Daily Topics - Monday June 28th, 2010

Hour One: Sharks are circling the G-20, as nations tremble before the banksters; Plus, California Nurses and the National Nurses Association are fighting back against Meg Whitman's attack campaign...RN, Martha Kuhn will be here.

Hour Two: Is corporate BP - already responsible for negligent homicide - also guilty of ecocide? - Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity talks to Thom about the $19 billion lawsuit they've filed against BP www.biologicaldiversity.org

Hour Three: How would further destroying our social safety net and making our rich richer help America? Thom confronts the former head of the Texas Republican Party, Tom Pauken www.empowertexans.com/blog/5725

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Cornhusker's picture
Cornhusker 9 years 34 weeks ago
#1

On SCOTUS's overturning of Chicago's ~26 year gun ban...

Just talked this over with a friend. Our consensus... mandatory subscription.

Have the governor of IL call a meeting of all gun owners (aka militia) this weekend. Put them through drills or have them do public works projects... away from people so they do no harm. Repeat these meetings until SCOTUS yells uncle.

Bruce Leeroy's picture
Bruce Leeroy 9 years 34 weeks ago
#2

Whomsoever has the Gold, makes the rules. Thus the impending global governance as the bankstas have spoken and World Government is the new rule that is coming down the pipeline- "LET'S GET READDDDDDYY TO TREMBBBBBBLLLLE !!!

Absent some violent upheaval from the peasant class, what other viable alternatives are available that would curtail the demonic agenda of these financial juggernauts?

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 9 years 34 weeks ago
#3

"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. "
-- Denis Diderot

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 9 years 34 weeks ago
#4

@Cornhusker #1: Guns aren't the problem in Chicago. Violence is. Nothing gets people more agitated than poverty and it's accompanying despair.

rladlof's picture
rladlof 9 years 34 weeks ago
#5

Whitman, a candidate so heinous that it required her spending almost $64 per vote of her own money to get people of her own party to vote for her and forget that she has spent the last decade of her life taking money from middle-class folk attempting to stay afloat by selling off pieces of their lives . . . Warns us to fear the freedom of the sixties.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/la-me-theweek-20100627,0,4785360.story

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 9 years 34 weeks ago
#6

One of the more notable push polls asked if the voter was aware that John McCain had a black daughter. Karl Rove knows his business.

The reason Rove said that he could make Dubya president had more to do with Karl's ego and his rise to the challenge of getting a moron into the White House.

harry ashburn 9 years 34 weeks ago
#7

@gene: all your comments: right on! :)

kyslim420's picture
kyslim420 9 years 34 weeks ago
#8

In order to really comply with the spirit of the second ammendment we need to form well regulated Militias. We have ignored this for decades we have wound up with militias as we see them today. What I think was intended would be more like our States National Guard units, which are now being used as they were never intended.

If we had been more diligent we would have promoted participation in local NG units by all of our citizens. We would be properly trained in the use of firearms of all types including automatic weapons, artillery, and whatever else is available to defend our communities in worst case situations. All of the "Good Stuff" would be stored at the community Armory and personal weapons would be kept by the people for their personal protection.

The National guard militias would be organized to respond to all situations unique to their respective States, people helping and protecting their families and neighbors. And in a threat to our nation they would be combined with other State militias to defend the Country.

We seem to have forgot the part of the Constitution that says basically that there will be no standing armies maintained by the Federal government.

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--

Navy, yes, Army, Marines, Air Force, NO The militias were to be all of these except the navy

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 9 years 34 weeks ago
#9

Spending to support your own mental illness should be enough evidence to disqualify you as a candidate.

SoloPocono's picture
SoloPocono 9 years 34 weeks ago
#10

Profiles In Wealthy Cowardice:

Meg Whitman & Carly Fiorina: The Twisted Sisters doing their part in keeping healthcare a privledge for the privledged

elaine

kyslim420's picture
kyslim420 9 years 34 weeks ago
#11

$4300/barrel fine X 100,000 barrels a day =$430,000,000 a day in fines

60 days X $430,000,000 per day = $25,800,000,000 as of last week

BP is already "Slow Walking" us on the damages fines etc by only putting up $20 Billion, They are $5 billion short on the fine amount alone.

Plus $12.5 billion dollars a month until they figure out how to stop it without making it worse and the current schedule projects end of August, so lets say another $25 Billion for a total of $50 Billion in fines alone, provided negligence can be proven, slam dunk according to most. Bp's only option would be to say, bribe a judge. What judge could possibly have the audacity to let these crooks off the hook? The same one that allowed them to continue drilling with out a plan for disasters like the one we now have!

kyslim420's picture
kyslim420 9 years 34 weeks ago
#12

Oops! My bad! They do have a plan. Same one as BP! I should have said "Legitimate Plan"

Foodfascist's picture
Foodfascist 9 years 34 weeks ago
#13

Here is that Christian Science Monitor article – ‘oil rain’

Reference
O'Carroll, E. (2010). Raining Oil in Louisiana? Video suggests Gulf oil spill causing crude rain. Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved June 24, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un8co1d4zb4

kyslim420's picture
kyslim420 9 years 34 weeks ago
#14

I HAVE THE ANSWER!!!!!!! They gave us (Forced Upon Us) GW Bush!!! This insured a Democratic victory in 2008 and a chance at stopping the Insanity!!!!!

scottgee1 9 years 34 weeks ago
#15

From Wikipedia:

On June 27, 2003, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opened the National Do Not Call Registry in order to comply with the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 (Public Law No. 108-10, was H.R. 395 of the 108th Congress), sponsored by Representatives Billy Tauzin and John Dingell and signed into law by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2003.

Note that Tauzin was a Dem from 1972 to 1995 and switched to the Rethuglicans in 1995.

Technogiggle's picture
Technogiggle 9 years 34 weeks ago
#16

Do not call

Sponsored by Representatives Billy Tauzin (R) and John Dingell (D) and signed into law by President George W. Bush on March 11, 2003

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 34 weeks ago
#17

I named this commercial "Reliving My Colleg Days."

Scroll slightly down and click "view the comercial" and when "campfire" is displayed click it to view my college days.

http://www.messinwithsasquatch.com/

Foodfascist's picture
Foodfascist 9 years 34 weeks ago
#18

Bush Hawaii Sanctuary -

its in our text book!

Technogiggle's picture
Technogiggle 9 years 34 weeks ago
#19

AIDS Controversial requirements

Some critics of PEPFAR feel that American political and social groups with moral rather than public health agendas are behind several requirements of PEPFAR, pointing to the mandates that one-third of prevention spending in 2006–2008 be directed towards abstinence-until-marriage programs and that all funded organizations sign ananti-prostitution pledge.

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 34 weeks ago
#20
CARL OLSEN's picture
CARL OLSEN 9 years 34 weeks ago
#21

On today's show Thom mentioned a book about Republican history that talked of how Republicans found the middle class in America to be prospering (mid-1900's) and found the middle class becoming a problem. Did anyone catch the name of that book? Thanks C.O.

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 34 weeks ago
#22

Is Thom Hartmann targeted for jail from his work on talk radio? You betcha!!!

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Your-Humanitarian-Work-Cou-by-Mary-Shaw-100628-267.html

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 34 weeks ago
#24

Obama is given great credit for health care reform and possibly financial reform. But, I believe that Obama is the best Smoke and Mirrors president or the the best Bait and Switch president or both.

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 34 weeks ago
#25

Unless Congress adds politicians to the "no call law" list, we will still have tons of calls during the day and evening. Why should politicians be exempt from this law???

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