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

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