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LIVE AT FIVE: 04.23.15

Posted on | April 23, 2015 | 20 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Saudis Launch New Airstrikes As US Concerns Grow About Yemen War

Saudi bombers pound Sanaa and Aden

Bombing intended to stop Houthis from taking Aden
Iranian warships arrive off Yemen coast
State Department leaves Americans stranded in Yemen, so CAIR steps in

Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John Rips Rand Paul
“Worst Republican candidate running for President”

Benghazi Continues To Haunt Hillary Clinton
Congressional probe likely to extend into 2016

Obama Catches Flak For Air Force One’s Huge Carbon Footprint On Earth Day

Even CBS isn’t buying his BS on this one

Mark Knoller spars with Josh Earnest, posts critical tweet

Scott Walker: There Should be Limits On Legal Immigration

Sheriff Joe Responds to Court Query Over Migrant Patrols

Congressional Report Shows IRS Deliberately Cut Customer Service

Pentagon Seeks Silicon Valley’s Help In Fighting Cyberattacks

Rand Paul On NSA: “Our Founding Fathers Would Be Mortified”

“Rosie The Riveter” Model Dies At 92

Asian Crude Steady As Yemen Bombing Resumes: WTI $56.29, Brent $62.71
FCC Calls For Hearing On Comcast/Time-Warner Merger
Strong Dollar Hurts Facebook Revenue Growth
You’re Still Not Eating At McDonald’s, And The New CEO Wants To Change That
Novartis Q1 Profit Up Despite Dollar Drag
Toyota Keeps Global Sales Lead Over VW On US SUV Demand
Google Launches Wireless Service Project Fi In US
You Can’t Buy The Apple Watch At The Apple Store
Intel Compute Stick Now Available For Windows And Linux
Google Rolls Out Box Integration, Improved Videoconferencing
Mad Catz To Co-Publish “Rock Band 4”

Ducks Await Next Opponent After Finishing Sweep Of Jets

Goalie Andersen and teammate Kesler congratulate each other after Anaheim’s Game 4 win

Winnipeg falls 5-2

Barry Bonds Cleared By Appeals Court

Hawks, Grizzlies Go Up 2-0 As Spurs Get Even

Guthrie’s Early Wildness Dooms Royals

Blues Blow Out Wild 6-1 To Tie Series

M’s Edge Astros 3-2

Judge Approves Billion-Dollar NFL Concussion Settlement

Cards Rally Late, Top Nats 7-5

Zooey Reminds Us The Character Is Not The Actress

Not feeling adorkable.

“I know that sounds crazy because you’re supposed to care about what people think of you, I guess, as an actor, but I really don’t.”

The Olsen Twins Talk “Full House” Spinoff

Hillary Duff Child Custody Battle: Round 1 – Fight!

Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out On Interviewer After Drug Questions

E.L. James’ Husband Writing “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Sequel

MPAA Rejects Nude Taylor Schilling Poster

Lindsay Lohan Commits Instagram Gaffe In Arabic

CAIR Whines About Alleged Discrimination On “The Real”

PM Valls: France Foils Five Terror Attack Plots Since Charlie Hebdo Massacre
Chinese Believe Norks May Have As Many As 20 Nukes
Pak PM, Army Chief In Riyadh To Push For Peace Talks In Yemen
EU Leaders Meets For Emergency Summit On Med Migrant Crisis
SNP’s Salmond Caught Boasting He’ll Call The Shots After UK Election
Indian Farmer Commits Suicide At Kejiriwal Rally
Japanese Visit Yasukuni Shrine Hours After Abe Meets With Xi
Chicoms Release “100 Most Wanted” List Of Fugitive Corrupt Officials
State Dept. Accuses Putin Of Bolstering Forces In East Ukraine
Kiwi Minister For Women Slammed After Supporting Ponytail-Pulling PM

EBL: Political Kissing Cousins
Doug Powers: When Obama “Success Stories” Intersect
Twitchy: Islamic Extremist In Paris Accidentally Shoots Himself On Way To Planned Church Massacre
Shark Tank: Who Will The Fizzling Tea Party Support In 2016?
Fausta: Alinsky Wears High Heels
American Power: Earth Day Overload
American Thinker: Are Jews Finally Finding A New Home In The GOP?
Conservatives4Palin: MSNBC Tax Delinquents Lecture Audience On Taxes
Don Surber: Scoreboard For Lenin’s Birthday
Jammie Wearing Fools: Liberal Darling Letterman Advises “Treat A Lady Like A Whore, And A Whore Like A Lady”
Joe For America: Tebow Is Getting Some Brotherly Love
Pamela Geller: Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains
Protein Wisdom: Let’s Celebrate Modernity And Fossil Fuels!
Shot In The Dark: Trulbert! The Final Installment (Version 3.0)
STUMP: Obamacare Tax Watch – Will Be Playing Out Until October (And Beyond)
The Gateway Pundit: Change – Obama Delivers Climate Change Speech To Empty Seats
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – Can We Panic Now?
The Lonely Conservative: Congress Didn’t Cut Funding For IRS Customer Service, The IRS Did
This Ain’t Hell: SGT Daniel Knapp – Denied Re-Up Because Of Tattoo
Weasel Zippers: WV VA Hospital Switched Antipsychotic Meds With Older Drugs To Cut Costs
Megan McArdle: The Village Turns Against Free-Range Parents
Mark Steyn: The Science Is Settled!

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20 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 04.23.15”

  1. alohasteve
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 4:51 am
  2. M. Thompson
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:09 am

    Any of the Republican field is better than Hillary.

    Even, Lord help me, Jeb Bush.

  3. Adobe_Walls
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 10:48 am


  4. M. Thompson
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    About the only Dem I’d consider voting for is Jim Webb, on defense policy and unafraid patriotism alone.

    And only if Jeb was the General Election nominee.

  5. daialanye
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 11:35 am

    Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John Rips Rand Paul
    “Worst Republican candidate running for President”

    Honestly now—who can argue with that?

  6. Wombat_socho
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    I’d vote for Rand Paul over Jeb Bush or Mke Huckabee. Fortunately there are other, more attractive options.

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  9. Adobe_Walls
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 1:38 pm

    I’m not suggesting anyone vote for a Democrat, nor would I suggest that anyone vote for Jeb Bush. If that’s the choice, one might as well vote for the communist.

  10. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

    I’ll probably get banned from Breitbart. I suggested that if Andrew were still alive he’d fire the editorial staff. Well, it was more of a declaration.

    But one writer (a paid writer, so I feel justified in going after the editors) has submitted an effective hagiography over a single candidate, by virtue of submitting around eight fawning articles on him in just two days. The candidate doesn’t matter. It’s the complete destruction of the boundary between earned media and serving as a paid shill.

    Isn’t this why Kaus left Carlson’s operation?

  11. Daniel Freeman
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

    I noted that yesterday.

  12. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

    I don’t mind it as much when it’s a blogger. Stacy was more than a little supportive of Santorum and entirely dismissive of Gingrich last time. His site, his privilege. I even felt like he had many good points about both, even though I never felt Santorum had a real chance (or that Newt’s flaws ruled him out entirely). Plus, Stacy covered the campaign in the old-school way: by going where the candidates were and interviewing them. He covered the various campaigns honestly, and was tough on all of them.

    As Adobe Walls pointed out, Ace has tended to jump on a single candidate pretty early (he was a Perry fan if I recall). Same deal: his site, his privilege.

    (With bloggers, the name is the brand. So it’s like listening to talk radio hosts.)

    But Breitbart is a media site living off of ad dollars, with paid editors and paid writers. I like the fact that they mix opinion in with their news and analysis, but you can’t pretend to be an “analyst” while being completely in the bag for one guy. (Especially some of the treacly, over-the-top drivel they coughed up in support of him.)

    (I like Walker as one of my top three or four choices, and I agree he has probably the best resume as an executive, so I’m not biased against him. I’m just not going to be fooled by silly, tongue-bath articles.)

  13. Daniel Freeman
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    I’ve been thinking about it, and every single one of those articles is about his position on immigration. There’s more to Walker than one issue, and the writer has used lines like (paraphrasing) that it will be interesting to see if other candidates pick up on this winning position. If he feels that strongly about it, his tongue baths might be available for other candidates too.

  14. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

    You’d think so. Sadly, Walker’s position is neither “new” nor “bold,” (which the writer seems unable to resist calling it) since it’s pretty much the generic conservative position. It’s so generic that even Rubio has staked out that position.

    (Jeb and Rand Paul, and likely Christie do not hold that position, but most of the others do.)

    So the writer’s loaded question about the other candidates picking up on it makes it look like he was just born this week, and has absolutely no idea what’s been going on .

  15. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:51 pm

    “Better” doesn’t matter. Lung cancer is better than pancreatic. Falling from a thousand feet with no ‘chute is better than falling from fifteen hundred.

    But if we don’t get a Restoration-minded candidate, it won’t matter who wins. SCOTUS chairs won’t matter, Tax cuts/increases won’t matter. None of it will matter.

  16. K-Bob
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

    Write-in vote.

    Then go make sure you’re prepared for the coming conflagration.

  17. BLBeamer
    April 23rd, 2015 @ 8:45 pm

    Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John Rips Rand Paul
    “Worst Republican candidate running for President”

    If anyone knows no good, horrible, very bad Republican candidates it is Crazy Cuzzin John. The worst GOP candidate in my lifetime is a confirmed expert on crappy candidates.

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  19. Mike G.
    April 24th, 2015 @ 12:11 am

    Falling from a thousand feet with no ‘chute is better than falling from fifteen hundred.

    That’s like saying it’s better to be burned by a 1,000 degree fire than a 1,200 degree fire.

    In both instances, the probability of being either killed by the sudden stop at the bottom in a fall, or suffering life threatening third degree burns from the fire is approximately the same.

    Or if you prefer…Tomato- Tomahtoe

  20. K-Bob
    April 24th, 2015 @ 12:48 am

    Them things’ll kill ya!