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October 22 2008 show notes


  • What Does Anti-American Mean?

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

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Holly Hughes, "Frommer

On the Program - Oct 24th 2008

Quote "The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists." --Ernest Hemingway

Anything Goes Friday!

Hour One - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders "Brunch With Bernie" www.sanders.senate.gov


Hour Two - Dr. Ravi Batra www.ravibatra.com
Topic: Economy...Wall Street down, could be another black Friday?

On the Program - Oct 23 2008

October 21 2008 show notes


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


What Does Anti-American Mean?


CHRIS MATTHEWS: So you believe that Barack Obama may have anti-American views?

BACHMANN: Absolutely. I’m very concerned he may have anti-American views. Also, in her Hardball appearance, Bachmann said, “The news media should do a penetrating exposé” into the “views of the people in Congress and find out if they’re pro-America or anti-America.”

I’ve often felt, in a glib moment, that Bush and Cheney are "anti-American" because their policies have been so hurtful to this nation. But the more I consider it, the more I know it’s not true. They’re Americans and we all must--if we are to have a nation that doesn’t descend into fear and hate--assume first that they love their nation. They may be bad actors, their behavior may be destructive, but that doesn’t make them anti-American.

On the Program - Oct 22 2008

Hour One – What Does Anti-American Mean?

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com
Topic: Economy, nationalizing banks, IRS back door that helps illegal immigrants get credit/home loans, Obama's opposition to the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Holly Hughes
www.frommers.com Topic: Frommer's "500 Places to See Before They Disappear"

Guest: John Dean www.writ.news.findlaw.com/dean Topic: his new book "Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches."

October 20 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Bob Barr, Libertarian nominee for president.

  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Vice President for Policy and Economics, Independent Women's Forum.

  • Guest: Al Franken. His Senate campaign against Republican Norm Coleman in Minnesota.

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


On the Program - Oct 21th 2008

Quote: It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. - Andrew Jackson

Hour One -Tara Ross www.taraross.com Topic: "Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College"

Guest: James "Jim" Hoffa www.teamsters.org Topic: The race to the bottom- he’ll be at the location of a former Mr.Coffee plant that shut down 10 years ago and moved to Mexico then after 3 years in Mexico and moved to China.

Hour Two -"The Postman" www.ChooseForeclosure.com Topic: why walking away from foreclosure might be the best action "Choose Foreclosure: The Case For Walking Away"

Hour Three -"Taking Our Country Back" Elwyn Tinklenberg www.tinklenberg08.com Topic: Running for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District against Republican incumbent Michelle Bachman

On the Program - Oct 20th 2008

Quote: "Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong." - Thomas Jefferson

Hour One - Congressman Bob Barr Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate www.bobbar2008.com
Topic: Libertarian party platform...how is Bob different from John McCain?

Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Thom and Carrie debate if Joe the plumber will be better off with Obama or McCain

Hour Three - Al Franken www.alfranken.com Topic: His senate campaign against republican incumbent Norm Coleman

The Thom Hartmann Program - Weekly Report

"Fair and Slightly Unbalanced"
www.thomhartmann.com
October 20-24 2008 Radio Guest Highlights for the Week


Monday
Guest: Bob Barr
www.bobbarr2008.com Topic: Thom asks "why should republicans pick Bob instead of John McCain?"
Guest: Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Thom and Carrie spar over tax increases for joe and jane "the plumber"
Guest: Al Franken www.alfranken.com Topic: "Taking Our Country Back"

Tuesday
Guest: Conservative attorney/author Tara Ross www.taraross.com Topic: "Is the electoral college obsolete?"
Guest: "The Postman" www.ChooseForeclosure.com Topic: Thom talks to the Postman about why sometimes it's better to walk away from a foreclosure

Wednesday
Guest: Frank Gaffney www.centerforsecuritypolicy.com Topic: Character counts...how about the characters in John McCain's past?
Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: The issues of the day through the lens of both conservative and liberal
Guest: "Everything you Know is Wrong" Holly Hughes www.frommers.com Topic: "500 Places to See Before They Disappear"

Thursday
Guest: Secretary of State Madeleine Albright www.harpercollins.com Topic: Thom talks to the former SOS about the election, America's standing abroad and what the next President has to do to help us heal from the past 8 years
Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News under the Radar

Friday –
"Brunch with Bernie" – Senator Bernie Sanders taking your calls

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