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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".

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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".

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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

On the Program - Sep 24 2008

Quote: "And to preserve their independence,we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make ourelection between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." -Thomas Jefferson

Hour One – Do we need to tax speculation now to save us from further economic ruin?

Hour Two - Guest: Terry Jeffreywww.cnsnews.com Topic: Economy, economy,economy...

Guest: Heather Wokusch www.progressiveshandbook.com Topic: Heather is discussing the ominous US move towards Pakistan and Iran - which are taking place completely under the radar.

Hour Three - Guest: Alex Epstein www.aynrand.org Topic: Capitalism vs. Democracy—Alex says democracy is an unjust system, while laissez-faire is the system of justice.

Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong" Dr. Rodney Stark www.rodneystark.com Topic: "What Americans Really Believe”

September 23 2008 show notes


  • The bailout of the banks. People are asking the wrong question.

  • Guest: John Berlau, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The economic crisis.

  • Guest: Brad Friedman, Brad Blog. Voter fraud, election fraud.

  • Guest: Robert Kuttner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos. "Obama's Challenge".

  • Guest: Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders suggests we could soon see a Reed-Pelosi-Bush bailout bill, and that this could be the October Surprise, the game-changing event, that ties Barack Obama to George Bush and cuts McCain away from Bush. Transcript. Clip.

  • Guest: "Advertiser Success Story": Rosemary Roberts, Communications & Marketing Director for Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates (Chicago lawfirm).

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On the Program - Sep 23 2008


Hour One - Barbara Comstock www.savetheelection.comTopic: Thom and Barbara debate the Employee Free Choice Act.

Hour Two - John Berlau www.cei.org Topic: Thom is challenging John on his statement about the economic crisis: In capitalism, failure is not a dirty word

Guest: Brad Friedman www.BradBlog.com Topic: voter fraud

Hour Three - Robert Kuttner www.demos.org Topic: new book "Obama's Challenge"

Guest: Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.govTopic: Economy...government is giving the store away this week...

September 16 2008 show notes


  • Carl Wolfson guest hosted as Thom flew back from Peru.

  • Black Monday.

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