- Bill Keller, Televangelist/President of Bill Keller Ministries, Founder-LivePrayer.com, and proprietor of the forthcoming 9/11 Christian Center at Ground Zero.
- John Berlau, Director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Competitive Enterprise Institute.
- Scott Wheeler of the Republican National Trust PAC.
- Should Roger Ailes be in Guantanamo for supporting terrorism?
- When will America wake up and adopt Swedish socialism?
- With people literally committing suicide because the economy is tanking, how can the right keep screaming about a community center next to a strip club near Ground Zero?
- Bumper Music:
- Smooth Talk, Delbert McClinton.
- What's Up, DJ Miko.
- Ghost Chickens in the Sky, Sean Morey.
- On Your Way Down, Trombone Shorty.
- Stupid People Peter Prins.
- Around The World (La La La La La) ATC.
- World Hold On, Bob Sinclar (video).
- Around The World Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- It's Your Life, Loverboy.
- 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: "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." -- James Madison.
- Article: First Amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
- Quote: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" by Barack Obama, page 261.
Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
- Quote: Thomas Jefferson.
Feb. 1. Dr. Rush tells me that he had it from Asa Green that when the clergy addressed Genl. Washington on his departure from the govmt, it was observed in their consultation that he had never on any occasion said a word to the public which showed a belief in the Xn religion and they thot they should so pen their address as to force him at length to declare publicly whether he was a Christian or not. They did so. However he observed the old fox was too cunning for them. He answered every article of their address particularly except that, which he passed over without notice. Rush observes he never did say a word on the subject in any of his public papers except in his valedictory letter to the Governors of the states when he resigned his commission in the army, wherein he speaks of the benign influence of the Christian religion. I know that Gouverneur Morris, who pretended to be in his secrets & believed himself to be so, has often told me that Genl. Washington believed no more of that system than he himself did.
Monday 23 August '10 show notes
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