Highlights on the Show...February 8 - 12, 2010

Highlights on the Show...February 8 - 12, 2010

highlights imagesMonday

Hour Three: "Tea Partying for fun...and profit?!" Thom confronts World Net Daily's Joseph Farah about Tea Party Nation's newly minted marriage to the K Street lobbyists  www.worldnetdaily.com

Tuesday

Hour One: "Never mind romance, got health insurance?" Terri Carlson tells Thom why she'll marry a stranger for health benefits www.willmarryforhealthinsurance.com

Hour Three: "The Return to Prosperity" Thom challenges conservative WSJ economic writer and policy analyst Stephen Moore about his new book online.wsj.com

Plus, Airline Safety...do we get what we pay for? Frontline correspondent Miles O'Brien stops by about tonight's special report "Flying Cheap" www.pbs.org

Wednesday

Hour Two: "Is rapid rail really just political pork?" Get ready to rumble when conservative Dan Gainor joins Thom about the "choo-choo's"  www.businessandmedia.org

Hour Three: "Did you know the government may have your child's DNA?" Thom talks to medical ethicist Dr. Arthur Caplan www.bioethics.upenn.edu

Thursday

Hour Three: "Women in the boardroom...bad for business and bad for women?!" Thom mixes it up with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum www.iwf.org

Friday

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie"Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Comments

brian a.hayes (not verified) 5 years 24 weeks ago
#1

thom what is happening with abraham bolden and his quest to find justice?

brian a.hayes (not verified) 5 years 24 weeks ago
#2

thom what is happening with don siegelman and his quest to find justice?

Pathos (not verified) 5 years 24 weeks ago
#3

Hello, Thom!
Concerning bioethics, I would like to suggest that you interview Lori B Andrews, author of The Clone Age. She is a paternity lawyer who deals with a lot of invitro cases, as well as cases which concerning the copyrighting of genetic codes. In her book, she outlines how invitro fertilization has been controlled by the wealthy, right wing anglo-saxons, while receiving subsidies to pay for related birth defects and "Frankenstein" science.

I suggested on Face Book , that the Teabagger movement should go for broke on the gimmicks. Sarah Palin should wear a cape and tights, along with her acolytes, and they could act like superheros, with the battle cry being "Teabaggers Assemble", or "Look, a Liberal...Tag 'em and bag 'em!"

As far as human rights, we need to demand that Siegelman be set free, and this should be put to the teabaggers to prove his guilt.

Also, in regards to human rights, we now have missionairies who are being held on bogus charges in a Haiti prison. We should demand US intervention and call for their immediate release. The parents of the children involved, made claims that they willingly offered their children to the missionairies, yet the Haitian government is holding them on human trafficking charges. We should stop all support to Haiti, pending release of the missionairies.

"We have always known that self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics." ~President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Pathos (not verified) 5 years 24 weeks ago
#4

In regards to Terri Carlson...Is she hot?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

The problem with her method is that there is no guarantee that anyone will have insurance for long, under our current system which requires us to pay what the insurance companies tell us to, without oversight.

What’s the Difference Between Cancer and Donald Trump?

So-called “free market" or "unregulated capitalism” is really nothing more than the cancer-stage of capitalism. And that uninhibited cancerous growth has spread, so that now even our political system is infected with the cancer of corporatism.

Donald Trump’s candidacy is an example of how our political system is being eaten alive by the cancer-stage of capitalism.

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