Posted on | November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Claims he’s open to new ideas
President, GOP Clash Over Benghazi, Rice
“Go after me,” he challenges McCain, Graham after block of Rice nomination threatened
FBI Agent Involved In Petraeus Scandal Has Been A Hero
Agent Humphries played key role in stopping terrorist attack on LAX
Replaces Hensarling; Cantor and McCarthy also re-elected to leadership posts
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Back Over $86 As Mideast Tension Increases; NYMEX $86.34, Brent $109.61
Texas Instruments To Lay Off 1700
Dollar Weakens As Fed Minutes Suggest More Bond Buying
Yen Falls Most In Eight Months Against Dollar On Japanese Election
Hostess To Liquidate If Bakers’ Strike Continues
Corzine To Blame For MF Global Collapse
Dow Ends At Five-Month Low On Fiscal Cliff, Global Fears
Buffett’s Berkshire Sells Most Of J&J, GE Stakes
Starbucks Bags Teavana In $620 Million Deal
Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage Capacity
HTC, Nokia WinPhone 8 Devices Hit The Market
Samsung Extends Lead In Smartphone Sales As Market Expands
Nexus 4 Sold Out On Google Play Ahead Of T-Mobile Launch
FCC May Ease Media Cross-Ownership Rules
NL Cy Young winner led league in K’s with 230; Mets’ first 20-game winner since 1990
Also, some dude from the Rays won the AL Cy Young, but who cares?
FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million To Red Cross For Sandy Relief
“Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”
IDF Strikes Gaza Rocket Arsenals, Sites; Iron Dome Takes Out One-Third Of Incoming Jihadi Missiles
Xi Jinping Takes PRC Helm
For Syria Opposition, Encouragement But No Endorsement
Woman Dies After Abortion Request Refused At Irish Hospital
Clinton Says Australia Doesn’t Have To Choose Between PRC, US
Japan Heads For Polls As Uncertainty Lingers
McAfee Flees From Belize Authorities
Putin Spokesman Denies Bad Back Rumors
Israel: Oslo Accords Finished If Palestinians Seek Upgraded UN Status
BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: Romney Blames Defeat On Obama’s Gifts To Supporters
Sense Of Events: Investigate The FBI
American Power: Tampa Social Scene At Center Of Petraeus Scandal
Beltway Confidential: Actually, Susan Rice DID Say The Benghazi Attacks Were Spontaneous
Lonely Conservative: Bill Bennett Agrees – The Culture Is The Problem
Jawa Report: A Tired Old Big Government Czar Offers A Tired Old Solution
Ed Morrissey: Was Question About Pelosi’s Age Out Of Line?
Protein Wisdom: White House Secession Petitions Reach 675,000 Signatures, 50-State Participation
James Pethokoukis: European-Style Austerity – Obama’s New “Balanced” Debt Plan Is 73% Tax Hikes
Allahpundit: Israel, Hamas Now Locked In Twitter War, Also Actual War
Reihan Salam: The Political Economy Of Fiscal Trade-Offs
Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012
Legal Insurrection: The Lessons Of 2012 May Not Be What Operation Demoralize Says
Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 33 Comments
She went all over TV and repeated the administration’s lies about Libya, and how dare you criticize her!
Q: Thank you, Mr. President. Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham both said today that they want to have Watergate-style hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and said that if you nominate Susan Rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. As Senator Graham said, he simply doesn’t trust Ambassador Rice after what she said about Benghazi. I’d like your reaction to that. And would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, I’m not going to comment at this point on various nominations that I’ll put forward to fill out my Cabinet for the second term. Those are things that are still being discussed.
But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As I’ve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.
And you know, we’re after an election now. I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi, and I’m happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information. And we’ve got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress.
And I don’t think there’s any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed, that’s a problem. And we’ve got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We’ve got to bring those who carried it out to justice. They won’t get any debate from me on that.
But when they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me. And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity — the State Department, then I will nominate her. That’s not a determination that I’ve made yet.
This is the moral lesson that Obama is teaching your children: Successful liars deserve to be praised and rewarded. Obama keeps saying that he’s going to “get to the bottom of it,” as if his own failures were not at “the bottom of it.” Ace of Spades comments:
Ed Henry points out that Obama admitted what had long been assumed (but not explicitly said), that Susan Rice was sent out to talk about Benghazi at the White House’s request.
Exactly: They pick this liberal ideologue – a State Department stooge who knows nothing about terrorism, nothing about intelligence, nothing about the military — hand her the dishonest talking points, and send her out to parrot their propaganda. When Rice’s explanation is proved false, then Obama starts saying he’s going to “get to the bottom of it,” as if someone else were responsible for crafting these lies which were calculated to benefit him politically.
Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 14 Comments
But mainly, yeah, it was the air strike:
Hamas has said that Israeli air strike in Gaza which killed Ahmed Jabari, the head of its military wing, “has opened the gates of hell” . . .
Jabari, who is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago, was killed in an air strike on a vehicle, in a dramatic resumption of Israel’s policy of assassinating Palestinian militant leaders.
Jabari has long topped Israel’s most-wanted list, the Associated Press reported, and was blamed for in a string of attacks, including the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in 2006.
His son was also reportedly killed in the targeted air strike, according to Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative in Lebanon . . .
The air strike was accompanied by this Twitter exchange between the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and the Hamas “Al Qassam Brigades”:
We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) November 14, 2012
@idfspokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)
— Alqassam Brigades (@AlqassamBrigade) November 14, 2012
And here’s the IDF video of the strike that took out Jibari:
Hat tip: Alex Yudelson on Twitter.
Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 10 Comments
The Great Brain says the Obama administration used David Petraeus’s sex scandal to compel him “to give the administration line” about Benghazi in the CIA director’s Sept. 12 testimony:
This is a very serious accusation, and one I am certainly not prepared to endorse until we have some clear evidence or testimony to support it. Yet I think Krauthammer’s commentary reinforces what I said in an earlier reply to commenter McGehee:
McGehee, you express a widespread attitude, that the Petraeus scandal is somehow a “distraction” from Benghazi, whereas I see it as an integral part of the Benghazi story, illustrating the fundamental unseriousness of national security policy in the Obama age. The CIA chief is canoodling with his biographer who is so flaky that she starts sending threatening e-mails to this Kelley woman? And this Kelley woman, who imagines herself deserving of diplomatic protection, is meanwhile carrying on an extensive correspondence with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan? This does not speak of a strict attentiveness to duty on the part of Gen. Petraeus and Gen. Allen, at the very least. This evidence of unseriousness at the highest levels of our national security institutions might very well explain how things could go so badly wrong in Benghazi. So we can walk and chew gum at the same time: Follow the Petraeus scandal without forgetting that the reason it matters is because of what happened in Benghazi.
It is possible that the Petraeus scandal leads nowhere. On the other hand, it may prove to be a central element of this developing story about Benghazi. You don’t always know where a story is going to lead when you begin reporting it. Bill Gertz at the Free Beacon has an excellent summary of the Petraeus scandal to date, and CBS News has more background on Gen. Allen’s situation:
CBS News correspondent Bob Orr says Pentagon and FBI sources describe the communications as “potentially inappropriate” and “flirtatious,” and another source says they were likely more than just innocent exchanges — noting that the Pentagon’s Inspector General is involved for a reason.
Among the hundreds of emails exchanged between Allen and Kelly – Orr reports that investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. In it, Allen told Kelley he’d just received an anonymous email warning him to stay away from her.
Sources say that the anonymous email came from Broadwell, Petraeus’ mistress, who allegedly warned Gen. Allen that Kelley was “a seductress.”
Broadwell allegedly sent similar warnings to other military officers at the U.S. Central Command, located near Kelley’s Tampa home.
In order to protect her adulterous relationship with Petraeus, it seems, Paula Broadwell maligned Mrs. Kelley in a series of anonymous e-mails. Nevertheless, even if Jill Kelley is not a “seductress,” as Broadwell claimed, she does seem kind of flaky. Her “social liaison” title? Made up:
“There’s no such thing,” one officer told us. The made-up title appears to be a polite way of saying “rich Tampa socialite who likes to hang with four-star generals.”
Obama just gave a press conference and said, Blah, blah, blah.
