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LIVE AT FIVE – 05.23.12

Posted on | May 23, 2012 | 11 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Egyptians Begin To Vote In Historic Presidential Election

An Egyptian walks by a poster for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate

Thirteen candidates vying for the vote; runoff between top two finishers to be held June 16-17

Unusually Good Forecast For Iran Nuke Talks
Is Khamenei willing to abandon the bomb after all?

Romney Sweeps Arkansas & Kentucky Primaries
Should secure last needed delegates in Texas next week

Congressman Clyburn Off His Meds Again

Representative James Clyburn (Monster Raving Loony-SC)

Obama spokesman quickly backs away from Clyburn’s “raping companies” accusation

Paul Ryan Calls Obama “A Failed President”

Rubio, Warner Collaborating On Visa Changes For Skilled Workers, Science, Engineering, Tech Graduates

North Dakota Senate Race Shaping Up To Be Competitive

Colin Powell Not Rushing To Endorsement This Time

Tom Cotton Wins GOP Primary For Arkansas Congressional Seat

Is This Cruz v. Dewhurst Or Palin v. Perry?

Washington Governor Race Turns To Transportation Funding

Oil Continues Slide As Iran Talks Progress, Eurozone Worries Persist; NYMEX $90.97, Brent $108.41
Scrutiny Of Facebook IPO Builds
World Bank Sees PRC As Drag On Recovering Asia
Mazda, Fiat To Collaborate On New Drop-Top Roadster
Japan Rating Cut Rings Alarm For Diet Deadlocked On Taxes
CFPB Seeks Comments On Prepaid Debit Card Rules
Ford’s Credit Rating Upgraded, Blue Oval & Other IP Reclaimed
“HALO” Developer Bungie’s Next Project: “Destiny”
ITC Judge Recommends Banning XBox Imports
Facebook Settles Lawsuit Over “Sponsored Stories”
FCC Chief Backs Usage-Based Internet Pricing

Heat v. Pacers: A Physical Series Gets Ugly

Pacers routed in Game 5, 115-83

Astrodome Fades, Crumbles As Houston Decides Its Fate

Kings Edge Coyotes 4-3 In Overtime To Win West

Arrest Made In OKC Post-Game Shooting

Hated Yankees In Trouble

Wainwright Shuts Out Padres With 4-Hitter

Matusz, O’s Spoil Youkilis’ Return

Phillies Drop Second Straight To Nationals, 5-2

SI Model Chrissy Teigen Gets Death Threats From Chris Brown Fans

Chrissy Teigen, Chris Brown

Fans upset with Teigen’s criticism of Brown at Billboard Music Awards

Lohan Unhappy With Casting Choices For Richard Burton Role

Ellis And Dev Leaving “Smash”

Kelly Clarkson: My Boyfriend Is Ruining My Creativity

Johnny Depp Officially Adopted By Comanche Nation

Kelly Brook’s Indecent Proposal

Snooki Evicting Herself From “Jersey Shore” House

Pakistan Hoist By Its Own Petard
Hezbollah Appeals For Calm After Syrian Kidnapping; Is Lebanon Being Drawn Into The Chaos?
Norks Pledge To Press Ahead With Nuke Plans
Visa For Castro’s Niece Sparks Florida Firestorm
Education Cuts Met With Strike In Spain
Ambassador Crocker To Step Down From Kabul Post
Montreal Crowds Mark 100 Days Of Student Protest

William McGurn: The Dumbing Down Of Joe Biden
WyBlog: Union Rules Prevent Newark From Laying Off 300 Excess Teachers
Holman Jenkins: The IPO From Hell?
Gateway Pundit: Wolfe Draws 40% Of Arkansas Dem Vote, “Uncommitted” Gets 42% In Kentucky Did Obama Have Lower SAT Scores & Grades Than W?
NRO Corner: James Clyburn Is A Hypocrite
Moe Lane: An Entertaining 5:12 Of Obamaflack Ben Bolt Killing His Soul (Video)
Bryan Preston: Biden – Plumbers Can’t Be President
Michelle Malkin: Unhinged, Bat-Wielding Union Thug Whacks Nikki Haley Pinata
Lee Stranahan: May 25 Is “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin” Day
Weasel Zippers: Cardinal Dolan Rips Obama For “Strangling” Catholic Church
NRO Corner: Moral Clarity = Partisanship?
PJ Tatler: Top White House Officials Helped Shape Bin Laden Movie
Jim Treacher: Obama Backer, Former CNN Exec Leaves Dog Poop In Gay Couple’s Mailbox
Daily Caller: It Takes a VillageNation To Pay For the Obamas’ Lifestyle
Jawa Report: TSA Grope Fees To Increase
Matt Welch: NYT Columnist Says Glass-Steagall Wouldn’t Have Prevented JP Morgan Loss Or The Financial Crisis
Ira Stoll: Eduardo Saverin And Echoes Of The Reichsfluchtsteuer


11 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 05.23.12”

  1. Adjoran
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Jim Clyburn hasn’t earned a dime on his own in over 40 years that I know of.  He was a public school teacher, but got let go, then was a preacher briefly before getting a long-term gig as “Civil Rights Commissioner” for SC, which basically paid him a big state salary to do the racial whining he would have done for free anyway.

    Then the state’s GOP legislators made a deal with the black legislators to draw a “minority district” (which meant the rest would be more likely to be won by Republicans) with 60%+ black voters, and Clyburn’s been a fixture ever since.  His kids have been sucking on the teat, too – don’t ask about daughter Mignon’s qualifications to be an FCC Commissioner!

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    This is what the top Iranian General said just before the nuclear talks…  I would hardly call that promising unless you share his views…

  3. Anamika
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 8:45 am


    When will the ban on me be lifted?  I think a one week period is a fair sentence in my case.

    Looking forward to rejoin soon. Thanks.

  4. Wombat_socho
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:00 am

     I’ll see what Stacy and Smitty have to say.

  5. Wombat_socho
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Linking does not imply endorsement of (or agreement with) the views stated. Except in the last section. Mostly.

  6. Wombat_socho
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:02 am

     None of this surprises me.

  7. Anamika
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:14 am

     Thank you, Wombat.  I don’t mind being on moderation for 2 weeks to even upto 2 months. That’s your collective call.

     I’ll self-moderate when I’m back: As a genral rule, i intend to post no more than 5 comments/day.  I promise to ‘behave’…no (intentional) ‘trolling’…i’ll be on my best behaviour.

    Thanks for your patience!


  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    Sorry.  I was not altogether clear.  I was speaking rhetorically to the article you linked.  I know you, Smitty, and R.S. McCain do not share the views of the Iranian General.  

  9. Adjoran
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

     True – but any Iranian general could redeem himself by putting a bullet in the Ayatollah’s turban.

  10. Adjoran
    May 23rd, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    Missed the Snooki story the first time around – I don’t usually care about the entertainment stuff, but I heard a little joke that seems appropriate:

    Q:  What’s the difference between a catfish and a Jersey Girl?

    A:  One is slimy to the touch with scary whiskers, and the other is a fish.

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