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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.02.16

Posted on | February 2, 2016 | 13 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Your rape culture moment of Zen.


Ted Cruz – sealing his victory in the Iowa caucuses with a kiss

“Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment,” Cruz said.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Clinton clings to narrow 23-21 delegate edge

Health Minister Marcelo Castro says 80% of those infected with virus show no symptoms


Former Arkansas governor pulled off upset in 2008, but not this year

Martin O’Malley also calls it quits

Ammon Bundy Seeks Release From Custody As Oregon Protesters Rally

Withheld Clinton E-Mails Contained Operational Intel, Put Lives At Risk

House Report: Obama Lied To Congress About Debt Limit

Senate Probe: Administration Left Migrant Children In U.S. At Risk Of Sex Trafficking

VP Biden’s Cancer “Moonshot” Price Tag Now $1 Billion

Judges Overturn Demotions For VA Officials Accused Of Job Scam

Congressman Vows To Defund Sanctuary Cities If AG Doesn’t Take Action

Asian Crude Falls For Second Day On China Worries, OPEC Glut: Brent $33.68, WTI $30.95
BP Reports Worst Annual Loss In Over Twenty Years, Cuts More Jobs
Abbott Labs To Buy Test Maker Alere For $5.8 Billion
U.S. Construction Spending Hit Eight-Year High In 2015
Fox To Cut $250 Million Through Staff Buyouts
Affordable Care Act Dark Spot For Aetna
WhatsApp Hits One Billion Users, Still Looking For Revenue
Tablet Shipments Down, But Detachables Catch On
Trained Eagle Destroys Drone In Dutch Police Video
Facebook Is Screwing With Your News Feed Again
You Can Play Star Citizen For Free This Week


How can the MVP of the NHL All-Star Game not even be playing in the league?

Traded away by the Coyotes, sent down by the Habs, Scott nevertheless emerges as the hero of the All-Star Game.

Houston Rallies To Upset #12 SMU

Terriers Beat Huskies To Advance To Beanpot Finals

Yankees Lose 1B Greg Bird For The Season

Teague Scores Season-High 32 As Hawks Blow By Mavs

#15 Baylor Falls Out Of First After Loss To Texas

NCAA Votes To Extend President Through 2020

Will The Nationals Prove Everyone Wrong In 2016? Bryce Harper Thinks So


Reality star-turned-inmate looking for another fifteen minutes?

Forthcoming book alleges rampant lesbianism at prison; warden may come forward to rebut

Jay-Z’s Label Sues Rita Ora

Azealia Banks Offered Deal In Boob-Biting Case

The Bachelor‘s Ashley Salter Is Pregnant

Oscar Winners Taking Over Broadway

Grease Live Surges On Fox With 12.2 Million Viewers

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney Among ACM Awards Nominees

American Lung Association Calls Out Leo DiCaprio For “Deeply Troubling” Behavior

Aussie PM Weighs Early Election To Break Political Deadlock
Former Malaysian Law Minister Files Suit Over Failure To Charge Former PM Over Financial Scandal
“No Deal” Following UK/EU Talks
“World’s Best Chef” Found Dead
US Calls On Beijing To Clarify Status Of Missing HK Booksellers
Over 3500 Syrians Flee To Turkey As Loyalist Forces Advance
Boko Haram Kills At Least 65 In Nigerian Raid
New Democratic Era Dawning In Burma?
Greece Not Interested In Playing Gatekeeper For EU
China’s Handling Of Norks Called “Hypocritical”

EBL: Democrats With Benefits
Da Tech Guy: The Cost To The GOP Of Fighting Ted Cruz
Proof Positive: Nary A “Fare Thee Well”
Political Hat: Obama Administration Declares War On The Gender Binary
Doug Powers: Ted Cruz Wins In Iowa; Sanders, Clinton Running Neck And Neck
Twitchy: Jeb! Spent How Much Per Vote In Iowa?

American Power: The Biggest Loser Coming Out Of Iowa? Donald Trump
American Thinker: Who Received Hillary’s Secret E-mails?
BLACKFIVE: Book Review – The First Order By Jeff Abbott
Conservatives4Palin: Sarah Palin – I’m Not Asking Donald Trump “For Anything”
Don Surber: Biggest Loser In Iowa? The Des Moines Register
Jammie Wearing Fools: Deeply Religious Trump Confuses Communion Offering With Collection Plate
Joe For America: 14-Year-Old Beheaded Before Parents Leaves Michael Moore Silent
JustOneMinute: Hope, Change, And A Future (Or Past!) We Can Believe In
Pamela Geller: Muslim Mob Found Guilty Of “Frenzied” Knife Attack In London Sentenced To Life
Protein Wisdom: Men And Women Are Fundamentally Different
Shot In The Dark: Urban Liberal Privilege
STUMP: On Alternative Assets And Pensions – Multiple Stories In New Jersey
The Jawa Report: Jawa Iowa Caucus Results
The Lonely Conservative: Obama Claims He Didn’t Know About Hillary’s Private E-Mail – But He E-Mailed Her Eighteen Times
This Ain’t Hell: Justin Sullivan – ISIS In North Carolina
Weasel Zippers: Iowa Democratic Party Says Results From 90 Precincts Have Gone Missing
Megan McArdle: Tax Cuts Can’t Motivate The Republican Base Any More
Mark Steyn: Mohammed’s Millinery

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13 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 02.02.16”

  1. HughdePayens
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:11 am

    Ooh…not sure that Trump was thumped. A New Yorker who is the epitome of loud brash in your face mover and shaker went to Iowa and placed second. So now I guess we can discard the idea that he was a stalking horse for Hillary, or that the campaign was a lark, or that he wouldn’t do well in Iowa because he didn’t have any ground game.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:17 am
  3. CrustyB
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:49 am

    Cruz: Glad he won. The first actual conservative to win the Iowa caucus since…I dunno. Bush Sr.? Reagan? This is big.

    Trump: He lost but I’m afraid he’s going to run as an independent and do a Ross Perot to Republicans; split the vote and let Hillary get in.

    Socialist Sanders: It terrifies me that an open Communist, the sworn enemy of all freedom and all that America used to stand for, was a very, very close second to Hillary.

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” -Reagan

  4. Wombat_socho
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

    Take it up with the Daily Mail. I just link this stuff.

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  6. Bumr50
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

    You forgot the REAL winner according to the intelligentsia: H1-B champion Marco Rubio.

    If you woke up from a coma today and looked for GOP TV coverage, you would have thought he won the whole bowl of corn.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 2:43 pm
  8. postaldog
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    And had Bush not wasted $15 mil on attacks ads to bring down Rubio, Trump may have finished third. I think that’s significant, but apparently no one else does 🙁

  9. RS
    February 2nd, 2016 @ 11:13 pm

    I’m glad Cruz did well, but why does that first photo remind me of this?

    Stated differently, what is it about primary victories that cause politicians to be compelled to inhale their spouses into their own lungs?

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    February 3rd, 2016 @ 9:57 am

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  11. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 3rd, 2016 @ 11:56 am

    I agree with you! Except I think Bush spent more than $15 million (or was that just Iowa)

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    February 4th, 2016 @ 7:52 am

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