Sue's Daily Summaries

July 10 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are people who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. That struggle might be a moral one; it might be a physical one; it might be both moral and physical, but it must be struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand." - Frederick Douglass.
  • July 09 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "When we can't dream any longer we die." - Emma Goldman.
  • Topic: Are copyright laws a threat to our online freedom?
  • Article: Copyright laws are a threat to our online freedom by Christian Engström.
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  • July 08 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." Malcolm Forbes.
  • Is the Capital Gains program to help kids get good grades good school policy or "government bribery?"Article: 'Nightly News' Promotes Paying Children for Public School Success By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute.
  • July 07 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular." - Edward R. Murrow, 1954.
  • Anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, 2005.
  • Why do Libertarians hate the middle class?
  • July 06 2009 show notes

  • Quote: "The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism -- ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Is the Republican Party still alive and kicking...are we addicted to war - is there no hope for peace?
  • July 03 2009 show notes

    Thom takes a day off on the day before Independence Day. Wednesday's show is replayed.

    July 02 2009 show notes

  • In the US gas tax is fixed, not percentage. Rather than a gas tax, there are those in Congress who say to have a road tax instead, using GPS in every vehicle to measure how many miles people drive. It is not related to carbon usage, and heavier cars, for example SUVs, tear the road up more.
  • Saturday is Independence Day and tomorrow is a best of show, so Bernie Sanders joined the show today for a while.
  • Article: What’s So Super About a Supermajority?, Carl Hulse.
  • July 01 2009 show notes

    Quote: "The spirit of democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism, whether governmental or popular." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi.

  • Article: Climate scenarios 'being realised' By Matt McGrath BBC environment reporter, Copenhagen."The worst-case scenarios on climate change envisaged by the UN two years ago are already being realised, say scientists at an international meeting."
  • June 30 2009 show notes

  • Quote: “Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease". Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."” -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • June 29 2009 show notes

  • Article: Obama 'wasted' reform chances by Edward Luce. According to Nicholas Brady, the former US Treasury secretary.

    "You cannot conduct the biggest overhaul in 75 years by trying not to offend too many people. When you're relying on the chairmen of committees on Capitol Hill to help get healthcare reform through, or cap and trade, then you don't want to offend them by removing their turf. Again, what's the hurry? Why not take the time to get this right?"

  • June 26 2009 show notes

    June 25 2009 show notes

  • Show live from KTLK AM1150, Los Angeles.
  • Article: No, Really, It's Not Government-Run! Michael Tanner.
  • June 24 2009 show notes

  • Thom is in Los Angeles. Thanks to the people KTLK AM1150
  • Quote: "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy". -- James Madison.
  • Health care. Obama yesterday was wishy washy, some saying he said would sign a bill without a public option.
  • June 23 2009 show notes

  • Ever had single payer health insurance? We want your story and so does Obama!Ten Democrats appear to be standing on the edge of health care reform: Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Kent Conrad (D-ND), Max Baucus (D-MT). Thom received emails saying Bingaman is on board. Others said that Bill Nelson took his phone off line?
  • June 22 2009 show notes

    • The debate goes on, Republican Lindsey Graham over the weekend managed to get in virtually all Frank Luntz' talking points about health care, praised Democrat Kent Conrad. Call Conrad. Social Security, the WPA, the New Deal, Obama's stimulus package, all went through without Republican votes.
    • Article: Earth to Bush: The Middle Class is Shrinking, Bernie Sanders, 08/08/2007.
    • Would you give up a piece of your pay check to keep your job?

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