Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Countdown "Plausibly" Live Blog: 8/19/09

(Guest posted by JFein from Fire Andy Reid Now!)
Added at 12:22 ET: Had I been smart and checked my email earlier in the afternoon, I would have found out about this sooner. Regardless, James Craven's mother who is going to undergo open-heart surgery. I think I speak for everyone in our little blogging family, if you will, when I say that our thoughts & prayers are with her, James, and the Craven family during this difficult time. All the best, Mrs. Craven, we are indeed all thinking about you.
How about Cliff Lee? A complete game 2-hitter. JC saw a good one tonight, that's for sure. And unlike last night, the night time sky was actually dark tonight. That being said, we'll be under way in a little over 15.

We've got Dems going out alone, greedy insurance, a townhall gunman, Nippon Ham Fighters, Bobby Jindal, and Britney on Letterman.

The Tie: Black with odd gray stripes

Number 5:
A new poll shows that American wants a public option and without one, no bill gets passed. And we have a random special comment. Wow.....that was a painfully awkward and bad transition. Instead of recapping, I'll just post the video.

And members of a certain health care corporation are encouraging its employees to protest the reform. And in the category of Barnie Frank actually does something right, he shot down some lady at a town hall meeting who compared Obama's policies to Nazi Germany. And oh my, people at MSNBC cannot spell. Screenshot coming shortly. Howard Fineman and E.J. Dionne join Keith for a couple of interviews on the above.

Number 4: The health insurance companies could make 35% profit off of people paying their medical bills. For comparisons sake, Vegas makes 20% off similar charges. Wendell Potter, a former CIGNA executive turned whistle-blower comes in for an interview.

Oddball: Happy birthday to the doctor who fixed Keith's eyes, Dr. Richard Raskind. You know him/her as Dr. Renee Richards, who according to Chevy Chase (when he was actually funny on SNL years ago) wrote the book Tennis Without Balls. Erica David does not know the lyrics of God Bless America. A taxi driver in India only drives in reverse.

Best Persons: 3. Jennifer Stringer gave birth in a house with a familiar paramedic. 2. A car theif crashed into a telephone poll. 1. The Nippon Ham Fighters have swine flu.

Number 3:
A gun carrier at a townhall meeting was interviewed by a right-wing online radio host. This is all part of the Viper Militia. Mark Potok has more.
Sorry for the briefness of everything. I am being pulled in 17 different directions and I am only really able to provide brief summaries of the stories. At the same time, though, a lot of this show has been long interviews.

Number 2 (Worst Person In The World)
Bronze - Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), a/k/a Kenneth The Page, critizied funds for high speed rail projects in his famous speech, and now wants $ for high-speed rail projects.
Silver - CluasterFixed and Fiends models Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy defended the crazy lady who asked Barney Frank about Obama's "Nazi policies"
Gold - Comedian Boss Limbaugh finds this hilarious lady and situation with Barney Frank hilarious and makes a "uranus" joke in the process.

Number 1: If there was an election today, Sarah Palin would be trailing greatly in the polls to President Obama. Olbermann also plays the Britney Spears Top 10 ways the country would be different if she was president from the Late Show last night (video below). Shannyn Moore, who apparently has had a sex change since being Matt Hardy's little MFer, joins Keith with more.

Top 10 Ways The Country Would Be Different If Britney Spears Was President.

1 comment:

  1. i also send my thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery to James's mom.