The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Totally Random Headline Updates

Posted on | December 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

Jimmie Bise Jr. of Sundries Shack fame calls this “clearing the browser tabs.” Mainly it’s just a bunch of stuff I wanted to blog about, but got too busy. Keep in mind, however, that this is totally random. If you think you discern a pattern here, you’re a paranoid kook conspiracy theorist.

  • Eying Gingrich in Iowa,
    Santorum signs up for Trump debate

    Le Mars, Ia. — The day after The Des Moines Register published its latest Iowa Poll, Rick Santorum seemed to have his focus on the state’s newly-minted front-runner: Newt Gingrich.
    At 6 percent, Santorum sits about where Gingrich sat a month ago. The former House Speaker polled at 7 percent in the Oct. 30 Iowa Poll. Now he sits at 25 percent. . . .
    “You’re not going to see a big bubble rise for us. It will be slow and steady,” said the former Pennsylvania senator, banking that his slow-growth method of earning Iowa county by county, precinct captain by precinct captain will show big on caucus night.
    And while Santorum is patient with the polls, he won’t pass on a chance to go head-on with a top-tier candidate. Santorum confirmed Monday on Twitter that he’ll join Gingrich and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and in a candidate debate moderated by Donald Trump.
    The debate, sponsored by the conservative site Newsmax, will be held in Des Moines on Dec. 27 … READ MORE

“The election is over, we are told, and all that matters is which party’s heir apparent gets anointed.
“AND NOT ONE DAMNED VOTE HAS BEEN CAST. No caucus held, no primary voted, no convention assembled, no campaign run. It’s as though the World Series was awarded on the basis of spring training, or the Super Bowl decided by exhibition games.”

Richard McEnroe, “A Raucus Ostentation of Peacocks”

Rick Santorum’s daughter’s illness stirs up
controversy about whether he should campaign

Washington Post

Cain Iowa supporters:
Media ‘took a good man down’


Vanuatu appoints ambassador to Russia
Radio New Zealand

“Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, appearing on [Fox News] last week, declined to get on the Gingrich bandwagon, choosing instead to laud Rick Santorum for his consistency. Glenn Beck … did the same thing recently on his radio show.”
Sam Stein, Huffington Post

Santorum talks economy to packed room
KTIV, Sioux City, Iowa

Rick Santorum Speaks to Supporters in Sioux City
KCAU-TV, Sioux City, Iowa

“People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz.”
Newt Gingrich (yes, he really said that)

Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse
George F. Will

  • Vanuatu: where only the menu has changed
    Until independence in 1980, Vanuatu was an Anglo-French colony known as the New Hebrides — the name coined by Captain Cook, who explored the archipelago in HMS Resolution . . . in August 1774. . . .
    The islanders developed a reputation as fearsome cannibals. In 1839 the first two British missionaries to be dispatched from the London Missionary Society were promptly killed and eaten . . .
    Two hundred years on, cannibalism is gone and the locals are anything but hostile. Even so, the tide of modernity has barely lapped at Vanuatu’s shores. . . . READ MORE

I’m just clearing the browser tabs and aggregating headlines here, in a neutral and objective way. Because I’m not doing what we call “investigative journalism,” I honestly have no idea what will happen if you click that image below.



5 Responses to “Totally Random Headline Updates”

  1. richard mcenroe
    December 5th, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    Totally Random Headline Updates…

    “You report, we decide.” *g*

  2. Joe
    December 5th, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    Encouraging Trump to jump back in may be a problem (the SOB might seeing how well publicity is working for Herman Cain being in the news).  The Donald is definitely a more publicity guy rather than a quality publicity guy.  I think Ron Paul was right to say no. 

  3. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 12:05 am

    …more like “flushing” the browser tabs.

    We’re gonna need a bigger plunger.

  4. Anonymous
    December 6th, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    The only advantage Newt has over Mitt is that he knows where the bodies are buried and won’t hesitate to call Copperheads on them.

  5. McGehee
    December 6th, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    If my meteorologist wife ever suspected I’d voted for a man for president whom she has concluded, not without some evidence, is owned body and soul by Joel Meyers of Accu-Weather, she’d kill me.