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Off the air in Spokane, WA.???

Dear Thom, It appears that you and Ed Schultz have been taken off the air here in the Spokane, WA.

The BLUE Pill

"You take the BLUE pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the RED pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - Morpheus from The Matrix

My question is, "Why would ANYONE want to take the BLUE pill?" Does anyone disagree with the concept of "Live and Learn"?

The Conspiracy Theory Of Everything

This is the "string theory" of conspiracies.

The overriding theme of todays conspiracy theories have to do with the advancement of technology.

It goes a little something like this...

"Real" technology is FAR MORE ADVANCED than what "we" think it is. It's actually 30 to 50 years in advance. That explains how "right on cue" technology is incrementally rolled out year after year. The common man's experience is that I'm going to hold off on buying a computer, because a year from now... it'll be obsolete.

i like the truth

IS SNOPES UNDER FIRE BY THE GOP/TP?

The UNMITIGATED IGNORANCE OF AN ENTIRE POLITICAL PARTY BASE.

supreme problem

Not only does everyone undertake the risk of poor health by virtue of living but no other service/product cost threatens the very livelihood and solvency of citizens in such a dramatic and/or catastrophic manner (the amount of broccoli or exercise required for well-being is not prohibitive). Moreover, the cost of emergency insurance processing compared to participation on the insurance pool seems, to me, to be a burden to both industry and individual that Congress should seek to avoid.

A poem and opinion.

Others, too, share my foreboding – a sense that our habits, our unconcern, may signal a horrific ending to the human species.

Scientists warn of 'emergency on global scale'

Crude Talk or Brutal Murder?

Day after day bloggers here raved on about Rush Limbaugh’s crude comments directed at a young lady. Day after day - sometimes several times a day - the comments kept coming. Yet there’s not been one word here on good ole Thom Hartmann Community about the brutal beating and subsequent death of a mother of five. Where are the feminists now? Could it have anything to do with race?

Local Progressive Talk Turns Country Music

Why did our progressive talk radio station turn country music? That's the question I've been asking myself since yesterday evening. This morning I tried to go to the station's website, but it's not available. Last week when I tuned into a program on the station and heard a "progressive host" (not Thom Hartmann) rant about Easter Washington's popular Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers in ways that I thought crossed the line, I got a sick feeling. Although I don't agree with the Congresswoman's politics, I thought what was being said was hateful, even dangerous.

New MPG Standards show obama has "more flexibility" right now.

What new MPG standards? Where are they!?

Obama apparently will have “more flexibility” on, say, privatizing part of Social Security and additional austerity measures after his re-election.

I'm sure this it not the first time obama has expressed this "after i'm re-elected I can change my behavior" policy of his. For instance, his entire first term!

"The HOODIE DEFENSE"

I recently became quite angry at the egg headed, self-identified lefties response (or lack of) towards the Jason Russell meltdown just days after being called out for his phony "Kony 2012" propaganda piece.

Is the electric car viable? Ought the USA government pay for its development?

Once again the government is spending billions - of our hard earned tax dollars - in order to help the profits of the Automotive Industrial Corporate Complex and the energy barons. They are providing hard cash for an idea that still has several major issues to work out. I don't mind folks chasing the american dream to invent but this isn't invention. This is out right robbery - OR CORPORATE WELFARE - when our government takes from us - We The Taxpayers - our money - lots of it - and gives it to a GIGANTIC CORPORATION to do their product development.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming: