The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
One of this week's topics for discussion was the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional that provided abortions when they were needed. The idea that killing health care providers could be considered a form of domestic terrorism came up, and apparently really angered one of our listeners. Someone called in, identified himself as "Joe", and threatened to kill Joe Uris for bringing the topic to the table.
The threat and obscenity did not go out over the air, as the FCC would not allow that, but it is included here to foster discussion.
My question is... If abortion is wrong because it takes a life, then how can killing Joe Uris, who has never performed an abortion, can't ever have an abortion, and has never worked in Women's Health Care, be justified? Someone that's against killing a fetus wants to kill an adult, instead, for merely talking about the issue. How is that NOT "Domestic Terrorism"???
Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.
Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."
Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.
Today, Abe Proctor hosts. First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.
At the end of the day, the teabaggers are racists. It's the only intellectual thread (and I use that term loosely) that unifies all of Teabaggerdom. They're not really protesting taxes, because the president just lowered the taxes of the vast majority of the teabaggers. They're not really protesting the national debt, or deficit spending, because they didn't seem to give a shit when Dubya was emptying the Treasury into Iraq. They're not really protesting Obama's alleged Muslim-ness, 'cuz he's a Christisn. No, they're upset because there's a Black Guy in the White House.
Don't believe me? Check out these pictures:
Ohhh, yeah. Monkey see, monkey spend y'all.
Or how 'bout this one? Kenyan???
Still don't believe me? Check out this blog post from a reporter at the Sacramento Teabag Party:
"... when out of 5,000 people who supposedly represent a cross-section of Americans, there are two African Americans (both entertainers), that’s not what you’d call diverse. I understand the Sacramento Bee found the only Latino couple who were at the “tea party.” I was at the rally for about 40 minutes—it was a very busy day for me—and I saw no rally participants who weren’t white. None. The only people of color I saw where cops working the event and the one black man who was counter-protesting. In fact, I’ve covered many, many protests at the Capitol and I have never seen a gathering with less racial diversity than this one.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris speak with Dr. Michael C. Huntington of Physicians for a National Health Program about single payer options. Dr. Huntington will be one of the speakers, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer and State Senator Dr. Alan Bates, at a Healthcare Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 16th, from 6 -8 PM at the First Unitarian Church at 1011 SW 12th Ave. in Portland.
Joe and Abe host a discussion of the Second Amendment. What are our rights and responsibilities? The text reads as follows:
Some groups, such as the Pink Pistols, support carrying guns for self defense because they feel discriminated against. Other groups support carrying guns so that they CAN discriminate against others in a physically damaging manner. Still other groups support carrying guns "for Sport."
Then there's the Civilian Marksmanship Program, created by the U.S. Congress, to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled shooters if later called on to serve the U.S. military...
Yes, it's a complicated issue...
Host Joe Uris discusses the history of the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. in celebration of the birthday of the late leader Cesar Chavez. Joe will talk about the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the "Zoot Suit" riots of 1943, the Pachucos, the farm-worker movement and more.