Twelve years ago, we were jubilantly celebrating the Democratic Party’s nomination of Barack Obama for the office of President of the United States. What was widely ignored was the red flag that had already popped up, warning that his administration wasn’t going to be the progressive dream we’d been led to believe: Joe Biden. By choosing the Senator from Delaware as his VP, we could have seen that it was all headed sharply to the right. Now, with Joe Biden in his late 70’s and leading the Democratic Presidential ticket, we look for what the future might entail, and… we have Kamala Harris, a notoriously centrist Attorney General being placed next in line for the top office. We discuss THIS red flag, and what it might mean for the future.
Then, we discuss how the horrors of the climate crisis aren’t even getting major national coverage, as Iowa suffers hurricane-strength winds, the Atlantic Hurricane season is on record pace and California has its strongest tornado in history – MADE OF FIRE. Mama Nature ain’t happy, and there soon won’t be ANYBODY happy.
Finally, we talk about how the tremendous financial burden all of this climate-crisis-induced destruction is being put on the doorstep of the worst culprits: Big Oil. All this and more on TMI for Friday, August 21st, 2020, which aired 5pm Central on 91.7FM WSUM in Madison, and streamed at wsum.org EVERYWHERE. Get your dose of the Cure for the Common Media below: