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  • 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?
  • June 19 2009 show notes

  • What do Augustus of Rome, Alexander the Great and Carly Fiorina have in common?
  • June 18 2009 show notes

  • Article: China attacks BHP-Rio joint venture By Patti Waldmeir in Shanghai, Sundeep Tucker in Hong Kong and William MacNamara in London.
    "A senior Chinese official yesterday attacked the planned iron ore joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, raising expectations that Beijing may use its antitrust law to try to scupper the deal.
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  • June 17 2009 show notes

    • How do we make an economy work? How do we make an democracy work?
    • It's the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in.
    • It is not good to have a large disparity of wealth.
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