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LATE AT EIGHT — 11.26.10

Posted on | November 26, 2010 | 6 Comments

Apologies to readers for the non-appearance of “Live at Five,” as Wombat found himself spending the holidays at the home of relatives in Luray, Va., who don’t have WiFi. Also, Wombat is suffering from a cold, if you want to send him get-well wishes.

I’ll be aggregating headlines here in the meantime. — RSM

South Korea Names New Defense Minister after North Korea’s Artillery Attack
Retired Gen. Kim Kwan-jin replaces Kim Tae-young, who resigned Thursday, following criticism of a slow response to Tuesday’s deadly North Korean attack.

Europeans Clash on Bailout
EU Commission proposes doubling size of €440 billion ($588 billion) bailout fund; Germany balks.

A Head Start on Black Friday
Some shoppers started on Thanksgiving Day.

Three Boys Feared Lost Are Found
Adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.

A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States
Sarah Palin has a sense of humor? Who knew?

Navy Veteran, 78, Arrested After Telling Nurse He Was Thinking About Killing President Obama
Secret Service takes every threat seriously. Also, you know how kooky those Navy guys are.

Will Sarah Palin Run for President?
Book-signings in Iowa. Hint, hint.

Getting It Wrong About TSA
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. admits his error.

The Year of the Pro-Life Woman
Buerkle’s win marks 38th victory for SBA List in 2010.

Euro Zone Debt Crisis Escalates
Investors eye Spain as the next weak spot.

Debt Crisis Threatens Germany?
‘Germany cannot keep paying for bail-outs without going bankrupt itself.’

Asian Markets Spooked by Korean Hostilities
Asia-Pacific index drops 2.1 per cent to 248.43, its worst weekly performance in more than three months.

Oil Prices Fall as Dollar Gains
‘Uncertain economic conditions continue to dominate the markets.’

The Only Game That Matters
Tuscaloosa. Bryant-Denny Stadium. Today. 2:30 p.m. ET.

Alabama’s Mark Ingram: ‘All the Pressure Is On Them’
Didn’t I tell you it’s the only game that matters?

Saints Come Back, Beat Cowboys
30-27. Not that it matters.

Jets 26, Bengals 10
Another game that means nothing compared to the world-historic struggle today at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Halle Berry Getting Desperate for Baby
Biological clock ticking down for 44-year-old star.

Lindsay Lohan Gets Thanksgiving Pass
Leaves Betty Ford Clinic to celebrate holiday with her father.

Christina Aguilera Makes Movie Debut in ‘Burlesque’
‘So bad it could almost be Showgirls.’

‘Ugly Betty’ Actor Michael Brea Explains Why He Killed His Mother
Two words: ‘Nucking futz.’

Byron York: Poll Numbers Point to Obama’s Defeat in 2012

Pundit & Pundette: Too Much Sarah

News Alert: GM Say, ‘Thanks for the Bailout!’

Noel Sheppard: Roger Ebert Thankful for Tom Delay’s Conviction

Cubachi: Weird Taiwanese Animation About Sarah Palin

New York Post: Why Does ABC Keep Sending Diane Sawyer to the Wrong Continent?

Dan Collins: Pass the Schadenfreude


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