Friday 27 January '12 show notes

Friday 27 January '12 show notes

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An Impartial Judiciary is now just a Myth...
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According to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation – 75% of Americans believe the Supreme Court is driven by ideological views rather than objective legal analysis. Of course – the justices themselves have done one heck of a job advancing this notion. Scalia, Alito, and Thomas have attended and spoken at right-wing gatherings – gone hunting with prominent Republicans like Dick Cheney – accepted gifts from right-wing organizations – and been educated through right-wing legal think tanks like the Federalist Society. And in the process – have been one of the friendliest courts to corporate interests in recent history.
The Supreme Court has dropped the ball when it comes to objectively analyzing the rule of law in America – and it’s time Congress fulfill it’s Constitutional obligation and hold these corrupt justices accountable.
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Jeff Clements (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
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The Big Picture Rumble:
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- Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America Twitter
Daily Take: Banksters demand: "No tweeting for mortgage!" Free Speech TV
Highlights Of The Upcoming Week ... January 30 - February 3, 2012
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Hour Three: Is it better for kids to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18? Thom challenges Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: Big Brother Is Now Your Diet Coach...should the government be watching your figure? Thom confronts Greg Beato of Reason Magazine Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: Are Libertarians real conservatives?
Hour Two: Geeky Science Rocks - Good news...more reasons to eat chocolate!
Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie". Senator Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions.
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Quote: "Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity, as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice." -- Harry S. Truman.
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
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Article: "Factory Jobs Gain, but Wages Retreat" by Louis Uchitelle.

Hour Two: "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"
Article: "Defense Budget Cuts Would Limit Raises and Close Bases" by Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker.
Fireside Chat 15: "On National Defense (May 26, 1940)" by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Video: "Fixing the Future" by David Brancaccio, PBS.
Article: "Benefit corporation" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Obama-Brewer tiff fires up cyberspace" by David Jackson.
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "GDP Up 2.8 Percent" by TRNS.
Song: "Getting Better" by The Beatles.
Article: "2011 GDP: 1.7%" by Joe Weisenthal.

Hour Three: "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"
Audio: "FDR "Let Me Warn You" (1936)" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Book: "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.
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Brunch with Bernie - January 27, 2012
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