July 11-13: At Netroots Nation

The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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The Republicans and Tea Party folks distort reality and keep pumping the distortions out. They are extremely organized and extremely well funded. They win the information game. They won the info game for this last election and they could easily win the 2012 election.

What if Mr. Obama (or Thom Hartmann) created a group (eg: Robert Reich, Paul Krugman, Thom and the best of the best) who could take a major topic and distill it down to the facts vs. fiction. Then, this group would create visual aids; charts, graphs and creative illustrations. Maybe have some artists or advertising folks who could convey as clearly as possible with visual aids the truth of that specific topic, eg: healthcare. Point out the players and their motives. Point out who profits and what the balances/imbalances are. Point out what the average American pays now for health care, etc. Create an audience and have Professor Obama practice in front of them. When he has it down and when his visual aids are fine tuned and tweeked to perfection, put him on national TV and have him actually teach the American Public what the truth is. He is a teacher already. Have him tell it like it is, like Cronkite's "And That's the way it was."

Then move to another topic and nail down that topic to a simplified tincture that very average people can understand. Visual aids are key. Visual images are key. The President has the bully pulpit and he needs to get the message out there. Let the truth be taught.




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