Daily Topics - Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 10th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

In for Thom today, please welcome back Nicole Sandler, host of the Nicole Sandler Show on Radio or Not

Hour One: GOP's war on women...what's at stake in this election? Nancy Northrup, Center for Reproductive Rights

Hour Two: Pastors give big bird to IRS...should churches be taxed? Rob Boston, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Hour Three: Why is politics ignoring poverty? Greg Kaufmann, The Nation Magazine

Comments

ckrob's picture
ckrob 2 years 20 weeks ago
#1

In 2004 under the Bush administration the All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Ca. was approached by the IRS due to an anti-war sermon. Three years later no action had been taken but the case was dropped without comment by the IRS (and a significant legal bill for the church.) This was a patent abuse of the IRS function by Bush in order to suppress views contrary to his own.

Right-winger's love of war and the ensuing profits might reexamine their understanding of their religion if they think it has any relation to the teachings of Jesus.

newtrev's picture
newtrev 2 years 20 weeks ago
#2

Let's call the Bush years what they were: Romney LITE!!!

Since we are not allowed to bring up Bush or the Bush depressiom the best way the get people to understand just how dangerous Romney/Ryan economicis are is to call the Bush years Romney Lite!

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Tom95134 2 years 20 weeks ago
#3

After watching the Frontline program and then reviewing in my mind the way President Obama appeared during the debate the thought has crossed my mind that Obama has gotten bored with being President. If you look at his history he has a tendency to loose interest in what he has been dooing and then move on to a different challenge.

Activism Works!

When he was elected, President Obama told us to push him. Well, it looks like we may have pushed hard enough when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.

From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
From Screwed:
"Hartmann speaks with the straight talking clarity and brilliance of a modern day Tom Paine as he exposes the intentional and systematic destruction of America’s middle class by an alliance of political con artists and outlines a program to restore it. This is Hartmann at his best. Essential reading for those interested in restoring the institution that made America the envy of the world."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World
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