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Goodnight, Mom

11 Apr

The thing about taking a few days off is that it gives you a chance to catch up on life and the things you’ve been ignoring in recent days. So it was last night when I learned the sad news that Keith Olbermann’s mother passed away last weekend (she had cancer). Aside from the passing itself and the cause of death, the timing was rather unfortunate since, as Keith made clear in his tribute to her the other night, she was a huge baseball fan and she passed away the day before the season began.

Anyway, regardless of how you feel about Keith, his show, or his politics, the tribute he aired to his mother earlier this week is worth watching, so I thought I’d share it here.

Enough!

19 Mar

It’s not quite Stephen Colbert with a pitchfork, but here’s Keith Olbermann’s special comment about AIG, Citigroup, and all the other Wall Street scandals.

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A Great Day in America

20 Jan

Keith Olbermann looks back on the day (after a brief snippet of Joe Biden at one of the balls) …

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The Year of Martin

31 Dec

I can’t believe 2008 is already over, mostly because when I look back on the year, I remember it as being as a great one in the life of Martin Lieberman.

Three big things happened: I bought a condo, my niece was born, and I got a new job. All three were huge, life-changing events.

I mean, my niece being born … yeah. But the condo purchase came after more than six years of living in the same place, and the new job came after more than seven years with the same company.

So I guess there’s very good reason for some of my friends to be calling 2008 “The Year of Martin.” Continue reading

Fowl Play

24 Nov

Keith Olbermann was on vacation last week enjoying some much deserved peace and quiet. There was just one problem: he missed one of the funniest Sarah Palin video clips of, like, ever. So on tonight’s show, he got all caught up. And if you, too, haven’t seen this one yet … enjoy.

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Yes, Sir

13 Nov

Are you like me? Do you love Keith Olbermann‘s Special Comments? Then you’ll love this. It’s a one-minute-long highlight reel that just about sums them all up. It’ll make you say “You have been screwed. And screwed you are.” Ha!

An Expression of Love

11 Nov

“This isn’t about yelling and this isn’t about politics,” says Keith Olbermann in his really nice and level-headed special comment about California’s Proposition 8, which he delivered at the end of last night’s show. “This vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it.”

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