The Other McCain

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Posted on | December 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Contrasting Claims Of Torture Effectiveness From Senate, CIA

2996 reasons why IDGAF about the torture of Al-Qaeda prisoners

Intelligence committee claims intel was available elsewhere without torture
Thirteen techniques used by interrogators
McCain-supported report says brutal tactics didn’t work
John Yoo: A torture report for the dustbin

Massive $1.1 Trillion Continuing Resolution Unveiled
Something to piss off both the Tea Party and the Democrats

South African Prosecutors Win Bid To Appeal Pistorius Conviction
Prosecutors will seek murder conviction

Berkeley Protesters March For Fourth Straight Night

Protesters greeted by police in riot gear at freeway ramp

Highway blocked, stores vandalized

Gruber Hammered By GOP At Oversight Panel

Tea Party Group Hands Out “I’m With Stupid” T-Shirts Before Hearing

IRS Paid $6 Billion In Bogus Child Tax Credits

Supremes Reject Workers’ Claim For Paid Security Screening Time

Rick Perry: Most People Expect Me To Run For President

Report Reveals Flaws In Diplomatic Facilities

Obama Eyes Expanded War Powers To Fight ISIS

Montana Governor To Lead Democrats’ Campaign Arm

Missouri Executes Inmate For 1998 Hammer Murder

Asian Crude Slides Again As Dollar Strengthens: WTI $62.82, Brent $65.78
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Retires Amid Ongoing Sales Slump
Asian Stocks Fall To Six-Month Low As Yen Climbs, China Rebounds
Colorado Weed Taxes Rebound After First Dip
Citigroup To Take $3.5 Billion Charge For Legal & Restructuring Expense
Verizon Declines As Competition Heats Up
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 With Octocore Processor Now In Testing
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Intel Unveils Its Own “Internet Of Things” Platform
Big Update For Twitch On XBox One Adds Video On Demand, More
Amazon Now Offering 4K Streaming On Instant Video
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Jon Lester Reportedly Agrees To Six Year/$155 Million Deal With Cubs

Red Sox were already looking elsewhere to fill out rotation

Joe Maddon: “We won the baseball lottery this year”

Cam Newton Suffers Fractured Back In Car Accident

Blue Jackets Edge Flyers In OT

James Rallies Cavs Past Raptors As Streak Reaches Eight

Liriano, Pirates Agree On Three Year $39 Million Deal

Leafs Snuff Flames 4-1

Knicks Lose Ninth Straight, Fall To Pelicans

Sharks Pound Oilers 5-2

Nationals, Rangers Talking Pitchers And Infielders

Olivia Wilde Looking Fit!

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Pics from Hawaii vacation with hubby Jason Sudeikis

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Nicole Kidman: The Elle Interview

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Julia Roberts Stars As Face of Givenchy’s 2015 Campaign

Charlie Sheen Settles With Brooke After Booze, Abuse Allegations

Jason Momoa Signs Four-Film Deal To Play Aquaman

Janice Dickinson Rips Bill Cosby In Emotional Appearance On Nancy Grace

Joaquin Phoenix Announces He’s Engaged To Yoga Instructor

Maria Shriver Doesn’t Like Her Son Dating Miley Cyrus

“Big Eyes” Draws Big Art Crowd

Italy Looks To Score Oscar Gold For The Second Year In A Row

Hong Kong Protesters Dismantle Tents As Police Clearance Looms
Top Chicom Official Gets Life In Prison For Taking $6 Million In Bribes
Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi To Receive Nobel Peace Prize Today
Hostilities Between Ukrainian Forces And Rebels Largely Suspended
Israeli Defense Minister: Obama Administration Won’t Be Around Forever
Gorbachev Calls For EU, Russia, US To Hold Summits To Defrost Chilly Relations
Pirate Bay Knocked Offline After Swedish Raid
India Widens Uber Probe As Government Vows Overhaul Of Driver Databases
UN Restores Food Aid For Syrian Refugees After Flood Of Donations
Netanyahu Facing Leadership Test In Today’s Likud Vote

Michelle Malkin: Welcome To TotCare – Obama’s Preschool Takeover
Twitchy: Protip – Andy Borowitz Is Hilariously Unfunny
American Power: Obamacare’s Casualty List
American Thinker: America, From Superpower To Banana Republic
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin – “I Would Love To See A Woman On Both Sides Running”
Don Surber: Hanukkah Ham’s Unfortunate Brother
Jammie Wearing Fools: Historic! UN Climate Clown Conference Sets Record For Largest Carbon Footprint
Joe For America: Proud To Be An American?
JustOneMinute: Rape Denialism At The New York Times?
Pamela Geller: Obama Adminisatration Forces City To Pay Muslims $7.75 Million
Protein Wisdom: About That Serious National Conversation On Race…
Shot In The Dark: The Doldrums
The Gateway Pundit: Six Former CIA Directors – Interrogation Program Saved Thousands Of Lives
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The Lonely Conservative: CFPB Tells Banks Not To Investigate Welfare Recipients Applying For Loans
This Ain’t Hell: Manning Wants His Civil Rights
Weasel Zippers: Homeland Security Paid One Org $280 Million To House Unaccompanied Illegal Kids This Year
Megan McArdle: You Can’t Just Accuse People Of Rape

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2 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVESIX: 12.10.14”

  1. Daniel Freeman
    December 11th, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    Imagine that you’re reading an article about assault, and it sounds like it’s about civil liberties and being fair to the accused, throwing around technical terms like “false positives” and whatnot. And then, halfway through, you realize that it’s about being fair to white people that are accused of assault by black people, as opposed to automatically believing the black person. There isn’t any consideration of mutual assault, such as a drunken brawl that is regretted by both the next day; even it was initiated by the black person, that would just be a white-on-black assault, because apparently only white people are still responsible for their actions when they’re drunk.

    That’s how I see Megan McArdle’s article on rape. She’s such a hardcore female chauvinist that even when she’s trying to be fair to men, the entire exercise is fatally undercut by her sexist prejudices. For example:

    People who are fighting to stop rape, on campuses and elsewhere, are interested in driving the number of false negatives as low as possible.

    That is provably false. Those SJWs are interested in driving the number of false negatives of women raped by men as low as possible, and in driving the number of false negatives of men raped by women as high as possible, because patriarchy. They deliberately avoid using the common-sense definition “non-consensual sex” for that very reason, carefully defining their terms so that two equally impaired people can have an equally regrettable drunken hookup, and end up in different statistical categories because penis.

    It’s kind of funny and sad that in a post about fact-checking, she failed the test.

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