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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.27.12

Posted on | July 27, 2012 | 13 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Syrian Legislator From Aleppo Defects To Turkey

Wounded five-year-old carried to aid station in Aleppo

State Department accuses Assad regime of planning a massacre in rebel-held city

London Mayor Chides Romney Over Olympics Remarks
Boris Johnson unhappy with comments that London isn’t ready

High Winds Sweep Through Midwest, Northeast
Tornado strikes Elmira, NY

DEA Arrests 91, Seizes Over $36 Million In Synthetic Drug Crackdown

Special Agent Joe Arabit talks with reporters about Operation Log Jam

Also seized: synthetic marijuana, precursor chemicals

Pew Poll: Voters Don’t Care About Romney’s Mormonism

Philly Alderman Slams Chick-Fil-A, But Happy To Let City Cash Their Checks

Florida Lt. Gov Apologizes For Saying Lesbians Don’t Look Like Her

WH Press Secretary Says Obama Not Going To Push For Gun Control Legislation

Pennsylvania Auditor General Calls For Changes At Penn State

O’Malley To Announce Special Session For Gambling

Oil Up Slightly As Equities, Euro Gain: NYMEX $88.97, Brent $104.38
Asian Stocks Climb As Draghi Vows To Save Euro
Facebook Meets Targets, Shares Slump
Drought Has Commodity Prices Sizzling
Samsung Widens Lead Over Apple In Smartphone Market Share
Contra Weill, Former Senator Gramm Argues Breaking Up Banks Won’t Make Them Safer
Spanish Unemployment Nears 25%
Amazon Has Steepest Profit Drop In A Decade After Warehouse Splurge
Early iPad, iPhone Prototypes Revealed In Apple-Samsung Trial
Google Offers Ultrafast Fiber-Optic Internet In KC For $70/month
Yammer To Remain Free After Microsoft Purchase
Crysis 3 On Wii U a Possibility
Apple Disappoints At First Black Hat Conference
Valve Boss Calls Windows 8 A Catastrophe

On World Stage, Culture Clashes Inevitable

Saudi judoka told she can't wear hijab

Much whining from Muslims, complaints from others over IOC gaffes

Time For Sox Is Now

Pirates Prospect Homers On First Pitch, Astros Fall Again, 5-3

NBA 2012-13 Schedule Features Early NY Clash, Christmas Finals Rematch

Tebow Makes Splash On First Day Of Jets’ Training Camp; Avoids Talking About QB Controversy

Harvey Fans 11 In Debut As Mets Top Snakes 3-1, Stop Skid

Nationals Hit Twenty Games Over .500 With 8-2 Battering Of Brewers; Tied For Best Record In Baseball

“Mad Men” Creator Weighs In On Peggy’s Future, Season 7 Outlook

Eilzabeth Moss and Jessica Pare

Also, the mega-Megan backlash

US Beach Volleyball Players Refuse To Ditch Bikinis For Olympics

Kristen Bell & Fiance: Justin Bieber Not The Best Beighbor

“Grey’s Anatomy” Exclusive: Eric Dane Checks Out

Russell Brand Avoids Jail For Smashing iPhone

More Stuff About Kristen Stewart Cheating Than You Ever Wanted To Know

“New Girl” Casting Scoop: Meet Zooey Deschanel’s New Love

“Cloud Atlas” Trailer With Halle Berry, Tom Hanks Hits The Web

PRC Charges Bo Xilai’s Wife With Murder In Death Of UK Businessman
Turkey Says They’ll Act To Stop Kurdish Rule In Syria
More Empty Stomachs For Norks As Kim Plans Reforms
PRC Raises Beijing Flooding Body Count To 77 After Public Outcry
Raul Castro Says Cuba Willing To Sit Down With US
Iran Nuke Talks Limp Forward
Extradition-Wary Enviropest Watson Jumps Bail In Germany, Flees Country
Putin To Discuss Kuriles With Japanese Foreign Minister

Washington Times: UN Gun Grab Flops
PJ Tatler: Romney’s Rookie Mistake In London
Beltway Confidential: You Can Favor Gay Marriage And Still Believe In The Right To Oppose Gay Marriage
Weasel Zippers: Mumbles Menino Admits He Can’t Block Chick-Fil-A From Boston
American Thinker: Rahmbo Says Chick-Fil-A Values Not Chicago Values
Volokh Conspiracy: Chicago Alderman Doubles Down On First Amendment Violation
Michael Totten: Like It Or Not, Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital
Lonely Conservative: Gee, MF Global’s Jon Corzine Sure Is Tight With The Folks At The Department Of Justice
Legal Insurrection: WaPo Columnist Fears Voters Will Think It’s Okay To Vote Against Obama “And Not Be Thought Of As Racist”
Jim Geraghty: “We Tried Our Plan And It Worked” Going To Hurt Obama Just As Much As “You Didn’t Build That”
Joshuapundit: The WSJ’s Washington Wire Misrepresents In Order To Slam Romney
Gateway Pundit: Romney Tells London Supporters He’s Looking Forward To Having Churchill’s Bust In The Oval Office Again
NRO Corner: Don’t Tell Me How To Defend My Family
Hit & Run: Kid’s Hot Dog Stand Shut Down By City Before It Even Opens


13 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 07.27.12”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    July 27th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Interesting that the DEA bust is under Politics rather than Top News.

  2. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:34 am

     That’s the sound of the men working on the Choom Gang.

  3. Adjoran
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    The ECB’s Draghi vowed to save the euro, whatever it takes, which has inspired the last two days of markets surging worldwide.

    Naturally, he neglected to mention where he is planning to get the money.  ECB’s total fund for bailouts might be enough to take care of Spain when it’s all over with.  The Stabilization Fund has half as much appropriated (it is unclear if it will be delivered as promised).

    Hardly surprising, I suppose.  Germany:  grasp your wallet tightly.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Virtually all that money is borrowed and then leveraged by which ever bailout agency. Using borrowed money that may or may not exist in three dimensional space as the asset for fractional lending of nine times that amount of money that only exists as data, sounds like a brilliant plan.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Alright, look, I understand – in a way – why you couldn’t justify bikini pics for Elizabeth Moss and Jessica Pare, but the very next story you link, on the American Women’s Vollyball Team, was the perfect excuse, Wombat.

    Are you ill or something?!?

  6. richard mcenroe
    July 27th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Why is Wombat_Socho suppressing this MAJOR story…?

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  8. Wombat_socho
    July 27th, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

     I call ’em as I see them.

  9. Wombat_socho
    July 27th, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

     You’re right, that should have been the lead item in Sports.

    Not ill, just very very short on sleep this morning…

  10. Wombat_socho
    July 27th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

     Nobody ever sends me links ahead of time any more, but they all whine about not getting linked…

  11. richard mcenroe
    July 27th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

     Gosh, Smitty and Stacy both knew about it…*g*   And be fair, now, when was the last time I whined, whinged or whimpered…

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