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Religous freedom

The religous-right have been going down a very dangerous path. The way they talk about passing laws to "protect marrige", try to ban abortion. Or in my home state of Michigan, a law to stop bullying in schools called "Matt's Safe School Law" is being discussed, the republicans put in language that it is OK if their bullying was based on “a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.” At the same time they claim that the president is "attacking religion". We have a problem here.


Oil prices in the US are set per the West Texas price or by hedging or by purchasing long term contracts. Since we buy our oil on a world market and prices are set by contracts, some speculation or West Texas crude, to suggest that there is a conspiracy or big oil is out to get Obama is sophistry and borders on guile when making comments such as this.

Thom, I suggest you perform more research.


Greg Kramer

Moooshelle Obama?

Hey Thom,

Tuesday on your program you had Tea Party leader Mark Williams on your program in the second hour. I couldn't believe it when I heard him slip in the slur Mooshelle, infering that the First Lady is a cow.

I understand that in the moment you may not have recognized the slur but if you play the tape back you will be as horrified as I. If by chance you did hear it then why not call him on it? I understand it may have been said as a means to derail the interview and shift the pre determined subject matter to a rediculous argument about this ad hominem attack.

Thinking Outside The GOP "Good Book"

The Republican Right Wing War on Women, Girl Scouts, etc.

Having been raised by religious fundalmentalists and surrounded by relatives with the same attitudes and opinions, the men and women who have those beliefs think that God has given men the right to control women and especially in matters of sexuality and reproduction. Women with these views can be more strident than many of the men in their condemnation of women who don't adhere to their beliefs.

GOP TEA PARTY's New Target (demonizing) The Girl Scouts of America.

I guess it's the GIRL in "Girl Scouts" that is behind this new GOP attack! thinkingblue

FB member, posts article below and writes on facebook: Just when you thought that Indiana Republicans could not move further to the right, they out did themselves. Apparently the Girl Scouts are now a "radicalized" organization.

Rising gas prices about Iran? Nah! Kochheads? Well.....yeah!

We just reposted this piece from Think Progress onto our Occupy the Airwaves blog:

"While much of the attention on oil speculators has rested on the backs of investors and commodity traders, the petrochemical conglomerate Koch Industries occupies a unique role in manipulating the oil market. Koch has little business in the extraction process...."

I'm not making this up: Klu Klux Klan suggests predominately African American town of Forest Grove, LA welcome Nuclear dump.

Its too weird to make up. The following is yet another excerpt from Greg Palast’s book “Vultures’ Picnic” regarding Obama’s darling Nuclear Industry.

Madison, WI: Novovirus “scare” results in Polling Place being moved last minute from the Jefferson into Blackhawk Evangelical Church.

The Polling Place at HighPoint Christian Mega Church remains unaffected.

And of course, no-one means for there to be any voter intimidation as

Another major bridge failure in Minnesota

It appears we will need more Government money to replace this work of art that lasted just five years before the major failure. This time it must be the fault of Gov. Mark Dayton.

Texas Senator setting up meeting with Thai woman, or just being friendly?

An hour ago, I was walking back to the hostel, where I am staying, in Bangkok. Two women approached my and asked where I was from. I told them, from the Unites States. Then the one less shy of the two told me she knows an american senator. Oh, I said? to make a long story short, she told me that she was talking to a Texas senator named Robert for the past seven months. I tried getting his last name, but her english not great.


Whack-a-doodle anti-women's rights righties!

As I posted about a week ago, Santorum and Palin are not good exemplars of family planning, both of them having their last child affected by chromosomal abnormalities. Sarah's son has Trisomy 21 and Rick's daughter has Trisomy 18. Both of these are very limiting, with Trisomy 18 being much more limiting.

"The Age of Gold"

"The no-fault ethos of the new era was hardly an unmitigated blessing. The age of gold was also the age of speculation, corruption, and consolidation on a scale unimaginable before Coloma (area where Sutter's mill was located). Traders in mining shares, in rail stocks, in gold itself colluded to drive prices up or down, and frequently purchased the cooperation of journalists and government officials to abet their schemes.

How Do You Have Freedom If You Don’t Have Healthcare?

Unless it's replaced with something better - like single-payer - repealing Obamacare will make life miserable for millions of Americans.