Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 1/28/09

It's night three of Keith coming at you from Tampa, and all of us are professionally jealous with tons of snow and ice in much of the country.

The Tie: Brown, cream and black stripes.

Number 5: Not one GOP member voted for the stimuli package in the House today, and a dozen Democrats voted "nay" as well. The Republicans bitch that mass transit and bridges need fixing, and too little of it as well. President Obama is happy, but now the Senate gets the bill, and even after Starbucks announced the closing of 300 stores and layoff of 650 employees and Boeing slashes 10,000 jobs, and even the Postal Service says thay want to lose one day of mail delivery, it looks like there will be a fillibuster. The Republicans have their own plan, and it is guaranteed that Obama will veto that plan. Refreshments, anyone? Richard Wolffe joins us and anaylizes the whole muckraking.

If the GOP are wagering that those for the bailout, attacking Harry Reid in Reno TV ads complete with broken piggy bank. Who will think of the piggy banks? Lawrence O'Donnell joins us to see what the all-in vote for the Republicans means for those of us in the 2010 mid-terms.

Number 4: The ACLU, the far right wing's worst nightmare, has called on President Obama to release papers of the Adolph XLIII administration from the Justice Department. Elsewhere, Attorney General designate Eric Holder got the rubber stamp (17-2) from the Senate Justice Committee with one nay vote from that renagade Texas Senator, John Corbin. Do a spit take. The full Senate votes tomorrow, and we should get another rubber stamp. Prof. Jonathon Turley rejoins us for the full story.

Oddball: Six years ago tonight, the Weapons of Mass Destruction lie was told. And there's a parrot in Sweden who is potty trained. Pining for the fjords? (Sorry, John Cleese.) Meanwhile, in China, thirteen new baby pandas are on display.

Best Persons: 3 - Rep. Mike Pence is no fan of Comedian Rush Limbaugh. 2 - John T. West and Ashley Sorensen stole tires in Sacrameto, and they went back to see if she called the cops. Oops. 1 - Employees at Mr. B's Pancake House in Muskegon, Michigan worked for free Sunday, and tips were increased.

Musical Segue: The O'Jays "For The Love of Money." Remember, everybody has a price.

Number 3: Blago wants to talk for an hour and a half - mindlessly BTW - tomorrow (1/29) before the Illinois Senate votes on his removal from office in Springfield, Illinois. He's done 20 interviews before this closing argument. Cue the silliness of Blago, intersperced with everything including Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Even Richard J. Daley, Chicago's all-powerful mayor thinks Blago's nuttier than my regifted fruitcake.

Still Bushed!: 3 - Daddty, what did you in jail do during the bailout? AIG paid $450M in your bailout tax dollars in bonuses. 2 - More Gitmo, and another one will stay as an assistant cook in there. 1 - History Day 2: The GOP meets to kick their leader to the curb and blame the bailout. *face palm* And Mitch McConnell puts Adolph XLIII under the bus.

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - When Billo gets schooled by sofa king hot actress Jessica Alba in World War II history, Malmady rears the ugly head. And Sweden was neutral...painfully so like Switzerland.
Silver - Carl Krauthammer never learned about the worst hate-violence in muslim countries that he wrote.
Gold - Eric Cantor, the House minority whip is whipped about theose stimuli monies.

Number 1: Obama bet his daughter Malia $5 that she couldn't stammer while meeting one of those Jonas Brothers and criticizes Washington, DC for worse snow clearance than Chicago. The former is the lamest excuse for the "consumer lifestyle" crap that passes for Disney Channel (and Radio Disney) programming, the latter may have been like a dad as school was cancelled to what passes for "flurries" in Chi-Town. This from a President who told Al Roker that a 15-degree wind chill was "warm". Margaret Calson's here to disect this all to you.

So with that, I must bid you adieu for the night.

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