[A]t one point in the summer, after the investigation began pointing to larger potential national security issues, Ms. Kelley tried to get the FBI to drop the matter. The people said she made the request because she was worried about the personal information being provided to investigators.
Ms. Kelley, a 37-year-old volunteer who organized social events for military personnel, developed misgivings after friends in her Tampa social circle urged her to drop the matter, saying the probe would only cause bigger problems . . .
Gen. Allen has told associates he became entangled in the Petraeus adultery scandal a few months ago, when he received an email later traced to Ms. Broadwell, the official familiar with his thinking said.
Ms. Broadwell, whose extramarital affair with Mr. Petraeus had ended by then, believed that Ms. Kelley may have been a romantic rival, according to this official. Besides the emails sent directly to Ms. Kelley, she also sent a flurry of emails from a pseudonymous account to senior military officials, denigrating Ms. Kelley, the official said.
In the email received by Gen. Allen, Ms. Broadwell — writing under the pseudonym KelleyPatrol — described Ms. Kelley as a “seductress” and warned the general about being entangled in a relationship with her . . .
Gen. Allen was concerned by that email and forwarded it to Ms. Kelley . . .
Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 13 Comments
(Left to right) Natalie Khawam, Gen. David Petraeus, Dr. Scott Kelley,
Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus at a party in Tampa.
It was August and a hurricane was hovering off the Florida coast that Monday afternoon in Tampa when I set out to find Jim Antle. The senior editor of The American Spectator had my credentials for the Republican National Convention and, at least in my understanding, had agreed to meet me downtown to give them to me.
But after a morning spent coping with traffic hassles — security had Tampa gridlocked — and finally walking the final blocks to reach the hotel that served as media headquarters for the convention, I’d been horrified to learn that Antle wasn’t downtown. He had picked up the credentials and gone back to the apartment where he was staying several miles south, near MacDill Air Force Base.
So now I had to walk more than a mile back to my car and drive to where Antle was, and this turned into a Kafkaesque nightmare. The direct route via Highway 618 to Highway 573 had been shut down by police, and so I was forced to navigate by surface streets without a GPS.
At one point, I found myself lost on Davis Island and had to stop into a 7-Eleven to check a map: Bayshore Boulevard was the route I needed, looping around the side of Hillsborough Bay, and then across Gandy Boulevard to the destination. When I finally neared the place, however, the street numbering was all wrong — evidently there are two roads with the same name, divided by a park — and by the time I finally reached Antle’s apartment, I was in a manic rage. It was past 2 o’clock in the afternoon by then, and I still hadn’t even gotten inside the convention, so after a screaming fit, I grabbed the credentials and rushed back to the car, racing to the Civic Center.
That nightmarish August afternoon in Tampa came to mind unexpectedly last night when, checking for the latest news on the Petraeus scandal, I scanned an article and saw a familiar address that figures prominently in my column today at The American Spectator:
Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard is in the news today because it is the home of Jill Kelley, who played a crucial role in the scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus.
Mrs. Kelley’s complaint to the FBI about threatening e-mails she received in May led to an investigation that exposed an affair between Petraeus, the retired four-star general who had been top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, and his biographer, Paula Broadwell. In recent days, a Tampa TV station reported, Mrs. Kelley has repeatedly called police seeking protection, at one point invoking her status as “honorary consul general.” She has been described as an unofficial “social liaison” at nearby MacDill Air Force Base, and now the media are encamped in front of the home that Mrs. Kelley shares with her surgeon husband, Dr. Scott Kelley, and their three children.
So far as we know, the Kelleys have done nothing wrong and were innocently drawn into this scandal because of the mistaken jealousy of Broadwell, a married mother of two who admittedly carried on an adulterous affair with Petraeus, who is likewise married. However, the FBI is now reportedly examining thousands of “potentially inappropriate” e-mails between Mrs. Kelley and Marine Gen. John Allen, who currently commands all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Even without any hanky-panky on Allen’s part — both he and Mrs. Kelley’s family strongly deny any such insinuation — there are still many intriguing questions swirling around this story. So the camera crews are likely to remain staked out on Bayshore Boulevard, while reporters, editors, and producers explore these questions, including the big one: How does this relate to the apparent failures in Libya that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens two months ago? . . .
