Friday 6 January '12 show notes

Friday 6 January '12 show notes

   
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Republicans Don't Care about Voter Fraud....
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Iowa Republicans are trying to dismiss claims that the vote count in Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus was wrong. An Iowa voter told a local TV station yesterday that he noticed a 20-vote discrepancy in the count – and that Rick Santorum was the real winner of the Caucuses. Republican Party officials, though, are sticking to their first count – showing Mitt Romney as the winner by 8-votes - and there will be no recount.
 
The Republican Party has launched a war on voters around the nation this year with strict new laws that will disenfranchise over 5 million Americans. They claim these laws are necessary to combat so-called voter fraud. Yet in Iowa – where there are no such laws – and where a very, very close and questionable election was just held – Republicans don’t seem to care at all about getting it right.
 
Clearly – the war on voters isn’t about making sure the people’s voices are represented accurately – it’s about making sure poor people, young people, and minorities who tend to vote for Democrats – can’t vote at all.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Gunnar Tómasson (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Conversations with Great Minds - Gunnar Tómasson, financial consultant and former senior staff member (1966–1989) of the International Monetary Fund.
 
The Big Picture Rumble:
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- Anthony Holm, Republican Strategist / Attorney Twitter
- Eric Burns, Bullfight Strategies Twitter
 
Daily Take: Has the Tea Party turned in their tea cups for champagne flutes?
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Quote: "Protest that endures...is moved by a hope far more modest than that of public success: namely, the hope of preserving qualities in one's own heart and spirit that would be destroyed by acquiescence." -- Wendell Berry.
 
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.
Article: "50 - Fireside Chat April 14, 1938" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!!
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "A Tenuous Trend in Obama’s Favor" by David Leonhardt.
Article: "Romney Leads South Carolina Polls" by Nate Silver.

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!!
Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour
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The good: Polluter Watch: "Timely Spoof Mocks Oil Drilling Front Group's New Ads" by Anne Landman.
Site: "PolluterWatch".
Book, site: "Web of Debt", Ellen Brown.
 
Article: "First Amendment to the United States Constitution". "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976.
Article: "From Dylan: On Our Way to Climbing Everest" by Dylan Ratigan.
 
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