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A nice Friday mix for you today. There's Sandy relief, plus the counting of the electoral vote in Congress. Greg Dworkin joined us as usual to discuss Daily Kos Radio and the future of radio technology, the platinum trillion dollar coin, and the curious Republican habit of obfuscation and denial on anything they oppose, until (and sometimes beyond) the point where it becomes ridiculous. (Think: "no proven link between smoking and health problems," then consider today's stances on climate change, guns, taxes, etc., etc., etc.) Then, another aside about guns, and a brief explanation of the trillion dollar coin proposal. And finally: what happened yesterday with the filibuster reform effort, whether you should be worried about it, what's likely to come out of the fight, and a pat on the back for reform supporters for where we've gotten so far!

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  •  hey, dave. it's unanimous! hoo/ray! (1+ / 0-)
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    clime parches on. terms: ocean rise, weather re-patterning, storm pathology, drout-famine, acceptance of nature.

    by renzo capetti on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 09:40:35 AM PST

  •  David. I listen every morning-- at my 9 not yours. (0+ / 0-)

    So I guess I'm always a day behind. Suggestions?
    I've really enjoyed your filibuster explanations.
    I wish you'd give the same kind of attention to the Debt Limit problem. A little background on Amendment 14 art. 4. would clearly show that what the R's are attempting is unconstitutional. The problem is that art. 4 contains no remedy.
    PBO has a legal remedy, the PCS. There is a petition on the WH web site to push it. It is time for the D's to play Constituional Hardball. Discussion please?

    Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

    by chuck utzman on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:08:00 PM PST

    •  Debt ceiling isn't my area of expertise. (0+ / 0-)

      But we'll give it a try. Armando and I had an extensive discussion of it a few weeks back, though. We could try that again once he's free. We'll see what we can do in the meantime. A little study & reading might turn up something interesting to add to the discussion.

      Then again, this would be a good time to go out shopping for a "local" expert or two in the community, and bring them on the show to fill us in.

  •  I listened today. I have a lot of scanning to do. (0+ / 0-)

    I am trapped here at the computer.  Thanks.  I enjoyed your show and learned so much.  Sound was crisp and clear.

    •  Great! (1+ / 0-)
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      Heard we'd had problems the last couple of days, but I'm not sure yet what I can do to guarantee good quality every time. Still, we've got a pretty good batting average on decent quality, given that we've rigged this thing up on the cheap!

      As we grow, we'll keep working on the technology, to try to make this as easy and flawless as possible.

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