October 2008

  • One-Party Rule? (Don't Buy It.)

    By Thom Hartmann

    "Sending Jeff Merkley to the U.S. Senate could give one party a blank check … again," says an announcer in an ad for Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon, a Republican in a close race with Merkley, a Democrat.

    In North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole is at risk of losing to Democrat Kay Hagan, and the announcer lays out, "Who's the Senate race really about? Hagan or Dole? Neither one. It's about liberals in Washington. They want complete control of the government … The left wants 60 votes in the Senate."

    In Louisiana, another ad says "Landrieu votes with Barack Obama 81% of the time. Landrieu endorsed Obama. … Don't give Washington liberals complete control; don't give them a blank check."

  • Transcript: American Story rant, 28 October 2008

    How do liberals and progressives control America? Is 'control' the right word? What is America based on? What does it mean that we're going to have a change in government? You know, everybody, we talk about change. What does this change mean? What are the consequences of it? How does this all work? What are all the moving pieces? What is it to be an American? What does it mean to be an American?

    How is America different than every other nation?

  • On the Program - Oct 31 2008

    Anything Goes – Halloween!

    "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders

  • On the Program - Oct 30th 2008

    Quote: "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Hour One - Dick Patten www.NoDeathTax.org Topic: The Estate Tax and Joe The Plumber

    Hour Two – Economic Meltdown….

    Guest: Brad Friedman www.bradblog.com
    Topic: Electile Dysfunction

    Guest: "Advertiser of the week" Gary Ptak, Gary Ptak, LLC - fine jewelry manufacturing and custom design www.garyptak.com
    Topic: Success story advertising with progressive radio...1480 KPHX and NovaM

    Hour Three - David Horowitz www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org Topic: McCain can still win...

    Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org
    Topic: News Under the Radar

  • October 27 2008 show notes

    • Guest: Brad O'Leary. President of ATI-News. Employee Free Choice Act.

    • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Vice President for Policy and Economics, Independent Women's Forum.

  • October 24 2008 show notes

    • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. Alan Greenspan's testimony. His run in with Alan Greenspan in 2003.

    • Guest: Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University.

    • Value of labor rant. People don't create jobs, except government creating the environment for them.

    • 'Anything goes" Friday.

    • Guest: Janine Boneparth of Code Pink, who tried to make a citizen's arrest of Karl Rove.

    Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

  • On the Program - Oct 29th 2008

    Quote: Freedom is participation in powerCicero

    Hour One -Tara Ross www.taraross.com Topic: Is the electoral college obsolete?

    Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Topic: Thom and Dan debate Obama's "radical constitutional and redistributionist views"

    Hour Three - "Everything You Know is Wrong" Dr. Ken Olson www.trafford.com Topic: Halloween! "An Expose of Satan’s Schemes"

    Guest: "Taking Our Country Back" Russ Warner www.warnerforcongress.com Topic: Running for Congress in California's 26th district...against incumbent Republican David Dreier, who has held this post for 28 years

  • On the Program - Oct 28th 2008

    Quote: All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. - Alexis de Tocqueville

    Hour One - Dr. Yaron Brook www.aynrand.org

  • October 23 2008 show notes

    Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.

  • Fox News Diaries...

    The producer from Fox News, agenuinely nice guy (“We’re all just people here on this planet,” one of themsaid to me once; it’s true), calls Sunday afternoon and asked if I wanted tocome on Monday morning at 9:15 am ET to talk with Bill and Megyn and anothertalk-show-host about Joe Biden being confronted on being a socialist.

    “Sure,” says I. “No problem.”

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