Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 3/25/09

The Tie: Lavender.

Number 5: Facism at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? So says one lady caller to House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on CSPAN this morning! Sorry miss, April Fools Day is next week. And while President Obama was having his presser, Cantor was at a Britney Spears concert at the Verizon Center. And last night's WPitW winner, Gov. Kenneth The Page (R-LA) spoke at a $2,500/plate dinner to raise money for the Good Oldboysandgirls Party Congressional campaign in 2010. As they say, "Rotsa Ruck." Jonathon Alter reports from The White House for his side of the story, then Howard Dean (Ya-hah!) takes his time to look into this.

Number 4: As the budget heads for the destination at Capitol Hill, we heard of the meeting between moderate GOPs and Democrats, Wall Street's rollercoaster of fate was up today. Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind.-VT) joins us for the straight poop about the meeting.

Oddball: One of the dangers of the interwebs of the 100th birthday of Dutch Leonard. Emil Leonard and another guy. In Knoxville, Tennessee, Buford the dog was up a tree and the TVA saved him. In Florida, Broward Country justice sees at a perp getting chased by a witness.

Best Persons: 3 - Finland sells off thirty three percent of Santa Land. 2 - Ralph Amendolaro plays Bernie Madoff's numbers in the big house. 1 - Japanese invent underwear that you can wear for a week. I think we have that, and it's called "Depends."

Musical Segue: Smell that smell.

Number 3: Snappy Answer To Stupid Questions Department: In reponse to CNN reporter Ed Henry's two intertwined questions about AIG bonus cash and if the spending outrage would rear its' ugly hair for the next president, they were responded with a I got you comment. Eugene Robertson, what now?

Still Bushed!: 3 - Two ex-admin wrote in The Washington Post favored torture. Thomas Pickering and William Sessions. 2 - That Sunni awakening has gone attacking to someone else. 1 - What would happen if there were more Gitmos around the world? Shutter at the thought from Amnesty International's stories.

Number 2 (Worst Persons in the World)
All nominees eligible for Friday's weekly jackpot prize.
Bronze - A Fixed Going Out of Business actress compares AIG's tax on the big big outrage bonuses to sexual assualt.
Silver - Sens. Kit Bond (R-MO) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) make the same stalking point on reconsiliation compared to cement thorwing into the river.
Gold - Billo is thinking NBC is bankrupt, while they made $775 million at the news divisions, and Pirate Rupert is now worth only AUS $3.4 billion.

Number 1: All we are hearing is Radio Gaga as Queen once said. Today in Chicago, Radio Blago starring the disgraced, impeached former governor of Illinois today on WLS-AM between traffic and transit on the twos and the latest weather forcast as a fill in host. Christian Finnegan - dressed as a security guard - joins us.

And somewhere between the hijacking of his office as he put it, I have lost it. Don't forget to visit Keith's Sports Journal the next couple days for your Sweet Sixteen fix, and be here tomorrow.

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