The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Pythogenicously Ugly!

The Good! *New Yorkers* Last week - the American Freedom Defense Initiative - an anti-Muslim group - began putting up Islamaphobic ads in New York City subway stations. While New York City transit officials tried to block the ads - they lost their lawsuit against AFDI. The hateful and ignorant ads read, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man." Seeing the obvious hatred in the ads - New Yorkers have now begun to cover the ads with stickers reading "racist" and "hate speech". AFDI's efforts are promoting more animosity towards the US in the Middle East - and among the Muslim community. Kudos to the people of New York for standing up to the latest byproduct of Islamaphobia in America

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Terminator trading should be banned

Guest: Tanya Marchiol, Founder & President - Team Invesments Inc. joins Thom Hartmann. Remember in the Terminator movies - how an evil computer program was going to take over the world? Well - that's kind of happening right now on Wall Street. Why is the government allowing machines to do most of the trading at the big banks - and isn't it time we shut them down?

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Massive protest in Spain - Hell No! on austerity to Spain's Parliament

Max Wolff, Economist / Instructor-Graduate Program in International Affairs, joins Thom Hartmann. Scenes of chaos and violence erupted today in Madrid - as anti-austerity protestors clashed with riot police in the Spanish capital. How much more violence and brutality is it going to take before world leaders finally wake up and realize that austerity is not the answer?

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Roseanne Barr says nationalize the banks, just like Iceland, to fix economy

Actress & Activist Roseanne Barr, Peace & Justice Party candidate for President, talks to Thom Hartmann about drones, legalizing medical Marijuana & how to rebuild the economy.

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Is the religious right Mitt's secret weapon to win?

Adele Stan, Washington Bureau Chief-AlterNet joins Thom Hartmann. Mitt Romney looks to be getting creamed. But could people like Ralph Reed actually save him? What playbook is Ralph Reed using to get out Christian Conservative voters?

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Top GOP Strategist says "Comrade" President Obama is Hitler...

Remember Ralph Reed - the religious leader and Republican Strategist who helped Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker avoid recall? Well - he's at it again - this time trying to convince Americans that President Obama is Hitler. Just how dangerous are Reed and his religious political machine?

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Full Show 9/25/12: The Obama/Hitler Comparison

Thom discusses the latest "survey" from the right comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Also discussed: third party candidates with Actress and Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr, the latest uprising in Spain over austerity measures and the NFL referee lockout. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how money is not the only way to change politics.

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Freedom isn't just for the 1%

If this is a big idea election - then Mitt Romney should lose. On 60 Minutes - Romney said his "big idea" is...Freedom! That's it - Freedom. At least it can easily fit on a bumper sticker. You see - Mitt Romney's so-called "big idea" is the same "big idea" that's been pushed by every Republican since Reagan - freedom, freedom, freedom. When Republicans are talking about freedom - they're not talking about freedom like we think of it. They're talking about freedom for billionaires and corporations. That's freedom from taxation - like the freedom for Mitt Romney to treat his capital gains income as special and pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us. Or the freedom for a corporation like General Electric to pay no taxes. They're talking about freedom from regulation - like the freedom for Koch Industries to pollute entire towns or let oil pipes explode now that government regulators have been taken out of the picture. They're talking about freedom from litigation - like the freedom for doctors and hospitals to not get sued when they amputate the wrong leg. Or freedom for banksters not to get sued after they gamble away your savings or blow up your home's value. The so-called 'big idea" about freedom - pushed by Republicans for more than three decades, and now being pushed by Mitt Romney, is very specific, despite how vague it sounds. It means freedom for the wealthy elite to continue getting richer while the rest of us get poorer and poorer. That's why over the last three ...

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Everything U Know is Wrong...Is Cash the Enemy of the Poor?

David Wolman, Journalist/Author-The End of Money, joins Thom Hartmann. David talks about his new book - The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society. When you see someone down on their luck - or homeless - what do you do to help? Most of the time - you probably give them some spare change or a few dollars - right? Well - believe it or not - you might be better off giving them a cheap disposable cell phone instead.

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Why Americans have lost faith in our news media

According to a new Gallup poll, American distrust of the news media reached an all-time high this year - with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Despite the Fox so-called News being the most-watched network on corporate cable news, Republicans led the poll in their distrust of the media with only 26% of self-identified Republicans saying they trust the mass media. This is all because Investigative journalism and news in the public interest are dead today - hijacked by corporate interests. There's only one industry specifically mentioned in our Constitution - and that's the press. Our founders knew that American democracy hinges on a free and vigorous press. Today - we no longer have either. It's time to bring back American democracy by bringing back in news in the public interest.

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Rush Limbaugh - Stop blaming women for your small penis!

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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It's time to Tax God!

Professor Carol Swain joins Thom Hartmann. The seperation of church and state ensures that if your pastor gives you a sermon - he's not going to use that sermon to barrage you with political endorsements. Well - it looks like a group of pastors are preparing to do just that. So - is it time we took away the tax-exemption of our religious institutions?

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Bibaciously Ugly!

The Good! *Kevin McClatchy* McClatchy is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball team. And - in an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday - McClatchy publicly came out as gay. He told the paper that, "homophobic language during his days in baseball" convinced "him that keeping his sexual orientation hidden was best." McClatchy in one of the first sports team owners to come out as gay - and to this day - no active player in America's major sports leagues has come out as gay. While NFL stars have recently come out in support of marriage equality - there is still a strong stigma against homosexuality in sports - at all levels - from youth leagues to the pros.

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New study suggests tumors & organ damage from GMO foods

Mike Ludwig, Investigative Journalist-Truthout, joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier this month - WalMart announced it would begin selling genetically modified foods made by bio-agriculture giant Monsanto. But - a new study suggests those foods could contain cancer causing and organ damaging chemicals - so - is this the end of Monsanto?

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Questions Romney must answer about his taxes...

David Selig, Conservative Commentator joins Thom Hartmann. Mitt Romney released more of his tax information on Friday - but there is still a ton of his financial information shrouded in secrecy. With only 43 days left until the election - what are the chances Romney decides to come clean about his extraordinary wealth?

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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