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LIVE AT FIVE – 01.31.12

Posted on | January 31, 2012 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Buoyant Romney Speaks Of Victory In Florida

Mitt Romney greets supporters on the campaign trail in Florida

Aiming to crush the opposition with decisive win

Syrian Rebels Block Assad Family’s Escape
Convoy to Damascus airport blocked, forced to return to capitol by Free Syrian Forces

STOCK Act Advances In Senate
Bill would prohibit insider trading by Congressmen

DC Occupods Remain Peaceful As No-Camping Deadline Passes

Filthy hippies in McPherson Square

Noon deadline passes with no enforcement action by Park Service

Oakland Trying New Tactics Against Occupods

Congressional Democrats Step Up Soak-The-Rich Efforts

Air Force Disciplines Airmen Over Coffin Photo

Marine Admits Hazing Squaddie Who Suicided In Afghanistan

Gingrich Sued Over Use Of “Rocky III” Theme Song

Catholics Vow To Resist HHS Contraception Mandate

Oil Falls As Eurozone Woes Spur Demand Concerns
Asian Stocks Rise As Investors Watch Europe
Facebook Readies IPO Filing
China Loses Trade Appeal Over Export Curbs
Treasury Investigates Freddie Mac Investments
Starbucks, Tata Venture To Open First Stores In India
FTC Fines Debt Collector $2.5 Million
Intuit: Small Businesses Add 50K Jobs In January But Wages, Hours Fall
Gold Edges Higher As Dollar Slips
Panasonic Releases New Superzoom And Tough Compact Cameras
Ten Reasons The Enterprise Is Backing Away From Blackberry
Apple’s iOS Dethrones Android – For Now
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
E-Mail Giants Team Up To Phight Phishing

Sixers Stifle Magic With Defense

Andre Iguodala, en route to 14 points and a double double

Magic loses fourth game in a row

Hornets Feel The Burn In 105-95 Loss To Miami

Beasley Scores 34 As Timbermutts Take Down Rockets

#4 Missouri Edges Texas 67-66

Where Bad Shooting And Bad Defense And Bad Rebounding All Come Together: Spurs 83, Grizzlies 73

Lady Huskies Show Up Duke In Durham Again

Imran Goes To Bat For Test Cricket, Urges India To Get Its Structure Right

The Atlanta Braves’ Winter Hibernation

Steve Jones, Nicole Scherzinger Not Returning To “X Factor”

Last season's "X Factor" judges

Oh, and Paula Abdul’s not coming back either

Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Her Remarks On Being Gay

Demi Moore Undergoes “Spiritual Counseling” While Kids Remain With Bruce Willis

Shirley MacLaine To Join “Downton Abbey” Cast

Jennifer Lopez: Not Time To Think About Marriage Yet

Brad Pitt On “Moneyball”, Kids, And Marriage

Flavor Flav’s Daughter – The Mug Shot

Hand Trying To Win Job

Fighting Escalates In Syria As Opposition Rejects Russian Plan
Group Of Americans Takes Refuge At U.S. Embassy In Egypt After Being Prevented From Leaving Country
UK, Czechs Refuse To Sign EU Fiscal Discipline Treaty
African Union Extends Mandate Of Current Head, Exposing Divisions
Russian Futures Climb As Putin Vows To Reduce State Role In Economy
No Agreement From Kiir, Bashir On Oil Talks
Hamid Karzai Plans Talks With Taliban
Winter Cold Snap Kills 32 In Eastern Europe

WyBlog: Listen, Numbnuts, Don’t Mess With Chris Christie
Powerline: Are Federal Employees Overpaid?
PJ Tatler: Thank You, DHS, For Saving Us From The Deadly Threat Of Tweeting Gay Brit Twits
Hot Air: Voters Increasingly Dissatisfied With GOP Field
Professor Bainbridge: A Remarkably Narrow Definition Of Religion
Don Surber: Juan Williams Plays Dumb
Weasel Zippers: Incredibly Ugly DNC Chief Won’t Apologize For Blaming Giffords Shooting On The Tea Party
Verum Serum: Costa Concordia Metaphor Has Appeared In 25+ Political Cartoons So Far
Althouse: Jonathan Franzen Whines About E-Books
NRO Corner: Palin Says “Vote For Newt. Annoy A Liberal”
Legal Insurrection: Florida Redistricting Looking Even Worse
Babalu: Why I’m Voting For Newt Gingrich

SOTD: Where U At Rock


7 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 01.31.12”

  1. Adjoran
    January 31st, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    In this divisive political season, we need something we can all agree on to bring us back together.

    Bashir Assad swinging from a rope would do nicely.

  2. Cartoon of the day « Don Surber
    January 31st, 2012 @ 7:15 am

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  3. Anonymous
    January 31st, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Honestly, I don’t see how that would do jack. We don’t even have drones in support of the Free Syrian Forces, and I don’t think we can count on their (presumed) anti-Russian attitude to automatically mean they want to be our BFFs.

  4. Zilla of the Resistance
    January 31st, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Sure, until you see what will replace him. (Hint: see Egypt, Libya, Tunisia…)

  5. Adjoran
    January 31st, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    No, I think the job is best left to the Syrians – read the article, the family couldn’t escape, rebel forces turned them back from the airport.

  6. Adjoran
    January 31st, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    He’s already the main conduit for support from Iran for Hezbollah and Hamas.

  7. Anonymous
    January 31st, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Adjoran’s got a point. Assad is already on the other side; anyone that replaces him is going to be at least 2% less evil and is going to take a while to get things straightened out domestically (i.e. butchering any Alawites dumb enough to remain in-country) before getting back to meddling with the Lebanese and Palestinians.