Friday 16 December '11 show notes

Friday 16 December '11 show notes

   
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Call Sen. Wyden's office & ask him to quit drinking the $300 bottles of wine with Paul Ryan...
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One day after Oregon's Democratic Senator Ron Wyden teamed up with Republican Congressman Paul Ryan to end Medicare as we know it - the Democratic backlash is underway. Several Democratic Members of Congress - and the President - have rejected the Wyden-Ryan plan, which turns Medicare into a public option - giving senior citizens a voucher to buy private health insurance instead of Medicare.
 
The President's Press Secretary Jay Carney called the plan "radical," although Republican Presidential candidates are praising the plan. That's when you know it is a really bad idea.
 
Time to call Senator Wyden's office - and ask him to quit drinking the $300 bottles of wine with Paul Ryan and his billionaire buddies. We can't afford it.
 
-Thom
 
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Monday
Hour Two: Latest on Fukushima...officials declare cold shutdown, now what?
- Paul Gunter, Beyond Nuclear Twitter
 
Hour Three: New Republican-Friendly Maps Save the GOP ‘Millions’ in Ohio
- Cliff Schecter, Libertas, LLC Twitter
 
Tuesday
Hour Two: Iowa Caucuses...any $10,000 bets on who will win?
- Congressman Steve King, (R-IA) Twitter
 
Wednesday
Hour Three: Is it time to tax the church?
 
Thursday
Hour Two: Geeky Science Rocks - Are birds evolving into a new species?
 
Hour Three: Voter ID...one conservative says Democrats "want" voter fraud...what?!
 
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Article: "Let’s Take a Hike" by Paul Krugman, April 24, 2011.
Speech: "Fireside Chat, Dec. 24, 1943" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
Full Monty alert: "Philippine men bare all to save the earth" by Reuters.
Speech: "Crisis of Confidence" by Jimmy Carter, July 15, 1979 ("The energy crisis is real").
Case: "Marbury v. Madison", 1803.
Article: "Federalist No. 80: The Powers of the Judiciary" by Alexander Hamilton.
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..."
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!
The good: The state of Utah: "America’s Most (and Least) Charitable States" by 24/7 Wall St.
The bad: Sheriff Joe Arpaio: "U.S. Finds Pervasive Bias Against Latinos by Arizona Sheriff" by Marc Lacey.
 
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Article: "Pipeline Through Paradise" by Bruce Barcott.
Site: "womenstanding".
 
 
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