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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.23.12

Posted on | July 23, 2012 | 12 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Heaviest Rain To Hit Beijing In Six Decades Kills 37

A woman wades across a flooded street

25 drownings, 6 killed by collapsing buildings, 5 electrocutions and one lightning strike. Seriously?

Riot Erupts After Shooting By Anaheim Police
Officers involved in shooting placed on leave

President Obama Stoic After Meeting Aurora Shooting Victims
Romney praises Obama for “doing the right thing,” avoids campaigning

Romney Tops Obama Fundraising In June

The $73 million dollar man

Small-donor base growing; heavy hitters pouring money into RNC

No Appetite For Gun Control In Wake Of Aurora Shootings

Weiner Wife Under Guard After Threats

House Leaders Wary Of Showdowns Over Farm, Postal Bills

U.S. Poverty On Track To Hit 46-Year High

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) Defends Gun Rights, Calls Aurora Shooting Suspect “Sick, Demented, Evil”

Chicago Woman Dies After Abortion At Planned Parenthood Clinic

Oil Price Surge Is All About Iran; NYMEX $91.83, Brent $106.83
Kodak Loses Patent Case Against Apple, RIM; Plans Appeal
Euro Hits 11-Year Low Against Yen Amid Spanish Debt Woes
Will PRC Build 82 Unneeded Airports BY 2015? You Betcha
NRG To Buy GenOn In $1.7 Billion All-Stock Deal
Crop-Killing Drought Will Cost You At The Grocery Store
Samsung Galaxy S3 Hits 10 Million Sales Mark Early
Google Sells Out Of 16GB Nexus 7 Tablets
Even At $699., Ultrabooks Still Overpriced
DARPA Funds A Hacking Tool You’d Never Notice
EA Agrees To Settlement In Antitrust Suit

Barry Larkin, Ron Santo Enter Cooperstown Without Controversy

Ron Santo's widow Vicki

Larkin’s tearful speech thanks Pete Rose for his chance with the Reds

Paterno Statue Removed As Penn State Prepares For Punishment

Jays Hit Four Homers, Score 11 Off Larkin To Complete Sweep Of BoSox

0 For Oakland: Yanks Lose 5-4, Get Swept By A’s

Elliott Sadler Wins STP 300 At Chicagoland
Danica Patrick struggles with car, finishes 14th

Jason Kubel, Chris Young Go Yard As Snakes Sweep ‘Stros

Nats Settle For Split After Ragged Start Against Braves

Despite Opening Night Horror, “Dark Knight Rises” Estimated To Top $160 Million

Christian Bale as Batman

Studios withholding estimates until Monday due to Aurora shootings
Christian Bale: “Words Cannot Express The Horror I Feel”
Anne Hathaway: “My Heart Aches”

Michael Jackson’s Mother Reported Missing In Ongoing Family Dispute

Grieving Sylvester Stallone Attends Private Memorial Service For Son Sage

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Smooch At L.A. Party

Nick Stahl – Back Home, Going To AA

Tara Reid Hospitalized In France

Both Sides Claim Progress As Fighting Continues In Damascus, Aleppo
Pranab Mukherjee Elected India’s 13th President
U.S. Warns Assad Regime On Chemical Weapons
Norway Marks Anniversary Of Breivik Massacre
Turkey Sends SAM Batteries To Syrian Border
Aging Japan, PRC Drive Jobs To Southeast Asia
Pope Benedict XVI Blesses Olympics As Hope For Peace
PRC Approves Military Garrison For Disputed Paracels

Clayton Cramer: James Holmes Too Weird To Join Gun Club
American Power: Keeley Hazell Shocked At Shooter’s Picture At

Jammie Wearing Fools: Mexico Urges U.S. To Review Gun Laws In Wake Of Colorado Shooting
Weasel Zippers: Jason Alexander Slanders Tea Partiers After Colorado Shooting
Gateway Pundit: Former Democrat Zell Miller Says A Christian Conversion Made Him Conservative
Donald Sensing: Paterno Statue Removed From Penn State Stadium
Volokh Conspiracy: The Dark Side Of Privacy
Iowahawk: You Didn’t Build That


12 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 07.23.12”

  1. Adjoran
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    Baseball needs to take a serious look at its standards. 

    Rose surely flaunted the rules as a manager by betting on baseball, and on Reds games.  He deserved punishment for that.  But despite his success as a manager, Rose would have entered the HOF as a player. 

    His all-time hits record must be acknowledged, even if we understand it was a product of longevity.  More impressive was his hitting streak, second only to DiMaggio’s legendary mark.  And most of all, his attitude of playing every play all out to the end, the drive and effort that transformed a man whose athletic gifts were above average, but not exceptional, into Charlie Hustle, the ideal for every Little Leaguer.

    And then there is the case of Joe Jackson, long dead, who took money from gamblers indirectly, allegedly to throw a World Series in which he not only led both teams in hitting but set a WS record for hits, and who was found not guilty in a court of law.

    And yet steroid cheat freaks like McGwire and Bonds are eligible?  Send it the clowns, baby.

    Clemens is different.  Steroids or HGH don’t really offer pitchers anything in the way of an advantage.  When pitchers use them it is to recover faster from injuries, not to bulk up.  It’s still against the rules and should be punished, but shouldn’t preclude HOF consideration since it didn’t seek a competitive advantage.

  2. alanhenderson
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    “No Appetite For Gun Control In Wake Of Aurora Shootings”

    Can a government that can’t keep marijuana out of the hands of lethargic teenagers keep weapons out of the hands of motivated homicidal crazies?

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    Or how about Weaver who did not participate in the Black Sox fix, did not take money, but did not turn in his fellow players.  He got banned too.  

    Of course Rose’s ban probably would have been lifted by now but for Rose being an asshole and embarrassing Selig and other MLB leadership.  

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    If being an asshole was a crime, Clemens would get the chair.  So would Bonds.  

    Granted you can’t make a pitcher by pumping a player with HGH or steroids, but using juicing does help with pitching, otherwise why use them at all?  I am glad Clemens was not convicted (because that prosecution was questionable) and he should qualify for the hall of fame for what he accomplished, but he did cheat and he did get caught.   

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 9:42 am
  6. Finrod Felagund
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Anyone have a login & password for  I bloody hate these damn sites that make you register just to see their site.  May they burn in hell.

  7. Wombat_socho
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

     Players used to use amphetamines and greaseballs, too. Should we kick Gaylord Perry and greenie users from the 1960s out of the Hall, then?

  8. Wombat_socho
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

     On the evidence, no.

  9. K-Bob
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Wombat-socho, is it okay to use this thread to tell folks about stuff we’re doing in the world of music?  Folks can click over to my site to get info, but I was wondering if it’s OK to let people know about specific releases.  (Not trying to spam so much, more like kinda bragging on stuff, and hoping a few friends appreciate it.)

  10. Adjoran
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

     Pitchers generally use them to help heal injuries quicker so they can get back to pitching.  It doesn’t help their performance itself.

  11. Adjoran
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

     And we were just talking about assholes, and Perry’s name comes up.  First class one there, but his violations are more mere allegations.  Don’t you see a difference between spit and pine tar and artificial muscles?

    AFAIK, amphetamines don’t actually improve performance, and baseball had no policy at the time anyway.

  12. Adjoran
    July 23rd, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

     Try BugMeNot – a cooperative site for those who hate to have to register.  Share logins and passwords.  Some of the bigger sites do purge the logins which are tried from too many different IPs, and many will only allow so many logged in with the same account at one time, but it can be a big help: