Monday 21 February '11 show notes

Monday 21 February '11 show notes

  • John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine, Associate Editor-Capitol Times, author. Latest from Madison.
  • Charlotte Hays, Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum. "Overpaid Unions destroying America"
  • Doug Cunningham, Reporter/Producer - Workers Independent News based in Madison, WI. "Labor Segment": Madison, WI...American Labor's line in the sand.
  • Andy Kroll, Associate Editor-Mother Jones Magazine. Koch brothers fingerprints are all over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
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  • 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."


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What will the world look like in 2050? Well – according to scientists attending a conference yesterday with the American Association for the Advancement of Science – the planet will be “unrecognizable.” With a population over 9 billion by then – we’ll have to produce more food in the next 40 years than has been produced in the last 8,000 years. And as income in the developing world is supposed to increase – more people will be eating more food – thus leading to a far higher rate of resource depletion in the world. We’re in for some dark time ahead – unless we can transform our culture and try to live WITH our world – and not opposed to it.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... The funding and extremism behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Funded by the Koch Bros. and How John Birch Society Extremism Never Dies: The Fortune Behind Scott Walker’s Union-Busting Campaign With Andy Kroll, Associate Editor-Mother Jones Magazine, and Lee Fang, Reporter/blogger at Think Progress.org.
 
Debate...have unions outlived their usefulness? With Matt Boyle, Reporter-The Daily Caller.
 
Screwed: Government Shutdown.
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Middle East protests...wave of democracy uprisings spreads to Bahrain, Iran, Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere With Adel Iskandar, Media Scholar/Lecturer-Georgetown University, and Khaled M, hip-hop artist, whose father was a political prisoner in Libya for 5 years & tortured by Qaddafi..
 
Iran Unrest and Govt Crackdown on Sunday With author and analyst Geneive Abdo, a fellow and Iran analyst at The Century Foundation, and Mohsen Sazegara, an Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political activist.
 
Crazy Alert.
 
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
 
Daily Take: President's Day - Tear down this myth (Ronald Reagan)
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Quote: "It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize." -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.
 
Hour One: From the trenches...Wisconsin's war on labor continues
Book: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Book: "Rights of Man", Thomas Paine.
 
Latest from Madison: John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine, Associate Editor-Capitol Times, author.
 
 
 
Question: What's your favorite anti-war song?!. You could get your suggestion played on the show this week, and your name mentioned on air.
Pigeon alert: "SF Warns Residents About Fat, Lazy Pigeons" by Sajid Farooq. "Put the bird feed down. That is the message from San Francisco's Department of Public Works, who sent out a note this week to residents warning them against feeling [sic] pigeons."

Hour Two: "Overpaid Unions destroying America" Thom confronts Charlotte Hays, Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum.
Article: "President Obama on Wisconsin: What Me Worry?" by Charlotte Hays.
"Labor Segment": Madison, WI...American Labor's line in the sand with Doug Cunningham, Reporter/Producer - Workers Independent News based in Madison, WI.
Site: "AFL-CIO".
Song: "Which side are you on?" by Natalie Merchant (video).
 
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!

Hour Three: Koch brothers fingerprints are all over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with Andy Kroll, Associate Editor-Mother Jones Magazine.
Article: "What's Happening in Wisconsin Explained" by Andy Kroll.
 
Clip: "In this bill, we're giving them the tools to ensure that they don't have to incur massive layoffs and they don't have to cut core programs at the state and school district level." Governor Scott Walker, The Situation Room, February 18, 2011.
 
The good: "Pizza – the latest weapon of protest" by Aida Edemariam.
The very, very ugly: Fox & Friends: "Churches Open Doors for Muslim Worship ".
Article: "Budget bill would affect Medicaid" by Ben Krumholz.
Article: "Annual general fund revenue and expenditure projections" by Robert Wm. Lang, Director, Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Wisconsin, January 31, 2011.
Article: "The Wisconsin nuclear option" by Ben Smith.
 
Article: "Egyptian Man Names Daughter "Facebook"" by Mathew Luschek.
Coming up Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program 
 
Hour Three: Is America in decline or is "decline in the mind?" And how has American exceptionalism contributed? Thom has a debate with Victor Davis Hansen of the Hoover Institute...
 
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In the Big Picture Rumble Thom is joined by TJ McCormack, conservative commentator, Joe "The Black Eagle" Madison, host of The Joe Madison Show and Seton Motley, President of Less Government. In this show Thom and the panel of commentators tackle the ongoing labor strikes in Wisconsin, Obama's budget battle with the GOP and Joe the Plumber's latest quest.

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