- Nov. 13: If You Were Saying to Yourself, ‘This Petraeus Scandal Isn’t Crazy Enough …’
- Nov. 13: Apparently, Everybody Involved in the Petraeus Scandal Is a Swinging Sex Freak
- Nov. 12: Ace of Spades: Eric Holder Is Obviously Lying About the Petraeus Affair
Posted on | November 14, 2012 | 5 Comments
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President Obama Feeling The Heat
Collateral damage spreads from l’affaire Petraeus as angry investigators want answers
Paula Broadwell goes to ground in DC
Will Obama And The GOP Cut A Budget Deal?
Three fiscal cliff scenarios
SecDef Sacks Another General
Former AFRICOM CG busted back to three stars for lavish travel, unathorized expenses
THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Stagnant As IEA Predicts Slow Growth, Sluggish Economy; NYMEX $85.41, Brent $108.10
Asian Stocks Lack Impetus As Fiscal Cliff Clouds Outlook
Wall Street Declines On Concerns Over US, Euro Economies
Small Businesses Doubtful About The Economy
US risk Council Proposes New Money Market Rules
Raley’s, Union Reach Deal (Video)
Vodafone Misses Estimates, Takes $9.4 Billion Writedown
Microsoft Surface Update Tweaks Performance
Google Warns About Increased Government Surveillance
Nokia Buys 3D Mapping Company, Announces New Service “Here”
HTC: We’re Not Backing Away From Android
20 Minutes Into The Future: Petraeus The (Unlikely) SecDef In “Call Of Duty: Black Ops II”
Blockbuster deal shifts $170 million in contracts to Blue Jays, alienates few remaining Marlins fans
FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Rihanna: Obsession Of The Year
“Men straight lost their minds over this woman.”
Chicom Party Congress Wraps Up Ahead Of Leadership Unveiling
France Officially Recognizes Syrian Rebels, Will Consider Providing Arms
Strikes Against Austerity Hit Four EU Countries
After Four Decades, Suu Kyi Comes To India
Prince Charles Celebrates 64th Birthday With Tour Of Middle Earth
Hollande Defends Record As Economy Struggles
Protests Erupt In Jordan After Fuel Subsidy Cut
BLOGS & STUFF
Mark Steyn: Forget Benghazi, What About Our Diplomats In Tampa?
Belmont Club: The Snowflake’s Core
Andrew Malcolm: A Handy Guide To Who’s Doing Who In The Obama Sex Scandals
Jawa Report: Petraeus Bio With Mistake Cover
Lonely Conservative: Libs Want to Deport Anyone Calling For Secession
Weasel Zippers: Governor O’Malley (D-MD) Says GOP Must Get Rid Of “Tea Party Stench”
Allahpundit: Did Petraeus Lie To Congress In His Benghazi Briefing?
NewsBusters: Krauthammer Says Administration Held Affairs Over Petraeus’ Head
Americans For Tax Reform: ATR Opposes Carbon Tax
Protein Wisdom: Defining Conservatism Up
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 5 Comments
From a random exchange with a guy Down Undah:
I was through Melbourne in 1998, I guess it was, on the way home from the Persian Gulf. A young girl had committed an act of Hooverism on the President, so we had to shoot Tomahawk missiles into Afghanistan. Subsequently, the world went mad.
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 34 Comments
You’re going to love this news: Jill Kelley — whose report of threatening e-mails led to revelations of Gen. David Petraeus’s affair with Paula Broadwell — has a “psychologically unstable” twin sister. And when the sister needed a reference in her child custody case, Petraeus provided it:
The four-star general’s letter to the court — written in the past two months — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody to Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, because of serious reservations about her honesty and mental stability, court records show.
Petraeus wrote his letter amid a bitter divorce and custody battle between Khawam and Grayson Wolfe, a partner in a DC-based private venture firm.
The letter was filed in DC Superior Court, where the father of Khawam’s 4-year-old son filed for divorce three years ago, two sources said . . .
A judge in November 2011 gave Wolfe sole custody of the couple’s son after finding that Khawam, a lawyer, repeatedly lied under oath and filed bogus domestic-violence and child-abuse claims against her husband after their one-year marriage began crumbling in 2009.
