"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
In August, the FBI put out an intelligence bulletin warning of Islamic retaliation to Saturday’s planned Quran-burning event.
Quote of the Day: "The object of government is the welfare of the people." Teddy Roosevelt
Hour One: Why did George Bush let 9/11 happen and then let it divide us instead of using it to unite us? Thom has a rumble with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org
Hour Two: Liberaltarianism...are we seeing a fundamental shift in the political landscape in America? Thom talks with conservative David Frum, editor of the Frum Forum www.frumforum.com
Thom Hartmann: Well, are they still going to Burn the Quran down in Florida? Doctor Terry Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Church, DoveWorld.org, back on the show with us. Pastor Jones, welcome back.
Terry Jones: Thank you, thank you.
California regulators are seeking $9.9 billion in fines from health insurer PacifiCare for allegedly mismanaging medical claims, such as losing thousands of patient documents, failing to pay doctors what they were owed, and ignoring calls to fix the problems. The Department of Insurance says PacifiCare violated state law nearly 1 million times from 2006 to 2008 after it was bought by UnitedHealth Group.
President Obama is proposing a huge massive rebuilding program that costs around $50 billion. Obama, hoping to stimulate the economy, will call for 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of railways, and 150 miles of runways to be constructed or rebuilt. Meanwhile, in a give-a-way to business, Obama will also propose that companies be allowed to more quickly write off 100% of their new investment in plants and equipment through 2011.
Quote of the Day: A liberal education is, like justice, religion, liberty, fresh air, the natural birthright of every child. ~ Charlotte Mason
Hour One: Will the Republicans succeed in killing Obama's proposed $50 billion infrastructure stimulus?
Der Spiegel is reporting that a secret Germany military report that was leaked online claims peak oil has happened or will happen this year, and this could threaten the continued survival of democratic governments. The report from a German Military think-tank cautions that disappearing global oil supplies will endanger the world's economic foundations and possibly lead to mass-scale upheaval over the next 15 to 30 years.
Quote of the Day: All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers. ~François Fénelon
"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"
Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov
Hour Two: "Taking Our Country Back" - Sitka, AK Mayor Scott McAdams will be here www.scottmcadams.org
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