Daily Topics - Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday June 20th, 2012

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

Hour One: The outrageous conspiracy theory about guns behind 'Fast & Furious'

Hour Two: The debt connection...student loans & for profit colleges - Stephen DeMaura, Americans for Job Security

Hour Three: What to expect when you're electing...

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 26 weeks ago
#1

I don't know if I should really be upset about the Republicans conspiring to take down a Democratic President... I don't like their tactics, I do find it repugnant though. No I think what I'm upset about is that its perfectly legal, and as far as I know the Democrats don't seem to be even considering fighting fire with fire. They sure didn't apply such tactics with Bush, and (god forbid) Romney gets in, they won't use such tactics with in order to do something like (oh I don't know) maybe make the Bush tax cuts deeper and permanent?

The Democrats are fighting like the European Armies during the time of Napoleon. They followed the traditional rules of war of maneuver and positioning, while Napoleon adapted to the situation and took advantages where he could. Yep, sure enough the opposing generals complained about his unorthodox style, but fact of the matter is, Napoleon run rough shod over his opponents till his ego got the majority of his army destroyed in an overreach into Russia. I can only hope the Democrats are not waiting for the Republicans to overreach so much that they decimate their base... along with the rest of us middle and working class citizenry.

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 26 weeks ago
#2

I wonder if Thomas Jefferson was really that much prouder of having founded a university over being President. I figure he knew most Americans knew he was both President and Author of the Declaration of Independence... maybe he figured such things were taken for granted, so maybe he also wanted people to know that he also founded a university. Jefferson was nothing if not clever, maybe he understood if you had President, Author of the Declaration of Independence and Founder of State of Virgina University on his tombstone; only the first two would ever be noted by historians, and the third just ignored as it was probably was in his day. I kind of doubt that the every day citizen when meeting him would mention, "hey you're Thomas Jefferson, you founded a college! and uh you were President and wrote some sort of declaration or something like that but yeah University of Virgina WOOO!!!!" Maybe putting the on his ephitat that he was the founder was his way of say "You know I did more then just being President and writing the Declaration of Independence!"

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 26 weeks ago
#3

On top of needing a cut of costs for college so everyone can have a chance... we also need jobs so those with college degrees have a job after finishing school. For that matter we need jobs that utilize manual labor too, unskilled and skilled, from ditch diggers to machinists... Nothing wrong with being able to get a job out of high school and being able to provide for a family with that if one so chooses. Not everyone wants to be a manager, accountant, or whatever might make them a cubicle dweller. Some do, some don't... it just seems we are using the velvet covered iron fist job melting pot model here. Yes everyone should have access to a college education, but that is merely the tip of the iceberg when we talk about education and jobs.

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We Need to Stop Worshipping Cops

If you protest police brutality and you don’t protest police deaths, then you’re a hypocrite.

That’s what conservatives have been saying ever since two New York City cops were murdered Saturday in an apparent revenge attack for the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall