This Week on Midweek Politics with David Pakman / August 11th, 2010
Total Running Time: 60:00
This Week's Topics:
--Abbie Goldberg, psychology professor and renowned expert on lesbian and gay parenting, and Tom McClusky, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Family Research Council, join us live for a debate about the moral and legal validity of Judge Vaughn Walker's overturning of Proposition 8 in California, gay marriage, gay parenting, and much more.
--A look at the upcoming 2010 election, including the addition of a third Tea Party candidate in Ken Buck, results from Colorado, and Charlie Rangel's indictment and refusal to resign.
--The hilarious John Boehner billboard put up by Blue America in Ohio, as well as the bizarre skin color that Boehner is now sporting.
--What would scare ads sound like about John Boehner and other politicians?
--A recent birther poll shows over one in four Americans still think Barack Obama was not born in the United States, and Rush Limbaugh seems to be part of that bandwagon.
--An incredible interview from a listener about the birther Orly Taitz interview, professionalism, and more.
--We call Target for an interview to discuss their large donation to an anti-gay candidate, and do not get very far, but we play both the phone call to Target and the voicemail we received from Target spokesperson Jessica Carlson, as well as plenty of other information about anti-gay donations and opinions coming from the Target CEO, his family, and the Target executive staff.
--Rush Limbaugh and William Shatner debate healthcare in a bizarre interview, and we discuss whether morals can really be removed from the healthcare discussion.
--A hilarious Fox News style ambush gone wrong by Spencer Meads, who cannot seem to stop rubbing his nose, sniffing, and mumbling when confronted by Media Matters employee Ari Rabin-Havt while trying to talk about George Soros to Media Matters employees.
--Senator Ted Stevens is killed in a small plane crash in Alaska, and David Pakman worries about his upcoming small plane flight.
--JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater abandons his job by swearing at a passenger, grabbing a couple of beers, deploying the emergency exit chute, and sliding down it, and we wonder whether someone who cites carryon baggage as a pet peeve should really be working as a flight attendant.
--Sean Hannity suggests that to annoy liberals, he asks for two plastic bags at the supermarket, and Jedidiah Bila complains about the more expensive cost to supermarkets of phasing out plastic bags while not mentioning the additional cost of Hannity's two bag plan.
--BP claims the oil spill is essentially almost all fixed up, saying three quarters of the oil and dispersants have been cleaned up, and we wonder if anybody believes that.
--Audience emails about the Terry Jones Koran-burning interview, Elisabeth Hasselbeck's theory about women turning to lesbianism as they age, a racist email in response to a racist voicemail,and more, as well as new stations airing Midweek Politics.
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