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LIVE AT FIVE – 07.27.11

Posted on | July 27, 2011 | 24 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Motion In Debt Ceiling Debate?

Speaker John Boehner: driving the debate despite Dem childishness

No love for Boehner’s new proposal, but Senate Dems no longer insisting on tax increases

Norway Domestic Intel Chief: Breivik Lone Wacko
No evidence of links to EDL, other “far right” groups, or even other cells

Landslides Kill 16 In South Korea
Heavy rains pound Seoul, Chuncheon

Blagojevich Seeks New Trial

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich

Claims judge denied him the presumption of innocence; lawyers interviewing jurors

Congressman Wu (D-OR) To Resign Rather Than Face Ethics Probe

Huntsman Building Organization In New Hampshire

Jeffs’ Trial Forces Choice On Fundamentalist Mormons

Memphis City Schools Approve Budget Compromise, Will Start On Time

Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) Arrested During White House Deportation Protest

Governor Brown Nominates Goodwin Liu For California Supreme Court

Environmentalist Wacko To Be Sentenced For Fake Energy Lease Bids

JCS Chairman Nominee Warns Against Deep Cuts To Defense

Home Sales And Prices Reflect Crappy Economy
Nissan Beats Expectations As Quake Recovery Continues
IMF Warns “Clock Ticking” On US Debt Deal
Is August 2 A Real Deadline?
Lack Of Progress On US Debt Lifts Gold, Stocks Remain Flat
Soros Returns Investor Funds, Says Regulatory Red Tape Leading Him To Bow Out Of Public Hedge Fund Management
Treasuries Rise As Speculation Increases Demand For Two-Year Notes
Oil Falls After Industry Report Shows US Stockpile Increase
First Walmart Express Opens Today In Chicago
First Windows “Mango” Phone Unveiled
Amazon Q2 Sales Up 51%, Outlook Bullish
Al Franken Urges Regulators To Kill AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
Facebook Debuts “Facebook For Business” As Google+ Kills Company Profiles

Braves Win 19-Inning Marathon On Controversial Play

Pirates SP James McDonald

Julio Lugo called safe by umpires although it appeared Pittsburgh catcher Michael McKenry had tagged him out
After blown call costs Pirates, can we please have expanded replay?

Mariners Reach New Low After C.C. Sabathia K’s 18 En Route To 17th Defeat

Olympic Skier Jeret Peterson Commits Suicide

Is Dononvan McNabb On His Way To The Vikings?

One Year To Go Until London Olympics

Dodgers Score Three In Fourth, Edge Rockies

Trumbo & Weaver Lead Angels Past Indians

Phillies Rookie Worley Tames Giants With 3-hitter

NBA Shelves Annual Rookie Transition Program Due To Lockout

Washington Falls Into Cellar As Johnson, McKeon Manage One For The Aged

Nats Deal Prospects For Reds OF Gomes

Crystal Harris Has Parting Shots For Hefner

Former Hefner fiancee Crystal Harris

Sad, predictable “news” about Hefner’s sex life

Amy Winehouse Cremated After Emotional Funeral

The Prequel They Said Would Never Happen: Introducing The New “Sex And The City” Girls

Gene Simmons Pops The Question To Shannon Tweed

“Walking Dead” Shocker: Frank Darabont To Step Down

Christopher Schwartzenegger Home From Hospital After Surfing Accident

Sneak Peek: George Clooney’s “Ides Of March”

Mimi Leder Tackles “All Quiet On The Western Front”

Veteran Character Actor G.D. Spradlin Dies, 90
Played the general in “Apocalypse Now”

Norway’s Domestic Intel Chief: Breivik Is Evil, Not Insane (Video)
Turban Bomber Kills Mayor Of Kandahar, Self
PM Cameron’s Sorry Retreat Over Qaddafi
US To Oppose Palestinian Recognition At UN
India Looks For Cooperative Relationship With Pakistan, Says External Affairs Minister
Mexico Jails US-Born Teenage Hitman For Drug Murders
Tropical Storm batters Philippines, 10 Dead 5 Missing

NRO’s Corner: Grading The Plans
Wall Street Journal: The GOP’s Reality Test
Investor’s Business Daily: A Spine Grows In GOP Land
Yid With Lid: Obama Has GOP Set To Take The Fall For Credit Rating Downgrade
Lonely Conservative: Debt Ceiling Fatigue – Update – Or Is It Obama Fatigue?
Allahpundit: Oof. CBO Says Boehner Plan Saves Less Than $1 Trillion Over Ten Years, Less Than $1 Billion This Year
Legal Insurrection: Two-Step Program
Fred Thompson: An Open Letter To The GOP
Pirate’s Cove: President Snippy Pants Spokesweasel Says “Plan? We Don’t Need No Steenking Plan?
Ed Driscoll: Two Papers In One!
Clayton Cramer: Fast & Furious
PJ Tatler: Paul Ryan Supports Boehner Plan
Michelle Malkin: The Unhappy Meal Makeover
Because you’re a bad parent who can’t make the right choices yourself. :facepalm:


24 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 07.27.11

  1. Cartoon of the day « Don Surber
    July 27th, 2011 @ 7:16 am

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  2. Dave C
    July 27th, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    “Walking Dead” Shocker: Frank Darabont To Step Down

    this could only improve on the series.. It was good, not great, to start with.  There was one event that went nowhere that was mind boggling stupid.  Was the episode where it showed the gang bangers taking care of the old people  at the care center.   It was clunky and very out of place.And the redneck brothers were annoying..Darabont never leaves a trope alone..

