#810 That thing in Ukraine that's happening (Foreign Policy)

Today we take a look at Ukraine and Russia, ponder whether there's anything for us to do about the situation there and wonder why conservatives are super-gay for bad-boy-strong-man Vladimir Putin but totally not in a gay way, they swear.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Does the GOP have Putin envy? - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-04-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Borrow - My Old, Familiar Friend

Ch. 4: Act 2: Right Blames Presidential Weakness Exclusively For Russian Takeover - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-7-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Hang Me Up to Dry - Robbers & Cowards

Ch. 6: Act 3: Hillary Clinton Compares Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-06-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Where Do I Begin - Dig Your Own Hole

Ch. 8: Act 4: Making sense of Ukraine - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 03-06-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: We Didn't Start the Fire - The String Quartet Tribute to Billy Joel

Ch. 10: Act 5: Using Energy Production As Political Weapon Against Russia - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-14-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Gravity Rides Everything - The Moon & Antarctica

Ch. 12: Act 6: GOP claims US energy can stop Putin - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 03-05-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Burning Heart - Rocky IV (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Putin Invaded Ukraine Because Benghazi says Senator - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-06-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Consequences - Heavy Picks - The Robert Cray Band Collection

Ch. 16: Act 8: Right Says Obama's Desire for Nuclear Free World Is An Example of Weakness - @FAIRmediawatch - Air Date 3-14-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Ask - The Sound of The Smiths

Ch. 18: Act 9: Dick Cheney Attacks Obama On Handling Of Ukraine Situation - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-11-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Shut Up - Lotus (Deluxe Version)

Ch. 20: Act 10: Cashing the Doomsday Cheque - @dccommonsense - Air Date: 03-09-14


Ch. 21: We need talk about height privilege - Russ in East Texas

Ch. 22: Am I queer or not? - Stacy from San Francisco Bay Area

Ch. 23: Calling for eugenics? - Elizabeth in Seattle

Ch. 24: Seattle socialist councilwoman acting capitalistically - Mick from Australia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 25: Final comments on the impossibility of opt-in socialism

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-03-21 16:33:44 -0400
    Yeah, you can totally give money to the United States government. There are lots of ways to do it. The other comment noted the conscience fund. You can also just give a gift to the United States government through the treasury department. It goes into the general budget. There’s another way that you can specify your gift goes to reducing the debt. Further, In particular reference to the subject at hand, representatives can earmark a percentage of their salary to go back to the federal government. A few do.
  • commented 2014-03-21 16:01:07 -0400
    You actually can give money to the federal government. It’s called the conscience fund. You simply make a check out to the IRS, write conscience fund on it and drop it in the mail to the internal revenue service. The money will be deposited and it will not be refunded to you.