Daily Topics - Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

You pick the music week 2 - send us your favorite Labor songs!

Hour One: Was Governor Scott Walker "punked?" Ian Murphy - The Buffalo Beast / Plus, Is the war for middle America about to turn hot? John Nichols - The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: War on Labor...clash of cultures? Bryan Preston - Pajamas Media / Plus, latest from Madison - David Vines

Hour Three: Latest from Wisconsin's war on Labor - James P. Hoffa - International Brotherhood of Teamsters


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rillem 12 years 5 weeks ago

Just a few songs for your consideration:

How 'bout Peter, Paul and Mary's version of Pete Seger's "If I Had a Hammer". It's both anti-war and pro-labor.


If we're still doing anti-war songs here are song great ones:

My favorite anti-war song of all time. Creedence Clearwater Revival:


Marvin Gaye, "What's Goin' On?"


Jimmy Cliff, "Vietnam".


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Thank you,

Mike Miller

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gerald 12 years 5 weeks ago


The issue is not the breaking up of the unions. The unions have as much power as the pimple on my behind. The issue is control. The Republican crazies want complete control of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches at the federal, state, county, and local levels. Once they have control, they will pass into laws that enslave and impoverish Americans as a whole. America is becoming a diversified country and controlling this trend toward diversity will be difficult. Once diversity is controlled, The Republican crazies will be able to dictate who can vote and who cannot. The Republican crazies will never lose another election and control will be until the Last Judgment. The enslavement and the impoverishment of ninety percent Americans will be completed at the Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin will not be the Republican crazies Waterloo. Wisconsin will be the Republican crazies victory at the Wisconsin Dells. You must never forget that this battle is about total control over ninety percent of Americans.

The Republican crazies want to scrap our United States Constitution. Not everything is about money. The high stakes game that the Republican crazies are playing is about control, manipulation, and power.

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gerald 12 years 5 weeks ago

The Wisconsin National Guard is preparing to take over the state prison system. If it is necessary, a mercencery army will be hired to break up the protesters. If any protester is killed, we will have a civil war that is started by Scott Walker. Blood will flow in the streets of Wisconsin. We are the brink of seeing thousands of Wisconsin citizens slaughtered in the state. The protesters are not the mob. The mob is composed of the Supreme Court mafia, the conservative crazies, the blue-dog rats, and a weak leader in Obama.

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gerald 12 years 5 weeks ago

Control, Manipulation, and Power

I had a chance to review the video discs by Lindsey Williams. Here are some of the highlights from his discs.

There is a group of people who do control our world. The American dollar will collapse. Inflation will increase in two years. Gold and silver are the only money that matters. More wars are planned. The name of the game is control, manipulation, and power. Not everything is about money!

The elite are not divine. The elite are laughing at stupid Americans. The elite are the devil’s messiahs. The elite are trying to remove our God to control Americans. The original purpose of education was to teach us how to read so we could read the Bible. Today, the purpose of education is to be patriotic Americans in order to pay our taxes.

Where do we want our rewards? Do we want our rewards to come from God or from the American government?

The elite want to set up a New World Order. We will all work for the American government. America is in trouble. We will be poor by inflation, deflation, and slavery.

The American taxpayer gave the elite $2.5 trillion and in return the elite gave us a $9 trillion deficit. A JOB means Just Over Broke! The collapse of the American dollar and inflation will be gradual. ALL ORIGINAL WEALTH COMES FROM THE GROUND!!! Gold and silver come from the ground. Money for the elite is gold and silver. Paper money means nothing to the elite. The elite’s plans are by intentional design.

In the U.S. Constitution there are not the words, separation of church and state. The current standard of currency for the world is crude oil and the American dollar. The American dollar is being phased out as a viable currency. The world is dumping the American dollar. Our politicians have betrayed us. The Bush family is an oil family and they are part of the elite.

The American dollar is worthless and it will collapse the world economy. In two years America will be bankrupt, inflation will rise, salaries are slashed, and soup lines will be here but will the soup lines have any soup. Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God! – Thomas Jefferson!

