Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guest: Economist James Galbraith

Sam opens the show assuring us that The Majority Report will not be sponsored by a gold-shilling company or an erectile dysfunction drug unlike other political shows.  When the end-times come what would you rather have, a bar of gold or some Just Coffee? (use coupon code MAJORITY)

Congress will vote on the repeal falsely labeled “Job-Crushing” health care bill (formerly known as the “Job-Killing” bill) and Sam explains where the Republicans got this “fact” and why it is a lie.

Sean Hannity invited Sarah Palin on his show so he can lob softballs at her, giving her an opportunity to clear the “Blood Libel” controversy.  Obviously, it didn’t go so well.

The Battle Hymn of Sarah Palin – Yikes.

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Can lowering the age that you can get full Social Security benefits actually build a more robust SS program? Economist James Galbraith joins Sam to explain why he thinks it can.

Finally, in the soon to be sequestered Post Show, Sam’s growing grapes, praises Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes, covers some news stories he didn’t get to in the main show, and takes listener IMs – Don’t miss it. Become a Majority Report Member or just spread the Majority Report Word across the internets to support the show!

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23 Responses to Tuesday, January 18, 2011

  1. Reposting this on today’s page, now that it is up…

    Cheney Considers Becoming a Liberal!

    http://politicallyme.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/cheney-considers-becoming-a-liberal/

  2. E Rock says:

    good morning everyone

  3. This just out today:

    NumbersToKnow Numbers To Know
    by NancyPelosi
    129 M: Americans who could be denied health coverage under GOP repeal due to a pre-existing condition http://wapo.st/hth0nS

    • E Rock says:

      Read that in the post this morning. Dems should grab that and bash the republicans over the head with it.

  4. And today’s topic…

    RawStory The Raw Story
    Exclusive: Obama may cut Social Security, Sen. Sanders tells Raw Story http://su.pr/20ZEyn #socialsecurity

  5. freepress Free Press
    StopBigMedia: Videos: Why We Oppose the Comcast Merger http://bit.ly/hWZBcq

  6. Obama and Hu meet today.

    ameslevinelist ameslevinelist
    Corporate Treason: G.E. selling advanced aerospace tech to China that could have military use, ruin Boeing… http://is.gd/g776jN

  7. Sam, you are one of the best ‘Disclosers’!..

    We all must do the best we can with what we got to stop these psychopathic billionaires!
    http://www.muziboo.com/jedger/music

  8. norning gang,

    “129 M: Americans who could be denied health coverage under GOP repeal due to a pre-existing condition”

    that’s me, i’m glad I moved to Canada.

  9. sux not being able to listen to the live stream.

    …corporate network…

    I have to wait for the pod to be posted.

  10. cnn breaking news – — Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier taken into custody by police at Port-au-Prince hotel.

  11. I don’t want MORE News stories at post show!

    I want to know what my fellow sederistas are thinking!

    read more IM’s.

  12. Shadows?

    i think of it as layers of obsfucation (treacherous lies).

  13. Maddow lives in “Compromise World” now.

    i still like her.

  14. Just an idea for a sponsor you may wanna look into called Credo Media.

    First letter from them I ever got had a picture of Palin on the envelope and the words (para-phrasing here), “If you agree with the politics of this woman, don’t open this envelope.”

    Anyway, big fan of the show… I catch it everyday, live if possible, but always in podcast form. I’ll get myself a membership when I’m able to… hard times have been a fallin’ round here.

  15. william davis says:

    if the Sarah Palin battle hymn isn’t the new national anthem soon I’m moving to Canada!!!

  16. Please give a link the Ricky Gervais ‘greatest hits’ youtube video!

  17. Found the link . . . here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k38cqDYqb4g

    Wow, he was brutal.

  18. Doug Greer says:

    Hey Sam and not Sam,

    I’m planning to go to the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston this April. I also hope to go to Netroots in June.

    I believe that liberal podcasts like Majority.FM, TYT, Citizen Radio and Best of the Left Podcasts could find potential members at the NCMR.

    I posted a suggestion for buying an ad in the NCMR program on the Citizen Radio forum:
    Promote CR at the National Conference for Media Reform

    I believe that independent podcasts are an important part of media reform.

  19. Jimmy Reefercake Hymn Lyrics:
    He’s a cold blast from Maine,
    Ingrained with common sense.
    He’s not a Harvard lawyer, but he knew what the Founders meant.
    A cold blast from the North,
    That freezes Congress in their tracks.
    With God and the Green Party, he’s gonna take it back.
    Jimmy Reefercake, he won’t listen to their bunk.
    Jimmy Reefercake’s coming south to hunt some skunk.
    Jimmy Reefercake, he’ll throw them all in jail.
    And when he gets to Washington, it’ll be cold as hell.
    Jimmy has the wisdom to walk through an open door.
    He’s stomping out the wretches where the evil lies in store.
    He will scrub the floors and sweep the riff-raff into cracks.
    With God and the Green Party, he’s gonna take it back.
    Jimmy Reefercake, he won’t listen to their bunk.
    Jimmy Reefercake’s coming south to hunt some skunk.
    Jimmy Reefercake, he’ll throw them all in jail.
    And when he gets to Washington, it’ll be cold as hell.
    Spoken:
    Congress pats themselves from some new bill they just passed.
    I watch as my freedom slowly runs through an hourglass.
    They think they spend our money better than we do.
    But they can talk until they’re blue and old.
    Cos if they ever gave us anything,
    They always wanted something in return, Jimmy knows.
    Jimmy’s marching on on.
    Closing dedication:
    “I’d like to dedicate that to the Green Party and all the patriots.

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