February 05 2009 show notes

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

Thursday 05 February '09 show

  • Thom heard Michael Savage calling Obama a socialist for signing SCHIP.
  • How do we drive a stake through the heart of all the Piggies in their clean white shirts?
  • Bumper Music: Piggies, George Harrison, Beatles (video).
    "Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts
    You will find the bigger piggies
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in.
  • Article: CALL THE SENATE RIGHT F*@KING NOW!!1!1!!.
    "Word on the street is that phone calls to Congress are running 100 to 1, against President Obama's stimulus package."
  • Chris Matthews said same as Thom about packaging the stimulus package. Thom got a memo from the right wing 2 days ago, passed it on to David Sirota. He got one about Card Check too. Nobody is sending memos to the left. The left don't march in lockstep. We are on the edge if not in the second Great Republican Depression.
  • Clip:
    "Roosevelt is dead, his policies may live on, but we're in the process of doing something about that as well." Rush Limbaugh.
  • Bumper Music: You're the Voice, Heart (video).
  • Tax cut rant.
  • Bumper Music: The Grand illusion, Styx.
  • Article: The snake that was so big it ate crocodiles.
  • "Jaws" alert.
  • Book: The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot, Russell Kirk.
  • Book: "Overdrive: A Personal Documentary", William F. Buckley.
  • Olympia Snowe is supporting the stimulus package, though she wants it smaller.
  • Get bumper stickers from your radio stations.
  • Bumper Music: Gilligan's Island Theme, written by Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle.
  • Upcoming Event: February 26-27th

How Much Better Off would America be If 6 Republican Presidents Hadn't Stolen The White House?

Thom plus logo It's about time the last one, Trump, is held accountable

Trump's impeachment trial is coming up in the Senate, and already his allies are trying to throw up procedural roadblocks to exhaust the effort to hold him accountable. Should America "move beyond" Trump? No friggin' way.
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current