This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman
December 17th, 2008
David Pakman, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Louis Motamedi, WXOJ, Northampton, MA
Total Running Time: 52:30
This Week's Topics:
--Alex Peterson and John Laux from Green Gateway on WHMP are in studio to talk about their radio show, recycling, sustainable product use, and more.
--Eric Gouvin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Western New England College is in studio to talk about the economic crisis, subprime and discriminatory lending, and more.
--How bad are different everyday activities for the environment? What's the most environmentally friendly temperature to set the heat at during winter?
--The subprime lending situation, Community Reinvestment Act, and what information is okay to use to make lending decisions?
--What is the original cause of this the current economic crisis?
--How did some banks avoid the economic crisis, even though all banks had to operate under the same lending rules?
--A child is named Adolf Hitler Campbell, and a store refuses to put his name on a cake.
--The Governor Blagojevich scandal, including Jesse Jackson Jr's denial of any involvement, what evidence exists to suggest otherwise, Barack Obama's comments about the situation, and more.
--The McCain campaign sells their staffers' old Blackberries without first deleting a ton of confidential campaign information from the phones.
--Vice President Dick Cheney defends the US use of torture, and admits to having OKd waterboarding.
--George W. Bush says so what that Al-Qaeda only got into Iraq after the US invasion.
--Applications for jobless benefits reach an all time high, while Sean Hannity makes some deceiving claims about job creation under George W. Bush.
--Dick Morris, the author of countless failed predictions over the last couple of years, predicts that Hillary Clinton will run against Barack Obama in 2012.
--Very strange statements about Barack Obama planning to use his middle name during his inauguration.
--John McCain says he is not willing to say he would suppor Sarah Palin for President in 2012.
Listen to it here: http://www.midweekpolitics.com/shows...2-17-2008.html