Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 4/29/09, Delayed Because of President Obama's Press Conference

Please note, tonight's show is being delayed (except on Fixed) by President Obama's Press Conference...and what are the odds that Keith will take aim for the WPitW at Pirate Rupert?

The Tie: Purple with navy microdots.

Number 5: You have three guesses, and the first two don't count... That's right, the presser. How many questions were asked on torture? A few, and he invoked London during WWII with 200 detainees, and Winston Churchill did not torture. Swine flu? A couple, especially that the border between the USA and Mexico won't be closed due to that A1P1 virus. The economic stimulai? Well, it looks like it's working. What's the biggest surprise in the first few days? And we get an answer, so we'll defer to Howard Fineman to fill up his blue book as it were.

David Axelrod then joins us to further anaylize what the West Wing is up to.

Number 4: And so, not-so-senile Sen. Arlen Spector (D-PA) visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to meet with President Obama this morning, and it took Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)* to comment in The New York Times that this was a good move for him, but the remaining members just didn't get a damn, unless you ask Newt Gingrich and change in 2010 and 2012. Tweety (Chris Matthews) joins us from beautiful downtown Burbank to deliver his thoughts.
* - Might change soon.

President Obama also took shots at Fixed Noise and the teabaggers in a town meeting in Missouri. *Chris Matthews "HAH!"*

Number 3: The Adolph XLIII torture violations keep adding up, and yes, our President agrees with it, and it ended when he got the job. The ACLU trove from displays an e-mail authorizing Adolph's use of torture. this after the abuse at Abu Gahrib back in May 2004. Richard Wolffe, do tell it all.

Number 2: A Inanity update: Matt Hasselbeck's sister-in-law commented on The View that he doesn't need to do the waterboarding thing (Remember, Keith donates $1K/second to a military-related for the waterboarding of Inanity; doubled if he feared for his life.)

Number 1 (Worst Person in the World, at Numbero Uno for only the third time in recent memory)
Bronze - Rep. Michelle Bachman (R-MN Mars) tops Jimmy Carter's "watch" on the Swine Flu while it was Gerald Ford, but topped topped it while speaking about the Smoot-Hawley repealment. Brings up Ben Stein: "Anyone? Anyone? Buhler? Buhler?"
Silver - Pirate Rupert...not for that preemption, but One of New York's Finest Newspapers has seen circualtion dropped 20.5%. Does the mocking impression of Billo.
Gold - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) discredits the hate crimes bill named for a gay man - Matthew Sheppard - as a hoax. No excuse whatsoever, just like Michael Weinersavage. Her comments must be retracted or else...and all of this was while Sheppard's mother was in the gallery.

Guess I'll see you tomorrow after that.


  1. Glad I made you proud!

    I must say, though, live blogging that was way harder than I thought it would be. Especially Oddball and Bests where he moves so fast that it is hard to type.

  2. And you couldn't get that musical segue because I have a good ear for music, and it wasn't on the web video...

  3. Sorry....I completely missed the musical segue.