Monday 07 June '21 show notes

  • Can America Function As A Multi-Racial, Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Religious Democracy?
  • Wendell Potter, Center for Health and Democracy / Tarbell / author, Deadly Spin & Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It
  • The Poor, Tortured, Praying Republicans!
  • The Division of Light and Power - Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Congressman (D-OH), Public Servant & author, The Division of Light and Power
  • Peru's Polarized Election - Medea Benjamin, Activist/Co-Founder, CODEPINK/Global Exchange / Author, latest Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection - live from Peru
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Can America function as a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religious democracy?
Thom plus logo The GOP and, sadly, a few white Democrats like Manchin want to answer that question with a definite “No.”

This weekend, Louise and I took a long drive to a small town in a rural part of Oregon. Watching people walk down the street, we imagined we could identify who would vote Democratic and who would vote Republican largely by how they looked and dressed (and who wore a mask or didn't).

It sounds like a very superficial analysis, but take a look at the people who show up for Republican party meetings versus the folks who show up for Democratic party meetings. Or the people who show up to protest police violence and the people who show up to “support the police.”

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
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The Poor, Tortured, Praying Republicans!
Thom plus logo Like the poor dogs in the animal shelter ads on TV, these Republicans need our help. Let's work to save them, to rescue them, to free them!

If Utah governor Spencer Cox or his wife Anne, both good Mormons, were diagnosed with heart disease and at risk of a heart attack, odds are they would get on their knees and pray. And then they'd go to the doctor.

They probably wouldn't show up at the fatty-food all-you-can-eat buffet and chow down as much heart-attack-inducing fried foods they could. Particularly after they talked to their doctor.

Utah right now is in a severe drought, the worst in the recorded history. It's the result of climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.

Utah cities are cutting back on water use, agriculture is in trouble, terrible forest fires are almost certainly just around the corner with brushfires erupting constantly, and at least one dam the generates electricity has lost so much water they may soon have to shut down the generators.

And so this week Governor Cox went before the people of Utah to ask them to…wait for it…pray for rain.

Read more at HartmannReport.com.

-Thom
Monday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Can America Function As A Multi-Racial, Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Religious Democracy?
Tweet: "Manchin's op-ed might as well be titled, “Why I'll vote to preserve Jim Crow.” https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1401481209226596355" by Mondaire Jones.
Article: “Why I'm voting against the For the People Act“ by Joe Manchin.
Tweet: "4) So what you're seeing right now is a very awkward dance from a mediocre politician who's trying to be so loud about opposing voting rights legislation, no one notices when he ends up quietly voting for it." by Palmer Report.
Article: "What Joe Manchin Wants " by Andy Kroll.
Article: "Robert Byrd" by Wikipedia.
Bill: "H.R.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3].
Bill: "S.1 - For the People Act of 2021" by Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR].
Article: "LGBTQ Indoctrination Is Working" by Michael Brown.
Article: "Men's Names Are Being Overtaken By Women" by Jeff Davidson.
Article: "Jamestown, Virginia" by Wikipedia.
Law: "Sherman Antitrust Act", 1890.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976
Article: "What is ALEC" by ALEC Exposed.
Article: "Joe Manchin" by Wikipedia.
Article: "West Virginia ALEC Politicians" by sourcewatch.
Article: "U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation: Joint Police & Law Enforcement Training" by American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.
Article: "John Warner" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Mark Warner" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Southern strategy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories" (birtherism) by Wikipedia.

The Poor, Tortured, Praying Republicans!
Article: "The Poor, Tortured, Praying Republicans!" by Thom Hartmann.
Article: “Gov. Cox invites Utahns to pray for rain June 4-6“ by Gov. Spencer J. Cox.
Article: “How the Koch network rivals the GOP“ by Kenneth P. Vogel.
Speech: "Crisis of Confidence" by Jimmy Carter, July 15, 1979.
Article: "Demographics of the United States" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Viktor Orbán" (Hungary) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Narendra Modi" (India) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Demographics of the world" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Demographics of California" by Wikipedia.

Hour Three: The Division of Light and Power
- Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Congressman (D-OH), Public Servant & author, The Division of Light and Power @Dennis_Kucinich
Article: "Jim Bakker" by Wikipedia.
Article: "David Horowitz" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Sidney Powell" by Wikipedia.
Quote: "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them." - Barry Goldwater.
Peru's Polarized Election
- Medea Benjamin, Activist/Co-Founder, CODEPINK/Global Exchange / Author, latest Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection - live from Peru @medeabenjamin @globalexchange $codepink
Article: "Colombia" by Wikipedia.
Article: "2021 Ecuadorian general election" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Pink tide" by Wikipedia.
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