Jun. 1, 2010 5:01 pm
- Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.
- Peter Beinart, Sr. political writer at The Daily Beast.
- "Adolf Hitler and the mystery of the big pink swastika"
- What's up with Israel? Are they pirates or protecting their need to keep Hamas in the Prison of Gaza? Why didn't they recognize the elections in 2006 and just get on with it?
- Volcanic oil spill.
- Bumper Music:
- Springtime for Hitler, from Mel Brooks' movie "The Producers".
- Let Me Be Myself, 3 Doors Down.
- Ghost Chickens in the Sky, Sean Morey.
- I'm Not Over, Carolina Liar.
- Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2.
- What about now? Chris Daughtry.
- Give It To Me, 3 Doors Down.
- Take a Minute, K'Naan.
- Grand Canyon, Dmitriy Lukyanov (you need to search for it) (with additional sounds by Jacob).
- Democracy, Leonard Cohen.
- Today's newsletter has details of today's guests and links to the major stories and alerts that Thom covered in the show, plus lots more. If you haven't signed up for the free newsletter yet, please do. If you missed today's newsletter, it is in the archive.
- Quote: "War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
How is the Gulf Oil spill, the State of Florida and Al Gore related? The answer is not global warming, the answer is the 2000 Presidential election and the theft of the American presidency by George W. Bush and the U.S. Supreme Court (and the Republican Party in the State of Florida). If Al Gore was elected President in 2000, there would have been no secret Dick Cheney energy meetings or watering down of environmental/gas exploration regulations. As an environmental advocate, a President Gore would have stood for stricter regulations and oversight on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere minimizing the likelihood of a catastrophe like the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Unfortunately for the (Republicans and others in the) State of Florida, which is now in the pathway of the giant oil plumes, the chickens have come home to roost. Maybe the Florida Republicans have saved some of those dimpled chads to soak up all the oil coming their way.