• Dear Republicans, What Did You Expect?! Did you really think turning over America to billionaire oligarchs and giant corporations would make a better world?!
  • Economics of Mass Shootings or Police Shootings - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an e-book)
  • The "Innocence of Whiteness" Versus Justice for a Black Man In America - Debbie Hines, Trial lawyer, former prosecutor and legal/political commentator
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Dear Republicans: What Did You Expect?
Thom plus logo Did you really think turning America over to billionaire oligarchs and giant corporations would make a better world?

Dear Republican voter:

When Ted Nugent, the NRA and the GOP told you that more guns would make America a less violent society, what did you expect? Did you really think that suddenly every American would become a fast-draw marksman and vigilante justice would take us back to some happy Wild West movie fantasy?

When Trump said Covid was "just like the flu" at the same time he was telling Bob Woodward it was a killer, what did you expect? When he pushed refusing to wear a mask as if it were some sort of declaration of masculinity, and openly encouraged states and cities to remain open to produce "herd…er…thinking" did you really believe that would keep a half-million Americans from dying?

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Thursday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Dear Republicans, What Did You Expect?! Did you really think turning over America to billionaire oligarchs and giant corporations would make a better world?!
Article: "Dear Republicans: What Did You Expect?" by Thom Hartmann.
Quote: "It goes through air, Bob. That's always tougher than the touch. You know, the touch, you don't have to touch things. Right? But the air, you just breathe the air and that's how it's passed. And so, that's a very tricky one. That's a very delicate one. It's also more deadly than your – you know, your, even your strenuous flus. You know, people don't realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here. Who would ever think that, right? ... This is deadly stuff" - Donald J. Trump.
Quote: "This is a flu. This is like a flu" - Donald J. Trump.
Quote: "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub" by Grover Norquist.
Article: "Trickle-down economics" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Enron scandal" by Wikipedia.
Article: "War on Drugs" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Iraq and weapons of mass destruction" by Wikipedia.
Article: "The Watt Controversy" by Bill Prochnau.
Article: "Top 10 Climate Deniers" by Brendan Demelle.
Article: "Political positions of Ron Paul" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Nixon's Southern strategy" by James Boyd.
Article: "2nd Amendment". A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Article: "Warsaw Uprising" by Wikipedia.
Article: "How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power" by Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell.
Book: I Paid Hitler by Fritz Thyssen.
Article: "The Doctrine of Discovery, 1493" by Pope Alexander VI.
Article: "History of the Federal Reserve System" by Wikipedia.
Article: "William Bennett" by Wikipedia.
Bible: "Matthew 25:31-46: The Sheep and the Goats". "...All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats... For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, ... 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"

Hour Two: Economics of Mass Shootings or Police Shootings
- Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System (now also available as an e-book) Twitter Twitter
Article: "NRA Uses Gun Violence to Maximize Profits" by Harlan Green.
Article: "With Strikes in Syria, Biden Confronts Iran's Militant Network" by Ben Hubbard and Jane Arraf.
Article: "Port Arthur massacre (Australia)" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting", December 14, 2012 by Wikipedia.
Article: "Whiskey Rebellion" by Wikipedia.
Article: "How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment" by Michael Waldman.
Case: "Brown v. Board Of Education", 1954 (Segregation in public schools) (overturned Plessy v. Ferguson).
Article: "How GOP-backed voting measures could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters" by Amy Gardner, Kate Rabinowitz and Harry Stevens.
Article: "COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan" by Wikipedia.
Tweet: "This is wild. The B.1.351 and P.1 variants infect and replicate in mice without the need for human ACE2! These mutations are not only enhancing transmission and antibody evasion but expanding host range. Work by @SimonLoriereLab. (via @CyrilPedia, @avivi)" by Prof. Akiko Iwasaki.
Article: "Michigan makes up 15% of all new B.1.1.7 variant cases found in the US" by Krystle Holleman and Christiana Ford.
Article: "Reevaluating Children's Role in the Pandemic" by Rafaela von Bredow.
Article: "Martin Luther" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Harriet Tubman" by Wikipedia.

Hour Three: The "Innocence of Whiteness" Versus Justice for a Black Man In America
- Debbie Hines, Trial lawyer, former prosecutor and legal/political commentator Twitter
Article: "Emmett Till", 1955 by Wikipedia
Article: "Emmett Till Murder Trial (1955)" by Douglas O. Linder.
Article: "Death of Eric Garner" by Wikipedia.
Book: Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine.
Article: "Thomas Paine" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Biden says he plans to seek reelection in 2024, faces questions on filibuster, immigration, Afghanistan" by John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, Amy B Wang and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
Article: "Battle of the Bulge" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Lapid begins courting partners for anti-Netanyahu coalition" by Gil Hoffman, Jeremy Sharon.
Article: "Kibbutz" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Sesame Street" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Apollo 11" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Jen Psaki" by Wikipedia.
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