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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.08.16

Posted on | January 8, 2016 | 8 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

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Traders working the main floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Wall Street selloff continues, driven by another drop in Chinese equities and oil prices at 12-year lows

Gun Owners Grill Obama At CNN Town Hall
NRA sits out town hall, dismissing it as “a public relations spectacle”

Overflow Crowd For Trump In Sanders’ Backyard
Overflow crowd drawn to Burlington’s Flynn Center


Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

Bills expected to draw bipartisan support; Dems uneasy about saber-rattling

IRS Scuttles Plan To Collect Charity Donors’ Social Security Numbers After Uproar

Florida Carries Out First Execution Of 2016

Webb Retains Former “Draft Biden” Finance Man For Possible Independent Bid

Grassley Steps Up Clinton E-Mail Probe, Blocks Key Nominees

Pentagon To Award “R” Pin To “Remote” Troops, Including Drone Pilots

Asian Crude Moves Off Twelve-Year Lows As China Shares Rise: Brent $34.33, WTI $33.91
China Meltdown Crushes World Economy
German Industrial Production Drops 0.3% In November
Nexstar, Media General Agree On Merger Terms, but Meredith Won’t Go Away
McDonald’s Packaging Gets A Colorful Makeover
Lenovo, Google Partner On Project Tango Smartphone
Virtual-Reality Headgear Everywhere At CES
First Response Reveals Bluetooth Pregnancy Test
Microsoft About To End Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10
L’Oreal’s My UV Patch Warns You If You’re Getting Too Much Sun


Junior launches another homer off the Rangers’ Tommy Hunter in this pic from October 2009

Griffey gets picked by 99% of the voters, Piazza by 83%; Curt Schilling surges from 39% to 52%

Kings Blow 27-Point Lead, Hang On To Beat Lakers 118-115

Stars Edge Jets In Shootout

Celtics Fall To Bulls, 101-92

Panthers Hold Off Sens 3-2

Hawks Top Sixers, 126-98

Coyotes Finally Win In Calgary, 2-1

Nationals Looking For Catchers?


Chloe Grace Moretz turns 19

Kick-Ass starlet dishes on road trips, needy guys, and fried Oreos

R&B Group Accuses Justin Timberlake Of Ripping Off Their Song

One Day At A Time‘s Schneider Dead At 86

Stallone Filmed Three Different Endings For Creed

Beyonce To Join Coldplay For Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone In Talks To Join Vin Diesel In XXX 3

Jewel Staite Called On To Aid Legends Of Tomorrow

Chinese Commercial Jets’ Landing On Nansha Reef Sparks Protests
At Least 65 Killed In Suicide Bomb Attack On Libyan Police Training Camp
Paris Cops Kill Knife-Wielding Jihadi
Pressure Grows On China To Rein In Norks; ROK Begins Propaganda Barrage
Syria Agrees To Allow Food Aid To Besieged Rebel Town
Hungarian PM Calls For New EU Frontier On Northern Border Of Greece
Footage Of ISIS Weapons Lab Shows Construction Of Heat-Seeking Missiles, Car Bombs
For Indian PM Modi, The Question Is How To Deal With Pakistan
Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Clash With Egyptian Security Forces Outside Cairo Hotel
Pakistan Reaffirms Support For Saudi Arabia

EBL: Ready For Hillary
Da Tech Guy: Juanita Broaddrick, Joy Behar, And The Relativism Of Liberal Morality
The Political Hat: Democracy No Longer Useful To Venezuelan Leftists
Michelle Malkin: Obama Town Hall’s Biggest Stinking Plant
Twitchy: POTUS Tells Rape Survivor A Gun Could Lead To A Tragic Accident

American Power: Oregon Governor Steps Up Rhetoric Against Malheur Occupiers
American Thinker: German Muslim Crime Denial Looks A Lot Like American Black Crime Denial
Conservatives4Palin: Benghazi Survivors Give Firsthand Account
Don Surber: Marco Rubio’s Wife Had Something Hillary Never Had
Jammie Wearing Fools: The Transgender Woman Spending A Small Fortune To Look “Perfect”
Joe For America: Navy SEAL Calls Hillary An Ignorant Liar
Pamela Geller: Muslim Refugee Arrested In Houston, Connected With Daesh Jihad Terror Plot
Protein Wisdom: Trump V. Artists – Get Ready To Recalibrate Your Irony Meter
STUMP: Governor Bruce Rauner On Recent Illinois Issues
The Gateway Pundit: Alabama Governor Sues Administration Over Non-Compliance With Refugee Act
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – Search Your Feelings
The Lonely Conservative: Fly Me To The Moon
This Ain’t Hell: A Commander-In-Chief’s Crying Has Consequences
Weasel Zippers: Syrian Refugee Arrested On Terror Charges In California
Megan McArdle: Academics Are So Lefty They Don’t Even See It
Mark Steyn: The Ghosts Of Charlie Hebdo

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8 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 01.08.16”

  1. Durasim
    January 8th, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    Oh, look. It turns turn out some of those Cologne attackers actually were “asylum seekers.” And from the New York Times of all things.

  2. PCachu
    January 8th, 2016 @ 11:55 am

    I will admit that the Donks do have a good reason for their unease. After all, in order for the sound of your rattling saber to have any effect, the people at whom you’re rattling it need to at least believe that, when the time comes, you’ll be able to actually draw the thing. Which becomes a difficult sell when your head of State has spent the past seven years coddling every adversary and retreating from every slight.

    Maybe we should have Creepy Uncle Joe go over there and give Li’l Kim and the mullahs some nice neck-rubs. If that doesn’t show ’em we mean business … well, it’ll probably lead to some really awkward harassment suits.

  3. Wombat_socho
    January 8th, 2016 @ 4:05 pm

    Actually this is Congressional Democrats worried about waking up one morning and finding their city and its constituents are gone thanks to a Nork/Iranian atomic bomb. Self preservation kicking in when patriotism doesn’t work.

  4. Daniel O'Brien
    January 8th, 2016 @ 9:27 pm

    If the Nork’s nuke DC and no one in the rest of the country gives a damn, did it make a sound?

  5. Wombat_socho
    January 8th, 2016 @ 10:06 pm

    I have friends and relatives in the area. I sure as fuck would give a damn, and so would a lot of other people.

  6. Daniel O'Brien
    January 9th, 2016 @ 7:32 am

    It was a rhetorical question about the Political Class, not a indictment of the otherwise good people of the area.

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