Monday, August 10, 2009

Liars And Cheaters And Thugs, Oh My!

***Updated to include interview links***

They're all one and the same, and it takes one to know one. Even if that one is a former one.

Frank Schaeffer is the author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One Of The Elect, Helped Found The Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (Or Almost All) Of It Back and, on Friday, wrote a brilliant piece for, entitled "Right-Wing Turncoat Gives the Inside Scoop on Why Conservatives Are Rampaging Town Halls"

Frank makes his third appearance to get things started on my show tonight by talking about how the Dick Armey (tm pending) is using the old intimidation tactics that the evangelical movement used against so-called abortion clinics back when he helped found the movement.

***After a long day, Frank couldn't make the show. He will join us Wednesday night at 11pm ET on Air America radio instead***

Ryan Grim is the senior congressional correspondent for Huffington Post, who also recently authored the book, This is Your Country on Drugs. Ryan had a piece on HuffPo Friday, "White House Confirms: Deal With Big Pharma Bars Price Negotiations" but today, his colleague Sam Stein had a story with a different headline: White House Insists It Didn't Give Away The Store To Big Pharma. So, which is it? Ryan will join us in the second half-hour to try to explain wtf is going on. ***Click here to listen to our conversation about this complicated issue****

Last Wednesday, I found a great website that purported to "deconstruct the right wing lies about the health care bill. When I wandered over to, I found that it did just that, and more.

I located the author of the blog, Milt Shook, and invited him on the show. As you'd guess from the website, he was a font of information... real information, debunking the misinformation!

Today, I received an email from him, informing me that part three - the finale of his Deconstructing tome was online. So, I invited him back. ***Click here to listen to my interview with Milt***

Milt will be live with me, so you can call in and chime in at 866-303-2270. You can also hang in my loaner chat room by clicking here..... Listen live here!