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On the Program - Sep 30th 2008


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RECLAIMING THE ISSUES: BRING BACK THE ELITES


MSNBC's Chris Matthews Friday suggested that Barack Obama is "elite" in part because Obama was wearing sunglasses:

Can Barack Obama, a man of elite education if not elite background,break into the middle class and talk regular? Can he talk to regular people in their kitchens tonight, in their living rooms?

[...]

Everybody thinks Barack is too cool. In other words, there he is with the shades, getting on the plane. A little bit too elegant, a little bit too proud of his own bearing. Is that a problem, that he's just too cool for words. In other words, elite.

Chris Matthews is wrong.

On the Program - Sep 29th 2008


Hour One: Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Topic: Thom challenges Dan on why there’s Sarah Palin media blackout?

Hour Two: Monetary system expert Andrew Gause www.andygause.com Topic: "Uncle Sam Bails Out Wall Street, Who Bails Out Uncle Sam?"

Hour Three: “Labor Segment” Dennis Van Roekel www.nea.org Topic: How do Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s education reforms differ?

The Thom Hartmann Program - Weekly Report Sep 29 - Oct 3 2008

September 29 – October 3 2008 Radio Guest Highlights for the Week

Monday
Guest: Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Topic: Thom challenges Dan on why there’s Sarah Palin media blackout?
Guest: Monetary system expert Andrew Gause www.andygause.com Topic: "Uncle Sam Bails Out Wall Street, Who Bails Out Uncle Sam?"
Guest: “Labor Segment” Dennis Van Roekel www.nea.org Topic: How do Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s education reforms differ?

Tuesday
Guest: Ralph Reed www.ralphreed.com Topic: McCain? Palin? What are Republicans thinking?
Guest: Barbara Comstock www.savetheelection.com Topic: Thom and Barbara debate the Employee Free Choice Act
Guest: Robert Baer www.crownpublishing.com Topic: his book "The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower"

Wednesday
Guest: Naomi Klein www.naomiklein.org Topic: The latest "shocks" on the American people...financial crisis, bailout.
Guest: Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: The issues of the day through the lens of both conservative and liberal

Thursday
Guest: Peggy Noonan Journal and the best selling author of seven books Topic: Thom and Peggy discuss - Is post election unity possible no matter who wins?
Guest: “Taking our Country Back” Robert Hamilton www.roberthamiltonforcongress.com Topic: Running for California's 49th Congressional District...running against Republican Darrell Issa
Guest: Naomi Wolf Topic: Her new book "Give Me Liberty"
Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News under the Radar

Friday –
“Brunch with Bernie” – Senator Bernie Sanders taking your calls

September 26 2008 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


September 25 2008 show notes


  • John McCain stood up David Lettermna, and has a droopy eye. He returned to DC to grandstand the financial crisis.

  • Guest: Gloria La Riva, 2008 Presidential Candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

  • Guest: "Taking Our Country Back": Josh Zeitz. Running for Congress for NJ's 4th District against GOP incumbent Chris Smith.

  • So what makes people vote Republican?

  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for American Progress, MicCheckradio.org. "News Under the Radar".

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


How Wall Street Can Bail Itself Out Without Destroying The Dollar

By Thom Hartmann

For Grover “Drown Government In The Bathtub” Norquist, this bailout deal will work out very well. At a proposed cost of $4,780 per taxpayer, it’ll further the David Stockman strategy of so indebting us that the next president won’t have the luxury of even thinking of new social spending (expanding health care, social security, education, infrastructure, etc.); taxes will even have to be raised just to pay for the bailout. It’ll debase our currency, driving up commodity prices and interest rates, which will benefit the Investor Class while further impoverishing the pesky Middle Class, rendering them less prone to protest (because they’re so busy working trying to pay off their debt). It’ll create stagflation for at least the next half decade, which can be blamed on Democrats who currently control Congress and, should Obama be elected, be blamed on him.

On the Program - Sep 26th 2008

"Anything Goes Friday"

September 24 2008 show notes


  • The bailout. Do we need to tax speculation now to save us from further economic ruin?

  • Guest: CNS Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey. Bailout.

  • Guest: Heather Wokusch. US and Pakistan. Europe and economic meltdown.

  • Guest: Alex Epstein, Ayn Rand Institute. Alex says democracy is an unjust system, while laissez-faire is the system of justice.

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Dr. Rodney Stark. "What Americans Really Believe".

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - Sep 25th 2008

Quote: Thetest of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those whohave much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hour One - Get ready for Witchy Woman, Spitzer, Strange Eyesand Beauty Queens

Hour Two - GloriaLa Riva www.votepsl.org Topic: What does theSocialist Presidential candidate stand for?

Guest: "Taking Our CountryBack" Josh Zeitz www.joshzeitz.comTopic: Runnning for Congress for NJ's 4th District against GOP incumbent ChrisSmith

Hour Three - ChristyHarvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News under the Radar

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