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November 03 2008 show notes


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


On the Program - Nov 5th 2008

Obama Wins!

America Wins!

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October 31 2008 show notes


  • All Hallow's eve.

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. This is the last show before the most important election in his lifetime.

  • November 5 is Guy Fawkes Night in England.

  • Anything Goes

If I Can

Thirty years after the Civil War ended, former Colonel Alexander K. McClure began compiling sayings of the man he believed was a great national healer, Abraham Lincoln. His book, “Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories,” first published in 1901, has been in print as recently as 1976, and listener Roger Kluck was kind enough to help me discover it.

One of the most interesting stories in the book, isn’t about a folksy saying of Lincoln’s, but about how his career-long battle with Stephen A. Douglas ended.

On the Program - Nov 4th 2008

Hour One - If I’m not the President...

Hour Two - John Dean www.findlaw.com Topic: It Is Now Absolutely Crystal Clear That Republican Rule Is Dangerous and Authoritarian

Guest: "Taking Our Country Back" Al Franken www.alfranken.com Topic: His senate campaign against republican incumbent Norm Coleman

Hour Three - Katrina Vanden Huevel www.thenation.com Topic: the election

October 30 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Dick Patten. The Estate Tax and Joe The Plumber.

  • Economic meltdown rant.

  • Guest: "Advertiser of the week": Gary Ptak, Gary Ptak, LLC - fine jewelry manufacturing and custom design.

  • Guest: Brad Friedman, BradBlog. Electile Dysfunction.

  • Guest: David Horowitz. McCain can still win. Diid critics of the war go too far?

  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Director of Strategic Communications at the Center for American Progress.

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


October 29 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Tara Ross, a lawyer and writer, co-author of "Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State". Is the electoral college obsolete?

  • Guest: Dan Gainor, the T. Boone Pickens Fellow and the Vice President of the Business & Media Institute.

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong" Dr. Ken Olson. Author, "An Expose of Satan's Schemes". Halloween!

  • Guest: Larry Scott, founder and Editor of VA Watch Dog. "The American Veteran's On-Line News Magazine". Privatizing the VA. Shredding and mishandling of documents. New loan refining options.

  • Guest: Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D, author, "Web of Debt". The Plunge Protection Team.

  • Guest: taking my country back: Russ Warner. Running for Congress in California's 26th district against incumbent Republican David Dreier.

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


On the Program - Nov 3 2008

Quote: Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. - Thomas A. Edison

Hour One - Why would anyone ever join the Republican party?

Guest: Rachel Maddow,
MSNBC and The Rachel Maddow Show www.airamerica.com

Guest: Dan Pfeiffer Obama Campaign Communications Director: www.barackobama.com

Hour Two - Ron Reagan The Ron Reagan Show, Air America Radio www.airamerica.com Topic: What will be the big issues in the next 4 years

Hour Three - Larisa Alexandrovna www.rawstory.com Topic: Documents reveal Ohio routed votes in 2004

Guest: "Labor Segment" Thea Lee www.aflcio.org Topic: election issues

Guest: Rep. Dennis Kucinich www.kucinich.house.gov Topic: How do we develop a progressive governing coalition?

Guest: Jeff Merkley www.jeffmerkley.com Topic: Home stretch in the fight to take Republican Gordon Smith's senate seat in Oregon

October 28 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Institute.

  • How do liberals and progressives

One-Party Rule? (Don't Buy It.)

By Thom Hartmann

"Sending Jeff Merkley to the U.S. Senate could give one party a blank check … again," says an announcer in an ad for Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon, a Republican in a close race with Merkley, a Democrat.

In North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole is at risk of losing to Democrat Kay Hagan, and the announcer lays out, "Who's the Senate race really about? Hagan or Dole? Neither one. It's about liberals in Washington. They want complete control of the government … The left wants 60 votes in the Senate."

In Louisiana, another ad says "Landrieu votes with Barack Obama 81% of the time. Landrieu endorsed Obama. … Don't give Washington liberals complete control; don't give them a blank check."

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