Daily Topics - Monday June 11th, 2012

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Hour One: The Republicans have plotted treason now... / Plus, worker run cooperative born out of factory shutdown - Armando Robles, President-United Electrical Workers Local 1110

Hour Two: Texas is expanding...how's that abstinence ed working? Heather Cirmo

Hour Three: Warning...it's the end of the world as you know it!


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Maude Post 3 years 23 weeks ago

Hi Thom,

Seems indisputable that this stuff is treason-ous, although I'm not sure (as I believe you said also) it reaches the legal definition, as I'm sure the Caucus Gang studied thoroughly. Even if it did, would the Obama Admn do anything about it? I doubt it. Obama doesn't seem to like ANY kind of conflict, and unlike FDR, who was a fighter, he doesn't seem to want to go after this criminal gang. Even if this Caucus Restaurant meeting never took place, the CONS have been following the agenda that was outlined from the book. They must have "cooked it up" somewhere!

All I know is, we are in for the ride of our lives if Romney gains the presidency. American democracy. RIP? Heaven help us. We must get busy, or the outcome will be very sad indeed.

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I.B. Tinken 3 years 23 weeks ago

Economic destructionism: For a historical perspective on what Republicans are doing to destroy the economy, look at the modern history of Spain. For centuries Spain was governed by a monarchy, supported by wealthy land owners and the Catholic Church. In the early 20th century there were various uprisings that led to the election of a Socialist government in the early 1930s. This government promised much to the people who were largely peasants. The wealthy and the Church, not wanting to share power with the people, colluded to make the economy fail. Among other things money was withdrawn to foreign countries.

With the failing of the economy the people withdrew support for the government and the country became even more factionalized between right and left. This factionalization led to violence and assasinations which devolved into the famous Spanish civil war, with Spanish Fascists under Franco supported by Hitler and Mussolini. International liberals and communists supported the Spanish left but the American and British government decided not to get involved. With the aid of the German air force the fasicists won and Spain became a Fascist dictatorship under Franco for the ensuing four decades.

Of course this can't happen here because the left has little support or power, the government has powerful tools to suppress revolutionaries, and the people will be persuaded by an onslaught of propaganda to vote in proto fascist leaders from the far right as they did in 2010, or Wisconsin, or Italy and Nazi Germany.

Unfortunately we may not have four decades to endure the self destructive policies of fascist or corporate oligarchy before climate change makes the survival of the human race more pressing than any trivial concerns about supply side economics or gay marriage.

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TJONKPTK 3 years 23 weeks ago

Abstinence Only Works, That surely has to be the reason for the decrease in the Phytoplankton population. Couldn't be the acidification of the water due to burning sulfur containing hydrocarbons causing carbonic acid? Nah, not in Republicon world. .

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mathboy 3 years 23 weeks ago

Harissinantly ugly? I can't find anything like it on the Internet. Maybe I misheard.

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rladlof 3 years 23 weeks ago

"Fascist coup through economic insurgency."

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CNYRob 3 years 23 weeks ago

I find it interesting that John Bahner was not a member of this meeting. I guess he is just a figure head in the House Of representatives.

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rdplum 3 years 23 weeks ago

What is the author/title of this book about the treasonous action by these certain members of Congress? Where is Sen. Mitch McConnell in all of this?

Thank you for the information.


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