Wednesday 21 September '11 show notes

Wednesday 21 September '11 show notes

   
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Another hostage scenario is brewing – this time Republicans are holding victims of natural disasters for ransom. Congress needs to approve a funding measure by the end of the month – or the government will shut down – furloughing 800,000 federal workers. But the Senate and the House aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a funding bill – and it all comes down to disaster relief aid. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid passed a funding bill that included nearly $7 billion of disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Irene – the Joplin tornados – and the countless people across the nation devastated by historic flooding this year.
 
So far – estimates put damage from natural disasters this year alone at about $32 billion. But Republicans in the House won't spend money on things that show government can actually work and solve problems, so they’re proposing a much smaller relief package – about $3.6 billion – and they likely won’t budge on that number.
 
As Senator Reid said, “I'm not that sure (that a shutdown will be averted), because the Tea Party-driven House of Representatives has been so unreasonable in the past, I don't know why they should suddenly be reasonable." Welcome to Republican rule in American – where the next hostage could be you!
 
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Lone Liberal Rumble:
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Did we Almost have a Stet Tax? - Sarah Anderson, Global Economy Project, Institute for Policy Studies Twitter
 
UN wrap up - Lucy Kafanov, RTTV Twitter Twitter
 
Daily Take: Middle class becomes working poor...is this the end of the American Dream?
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Quote: "To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice." -- Desmond Tutu.
 
Hour One: Last efforts to save Troy Davis Mike Farrell.
 
 
Article: "U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram" by Glenn Greenwald.
Article: "http://thesocietypages.org/pubcrim/2011/06/06/get-the-message/" by michelle. Photos of NAACP's "Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners" posters.
Article: "Republicans - Please Take Back Your Party" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: "Matthew 5:38-39" "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."

Hour Two: Crashing the private Perry party, H.R. 2394-Rebuilding America's School Act, president's bill. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY, 15th District) Twitter
Article: "Rangel Urges Rebuilding Of American Schools " by Charles Rangel.
 
Article: "Gimme a Break" by Josh Marshall.
Article: "Israel: Adrift at Sea Alone" by Thomas L. Friedman.
Article: "IMF warning over stimulus policies" by Alan Beattie.
Article: "An Eye for an Eye".
Movie: "Rosemary's Baby".
Article: "Book of Revelation".
Article: "Perry blasts Obama’s Israel policies" by Amanda Sakuma.

Hour Three: HPV vaccination - who should give consent...12 year old girl or parents? Heather Cirmo, Conservative Strategist Twitter Twitter
 
Abstinence or abstinence-plus...things really are bigger in Texas? Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University law professor Twitter
 
The very, very ugly: "Rick Santorum contacted Google, says company spreads 'filth'" by Alexander Burns.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Text of Obama’s Speech at U.N.", September 21, 2011.
Article: "Japan's leader fears 'another recession'" by David Jackson.
Article: "Boehner Claims Obama Consumed By Reelection" by Elianna Mintz.
 
Coming up Thursday on The Thom Hartmann Program
Why is the state of Colorado threatening a 63 year old leukemia patient with jail time over the medicine he uses to treat his illness? I'll talk with Bob Crouse who is not only ill but dealing with state bureaucracy over the use of medical marijuana...
 
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Conversations with Great Minds with David Stockman. P.1
Conversations with Great Minds with David Stockman. P.1



Conversations with Great Minds with David Stockman, P.2
Conversations with Great Minds with David Stockman, P.2



Hartmann with Rev. Jesse Jackson - Is this the end of the line for Troy Davis?
Hartmann with Rev. Jesse Jackson - Is this the end of the line for Troy Davis?



Hartmann: Exposing the GOP's Secret Game Plan to Win in 2012
Hartmann: Exposing the GOP's Secret Game Plan to Win in 2012



Hartmann: America..Life Imitates The Bourne Identity
Hartmann: America..Life Imitates The Bourne Identity


Or watch the Full "Big Picture" Show
Full Show - 9/20/11. Is This the End of the line for Troy Davis?
Full Show - 9/20/11. Is This the End of the line for Troy Davis?


Renowned civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson talks about Troy Davis' pending execution for September 21st and the measures him and other organizations are taking to claim justice for Davis. Later in the show, David Stockman, author, former congressman and former budget director for President Reagan joins Thom for a special edition of "Conversations with Great Minds".



Thom Hartmann on the News - Wednesday September 21, 2011
Thom Hartmann on the News - Wednesday September 21, 2011



Thom Hartmann - Republicans taking more hostages, are you next?
Thom Hartmann - Republicans taking more hostages, are you next?



09 21 11 Carol Swain
Thom Hartmann & Carol Swain: has "Abstinence Only education failed?



09 21 11 Heather Cirmo
Thom Hartmann & Heather Cirmo: At what age is a child old enough to make their own medical decisions?



09 21 11 Mike Farrell
Thom Hartmann & Mike Farrell: Is Troy Davis out of time?

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looking for a presidential

looking for a presidential candidate, would appreciate your opinion on Buddy Roemer. please. than you Steve h.