Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 1/21/09

Once again, Keith reports from Washington tonight, this time from the MSNBC Bureau. Starting tonight, we will no longer count the days since "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, as that is the "legacy" of a former resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. Otherwise, there's 11 days left until Super Bowl XLIII, 23 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring training and 73 days until Opening Night in Philadelphia.

The Tie: Purple.

Number 5: The oath of office was botched by John Roberts, was retaken in the Map Room of The White House for President Obama, and so much for bi-partian stuff. Eric Holder's nomination for Attorney General will be held up for a week thanks to ancient Senator Arlen Spector (he of the magic BS theorum), and meanwhile, with Hilary Clinton becoming Secratary of State, Sweet Caroline Kennedy was withdrawn her name from consideration for Senate duties. Eugene Robinson is back from his day off, and good times won't feel so good, mostly due to her Uncle Ted's health concerns. They also touch base with Texas Sen. John Corum, the head of the Republican Senate fundrasising and why he held up Hilary's nomination

Meanwhile, within a year, Gitmo will close, along with Neal Cuthall being named deputy of the cases, and the rehiring of one who was fired for political loyality to the Democrats. Prof. Jonathon Turley joins us in studio and explains this.

Number 4: Day One P. I. (Post Inauguration) of the Obama journey. In fixing the country, he read the note from Adolph XLIII, and getting to work on the Middle East, then a paryer service, and Tim Geitner apologized for the taxes. Finance Committee will forward it ASAP. Back at the White House, there was a military meeting getting out of Iraq, plus pay feezes for those making more than $100K on senior White House staffers. Gwen Ifill from NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week in Review joins us on this subject, and goes deeper into the SCOTUS Chief Justice screwup and do over. The bad news? Twelve more balls and a dozen more dances to "At Last."

Oddball: The ACLU founder was born on this date. In Wales, household chores with scuba ladies. In Ft. Lauderdale, dumb criminals steal from The Spy Store. Smile, you're on Not-So-Candid Camera!

Still Bushed!: 3 - It's a final, how much time off? 1,020 days. Write the jokes. 2 - Farewell on the closing out bash, and according to, it was cold! "The finest group of people ever to work for a President. ..." Soon to have numbers instead of names. 1 - Manfred Norach said that we have the right to punish those who violated Geneva Convention rights. Mr. Norach, a Austrian, and in the UN, said this in Germany.

Number 3: This next item is enough to raise your hackles to higher levels as it were. We get the inside story on the "legal" wiretapping from former NSA employee Russell Tice that includes. ... Targeting certain non-terrorists living in America from Room 641A at AT&T in San Francisco, circumventing court ordered warrents. All of us. Even journalists. And this was no Jack Webb Dragnet thing, either, going 24/7/365. Another interview tomorrow.

At this point, my computer decided to - for a lack of a better word - go carzy-go-nuts on me, so I apologize for the early bailout, but here's the rest of the show...

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - Billo The Clown rips into Newsday ownership, which also owns the New York Knicks. BTW Bill, both Countdown AND Campbell Brown over on CNN kicked your sorry @$$ Monday (1/19) in The Money Demo.
Silver - A mom was tossed from a Frontier Airlines flight, arrested for terrorism...spanking her kids.
Gold - Chris Wallace, Mike's son, didn't think Obama was President until he took the botched oath of office, but it says "12 noon, January 20th after the Presidential election."

That's it for me, and hopefully, the computer will behave tomorrow.


  1. I think I've found a potential Worst Person in the World, today (1/22).....

    It's Comedian Rush Limbaugh!

    He was interviewed last night by Sean Hannity and for the most part he tried to keep his racial prejudice aside, by saying (about Obama) that "he's not black, he's a human being". Later on in the interview, he showed his true colors when he let this little quote slip.

    "We are being told that we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward, backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president."

    And also in the interview he stated that only the left has racial prejudice. Um....Comedian Rush "I did not just contradict myself at all there" Limbaugh, today's WORST.....PERSON....IN THE WORLD!

    I'm curious to see how good I am....