Tuesday 2 August '11 show notes

Tuesday 2 August '11 show notes

   
Tuesday Header
Thom's blog
If a plane goes down this month – call Speaker Boehner
Thom plus logo
 
FAA workers are screwed. With the debt-limit deal out of the way – it’s time for Congress to resolve the FAA funding impasse right? No. Instead of figuring out a way to restore full funding to the agency in charge of making sure our airplanes don’t fall out of the sky – and also figuring out a way to get 4,000 furloughed FAA employees back to work – Republicans are going on vacation.
 
That’s right – they’re taking 5 weeks off – meaning the FAA will be sputtering along through Labor Day while Republicans yuck it up in their home districts. With the FAA shutdown – airline safety inspectors are working extended hours without pay – and $2.5 billion in transportation projects are on hold – meaning another 100,000 construction workers are out of a job too. Not only that – as Republicans scream about deficits – our government is losing out on $200 million a week in uncollected airline ticket taxes.
 
Let’s hope it never happens – but if a plane goes down this month – call Speaker Boehner.
 
-Thom
 
(What do you think will happen to the Republican Party now? Tell us here.)

A Fall From Freedom
The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Where are the jobs...manufacturing drops to lowest level in 2 years (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Where are the jobs...manufacturing drops to lowest level in 2 years - Richard Wolff, author "Capitalism Hits the Fan" Twitter
 
Screwed: Revealed...debt ceiling doomsday threat - Tommy Christopher, Mediaite.com Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
AFP/Koch Brothers election fraud exposed in Wisconsin - WI State Rep Jennifer Shilling (D-WI, 95th District) Twitter
 
Fukushima...what you haven't been hearing and why - Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear Twitter
 
Daily Take: Is it safe to fly with Boehner and Republicans in charge?
stamps.com Free Speech TV
Read Thom's Book for Free!
Unequal Protection
Now you can read all of Thom Hartmann's "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became 'People' and How You Can Fight Back" for free online. Truthout is publishing weekly installments over the coming weeks.

Read the Chapter 11: Corporate Control of Politics today.
Angie's List ad ITM Trading banner 200 x 200
The Daily Stack Daily Stack
Quote: "Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." -- Robert Kennedy.
 
Hour One: Debt deal...moving forward, "Jobs Are the Answer" Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY, 15th District) Twitter
Article: "Jobs Are The Answer " by Charles Rangel.
Article: "Text of Budget Control Act Amendment" (SEC. 402. Expedited consideration of joint committee recommendations).
 
Article: "Senate passes debt deal" by Gregory Korte.
Article: "National Lampoon" ("If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog").
Article: "US company profits surge, even as economy slows" by Alexander Osipovich.
 
Taking Our Country Back...Wisconsin Recall Elections Nancy Nusbaum, Democratic candidate for State Senate (D-WI, 2nd District) Twitter
Article: "Wisc. Dems accuse AFP of election tampering" by David Catanese.

Hour Two: Free Trade is killing American jobs Bill O'Shaughnessy, Coalition for a Prosperous America and Manufacturing Twitter
Site: "ALEC Exposed".
 
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Italy recalls ambassador to Syria" by Alessandra Rizzo.

Hour Three: Debt ceiling deal or "Ransom Paid"? Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor-Clinton Administration Twitter
Article: "Ransom Paid" by Robert Reich.
Article: "Transcript Of Obama's Press Conference On Tax Cut Deal" by Eric Lach, December 7, 2010.
 
The good: "Doing Away With the Debt Ceiling" by Bruce Bartlett.
Full Monty alert: "South Carolina woman faces trial for fake testicles" by Harriet McLeod.
 
Article: "Boehner: I got 98 percent of what I wanted" by Scott Pelley.
Article: "Palin flick defeated at the box office" by Maggie Haberman.
Coming up Wednesday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
Hour Two: Debt deal is done, what's next? Thom challenges Ken Klukowski of The American Civil Rights Union... Twitter
 
Hour Three: "Taking Our Country Back" WI State Rep. Fred Clark, (D-WI, District 14) Twitter
 
And, the best of the rest of the news and your calls right here on...
 
The Thom Hartmann Program... your media support group for we the people.
Best of Thom Hartmann audio
Thank you for being part of our ever growing community for News, Debate and Opinion on the Thom Hartmann Program.
 
Click here to subscribe to the Thom Hartmann Newsletter.
Sincerely,

The Thom Hartmann Program

Thom's Poll
Is voter suppression is the only way Republicans and their funders, the Koch Bros, can win elections in Wisconsin or anywhere?

Vote here!
Thom Hartmann app
Edison Factor
Watch & Listen to Thom



Thom Hartmann: What Standard & Poors isn't telling us about the Debt
Thom Hartmann: What Standard & Poors isn't telling us about the Debt



Thom Hartmann: Infotainment instead of news on the debt story
Thom Hartmann: Infotainment instead of news on the debt story



Thom Hartmann: Our Great Presidents of History were not Compromisers
Thom Hartmann: Our Great Presidents of History were not Compromisers



Thom Hartmann: The Price is Right in FL - what's on the market? EDUCATION
Thom Hartmann: The Price is Right in FL - what's on the market? EDUCATION



Hartmann: The Good, the Bad, and the very very Veneniferously Ugly
Hartmann: The Good, the Bad, and the very very Veneniferously Ugly



Thom Hartmann: Your Take/My Take
Thom Hartmann: Your Take/My Take



Thom Hartmann: Uncle Sam vs The United States of Goldman Sachs
Thom Hartmann: Uncle Sam vs The United States of Goldman Sachs


Or watch the Full "Big Picture" Show



Full Show - 8/1/11. Is the Debt Deal a 'Done Deal'?
Full Show - 8/1/11. Is the Debt Deal a "Done Deal"?


Thom talks about the potential economic backlash and later effects of the last minute debt deal with economist Susan Feinberg. Later in the show, he debates the issue of Governor Rick Scott's decision to fund private charter schools instead of applying the much needed funds to Florida's public school systems.



Thom Hartmann on the News: August 02, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News: August 02, 2011



Thom Hartmann & Brian O'Shaughnessy: Free Trade is killing American jobs
Thom Hartmann & Brian O'Shaughnessy: Free Trade is killing American jobs



Thom Hartmann & Robert Reich: Ransom Paid...
Thom Hartmann & Robert Reich: Ransom Paid...

Order the new "Unequal Protection" now!
Read an excerpt here, and buy the book!
Podcast Banner ad 120
Thom TV
Show Info

Call Thom on the show at 1-866-987-THOM (8466) (0870 974 9686 from the UK, +1 503 796 2324 from outside the US or UK).

Sign up for Thom's podcasts.

Come on over to the free chat room, where Thom hangs out during the show.

Join in the discussions on Thom's free message board.

Blog or upload videos or audios at Thom's community.

Listen Live

Social Networks...