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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.27.12

Posted on | August 27, 2012 | 8 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

A Reluctant Hero Joins The Immortals

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012, RIP

Former Navy test pilot, first man to walk on the moon.

Tropical Storm Isaac Keeps Forecasters Guessing
Could come ashore anywhere between the Florida Panhandle and southern Louisiana.

WaPo/ABC Poll Shows Romney, Obama Effectively Even Ahead Of Conventions
Much enthusiasm for Romney among GOP, not so much for Obama among Democrats as mudslinging fails to affect Romney; nobody cares about the latter’s tax returns because IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!

Ron Paul Rallies His Supporters On Eve Of GOP Convention

"They won't be able to keep us out of the tent, because we'll BE the tent!"

Texas congressman’s political career is ending, but his movement has just begun to fight

American Jihadi Complains Prison Group Prayer Ban Violates Religious Freedom

Pollster John Zogby Gives Obama A “D” For The Week

Ex-Governor Crist Endorses Obama

Tea Party, GOP Now In Sync

Beard-Cutting Case Tests Limits Of Hate Crime Law

Oil Up Thanks To Isaac, Venezuelan Refinery Fire; NYMEX $97.14, Brent $113.77
Jury Finds For Apple, Fines Samsung Over $1 Billion
Wall Street Closes Higher As Bernanke Says Still Room For JelloStimulus
PRC Premier Calls For Steps To Stabilize Exports
Hertz Buys Rival Dollar Thrifty For $2.3 Billion
Burger Boom As Fast Food Finds Fans In Baghdad
Samsung Shares Slide After Shock Verdict
Saudi Aramco Whacked By Malware Attack; 33,000 Workstations Affected
Cryptic New Video Teases Possible Windows 8 Convertible Tablet
Evernote Smart Notebook Combines High-Tech With Traditional Notes
“Grand Theft Auto V” Takes Flying Leap With Skydiving
Twitter Is Joining The Linux Foundation
Verizon, Sprint Kill The Google Nexus Experience, Stick With GSM

Hudson Shuts Down Giants As Braves Romp 7-1

Atlnata Braves starter Tim Hudson

Lincecum walks without rhythm, doesn’t get the worm

Gonzalez Homers In LA Debut, Dodgers Beat Fish 3-1

Inept Indians Fall To Yankees, 4-2

Danica Patrick Gets Educated At Bristol

Terrell Owens Released By Seahawks

Jets’ Offense Can’t Find Spark From Sanchez Or Tebow, Falls To Panthers 17-12

Miscues, Gaffes Add Up To Phillies Sweep Of Nationals

Hey, Snooki, It’s A Boy!

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Lorenzo Dominic Del Valle: six pounds, five ounces

Anna Faris Also Has A Baby Boy

Usher’s Ex-Wife Tameka Raymond To Appeal After Losing Custody fight

Truck Owned By Randy Travis Found Wrecked In Frisco

Katy Perry Rejects $20 Million Offer From “American Idol”

Lindsay Lohan Person Of Interest In Burglary

Natalie Portman To Campaign For Obama In Nevada

Megan Lochte Apologizes For Controversial Post-Beijing Interview

Alanis Morrissette: Shows Like “American Idol” Crush Singers, Songwriters

In Memoriam: Jerry Nelson
One! One tear of sadness! Two! Two tears…

Loyalist Helicopter Shot Down In Damascus As Fighting Rages
Afghan Jihadis Behead 17 For Partying With Dancing, Music
Strong Earthquake Hits Off El Salvador
Isaac Delivers More Misery To Haiti
Venezuela Struggles With Deadly Blaze After Refinery Blast Kills 39
UK Police Hunt For Lion On The Loose In Essex
Not a Prince Harry story, sorry
BJP Says PM’s Speech Not A Statement But List Of Excuses
Attacks On Sufi Shrines Rattle Libya
Turkey Secures Release Of Lebanese Prisoner Held By Syrian Rebels
Israelis Block 100 Jerkwads From Entering West Bank
Togo Women Call For One-Week Sex Strike

WyBlog: Hurricane Isaac Throws Tantrum, Monkey Wrench Into RNC Plans
American Power: Mitt Romney, A Charitable Man Of Faith
Lonely Conservative: Leftist Protestor Arrested Outside RNC Site With Machete
Scared Monkeys: Ode To A Career Politician
Gateway Pundit: Code Pink Makes Disgusting Debut At RNC
Weasel Zippers: Romney Saya Obama’s Given Up And Is Just Playing The Blame Game
USA Today: Jeb Bush Tells Obama To Lay Off His Brother
Nice Deb: Mary Matalin Says GOP To Back Write-In Candidate Against Akin, McCaskill?
Daily Pundit: The Welfare Of The Public Purse Comes First


8 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 08.27.12”

  1. Beto_Ochoa
    August 27th, 2012 @ 8:30 am


    A lad who once did set his foot
    upon the Lunar Dust
    Who in the fullness of our time
    the mysteries discussed

    And slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    To dance on silvered wings
    Who pressed the limit of man’s path
    Achieved amazing things

    Into the footless halls night
    Where few have ever trod
    And now he’s even further flown
    To touch the Face Of God

  2. Garym
    August 27th, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Here is how Obama remembers a truly great American hero.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 27th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
  4. Wombat_socho
    August 27th, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Sadly predictable. The man has an ego larger than the DC city limits.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    August 27th, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    Well done.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 27th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    Maybe Obama can share with the American people the thrill of watching the Apollo moon landing on Indonesian television.
    In between his mother denouncing the United States and saying Americans were not her people.

  7. Bob’s Musings: Ennui-A-Palooza « The Camp Of The Saints
    August 28th, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    […] McCain, Smitty has published a fitting tribute and long-time commentator Beto_Ochoa has written a wonderful poem about Mr. Armstrong: […]

  8. Bob Belvedere
    August 28th, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    I hope you don’t mind, but I reproduced your poem here: