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September 30, 2009

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This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman – September 30th, 2009

Produced by

David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA

Total Running Time: 57:26

MP3 Podcast: Available with entire Midweek Politics Archive for Members

This Week’s Topics:

–Seth Weinberger, professor of politics and government at University of Puget Sound, calls in live to talk about Iran, Ahmadinejad, al-Gaddafi, and more.

–Barack Obama’s Olympics lobbying trip to Europe, and whether CNN is fabricating viewer emails.

–Two health care public options are voted down, even though more people believe in UFOs than oppose a public option.

–Senator Max Baucus’ health care plan does not do too well.

–Bill Clinton believes the result of health care changes this time around will be far different than the disaster of 1994.

–It will take longer than expected to close Guantanamo Bay, and it seems it’s because there was little planning done about the actual logistics of the closing.

–Senator Dianne Feinstein is fine with GITMO detainees coming to California prisons, and John McCain still believes the right move is to close it.

–Roman Polanski is arrested in Switzerland, and the controversy is brewing.

–Analysis of the arguments for and against the current arrest and expected legal proceedings, including arguments that he has been arrested on an arcane technicality.

–Is there any getting around the fact that Polanski fled the legal system after admitting to raping a girl?

–Young children in school are being taught songs involving praising Barack Obama, and something about it seems creepy and deceiving. We listen to the songs and discuss the political leanings of teachers.

–Congressman Trent Franks calls President Obama the enemy of humanity based on abortion-related politics. Franks is the same Congressman who asked specifically to see Obama’s long form, not short form, birth certificate in order to believe he can legally be the President of the US.

–The amazing Republican silence after not only Franks’ comments, but many other outrageous ones from Republicans, as well as Democratic silence in similar situations.

–Clips from Glenn Beck rallies on the west coast, including amazing responses from people when asked if they believe Beck that Barack Obama hates white people.

–In talking about President Obama’s dropping approval rating, little is mentioned about other key politicians on both sides of the aisle.

–A right-winger conference hosts a speaker who says we are currently living under Nazism in the US, and that activists should have their guns ready for a bloody battle with Barack Obama the Nazi.

–Ann Coulter claims Obama Hitler posters were created by liberals in disguise to agitate at tea parties.

–Richard Dawkins, well known biologist and atheist, responds to a question about what if he is wrong about there being no God at a recent public appearance.

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