Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Countdown Live Blog: 8/18/09

The Tie: Brown, tan and sand colored stripes.

Number 5: Are the Democrats being painted into a corner on health care? "When the bully asks for your lunch money, you better hand it over" according to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). And Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ) says that he won't say "yea" on any health bill whatsoever. White House mouthpiece Robert Gibbs says that we must have a public option on this healthcare bill. Lawrence O'Donnell, anything wrong with that?

And for those that the Good Oldboysandgirls Party who follow Fixed Noise, 79% says there's a myth of the "government takeover" and 75% believe in the "pull the plug on Grandma" opition lie. Mama Bear Arianna Huffington returns to disect those lies.

Number 4: The one option that the Democrats called for was for a government option, and the GOP calls it "socalist medicine". And then they add that a co-op is the same as insurance. It doesn't matter what they think, jabroni so cue Bill Murray going mental. Jonathon Cohn from The New Republic can answer all the questions.

Oddball: 'Twas in 1750 Antonio Saliari was born. YouTube video from Pakistan breaks glass doors in stupidity. EPIC FAIL! WFLA had three spotted eagle rays making whoopie. And at the Sturgeon Bay Bridge in Wisconsin, the driver of a car escaped after said car was stuck.

Best Persons: 3 - David Attenborough has a plant named after him in the South Seas. 2 - Del. Jon Cardin (D-MD) did a fake raid on the boat where he and his fiance were in... All to pop the question. 1 - Adam and Julie Hatfield took the plunge and they saved two people in the Mississippi River.

Musical Segue: Jump For My Love by The Pointer Sisters.

Number 3: Joe The One-Time So-Called Plumber is now Joe The Bully, threatening to punch out Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). That is Un-American. And more guns on protesters when Obama speaks. Well, Prof. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, how do you pacify these bullies?

Number 2 (Worst Person in the World)
Bronze - Fixed Noise model Bill Hemmell and the VP of Fixed Noise veep Bill Salmon lied on health care insurance from ABC News, but it wasn't from ABC News.
Silver - 20/20's John Stossel will host a pro-tobacco, pro-oil and Mellon family nutjobs town hall style meetings. He needs to be slapped by professional fake fighter "Dr. D" David Schultz. Again.
Gold - Comedian Boss Limbaugh lied about himself on the "Death Panel" stuff quoting Miss Wasilla 1984.

Number 1: Well it looks like Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) could very well be "Hiking The Old Appalachian TrailTM" alone. If his wife agrees to stay with him in the Governor's Mansion in Columbia, then all will be okay, but it's not. A movement is afoot to impeach him. FINALLY! They're getting my message. Genius, I tells ya, Genius! Mrs. Sanford told Vogue in a tell all interview. Emily Heil from Roll Call joins us to further dig Mr. Sanford's political grave.

Just a quick reminder, JFein will be (hopefully) pinch hitting for yours truly tomorrow night (8/19) as I have an appointment with Cliff Lee and Dan Harden on Brad Lidge Bobble Figurine Night at The Vault. See you Thursday (8/20).


  1. Hopefully I'll be pinch-hitting tomorrow. I have so much stuff I have to do I don't know where to start. Like I said, I should be good, but this really is one of the most hectic times of year for me.

    Have fun at the game tomorrow, and well, hopefully the weather tomorrow night is better than this.....

  2. I,for one,can't wait for JFein's Factor review...

  3. Ha! Is that joke about my change of positions or did O'Reilly do something incredulous last night? I was not watching last night.