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On the Program - Feb 2 2009

Quote: "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man." -- George Washington

Hour 1 - Citigroup's Football Madness

Hour 2 - Topic: What's wrong with the stimulus or in Carrie's case, what's right?! Thom debates Carrie Lukas of the Independent Womens Forum

Hour 3 - Topic: "The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be" Thom talks with author/strategist Mike Lux about his new book

Topic - "Labor Segment" Doug Cunningham

Topic - Update on Sudan with humanitarian relief worker Nancy Williams

The Thom Hartmann Program - Weekly Feb 2-6 2009

Topic: What's wrong with the stimulus or in Carrie's case, what's right?! Thom debates Carrie Lukas of the Independent Womens Forum
Topic: "The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be" Thom talks with author/strategist Mike Lux about his new book

Topic: Government accountability and the media...Thom debates Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute
Topic: Going green, getting out of many resolutions have you kept? Author Jack Canfield talks to Thom about his new book "Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Resolution"

Topic: Did the media have "A Slobbering Love Affair" with President Obama? Thom challenges Bernard Goldberg about his new book

Topic: What was it like being "Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism?" Thom confronts conservative Douglas Feith

Topic: "Letting go of the old ways of thinking to unleash a new prosperity" Thom talks with Matt Miller from the Center for American Progress

"Brunch With Bernie"
Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator (I-VT)

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Citigroup's Football Madness
Citicorp executives are using $45 million corporate jets for luxury family vacations in Baja at $12,000-a-night hotel rooms, all courtesy of bailout money from you and me.

Banks across America are laying off Americans by the tens of thousands and replacing them with workers in India, The Philippines, and imported foreign highly-trained white collar workers who'll do work for less than half the prevailing wage for Americans.
Meanwhile, most of the banks getting our bailouts have overseas tax shelters to hide their profits; the practice is so pervasive that worldwide corporate tax rates have dropped from 38 percent in 1993 to 26 percent last year, and a significant number of Fortune 500 companies in America pay no corporate income taxes whatsoever. (While we have the second highest corporate income tax rate in the industrialized world at 35 percent, we also have the second lowest percentage of taxes actually paid because of tens of thousands of loopholes drilled into federal tax laws by lobbyists, and these offshore tax havens.)
But our problem isn't "greedy" bankers and corporate executives. The problem we have is structural.

January 28 2009 show notes

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On the Program - Jan 30th 2009

Anything Goes! Friday
"Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders

Show Your Support for Single-Payer Healthcare--HR 676 Today!
On Sunday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said on C-SPAN that he would oppose any comprehensive health care reform in 2009. And the next day, Judiciary Chairman John Conyers reintroduced HR 676, the single-payer health bill that was co-sponsored by 93 members of Congress last year, including James Clyburn.
Congressman Clyburn needs to know that he cannot take single-payer health care off the table. So on Friday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) together with its allies in the progressive community have organized the Single-Payer Moment. We need to flood Congressman Clyburn's DC office with your phone calls asking him to keep single-payer on the table and to co-sponsor HR 676.
Air America and progressive radio talk show host Thom Hartmann will be helping us get the word out. He's heard live and he will be taking calls (866-303-2270) about single-payer healthcare in the last 2 hours and urging folks to do 2 things:
Call Congressman Clyburn and ask him to whip up support for HR 676: 202-225-3315
Call your member of Congress and ask that they support and co-sponsor HR 676: 202-224-3121
For more information about HR 676 and TODAY"S Single-Payer Moment go to www.pdamerica.organd

Joe The Plumber Confesses to Horny Housewife Problem

Thom talks with Joe The Plumber on the areas of his expertise, including hunky and hot plumbers and their problems with horny housewives.

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Should Gitmo be Used for Those Who Raped and Pillaged our Economy?

Years ago, reporters for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer are reporting this week, the FBI knew that home mortgage scams were being perpetrated by banks all across the country. They told the Bush Administration, and were denied agents or resources to pursue their cases.

Two years ago then-New York Governor Elliot Spitzer tried to prosecute banks – along with governors or attorneys general of all 50 states – for just these types of crimes and the Bush administration used an obscure Civil War era law to stop him.

Today we learn that the very hustlers who helped destroy our economy, the so-called “investment bankers” at Morgan Stanley and AIG (who have gotten billions of our taxpayer dollars in the recent bailouts) will be getting their bonuses this year, to the tune of $1.13 million in cash for the 400 brokers at AIG.

But while they should be denied their bonuses, the criminals for whom we should re-open Gitmo are Phil Gramm, John Boner, and the other Republicans who changed laws reaching back to the Republican Great Depression of the 1930s to prevent exactly these types of scams.

Reopen Gitmo! Get it ready for the Republicans!

On the Program - Jan 29th 2009

Quote: "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." -- Thomas Pain. The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776

Hour One - Should Gitmo be used for those who raped and pillaged our economy?

Guest: Professor Harvey Kaye Topic: Thomas Paine's birthday (plus Obama quoted Paine in his Inaugural speech)

Guest: Joe "the plumber" Wurzelbacher

Hour Two - Tony Blankley for the PR Firm) Topic: His new book "American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century"

"Advertiser Success" AM 1090 Progressive Talk (KPTK) Mike Radice

Hour Three – Former President Jimmy Carter Topic: His new book "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work"

Guest: Christy Harvey Topic: News Under the Radar

January 27 2009 show notes

  • Guest: Dan Gainor, the T. Boone Pickens Fellow and the Vice President of the Business & Media Institute. Why are conservatives freaked out by local governments addressing climate change?

  • Guest: Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. John Conyers has subpoenaed Karl Rove to appear February 2nd.

  • Guest: Tax attorney Roni Deutch. Tax Tips for tax time.

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On the Program - Jan 28th 2009

Quote: "There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed." -- Lao Tzu
Hour One - Dean Baker Topic: "Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy"
Hour Two - Wendy Gelberg Topic: Get a job!...w/callers
Hour Three - Tom Philbin Topic: The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia From The World Of Serial Killers

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