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On the Program - Feb 25 2008

Hour One - Guest: Kathryn Joyce Topic: Demographic Winter and the Christian Right...Christian conservatives predict a looming catastrophe as birthrates fall in Europe and Muslim immigration rises.
Guest: Larisa Alexandrovna Topic: Reaction to CBS 60 Minutes finally airing the Siegelman piece last night

Hour Two - Guest: Paul Shapiro with The Humane Society & Lene Johansen Topic: A rousing 3 way debate - The Politics Behind Beef Recall Revealed

Hour Three - Guest: Al Regnery Topic - His new book - Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism

February 21 2008 show notes

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

When Republicans have lost Merle Haggard, they've lost America

When Republicans have lost "Okie from Muscogee" Merle Haggard, they've lost America...

Merle Haggard - America First

When Republicans lose Merle Haggard, they've lost America...

When the Republicans lose "Okee from Muskogee" Merle Haggard, they've lost America...


British documentary on US prisons

A few weeks back we did a show on abuses in America's prisons. BBC's "Channel 4" has produced the documentary that's really worth watching.


February 20 2008 show notes

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

On the Program Feb 22 2008

Anything Goes! Friday...

Guest: "Brunch with Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders taking your calls

Guest: PJ Crowley Topic: What's going on in Belgrade, why are they protesting?

On the Program - Feb 21 2008


Hour One - Topic: McCain lobbyist affair? O’Reilly comment about "lynching" Michelle Obama…

Hour Two - Richard Miniter Topic: Pakistan...why is a unilateral strike being touted as a "Model for US operations in Pakistan?"

Hour Three - John McWhorter Topic: Race & Politics

Guest: Christy Harvey Topic: "News Under the Radar"

February 19 2008 show notes

  • Fidel Castro has stepped down.
  • Election: Public or private financing?
  • Guest: Neal Boortz, Fair Tax.
  • Guest: Professor Saul Landau. What does Fidel's stepping down mean for Cuba?

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

On the Program Today - Feb 20th 2008

In this video clip (as of the moment I'm posting this link) from Drudge's Britebart site, Michelle Obama's word "really" in "I'm really proud of America" has been deleted from the audio, although you can see her lips say it. Check it out:

Hour One - Guest: John Berlau Topic: Stimulus package not the path to economic recovery - If not the stimulus package, then what is the answer? What about rebuilding the infrastructure?

Hour Two - Guest: Fred Kaplan Topic: DAYDREAM BELIEVERS: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power

Hour Three - Guest: U.S. Congressman D-TX Rep. Silvestre Reyes Topic: FISA…why do the Republicans keep trying to terrorize Americans?

Guest: Larry Scott Topic: Vet's issues

Today I had a chance to talk with John Berlau from CEI about the economic stimulus package. While we are both in agreement that the stimulus package won't work, we disagree on why. John supports higher taxes, while I support fixing America by fixing the infrastructure. During our discussion, at one point I had to ask "Am I hearing John Berlau of the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute calling for more government regulation?" What a shocker! I went on to point out that in the mortgage business, there's all this competition...and folks getting so called "ninja loans"...where everyone was competing to make a buck and it wasn't being regulated. Berlau countered that banking is a highly regulated industry...although he admitted he wasn't sure what regulation would have prevented the subprime mess. I suggested we have the folks who make the loans not be the ones who hold the money...or if we do let them hold the money, then we should regulate the heck out of them. Berlau said that's why we have Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae, however he agreed that they both got caught for phony accounting.

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