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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.17.14

Posted on | December 17, 2014 | 10 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Anguish, Outrage In Pakistan After Taliban Attack On Peshawar School

Female relatives mourn over the casket of 15-year-old Mohammed Ali Khan, killed by the Taliban

Bloody siege of military high school apparently retaliation for recent Pakistani Army operations
India mourns slain Pakistani schoolchildren
PM Sharif: Terrorism will be rooted out

Abbott: New National Security Laws, Bail Rules Failed To Stop Sydney Jihadi
Monis bail continued despite 30 new rape charges

Jeb Bush To “Explore” Candidacy
Howie Carr: GOP voters won’t stampede for a RINO

Judge Declares Obama Immigration Actions Unconstitutional

Prez uses Christmas to defend immigration actions

District court judge says actions count as legislation by the executive branch

Departing TSA Boss: Terrorists Still Fixated On Airlines

Officials Claim Surge In Obamacare Signups

Social Security’s Acting Commissioner Left Hanging As Senate Heads Home

Senate Okays Nominees, Tax Bill As Session Ends

Federal Court Nixes Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change For Murderer

LA Mayor Plans 7000 Body Cameras For Police

Man Who Waterboarded 9/11 Mastermind Slams Senate CIA Report

Asian Crude Sinks To New Lows, Investors Wary As Ruble Crashes: WTI $54.77, Brent $59.86
Russia Defends Ruble With Biggest Rate Rise Since 1998
Japan Export Growth Slows In November
New American Apparel CEO faces Revolt From Managers Loyal To Ousted Charney
US Imposes Steep Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels
Darden Restaurants Posts 2Q Loss Of $32.8 Million
Apple Wins Antitrust Trial Over iPod Update
Instagram Launches Five New Filters
Magic Leap Adds Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist
T-Mobile To Let Customers Roll Over Unused Data
Vintage Videogame Found In New Mexico Landfill Sent To Smithsonian

Grizzlies Snap Warriors’ Sixteen-game Streak, Deliver 105-98 Mauling

Grizzlies in the first half

Memphis’ 20-point run at start of second quarter stunned Golden State

Blue Jackets Blank Red Wings In Shootout

Chargers Staying Put In 2015

Rangers Snuff Flames, 5-2

Walls Leads Wizards Past Timbermutts

Jets Blitz Sabres, 5-1

Mavs Rout Knicks As Fisher Pulls Starters Early

Coyotes Edge Oilers 2-1 In OT

Desmond Unfazed By Trade Rumors, Wants To Stay With Nats

Britney Spears Flashes Abs, Hot Body

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Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11 Attack On Theaters Screening “The Interview”

Chris Kyle’s Widow Gives Teary Speech At “American Sniper” Premiere

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Stricken Mel B Walks Out On Hubby Stephen

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“The Flash” Recruits “Tomorrow People” Alum Peyton List

Kathie Lee Gifford: Bill Cosby Once Tried To Kiss Me

Tessa Thompson From “Dear White People” Lands Lead In “Creed”

Former Wahlberg Bodyguard: Mark Shouldn’t Be Pardoned

Netanyahu Starts Hanukkah By Lighting Menorah The Wrong Way
Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills Four Pak Taliban, Seven Others
India Bans Islamic State
Kerry: US Has Made No Determination On Palestinian Statehood
Former US Marine Imprisoned In Iran Goes On Hunger Strike
Vatican Report Praises American Nuns
Palestinian Boycott Of Israeli Goods Slowly Collapsing
Suicide Car Bombers Kill 26 In Yemen, Including 16 Kids
Uruguay’s President Says Former Gitmo Detainees Not Terrorists
“Cultural Protest” Held In Delhi

Michelle Malkin: Jeb Bush – Chamber Of Commerce Water Boy
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American Power: Democrats Divided On Path To 2016
BLACKFIVE: Bring Out Yer Dead!
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Don Surber: Elizabeth Hasselbeck Stumps Liberals
Jammie Wearing Fools: Leftists Fret Over Imaginary Anti-Muslim Backlash That Never Happens
Joe For America: A Peaceful March In NYC – “Kill The Killers”
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Pamela Geller: Seven Arrested In Spain, Morocco For Recruiting Women To Jihad
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The Lonely Conservative: Obama’s Economy – 1 In 5 Millenials Live In Poverty
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Weasel Zippers: Jesse Jackson Says It’s Racist To Call Him And Al Sharpton “Race Baiters”
Megan McArdle: “No” Is A Woman’s Most Powerful Word
Mark Steyn: Jeb Tide

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10 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 12.17.14”

  1. CrustyB
    December 17th, 2014 @ 8:06 am

    Islam once again making an appearance on the world stage.

  2. texlovera
    December 17th, 2014 @ 9:40 am

    Hey, wombat et al-

    I’m surprised you didn’t include mention of VA Delegate Joe Morrissey (D-Henrico). Of course, you would have had to look on page A-5 of the WaPo…

  3. Wombat_socho
    December 17th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    I would have had to read the WaPo first. Maybe I should just put Newsbusters on the list of blogs.

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    December 17th, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

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  5. Daniel Freeman
    December 17th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

    I agree with Megan McArdle, and then some. It is true that “no” is a good word to get comfortable with, and that the “euphemism treadmill” would defeat the purpose behind a substitute. A further point that she did not address is that “red” is currently useful as code for “no” and “stop” in the kind of games where those words are meant to be disobeyed, and it would be ruined for that purpose if it became a mere synonym.

  6. Daniel Freeman
    December 17th, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    It is important to know how to read between the lines. The lack of mention of the number of girls killed, and only mention of an adult female teacher, virtually guarantees that all of the slain students at the Pakistani army school were boys. It’s hard for me to comprehend this behavioral tic of our reporters. Perhaps they think that we would care less about the victims (and therefore the story) if we knew they were male?

    ETA: It just doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t cost anything to throw in “boys” as a synonym for “students” somewhere in an article like that, or like the articles on the (male) “students” butchered by Boko Haram. The institutional misandry of our press is aggressive and pervasive.

  7. johncunningham
    December 17th, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    I think the time has come for a renewal of the Crusades. I totally support peace, and there is nothing more peaceful than a pyramid of Muslim skulls,

  8. Wombat_socho
    December 17th, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    I suspect the omission is so that half-bright journalists can link this atrocity to the story of Malala Yousafzed.

  9. Daniel Freeman
    December 18th, 2014 @ 12:11 am

    But couldn’t they do that by talking about schools just for boys? They would have to ignore the price of future disposability to make it seem like a privilege, but that seems easier than covering up something as fundamental as the sex of the victims.

    It just doesn’t make sense.

  10. Adjoran
    December 18th, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    Seems to me they had that guy convicted of something years ago, I think he was a Commonwealth’s Attorney or assistant at some point. Why anyone would vote for the moron is a puzzle.