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so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom hartman welcome to the big picture. wealthy british soil the sun. rises. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds of reports .
hi guys time for you said it i read it right take time to respond to our brilliant are engaging viewer comments from facebook twitter and you tube because when you've got something to say i listen now i've i've a lot of them really quick up there and prompter so whole lot i'll get to i'll get to them in a minute. all right so our first person was talking about our little experiment that we did yesterday talking about school lunches where you have nice having quite a few snacks and so this commenter said if someone tells me pizza is a vegetable i'll tell them to come back once they grow one who ever came up with
that deserves three pointed and laughed at whenever they're seen in public do it it's free now we had a couple of responses when it came to this topic so the next person said what in your idiot mind makes pork rind protein any less valid as protein you effing idiot very nice thanks a lot and then our last comment on the matter said i love pizza schools always serve pizza as far as it being classified vegetable. and so i think the basically i pretty much agree with that last comment right there makes the most sense right not thing that pizza isn't delicious it is great when it's eaten in moderation even but i'm just saying that it's not a vegetable very clearly it isn't a vegetable so let's call that civil vegetables and let's call pizza pizza and then call it a day right the point here is to figure out to make kids' school lunches more healthy and i had to trick them now to respond to that one comment about the guy they called idiots for saying that pork rinds probably are the best option for kids
to meet their protein quotas in schools and to say there's no need to call names right again all i'm saying is that we should actually want our kids to eat healthy meals lead meals and wall skins may actually provide kids with some protein they're not the best option right so next let's move on to last night's tool time award one of our viewers actually had a problem with this we gave it to bill o'reilly for saying the inequality is bowl and so k. bit bit comment on you tube you tube and said i'm very disappointed in hearing this stuff from this show he's a regular guy that just happens to be very well paid it's no more complicated than that you're just pushing the class warfare stuff like those in the mainstream media you're as bad as the ones you criticize think about it. thing is i actually am thinking about it and no i don't think that well saying that bill o'reilly is on the same levels of those people makes me on the same levels him i have no problem with bill o'reilly being wealthy i have no problem with anybody having money and
i'm sure that he works hard and i believe that but what i do have a problem with is bill o'reilly saying that just because he works hard and makes millions and somebody who doesn't make as much as he does is somehow lazy or just on to in the right things i have a problem people like bill o'reilly who actually stand up and claim that there's no such thing as inequality in america because the truth is that the numbers prove that that is not true inequality is bad and it's growing and finally we have an interesting idea from you she ferret he tweeted out the loan to show keeping the good news going would you consider doing a non tool time segment occasionally so when we could add my or cool time our ad to admit i like it cool time has a really nice ring to it we all have a cool time get we do have a glimmer of hope and that's a story about someone something that we can admire something we can be happy about so check that out in the meantime that's of my rantings for now but i'll be back with more when i get back next week. well today we have an update on the scheduled
execution of mentally ill texas inmate stephen staley and texas court of criminal appeals agreed to stay his execution until they decided on the next appropriate step of action as we said yesterday the case surrounding the texas death row inmate as a rare and important one and two thousand and six despite his well documented history of paranoid schizophrenia the district attorney petitioned the court to have staley forcibly medicated so that he could regain his competency and make him eligible for execution of these lawyers have been in a constant legal battle with the state over this decision arguing that it's not only unconstitutional for the state to force staley to take medication solely for the purpose of execution but it's clearly unethical to this day was issued defense attorney john stickles said that a psychologist spent three hours with daily and in term of the after two weeks without meds he was no longer competent so all staley's life hangs in limbo the courts still need to weigh in on whether or not a death row inmate who is not mentally fit to be executed can be forcibly medicated
and or there for the state to end his life that is a truly gruesome prospect like we said yesterday appeals courts even the supreme court they've all weighed in on similar cases in the past when it comes to forcibly medicating an inmate but none of these have ever dealt with a case where the inmate was scheduled to death while the state of texas hasn't ruled on the issue other states like louisiana and south carolina they have already ruled in their state supreme courts that forcibly medicating a prisoner for the sake of execution is a violation of their state constitutions so i wouldn't be surprised if this issue and up on the scope is docket down the line because the fact that we're even debating whether or not this taken drugs someone only to kill them that's disturbing and quite frankly if you ask me it's unconstitutional on a federal level don't forget the whole thing about no cruel and unusual punishment but in the meantime does look like the texas judicial system has done the right thing for now. all right now today we also have another update on the f.
