Mon, 12/4/2017, 9PM (CT) on 90.1FM. TOPICS: Runoff Elections, Obamacare and Medicare Registration, Govt After Trump, Cornyn on Govt Shutdown, Lt. Gov Patrick on Church Guns, National Monument Parks, Brexit, more. GUESTS: Open Forum [AUDIO/VIDEO]@KPFTHouston

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For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote.” ~ Attributed to William E. Simon (1927-2000), Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy, March 13, 1962. Audio-only portion is from remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, 13 March 1962. Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLvIDFC6rLc

 

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GUESTS: OPEN FORUM

  1. Runoff Elections for HCCS and HISD: EDUCATION ELECTIONS MATTER!
    1. EARLY VOTING: Early Voting Hours of Operation
    2. LAST DAY – December 4 & 5: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    3. HarrisVotes.com: SAMPLE BALLOTS, EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, PRECINCT LOCATIONS
    4. Election Day: DEC. 9
    5. PRECINCT LOCATIONS: Polling Locations List:
  2. ACA (aka OBAMACARE): Healthcare.gov
    1. 1-800-318-2596 Available 24/7 days a week (except holidays)
    2. 2018 Open Enrollment runs fthru Dec 15. Are you ready?
  3. MEDICARE Open Enrollment ends December 7. Go to Medicare.gov.
    1. Paul Manafort Just Tried to Secretly Collaborate With a Colleague Linked to Russian Intelligence, Feds Say: The stunning allegation follows the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chairman. By Dan Friedman [MOTHER JONES] Dec. 4, 2017 6:37 PM
  4. 7 Reforms After Trump, by Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) 12/3/17, 19:31
    1. Repeal Shelby v Holder (LEGISLATE: Renew Voting Rights Act)
    2. Repeal Citizens United (LEGISLATE/AMENDMENT: Limit Money in Politics, abolish anonymous money in politics)
    3. Abolish electoral college (or can it be saved?)
    4. Special counsel has power to indict president
    5. Apply anti-nepotism law to White House (It was WRITTEN for White House [Robert Kennedy serving with JFK])
    6. POTUS candidates must release tax returns (LEGISLATE/AMENDMENT: for how many years)
    7. Presidents may not self-pardon (AMENDMENT OR LEGISLATION: or pardon executive appointees?)
    8. ADD:
      1. 2/3 Senate vote to confirm SCOTUS appointment
      2. WHAT ELSE???
  5. Cornyn blasts congressional Democrats’ government shutdown threats, by Julián Aguilar (TEXAS TRIBUNE) Dec. 4, 2017
    1. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Monday blasted Democrats for threatening to shut down the federal government under the guise of helping undocumented immigrants. Full Story
  6. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Texas churches need to know they can have guns, by Matthew Choi [TEXAS TRIBUNE] Dec. 1, 2017
    1. Patrick requested that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issue an opinion on guns in church. The lieutenant governor said he hopes more churches will know they have the option to have guns in their buildings. Full Story
  7. National Monuments: Are they forever?
  8. Trump Slashes Size of “Bears Ears” and “Grand Staircase Monuments” in Utah
  9. BREXIT: Scotland, Wales and London Want Special Brexit Deal if Northern Ireland Gets OneU.S. News & World Report
  10. NET Neutrality: Why it matters.
  11. Sex and Politics: Where’s the boundary between innocent and inappropriate?

TOPICS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS:

  1. What do belts around Proxima Centauri mean for exoplanet research?, By John Wenz  |  Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 [http://www.astronomy.com]
  2. TV Talk:
    1. “The Good Place”
    2. “The Orville”
    3. “Adam Ruins Everything”

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