Thursday 31 March '11 show notes

Thursday 31 March '11 show notes



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Is the demise of the Tea Party near?
Is the demise of the Tea Party near? According to a new CNN poll – the Tea Party’s favorability rating has sunk to an all-time low – just 32%. And 47% of respondents view Tea Partiers negatively. The poll is on the heels of nearly three months of Tea Party rule in the House of Representatives that’s seen nothing accomplished on jobs or getting our economy moving again. And this week – there are reports that Tea Party Republicans are threatening to shut the government down unless they get everything they want in budget negotiations.
 
Maybe people are finally starting to see the Tea Party for what it really is – a large group of politically naïve white voters who are being manipulated to vote against their best interests by radical millionaires and billionaires like the Koch brothers and Dick Armey.
 
-Thom
 
(What do you think will happen to the Tea Party now? Tell us here.)
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... the war in Libya is escalating right before our very eyes – regardless of what President Obama and the White House wants us to believe (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: the war in Libya is escalating right before our very eyes – regardless of what President Obama and the White House wants us to believe. With Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
 
Screwed: Conservative Think Tank Seeks Michigan Profs' Emails About Wisconsin Union Battle With Evan McMorris-Santoro, Reporter-TPM, and Professor Roland Zullo.
 
Is Obama involved enough in Labor? With John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine.
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Alaska GOP Lawmaker Introduces Anti -Union Bill With Shannyn Moore, Host of the Shannyn Moore radio show and Moore up North, Anchorage, AK.
 
Higgins Alert: A 12-year-old Tabby by the name of Smokey will soon hold the Guinness World Record for loudest purr.
 
Daily Take: Unequal Protection - Boston Tea Party
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Read the Chapter Three: Banding Together for the Common Good today.
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Quote: "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder" -- George Washington.
 
Hour One: Fighting opponent funded by corporate money with Dr. Ed Shadid, Spine surgeon & progressive candidate running in a non partisan race for Oklahoma City, City Council.
Article: "Oklahoma City Council hears MAPS 3 timeline" by Michael Baker.
 
Latest on the war on democracy with John Nichols of The Nation Magazine...
Article: "Wisconsin Halts Union Law After Judge’s Ruling" by Emma G. Fitzsimmons.
Article: "Contempt Of Court".
 

Hour Two: a special Thursday edition of "Brunch With Bernie". Senator Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions.
Article: "Tax Time? Not for Giant Corporations " by Bernie Sanders.
Article: "Uranium mining rush threatens Grand Canyon" by Maureen Nandini Mitra.

Hour Three: Are the Tea Party's days numbered? Thom challenges Mark Williams, Talk Radio host and Tea Party advocate.
Article: "Fox blames weather for weak turnout at tea party rally" by Jed Lewison for Daily Kos.
 
Fighting back against the corporate machine with Professor Francis Fox Pivens, Fight Back Teach-in.
Article: "Debt, Austerity and How to Fight Back" by Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West.
 
The bad: "Dodd-Frank fails to meet test of our times" by Alan Greenspan.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief.
Article: "Gates, Mullen face hostile Libya questions" by Alan Silverleib, CNN.
Article: "Operation Unified Protector" by NATO.
Article: "Gbagbo 'accountable' for what happens in Abidjan: US" by Christophe Schmidt (AFP).
 
Article: "Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa 'could be first of many defections'" by Andrew Porter, Thomas Harding and Robert Winnett.
Article: "Crippled nuclear reactors to be scrapped" by Mark Willacy.
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A new CNN poll claims the Tea Party’s favorability rating has sunk to an all-time low – just 32%. Is the Tea Party over?

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The Good, the Bad, and the Very Very Ugly - March 31, 2010
The Good, the Bad, and the Very Very Ugly - March 31, 2010


Thom Hartmann vs. Mark Williams: Are the Tea Party's days numbered?
Thom Hartmann vs. Mark Williams: Are the Tea Party's days numbered?


Brunch with Senator Bernie Sanders - March 31, 2011
Brunch with Senator Bernie Sanders - March 31, 2011


Thom Hartmann on the News - March 31, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News - March 31, 2011


Watch the whole show of last night's "The Big Picture.


Full Show - 3/30/11. What's Next in the Libyan War?
Full Show - 3/30/11. What's Next in the Libyan War?


Lucy Kafanov fills in for Thom Hartmann and discusses the future of America concerning the war in Libya. David Swanson, activist and author joins the show with his opinions on President Obama's Agenda. Later in the show, Lucy examines the details of a Supreme Court discrimination case filed against retail giant, Wal-Mart.

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rhett o rick
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I am a big fan and listen all

I am a big fan and listen all the time. I esp like your recent segments with John Nichols of The Nation. Please keep this going.