November 2009

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    dont ask imagesAccording to Congressman. Barney Frank, a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will “likely be included as part of next year’s Department of Defense authorization bill in both chambers of Congress,”  It could go into effect Oct. 1, 2010.

  • Wyoming = Lord of the Flies Society?

    republican imagesRepublican leaders in a South Carolina county have censured U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham for working with Democrats on a climate bill and other legislation.  Fratricide reigns in the Republican Party.

  • Wednesday 11 2009 show notes

    • Veterans Day.
    • Happy anniversary, Thom and Louise!
    • Guests:
      • Frederic O'Neal, Chair of the "Tea Party"
      • Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute.
    • Topics:
      • First it was tax day protests, then it was town hall it's a newly registered political party...are they kidding?!
      • Should we put the gambling regulators in charge of our economy?
      • Eco-nuts vs Al Qaeda…really?
  • November 10 2009 show notes

  • Is George W Bush the Fault of the Fort Hood Shootings?

    no guns imagesIf Bill Clinton - or, presumably, Al Gore (or even Ralph Nader) - had been President in 2001, the Ft. Hood massacre almost certainly wouldn't have happened. Because George W. Bush was president, it did. Here's why it's Bush's fault:

  • Death Panels on Veteran's Day

    death panel imagesCould we do better than death panels on Veteran's day? On the eve of Veterans Day, a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School released a study finding that 2,266 veterans under the age of 65 died last year because they didn't have healt

  • Transcript: Thom asks Scott Wheeler, lacking a fairness doctrine, how do we deal with people in the media who are aggressively trying to destroy this country? 01 October 2009

    Thom Hartmann: 21 minutes past the hour, welcome back, Thom Hartmann here with you, broadcasting live from Stadtsteinach, Germany. And Scott Wheeler on the line with us, he is the executive director of the National Republican Trust, Scott welcome to the show.

    Scott Wheeler: Hey, good to be with you Thom.

  • Transcript: Thom talks to Max Blumenthal, author of "Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party", 28 September 2009

    Thom Hartmann: And welcome back, Thom Hartmann here with you, the third hour of our program and I’m very, very pleased to have in the studio with me, and you can see it live if you go over to and click on our ThomVision, our video and we’ll get this up on YouTube a little later on.

  • Transcript: The politics of division...who is to blame? - Thom confronts conservative Craig Shirley, 28 September 2009

    Thom Hartmann: “I have been mulling the switch for months,” writes future_of_the_party, one of the diarists over at “There hasn't been any room for a moderate voice, like my own - since Obama has been elected.” Any room where? In his Republican party. He said “The anger on the right since the President has been elected is not like anything I've seen in my life and it's not for me, not in any way. ...

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