Tuesday 26 October '10 show notes

Tuesday 26 October '10 show notes

  • Alaska Senator Mark Begich - Alaska's senate race heats up. Why does Scott McAdams make sense for Alaska?
  • Scott McAdams, Alaska candidate for U.S. Senate. Why this is one 3-way we just don't like?!
  • Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Do things go better with Koch?
  • David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author of two bestsellers on taxes, Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch and forthcoming in 2011 The Fine Print. "Scary New Wage Data".
  • Bill Hedrick, who is in a tight race for Congress against Republican Ken Calvert (D-CA, 44th District).
  • Have the tea partiers become like Cyberdyne's Skynet in The Terminator?
  • The good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.


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Are we seeing a repeat of the brownshirts?
You Need to know this! An ugly scene took place outside the Kentucky Senatorial debate Monday night. A man who appears to be supporter of Republican candidate Rand Paul was captured on TV by a local news affiliate literally stomping the head of a member of MoveOn.org into the pavement. The MoveOn volunteer, Lauren Valle, went to the hospital and was still there last night, according to another MoveOn member. According to a local TV station, Valle had attempted to approach Rand Paul before the debate took place, dressed in a blonde wig and with a "RepublicanCorp" sign seemingly to mock him. Attendees around Valle are heard screaming, "get the cops" as cameras captured her being dragged to the pavement by her sweater. Once on the ground a man wearing white sneakers stomped on her head. The police say they are reviewing news footage and they "are hoping someone can identify who the person is" who committed the assault. I know Glenn Beck irresponsibly throws around the word "Nazi" - he did it again yesterday - to describe liberals. But it's worth noting that Hitler's early supporters, during his beer-hall days when he was running for office, were famous for beating up supporters of his political opponents. If you read William Shirer's "Rise And Fall of the Third Reich," you'll find eerie parallels - from the authoritarian candidates like Paul and Miller, to the violent rhetoric of Palin and McCain, to the brutal supporters of these candidates - with Hitler's early unpaid volunteer supporters who proudly called themselves "the Brownshirts."
 
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Tonight: Have the tea partiers become like Cyberdyne's Skynet in The Terminator?

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Quote: "A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -- John F. Kennedy.
 
Hour One: Have the tea partiers become like Cyberdyne's Skynet in The Terminator?
Book: "They Thought They Were Free" by Milton Mayer.
 
Article: "Powerful Midwest Storm Knocks out Power, Flights in Chicago" by Brian K. Sullivan and Mary Jane Credeur.
Article: "Transcript of President Barack Obama with Univision" aired October 25, 2010.

Hour Two: Alaska's senate race heats up - Thom talks with Alaska Senator Mark Begich about his thoughts on the race. Mayor to Mayor...why does Scott McAdams make sense for Alaska?
 
Plus, it's a 3-way race - Alaska candidate for U.S. Senate Scott McAdams joins Thom. Why this is one 3-way we just don't like?!
 
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny", 27 June 1936 acceptance speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Song: "Pretty Boy Floyd" by Woody Guthrie.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent.
Article: "Manchin expands lead" by Public Policy Polling.
Article: "All Tied Up in Colorado Senate" by Public Policy Polling.

Hour Three: Do things go better with Koch? Thom asks Michael Barone,Senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
 
"Scary New Wage Data" That's what was discovered by David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author of two bestsellers on taxes, Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch and forthcoming in 2011 The Fine Print.
Article: "Scary New Wage Data" by David Cay Johnston.
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny", 27 June 1936 acceptance speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
Book: "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson.
 
Plus, 'Taking our Country Back' Bill Hedrick, who is in a tight race for Congress against Republican Ken Calvert (D-CA, 44th District), talks about his campaign.
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