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LIVE AT FIVE – 06.18.12

Posted on | June 18, 2012 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Islamist Morsi Claims Victory In Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi

Meanwhile, the Army’s generals make it clear where the power lies in Egypt

New Democracy Party Wins Narrow Victory In Greece
Can they patch together a pro-bailout coalition?

Senator Lieberman Calls For Special Counsel In Leaks Case
Special counsel would avoid conflicts of interest

Silent March Against Stop & Frisk Tactics Ends In Violence

Woman arrested by NYC police after march gets violent

Occupods spur clashes with police, nine arrested

Romney, Boehner Show United Front Against Obama In Ohio

Supreme Court’s Obamacare Decision Won’t Stop Push To Control Health Costs

Ron Paul Wins Majority Of Iowa’s Delegates

New AFSCME Chief To Face War Over Benefits

Romney Questions The Timing Of Obama’s Deportation Halt

Analysts Gauge Early Impact Of California’s “Jungle” Primaries

Santorum Turns Thumbs Down On Possible Romney Administration Job

Air Force X-37 Space Vehicle Comes Home After 469 Days In Orbit

Oil Nears $85 As Greece Concerns Ease; NYMEX $84.83, Brent $98.47
Asian Stocks Rally On Greece Election News
PRC Home Prices Decline, Rate Of Decline Accelerates
The Great German Energy Experiment
Market Moving Financial Journalist Dan Dorfman Dies, 82
Valve Appoints In-House Video Game Economist
Microsoft, B&N To Announce Tablet With XBox Live Streaming
Apple & Google Go Head-To-Head Over Mobile Maps
Original Apple I Sells For $375,000
Mozilla Takes Aim At iPad Browser Market With “Junior” Prototype
Torvalds Gives Nvidia The Finger Over Lack Of Linux Support
Leaked Documents Reveal Microsoft’s Next XBox
Ethiopia Clamps Down On Skype, TOR Network

Heat Win Game Three After Thunder Blunders Late

Chris Bosh dunks against the Thunder

Sloppy play in second half dooms OKC to 91-85 loss

Ortiz, Kalish Push Red Sox Past Cubs

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Storms To Victory At MIS, Ending Long Drought

Astros Bullpen Fails After Keuchel’s Strong Debut

Fish Offensive Funk Continues, Rays Win 3-0

Braun’s Bat Helps Brewers Beat Twins 6-2

Damn Yankees: Zimmerman’s Struggles Continue As Yanks Sweep Nats With 4-1 Win

Rodney King Dead At 47

Rodney King pleads with LA rioters to end the violence: "Can't we all just get along?"

TMZ Reports He Was Toking & Drinking Before Drowning

Tone Loc Collapses On Stage

Jack Osbourne Diagnosed With MS

Cops To Bust Drake For Chucking Bottle At Chris Brown In Bar Brawl?

Dennis Quaid NOT Cited For DUI After Traffic Stop
This qualifies as news in Hollywood

Selena Gomez On Playing Anastasia In “Fifty Shades Of Grey”: “It Would Be Too Much”

Toronto Stage Collapse Kills Man Ahead Of Radiohead Concert

Lohan Not The Only One On “Liz & Dick” Worked To Exhaustion

Saudi Arabia Buries Crown Prince Nayef
Sigh Of Relief At G-20 Summit Over Greek Election Results
IDF, Terrorists Clash Along Egypt Border; One Dead
Hollande’s Socialists Win Majority In French Parliament
Russian “Reset” Faces Test As Meetings Loom On Iran, Syria
Nigeria Church Bombings Kill 19, Spark Reprisals
Suu Kyi Wins Pop Star Reception In Europe
Nothing Grand In Rio
Zookeeper Killed By Wolfpack At Swedish Zoo
Israel Begins Deporting Illegal Immigrants Back To Africa

Twitchy: Plouffe Claims “This Wasn’t A Political Move”
iOwnTheWorld: “I Am Not A Crook”
PJ Tatler: Arizona Sheriff Enforces Law, Press Gets Butthurt
Hot Air: Greek Election Open Thread
Gateway Pundit: President Blathers Something About Jobs, Heads Out For 100th Round Of Golf
Legal Insurrection: Progressive Harvard Law Prof Says Obama Must Be Defeated
Power Line: Politico Whines About Josh Mandel’s “Outside Cash”
Jihad Watch: Salafi Group In Egypt Warns That Your Salad Could Make You An Infidel, Declares Tomatoes Haram
Protein Wisdom: Maraniss Says, “The Book Belongs In The Category Of Literature And Memoir, Not History And Autobiography”
Raleigh News & Observer: Beau Biden Takes Shot At Mitt Romney, Hits Bev Perdue
An Ex-Con’s View: The Darkness
The Hope For America: George Will On His Game (Video)


7 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE – 06.18.12”

  1. Adjoran
    June 18th, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Paul supporters have ended up in control of the Iowa, Maine, and Minnesota delegations in the same fashion, and are doing well in Missouri as well.  Public contests should be for delegates.  The RNC should require that states which hold these caucuses and primaries award actual delegates with them, with no more than half their total to be determined by other means. 

    One way or the other, it’s fine, but don’t deceive voters into believing they are having some real effect on the nomination contest when they aren’t.  Once delegate contests begin, there should be no more straw votes and beauty pageants, the votes should be for delegates.

  2. Red
    June 18th, 2012 @ 11:48 am Chalk one up for a country who will do the job America won’t do.

  3. Quartermaster
    June 18th, 2012 @ 12:44 pm

    It appears Ali Ackbar isn’t all he was originally cracked up to be. Our Paul has gone dark for attention he is getting for calling attention to a skeleton Ackbar has in his closet.

  4. Wombat_socho
    June 18th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

     I agree with you, but after my experiences in Minnesota, I have to tell you that if a particular candidate’s people don’t show up at the caucuses and district meetings, they’re going to be screwed no matter what the primary vote results were. Them’s the rules; 90% of the game is showing up.

  5. Wombat_socho
    June 18th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

     It’s hardly in the closet; Akbar blasted his background and past all over the internet two weeks ago precisely to head this sort of thing off. Now, if Paul doesn’t want to trust Ali or the NBC, that’s fine, and I have no quarrel with him on those grounds, but I don’t hold with him not naming and shaming people who are giving him a hard time about it. The latter are doing us no favors by hassling Paul, and the former likewise by not dragging this out in the open after he brought it up.

    I should further note that linking does not constitute endorsement; this looked like news so I linked it.

  6. Quartermaster
    June 19th, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Not knowing if Ackbar did blast it out I arrived at the conclusion I did. Paul has a problem, and has been given a problem for some reason, and I would wish him to name and shame. However, he’s in a much different position than we are and he may not be at liberty to name and shame.

    From my persepctive, linking does not mean you are endorsing something, just calling attention to it. There’s nothing wrong with that.

  7. Wombat_socho
    June 19th, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

     Just making sure you were aware; some people are kinda fuzzy on the distinction.