Randi's homework for today: The first Earth Day speech, betting on your homes, South Park's latest controversy, and much more!!!
EARTH DAY FOUNDER GAYLORD NELSON’S FIRST SPEECH IN 1970"Gaylord Nelson spoke on Earth Day eve—April 21, 1970—at the Cooley Auditorium of Milwaukee Technical College. He was coming to the end of a two-week speaking tour and had spoken earlier that day at a United Auto Workers’ convention in Atlantic City, the floor of the Massachusetts Legislature, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison." Article and video here.
THE BUSTED HOMES BEHIND THE BIG BET"The government's civil-fraud allegation against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. centers on a deal the firm crafted so that hedge-fund king John Paulson could bet on a collapse in U.S. housing prices." Full post here.Has 'South Park' Gone Too Far This Time?"This is a show, after all, that once painted God as a gap-toothed rhinoceros-monkey, portrays Satan as a simpering milquetoast and regularly features Jesus as a superhero -- the kind who's not afraid to ignore the peaceful teachings of the Sermon on the Mount to smite his opponents. The show has mocked Jews, Catholics, Mormons, Scientologists and atheists, among (many) others." Click here for more.
Americans have become so incredibly misinformed and the Tea Partiers are but the tip of iceberg (video below).Was Donny Deutsch canned from MSNBC for including Keith Olbermann in an “angry media” montage? It would appear so. How does silencing one another benefit anybody? Trick question – it doesn’t. Watch the “offending” segment Happy Earth Day! See founder Gaylord Nelson’s speech on the eve of the first Earth Day in 1970 here.Meanwhile, Barack Obama talked financial reform today in Wall Street’s backyard. And while there’s some good news today about the housing market, let us not forget the insane greed that caused it to crash in the first place.Yesterday, we told you about the chickens-for-healthcare freak in Nevada that is running to take on Harry Reid. Senate Dems wasted no time in launching a Chickens for Checkups website in response, and Progress Now Nevada opted to take it techno. Also, Perdue is being sued for allegedly knowingly hiring illegal immigrants to drive down wages. A former Massey miner blows the whistle on the company’s profits-before-safety practices. And Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) envisions a Tea Party-inspired “spiritual revival” (video).These stories, your calls, and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show!
THE RIGHTTEA PARTY COMPLAINTSDONNY DEUTCH INCLUDES KEITH OLBERMANN IN 'AMERICA THE ANGRY' SEGMENTPALIN ON 2012LARRY KING: PALIN SHOULD POSE FOR PLAYBOYJIM DEMINT ON TEA PARTY AND SPIRITUALITYHAPPY EARTH DAYThe first Earth Day and Gaylord Nelson's environmental legacyGLOBAL WARMING V GLOBAL COOLINGTHE WORLD IS CLEANER NOW SO SHUT UPEARTH DAY FOUNDER GAYLORD NELSON’S FIRST SPEECH IN 1970
FINANCIAL REFORMTHE BUSTED HOMES BEHIND THE BIG BETWhat’s expectedSen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) bucks his Wall Street connections in favor of reforms to benefit Main Street.Moody subpoenaed for failing to release documents to financial crisis investigators.Obama on Monday: "a situation where people are allowed to take wild risks and all the downsides are socialized even as the profits are privatized."
IMMIGRATIONPerdue is being sued for allegedly knowingly hiring illegal immigrants to drive down wages.The new McCain.AZ businesses worry about backlash.