• Show live from Los Angeles.
  • Quote: "The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure." - Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette, 1823..
  • Apologies for last night's gig, so many turned up that many had to be turned away. People called out for how well Christine and Carl guest hosted.
  • Article: Even After North Korea Frees American Journalists, Bolton Insists Clinton Trip Was A Mistake By Ben Armbruster.
  • Bush and Cheney are small terrified men, but earlier Republicans talked - Nixon and Mao Tse Tung, Reagan met Gorbachev. John Cornyn, paranoia, White House said there are a lot of lies out there, Please Cut the Crap. The White House put them up on website, Republicans are saying that Obama has an enemies list.
  • Article: Republicans Claim White House Tip Line An Obama Enemies List by Rachel Weiner.
  • Article: Cornyn: GOP ready to capitalize on Americans’ ‘fear’ and ‘anger’ in the 2010 elections. By Amanda Terkel.
  • Article: Rachel Maddow Exposes “Fake” Protesters At Health Care Town Halls.
  • Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, pointing out the tea bagger movement, astroturf movement from the start, the media is not pointing it out that leaders, organizers are corporate shills, calling them conservative activists. Crime against democracy.
  • SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT STEP IN TO RESCUE THE THE ENDANGERED NEWS INDUSTRY?
  • Article: "Dan Rather Calls for White House to Save Journalism from Financial Hardship". By Jeff Poor.
  • Guest: Troy Schneider of the New America Foundation. Non-partisan think tank. Dan Rather said we need to appoint a commission. Thom thinks bring back FEC laws requiring public interest programming. There is no one silver bullet. He agrees that good coverage is at risk. Fairness. Wants to help new media too.
  • Bumper Music: California Girls, Beach Boys (video).
  • What's the media not telling you?
  • Harper's Index statistics about banking, finance. Canadian banks required no support. Canada has 0.4% of mortgages in foreclosure compared to 7.2%. David Icke, men in lizard suits, new theory about the name Barack. Thom called the RNC. Thom volunteered for Barry Goldwater. Thom told the RNC he was concerned the party was being portrayed like crazies because of the tea baggers.
  • Bumper Music: Coming into Los Angeles, Arlo Guthrie.
  • Quote: "The only security of all is in a free press" Thomas Jefferson.
  • FULL MONTY ALERT
  • Article: Putin bares his torso in Siberia.
  • Article: "Freshman Democratic lawmaker 'physically assaulted at a local event' by right-wing activists. by Ben Bergmann.
  • Republicans could be back in power again, take them seriously, they are deadly serious. They stopped the counting of the vote. The crazies of the right are anti democratic. Our crazies are fighting for democracy.
  • Article: YouTube: Todd Akin: My Colleagues "Almost Got Lynched" At Town Halls (Video).
  • Birthers. It is racism.
  • Food Inc. What has been done to food, the food industry is totally corporatised. Monsanto corn, Bt corn, butterflies dying, no government regulation.
  • Bumper Music: King of the Road, Roger Miller (video).
  • Upcoming Events: Thom's book tour for "Threshold":

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  • Truckers get and prefer Fox. MSNBC is premium, not available everywhere.
  • Thom was on O'Reilly's show, got masses of vile email, death threats.
  • Article: Fox's Jarrett falsely claimed Pelosi "sort of suggested" that health care protesters are Nazis.
  • Article: "White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost". By David D. Kirkpatrick.
  • "HEALTH CARE IS NOT A RIGHT."
  • Guest: Alex Epstein of the Ayn Rand Institute. White House confirming drug cost deal. Thom says health care is a right. If want your house not to burn down or your body to survive, you need socialized fire department or health. You have the right to choose own health provider and people should be free to offer services. A free market produces better, cheaper computers. They define freedom as economic. "A necessitous man is not a free man". If you don't have a base line level of Maslow needs, you are not free. He says trying that has not worked. Thom says it has in other countries. He said Ayn Rand knew more about freedom than FDR. What chance would a child with spina bifida have without rich parents? Society is a collection of individuals.
  • Bumper Music: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Ennio Morricone.
  • Article: "The Incredible Shrinking Healthcare Reform". by Norman Solomon.
  • Article: "Obama gives powerful drug lobby a seat at healthcare table". By Tom Hamburger.
  • Article: "Health Care is not a Right". By Leonard Peikoff.
  • Article: "In a Plea for Health Reform, a Widow Picks Up Her Paintbrushes". By Dana Milbank.
  • Bumper Music: California Love, 2 Pac & Dr Dre.
  • Article: Hypnotist fined for stealing a kiss on a date (AP). South Korea.
  • From the chat room: [pugla46] thomhartmann: Recess Rally.
  • Right wingers give constant positive feedback, they are more emotional, it is a self confirming group, and Democrats are more cerebral? Fox is 24/7, MSNBC is not - it has non-liberal stuff, not the same sense of community. Community fills a basic human need. Murdoch lost $100m a year for 5 years before Hannity, etc. made the first penny for Fox News. AAR lost much less and a much bigger fuss was made, they did not have the funder. Thom was just picked up by AAR affiliate in Washington, DC.
  • What is the best way for those of us who want healthy community to push back against crazies on right?
  • Bumper Music: Pocket Full Of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield (video).
  • The ad that CNN refused to run.
  • Video: GOP Rx for Health Insurance Reform: TV Version. Americans United for Change.
    "Why do the health insurance companies and Republicans want to kill President Obama’s health insurance reform? Because they like things the way they are now. Ed Hanway, CEO of insurance giant Cigna, makes $12.2 million a year. That’s $5,883 an hour. Ed makes more in one day, than the average worker makes all year long. Now Ed's retiring with a $73 million golden parachute. The Republican prescription for the health insurance crisis — be as rich as Ed. You'll be happy too."
  • Article: Healthcare FLASHBACKS (VIDEO).
    "Now flash back to April 2008, when the Obama campaign put out this ad, in which Obama held Tauzin up as an example of everything that was wrong with the game-playing in Washington."

