Mon, 9 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 9, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Cenk hosting. Donald Trump went on ABC’s This Week to reveal his plan for defeating ISIS. Video of Trump telling Stephanopoulos that he simply wants the oil. Cenk explains why this simplistic declaration makes no sense and would provide even bigger problems for us. Sen David Vitter is looking to get reelected and in order to continue to pay up on bribes from his rich oil donors, he’s proposed a bill that would stop solar tax credits in that industry and lifting even more regulations on oil producers while giving them more subsidies. Vitter has been given $1 million from the Koch Brothers and other oil giants. The League of Conservation Voters, a Liberal group, has decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for president before the primaries, a move they usually hold until afterwards. Recently, the League of Conservation Voters spent $30 million in the last election, much more than they usually do. This money came from the rich Democratic donors, who want Hillary Clinton to be the nominee and eventual president, so The League is doing what the big donors want.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. The president of the Univ of Missouri has stepped down after weeks of protests over the horrible state of race relations on campus. None of many students’ concerns weren’t being addressed until the Black members of the football team decided to boycott all team activities until the president stepped down. Sea World has decided to discontinue their Killer Whale show at the San Diego location. They’ll replace it with an orca show that is more informative than showy. Tuscaloosa, Alabama police were caught on camera abusing some White Alabama students that were partying late and keeping up too much noise. Video of the beatings. Louisiana cops that killed a 6 year old boy after chasing down the boy’s father have been arrested and charged. They shot the boy 5 times in the head and chest. When the story was 1st reported last week, Cenk was worried that this would be overlooked. Now that they are being brought to justice, he wonders if it’s because the 6 year old was White and the two cops are minorities even though all cops that murder follow this kind of procedure.