Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 5/26/09

The Tie: Blue, black, white and silver stripes.

Number 5: Sonia Sotomayor, Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton and Yale Law School and the nominee for the vacant Supreme Court position, faces opposition...from Comedian Boss Limbaugh, Turdblossom (who pushed forward the Harriet Myers nomination), National Review's web site and Fixed Noise. And did we need that graphic? Meanwhile, eleven Good Oldboysandgirls Party Senators who were against her appointment in 1995 to Court of Appeals are still in office. White House press sec Robert Gibbs gets the third degree. Meanwhile, Howard Fineman wll put the political spin on this.

Number 4: It looks like that Judge Sotomayor will have the needed 60 votes but don't tell that to Michael Steele "Sieve", GOP figurehead leader. Prof. Jonathon Turley looks at the legal matters of her nomination. In a subplot of the segment, California's Supreme Court upheld Prop 8, but allowed the 18,000 pre-banishment joint agreements for their living partners.

Oddball: Now with fun video goodness. If it's an Bank Holiday, then it's time for that annual rite of broken bones known as the Downhill Cheese Run in Glousteshire, England.

We have mascot-on-soccer player violence in Norway. It's the world's game, don't you know?

Meanwhile, WEWS anchors celebrate LeBron's big shots.

Best Persons: 3 - A Nebraska thief stole nine packs of smokes with a Bud Light box...but left it behind in Lincoln. 2 - A Chinese guy pushed a suicide attemper and got arrested. 1 - A second Tour de France...for prisioners. "A chance to getaway and escape" said one particapant. Wrong choice of words?

Musical Segue: Queen's Bicycle Race! Enjoy.

Number 3: Gen. Petraeus is for the closing of Gitmo and against enhanced interigation techniques waterboarding. So is Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secratary of State in the first term of the Adolph XLIII Gestapo and also criticized Boss Limbaugh and W. Jonathon Alter anaylizes.

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - David Zawarach calims Keith's heading this country toward socialism. The Baltimore Sun is headed toward bankruptcy.
Silver - A National Review blogger claims that it's been eight and a half years since 9/11. Brilliant mathmatics, chump.
Gold - Laura Ingram says that there were three detainees, echoing Ayatollah Dickcheney.

Number 1: The conserative morning show host who took waterboarding and denounced it as torture, ManCow Muller, joins us.

Sorry kids, no Still Bushed! or Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Moment this evening. Join us manana.


  1. You've gotta be kidding me?!?!? Erich "Mancow" Muller is actually appearing on Countdown? Never thought I'd see the day. This is almost stranger than seeing Scott McClellan on Countdown.

  2. No, that's why the subhead was changed.

  3. You do realize that by a mile, Obama's biggest impact as president of the United States will be without a doubt on the Supreme Court. At the start of the presidency, it was highly speculated that Obama would have up to 3 Supreme Court nominations in his first 4 years. It would be shocking if Stevens and Ginsburg last for another 4 years and there's a chance that Scalia could step down before the end of 4 years. Souter was not projected to retire during Obama's 1st term. A liberal presence such as this on the court could be very instrumental in determining some of the nation's policies in the near future. Now myself being a liberal, especially on social issues, I am quite happy about the future appointments from Obama and his pick of Sotomeyer is in many ways a good one, in my view.