Daily Topics - Wednesday November 17th, 2010

Please welcome David Sirota of AM 760 Colorado's Progressive Talk in for Thom today

Quote of the Day: "Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything." -- Benjamin Franklin

Hour One: What do the latest trade agreements mean for John and Jane unemployed? Lori Wallach of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch will be here www.tradewatch.org; Plus, political transparency and the TSA scanners? The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney will be here www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion

Hour Two: The High Cost of Low Prices - Journalist/teacher Ellen Ruppel Shell, author of "Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture" will be here www.ellenruppelshell.com

Hour Three: Robert Gates...not a member of the conservative/progressive defense cut coalition? Zaid Jilani, reporter/blogger with Think Progress.org will be here www.thinkprogress.org


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gerald 9 years 44 weeks ago

Mr. Sirota, Thom has very good replacements for him. You are one of the persons who help Thom when he is busy away from the radio. You do a good job in sharing with us information.

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Pretzelogic in ... 9 years 44 weeks ago

"The word bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out."
attributed to George Carlin

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michael deterding 9 years 43 weeks ago

repblicans act out their agenda globally, democtats nationally, each party moves the line to one world government in imperceptible

lock step increments

not my quote

Trump has told us how he and the Republicans plan to steal this election: can we stop him and save our republic?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump became president by exploiting a loophole called the Electoral College. The majority of Americans did not want him or vote for him as president, but he's there anyway.

Now he's planning on using a different loophole, the 12th Amendment, to hang onto power.
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