Daily Topics - Monday - March 29th 2010

revolution magesQuote: "It [racism] is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out." -- Pierre Berton

Hour One - Should all tea partiers be required to sign an "I won't take social security and medicare" pledge?

Hour Two - Thom defends Obama Zombies Jason Mattera www.jasonmattera.com

Hour Three - How do we get our jobs back to America? Scott Paul www.americanmanufacturing.org


Comments

Mugsy (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#1

Thom,

My brother-in-law is an Air Traffic Controller. The reason they don't work for the individual airlines is because they would show favoritism to their own airline's planes and snarl traffic across the country.

The airports themselves don't employ the controllers because we can't afford to have airports "cutting corners on safety" to save a buck.

If private corporations ran ATC, just imagine the consequences.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#2

That last break was 8 minutes, but included jim hightower.

"Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over" - headline from leftwingwacko.com

Gerald Socha (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#3

Is Dick Armey's Teabag Movement another terrorist organization that Armey will endorse?

http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=109253

Mugsy (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#4

Thom,

These idiot may claim to be willing to "sign a pledge", but include links to government sites where they can put their name on a list to cancel their social security or block 911 service from their phone, and let's see how many sign up.

rewinn (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#5

I had a co-worker once who insisted he wanted to get the government out of food inspection. He said he could do his own meat inspecting and so forth.

I think we should offer him the chance. Living without the incidents of civilization will keep the pledgers busy 24/7, at least until disease carries them off.

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#6

The sad fact that the TP'ers seem to be missing is while they are being fed fear of socialism that will take their hard-earned property, the leaders of their movement would prefer to off-shore the manufacturing base that supports their livelyhood.

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#7

Caller proves fish are not bigots. Not sure he can say the same.

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#8

@rewinn,

The problem would be that disease is by nature infectous and not limited to ideology, but I suppose you know that.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#9

@Gerald: "Is Dick Armey’s Teabag Movement another terrorist organization that Armey will endorse?"

As long as its not green tea.

"Stud Tires Out" -headline from leftwingwacko.com

glenn n (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#10

the tea party people should sign a pledge against belonging to a party, since a party is a social event.

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#11

Harry,

Re: commercial breaks

The breaks at the top and bottom of the hour will almost always be longer. This is to allow local broadcasters to air local news updates, weather and traffic.

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#12

Welcoming a CIA Official at Fordham
by Debra Sweet
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/29-7

I'm not sure what was worse; sitting in an auditorium for a speech by the head of CIA clandestine operations, or having most of the audience give a standing ovation afterward. There were some low points in between, too.

I don't know how many of you check out the articles I provide links to, sometimes I feel like I'm shouting into the wind, but please look at this....

Gerald Socha (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#14

@harry ashburn, knowing Armey's background, as many other politicians' background, will help to know what motivates certain people.

If I am going to follow some person, I want to follow a person who will help me to be a better person. Jesus Christ, the most famous liberal in history, is a person I will follow.

brian a.hayes (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#15

look at the 8 years of bush administration he ran our govrnment like it was a corporation, and ran it into the ground. he put corporate people in charge of all departments of governments what a disaster. our government was created to work for all people poor and rich. its been a history where working people have fought to see that our government worked for all people. what is the basic needs of the people. a good job with good pay health insurance,good schools and to protect the commons.what has been the job of corporation to maximize profits for the corporations and its shareholders.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#16

@Charles re: breaks: ;yeah, I know that, currently on commercial TV, a full 1/3 is devoted to non programming, ie commercials, ID etc. Granted Im used to non profit radio, but an 8 minute break 4 times an hour??

Off topic, the local NBC affilliate just did an article about detrimental effects of high fructose corn syrup!!

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - churchill

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#17

@brian a. hayes,

How has Obama changed that? He reappointed Ben (Capt. Hazeltine) Bernanke, put the former head of the NY Fed into the Treasury, pushed through a health care bill designed to ensure the health of insurance corporations, caters to the idea of bipartisanship over any identification with the supposed "platform" of the democratic party.

Cornhusker (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#18

Pentagon Pushes For A Strong Consumer Agency To Protect Troops From Abusive Financial Practices
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/29/pentagon-cfpa/

If Congress won't act, the Pentagon will?

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#19

Zero G.,

Obama must beleive in the security consulting model for the Fed. You know, the best way to stop a thief is to hire a thief.

Richard L. Adlof (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#20

Representative Eric Cantor was threatened today and the guy issuing the threat was arrested. The threatening rant was fueled by anti-Semitism and not by political dialogue.

REPEAT: As far as been released, the threat used purely anti-Semitic languaging and nothing directed towards political positions.

He is NOT a liberal . . . but a good old fashioned “Hebrew Hater”.

