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Sorry for the late posting, but it was a busy day…  While doing my show I got the call to guest host for Randi Rhodes, and I just got home.  So, we’ll make this brief…

Once again, we began the show with Cheryl Wheeler’s “If It Were Up to Me,” as another sick individual with a gun opened fire on a group of innocent people. This time, the shooter had ties to white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups, and he killed six people at a Sikh temple.  He was the seventh pronounced dead; he at the hands of the police – after he shot one of theirs eight times.  That police officer took 8 bullets and, after two surgeries, is still in critical condition.

If it were up to me… I’d take away the guns.


There was some good news today..  Actually, last night – the Mars Rover Curiosity (great name) landed on Mars and beamed back the first pictures (see above).  Pretty cool stuff. The only thing that would make it better is if some creature came sauntering up to the camera and waved back at us!

Today on the show, we continued our look at the Mormon religion.  I think if people are thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, they should know what he believes.  And believe me, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches some pretty bat shit crazy things.  For instance, Mitt Romney believes that if he is a good Mormon, when he dies, he’ll become a God and will get his own planet to rule over.  I’m not kidding.

He also believes that Jesus Christ will return — to Jackson County, Missouri.  If Mitt is president, the two of them will rule the world together. Seriously.

I learned a lot more while speaking with Tricia Erickson, author of Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church vs. The Office of the Presidency of the United States.  While I don’t agree with her politically, she did grow up in the Mormon church as the daughter of a bishop.  She lived through many of their bizarre rituals and understands the cult-like ways of this religion.  

I believe Mitt Romney has the right to believe in whatever he wants to believe.  But I think the American people should know what he believes before they case a vote for him.

In hour two, as we do every Monday morning, Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars and I dissected the Sunday talking head shows in a segment we call Fools on the Hill.  Here’s what she brought us today:

 I keep coming back to the meme that Jon Stewart begged of the hosts of “Crossfire” so many years ago: Stop. You’re hurting us. The media has done so very little even after that humiliating moment to stop hurting us. They keep at it, keep misinforming us, keep pretending that they don’t know what’s really going on. They just keep hurting us.

Case in point, Candy Crowley, who talks to Robert Gibbs about President Obama’s lackluster performance, completely ignoring the unbelievable amount of obstruction that he has had to deal from Republicans in Congress.

Or Mike Wallace, who repeated a completely false Mitt Romney campaign claim that Obama was trying to block military voters in Ohio.

Or the entire panel of very privileged people on This Week, lecturing those whose homes are underwater on moral hazard of taking out loans.

Or San Francisco Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders telling Howie Kurtz that Harry Reid’s claim about Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes is the equivalent of Michele Bachmann’s comments about the HPV vaccination causing mental retardation.

And finally, in the “Be careful what you wish for” category, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell tells Bob Schieffer that he hopes that Mitt Romney selects Michele Bachmann as his running mate.