That judge also found that Khawam routinely defied court orders to let the child see his dad and sent harassing e-mails to Wolfe’s friends and business partners that “excoriated Mr. Wolfe for being a horrible father and husband.”
The judge blasted Khawam for giving false evidence, and noted that a court-ordered shrink had found her domestic-violence allegations to be “part of an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations . . . that are so numerous, so extraordinary and [so] distorted that they defy any common-sense view of reality.”
The judge also noted that she “is a psychologically unstable person.”
Let’s pause here, dear reader.
Petraeus is one of the nation’s most decorated military officers. He commanded U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and was recently made director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Yet here he is, immersing himself in a swirling cesspool of raw craziness:
- An affair with his worshipful biographer.
- Using a trick to hide e-mails to his mistress.
- His “family friend” Jill Kelley exchanging thousands of potentially inappropriate e-mails with his successor in command in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen.
- Vouching for the good character of Jill’s crazy sister.
This looks a lot like a belated mid-life crisis, or else maybe Petraeus’s reputation as a responsible adult was more image than substance. Were there other affairs before Paula Broadwell? Are we supposed to believe that the general, having resisted temptation for more than three decades of married life, suddenly found himself confronted by the one woman no CIA director could possibly resist? Color me skeptical.
Mark Steyn called this the “missing piece of the puzzle,” and that was before we learned that Gen. Allen had also intervened on behalf of Jill Kelley’s crazy twin sister — you know, the divorceé who made up “an ever-expanding set of sensational accusations” against her ex.
Because that’s what four-star Marine generals do, y’know: Vouch for mental cases in custody battles. It’s right there between the “halls of Montezuma” and the “shores of Tripoli.” Tim Stanley of the London Daily Telegraph writes:
How does this comedy relate to the horror of Benghazi, when four American citizens were killed at the tail end of what increasingly looks like an intelligence operation gone bad? It testifies to the extraordinary incompetence at all levels of the federal security state.
What is really interesting, however, is that this lurid and tawdry soap opera may have accidentally turned up the best explanation for why the Obama administration lied through its teeth about the Benghazi attack, as Townhall’s Katie Pavlich observes:
It isn’t the affair itself that gives us more information, but the affair bringing attention to words spoken by Broadwell in Denver on October 26. She said the CIA was holding prisoners at the annex in Benghazi and Fox News has confirmed with another source this was the case.
This explains two things. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi was being repeatedly attacked because prisoners were being held and because President Obama signed an executive order in 2009 banning secret CIA prisons, they had to find an alternative story to cover-up what really happened, hence the YouTube video.
Wow. So if Broadwell was right — and obviously, she was in a position to know — then either (a) the Obama administration was secretly violating its own announced policy, or (b) some in the CIA had gone “rogue,” and the deliberate obfuscation of what happened in Benghazi was a cover-up of this secret violation of the president’s executive order.
If so, then it bears a resemblance to the Iran-Contra scandal, and if it turns out that things went wrong in Benghazi because the folks in charge were too busy chasing poontang to do their actual jobs, then this story is a long way from being over.
Fausta’s right: Focus, focus focus.
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 22 Comments
There’s probably no connection. On the other hand, maybe my insistence on proper spelling, punctuation and grammar — even in such informal contexts as Twitter and text-messaging — is evidence of a traditionalist predisposition. And then there is the transgressive stance:
met anderson cooper and his boyfriend ben at the madonna concert – they r both handsome – charming – smart and they smell good too
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) November 13, 2012
Capitalization. You should try it sometime. RT @rosie met anderson cooper and his boyfriend ben at the madonna concert
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 13, 2012
@rsmccain- never bother
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) November 13, 2012
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 13, 2012
While it would be politically incorrect to be judgmental about some things, I do not accept bad grammar as an “alternative lifestyle.”
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 47 Comments
At the local Tea Party meeting. For ~70 dead people, these zombies are kinda spun up.
— Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) November 13, 2012
There was some admission of the suckage of the situation, and discussion that we need to get over the fact that (to paraphrase) BHO delivered on his promise to change the culture fundamentally. For my money, time, and effort, this means that the Tea Parties need to veer even more toward the Libertarian disinterest in the traditional SoCon turf. That is a losing battle which, joined, will ensure a dearth of Conservative victories going down the road.