There will be war through out the world in two years. Everyone will be working for the American government. Gasoline will be $10 per gallon. We have no jobs in America. The elite have moved all of our jobs out of our country. 501C3 binds the pastors from speaking out against our country’s policies and practices. Churches, today, do not have pastors with courage. Only Divine Intervention can save America!

The elite do have ethics and they must reveal to us what they intend to do. This revelation is subtle. The elite do not have salvation. They have a god and their god is of this world and his name is Lucifer. The mouthpiece for the elite is the national media.

The elite want only nine mega-banks. The elite are vicious people. Watch for the bank takeovers! Watch for the number of bankruptcies! Do we have access to our safety deposit boxes? Watch the movies Hollywood produces! Do these movies glorify violence and war? Watch the pace of inflation! At the end we will see a limit on how much money we can take out of the bank.

Here are the control measures to enslave Americans banking or the control of our pocketbooks, health care, the Patriot Act, Youth Corp or the SS Brownshirts, mandatory service in society for adults, gun control, travel restrictions, and media restrictions.

The elite do not act the part of criminals. The elite leave the impression of being responsible and respected people.


Although I have shared much information with you on Lindsey Williams, he turned me off with two sentences. “America is a republic and not a democracy. Democracy is socialism.” I like socialism and America needs more socialism. A republic has elected representatives. Do you honestly believe that our elected representatives really care about you and me? In a democracy the people have supreme power. I believe the people should have supreme power and not our elected representatives and especially the appointed Supreme Court justices who are really politicians and care for only the rich, the corporations, and the military. GIVE ME MORE SOCIALISM IN THE USA!!!

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gerald 12 years 5 weeks ago

I made a mistake by linking two same articles by Amos Richardson. Here was to be the third article.


The end of the middle class!

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Paradigm Mine 12 years 5 weeks ago

John Nichols is great! I am so happy to hear that I am not the only one to hear to the unethical dialogue that Ian had with Scott Walker yesterday. Thom, please keep us updated on ANY criminal investigations as time unveils details.



Isn't it unethical to not meet with the union leaders but to take a phone call from a Koch???

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gerald 12 years 5 weeks ago

Unions do not receive a higher percentage than cost of living. The cost of living has excluded food and oil increases. Cost of living is a farce in this country. I have not received a cost of living for three years. I have lost 45% of any retirement twice in ten years. The federal government has not bailed me out like they did for for the crooks and robbers from banks and Wall Street. I have lost seventy cents on each dollar. My retirement is only thirty cents on a dollar. NO ONE IS BAILING ME OUT. The rich now has my money to have them become more wealthy. I suffer a BOHICA DAY everyday from American corporations and the American rich.

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Erik300 12 years 5 weeks ago

Texas state debt has DOUBLED since Gov. Perry took office from about $13 billion to $28 billion.


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Maxrot 12 years 5 weeks ago

You know what I find the most hilarious thing about the fake Koch/Walker call. Walker loves to hear himself talk so much, he's not really even paying much attention to what Koch is saying. I mean he must have talked to Koch before, and I bet anything Koch isn't the type of guy who calls someone to listen to them drone on and on; Walker is one of those guys who loves the sound of his voice so much, he isn't even talking with Koch, he's just talking to someone he figures wants to hear him. I had a boss like that, I could find out so much about the company's status, by just sitting in his office and saying nothing, just letting him drone on and on. Typical egomaniac.

Can't wait to see how this plays out over the next few days, especially now that the Democrats have a nice layout of the game plan. Walker is in deep do-do now, I bet Koch wants to strangle him after hearing this mock call. I can see Koch saying to him, "You idiot, when have you ever heard me talk like that before?" whether Koch talks like that or not would be beside the point, he's probably just pissed and is telling himself he wouldn't talk like that.

Well right wing how does it feel to be Breitbart'ed.... hah hah.

Freakin' hilarious.


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pjamiez 12 years 5 weeks ago

When I shared the FT.com article to my FB page, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0369c1bc-3f71-11e0-a1ba-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Eu08JJvw , the following message was embedded in the sharing: "Goldman Sachs warning used to validate Democrat argument" I find that a little disturbing.

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