'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
ShowPlug1: My Boehner is bigger than yours - dueling claims, dueling deals as debt clock runs. W/ @2chambers Felicia Sonmez of WaPo and
ShowPlug2: @KenVogel of Politico. POTUS's promise to Latinos on deportation, w/ Rep. @LuisGutierrez after his arrest in protest near WHouse
ShowPlug3: The Pete King witch-hunt: Our guest Rep. @KeithEllison - w/large Somali constituency, offers to testify about them, is denied
ShowPlug4: It's Bachmannpocrisy as she gets loan from program she seeks to destroy, and Billo doubles down on "No True Scotsman" BS
ShowPlugLast: + new study: Internet as addictive as Cigarettes. What are you smoking? Debt Ceiling Rap Video by our guest @Remy
ShowPlugSupplemental: Sorry! It's Debt Ceiling Rapper @GoRemy +BTW we hope to announce special Thu. guest star to help me "cast" ESPN Movie
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'A House Divided', Felicia Sonmez
'A House Divided', Ken Vogel
'Deportation Hike', Rep. Luis Gutierrez
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Time Marches On!
'Fear Mongering', Rep. Keith Ellison
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Worst Persons: Rep. Jarrod Martin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Bill O'Reilly
'Rapping on the Ceiling', Remy Munasifi
'Stuck to the camera from the WPITW paper toss: a piece of hanging script
you could READ. #BestThrowEver'
'And for those of you who thought you heard me call Rep. Peter King
Un-American, and an asshole: I did. Because he is.'
Here are Countdown's top three nominees for today's Worst Person In The World.
The bronze to Ohio State Representative, Republican Jarrod Martin...
Cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, last Friday.
An aide said Martin took the citation rather than submit to field sobriety tests -- and be videotaped by the police cruiser in the condition he was in, when he was pulled over: Shirtless, dirty, and sweaty.
Yeah, I just wanted you to have another look at him. The shirtless, dirty, and sweaty part you'll have to imagine for yourself.
This is the third Ohio Republican legislator to run into the cops since April. One State Senator was accused by his wife of shoving her around...and of course there was state Senator Robert Mecklenborg, who has resigned after exactly the kind of recorded D-U-I that Senator Parker sought to avoid...When the main backer of Ohio's Driver's License I-D law lost his driver's license in Indiana. Mecklenborg was pulled over with booze on his breath, Viagra in his system, and a stripper in the front seat.
The bronze to good old Michele Bachmann...
Makes it back on to the list not due to migraines or spouses.
You may know that Bachmann has called for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the government-sponsored mortgages they provide.
The mortgages they provide...to people like her.
The Washington Post reports that just weeks before Bachmann called for the programs to be eliminated, she and the hubby got a 417-thousand dollar loan, either from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, so they could move into a 5200-square-foot house. On a golf course.
"Can the hypocrites play through?"
But our winner: Billo the Combover...
Here we go again...
No true Scotsman:
"The New York Times and other liberal media have branded the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik a Christian, even though there is absolutely no evidence that the man is a follower of Jesus Christ."
Except, you know, when he was baptized at age 15 or when he identified himself as a Christian on his facebook page.
Or all those references in his manifesto to Christianity, as laid out for Billo by his guest Sally Quinn of the Washington Post
"There's no evidence this guy's in any church has anything to do with Jesus and just because he calls himself a Christian, Mussolini called himself a Christian... " "He says we believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. That makes us Christian." "What?! That's insane. He doesn't really believe in Jesus Christ, in Jesus' teachings." "And then he calls himself a cultural Christian. Who are we to decide whether he's a Christian or not? But you know, my point..." Who are we to decide whether he's a Christian or not? But you know, my point..." "As I just said Mussolini said he was a Christian and Mussolini went to church. He was a Catholic. That's insane. You can call yourself whatever you want, here's the difference... There is no evidence this guy was a member of the church, no evidence that he followed the teachings of Jesus Christ, as you know, they're non-violent."
How about The Spanish Inquisition? How non-violent were they? Or weren't they Christians?
They were Christian, Mussolini was Christian, Breivik is Christian.
And so's Bill, even though he's violated everything his church supposedly taught him... Andrea Mackris...
Bill O'Reilly, today's Worst Person In The World.