Daily Topics - Thursday May 26th, 2011

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Hour One: NY-26 election results...a referendum on Republican budget? David Selig, True Tax Help

Hour Two: "Where's the Birth Certificate?" Really?! Dr. Jerome Corsi

Hour Three: Is Paul ryan killing the Republican Party...with help from the Koch Brothers? Cliff Shecter, Libertas LLC/ Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - the latest buzz on cell phones...are they harmful to bees?


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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

Corsi?!?!?!? Really? OMFG.

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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

Totally . . . I never think thought I would totally agree with Aquabuddah Bong Paul on anything but SIGN ME UP for nuking the PATRIOT Acts.

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j.sea 4 years 26 weeks ago

"Not in there to be taken seriously"...

From Jerry's own mouth -- not, he's in there to spread rumors for political purposes.

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j.sea 4 years 26 weeks ago

He doesn't Believe it.

Not even this swift-boater believes this nonsense -- he is just a shark.

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j.sea 4 years 26 weeks ago

Jose da Silva and his Wife Murdered

...with everything going on -- do not let this be missed ------ at least say a prayer...........


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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

Kerry was elected President then refused to contest the theft of the election in Ohio apparently out of twisted sense of fairness, thus snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in fine Democratic tradition.

The psuedo-mythologist Corsi did nothing except liberate dollars from low-information 'independent' voter-types and corporations seeking to propagandize them.

Stating anything else is revisionist history.

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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

THOM!!!!! Thank you for your public service by warning America of the APPARENT total idiocy of a certain self-professed 'tax professional' residing in the great state of New York.

Personally as a guy with a business degree from a well thought of school and having worked in accountancy for a fifth of a century, I was wholly embarrassed for Mr. Selig. At least now, we all know who to avoid (like the plague) if we have business in New York, New York. One should have even a basic understanding taxation to be in the industry.

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mathboy 4 years 26 weeks ago

A natural-born citizen is someone who is a citizen without having to be naturalized. The 14th Amendment defines two types of citizens, listing "all persons [a] born or [b] naturalized". If you're a citizen, you're either natural-born or naturalized.

I wonder if Jerome Corsi is sore from moving those goalposts.

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MugsysRapSheet 4 years 26 weeks ago

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) is the only president born of two immigrants, both Irish. Presidents with one immigrant parent are Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), whose mother was born in England, James Buchanan (1857-1861) and Chester Arthur (1881-1885), both of whom had Irish fathers, and Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) and Herbert Hoover (1929-1933), whose mothers were born respectively in England and Canada.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_former_presidents_had_foreign_parents#ixzz1NTuOm9vt

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mathboy 4 years 26 weeks ago

Funny. Thom said the Randians think that if everyone acts in the most selfish way, it will create the most paradisical world. It might have been a Freudian slip, but Thom almost mangled the word "paradisical" into "parasitical". :D At least that's how I heard it.

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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

The first FOUR Presidents had foreign born parents.

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rladlof 4 years 26 weeks ago

You are all daft . . . The Founding Fathers were all Shakespeare addicts and hated Caesarian born folk to no end . . . "No child untimely ripped from their mother's womb" was what they were writing about when the phrase “natural born” was written. Macduff whacked Macbeth and that scared the farging crap outta the Founders. The Founders found out exactly what should happen to folk who enter government after being born by Caesarian when they read Julius Caesar.

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Rick in Canadia 4 years 26 weeks ago


I know you need advertizers to carry on your good works, and I realize there is limited influence you can exercise over a station or network. In this case, Left channel on XM.

It does grate on me though, when you make so much sense railing against the banksters and how their greed led us into ruin, but during your show I am hearing ads from a 'Hot Props', telling renters that if they are paying over $215 / month rent, they could own (a 2-3 br house) for the same money. Their pitch is for forclosed properties, aimed at people who should have no illusion of being able to afford a house, even after someone else has lost it to forclosure.. seems like a self-repeating system..

My point is, these ads verge on the predatory, even dangling $1000. 'rebates' as incentives. If someone needs that $1000. that badly, how long before they are forclosed on themselves, of course that's if they can come up with whatever fees this outfit charges.

Are there limits or any checks done on advertizers?

Another one that I have read disturbing things about is Heritage for the Blind. I know that you know the criteria for a well run charity with your own; is it right that others might scam from listeners to your broadcast?


None of this is questioning your integrity at all. I am just curious what the limitations are.



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DFMM 4 years 26 weeks ago

NY-26 Referendum

The GOP/right-wing have been saying that the NY 26th District election means nothing because it was a special election, that it is not a referendum on Medicare. On the other hand when Scott Brown won in a special election, the GOP/right-wing said it was a referendum on Obamacare. Oh the hypocrisy.

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.

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