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.
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?
The pastor of an Arizona Church prays daily for Obama’s demise. Tsk.
Fifteen years of paying for health insurance – poof.
I get email… a lighthearted look at the various -ism’s around the world.
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.
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.)