06 Sep 2009

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Thom Hartmann, Threshold: The Crisis of Western Culture

In October 08 I had the great good fortune to attend what was billed as a debate between teams of progressive and conservative talk show hosts: Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller on the left, Bill Handel and Alan Stock on the right. Bill Handel opened the program by saying we shouldn’t expect too much from him, as he had already decided he was voting for Obama. It was left to Alan Stock to spout the right wing talking points we had all expected to hear, which he reliably did.

05 Sep 2009

Thom Hartmann Sunday Book Salon – Sneak Preview

Thom Hartmann will be our guest at the Book Salon on Sunday at 2pm Pacific. I hope you can join us.

Here are a couple of excerpts from his latest, Threshold. Have you read it yet? What do you think?

31 Aug 2009

Pastor Prays for Obama’s Death

The pastor of an Arizona Church prays daily for Obama’s demise. Tsk.

09 Aug 2009

Another Reason to Support a Public Option

Fifteen years of paying for health insurance – poof.

15 Jul 2009

So, you think you know what socialism is?

I get email… a lighthearted look at the various -ism’s around the world.

05 Nov 2008

Look — There’s holes in your shoes

I received a heartfelt email from Lance Mungia today that I want to share with you. Lance is a screenwriter and winner, with Dave Gaw and John Weiler, of MoveOn’s “Obama in 30 seconds” contest.

29 Oct 2008

I’ve voted, have you?

The Obama Get Out The EARLY Vote turnout operation has been impressive and unprecedented. Campaign rallies with Barack, Joe and even the Clintons have been timed to coincide with the launch of early voting and speeches regularly feature pitches to get out and vote early. And as a result, we’ve all seen the long lines at early vote locations around the country as well as the record-setting early vote numbers (check out this site for the most updated info.)

28 Sep 2008

Progressive Shock Doctrine

Conservative government(I know, oxymoron) has screwed us into a corner. How can a country as big as ours have only one over-arching governing body?