twenty two the stealth jets have been riddled with problems if you remember there are the planes that are linked to pilots feeling dizzy suffering symptoms of hypoxia basically choking the pilots while they're in the air and following a sixty minutes exposé defense secretary leon panetta is finally getting involved and he's ordering the air force to begin an expedited installation of a backup oxygen system for all f. twenty two i think it's about time now according to the pentagon spokesman the new backup systems will be in start starting in installed starting in december averaging ten planes per month but in the meantime those planes will continue to fly that's what you heard me right the twenty two's are going to remain in the air their force says that it's necessary to keep them flying so they can continue their troubleshooting because they still don't know why their oxygen systems are failing that's right they still don't know the cause of this program's fatal flaw and while panetta agree the troubleshooting could actually continue he is restricted flight saying if a fighter jets must now show a quote prudent amount of proximity to
a landing strip so so much for using sonar most expensive jets to their full potential they have they're designed to travel over six hundred miles but for now these minimum hundred thirty seven million dollars per piece jets are basically just to test runs and then one more update for you remember when the f. twenty two pilots spoke out about the faulty system to sixty minutes. well the twenty two pilots the vast majority will be coughing a lot of times other things laying down for bed at night after flying and getting just spinning room feeling dizziness tumbling vertigo kind of stuff. or even after explaining how they fear for their safety the air force announced a day later and the pilots would be returning now we were skeptical at the time and it does turn out that one of the pilots was issued a letter of reprimand and lost his pilot's license but those two aren't the only ones who spoken out at least twelve pilots reported symptoms of hypoxia since two thousand and eight even
a few members of the ground crews have reported similar symptoms now despite all the problems facing the jets both physically and politically they are still scheduled to deploy a few of the twenty two's to u.s. air base in your rant so is therefore is just continuing business as usual well sadly in looks that way. i would taking a one more break but up next the commander in chief a way that himself back in the told time spotlight and a man is suing an all you can eat buffet because it wasn't all he could eat. it all sometimes you see a story and it seems so poor lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm charged welcome to the big picture.
we want to present. something real. our guys have time for tonight's tool time award and tonight the award goes to the big man himself president obama earlier this week his reelection campaign released ads attacking mitt romney's time as c.e.o. of bain capital private equity firms and blasted for as leveraged buyouts an asset stripping controversial practice this is the least worth criticizing and obama's campaign took a chapter out of former presidential hopeful newt gingrich's book and they try to put a human face on a vampire capitalism take a look. i was a steel worker for thirty years we had a reputation for quality products it was something that was american made and we weren't rich but i was able to put my daughter through college that stopped with
the sale of the plant to bank capital i know how business works i know why jobs come and why they go capital was the majority owner they were responsible mitt romney was deeply involved in the influence that he exercised over these companies they made as much money off it is they could be closed down they file for bankruptcy without any concern for the families of. pretty heart wrenching stuff right it makes you think the president obama has no time for these sorts of parasitic financier's but just hours after releasing the ad his campaign lapped up two million adam one hand fundraiser held by tony james president of the blackstone group one of the largest private equity firms in the world now to make the insincerity worse last month obama's campaign criticized one of james his colleagues they blasted blackstone partner paul sure for quote betting against america and being less than reputable in his dealings now why well you just haven't
to be a romney donor but because tony james raised money for obama when he was sort of guy you'd want to think giving dinner and it's not as james side of the obama campaign is welcome to wall street blood money with open arms by the end of january raised two point two million from pacs and employees associated with securities and investment firms in february alone employees and pacs from j.p. morgan chase wells fargo and goldman sachs all topped the president's toners list analysts who just woke up from a coma you know these companies and come under fire for morally questionable business practices especially j.p. morgan the company revealed a two billion dollars trading loss last friday and they lost billions more in equity investors fled as investors what and now federal officials are looking into the company's practices whether or not c.e.o. jamie dimon deceived investors last month he dismissed concerns over the company's trading practices as a quote tempest in a teapot tell a tad misleading in hindsight doesn't it so how did j.p.
