February 8, 2009

Network (1976)

You know what? I'm mad as hell too, and I don't want to take it any longer. As I look at the Sunday lineup, I realize that we will be subjected to a bunch of self-congratulatory crap from senators on both the right and left, praising themselves for a job well done on the stimulus bill. Well, congratulations, you bubble-headed buffoons, you just cut approximately 1.25 million jobs--desperately needed jobs--from the stimulus bill. Krugman's numbers are a little different, but no less disheartening. It's enough to make me wish someone like Krugman would go all Christian Bale on these right wingers in the media and remind them they're f&@#ing around with real lives. And it's certainly not better when those the President entrusted are aiding the Senators with their ridiculous slicing and dicing. I don't know how these people can sleep at night.

ABC's "This Week" - Lawrence Summers, director of National Economic Council; Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Christina Romer, head of the Council of Economic Advisers; Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. John Ensign, R-Nev., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and Reps. Mike Pence, R-Ind., and Barney Frank, D-Mass.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Andrea Mitchell, David Brooks, Michele Norris, Michael Duffy. Topics: Can Obama seize the agenda after a rocky start? Who is to blame for the bad economy -- Wall St. or Washington? Meter Questions: Will Obama win enough GOP votes on the final stimulus bill to call it bipartisan? Can Obama bring confidence to the economy before enacting a stimulus package?

CNN's "State of the Union" - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - On GPS this week, Fareed sits down with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister, Barham Salih, as well as CNN's Michael Ware and Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk to discuss this week's provincial elections in Iraq and what it means for the troubled nation's struggle with democracy. Fareed also hosts an impressive panel from the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the global financial crisis.

"Fox News Sunday" - Summers; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

So instead of shouting out the window, why don't you tell us what you see this morning that makes you mad as hell.

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