Daily Topics - Tuesday January 8th, 2012

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

Hour One: Guns don't make a revolution, people do... / Plus, corporate personhood in the carpool lane? Jonathan Frieman, JD

Hour Two: Mandatory prayer...coming back to a public school near you? - Dan Gainor, Media Reserch Center

Hour Three: The unintended consequence of Obamacare...part-time nation? Wendell Potter, Author-Deadly Spin

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 25 weeks ago
#1

I'm guessing Alex Jones is not much of a student of history. "1776 will commence again" implies that gun owners are going to write a letter to the President, like the Declaration of Independence to King George III. If he had said "1775", the year the Revolutionary War started, it would sound like he's suggesting an uprising.

And in listing governments that took away guns, he omits England under the Catholic Tudors, who took guns away from Protestants. This was, in fact, one of the major reasons for the Second Amendment. As in Germany under Hitler, the goal under King Charles was to empower one demographic over another, and of course that's wrong. Keeping untrustworthy individuals from having guns is an improvement to the community and to any use of the militia.

trav4's picture
trav4 7 years 25 weeks ago
#2

That sounds like nit-picking! I've seen and heard Alex before and really wouldn't consider that a meltdown. For him it was just more intense anger!

mathboy's picture
mathboy 7 years 25 weeks ago
#3

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From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine