July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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November 2016

Eliminate Electoral College

An online Petition could be started to eliminate the Electoral


Thom made a fascinating point on 11/11 program 1st hour when talking about evil populism that when fasciists (and, make no mistake, El Trumposo IS A FASCIST) come to power they throw a bone to the little guy. Tus, Mussolini made the trains run on time and Hitler built the Audibahn. My History is not that strong, but I think that Volkswagen and maybe Fanta (to replace Coke) may have been two other bones.

Chemotherapy for Dummies: Donald is probably best understood as a form of last ditch chemo

You’ve been told you have cancer. The C word finally came home to roost in your body. You rush to your doctor and insist on the strongest, baddest, most toxic chemo product on the market (made by Trump Care Pharmaceuticals). He says wait a minute—you head for Mexico. This will nip it in the bud. Right?

Do We Need A Stock(?) Exchange?

Is the Modern Stock Market anything but a scam to skim & steal?

Does it (in its current state) serve anyone but itself?

Should we Abolish the Stock Market?

It was This Simple.

Ok, so she made some speeches to Wall St. and she didn’t want to release them because they would, undoubtedly, be construed as pro-corporate – which means Anti-PEOPLE / Anti Populist.

She could have taken the stage, with a Stunning Declaration, and said: “I have fought most of my life for the People of this country. I do Not stand with Wall Street and I will no longer, Ever, take their money." [I would, then, have sent her a pittence of my money].

News Flash for News Anchors and Reporters: Decree #88A May Be Just Around the Corner

Thin-skinned Trump castigated this week’s protesters as “agitators” and implied that they were a conspiracy against him and that this was “unfair.” He walked that back a little when someone apparently said “Dial it back Dad, there you go again.” I suspect that only one of his kids could say that to him; aren’t they a bunch of geniuses…Next, I suspect that he may encourage some of his rally tough guys to meet those protesters in the street and “punch them in the face.”


The members of the electoral college have not cast their votes yet. Again, the members of The Electoral College have not casted their votes yet. They will officially cast their votes on December 19th 2016. If anyone knows anyone that is an elector of the 537 electoral members including Miss Esther Little Dove John ( who by the way has pledged to maintain her vote on December 19th for Hillary Clinton) please do your best to influence them on their vote.

"Drain the swamp"? Really?

Tens of millions of people fell for the “drain the swamp” metaphor Trump used in speeches. His solution was to establish term limits. But that only really changes the inhabitants of the swamp, not what causes it. The fluid that creates the swamp is the money used to lobby representatives, and donated to their campaigns. Note Trump did not call for any limitations on that. In fact, if you allow money to flow without any limits, and enact term limits, it actually gives those infusing the money more influence over elections and who inhabits the swamp.

We need a Constitutional amendment that standardizes national elections

We need to standardize the way national elections are run for President, Senators and Representatives. The reason being that we all get impacted by how these are run, and the results. Let states run their local and in-state elections anyway they want to. But I’m tired of wondering whether someone really won the Presidency or not. As Thom has noted many times, since we’ve gone to electronic voting machines, exist polls stopped matching vote totals. Then there’s all the range of ways voters get registered, and attempts to purge voter rolls by Republicans.

Post election market fiasco

The market took a big dive and then recovered with a gain. However, interest on the 10 year bond rose about 30 basis points (.3%). It had been around 1.75 but it went to about 2.0?. It is now 2.13%. Divide the original percentage by the recent rate and that will give you the percentage left of whatever bonds you hold, Trump tried to blame Janet Yellen and CNBC is failing to recognize the fact that the holders of U.S.

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Here's what the feud and reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson can teach us about civility

Thom plus logo Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he's inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.