Daily Topics - Tuesday February 8th, 2011

Hour One: Who's really running the American economy?

Two: Why do conservatives hate the idea of a unionized TSA? Adrian Moore, VP/Policy-Reason Foundation - http://reason.org

Hour Three: Should individual states have their own official state militia? Seton Motley, President-Less Government - www.lessgovernment.org

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DRichards's picture
DRichards 9 years 2 weeks ago
#1

A vote will occur TODAY to extend the "PATRIOT" Act another year, and it will pass easily unless you and I take immediate action.

Congress is once again trying to sneak through an attack on our rights by reauthorizing the so-called "PATRIOT" Act with as little debate and scrutiny as possible.

No amendments will be allowed, and debate will be limited to 40 minutes.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 2 weeks ago
#2

You know what bothers me most when Thom remarks to his surprise something he finds admirable of Reagan or Nixon in hindsight? What bothers me most is that we are trending down... how many years and how bad will the administration at the time be when Thom looks back and reflects on something upon retrospect makes Bush seem admirable.

Face it, Nixon and Reagan etc... went only as far as they believed they could, and then they played the part they believed they were expected to.

Feels like we're being dragged down into a vortex, or stuck in a tarpit... reflecting on how nice it was when we were only up to our knees.

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DRichards's picture
DRichards 9 years 2 weeks ago
#3

What does filing a 1099 have to do with health care?

As part of "ObamaCare" credit card companies are now allowed to charge businesses $99 to file a 1099. Not only is paying the credit card companies $99 fee is a financial burden for us small business people, the filing of 1099s for all of my supplies a hugh clerical burden!

rladlof's picture
rladlof 9 years 2 weeks ago
#4

NOTE: Mr Moore is arguing that citizens earning fair money serving their government does not benefit the government when they PAY TAXES and STIMULATE the economy through spending their paychecks in tax paying establishments.

File Under: Lacks-the-ability-to-and-does-not-understand-reality OR is a will-say/do-anything-for-money shill.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 2 weeks ago
#5

Well public employees may not make products, but there are several that do install and maintain equipment. No different then their privately employed counter-parts.

The con's feverish desire to eliminate all organized labor so often comes down to this one fundamental wish of theirs' "Keep the rabble down, and concentrate all power in the hands of the few." Perhaps con isn't short for conservative, maybe it's really control-freak. Tyranny flourishes in the hands of the powerful few, and collective-bargaining is the common worker's check to that power. That isn't opinion, it is a historical fact, proven time and time again.

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gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 2 weeks ago
#6

February 8, 2011

Here is my daily schedule. Weekends are more flexible. There is no guarantee what time I will awake – 12 noon-3PM I listen to Thom and I will sometimes listen to him and be on the computer, 3-4PM, computer, 4PM- 12 Midnight I try to relax with a life, 12 Midnight-? I may be on the computer.

Listening to Thom’s first hour convinced even more that the United States of Mortal Sin is a bullshit and a horseshit nation. The United States of Mortal Sin is a hell-hole and a rat-hole country. May God bless the Egyptians for their peaceful love for a better quality of life! Now, will Satan’s disciples in the United States of Mortal Sin let God-loving Americans have a better quality of life???

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, ESPECIALLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF MORTAL SIN!!!

rladlof's picture
rladlof 9 years 2 weeks ago
#7

Representative Darrell Issa News:

Are you now or have you ever cared about what your government is actually doing - http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/welch-to-issa-step-away-or-at-least-step-back-from-foia.php

Pimp publishes John List complete with their fetishes - http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/rep_issa_releases_business_wish_list.php

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 2 weeks ago
#8

The Democratic party's biggest problem is that they have not choosen one single issue to rally behind. They need to appeal to the "lizard brain" of the uninformed and independent voters. They need a focus point for these type of voters to make their binary choice. I'm not saying that the Democratic party abandon its platform, to the contrary they should embrace it, but they should find one plank of that platform and wield it like a club. In other words, no matter what x congresswoaman or y senator wants, they all always start their talk and end their talk rallying around the one plank.

Of course it can't be just any issue, it has to be polarizing, it has to be something any comman soul decides instantly its either right or wrong. A strong Black & White issue. Sure in the long run there will be those who find nuances in it, but it essentially has to be galvanizing... and ardently PROGRESSIVE.

rladlof's picture
rladlof 9 years 2 weeks ago
#10

Since the DLC has utterly usurped the DEM machine under the oversight of Obama and Kaine, ‘Demoncrats Loving Corporations’ is ceasing to pretend a radical splinter group: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/report-dlc-could-close-down.php

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 9 years 2 weeks ago
#11

Thom if you own your show, and are doing well with it, perhaps its time to grow and find another progressive talker in which you can bring under your business model and expand your market share.

Hmmm six hours of the Thom Hartmann radio network.... then nine, 18... dare I dream 24 hrs of the Hartmann radio network.... yep I can dream it... probably all it will ever be, but still its nice to dream.

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cmoore68's picture
cmoore68 9 years 2 weeks ago
#12

Privately run prisons make no sense to me. Unless the prison has a manufacturing component, the only source of revenue is siphoning tax receipts. This is the purest form of the transfer of wealth after the earned income tax credit. The difference being those owning the prisons don't need the money to keep a roof over their heads.

cmoore68's picture
cmoore68 9 years 2 weeks ago
#13

Instead of shooting Mexicans crossing the border, maybe NAFTA should be modified to force Mexico to implement a minimum wage comparable to Canada and the US or face huge import sanctions. As long as northern industries are permitted to relocate to the other side of the southern border to take advantage of third world wages, Canada and the US will be the preferred destination of Mexican workers.

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 2 weeks ago
#14

February 8, 2011

I DO NOT FAVOR THE RETURN OF THE MILITARY DRAFT BECAUSE ONLY THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF WORKING AMERICANS WILL BE SERVING IN THE ARMED SERVICES AND OUR FASCIST-NAZI LEADERS WILL CARRY ON ENDLESS WARS. I DO NOT FAVOR A NATIONAL WORK SERVICE FORCE BECAUSE ONLY THE SONS AND THE DAUGHTERS OF THE RICH WILL BE A PART OF THIS WORK SERVICE PROGRAM.

THE UNITED STATES OF MORTAL SIN IS ON HER KNEES AND WILL SOON BE A DEAD NATION TO WALLOW IN THE ABYSS OF HELL.

gerald's picture
gerald 9 years 2 weeks ago
#15

February 8, 2011

My wife has made a comment to me that she hears more helicopters in our area. Our area is a haven for fascist-Nazi Americans and with my four files on file with homeland security there is probably renewed interest in me as a domestic terrorist. A similar experience has happened back in early 2007.

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