Daily Topics - Thursday July 7th, 2011

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Hour One: If Medicaid is on the table...so is social unrest

Hour Two: How do we expand and protect the middle class? Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream

Hour Three: Debt ceiling deadline looming...will the President make Republicans blink? Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal


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Maxrot 9 years 5 days ago

Fox viewers are not uninformed, or ignorant. Fox viewers are intentionally MISinformed. In other words they are not lacking information, they are being filled up with bogus information. Which is far more dangerous than being ignorant, for they are clinging to their misinformation, and defending it. One cannot defend a lack of information. The sheep are being led down to the slaughter house, thinking they are going to greener pastures, since that's what there shepard told them.


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WendyBluEyez 9 years 5 days ago

Maxrot - FOX viewers are both misimformed AND ignorant. The misinformation would not be effective were it not for a dumbed down populace. I know many of these people personally (unfortunately) and almost all of them lack basic critical thinking skills. They also don't want to have to do anything to educate themselves. I've had more than one of them tell me flat out "We don't read."

They would rather come home from work, grab a beer, play their XBox and allow FOX to just spoonfeed them the crap. They are willfully ignorant - and it infuriates me!

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mathboy 9 years 5 days ago

In an online petition that was to be sent to Pres. Obama, the personal note I added said, "Turning the other cheek is only useful when your enemy is capable of shame." I hope he takes it to heart, and doesn't give in to any destructive Republican demands.

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mathboy 9 years 5 days ago

If Minnesota Republicans have called not raising taxes on rich people (in exchange for an increase on cigarette taxes) a "disappointing step backward", Gov. Dayton should re-propose an increase in taxes on rich people and sell it as a step forward.

To Keep Americans Safe, We Have To Get Billionaires and Money Out Of Politics

Thom plus logo Jim Jones, who only killed 900+ people, was a piker, perhaps because he just wasn't rich enough to be truly effective. Billionaire Donald Trump has beat him more than 130 times over, with far more to come.

Canada, a country run by competent leaders and actual civil servants at the provincial and federal level, largely has the coronavirus under control and have largely closed their border to Americans.

The Guardian is reporting how Mexican border towns are asking Americans not to come, for fear of further spread of the virus there.
From Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current