Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 6/17/09

Thanks gain to JFein for pinchhitting the last two nights. He'll be around for our first live blog of Season Two of I Survived a Japanese Game Show as soon as we're finished up here.

The Tie: Blue shadow stripes.

Number 5: No health care or Social Security in the sme-sex marriage proposal, but moving benefits. Those among those of the Federal employees because of the Defense of Marriage Act or to those in the military (via "Don't ask, don't tell") via a memo signed to end after he leaves 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The DoMA might be overturned by Congress if not by the Supreme Court while Congress will have a smae-sex marriage rights and benefits bill on deck when that happens. Joe Solomese of the Human Rights Campaign - fresh from The Oval Office - describes the mood. And look, Fred Arminsen Richard Wolffe is in the studio tonight (promoting the book on tour?) to gather the legal stuff.

Number 4: As the biggest overhaul of the finacial and the possible seperation of banks and Wall Street since FDR was in charge back in 1933 may come about, Presidnt Obama's popularity has dropped by 5%. Dan Gross from Newsweek joins us to drop that old Olbermann line circa SportsCenter 1994 that "A good craftsman never blames his tools."

Oddball: In 1880, John Montgomery Ward pitched the second National League perfect game in five days. The next Senior Circut El Perfecto was a Father's Day special done by Phillies hurler Jim Bunning, for which its' 45th Aniversry is this coming Sunday (6/21). In Denmark, a girl who wanted three stars had 56...and the tatoo artist is being sued. And the anti-Letterman protest via Tina Fey's Evil Twin Sister and a video of men playing tongue hockey.

Best Persons: 3 - A retired marine went to Adventure Amusement Park in Michigan to see his fiance unless he and his nurse were told to pay up. 2 - Rep. Steve King (R-IA) makes a joke about pulling out of Iraq. 1 - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN DWARF STAR PLUTO) will not partake in the 2010 Census protesting Obama.

Musical Segue: "She Drive Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals

Number 3: In the biggest invsion of privace in the continuing anonymously bugging and the e-mails is...former president Bill Cinton all during the Adolph XLIII Gestapo. Three closed-door congressional panels are investigating it all. James Risen from The New York Times joins us to see through it all.

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - Three Republican congressmen compare themsves to those getting shot at in Iran...all by way of Twitter.
Silver - Newt Gingrich misquotes the Declaration of Independence.
Gold - Fixed Noise was attacked by President Obama in an CNBC interview as an attack channel. What a ClusterFixed Noise.

Number 1: Another year, another Senator of the Good Oldboysandgirls Party caught in a sex scandal ("Fillibuster? I didn't even know her!") This time, it's Jon Ensign (R-NV), and boy those Christmas parties are cluster you-know-whats! And the GOP's health care was all of four pages. What is it Eugene Robinson about "What happens in Vegas is said in a presser?"

Well, I have the Japanese Game Show thing. See you tomorrow

1 comment:

  1. "What happens in Vegas is disclosed in an afternoon press conference." - Keith Olbermann

    So true.