If people want to write to him their credit card stories, he has already got 1,000 which he is reading on the floor of the Senate. Is Obama going like Clinton, saying he is pro unions, labor, but with Chrysler going under, where are the jobs, union? Obama's focusing on trade. His first 100 days, lot of things to be positive about, the stimulus will create 3-4m jobs, changing priorities. There are areas where he should be stronger. Bernie asked Geithner about trade, policy has been a failure, automation also played a part. Bernie is concerned. But Obama is for the Employee Free Choice Act, which is a huge step forward.
An emailer said that many insurers pay the VA as though it is out of network, so pay little, couldn't there be a law or regulation saying they should be treated as in network? It would save taxpayers millions. There are problems with Canadian and British health care systems, but both spend less than the US and they are more cost effective. The US system has problems too, and America pays double what anyone else pays. The size of the hole in the Pentagon wall. (Thom said later that he has done shows on 9/11 conspiracy theories. David Ray Griffin has been on 3 times. Thom and Bernie disagree on the subject. Thom says we don't know, Bernie is accepting the commission report). Bernie is not into conspiracy theories. Vote out all the incumbents as they cannot resolve the problems with the current system? Bernie says we need to understand how democracy works and how to get it to work for us. Campaign finance reform. No president since FDR has faced as great a set of problems, they will not be sorted overnight, and opposition from business is strong. Energy, infrastructure, children progress. Keep eyes on the prize.
"When we are the magnet for primitives around the world - and it's not the primitives' fault by the way, I'm not blaming them for being primitives - I'm merely observing they're primitive," "
NH: "Just because it's printed in the media, people jump to believe it."
AC: "Is it true?" Colmes asked.
NH: "Hey, Alan, if you want to accuse me of having sex when I was a fool, I did everything that crossed my mind that looked like I..."
AC: "You had sex with animals?"
NH: "Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule."
AC: "I'm not so sure that that is so."
NH: "You didn't grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?"
AC: "Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?"
NH: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality... Welcome to domestic life on the farm..."
Colmes said he thought there were a lot of people in the audience who grew up on farms, are living on farms now, raising kids on farms and "and I don't think they are dating Elsie right now. You know what I'm saying?"
Horsley said, "You experiment with anything that moves when you are growing up sexually. You're naive. You know better than that... If it's warm and it's damp and it vibrates you might in fact have sex with it."
I did get to speak to Sen Sanders this morning but didn’t get my full question out. Sen Sanders said the banks were committing illegal acts. My question is, “THEN WHERE IS CONGRESS?” If they know of illegal activities it is their duty to investigate. Course, this will probably go the way of the torture issue. Torture is not a debate. It is criminal & war criminals should be investigated.
Doesn’t the whole deal come down to one basic question -
Do we want the banks to control the government
Do we want the government to control the banks?
If corporations have been granted “personhood” - essentially a form of US citizenship - shouldn’t they be required to reside in the US and have all their assets within the borders of the United States? In other words, if most of their business is located outside the US - are they truly US citizens - or are they really global corporations masquerading as US companies to qualify for “personhood?”