Daily Topics - Wednesday September 29th, 2010

Daily Topics - Wednesday September 29th, 2010

Quote of the Day: “Here is my final point. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography and smoking and everything else. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, say, think, who I bed, what I take into my body - as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet?”- Bill Hicks

Hour One: How can we stop the flow of corporate money from buying our members of Congress? Thom talks with Congressman Peter DeFazio (D,OR-4th district) www.whoisartrobinson.defazioforcongress.com; Plus, how do we stop the Senate's filibuster abuse? Darcy Burner of Progressive Congress will www.progressivecongress.org 

Hour Two: TP'ers want to take the country back...but from who??? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org

Hour Three: "Restoring the American Dream: The Defining Voice in the Movement for Liberty" - Thom confronts conservative Robert Ringer about his new book www.robertringer.com; Plus, creating foster care that works for our kids - Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director will be here www.onenationworkingtogether.org

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Maxrot 4 years 7 weeks ago
#1

How do we stop the Senate filibuster abuse? Why are we asking such a silly question, when we should be asking, how do we get rid of the Senate once and for all?

Perhaps if their was a movement to actually disband the Senate, just perhaps their oversized gonads will shrink and they'll start behaving rationally, and if not, fine more fuel for the fire.

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MugsysRapSheet 4 years 7 weeks ago
#2

Thom, there's a reason the government runs certain "industries".

Responding to your "Winger" guest, we can't have dozens of private mail companies, all with their own trucks, clogging our traffic and covering the same routes to deliver local mail to different customers in the same neighborhood.

Likewise, individuals can "sign up" for service by a private fire department that only puts out the fire on YOUR home and ignores your neighbor, or does both homes and then sends the neighbor a hugely inflated bill for service by a company they never signed up with.

People that think we can "privatize everything" just aren't dealing in reality.

making progress's picture
making progress 4 years 7 weeks ago
#3

Derrick Jensen on Identification

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSa9tyuIdkI
this is a brief 3 minutes. Toxic mimics and the lack of Identification with the whole world.

Please have him on your show. I feel that Thom could have a valuable discussion with him. Our lives depend on a system that is killing us.

gerald's picture
gerald 4 years 7 weeks ago
#4

Statistics!

More American soldiers are committing suicide in Iraq than who are being killed in combat!!! These soldiers are refusing to kill God's children!!! Is this fact comparable to refusing to fight in order to stop our federal government's murderous ways???

gerald's picture
gerald 4 years 7 weeks ago
#5

Our government's increased terror threats means our politicians are lusting for more killing of God's children around the world.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20017993-503543.html

gerald's picture
gerald 4 years 7 weeks ago
#6

Our trumpting of terror alerts highlight the way lunatics are running our D.C. asylums!!!

gerald's picture
gerald 4 years 7 weeks ago
#7

Thom now resides in D.C. He must stand vigilant and on guard against being influenced by the D.C. lunatics and slowly become one of them.

The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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