Wednesday 22 February '12 show notes

Wednesday 22 February '12 show notes

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Why do Republicans let sick Americans die just to avoid a legislative victory for President Obama?
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The Republican Party claims to represent religious America. But when it comes to healthcare – the two couldn’t be farther apart. As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear arguments on Obamacare – a broad coalition of religious groups in America filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the high court in support of Obamacare.
From Methodists to Presbyterians to Catholics – several different denominations are represented in the brief – putting them at odds with nearly every single Republican in Congress and on the campaign trail who have vowed to repeal the President’ health reform law. Considering that the bible calls for the weak and needy to be rescued – and the Pope recently declared healthcare was a “inalienable right” – it’s no surprise that religious organizations are lining up in favor of Obamacare.
What is surprising - and tragic - is that Republicans would rather let sick Americans die than give President Obama a legislative victory.
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... SuperPACs now outraising candidates (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
Need to Know: SuperPACs now outraising candidates
Lone Liberal Rumble:
- Pete Sepp, National Taxpayer's Union Twitter
- Will Rahn, The Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
The Best of the Rest of the News...
Does SCOTUS now know Citizens United was a mistake?
- Eric Byler, filmmaker and co-founder, CoffeePartyUSA Twitter Twitter
Drone Industry wrote the legislation governing domestic drone use
- Lee Fang, Twitter Twitter
Daily Take: Why small town America is drowning in meth
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Hour One: NY Judge Rules Town Can Ban Gas Hydrofracking
- Thomas Linzey, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Twitter
Article: "Barack Obama sings the blues, confidently" by Michael Hann.
Transcript: "The Third Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate", October 13, 1960.
Caught you doing something right alert: "Antonio Darden Won't Cut New Mexico Gov's Hair Over Gay Marriage" by Michael Allen.
Event: "LONG BEACH, CA: Move to Amend California Barnstorming Tour", February 26, 2012 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
Book: "Dark Night of the Soul" by St. John of the Cross.
Book: "Interior Castle" by St. Teresa of Avila.
Movie: "Gasland".

Hour Two: Oil & gas revenue to fund the new highway bill?
- Erich Zimmermann, Taxpayers for Common Sense Twitter Twitter
Article: "K Street pessimistic about highway bills" by Keith Laing.
Transcript: "The Big Picture: It's time to give this economy back to working people. 8 September '11" by Thom Hartmann (24 states cut spending....
Article: "Ex-Shell president sees $5 gas in 2012" by Laurie Segall.
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Romney Plan Would Drastically Cut Taxes" by Geoff Holtzman.
Article: "Hillary Clinton to go on four-nation trip" by IANS/RIA Novost.
Event: "Hands Off My Health Care Rally", Washington, D.C. March 27th at 1:00PM (Americans for Tax Reform, Tea Party Express, etc).

Hour Three: When does life begin?
- Kristen Day, Democrats for Life of America Twitter
Article: "Pregnant Women Support Act" by Wikipedia.
Case: "Roe v. Wade", 1973.
Article: "Abortion" by The Catholic Encyclopedia.
The good: Bulgaria and France: "Bulgaria becomes second state to impose ban on shale-gas exploration" by Mirel Bran.
Article: "Strauss-Kahn’s Naked Challenge" by Amy Davidson.
Article: "Quinnipiac: Christie top GOP fantasy candidate" by Alexander Burns.
Article: "Occupy movement targets corporate interest group with ties to legislators" by Adam Gabbatt (ALEC. February 29th).
Coming up Thursday on The Thom Hartmann Program
Hour One: Occupy anarchy?
- Robert Stephens II, Member-Occupy DC, law student Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: the 99% declaration
- Michael Pollok, 99% Working Group Twitter
Geeky Science Rocks - first it was cancer, now scientists say fasting may prevent brain diseases.
Hour Three: Is the Republican Party dying?
- Steve Malzberg, Conservative commentator & talk radio host Twitter
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Part One - Teach in - Why & how we almost plunged into a Great Depression
Part One - Teach in - Why & how we almost plunged into a Great Depression

Part Two - Teach in - The future of Americans w/conservatives controlling the economy?
Part Two - Teach in - The future of Americans w/conservatives controlling the economy?

Part Three - Teach in - How do we rebuild the American Dream?
Part Three - Teach in - How do we rebuild the American Dream?

Part Four - Teach in - How can we use activism to reclaim America?
Part Four - Teach in - How can we use activism to reclaim America?

Watch the whole of The Big Picture show...
Full Show 2/21/12: The 'National Teach-in to Take Back the American Dream' Special
Full Show 2/21/12: The "National Teach-in to Take Back the American Dream" Special

Thom talks with a panel of experts (Robert Reich, Leo Hindery, Robert Borosage, Heather McGhee and Natalie Foster) on how to "take back the American Dream." The discussion focuses on three key elements: why and how we almost plunged into a second great depression, what kind of future will Americans have if conservatives control the economy and how we go about rebuilding the American dream.

Thom Hartmann on the News - February 22, 2012
Thom Hartmann on the News - February 22, 2012

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