Rep. Rob Andrews from the New Jersey's 1st Congressional District will join me today at 1:30 p.m. e.t. to talk about Congress coming back into session and what we should expect. Of course, the big question is still the issue of health insurance reform and we will address that.
In addition, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress tomorrow night. We will talk about that too. All on Air America Radio and airamerica.com
Happy Labor Day. It is organized labor that helped to build the middle class. If you are in a Union, thank you. If you are not, you should thank a Union for helping to establish an hourly wage, labor standards, and more.
I'm a proud member of a union myself, AFTRA, and am thankful for what they and other unions stand for. I recall when I continued to hear about how unions destroyed Detroit. Really? It was labor that designed the cars? It was labor the controlled distribution? It was labor that failed to keep up?
Congress is coming back into session. President Obama is going to speak to Congress and to America's children. Things are going to get pretty wild. So there will be a lot to talk about when I appear on MSNBC this week.
I will let you know when I appear. Hope you can watch.
It was October 1, 1991, and President George H. W. Bush gave a speech to students at Alice Deal Junior High School in Chevy Chase, MD. However, it was broadcast around the country.
Prior to the speech, the Secretary of Education sent out a letter urging schools to have their students watch. The speech was carried live on PBS, CNN and also by Mutual Radio. And during the speech, President Bush laid out his goals including the need to improve student competency, increase the graduation rates, and to better prepare students starting school. Interestingly, he also added one request to the students:
"Let me know how you're doing. Write me a letter. I'm serious about this one. Write me a letter about ways you can help us achieve our goals."
Does this sound familiar?
Where was the uproar then? Clearly, President Bush was trying to indoctrinate our kids. Right? The Bush Youth. That would have been as ridiculous then as it is today!
This is nothing but a ruse being used by those on the right who lost the election back in 2008. Is it racist, as some suggest? For some, clearly. But for others, it's just that they are sore losers! Whiners! Babies!
Maybe the best response is one from the Republicans themselves. They love to use it anytime anybody brings up Bush v. Gore . . .
Get over it! You lost!
Well, Republicans. Get over it! You lost! Unless you have a legitimate argument about an issue, all you do is make yourselves look feeble and incompetent. And the only supporters you will find are those not smart enough to realize how feeble and incompetent you are. Quite a political party.
Good luck with that!
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher of The Nation, joins me on Air America Radio tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. e.t. to talk about President Obama's speech before a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
Hope you can listen.
Maybe President Obama should just sit in front of a bunch of school kids and read My Pet Goat. And then he can stare off into space as the country falls apart. No, we wouldn't want him to say to kids that education is important. Or that ideas are important. Or that critical thinking is important. After all, these so-called "indoctrination" skills are apparently unique to the Democratic party rather than to the Republican one.
Yeah. I guess it would be better to fill our school libraries with copies of the Bible and My Pet Goat and extol the virtues of The Flat Earth Society and talk about why the Devil planted dinosaur bones in the earth to confuse people. And death panels. We musn't forget the death panels.
That's it. So, all of you Republicans . . . keep your children home when the President speaks. They don't need an education. That will just confuse them too. After all, if they start thinking critically, the future of the Republican party would certainly be in doubt.
Oh by the way, why is it that when this country has a Republican President, he is our President? But when the President is a Democrat, he is not yours? Hmm . . . .
Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland's 8th Congressional District joins the program tomorrow to talk about the upcoming session. Many are talking about healthcare and exactly what the President, what Congress will do.
I'm particularly interested in Congressman Van Hollen's view as he is my Congressman. And I want to know whether he will stand up for the publicn option and for healthcare reform.
Hope you can listen.
After Katrina hit four years ago this week, Josh Neufeld volunteered with the Red Cross and ended up in the middle of the chaos. One the the results is A.D. - New Orleans After the Deluge. This is a graphic novel but it is so much more. I'm looking forward to this interview today on Air America Radio.
Hope you can listen.