LeMoyne (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#21

@Cornhusker ... See! see! The Army is a socialist organization

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#22

Barack Obama in Afghanistan:

We can't forget why we're here. We did not choose this war. This was not an act of America wanting to expand its influence; of us wanting to meddle in somebody else's business. We were attacked viciously on 9/11. Thousands of our fellow countrymen and women were killed. And this is the region where the perpetrators of that crime, al Qaeda, still base their leadership. Plots against our homeland, plots against our allies, plots against the Afghan and Pakistani people are taking place as we speak right here. And if this region slides backwards, if the Taliban retakes this country and al Qaeda can operate with impunity, then more American lives will be at stake. The Afghan people will lose their chance at progress and prosperity. And the world will be significantly less secure.

We didn't create the proxy war against the Soviets, we weren't meddling in foreign affairs that later came home...(if you buy the story)

Please.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#23

@Gerald "Jesus Christ, the most famous liberal in history, is a person I will follow."

I'm very similar. I follow Pee Wee Herman.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#24

Pee Wee is more "hands-on"

Steve (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#25

Barry Goldwater famously said: "...extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice". He was probably speaking of conservative extremism, but shouldn't it also apply to socialist "extremism"? How about: "Socialism in the defense of liberty is no vice"?!

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#26

A Steve re: “Socialism in the defense of liberty is no vice”?!

"Socialism in the defense of liberty?..no dice!"

brian a.hayes (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#27

free trade who has benifited from this its not the worker

Richard L. Adlof (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#28

The folk who work at the club, “Voyeur” are good, salt of the Earth, working folk and I, for one, am glad that Michael Steele trickled down cash their way . . . Rather than spending it electing more Republican hypocrites.

Richard L. Adlof (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#29

Obama is practically COMMYnistical pronouncing for nuclear the way it designated in the dictionary.

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#30

brian a.hayes,

Not true. The Chinese farmer, who saw his livelyhood destroyed by US farm subsidies (not to mention China's aggressive indutrialization), can now take comfort in sending his children into the city to work for near-slavery wages.

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#31

Bush proved treaties are not enforceable.

DRichards (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#32

Zero G
Re: shouting into the wind

I read your links

Charles in OH (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#33

Zero G.

I also read your links but usually during breaks and after the show. Damn ADD!

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#34

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

"I do not understand this sqeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes." - Winston Churchill

mstaggerlee (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#35

@ZeroG - The subject of both the program and the commentary on Face the Nation yesterday was the wild and unruly rhetoric that's been displayed over the past weeks with regard to the Health Insurance Reform measures. The non-partisan primary idea was advanced as a means of achieving a more respectful and co-operative legislative atmosphere.

Thom said last week that the difference between a "Politician" and "Statesmen" is that a Politician's prime concern is the next election, while a Statesman's prime concern is the next generation. I'd say that the partisans are Politicians, while Statesmen, by and large, tend to behave in a more non-partisan manner.

Gene Savory (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#36

Hang him in lethargy?

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#37

@Zero G: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. " churchill

LeMoyne (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#38

@Zero G I check yr links too
The Churchill quote is a good one - First intentional use of modern chemical weapons on civilian population was by Churchill same year 1920 ... In Iraq.

I bet <10% of US population knows that 2/3 of Iraq population was 19 yrs old or less when we invaded. Ohhh what a superpower - we took over nation that is mostly children. Ask a Tea Partier who benefited fro the war in Iraq (besides oil and war corporations). You may have to inform them that the war has killed, displaced, orphaned or injured millions of Iraqis though ...

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#39

@Gene: :D

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#40

@Gene; "Hang him in leather and lace?"

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#41

@mstaggerlee,

Bob Schieffer's brother was George Bush's partner in the TX Rangers. His brother is [was] presently serving at the pleasure of GWB as Ambassador to Australia - media matters

I will state that my rhetoric about George Bush, and the GOPhers was and is inflammatory, and not that much more charitible to the Democrats.

I chose to point out the murderous policies of both. The military marches on...under both regimes. The unruly rhetoric the Scheiffer decries is nought but a sideshow.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#42

@Gene, I was going to say "Hang him in lingerie", but I had to look up how to spell it.

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#43

@harry,

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. ” churchill

I prefer the naked truth, but would favor lace over leather...

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#44

@ZeroG: ditto on Schieffer. I refer to him as Bob 'What A Good Boy Am I" Schieffer, or Bob "Mr. Dimples" Schieffer. I wrote him a letter after the Dan Rather/Bush AWOL scandal, and after his typical editorial pooh-poohing the allegations. Pointed out that he';s from Texas, and it was old news in Texas; aving been previously revealed by at least 2 Texas publications, i.e. The Austin Chronicle and the Texas Observer.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#45

@Zero G: I got arrested for naked truth one time, but then they had to let me go for lack of evidence.

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#46

Perhaps a voice in the wind carries...thanks

Is America ‘Yearning For Fascism?’
by Chris Hedges
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/03/29-2

brian a.hayes (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#47

maybe we need workers to have coopreative factories to produce american goods find the vacate factories wtf its an idea

Zero G. (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#48

@harry,

Did they let you keep the handcuffs?

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#49

@Brian...we need a FDR for that, instead we got a bill clinton

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 12 years 12 weeks ago
#50

@Zero g, they kept the handcuffs, but let me keep the diaper and catheter.

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