Tuesday 29 May '12 show notes

Tuesday 29 May '12 show notes

  • John Nichols, The Nation Magazine. One week to recall...Did Scott Walker Lie Under Oath to Congress?
  • Mark Williams, Former Chair-Tea Party Express. Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform.
  • Lee Fang, RepublicReport.org. Congressmen obey lobbyists...request carcinogens in their own offices.
   
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70,000 more Americans cut off from unemployment insurance
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The National Employment Law Project is reporting that another 70,000 Americans will be cut off from unemployment insurance next month. Already – nearly half a million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits this year thanks to austerity measures demanded by Republicans in Congress – and rubber-stamped by Democrats and President Obama – that cut unemployment insurance down from 99 weeks to 79 weeks in states that haven’t seen their unemployment situations get worse. That even includes states like Florida, Nevada, and Illinois that all have unemployment rates above the national average.
 
So what does this mean? Aside from the moral crisis of pushing families into desperation – it’s also bad for the economy as money is being taken out of the hands of Americans who would normally spend it and stimulate the economy. Republicans have been pushing policies that will crash the economy – just so they have a better chance at beating President Obama in November. And unfortunately Democrats are letting them get away with it.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform
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Screwed: The new "kill list"...making America weaker?
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How the Koch Bros are getting right wingers to Wisconsin
- John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter Twitter
 
Charlie the tuna glows in the dark?
- Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear Twitter
 
Daily Take: Will Florida do it again?
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Tuesday on The Thom Hartmann Program, 3-6pm
 
Hour One: One week to recall...Did Scott Walker Lie Under Oath to Congress?
- John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter Twitter
 
Will Florida do it again?
 
Hour Two: Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform
- Mark Williams, Former Chair-Tea Party Express Twitter
 
Hour Three: Congressmen obey lobbyists...request carcinogens in their own offices
- Lee Fang, RepublicReport.org Twitter Twitter
 
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Quote: "The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions." -- Robert Lynd (1879-1949) Anglo-Irish essayist, journalist.
 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
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Article: "Senators Seek to Remove Bankers From 12 Regional Fed Boards" by Joshua Zumbrun and Phil Mattingly.
Article: "Drug Fraud" by Bernie Sanders.
Article: "DISCLOSE Act" by Wikipedia.
 
Book: "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine.
Book: "Agrarian Justice" by Thomas Paine.
Speech: "Madison Square Garden Speech", President Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 31, 1936.

Hour Two: Walker recall election 2 weeks away / Cheddar Revolution: Songs of Uprising
- Fred Schepartz and Sybil Augustine, Fred Schepartz and Sybil Augustine Twitter
 
The Big Picture
- Sam Sacks, The Big Picture producer, progressive commentator Twitter
 
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3 section 2. "... the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make..."
Article: "Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney" by Tim Dickinson.
 
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "Senate Rejects Competing Student Loan Bills" by Benny Martinez.

Hour Three: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday
Article: "Obama's Kenyan roots" by Nicholas D. Kristof.
Book: "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America" by Harvey J. Kaye.
Book, site: "Web of Debt", Ellen Brown.
 
Article: "New and Frozen Frontier Awaits Offshore Oil Drilling" by John M. Broder And Clifford Krauss.
 
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