Wednesday 24 February '10 show notes

  • Guests:
    • Mark Williams, Conservative talk radio host and spokesperson for the Tea Party Express.
    • Mark Potok, Director, Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center
    • Paul Blumenthal, Sunlight Foundation.
    • Stephanie Taylor, Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
    • Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, an attorney for the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and a special consultant for the Center for Bioethics and Culture, author of several books including his latest "A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement".
  • Topics:
    • When is the tea party movement going to wake up to the fact that they're being used by racists, big corporations and the rich?
    • Is the right wing tea party movement being taken over by corporate backed racists?
    • "White House Health Proposal May Blow Up PhRMA Deal"
    • How can we force the administration to embrace a public option?
    • Why do fundamentalists think God loves us more than our cats & dogs?
  • Bumper Music:
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  • Quote: "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." -- Alice Walker.
  • Member of the day was RustyCannon, who won a copy of "Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being" for blogging:

    Miss Ashley would be right at home in Uganda. Maybe she can get a job as spokesmodel for The Family.

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