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 Acronym podcast notes/ 1.12.11:

Al Franken is ramping up his opposition to the proposed merger between cable giant Comcast and NBC Universal.

The latest on the developing story of Jarred Lee Loughner including how the media is treating this with kid gloves & just when you thought that Fred Phelps and the WBC could sink no further, they are protesting the deaths of the shooting victims. Yes according to Phelps, GOD HATES FAGS and, apparently, GOD HATES 9 year old girls who have recently been elected to student council and then shot and killed by political assassin Jared Lee Loughner.

Also… Sarah Palin, in a bit of fire and brimstone outlandishness is pushing back against journalists and pundits for manufacturing  (her words) “BLOOD LIBEL” by  suggesting that a candidate whose district was literally put in the cross hairs by her political action committee wound up with a bullet in her head. Apparently the staffer whom GOD TOLD HER TO HIRE and write her crib notes on her hand failed to inform her that "blood libel," is the old and false accusation that Jews secretly murder Christian children as part of their religious rituals.

All that, and some viewer mail.


 
 
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Members of the new Republican-led House of Representatives are set to take part Thursday in an unusual reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the chamber.

Tea Party Purists hold onto the Constitution as if GOD carved it in stone. (The white God, with the beard, not the Muslim dude)

Very well.

I would only add that the constitution is a document to be admired especially because it allows itself to be amended. The Tea Party purists are holding onto to something that, by definition, can't be held to tightly because it an ever evolving document. Try explaining that to a tea partier, however, and you are likely to get your teeth knocked down your throat. In my case, offending the Randian Regressive Tea Party folk is a "pre-existing condition" and may not be covered under my health plan.

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January 4th 2011:

The new No Cure For That launches, Obama’s Health Care reform is in jeopardy, more than a thousand dead birds fall from the sky, Glenn Beck predicts the end of America, AGAIN.

All of that and my interview with Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin.

Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.  She has been a tireless advocate for social justice for more than 20 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement.


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