Monday 27 February '12 show notes

Monday 27 February '12 show notes

   
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Rick Santorum wants America to be more like Iran?
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Speaking of Iran – Rick Santorum wants the United States to be more like the rogue Arab nation. In an interview with ABC on Sunday – Santorum said, “I don’t believe in an America where the separation between church and state is absolute.”
 
In other words – Santorum believes we should institute a theocracy in America – just like Iran has. Rick Santorum wants to wipe clean 230 years of American tradition – going all the way back to the founding fathers – who looked around the world at theocracies and wanted America to be different – who wanted a separation between church and state.
 
Talk about the ultimate version of “Big Government” – Santorum believes in a government that will tell us what we can believe in – who we should pray to – and what our moral values should be.
 
-Thom
 
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The Big Picture (small)
Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Afghan protest-more than burning the Koran (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Afghan protest-more than burning the Koran
- Ali Gharib, Think Progress Twitter Twitter
 
Screwed: Are Americans becoming less not more conservative?
- Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet Twitter Twitter
 
The Best of the Rest of the News...
 
Students on Hunger Strike for University Workers' Living Wage
- Hunter Link, hunger striker Twitter
 
Everything You Know is Wrong... "The Republican brain...why educated conservative deny science?"
- Chris Mooney, Science & Political Journalist Twitter
 
Daily Take: Why Rick Santorum wants to go back to the Pilgrim/theocrat days?
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The Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Why is Dow spying on The Yes Men?
- Mike Bonanno, The Yes Men Twitter
Article: "Massive Leak Reveals Criminality, Paranoia Among Corporate Titans: Dow pays "strategic intelligence" firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track!" by The Yes Men.
 
Article: "Corporate profits’ share of pie most in 60 years" by MarketWatch, July 29, 2011.
Article: "From Marine to activist in 'Semper Fi'" by The Last Word.
Article: "Sunshine Oilsands HK listing raises $575m" by Robert Cookson.
Photos: "2nd WVKO Party", including Thom.
 
Occupy politics?
- Tyrone Givens, The Occupation Party Twitter

Hour Two: A win for Union workers in Chicago
- Armando Robles, United Electrical Workers.
 
Song: Bomb Iran, Vince Vance & The Valiants.
Article: "U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb" by James Risen and Mark Mazzetti.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "Brewer skipped Obama's White House dinner" by Colin Smith/KTAR.

Hour Three: The latest "complete Social Security Reform plan"
- Phil Kerpen, Americans For Prosperity Twitter Twitter
 
Excerpt: "In the Shadow of the Dragon" by Thom Hartmann.
The bad: Arizona Congressional Candidate Frank Antenori: "Arizona GOP House Candidate Compares Saddam Hussein’s Invasion Of Kuwait To President Obama" by Scott Keyes.
The very, very ugly: Rick Berman: "Corporate Front Group Buys Attack On Humane Society During Oscar Broadcast" by Ian Millhiser.
Letter: "to Edgar Newton Eisenhower, November 8, 1954" by Dwight Eisenhower. "Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
 
Article: "Violent Uproar in Afghanistan Casts Shadow on U.S. Pullout" by Matthew Rosenberg and Thom Shanker.
Article: "Britain’s battle plan for war with Iran" by Tom Newton Dunn.
Article: "Santorum: Church/state separation not absolute" by Leigh Ann Caldwell.
 
Coming up Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
Hour One: Detroit's children...who eats, who doesn't
- Russ Russell, Forgotten Harvest Twitter Twitter
 
Hour Two: Tolls not Taxes
- Adrian Moore, PhD - Reason Foundation Twitter
 
Hour Three: "The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2011: Living on Borrowed Time report"
- David Lochbaum, UCS Global Security Program Twitter
 
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