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Originating from KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, The Jimmy Dore Show is an irreverent and humorous take on today’s headlines and hypocrites. The program skewers politicians as well as the corporate mouthpieces which make up today’s mainstream “news media.” Each and every week, The Jimmy Dore Show provides the unvarnished truth with a twist of funny.

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Jimmy, Cenk is thinking of doing a food show for TYT. You should talk to Cenk about being a part of it. Especially since you stopped talking about food because of the people who have eating disorders. I would love it for you to go back talking about food and restaurants. I know that you are probably extremely busy so I don’t know if it’s possible for you to be part of it. You can at least think about it.

Ben’s rants are funny. The Fault in our Stars was made by an amateur. That is something Ben doesn’t really understand. John Green created 80% of the movie. I wish that you guys would be nicer to John Green.

Thanks for this ha bisky awesome podcast. I enjoy this great podcast. I hope you had a happy July 4th. Wolfpac is getting somewhere so that’s something to celebrate.

just for fun, you guys might enjoy looking into the history of Alaska’s present gov, sean parnell. in a nutshell, he replaced sarah the quitter. what was his job before that? well, it seems he was a corporate attorney who represented the oilies AGAINST individual claimants of the exxon valdez spill. the punch line? the goobers up here elected him to his own term!
go figger….
keep up the good work.

Jimmy, your critique regarding the contradictions inherent in Charles Krauthammer’s global warming position was brilliant political humor at its finest.

In shard contrast, Robert Yasumura’s reference to Charles Krauthammer as Frankenstein made me cringe and the lowest form of debate (attack the man not the position) and sophmorically cruel (attacking a perspn’s appearance).

Worse yet, I trust/hope Robert Yasumura is not aware that Charles Krauthammer is a long time Paraplegic as a result of a freak accident. Therefore, the remark was cruel and hurtful not only to the individual but the many others that share his afflication – some of which may very well listen to the show and look up to Charles Krauthammer as a Role Model for winning the Pulitzer Prize for his weekly column in the Washington Post back in 2005.

Many also do not know that Krauthammer is a former Democrat that worked as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale during his 1980 presidential campaign against some guy named Ronald Reagan. And it should come as no surprise that Reagan was a factor in Krauthammer’s change to conservatism.

Krauthammer has been called a conservative however, he has also supported libertarian ideals on domestic issues. Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion;an opponent of the death penalty;an intelligent design critic and an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution, calling the religion-science controversy a “false conflict;” a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications; and a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation.

Meg Greenfield, editorial page editor for The Washington Post who edited Krauthammer’s columns for 15 years, called his weekly column “independent and hard to peg politically. It’s a very tough column. There’s no ‘trendy’ in it. You never know what is going to happen next.” Which is why he one the Pulitzer prize.

In 2006, the Financial Times named Krauthammer the most influential commentator in America saying “Krauthammer has influenced US foreign policy for more than two decades. He coined and developed ‘The Reagan Doctrine’ in 1985 and he defined the US role as sole superpower in his essay ‘The Unipolar Moment,’ published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Krauthammer’s 2004 speech ‘Democratic Realism’, which was delivered to the American Enterprise Institute when Krauthammer won the Irving Kristol Award, set out a framework for tackling the post-9/11 world, focusing on the promotion of democracy in the Middle East.

In 2009, Politico columnist Ben Smith wrote that Krauthammer had “emerged in the Age of Obama as a central conservative voice,” a “kind of leader of the opposition…a coherent, sophisticated and implacable critic of the new president.” The New York Times columnist David Brooks says that today “he’s the most important conservative columnist.” Former congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called Krauthammer “without a doubt the most powerful force in American conservatism. He has [been] for two, three, four years.”

Former president Bill Clinton called Krauthammer “a brilliant man” in a December 2010 press conference. Krauthammer responded, tongue-in-cheek, that “my career is done” and “I’m toast”.

Krauthammer’s other awards include the People for the American Way’s First Amendment Award (a very liberal organization), the Champion/Tuck Award for Economic Understanding, the first annual Bradley Prize, and the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism, an annual award given by the Eric Breindel Foundation.

Jimmy – once again, your critique on Charles Krauthammer’s global warming position was brilliant political humor at its finest.

Robert Yasumura I doubt that you would have referred to him as Frankenstein had you realized he is a Paraplegic (I do not think that is widely known) but that is the risk you take when you attack a person’s appearance.

While I thought Jimmy’s critique on the position was spot on, I was dissapointed in the general comments by everyone on the show – I suspect you all have reasons for your beliefs – but they do run against the grain of what many serious minded, political analysts on both sides of the debates think.

Moreover, given the diversity of the beliefs cited above, he also can’t be called a knee jerk conservative.

We all have to identify rationale folks on both sides of the spectrum to discuss issues – otherwise we get nowhere.

One final note: Last October, he went on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and had an extended conversation about the merits of liberalism versus conservatism. In defending Republican ideas today, Krauthammer diplomatically began by praising two historic successes of liberalism: Medicare and Social Security.

“If it was ever presented in that fashion, the way you just presented it, I think the conversation we would be having in this country is very different,” Stewart said, noting that Republican talking points don’t generally include paeans to the social safety net they are trying to either reform or abolish.

