September 2020

  • Can Trump get away with normalizing a coup?

    Thom plus logo One of the big lessons that Donald Trump has learned through his years at the center of the New York tabloid media is that he can normalize just about anything.

    When he was getting bad press because he was having an affair on his first wife, for example, he called newspapers pretending to be his own assistant to say that Marla Maples was astonished with "the best sex ever." It changed the entire newspaper narrative, and Trump proved to himself one more time that he can normalize just about anything.
  • Wednesday 23 September '20 show notes

    • Mid-day with Mark - Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
    • Why Does Ron DeSantis Want It To Be Legal To Hit Protestors With Cars? - Commissioner Nikki Fried (D-FL) Florida Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services / Attorney & Activist (highest ranking Democrat in Florida & was a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.)
    • Trump Has Told Us How He & the Republicans Plans to Steal This Election - Can We Stop Him & Save Our Republic?
    • "My Dad Was Not a Nobody..." - Kristin Urquiza, MPA Co-Founder & Chief Activist - Marked By Covid / she is the daughter of Mark Anthony Urquiza who died from Covid-19 in June ("...his only underlying condition was believing Donald Trump.") (Kristin also spoke at the Convention)
    • Why GA's Secretary of State Is Worried About THIS Lawsuit - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt For America's Vanished Voters.
  • Trump has told us how he and the Republicans plan to steal this election: can we stop him and save our republic?

    Thom plus logo Donald Trump became president by exploiting a loophole called the Electoral College. The majority of Americans did not want him or vote for him as president, but he's there anyway.

    Now he's planning on using a different loophole, the 12th Amendment, to hang onto power.
  • Tuesday 22 September '20 show notes

    • Trump "never noticed" a modern-day American genocide
    • Trump courts cult - Judd Legum, Founder - (former founding Editor-in-Chief, Think
    • Will New Mexico Be Getting a Radioactive Waste Dump? - Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist - Beyond Nuclear
  • Trump "Never Noticed" A Modern-Day American Genocide

    Thom plus logo Donald Trump said in a rally last night that the coronavirus, "Affects virtually nobody."

    Apparently "virtually nobody" means 200,000 dead Americans, ranging in age from the elderly to infants.
  • Monday 21 September '20 show notes

    • A Hard-Right Supreme Court Nominee Could Completely Alter Life As We Know It...
    • Community Policing, RBG & What's At Stake In This Election? - Laura Flanders, Host-The Laura Flanders Show on PBS stations nationwide / / host-Grit TV / Contributor-The Nation Magazine & Author of 6 books including, Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians
    • White Supremacists Are a Threat To This Election - Ken Klippenstein, DC Correspondent - The Nation Magazine
    • What's At Stake With the Courts? - Alphonso David, President - Human Rights Campaign (the nation's largest organization fighting for LGBTQ equality)/ Attorney & LGBT Civil Rights Leader
  • A Hard-right Supreme Court Nominee Could Completely Alter Life As We Know It

    Thom plus logo Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, and while everybody is focusing on abortion, the Supreme Court, if it falls into hard-core conservative hands, could do massive damage to the entire spectrum of life in America.
  • Friday 18 September '20 show notes

    • Is Mike Pompeo Preparing An October Surprise? - Dr. Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
    • Issues of the Day - Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District)
    • Anything Goes Friday - What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...

  • Thursday 17 September '20 show notes

    • Trump's Latest Failure Could Kill 6 MILLION Americans...
    • "One Trick Phony!" Who Do we Trust a Scientific Expert Or a Guy Who Stared Into An Eclipse?! - Brett Meiselas, co-founder of the Progressive Nex-gen SuperPAC - Meidas Touch, Midas Touch on Sirius XM - Progress (debuts this weekend!!)
    • What Does a "Herd Mentality" Economy Look Like? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System
    • The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America - Sarah Kendzior Writer and scholar. Co-host of @gaslitnation / Author of 2 books...her first, The View From Flyover Country (2018) and her latest, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump & the Erosion of America (2020)
    • Science revolution: Time to End the Nuclear Hostage Crisis - Dave Kraft, Founder & Director - Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) (safe energy, anti-nuclear advocate)
  • Trump's Latest Failure Could Kill 6 million Americans

    Thom plus logo Although they haven't yet publicly acknowledged it in such stark terms, it's clear now that the Trump administration has decided pursue a herd immunity strategy to deal with the coronavirus.

    Trump's new White House advisor on coronavirus, Scott Atlas, has said it on numerous occasions in multiple venues, and now our Attorney General, Bill Barr, is trying to argue that lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus are as bad as slavery. Trying to achieve herd immunity in the United States against the coronavirus, assuming it's even possible, would involve between two and 6 million Americans dying.

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