'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
ShowPlug1: Live on Countdown at 8E: Faceplant Crisis! Boehner attacked by his Right, threatened with veto by POTUS, overheard wimpering
ShowPlug2: @BrianBeutler of TPM with latest on debt talks (phones Off Da Hook in DC); @RyanGrim of HuffPo on GOP interior turmoil
ShowPlug3: The $ gap is another form of Racism: new economic data shows Blacks, Hispanics, being left behind.w/ Frmr Labor Sec @RBReich
ShowPlug4: In Kochland (once Wisconsin) you require Driver's Lic. to vote, then close DMVs in poor areas.W/John Nichols of @TheNation
ShowPlugLast: +Billo's sophistry on Norway: he couldn't be a Christian. Plus Beck doubles down on "Hitler Youth" comparison, w/ @KarlFrisch
watch whole playlist
'Balking at Boehner', Brian Beutler
'Drunk on Tea', Ryan Grim
'Help Wanted', Robert Reich
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Time Marches On!
'Politics at Play', John Nichols
Worst Persons: Martha MacCallum, Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Billy Long
'Terror Spinners', Karl Frisch
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Here are Countdown's top three nominees for today's Worst Persons In The World.
The bronze, to Martha MacCallum of Fixed News.
Murdoch's Mafia likes to defend that channel on the premise that it's opinion at night.... But straight news during the day.
This crap about cutting the social safety net -- this was during the day:
"But I couldn't help thinking, well, if we weren't in such a precarious situation and hadn't overextended ourselves to such an incredible extent where we are sending out 80 million checks a month - the U.S. government - wouldn't we have been able to handle those things like the two wars in a much better, stronger fiscal position, and isn't that where we really want to be as a country, where a war doesn't bust us because we've got good fundamentals?"
I'm glad you've got your priorities straight.
Make war, not peace.
Preserve the money to kill other people in pointless wars.
By the way the quote "I couldn't help thinking..."?
Madam, it seems evident you manage to keep yourself from thinking, constantly.
The runner-up: Comedian Rush Limbaugh.
Commenting on a story about demographic shifts in electoral support for President Obama, Limbaugh said, quote:
"So let's see. Let's see here. Other than African-Americans and union members, Obama had three other strong voter groups in 2008. He had a bunch of brain-dead, idiot young adults under 30 still living in their parents' basements and getting health insurance from 'em. He had those making less than $30,000 a year and no doubt not paying much in taxes -- and he had either the college-indoctrinated or overeducated white people."
And here we get to see the hateful, unfulfilled individual, trying to dismiss that which he wanted most...
"college-indoctrinated"... "over-educated"... Rush Hudson Limbaugh the third, whose brother, father and grandfather were all lawyers, got in two semesters and a summer at Southeast Missouri State University. As his mother put it quote, "he flunked everything."
Thus, if you got through your Sophomore year of college, you are "college-indoctrinated" and "over-educated" to college failure Rush Limbaugh.
But our winner: another college drop-out...
Congressman Billy Long of Missouri.
You remember Congressman Billy...
He's the graduate of the Missouri Auction School, who mocked tornado warnings...
Sending out a tweet which read:
"...take cover in the following counties, get in a ditch, yada yada, war of the worlds part duex."
Yes. He misspelled "deux."
And then tornados devastated the city at the center of his district, Joplin.
Billy's done it again.
"No one could reach #AmyWinehouse before it was too late. Can anyone reach Washington before it's too late? Both addicted - same fate???"
Long gave out one of those half-assed "if anybody was offended" apologies and then went back to scanning the headlines to see which one he could next turn into an offensive remark.
Please put the Twitter Machine down, Sir.
Congressman Billy "140 Characters Is Plenty To Make Yourself Look Like A Rube" Long... Today's Worst Person In The World.