Daily Topics - Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

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

Hour One: WI Gov. Scott Walker...financial malfeasance revealed - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, campaign to recall MI Gov. Rick Snyder gets underway - Tony Trupiano, Host-WDTW's First Shift w/Tony Trupiano / And, World AIDS orphans need your help - Ann Pickar, Portland Area Global Aids Coalition (PAGAC)

Hour Two: Is Libertarianism dead?

Hour Three: Is Rupert Murdoch willing to lie, cheat or steal for profit?

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#1

Here are part of the lyrics to a song by a band from the 80s (Icicle Works, Birds Fly)... rather prophetic I think.

We are, we are, we are but your children
Finding our way around indecision
We are, we are, we are rather helpless
Take us forever, a whisper to a scream

I'm beginning to think that a lot of music artists in the 80's were very politically motivated, but hid their leanings in the poppiness of their tunes.

Anyway it seems like an anthem of our times that our voices are but a whisper to the scream of political money.

Thom you may want to consider having a bumper made from a clip from the song.

N

gene23Z 2 years 17 weeks ago
#2

Thom, pleeeease, you are being fed disinformation on HIV/AIDS issue. Please have someone you trust investigate the dissident position that it's impossible for a retrovirus (HIV) to cause the type of immunodeficient states that are called AIDS. Thank you - you're too intelligent to pass along the pseudoscience of the HIV experts..

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#3

One world living under entirely open borders and one legal system with an open market I think can be either a peaceful and fair world or an oppresive and war torn world. What it comes down to is the baseline for the government, the standards for equality and civil and economic justice. I doubt that a world ran by a corrupt government is going to be anything but a horror, and I can't think of any government that is uncorruptable.

Perhaps the biggest problem to one world is the market place. The market thrives off of competition, and competition leads to struggles.

N

frybread's picture
frybread 2 years 17 weeks ago
#4

How would this be for an anti-Romney campaign: Would you have to do much voting and issue research to prove that Romney has a more liberal record than Obama?

"Romney. Farther Left than Obama"

The olde political diagram was from left to right:

Radical - Liberal - Moderate - Conservative - Reactionary.

If this was a semi-circle (top half of a clock), Obama and Clinton would exist at about 1 o'clock (a little to the right of centrist). Romney's political record might be at around 11 o'clock (a little to the left of centrist). Romney's political waffling rhetoric will try to put him in the reactionary zone..2 - 2:30.

Peace

Alenite's picture
Alenite 2 years 17 weeks ago
#5

· Be Careful Mr. President, keep it steady, this is a 747 not a fighter jet.

· Listen Karl, Don’t tell me how to fly a plane.

· Bong, Bong, Bong

· George, careful, you are going to break the wing off this thing,

· Listen Turd Blossom, ….. Crack!.

· Karl we’re going to Die!!!!

· No W, We have two parachutes. Screw the passengers lets jump.

· (Reminds me of a story my dad told me…)

· Karl and G.W. Bail out

· Plane begins a smoke billowing spiral dive from 40,000 feet.

· This is a job for Obama-man

· Obama-man flies up and grabs hold of the broken wing and brings the crippled plane to straight and level flight at 5,000 feet. And supports the 747 to a safe landing at the nearest airport.

· Fox News.

· When George was in control the plane was at 40,000 feet. Plane drops 35,000 feet due to Obama incompetence.

· Obama nearly crashes Plane.

· Obama delays passengers without authorization.

· Obama kidnaps plane load of passengers, forces takes them to wrong airport.

· Obama snubs Pilot’s Union.

· Did you see he wasn’t wearing a flag Pin?

· Obama blames everything on Bush.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 17 weeks ago
#6

It was Harding not Hoover who came in in 1921. Followed by Coolidge then Hoover. Though the 20's were under a Republican administration.

N

kevinbg's picture
kevinbg 2 years 17 weeks ago
#7

Thom, one thing that I'd like to add on your conversation about guns at the GOP convention. Think about the thinking that the attendees at the convetion should be able to carry guns because they may meet "occupy" protesters. What they're implying is that the occupiers clearly need to be eliminated, that they are essentially NOT AMERICANS!

The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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