to tolerate the presence of Blue games and Blue culture so long as they can also have their own. The Blue Team does not reciprocate this tolerance; they have decided that Red and Gray games and cultures are “sexist” and must be driven out of the marketplace in all its meanings (the market for games, the market for social interaction, and the market for ideas). And they’re willing to misuse both the ideas and laws of the civil rights movement to achieve that destruction.

    This is why I am a Gray partisan.

    Let us all stop supporting the Blue Team’s false pretense that they are victims.