Daily Topics - Wednesday September 19th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day...

Hour One: Romneyhood...steal from the poor & give to the rich - Mark Williams / Plus, pirates, global warming and the Flying Spaghetti Monster...oh my!

Hour Two: Impeach Scalia!

Hour Three: Citizens United, trade & jobs - Thom has a conversation with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#1

I believe it was Thomas Jefferson that said, "Dissent is the highest from of patriotism." Theodore Roosevelt said, "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President." Of course, I may have that backward, but I have buttons with those quotes on them somewhere.

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Gene Savory 10 years 19 weeks ago
#2

Piracy: Hostile Takeover without the paperwork.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#3

I think the pirate word "arr" is the naval term "aye" with a presumed final silent letter r unsilenced. There's another word in American English that gained an r in the same way, but I can't think of it right now.

Usually it goes the other way, of course. We get "cuss" from "curse" and "ass" from "arse".

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mathboy 10 years 19 weeks ago
#4

Ignivomously ugly? There's a band named Ignivomous, and it's supposed to mean "vomiting fire". I'm not sure the etymology is correct, but it does get the idea across.

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