“That’s why you have to buy this book,” Krauthammer responded.

Hello Jimmy,
I think you are right person to debunk the false GOP talking point that they keep pushing about emissions from India. It has become their favorite talking point whenever they are battling real climate science.

Charles Cockhammer just said that Coal plants are propping up in India everywhere which is utter BS. Yes, due to high population density we do consume higher amt of resources (still less than the US by the way) that doesn’t mean we are moving backwards when it comes to accepting clean technology. It is one more false talking point GOP, the oil loving loony party of the US has been propagating about India.

India has the Asia’s biggest Solar Power Plant and there are more solar power plants projects underway. Here are few links to debunk the GOP BS.

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/04/welspun-energy-commissions-indias-asias-largest-solar-power-project/

Here is the link to upcoming solar power plant projects in India:

1. http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20140807-25843.html

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_Solar_Power_Project

Here is a list of solar power plants in India:

List: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power_in_India

Also as India has a large clean energy infrastructure aside from solar mainly from WIND and HYDROELECTRICITY. Below are some details regarding this:

Wind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_India

Hydroelectricity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroelectric_power_in_India

“India was the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in 2008 after Norway: 114 TWh and 3.5% the world total in 2008″

When it comes to clean energy initiatives in India, the list can go on and on from solar, wind, hydro to Natural Gas run vehicles.

Atleast as a developing nation India is taking initiative to go green. I am china is also going the same route, but I am sure the American media is going to ignore all that cause the media is controlled by oil interests and they don’t want the clean energy initiatives to ever succeed in the US. While the whole world will be way ahead of US. Even nations like UAE are building green cities to prepare for the future.

I agree with Robert J. Charles Krauthammer is the farthest thing from a “HACK” or a fox paid employee????

Is that what you all really think? You all suggested that Charles K was simply saying what his bosses wanted to hear?

Really? A

Thanks for all the thoughtful comments, much appreciated! I will respond more later, but very quickly about Charles Krauthammer–Do you really think he doesn’t know how science works? Or that he thinks climate science is a huge conspiracy? Because I don’t think he thinks that. And that means he is as despicable as they come.

George Will and Maureen Dowd also have pulitzers.

OK

I never mentioned India, rather I focused my response on whether Charles Krauthammer is a hack, that is used by fox in what ever manner they want, with no individual principles, that has never been right in his entire life, etc.

The diatribe by everyone on the show was tedious, particularly in light of his accomplishments above,

They do not award the pulitzer prize to hacks, Bill Clinton does not call GPO hacks brilliant, neither Politico, MSNBC, nor the NY Times – all of which praised his independence.

I am disappointed that the Jimmy D show has not clarified its position.

Either admit that CK is a rational person that we should debate or explain why not and who we should speak with?

Also, Robert Y it may be a good idea to apologize and move away from the Frankenstein comment.

You all clearly read these posts … a correction is in order, is it not?

In 2006, the Financial Times named Krauthammer the most influential commentator in America saying “Krauthammer has influenced US foreign policy for more than two decades. He coined and developed ‘The Reagan Doctrine’ in 1985 and he defined the US role as sole superpower in his essay ‘The Unipolar Moment,’ published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Krauthammer’s 2004 speech ‘Democratic Realism’, which was delivered to the American Enterprise Institute when Krauthammer won the Irving Kristol Award, set out a framework for tackling the post-9/11 world, focusing on the promotion of democracy in the Middle East.

OK Jimmy, I see your comment above and retract my last statement – which was directed at Ravi ..

Yes, Charles Krauthammer does not make sense … The brilliant part of your response was that you refuted his own logic … !!! A pulitzer prize winning jeornalist defeated by his own logic? Someone Clinton calls Brilliant? Yet you rightfully pointed out contradictory statements ..

Robert Y was off-base – and I am sure he did not mean it –

I am not sure what Yavi meant, I am sure the point in Libya has merit.

I do not to want to defend everything CK has to say .. he may be wrong .. but lets talk about the issue not the person.

I started listening to your show on a regular basis when it occurred to me that you challenge the left and the right ,,,

I was also impressed by comments like the critique of George Lopez and his attack on the

I think y

I was cut off above ..

His attack on the fast food worker ..

Jimmy – you have a sincerity that comes across each show and makes me want to listen and hope we can make a difference.

I think you may be right about Charles K on climate …

he supports a big tax, and states that he would sign a significant accord .. all of which is contradictory to what he preaches on the topic

See link below for an extensive discussion on the topic, including questions raised and answered

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climatic_Research_Unit_email_controversy

You mentioned that despite the above … false issues are raised that confuse folks…

I am one of them.

I am not a scientist and cannot determine what is right or wrong … unfortunately, the scientist advocating the position seem to have been comprised …

If CK is pushing a false position, I am truly disappointed .. That is based on the merit of his position – or lack thereof – and not bc he looks like Frankenstein.

Please disregard my prior post calling for a correction … It was submitted prior to reading your response and was still in draft stage … I often write what I feel at the time and edit later .. unfortunately .. I sent the message before editing

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