Tuesday 18 January '11 show notes

Tuesday 18 January '11 show notes

  • What is the "liberal agenda?"
  • Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow - Media Matters for America. What happens when the right wing targets you?
  • Reason Foundation Director of Transportation Studies Robert Poole. Should the TSA be privatized...yes or no?
  • Clip: Theodore Roosevelt. "Social and Industrial Justice", Oyster Bay, New York, c. August, 1912. Recorded on wax cylinder by Thomas Edison.
    "We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living--a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit a reasonable saving for old age.

    Hours are excessive if they fail to afford the worker sufficient time to recuperate and return to his work thoroughly refreshed. We hold that the night labor of women and children is abnormal and should be prohibited; we hold that the employment of women over forty-eight hours per week is abnormal and should be prohibited. We hold that the seven-day working week is abnormal, and we hold that one day of rest in seven should be provided by law."
  • Clip: Paul Weyrich (video).
    "Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome. Good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
  • Matthew 25:31-46:
    When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

    Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

    Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

    The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

    Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

    They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

    He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

    Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
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What did Arizona Republicans learn from the events in Tucson more than a week ago?
What did Arizona Republicans learn from the events in Tucson more than a week ago? That more guns are the answer. Lawmakers in the state legislature that brought you such goodies as the “papers, please” law, the elimination of multicultural studies in schools across the state, and the right to carry guns in bars and concealed without a permit – are at it again.
 
Republicans plan to introduce laws during this session that will: allow individuals to carry firearms on college campuses – allow the display of gun for purposes of self-defense (whatever that means), and prevent homeowners and landlords from forbidding people residing on their properties the “right to bear arms”. Of course – an expansion of gun rights has been widely proven to not increase safety.
 
The National Research Council published a study in 2004 that showed states with Right-to-Carry laws saw absolutely no decline in violence. In fact – a study published last year by Stanford Law School found that states with Right-to-Carry laws may actually seen an increase in aggravated assault cases. But these numbers – and the horrific consequences of easy access to guns – don’t seem to bother the GOP in their effort to have guns outnumber people in this country. After all - why let any crisis go to waste for their gun lobby friends, right?
 
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Hour One: What is the "liberal agenda?"
Site: "Glenn Beck".
Speech: "Social and Industrial Justice" by Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, New York, August, 1912.
Quote: "I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality." -- George Washington March 15, 1790.
 
Book: "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger" by Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett.
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Article: Agrarian Justice. Thomas Paine.
Book: "Rights of Man", Thomas Paine.
Article: "Pinnacol Assurance To Agents: No Resignations Coming" by Tom Burke and Tony Kovaleski.
Speech: "A Rendezvous With Destiny", 27 June 1936 acceptance speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt. "An old English judge once said: "Necessitous men are not free men.""

Hour Two: What happens when the right wing targets you? With Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow - Media Matters for America.
 
Article: "E. O. Wilson".
Book: "Escape from Freedom" by Erich Fromm.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent.
Article: "Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System " by Barack Obama.

Hour Three: Should the TSA be privatized...yes or no? Thom debates Reason Foundation Director of Transportation Studies Robert Poole.
 
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Article: "Comcast Wins FCC Approval for NBC Deal" by Amy Schatz.
 
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