Thursday 17 November '11 show notes

Thursday 17 November '11 show notes

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On Capitol Hill – Blue Dog Democrats have signaled a willingness to join Republicans in support of a Balanced Budget Amendment. According to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – the Balanced Budget Amendment will kill 15 million jobs – double the unemployment rate – and shrink the economy by 17%. But instead of hanging this devastating economic policy solely around the necks of Republicans – Blue Dog Dems want to spread some of the blame around to themselves.
I guess they never listened to the advice of Harry Truman when he said – if voters have a choice between a Republican and a Democratic who acts like a Republican – they’ll choose the Republican every time. Truman was right – in the 2010 election – half of the entire Blue Dog caucus of Conservative Democrats was kicked out of office. And by supporting the Balanced Budget Amendment – it could happen again.
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Quote: "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." -- Samuel Adams.
David Sirota of AM 760 Colorado's Progressive Talk is in for Thom.
Hour One: Latest on Occupy Wall Street
Article: "America’s meritocratic, watchdog news media" by Glenn Greenwald.
Transcript: "Is Chelsea Clinton in the 1% or the 99%?" by Rush Limbaugh.
Article: "The Smokers’ Surcharge" by Reed Abelson.
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Hour Two: First Ketchup, now pizza is a vegetable?!
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Article: "Ketchup is a vegetable? Again? " by Marion Nestle.
Article: "It’s official! Pizza is a vegetable!" by Marion Nestle.
Article: "Selling Junk to Kids Department" by Mark Bittman.
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Hour Three: Federal Prosecution of Banksters at 20 year low
- Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Magazine Twitter Twitter
Article: "House OKs right-to-carry gun measure" by Emily Holden.
Article: "Perry Pitches Part-Time Congress" by Geoff Holtzman.
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Hour One: Occupy Wall Street
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Hour Two: Gridlock Grover campaign
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Hour Three: Penn State sex abuse's all about the money
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Sam Sacks fills in for Thom Hartmann and gets the latest developments on Occupy Wall Street in New York City and discusses the public reaction of Karl Rove's alarming comments toward the protesters.

Thom Hartmann on the News - November 17, 2011
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