  3. Anonymous
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    I’ll take your word for it; with the sole exception of the “Game of Thrones” HBO series, which I’m seeing on the insistence of an old friend, all I ever watch on TV is baseball.

  4. Talk About An Interesting Life… « The Camp Of The Saints
    July 27th, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    […] Los Angeles Times, Dennis McLellan reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Wombat Socho's Live At Five]: Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority […]

  5. Talk About An Interesting Life… « The Camp Of The Saints
    July 27th, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    […] Los Angeles Times, Dennis McLellan reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Wombat Socho's Live At Five]: Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority […]

  6. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    The only problem with Thrones is that is has too many stories going on at once — otherwise it’s damn good.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Oh…and the gratuitous T&A and violence is much appreciated.

  8. TC_LeatherPenguin
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    Nitpick: “Only” 14 of those Ks were C.C.’s work–and if not for the rain delays he looked like he would have ended up with 20 and a perfect game.

  9. Anonymous
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    It’s being pretty faithful to the books in that regard.

  10. Anonymous
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Gratuitous? Sir, all that sex and violence is essential to the plot! Especially the dwarf sex! 😉

  11. Dave C
    July 27th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    The main character had a bag of guns he dropped when he stumbled upon a street full of zombies..  

    He escaped and found help to go back and pick up the guns..  A bunch of Vatos (the episode name in question) showed up out of nowhere and claimed ownership on the bag of guns.  After Rick (the main character) had them in his possession.   A show down ensued and they each took a member of the other’s group as hostage.  

    The final showdown happened and a granny stumbled into what was to be the inevitable brawl and broke the tension..  

    Turned out all the normal caretakers fled the facility and one of the bangers Granny was there so they stayed to take care of the old folks.

    It didn’t advance the plot of the show at all and played up to the PC crap that the bangers were just victims of their surroundings rather than dirtbags at heart..   It was insulting, to be honest.

    And there were two redneck brothers with Rick’s group..  Wearing sleeveless flannel shirts, having bad teeth and being a general menace to their group of survivors.  

    Everyone else is getting along fine for the most part but the rednecks are the assh*les of the group.  

    Those were the two most egregious  faults the show had.  

    If you want to see just how schlock Darabont can be, rent The Majestic  with Jim Carry.  Set during the McCarthy Trials and censorship and being blacklisted are major themes through the flick.   

    The end of that movie is damn insulting to any number of the senses.  

    Sorry for going all Ammika on you with this.. 

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  13. ThePaganTemple
    July 27th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    The one redneck, I think his name was Darrell, wasn’t so bad. It was the other one who was the real asshole, a typical redneck bigot. Darrel’s attitudes aren’t really that fleshed out, he is just devoted to his brother, who ended up being left chained on top of the roof as the zombies made their way to him. It was left up in the air as to whether he escaped.

    I have one major problem with the show. If you get eaten by a zombie, how in the hell are you going to have enough inside of you left to come back as one? Coming back after merely suffering a zombie bite, I can see that part, but damn, there seems to be millions of zombies out there, which means bite mark survivors. Zombies seem too damn hungry to settle for a light snack.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    July 27th, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    I want to see some mad human on zombie sex. Ramp it up a notch or two. One of the zombies could have been a nympho in her previous life and still can’t stop. Bring back bicycle girl.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    July 27th, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Just don’t make it male zombie on human female sex, please. That would be disgusting. Those falling body part could be, er, problematic.

  16. ThePaganTemple
    July 27th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    And I know Bicycle girl didn’t have any lower female remains, but the dude just wasn’t thinking. If he had just thought to knock out all her teeth that would have been some great head.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I should have made it clearer: I didn’t mean to include the dwarf sex.

  18. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    You really need to get out more.

  19. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    The Majestic was nothing but maudlin Bolshe agitprop.  Two hours of my life I’ll never get back — thank God I was drinking throughout it.

  20. Dave C
    July 27th, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I saw it as an inflight movie..  So glad I didn’t have to rent it or see it at the theater..

    So much was just flat out wrong with that movie.. 

  21. Dave C
    July 27th, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Again.. they wasted time with ‘Vatos’ rather than developing characters..

    With Frank gone, maybe it can go from just good to great.. 

  22. ThePaganTemple
    July 27th, 2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I guess I just didn’t take it the way you did. So some gangbangers decide to take care of the old folks. What else are they going to do in a world consumed by a zombie infestation? They sure can’t go on with life as usual. Granted, in real life they probably wouldn’t give a crap about a bunch of old folks, except for the one granny. On the other hand they might figure a bunch of old folks might if necessary make a good enough distraction for the rest of them to be able to get away, so why not take care of them? Plus if the oldsters dies on them, THEY might come back as zombies, as far as the bangers know. At the very least, being in that kind of situation might just make you a little more circumspect about things.

  23. Anonymous
    July 27th, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Hey, I was just going from what the article said.

  24. Anonymous
    July 27th, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Yeah, really. >_<