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August 29 2008 show notes


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Republicans: You Can Leave Your Hat On

In response to Hurricane Gustav on the opening day of the RNC convention Cindy McCain said "As John has been saying for the last several days, this is a time when we take off our Republican hats and put on our American hats." I just would like Cindy and John McCain to know many of us never take off our American hats. Our “American hats” are aware of the daily economic, health and environmental hurricanes of…

n 45 million people with no health care and 16 million underinsured in America.

n According to Ted Kennedy “We have 36 million Americans that are going to bed hungry every night. 36 million Americans! And 12 million of those are children!" in America.

n In the first six months of this year, a total of 438,000 jobs have been lost, bringing unemployment to 5.5% in America.

n Melting polar ice hits 'tipping point,' nears record loss in America.

n The national average gas price is $4.09, up 33% from this time last year . Gas prices are now expected to hit “$4.25 by the fall and then stay at more than $4 a gallon until the end of 2009” in America.

n U.S. food prices rose 4 percent in 2007 making it the fastest rise in 17 years in America.

n The value of the dollar is declining: The dollar “has been declining steadily for six years against other major currencies, undercutting its role as the leading international banking currency” in America.

So please Republicans – do try to keep your American hats on more often and help restore America to it’s founding phrase “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

~Thom Hartmann

August 28 2008 show notes

Show live from the Invesco stadium at Mile High.


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August 27 2008 show notes


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August 26 2008 show notes


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August 25 2008 show notes

, chair of Democracy For America (DFA).

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August 22 2008 show notes


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August 21 2008 show notes


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August 20 2008 show notes


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On the Program - DNC and RNC weeks

August 25th - September 5th

August 19 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Renee-Marie Stephano, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Tourism Association.

  • Guest: Dan Gainor, Business & Media Institute. Why isn't anyone talking about nuclear power to resolve the energy crisis?

  • Guest: Mark Crispin Miller. Blowing the whistle on how the GOP has been stealing elections for years...the buck stops at the White House.

  • Guest: "Advertiser Success Story": Jacques Pugh, Progressive Tech.

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August 18 2008 show notes


  • Politics 101

August 15 2008 show notes


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August 14 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life. Does the new Planned Parenthood ad targeting teens about oral sex cross the line?

  • Guest: Les Bernal, Stop Predatory Gambling.org. Should gambling (of any kind) be legal?"

  • Social security is an insurance program rant.

  • Murderous right wing speech.

  • Guest: "Taking Our Country Back": Debbie Cook, Mayor of Huntington Beach. Running for Congress in California's 46th District against incumbent Republican Dana Rohrbacher.

  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Center for American Progress, MicCheckradio.org. "News Under the Radar".

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On the Program - Aug 22 2008


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Did Carrier Fleece Both Trump & America?

Donald Trump took a victory lap in Indianapolis yesterday afternoon, where he and Vice President elect Mike Pence officially announced a deal to keep 800 Carrier jobs in Indiana.

That's 200 fewer jobs than the 1,000 jobs that Trump initially said the deal would save, but that's kind of besides the point.

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