Moving is a big theme on today’s show.
First of all, we moved earlier in the day. The show is now heard live from 10am – noon ET. Of course, you can still listen or watch any time at your convenience via the podcast or video archives. But if you want to join in for the live program, start time is 10:00.
We also have a new way to listen live… Although you can still hear us at RadioOrNot.com and TalkRadioOne.com, we’re now officially part of the line-up at SoFloRadio.com – with much easier to hear audio streams! In fact, you can just click here to listen (and be sure to bookmark it!):
Speaking of moving, the Move to Amend speaking tour of Florida is in full swing, with 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb making stops all over Florida. He’s explaining the meaning of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case that allows corporation free reign regarding campaign contributions, and spreading the word about the movement calling for a constitutional amendment that will unequivocally state that corporations are not people and money does not equal free speech!
David Cobb will be my first guest today… and I’ll join him at tonight’s speaking tour stop, from 7-9pm, at the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Ft. Lauderdale 3970 NW 21 Ave. If you’re local, I hope you’ll join us. If not, be sure to come back to RadioOrNot as I’ll be streaming video from the event.
We’ll begin the second hour with a live news report from the Talk Radio News Service.
Here’s what she sent me for today’s show, complete with links to all the clips we’ll comment on today so you can play along at home:
I guess since this weekend marked the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, our relationship to the Muslim community was a large theme of the day.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the chairman behind the Cordoba House, was on This Week and called the attacks now on the Park51 center—especially by partisans like Palin—are “disingenuous”:
Reza Aslan did the imam one better. During a roundtable of Meet the Press, Aslan cut down to the essence what many of us who are trying to make a distinction between terrorism and Muslims in general:
The answer is kind of simple, actually: Islam. But let’s call a spade a spade for a moment. If you are painting 1.5 billion people with the same brush of violence and, and, and extremism, you’re a bigot. And I think what’s, what’s disturbing is the way that that’s become part of the, the, the natural discourse now.
To punctuate this point, Dave Neiwert did a post on 9/11 that noted that the Bipartisan Policy Center just recently released a report titled “Assessing the Terrorist Threat”, and did not note a single homegrown terrorist of a radical, right wing or Christian background, like the guy who wanted to shoot up the Tides Foundation, or Dr. Tiller’s assassination, or the shooters at the Holocaust Museum, the Universalist Unitarian Church, or the Hutaree militia.
Then we have the same old lies to the people on taxes. I think that this is being calculated as a the biggest arrow in the Republican quiver. I mean, when you have tea party types saying they’ve been taxed enough already (and they’ve already gotten a tax cut by Obama and would not be included in the expiration of the Bush tax cuts) and yet, we’re still having partisans telling us that repealing Bush tax cuts will affect small businesses:
Chris Wallace tries to do it too, and new chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Austen Goolsbee sets him straight:
And then finally, Howard Kurtz calls out Hannity for his “deceptive” editing of Obama’s Labor Day speech, ignoring that this is a standard operating procedure for Fox News:
It’s an exciting time for me. Thanks for bearing with the changes…. radio or not!