Quote of the Day: I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friendship. -- Thomas Jefferson
Quote of the Day: "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." James Madison
Hour One: Should Roger Ailes be in Guantanamo for supporting terrorism? Thom has a rumble with Televangelist Bill Keller, Founder-LivePrayer.com, and proprietor of the forthcoming 9/11 Christian Center at Ground Zero www.911christiancenter.com
According to a report from Yahoo!News, the second largest shareholder, the parent company of Fox News, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal in News Corp, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to projects by Feisal Abdul Rauf's, who is planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan.
After Iceland's near-economic collapse exposed deep-rooted corruption, the country is looking to become a safe haven for journalists and whistleblowers from all around the world. Their Parliament in June unanimously voted for an Icelandic "Modern Media Initiative" protecting journalists. The project is taking off with the help of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Quote of the Day: "Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!"
Quote of the Day: If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~Chinese Proverb
In a study by the New England Journal of Medicine that exposes the effects of end-of-life care, doctors have discovered that patients with terminal lung cancer who began receiving palliative care quickly after diagnosis were not only happier, were more mobile and had less pain as the end neared — but they also lived nearly three months longer. Dr. Diane E.
Quote of the Day: “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hour One: Don't cut social security, let's double it! Thom has a rumble with conservative economist Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal & co-author of "Return to Prosperity" http://online.wsj.com
A New America Foundation study is not calling for Social Security to be cut back but to double it. With the crash of private pensions, homeownership and personal savings in the footsteps of this Republican Great Recession, Social Security becomes central to the historic "three-legged stool" of American retirement security. Yet Social Security now only brings in only a about a third of the money needed for retirement.
Quote of the Day: Elections belong to the people. It is their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. -- Abraham Lincoln
Hour One: How do we save the U.S. Economy from the corporate world trade vampires? Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch will be here www.citizen.org
A new video game set in modern-day Afghanistan coming out in October simulates war. The game's multi-player format allows some gamers to be in the role of the Taliban, while others play the part of the coalition forces. Karen Meredith, whose son died in Afghanistan, told Fox News, "My son didn't get to start over when he was killed.
At an annual dinner in the White House State Dining Room celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, President Obama said, "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," weighing in for the first time on a the Cordoba House controversy in New York City.
Quote of the Day: Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top. -- Booker T. Washington
by Thom Hartmann
The New England Salem Children’s Village provides a home and nurturing environment for neglected and emotionally disturbed children. The States are behind in making their payments to kids in care so we need your help, if you can. Even $10 or $25 is helpful. You can donate at www.salemchildrensvillage.or
Quote of the Day: Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor. -- Thomas Jefferson