Daily Topics - Wednesday January 30th, 2013

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

Hour One: We have a showdown on guns today in Congress...

Hour Two: After government gets your guns...are your life savings next? Lowell Ponte, The Great Debasement

Hour Three: What did slave patrols have to do with the 2nd Amendment - Dr. Junius Rodriguez

Comments

meldroc's picture
meldroc 6 years 32 weeks ago
#1

Since earlier you were suggesting Congressmen wear NASCAR-style patches on their suits to show their "sponsors", I thought I'd show you the picture of Max Baucus I photochopped back in 2009 during the health care wars.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2630/3676562202_f4875f0cf8.jpg

I hope you like it.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 6 years 32 weeks ago
#2

First, I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's fiance, Thom. A prevented future is always painful.

Second, unrelatedly, I think it would be a great symbol to prosecute Wayne LaPierre for lying under oath to Congress. The NRA needs some impetus to start telling the truth.

America Needs To Move Seniors Out of Poverty and to Stop Choosing Between Food & Medicine

Thom plus logo For decades, progressives have been talking about eliminating the cap on the Social Security tax and raising Social Security benefits enough that retired and disabled people can actually survive.

Latest Headlines

Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann is a creative thinker and committed small-d democrat. He has dealt with a wide range of topics throughout his life, and this book provides an excellent cross section. The Thom Hartmann Reader will make people both angry and motivated to act."
Dean Baker, economist and author of Plunder and Blunder, False Profits, and Taking Economics Seriously
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 The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO