Wednesday 27 July '11 show notes

Wednesday 27 July '11 show notes

   
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The Real Leaders of the Republican party - Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist - are quite happy
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Speaker of the House John Boehner probably had a few more cocktails and cigarettes than normal last night – it was a rough Tuesday for him. One day after a source at Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency warned that passing Boehner’s short-term debt-limit plan will still lead to a United States credit downgrade – the Congressional Budget Office piled on even more bad news. According to the CBO – the plan that Speaker Boehner touted as cutting $1 trillion from the deficit – ACTUALLY only cuts about $850 billion.
 
Not only that – droves of Republicans came out against the bill – forcing leadership to reach out to Fox so-called News talking heads like Sean Hannity and Brit Hume – as well as a number of other Conservative journalists, radio show hosts, and pundits to whip up support for the Boehner deal. But it didn’t work. And now a vote on Boehner’s debt-limit plan that was scheduled for today has been delayed as the Speaker goes back to the drawing board. It's becoming increasingly clear that Republicans invented this economic crisis now just 5 days away – by turning a routine housekeeping matter done 18 times during the Reagan Administration and 7 times during the Bush administration into a hostage-taking event that's now gotten out of their own control.
 
And the hostages are the American working people - and now the success or failure of the Obama presidency. I'm sure the real leaders of their party – Rush Limbaugh and Grover Norquist - are quite happy.
 
-Thom
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... The real debt ceiling controversy...uncovered (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: The real debt ceiling controversy...uncovered - Eric Burns, former President-Media Matters for America Twitter
 
Lone Liberal Rumble:
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- Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard Twitter
 
MPAC says "Fraudulent counterterrorism experts are hurting our nation's security" - Alejandro Beutel, Muslim Public Affairs Council Twitter
 
WI Voter ID Law exposed... - Horace Cooper, Project 21 black leadership network Twitter
 
Daily Take: Both parties have lost their way...who will lead them back to "We the People?"
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Quote: "You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker" -- Malcolm X.
 
Hour One: Latest on the war on democracy - Wisconsin recall John Nichols, Washington Correspondent - The Nation Magazine.
Site: "Storm Front" (white supremacist site).
Article: "Do Recalls Threaten GOP? Clearly" by Corey Wilson.
 
Voter ID at the DMV "Madtowngirl2" Nicole
 
Article: "Tea Party leader: Boehner must go" by Cameron Joseph and Daniel Strauss.

Hour Two: Right wing ideology and its connection to Norway terrorist Breivik Chip Berlet, Political Research Associates Twitter
Book: "Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort" by Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons .
Article: "Letter to Conservatives" by Paul M. Weyrich, February 16, 1999.
 
Article: "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler.
Review: "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" by Thom Hartmann.
 
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976.
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
Article: "Common Cause Keeps The Heat On Clarence Thomas" by John Wellington Ennis.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
 
Article: "Bomb In Turban Kills Afghan-American Mayor in Kandahar" by Aleem Agha and Nick Schifrin.
Article: "Judge Dismisses Federal Stem Cell Suit" by AP / Nedra Pickler.

Hour Three: What are the millionaires and billionaires going to do as part of the shared sacrifice?
Article: "Congress Members Bet on Fall in Stocks" by Jason Zweig, Tom Mcginty and Brody Mullins.
 
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Hour Three: Intelligent design or evolution...what should our schools be teaching and why? Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute.
 
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