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Edition #576 

And you thought national politics was crazy

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Act 1: Conservatives Want Anthem Singing Laws...And Smaller Government - David Pakman - Air Date: 1-2-12 

Song 1: If You've Got Trouble - The Beatles

Act 2: A Great Day for Wisconsin—and for Democracy - The Progressive Air Date: 1-18-12

Song 2: We shall overcome - Pete Seeger

Act 3: One Million Signatures to Recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker - Majority Report - Air Date: 01-18-12

Song 3: Frankly, Mr. Shankly - The Smiths

Act 4: Whales Aren't People - Colbert Report

Song 4: Thriller - Michael Jackson

Act 5: The Scandal Around Walker - The Progressive Air Date: 1-30-12

Song 5: My Friend And The Ink On His Fingers - Shout Out Louds

Act 6: RNC Chair Lies About Voter Fraud - Young Turks

Song 6: It's the same old song - The Four Tops

Act 7: Founding Fathers Reality vs Tea Party Fiction - Blacking It Up - Air Date: 1-23-12

Song 7: This is why we fight - The Decemberists

Act 8: Scott Walker Likes Being out of Wisconsin - The Progressive Air Date: 2-10-12

Song 8: Wise up - Aimee Mann

Act 9: Reading newspapers is not an uplifting experience for Governor John Kasich - Jimmy Dore Show Air Date: 2-9-12

Song 9: 1901 - Phoenix

Act 10: By axing parks, politicos are stealing the people’s property - Jim Hightower Air Date: 2-8-12

Song 10: Parks and Recreation Theme Song

Act 11: The GOP's geography-based, reverse elitism, divide and conquer tactic - Bill Maher Air Date: 2-10-12

Song 11: Downtown Train - Rod Stewart

Act 12: Unease About Walker's Challengers - The Progressive Air Date: 2-15-12

Song 12: Shining Star - The Manhattans

Act 13: The Obama Memos -  Young Turks - Air Date: 01-23-12


Thoughts on the need for publicly funded elections - Chris from Monterey, CA

Show suggestion for false equivalency in the media - Tim From Quincy, IL

Grass-fed beef not always better and there's lots of grey area - Len from St. Paul, Minnesota

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Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Final comments on the TYT 10-Year Anniversary

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Conservatism Has Been Hijacked - Catherine Crier Interview - David Pakman - Air Date: 12-16-11

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Jay! Tomlinson

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