Daily Topics - Thursday - June 10 2010

Daily Topics - Thursday - June 10 2010

Quote: The most important word in the language of the working class is "solidarity." -- Harry Bridges

Hour One - BP spill...will anybody go to jail for negligent homicide? Congressman (D-WA) Brian Baird

Plus...Has transnational corporate power become so large that even the President can't stand up to it? Is the Obama Admin slowly committing political suicide for 2012? Eddie Vale, AFL-CIO spokesmanwww.aflcio.org

Hour Two - Will the Icelandic volcanic eruption provide climate change deniers with a whole new anomaly to scream about? Has the Republican Party turned into the modern version of the Catholic Church's war on Galilleo? Climate Scientist Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel www.uscusa.org

Plus...Geeky Science – want to lose weight? Turn up the heat…and I don’t mean the thermostat!

Hour Three - Is tough guy aerial bombing only a stupid policy that makes bullies feel good or THE most stupid policy imaginable? Curtis Sliwa, Host of The Curtis Sliwa Show; founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels www.curtissliwa.com

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hgovernick 4 years 44 weeks ago
#1

I'm hoping Curtis Sliwa is reading this blog. I would imagine with his arrogant attitude, he more than likely stops by to see who here is worshiping him after his brief, disgusting "debate" on Thom's show.

I remember when Sliwa first formed his roving band of neighborhood watch vigilantes. In those early days, I had some respect for him. Now he has become so full of himself, I can't believe he's doing much good anywhere he travels.

Having visited undercover several Republican and Tea Party blogs, I've found a common thread throughout the right-wing spectrum: facts don't matter; logic doesn't matter.

Listenting to Thom repeatedly trying to make very simple points about how the silent bombing of innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan is creating more new enemies than eliminating old ones, Sliwa never once understood the concept.

As a former Marine with a Purple Heart, Sliwa's arrogance and self-engrossed attitude is enough to make an enemy of me, and I live in the United States.

People like Curtis Sliwa make me ashamed of my country. Fortunately, there are still people here like Thom who help wash away some of that shame in the eyes of the nations.

gerald's picture
gerald 4 years 44 weeks ago
#2

@hgoverick, notoriety is going to Sliwa's head. He was a policeman with his group to protect one of our city's streets and now he wants the the U.S. to police the world. Our on-going stupidity will never end.

The rich will spend their tax breaks for thugs like Sliwa and the teabaggers but not for everyday Americans and our infrastructure.

Restoration

The biggest mass extinction in the history of the world was caused by carbon dioxide. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study published last week in Science Magazine.

According to that study - the Permian Mass Extinction - which occurred 252 million years ago - started when a group of volcanoes erupted in Siberia - sending tons upon tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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