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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:53 PM
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Is it me, or does Thom Hartman really rock the house?
What a pleasure it has been listening to him fill in for Al Franken these past few weeks. Without a doubt, my favorite talkshow host.

Anyone else with me?
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:54 PM
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1. He's great!
I'm listening now.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:54 PM
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2. Yep I like him and if Al decides to run
I hope they keep Tom on AAR
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:56 PM
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3. Me too!
Thom's views jive with mine on most issues - but he expresses them far more articulately. I also appreciate his insights on things like ADHD.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:28 PM
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18. He's also intelligently religious (religiously intelligent?!)
which helps sorting out the religion/politics issues.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:58 PM
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4. It is not just you....I also think he is one of the most informed radio
host is broadcasting...I just wonder how he has the time for all he does, and seems to be ready to stand in for anyone of the radio hosts...
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:21 PM
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16. thom's a workaholic. :-)
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:58 PM
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5. He IS great
He does 3 hours a day on KPOJ in Portland OR & 3 hours on the national show. I've heard him also sub for Randi Rhodes or someone else therefore doing a total of 9 hours in one day. Amazing.
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:05 PM
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6. Thom is fantastic! I've been listening to him for years...learned a lot!
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AwareOne Donating Member (319 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:12 PM
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11. He is the best thing on Sirius radio left talk channel
but they only have him on for one hour a day! Alex Bennet and Lynn Samuels are worthless! I have contacted Sirius several times to implore them to beef up their left talk channel and give Tom more time.
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Green Mountain Dem Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:09 PM
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7. Just another....
contribution from the Green Mountain State of Vermont ala Bernie, Leahy, Jeffords and Ben and Jerry!! We know how to make em.
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OSX Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:11 PM
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8. Thom Hartman DOES rock the House.
...and so to you, Sis.

-osx
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:13 PM
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12. Thank you Barry....


:hug:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:11 PM
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9. Agreed. He has a great approach to politics and his audience. Very listenable.
Seems persuasive, IMO.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:12 PM
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10. He's got it all
He is absolutley brilliant and well read and an expert on several subjects that he's written books on.
He does great interviews.
He's great with callers.
Air America should try to get him and keep him.

He's the only one I wouldn't have any hesitation at all recommending to someone on the far right.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:17 PM
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14. Rachel Maddow also talks sense without coming off bombastic or argumentive.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:21 PM
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17. You're right, she does.
But someone on the far right might discredit her for the stupid reasons that she is gay and female.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:07 PM
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21. and Laura Flanders
:-)
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:16 PM
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13. White Rose streams Thom's radio show 24/7 so you can listen anytime!
White Rose stream: http://www.whiterosesociety.org/Hartmann.pls

Or listen daily between 12 pm & 3 pm EST from the AAR page with RealPlayer or Windows Media: http://www.airamerica.com/thomhartmannpage

:hi:
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:19 PM
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15. very smart accomplished guy
he cracks me up, tho' ... Thom has lived enough for several lifetimes and he's only in his mid-50s! He seems to have held just about every job: author, psychotherapst, NLP instructor, historian, pilot, country music deejay, reporter, radio talk show host, advertising business owner, started school for abused kids with his wife, ADD expert, relief worker in war zones (and I'm sure I've missed quite a few more accomplishments). All this while raising 3 kids with his wife!

I'm impressed by how well he retains information and his analysis of it.( I usually forget details of what I've read in books or papers, so it always amazes me how much detail he can recollect.) He has the sharpest clearest mind I've ever seen, and thinks very fast on his feet. Only thing that annoys me a bit about Thom is that he often comes across as impatient with his listeners, he's always interrupting them to finish their points or to disagree with them. I guess it's because his mind moves too fast for the rest of us! LOL!

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Lusted4 Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:35 PM
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19. Sam Seder has it together also. nt
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:46 PM
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20. A great educator. Informed, accessible, best voice to reach the "Radical Middle"
:thumbsup: :yourock:
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:09 PM
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22. Thom is awesome
He's all of the things the other responders said and he keeps it entertaining as well.
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:50 PM
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23. He is great
I've learned so much by listening to him. I think he's on instead of Franken in the SF Bay area (at least I'm hoping that's the case!). We have a really good lineup with him, Stephanie, Randi, Mike Malloy, Rachel Maddow, etc. I kind of like Ed Schultz, but he irks me sometimes with his closed-mindedness on certain topics. I love Sam Seder so if they replaced Ed with Sam, I wouldn't be too upset.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 04:02 PM
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24. Yes...
I have enjoyed him also...
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