Most of the discussion was state-internal, and thus of precious little interest outside the Commonwealth. The VA GOP will have a convention to pick candidates for next fall’s off-year gubernatorial election. This means that there won’t be godless Commies and lurkers helping pick a squish to run for office on the GOP ticket. This is a good thing.
There was also a great deal of discussion of the need for unity. The gradual pushing out of senior GOP deadwood must continue, as Tea Partiers continue to infiltrate their local GOP committees. Elections require increased participation. The NOVA Tea Party put in massive amounts of effort, across the spectrum, and didn’t get the results.
Various areas to improve participation were identified, in particular, serving as Election Officers. Recovering the Republic will not be a spectator sport, folks. We can sit here, bickering and arguing over ‘oo shived ‘oo, or we can make adjustments, refine our efforts, grow our numbers, reach out to the young and not of European extraction. An economic horror story is set to unfold with ObamaCare. Clutching the woobie and whining about a shredded Constitution is not going to improve it.
American history isn’t grinding to a halt; our inalienable rights are out of the Left’s reach. Let’s get working to un-frack it, folks.
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 14 Comments
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Ah, what a wretched week this has been. From ecstasy to agony in 24 hours with Romney and Ryan, followed by the landlord telling me it’s time to move on from my burrow. Well, at least we have two things to be grateful for: we’re not living on Staten Island, and we have internet access to enjoy the Consolation of the Boobs. Don’t follow the links when & where you shouldn’t ought to.
Laughing Conservative kicks off this week’s parade of pulchritude with Xiao Wen Ju, followed by Randy’s Roundtable with Karen Elson and Danica Patrick. Grumpy Old Man has some hot chicks with guitars, Blessed Blasphemy has Page 3 Girl Alice Goodwin, some anonymous contributor submitted a pic of Victoria’s Secret’s Newest Model, which Zilla also noted. Brian Noggle also worshiped at the altar of Danica this week, though I think it’s more of a dig at Troglopundit, who posted about Ms. Patrick but failed to observe Rule 5 while doing so. First Street Journal goes above and beyond with Rule 5: Silver Star Edition.
EBL (aside from encouraging Zilla) contributed some Paula Broadwell Rule 5 as well as Mila Kunis, it being the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps. Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babe was Brandi Alexis, his vintage babe was Barbara Bach, while Heidi Klum covers the Sex In Advertising beat. Dustbury verges on lese majeste with Sarah Shahi and also spotlights Niki Karimi.
A View From The Beach marks this unhappy week with Natasha Henstridge, dead Egyptian princesses, hot chicks and zombies to commemorate the 1 millionth hit (Congrats!) , the obligatory cave girl post, Little Surfer Girls, a wake up call from Wylie Wilson, Turn Down Your Audio, and Midnight Music.
Soylent Green’s Monday Motivationer asks: got wood? The Tuesday Titillation exhorts us to Vote American, then it’s Humpday Hawt Britany Nola, Overnighty Natasha, three fingers of top shelf, Commenter #20,000, Alexa Vega in “Machete II”, Corsetcare: Four More Years, Overnighty Holly Randall, Getting Medieval, and Evening Awesome Bryci.
Thanks to everyone for their links! Submissions for next week’s Rule 5 roundup are due in the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox by Saturday, November 17.
Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 16 Comments
Say hello to Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and managing director of the Carlyle Group’s global financial services division. He’s 42 and Mary-Kate is 26, so they’re both adults but . . .
Well, there’s just something very wrong with this picture, isn’t there?
This photo of the two lovebirds publicly cudding at a New York Knicks basketball game was No. 6 on Buzzfeed’s list of “Top 7 Creepiest Pictures Of Mary-Kate And Her Boyfriend” and No. 1 is extra-creepy, but perhaps not quite as creepy as the photo People magazine published of Mary-Kate strolling with Sarkozy and his daughter.
It has been reported that the couple are “head over heels” in love and Mary-Kate — who, with her twin sister Ashley, has a $1.5 billion fashion empire — told the Wall Street Journal about their relationship: “Everyone has an opinion. . . . I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”
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