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
Yesterday it was in the news that Koch Industries, who spent millions of dollars opposing health care reform, applied for federal health care dollars to bolster its early retiree program. Today Healthwatch lists more than a dozen members of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have also applied for these hated federal funds including Pfizer, PepsiCo, New York Life Insurance Company, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Rolls-Royce North America.
Quote of the Day: "Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America." -- John L. Lewis
Quote of the Day: "We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." -- Jimmy Carter
Please welcome KPOJ hosts Carl Wolfson and Adam Klugman in for Thom today...
Hour One: Reaction to the draw down in Iraq and the President's speech
Hour Two: The well may be capped, but is life getting back to normal in the Gulf? The latest from Dr. Riki Ott www.rikiott.com
For months, far right-wing conservatives have led a hateful campaign against the proposed Park 51 Islamic community center near Ground Zero in New York City. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is even claiming it will be a launching pad for “Sharia law” in America.
Quote of the Day: “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.” Jane Austen
Hour One: Hell no, WTO!! Putin's talking tariffs, why won't Obama?
Quote of the Day: Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
Hour One: What is Christianity...was MLK's version closer to the truth than Glenn Beck's? - Demos Scholar Rich Benjamin will be here www.richbenjamin.com; Plus, Martin Luther King and liberation theology...how did Glen Beck get it so wrong? - Joe Madison, host of Madison The Black Eagle weekdays on XM's The Power, channel 169
Yesterday, far right wing Faux News Performer & Multi-Millionaire Glenn Beck preached to a reported 87,000 supporters at his “Restoring Honor” rally and then later appeared on Faux News Sunday with Chris Wallace. When Wallace noted that Multi-Millionaire Beck called President Obama’s faith “a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ” and Wallace wondered who made Multi-Millionaire Beck “the God Squad,” Multi-Millionaire Beck called the President “de
Quote of the Day: Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech, no discovery of truth is useful. -- Charles Bradlaugh
"ANYTHING GOES ON TOWNHALL FRIDAY"
Glen Beck is Not Martin Luther King Jr - sign the Petition..
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is reporting, according to FBI statistics that there's been a spike in anti-Latino hate crimes. This trend seems to be picking up steam side by side with the national debate over immigration reform. The report also takes a direct aim at politicians’ anti-immigrant rhetoric. For example, Texas Republican Reps.
In some big triumphs this year, the tea party movement has had successful wins against long-time Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT), Tea Partier Trey Gowdy won over “reasonable Republican” Rep. Bob Inglis (SC), and now it looks like Senate candidate Joe Miller (R-AK) will beat current Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in one of the biggest political upsets of the year.