Friday, January 16, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 1/16/09

Four days until Inauguration Day, 2,078 days since "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, 16 days until Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, 28 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training and 79 days until Opening Night in Philadelphia.

The Tie: Gray, white, purple and black stripes.

Number 5: As of 5 PM US EST today, the Bush Administration has ended. Turn in your laptops, your Blackberrys, your "I Legalized Torture" shirts... Painters and carpet cleaners have taken over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Adolph XLIII has left. Meanwhile, at Capital Hill, the Senate Republicans have praised Obama's team on the TARP. Richard Wolffe is here to talk about those who apologized on voting against the rest of the $700 billion to be released.

Improving moral clarity with Eric Holder on torture, the hearings for the Attorney General designate ended today, and Prof. Jonathon Turley reminds us about the fact that yes, it is torture and the consequences that face Adolph XLIII's team.

Number 4: Obama has forgotten that his daughter said about Tuesday's big Inaugural Address "First African-American president. Better be good." Savannah Guthrie, the new NBC News White House chief reporter is at 30th Street Station here in Philly to recap the coming events. Keith has been not invited to any of them, but tune into MSNBC for a recap from 10 PM to Midnight Tuesday (1/20) to join Tweety, Rachael Maddow and Eugene Washington within.

Oddball: In 1907, Alexander Knox was born and was the consumate character actor. Clinton Township, Michigan resident has created the answer to the auto bailout, the flying saucer. And China delivers the Kick-Ass Robot of the Week: the robot rickshaw.

Best Persons: 3 - Judie Brown was outraged over a Krispy Kreme ad pun from Roe v. Wade. 2 - Nicholas, Kentucky bank moved was now water district office and forgotten by would be robber. 1 - A man got a brick of pot instead of what he wanted from Sears via UPS.

Musical Segue: Men at Work's "It's A Mistake", the closing theme of the Bush XLIII administration.

Number 3: Eight Years in Eight Minutes. The video says it all.

Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World)
Bronze - Ex-sportscaster Brian Killmede on Fixed and Fiends says that Carol Browner needs confirmation. Not so.
Silver - Comparing the University of Cincinnati's men's basketball team to something bad, Bill Cunningham, says there's hanging and banging at Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. WLW Radio objected, they carry UC's games.
Gold - Billo the Clown says The New York Times and NBC News led to torture. Got that clip of 24 ready? And start with Bill O'Reilly.

Number 1: Richard Lewis joins us tonight to deliver his farewell address to Adolph XLIII. They caught Herr Goebles falling asleep, and Lewis is still neuortic as ever.

I'll see you Monday. Keith will have a Special Comment on Waterboarding and the new administration from the National Mall.

1 comment:

  1. Don't know if you stayed around to see the start of The Rachel Maddow Show, but one of the rescuers of The Miracle on the Hudson was named Vince Lombardi.

    MSNBC generally has the Countdown videos up around 15 minutes after the show. The 8 years in 8 minutes was awesomely done.