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A Koch sponsored blog took exception at drawing attention to the rape culture at last night's #OpMaryville rally/vigil against rape....
I did NOT just make that up.
ALSO: Common Core connections, White House staffer fired for Tweeting and an appearance from Kimmy Kostrue...
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The radicals who shut down our government and threatened the world economy are following a blueprint set about over 6- years ago by the John Birch Society.
This week we are re-running Karoli's interview with Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right (disclosure: link contains MOMocrats' Amazon affiliate code).
We have been told by some of our listeners that this was the most important podcast we've aired all year.
Conner's parents were leaders of the John Birch Society.
"In the 1960's, the John Birch Society was the largest, most effective and most powerful radical right wing group in the United States," Claire says.
"They developed many of the techniques the radical right uses today. They were the first right wing organization to use mass activity directed at specific outcomes. So, just like the Tea Party focused on Obamacare, the John Birch Society invented the concept of getting all of their membership moving in the same direction. So in that sense, they really are the grandfather of today's Tea Party. They also are the grandfather of today's Tea Party in terms of ideology."
Listen to Karoli's interview with Claire Conner in this week's discussion from the progressive POV, hosted by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.
Weekly political discussion from the progressive POV, hosted by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.
Bill & John discuss the federal government shutdown as well as the disaster known as MN Sure. Other topics: minimum wage debate with Amy Koch & DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, Bill's Energy Corner and discussion about a new segment: outside the echo chamber. Listen in!
John & Bill discuss the week's political events as well as look to the coming week. Amy Koch joins them at the top of the hour to talk about her debate at Maple Lake Bowl with DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler over the minimum wage Oct 7th at 7 pm. At the bottom of the hour conservative activist & friend of the show Sheila Khine explains her latest bout of action and media attention. This is what radio is for!
As The Republican Party continues to dig in over Shut Down, they are losing their BASE! Republicans are leaving the Party!
Robert Reich said Yesterday "
So Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and others who are willing to sacrifice our democracy for their own ends are out of step with the vast majority of Americans. But how do we stop these extremists? Where are the grownups in the Republican Party, and why aren’t they speaking out? Why isn’t the first President George Bush, along George W. Bush and former senior Republican lawmakers like Alan Simpson sounding the alarm? Why aren’t the captains of American industry who have bankrolled Republicans for years condemning these dangerous antics?
Section 4 of the 14th Amendment: "The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."
It could stand to reason that if congress failed to allow the Treasury dept to service it's existing obligations, the POTUS would actually be upholding his oath to defend the Constitution by making sure it can, if they fail to. It would make for an interesting 'Constitutional Crisis' before the Supreme Court to say the least. But it's a moot point anyway, because Obama has said he won't do this even if Congress doesn't pay our bills.
"Ted" Cruz is bought and paid for by the KOCH Brothers
Ericka Blount Danois, an award-winning journalist, writer, editor, and professor began her career as a stringer at the Philadelphia Tribune with a cover story on the king of Philly Int'l Records, Kenny Gamble. Ericka graduated from Columbia University’s Grad School of Journalism and has worked as a staff writer, editor, freelancer, and stringer for: Spin, Washington Post, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Heart and Soul, Uptown, The City Sun, City Paper, Vibe, Wax Poetics, The Source, and online publications such as AOL and Newsone.com. She teaches at the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She has interviewed cultural figures such as Cuban President Fidel Castro, Andy Rooney, Ed Koch, Andre Harrell, Zane, and Johnnie Cochran; film/TV provocateurs such as David Simon, Ed Burns, and Ernest Dickerson. She’s interviewed celebrity athletes like Patrick Ewing, Bernard Hopkins, Ryan Howard, Oscar De La Hoya, Dominique Wilkins, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Caron Butler. She has covered musical luminaries such as The Roots, Tricky, Damien Marley, Nas, Olu Dara, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, LL Cool J, Rakim, Tupac, Earth, Wind & Fire, Anthony Hamilton, R. Kelly, Run DMC, Horace Silver, De La Soul, The Fugees among others. Her cover story on Earth, Wind and Fire was selected to appear in the annual series, the book, “Best Music Writing of 2012,” with guest editor Questlove. Her first book, “Love, Peace and Soooooouul!” The Behind the Scenes Story of America’s Favorite Dance Show, will be published in 2013 by Backbeat Books. As a journalist, she’s examined public and private school education, the crime beat in Atlantic City and Brooklyn, covered rape trials of celebrities, the plight of black farmers, health disparities in the black community, world renowned architects, boxing matches, and restaurant food in exotic locales.