Daily Topics - Wednesday October 12th, 2011

See Thom on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday 10/14

Please welcome syndicated columnist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies in for Thom today

Hour One: New Hampshire Gop debate - Bill Press-The Bill Press Show / Plus, latest on Occupy Wall Street movement - Eric Byler-Coffee Party USA

Hour Two: "Why the Elites Are in Trouble" - Chris Hedges-TruthDig

Hour Three: Values Voter Summit bigotry - Adele Stan, AlterNet


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godiva! 4 years 6 weeks ago

I'm sorry but I'm having trouble finding a place to put a comment about another topic. I'm wanyting to mention Tom Friedman's Op Ed in today's NYTimes. In it he speaks of a book by Paul Gilding called The Great Disruption in which Gilding thinks the disruptions across the globe are all connected and makes many of the comments Thom Hartmann makes. But he goes a bit farther. T. Friedman thinks he cannot be ignored. Any thoughts?

hafuchie 4 years 6 weeks ago

I just heard on your program today, as I have heard everywhere else in the media, that the Occupy Wall Street movement has no coherent list of demands. On the contrary, the movement has posted a very coherent and well-aimed list of specific demands for legistlation and action at the following link:


You can go there and vote "yes" or "no" on which proposals you would like to see become part of the official list of demands, or even suggest your own proposals.

Please share this with listeners so that we can dispell the myth that this movement is an incoherent, directionless, fly-by-night bunch of rabble rouser hippies with nothing to demand.

Get the word out ... PLEASE!

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chantlaca 4 years 6 weeks ago

I AM NOT A PER CENT, I AM A PERSON!"Despite the destructive effects of more than five centuries of subjugation, as the Originally Free Nations and Peoples of Turtle Island, we still remember what it is to be truly free as exemplified by our ancestors. Our ancestors evolved life-ways and values that challenged European feudalism, medievalism, and lordship. Today, forces seem to be working toward neo-feudalism and neo-medievalism, with a long range plan for irreversible global domination in the name of ‘national security,’ under the unblinking eye of the surveillance state.


How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?

Republicans haven’t taken over red states; Democrats have lost them by not running as real Democrats.

That’s my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis’ fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states.

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