morgan and diamond compare to romney and bain well in your own words mr president j.p. morgan is one of the best managed banks there is jamie dimon the head of it is one of the smartest bankers will go this is the best or one of the best marriage breaks you could have a bank that is in a strong business profitable making those same bets and we might have had to strip them. now according to influence explorer dot com diamond is given nine dollars to democrats for every dollar donated to republicans since one thousand nine hundred one and he's donated almost a half a million dollars to democrats in that time so forget obama's praise especially considering future bailouts will be less likely if too big to fail banks like j.p. morgan are broken up what obama is really saying all things considered is that morally bankrupt financial elites are ok as long as they're on his side so what's even worse about that ad well as chuck todd pointed out yesterday it's sort of
lacking in the accuracy department take a look is this story that was just he still is it really fair reflection of mitt romney's leadership since he was not running day to day operations of blowback who was there was a man by the name of jonathan the boy. who is not running for president who works for bain a managing director and is a don't work you see a donor to example to help raise and we love john of those i. yeah that's right the guy running by the time referenced by obama's campaign is actually an obama donor now the obama campaign has valid points right romney wasn't a job creator in the private sector he shouldn't pretend that he is but the white house clearly has no problem embracing these vampire capitalists who by the way have not fared too poorly in the current president i know it's how the game works but in that case let's not be the pot the calls the kettle black so for falsely portraying himself as a tough regulator of private equity just to attack mitt romney president obama when tonight's told time award.
our guys it's time for happy hour and joining me this evening r.t. web producer andrew blake and soren dayton republican senior strategist with new media strategies. i'm going to cut off all the strategies next time i introduce you hey guys thanks for joining me let's start i just really like this story because i just think that it's so funny and just i don't know if you want to call it a sign of the times or it's one of those things we say only in america but check out what happened to this guy and all you can eat buffet. it's. bill was it has a beef with the all you can eat fish fry it chucks place in beans bill he was there friday when the restaurant cut him off after he ate a dozen pieces with us for more fish and they refused to go with something more for the restaurant says it was running out of fish and patients. it just
makes me laugh. love it this is a perfect example of life imitating art this was a promise for a simpsons episode like twenty years ago and like most instances they were way ahead of their times and you know clearly it was bound to happen sooner or later i understand is this what happens to all you can eat buffets and you can do it all the times a million times of like recession is like suddenly they start taking people out of the like anybody i grew up in chicago i went to more than my fair share of fish fries it was constant there is a lot of butter there is a lot of food the idea of eating even like five of those things is pretty gross i just don't know how they got this burst and like keel over and good for him then right you know be able to keep on going maybe we'll try to set a record like in watching weight of the nation h.b.o. special on obesity in america you know now saying that i come over the sequel watch it. all right all right want to the next one. this is messed up
too so this woman is being sued by a church in oregon because she posted a negative review on google where she used some words if they didn't like here's a news story that gives a little bit i thought i'm just going to post a review with restaurants and hotels and whatnot and i thought why not do it with this church never did she think beaverton grace bible church pastor charles o'neal would slap her with a five hundred thousand dollars lawsuit her words creepy coal control tactics and spiritual abuse the pastor claims in this lawsuit are defamation. and they sued her first. they like five hundred thousand dollars to they really can you do that people write some somatic negative reviews out there that's how the internet works god fearing money loving bastards. tom cruise in the scientologists do it too you know. i mean let's see this was absurd thing that i've ever heard oh you think
that's absurd i'm i'm very scared because that's what i do want to sing at that desk all day i get out and yelp and him long john silver's i don't like your fish today honestly i didn't even know that people write reviews of churches. here the washington city paper does does reviews of churches and i know several pastors there in terror of the washington city paper farming they specially trashed the cleanliness of bathrooms and the bad food well you know i think that's kind of good it's a good about time that the church is being held up to some standards right how do you how do you decide where you will do your worshipping you don't check out my i do not go to church oh oh oh gee. all right. i'm sorry but i think there's actually a fly by marty. completely serious frank frank that's why in my martini it's ok you know. all right sorry. i'm not going to eat it no hell no
