Daily Topics - Tuesday April 17th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Republican dirty tricks...

Hour Two: Should hospitals ban obese employees? Carrie Lukas, Independent Womens Forum

Hour Three: President Obama takes on the oil speculators

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Boatwright 3 years 19 weeks ago
#1

Re: Rebublicans and power as an end unto itself

"...one may safely say that it would be no sin if statesmen learned enough of history to realize that no system which implies control of society by privilege seekers has ever ended in any other way than collapse."

William E. Dodd, Ambasador to Germany 1933 - 1938, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Chicago

This quote is from the conclusion of a speech given before German leaders during Hitler's rise to absolute power, referenced by Erik Larsen in his excellent history of the nightmare of the Nazi rise to power, "In the Garden of Beasts".

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mathboy 3 years 19 weeks ago
#2

I got an e-mail today saying GE is a "taxhole". I don't know if Thom can really get away with saying that on the air, but it would be great to apply that to any corporation or rich person that doesn't pay or doesn't want to pay their share of taxes. <cough>Romney</cough>.

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mathboy 3 years 19 weeks ago
#3

So could we make it a slogan to say "Democracy Must Be Endogenous"?

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mathboy 3 years 19 weeks ago
#4

I think I heard "philogastriciously ugly", but I just got my headphones in as Thom was saying it. If I have that right, it should mean something like "belly-loving". o_O

Or maybe it was "physogastriciously", which refers to the huge abdomens of insect queens. I have to admit those are pretty gross looking.

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mathboy 3 years 19 weeks ago
#5

Grasper isn't a ghost; it's a team of ninjas.

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DrMike 3 years 19 weeks ago
#6

In regards to the republican Freudian projection, where the republicans are reflexively accusing the democrats and Obama of offenses that they have committed (and been accused of).

I believe their strategy is that at the end of the day, they want the low information voters to think “both sides say that” and believe “both parties are the same”…

NPR Needs To Clean Up Their House

What happens when the news media stops covering news objectively - and instead becomes a source of very specific opinions that serve a very narrow agenda?

For example - in the case of the democratic primary - consider the news coverage of the mere possibility of Vice President Joe Biden challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

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