Highlights on the Show...December 21 - December 25, 2009

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Hour Two: "The 5 Big Lies About American Business: Combating Smears Against the Free Market Economy" Thom has a rumble with conservative talker Michael Medved www.michaelmedved.com

Hour Three: Why is Obama's Safe Schools Czar the target of a right wing hate campaign?  Thom confronts Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union www.acru.org

Tuesday

Hour Three: "How did the right wing steal Christmas and how do we get it back?"  Thom debates Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center www.thomasmore.org

Wednesday

Hour Three: "Class Warfare...fat cats vs. the rest of us...who do you think is winning?!"  Thom mixes it up with Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org

Thursday & Friday

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BrooksM (not verified) 9 years 25 weeks ago
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Thom,

I want to thank you for your excellent broadcast. I live in Phoenix AZ and look forward every day to your program.

It has been apparent to me for a long time that almost all the problems and issues we have today date back in origin to the failure of McCain - Feingold to accomplish a meaningful campaign finance reform. I feel that if we can have any point of agreement with the modern day 'tea party' movement, it is that we do not own our country anymore - our government is owned by and takes it's marching orders from corporate America.

If we have any hope of reversing this situation, it seems to me to be imperative that it be done from the grass roots level. If it were possible to create a truly bipartisan tea party movement that would ally progressives (who seem to better understand the situation) with the existing opposition tea party movements, it would immensely improve our chances of creating a totally publicly funded election system that would give us a chance to own our country once again. We need to dismantle the feeding trough, or the beast will continue to feed. If this could be done, would that not render the corporate personhood issue a moot point ?

Thom, you have a great bully pulpit from which to begin to reach out to and educate the other siders on what our fundamental problem really is. Instead of
just responding to each outrageous abuse of corporate bribery why don't we focus on the fundamental problem.

Thanks again for your excellent program and very thoughtful and incisive commentary and discussion.

BrooksM

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