Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Wednesday Wombat News

A quick trip through Wombat-socho's news review "Live at Five: 12.17.14"

Anguish, Outrage In Pakistan After Taliban Attack On Peshawar School
India mourns slain Pakistani schoolchildren
PM Sharif: Terrorism will be rooted out - Lotsa luck with that. They're half your government.

Abbott: New National Security Laws, Bail Rules Failed To Stop Sydney Jihadi
Monis bail continued despite 30 new rape charges - Talk about a rape culture. Walking free with 30 rape charges pending. Multiculturalism, baby!

Jeb Bush To “Explore” Candidacy - Sigh. . . How about a constitutional amendment forbidding, sons, brothers, spouses, and parent of previous presidents from holding the job. Call it the Anti-Aristocracy Act. Lets spread the blame around a little further.

Britney Spears Flashes Abs, Hot Body Dancing, switching up exercise routine, and lots of sushi doing the trick for Brit - Although I enjoy my steaks nearly raw, I'm not generally a fan of raw food. Cooking is one of the things that made the rise of human civilization possible.  However, its good to see Britney get past those awful sub-adult years.  Does that mean there's hope for Miley?

Judge Declares Obama Immigration Actions Unconstitutional - I already covered this one. Can we expect to see conflicting court rulings before it eventually ends up with the Supes?

Jessica Biel Is Expecting - A former Rule 5 subject. They know what causes that now. But good for her; someone to pay my Social Security.

Federal Court Nixes Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change For Murderer - Just when I was getting comfortable with the lack of common sense in the Federal courts.

US Imposes Steep Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels - Because we want the US to subsidize solar power and not the Chinese? Same difference, since they're loaning us money to pay the debt we incur subsidizing the solar panels.

Vintage Videogame Found In New Mexico Landfill Sent To Smithsonian
"The Smithsonian is no hall of fame. It's our job to share the complicated technological, cultural, and social history of any innovation, including video games," one of the museum's technicians, Drew Robarge, wrote in a blog on its website.

"That's why I was excited when we added a copy of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game to our collection. ... (It) personifies the video game crash that took place from 1982 to 1985," he wrote.

The Smithsonian has no immediate plans to put the game on display but will store it in the Video History Collection.
I'm old enough that the concept of "vintage videogame" doesn't quite compute. They all seem young to me. It also reminds me it might be worthwhile looking in some old boxes in the basement.

Peyton List
“The Flash” Recruits “Tomorrow People” Alum Peyton List - For some silly reason Georgia seems to like "The Arrow" and "The Flash", and uses them to fill in when there's nothing really good on the tube, which happens a lot. I don't mind; They're not deep (they were comics, after all) but they have a shifting cast of good looking women.

Alex Trebek Threatened To Quit “Jeopardy” – Sony E-mails

Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11 Attack On Theaters Screening “The Interview” - Who would have thought it would take the Norks to remind us of what shitty people our mass media really are.

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson From “Dear White People” Lands Lead In “Creed” - A "Rocky" spin off. But she's no Sly Stallone.  Thank Goodness.

Kathie Lee Gifford: Bill Cosby Once Tried To Kiss Me - It seems like she's kind of sticking up for him, but climbing onto the ride for a little free publicity, too.

Former Wahlberg Bodyguard: Mark Shouldn’t Be Pardoned
“He hasn’t changed his ways, he just has money now where he can cover it up,” Taylor told us this week. “You can take Mark out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of Mark.”
Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills Four Pak Taliban, Seven Others - I think they'd rather have been waterboarded and sent to Uruguay.

Uruguay’s President Says Former Gitmo Detainees Not Terrorists

Suicide Car Bombers Kill 26 In Yemen, Including 16 Kids - Just awful. Not surprising, but awful.

JustOneMinute: Back At UVA, It Only Gets Weirder - Yes it does. It's beginning to look a lot like a total hoax.

The Lonely Conservative: Obama’s Economy – 1 In 5 Millenials Live In Poverty - At least they have to consolation that they voted for it.

Conservatives4Palin: Elizabeth Warren, Corporate Welfare Queen - She's deep in the pockets of powerful lawyers.

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