place for you right here all right this story works perfectly for you you might be kind of like the next guy when i videos necessarily handle their booze hear. hear. well here. by there is a route that. researchers at yale university are basically coming up with the next college wonder drug it's a pill that if you take it will can stop you from getting as drug the effects of alcohol like it makes them break down a little bit so you can stay sober for longer. which means you can drink more which means you more in fact a out partying longer with your friend assuming that probably if this was something
that was out there for everyone to have the college kids you know the stories i wrote about this this is like a great way to get people off alcohol that's not going to work. this is how they're going to. go to six months from now we're going to be standing here and we're going to have for these martinis and we'll have to look back and realize that maybe this wasn't the best idea or maybe it is maybe it is right now it's just a pilot study but the drug is called the. in that group hey guys you see both on you you're going to drink a lot but not get drunk it's the study group to possibly be here and these poor guys well you know some people can't handle their alcohol and so it might actually help them out in social situations where. the the town where people drink a lot right it's a very social thing to do it's part of networking it's part of how you meet people that i don't know but it's always interesting to me how much people actually drink here in this town and you know i think that some people might actually they should be the republican democratic national convention. surprises you're going to start
to. where you need a little california enabler so. whatever. end of the next video that's been put out this is a spoof right supposed to remind you of seinfeld a little bit of chris christie and cory booker. you guys got any problems you're going to have like a fire anywhere people trapped. you know. like a battle mobile actually helps the folks. here the cat the tree and i think we're all set here. for what we got mary thank you for coming first two alarm fire down on state street we do have a car broken down on route one and yes a little girl has lost her cat in a tree. so they put this up on chris christie's web site and they're supposed to be like seinfeld and. but but it was not funny i mean it kind of
liked it you know now funny you know people you know i did see some medline that i didn't bother reading into that they thought that this could spoil the chances for a christies be. chances you know or dreams but who cares that's a funny video it is a funny video it's also a reminder of i mean not to not to get serious all of a sudden but it's a reminder of democrats or republicans working together here you have cory booker one of the most talented mayors in the country a democrat working together on this spoof video that. you cut before you have cory booker answering the phone for mitt romney talking about running for vice president and and of course it turns around and chris christie says no no no i got this one and you know i think it really points to the strange charisma of both of those people and their success is working across across party lines and things like that i mean but they're funny funny but do they hear they hear as cory booker who
is the one it's actually saving people from burning houses very well it was not in their faces christie's web site chris christie is making fun of himself and that's appealing most of these politicians take themselves way too seriously. i will give you that as with most things from new jersey just watching this is maybe uncomfortable i don't know what i just didn't know what to do there's one part where there's a baby that you think there's like a baby that's about to die. at my desk doesn't die i read it i read it you know it . was terrible there's a scene from new jersey because i'm uncomfortable listening to you know i like what you know. ok now we have so there's this new film basically it's a burger movie claims that obama's father was not a kenyan goat herder but a communist journalist for decades older than his mother and so what's happening is it's actually splitting the burger a community because some people think that just take a look at how ridiculous that is.
americans often wonder why am i so comfortable with anti-american extremists i mean i'm what's known as a red diaper baby i have my mom but many features are from my real father my eyes nose and my smile. there are these people also try to say that obama had a nose job before his two thousand and four run for senate they've done a lot of apologies documentary and. do a lot of politicians get nose jobs you know that's actually something they don't think about often because in hollywood everyone always get a day off by where and they're often wrong they'll forget lots of botox before they will that's. that's for sure this kind of pissed because i had a very similar screener a screenplay already written where it turns out that my father wasn't a kenyan goat herder but was instead a communist journalist but i wasn't
a president in the story so i guess i can't really pursue legal action but not as much fun a coincidence though my favorite part about this is that his grandfather dunham through this first name is according to this telling a cia agent who comes up with the story about mary being married to barack hussein obama sr to cover for the pregnancy with frank marshall and i think who comes up with this is really surreal this is complicated if you can't make that stuff up you just can't you know. all right one of the things to disagree with the man there's no reason to go here. no no no i mean the nobody's got there are you guys thank you for joining me this evening that is it for tonight's show and thank you for tuning in and make sure you can make tomorrow i will not be here but don't you worry because christine is going to be filling in for me doing a fabulous job but only back next tuesday but tomorrow lawrence wilkerson retired
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