    The pharmaceutical industry wrote into the prescription drug plan that Medicare could not negotiate with drug companies. And you know what the chairman of the committee, who pushed the law through went to work for the pharmaceutical industry making 2 million dollars a year.

    Imagine that.

    That's an example of the same old game playing in Washington. You know I don't want to learn how to play the game better, I want to put an end to the game playing.

  • When you've got nothing to sell but trash, the status quo, making the corporations and rich get richer...
  • The ad that CNN refused to run.
  • Video: GOP Rx for Health Insurance Reform: TV Version. Americans United for Change.
    "Why do the health insurance companies and Republicans want to kill President Obama’s health insurance reform? Because they like things the way they are now. Ed Hanway, CEO of insurance giant Cigna, makes $12.2 million a year. That’s $5,883 an hour. Ed makes more in one day, than the average worker makes all year long. Now Ed's retiring with a $73 million golden parachute. The Republican prescription for the health insurance crisis — be as rich as Ed. You'll be happy too."
  • ... you have to use fear and anger, hate and racism. Shouting down representatives at town halls. Being able to compete against a very rich guy or pharmaceutical company is not freedom. Freedom has to do with a society being functional.
  • Article: Cornyn: Public anger on healthcare a good opportunity for GOP.
    " “Fear, I would say, precedes anger, and I think there are a lot of people who tell me they are scared of what they see coming out of Washington in terms of spending and the debt and muscular federal intervention on everything from financial institutions to healthcare,” Cornyn said. “It’s almost like a part of the grieving process.”

    What’s more, he said, disappointment — whether driven by fear, anger or any other emotion — with the Democratic agenda has given Republicans a better platform from which to launch their assault on the Democratic majority in the Senate.

    “No one would have ever thought six months ago we would be where we are today. I see real opportunities for us,” Cornyn said at a meeting with reporters. “2010 did not look like it was going to be a particularly friendly year for us.”

    "
  • They are asking for more press coverage of the birther movement.
  • Article: Poll: 28% of Republicans don't believe Obama was born in U.S. by Ben Smith.
  • Article: Poll: Plurality of Republicans want more media coverage of President Obama’s birth certificate By Matt Corley.
  • Bumper Music: Hotel California/i>, Eagles.
  • GEEKY SCIENCE ROCKS!
  • Article: "Men Treated For Localized Prostate Cancer Could Benefit From Pomegranate Juice Consumption".
  • Article: "Radiologists Develop Asthma Imaging Method".
  • Article: "Native Americans Descended From A Single Ancestral Group, DNA Study Confirms".
  • Article: "Half A Glass Of Wine A Day May Boost Life Expectancy By Five Years".
  • Article: "Statin study: Lower cholesterol, diminished joy of sex linked". By Marilyn Elias.
  • Article: "Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol". By Jennifer Viegas.
  • Bumper Music: California dreamin, The Mamas & The Papas.
  • Freedom vs. license.
  • Bumper Music: Democracy is coming to the USA, Leonard Cohen.
  • Ellen Ratner of Talk Radio News. One of most common comments at his gigs is how much they like to hear from her. She is at the Senate. Sotomayor vote at 3. It looks like 31 Republicans no, 65-66 yes, Voinovitch yes, nice speech. Kennedy and Byrd absent. Mikulski her broke ankle. NRA threatened revenge on any voting yes. Baucus? Brownback and Roberts are against moving Guantanamo detainees there, said visit Fort Leavenworth first. Obama meeting this afternoon about health care, Gibbs said so-called gang of 6 keep working. A bill may be able to go straight to Obama, it is same as the house one. Clinton supporting Somalia against Eritrea.
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