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

The Good! *Citigroup Shareholders* At their annual meeting - shareholders of Citigroup voted against the pay packages that had been previously given to company executives - including $25 million dollars given to Citigroup CEO Vikran Pandit. The Bad! *Senator John McCain* Earlier today - McCain - a strong supporter of Mitt Romney - weighed in on the "Dog-Gate" scandal. He tweeted a picture of his son's dog - saying, "Good pic of my son Jimmy's bulldog, Apollo - I'm sorry Mr. President, he's not on the menu." and the Very Very Ugly! *Rep. Pat Tiberi* At a tax policy summit yesterday - Tiberi defended the Paul Ryan Republican budget - and also defended the idea that taxes on the rich need to be cut while taxes on low-income Americans should be raised.

Murder, Suicide & Financial Ruin

Mark Ames, The eXile, joins Thom Hartmann. Last month - a US Army soldier allegedly massacred 17 Afghan citizens. But what could this atrocity of war have to do with Wall Street's foreclosure crisis and the One Percent's war on middle America?

Punctuated Equilibrium, The Gulf & Eyeless Shrimp

Why you need to know about Punctuated Equilibrium and what is has to do with the Gulf oil spill. Time to rethink that whole "drill baby drill" thing.

The Gulf 2 Years Later - Scientists Alarmed

Miles Grant, National Wildlife Federation, joins Thom Hartmann. Two years after the BP oil disaster - our worst nightmares might be coming true. With eyeless shrimp and clawless crabs being plucked from the Gulf on a daily basis - just how concerned should American consumers be?

Sunday Morning Shows - Not fair & Very Unbalanced!

Every year a new study comes out about the Conservative slant on Sunday morning talk shows. This one is from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. They looked at... -NBC - Meet the Press -CBS - Face the Nation -ABC - This Week -Fox - Fox News Sunday What FAIR found is this - the four sunday shows are "...extraordinarily friendly terrain for the right." But wait there's more...

If the Government Shutdowns - Who Wins?

John Nichols, The Nation Magazine joins Thom Hartmann. Come September - there's a good chance that the government might shut down. And believe it or not - this time - it's not Republicans threatening the shut down. So who IS? And how might a shutdown one month before the election affect who wins the White House?

Full Show 4/19/12: Obama Threatens to Shutdown Gov't

Thom talks with The Nation's John Nichols about Obama's threat to shut down the government if Republicans don't hold to the budget deal made last year. Also discussed: the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill and whether we've yet to see the worst from it, how the foreclosure crisis is effecting our nation's children and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom talks about why he doesn't want any phony Democrats.

Full Show 4/18/12: Republicans "Deem and Pass" Ryan Budget

Thom asks a man of faith whether Jesus would vote for Paul Ryan's radical budget. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses how Romney can win in November without receiving strong support from his party, whether welfare recipients should be drug tested and what role Fox "So Called" News will play in selecting Romney's VP. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom reveals which prominent Republican may be guilty of voter fraud.

Voter Fraudster finally found...Guess Who?

After searching long and hard - and disenfranchising thousands of Americans along the way - Republicans have finally found the culprit in their great voter fraud scandal. Turns out they didn't have to look very hard at all...

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

The Good! *Drew Cox* Cox - a 6 year-old in Gladewater, Texas - raised over $10000 dollars from a lemonade stand that was set up to help raise money for his sick father. The Bad! *Pat Robertson* Robertson - the highly controversial televangelist - responded to a mother on his show yesterday who said her 14 year-old daughter had engaged in "unsavory" acts with other girls and might be homosexual. And the Very Very Ugly! *Bishop Daniel Jenky* Jenky - a bishop in Illinois - spoke at a mass this weekend following a Catholic men's march - where he compared President Obama to Hitler. Take a listen...

Crazy Alert! They're not F-ing around

They're not F-ing around

Fukushima - Could 85 Times More Cesium than Chernobyl be Released?

More bad news coming from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. While speaking to Swiss lawmakers last month - Japan's former ambassador to Switzerland, Mitsuhei Murata, warned that if the building housing reactor four at the plant were to collapse - as many officials fear might happen - then it would lead to a global catastrophe like the world has never seen before. As Reader Supported News reports - a former official with the US Department of Energy commented on the consequences of a building collapse around reactor four saying, "If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident." And if that fire were to consume the thousands of other radioactive spent fuel rods at the Fukushima plant - then the radiological event could be 85-times greater than the Chernobyl disaster. So just how dangerous is the situation still at the Fukushima plant - and what are the consequences for the United States? Kevin Kamps if back - he is the Nuclear Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear.

GOP takes Voter ID to new level...

Democracy is on the march OUT of Michigan. Apparently unsatisfied with trashing democracy in places like Benton Harbor and Flint where unelected "financial managers" are now running the cities - Republicans in the Wolverine state are trying to stop people from voting altogether. Or at least making it a lot harder for people to vote. As the Detroit News reports - legislation is in the works that would, "Require voters to affirm their US Citizenship at the polls, have photo identification when registering to vote and government sanctioned training to register others to vote." In other words - if the legislation is passed - Michiganders will have to jump through hoops just to get a chance to have their voices heard in our democracy. Which is exactly what Republicans want - fewer people voting. So is that what's going on in Michigan? Joining me now is Susan Kay Smith - President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan

The Big Picture Rumble - Drug Testing

Will Rahn, The Daily Caller & Judson Phillips, Founder-Tea Party Nation, join Thom Hartmann. Romney projecting on Obama, drug testing welfare recipients and the continuing war on woman are all in the rumble.

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