Senator Harkin: Fair

February 13th, 2009

160px-tom_harkin_official_portraitI find myself not too happy with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today. It appears that on Wednesday he went on to the liberal talk radio show of Bill Press and said?

BILL PRESS:? Alright, well good for you. You know, we gotta work on that, because they are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another. All we want is, you know, some balance on the airwaves, that’s all. You know, we’re not going to take any of the conservative voices off the airwaves, but just make sure that there are a few progressives and liberals out there, right?

SENATOR TOM HARKIN (D-IA): Exactly, and that’s why we need the fair — that’s why we need the Fairness Doctrine back.


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History

Hiroshima – August 6th 1945

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65 years ago from today, America became the first and only nation to use a nuclear weapon in war against the Empire of Japan. The Enola Gay dropped the ?Little Boy? bomb directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the 1945 deaths from burns and radiation sickness brought the death toll to an estimated 90 ? 140,000 people. Approximately 67% of the cities buildings were completely destroyed. It was only the second nuclear explosion on Earth. While only 2 bombs have ever been detonated against actual targets in war, in the time since (up till 1998), 7 nations have set off an additional 2051 bombs

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Today in History – July 24th

Events

1148 ? Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.

1567 ? Mary Queen of Scots is deposed and replaced by her 1 year old son James VI.

1814 ? War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown‘s American invaders.

1823 ? Slavery is abolished in Chile.

1864 ? American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown ? Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.

1866 ? Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.

1911 ? Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".

1943 ? World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian airplanes bomb Hamburg by night, those of the Americans by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.

1948 ? Looney Tunes character Marvin the Martian makes his first appearance in the cartoon Haredevil Hare.

1969 ? Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

1977 ? End of a four day long Libyan-Egyptian War.

2002 ? James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

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