Daily Topics - Thursday December 20th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE M-F from 3-6pm ET!

Hour One: "Newtown tragedy...different outcome if men were in charge" - Charlotte Allen, Contributor-National Review Online / Plus, America's Political Prisoner...Don Siegelman - Dana Siegelman, Free-Don.org

Hour Two: Time to throw NetFlix into the Boston Harbor... / Plus, Geeky Science - Will your next burger be ground-up mealworms?

Hour Three: Why is Obama Shooting Santa Claus?


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mathboy 9 years 41 weeks ago

Thom, I expected you to point out to Charlotte Allen that Louise is a gun-toting liberal woman.

Also, you should be careful not to conflate schizophrenia with multiple personalities.

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mathboy 9 years 41 weeks ago

If I might paraphrase the caller's joke: Men are better in a fire fight because when they're in a dangerous situation in which bullets might penetrate them, their bodies have ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

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DFMM 9 years 41 weeks ago

Abortion and Newtown:

Some of the religious right have blamed the shooting in Newtown on Americans who embraced abortion. Using that kind of twisted logic ---or lack of logic--- you could say that those innocent 6 an 7 year-old children would still be alive if the spineless coward who shot them, had been aborted.

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mathboy 9 years 41 weeks ago

Oh mealworms. I wondered what mealworks were. (Typo in the daily post, which has been corrected. Thanks.)

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mathboy 9 years 41 weeks ago

Hmm, it does make sense that the CPI would be based on total spending, but there's a limitation to that. If people would like to spend more but can't, the actual spending won't reflect that. So I think that's the ultimate problem with the Chained CPI, since allowances wouldn't be made to encourage expanding spending to get the economy going.

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