Tonight On The Randi Rhodes Show

“CERTAIN DEATH”

The National Hurricane Weather Center Saved Countless Lives This Weekend! GUESS GOVERNMENT WORKED HUH?

A few hours after we were off the air Friday, Hurricane Ike roared ashore in Texas. The city of Galveston today is ‘uninhabitable’.

We are wrestling for control of our nation. The conservative mindset that believes nothing good can come from the government. If they have their way, FOR PROFIT Weather Companies will issue warnings. FOR PROFIT First Responders won’t come unless you can afford to pay? Protect and Defend FOR PROFIT?

Think about what you’ve seen that the US Government has done over the past few days…the warnings, the rescues, the relief….and then think of the Grover Norquists who insist government should be so small and irrelevant that it should be ‘drowned in a bathtub’. Where will YOU be drowned?

Enough. We look at Ike and see that government can and does work. Think of how much better it will work for us in so many other areas….with caretakers who have faith in Of The People, By The People, For The People.

The Aftermath
Houston is a mess. Millions without power. A curfew is imposed. The clean up begins.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26695458/

Republican Rick Santorum sponsored a 2005 bill that would forbid the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE from telling us anything that FOR PROFIT weather providers didn’t.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05253/569133.stm

Drill Here Drill Now : Platforms Destroyed, Gas Prices To Rise
The McCain energy plan? Sink more wells offshore, build more refining facilities onshore….right in the middle of Hurricane Alley
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/14/AR2008091401659.html?hpid=artslot

…Gramps Doesn’t Seem To Care Continues the Lie “No oil spills in Katrina”
Eh, “safe enough”. He dances around the truth at a June meeting of oilmen in Houston (his future bosses)
http://thinkprogress.org/wonkroom/2008/06/19/mccain-katrina-spills/

“….As for offshore drilling, it’s safe enough these days that not even Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could cause significant spillage from the battered rigs off the coasts of New Orleans and Houston…”
FALSE!

THE ECONOMIC STORM
NY Times: “One Of The Most Dramatic days In Wall Street History”

Lehman To Be Liquidated; Merrill Lynch To Be Sold

Behold the result of free markets allowed to run wild. Since Reagan, we’ve been barked at to keep government regulation out of finance. The result? In good times, the profits remain private, making the rich even richer. In dark hours, after years of bad loans and choices, the losses become everyone’s problem.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15lehman.html

MORE:
http://www.economist.com/finance/displayStory.cfm?story_id=12231236&source=features_box_main

POOF THERE GOES 25,000 JOBS!
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=awh5hRyXkvs4&refer=canada

Foreclosure Phil Gramm – McCain’s Economic Advisor “You’re a bunch of whiners. It’s all in your head!”
http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2008/07/foreclosure-phil.html

Rick Davis – McCain’s Campaign Manager – Lobbyist for Freddie and Fannie
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/11781.html

MCCAIN LOBBYISTS
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/09/mccain.lobbying/

Obama Tax Cut Calculator
http://alchemytoday.com/obamataxcut/

http://blog.aflcio.org/2008/09/04/obamas-tax-plan-better-for-working-families-than-mccains

MEMO FROM OBAMA
http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/mccain_economy_memo_updated.pdf

Homework for Monday, Septemeber 15, 2008

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