Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 6/2/09

The Tie: Purple.

Number 5: Quick quiz: How many Good Oldboysnadgirls Party members signed a statement saying they will fillibuster against Sonia Sotomayor? The answer is 143, and most of them said that they would not fillibuster four years ago. Fillibuster? We hardly knew her. This after Sen. mitch McConnell (R-KY) hosted a meeting with her this day. Anyway, Howard Fineman gives us a lesson in journalism for us about it.

The man wo killed Dr. George Tiller has pleaded not guilty to his asasination style murder in a Kansas church. A friend of Dr. Tiller, Susan Hill, joins Keith.

Number 4: So, when did Herr Goebles admits that there was a lik beween 9/11, Saddam Hussein, Al-Qaeda and claim that enhanced interrigation techniques waterboarding work? On Fixed Noise last night (6/1), he's moving away from that all. He also made the comments at the National Press Club beforehand. Mama Bear Huffington joins us to leer into this (without our pal Seth MacFarlane).

Oddball: In 1955, Dana Carvey was born. *Church Lady impression* Well, isn't that special. Anartican Penguins will be followed via #2 on the latest March of the Penguins. Sorry, Keith, Dan was not available for your mike pass. In Italy, Rafael de Rosa has problems in the Italian Grand Prix for motorcycles. In New Zealand, a pigeon was hurt in a cricket match. Cue Randy Johnson's implosion of a pigeon.

Best Persons: 3 - Countdown tops all in the vital 18-34 year old catergory at 8 PM ET. 2 - Mr. Yuan lost $2 million at Lost Wages' the Venetian Casino because a lot of feng shui, now he's suing. 1 - Rep, Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has told all in Congress to join her for "office beers" on your dime.

Musical Segue: Beer, beer, beer!

Number 3: A blatiant sneak preview/plug for the two-part for ex-intern Brain Williams' inside look at the Obama White House tonight and tomorrow (6/2 and 6/3) at 9 PM ET/PT on the NBC Universal mothership. A dozen crews, 150 hours whittled down to two hours over two nights.

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - George Jackson is a villain by means of tearing down Tiger Stadium.
Silver - Stew Taylor of the National Journal claims Sotomayor's letter about lack of Hispanics at Princeton should be evidence against her nomination.
Gold - The owners of ten Burger King stores in Memphis claimed global warming is baloney. The chairman of home company disagrees. "Have it your way...or else."

Number 1 (The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!? Moment): Did you hear the one about the Marathon County, Wisconsin GOP spokesperson near Wausau named Kevin Stephenson who was sacked because he disagreed with Comedian Boss Limbaugh? Isn't that how the Whig Party started to fall apart?

WTF? Indeed See you tomorrow night.


  1. Countdown will seem so different without the Ted Baxter voice for O'Reilly...

  2. Keith does does the impression when he is deemed of stupidity from Skeezix.

  3. I think you missed my point. Did you see the video that I posted on the blog last night (or just last night's show)? He retired the voice.

  4. Keith: Rename or drop the WTF named segment. It is beneath you. And I am an unreconstructed liberal.

  5. What he wants to call that is an internet meme. So he can his producers can call it whatever they want.