tv The Dylan Ratigan Show MSNBC November 24, 2010 4:00pm-5:00pm EST
bringing home the bake within earmarks after vowing to swear off taking home the bake within earmarks it is fine.also, a little truth to power on the irish bailout and why politicians all over the world keep making the same bad choices at the expense of the people and stability on this globalizing planet. the show starts now. get out of town. more than 42 million americans are on their way to grandma's house. as we speak, many of them flying there by the looks of things, all that buildup to national opt-out day looks to be just that buildup t has been mostly smooth sailing through the airport security lines, very few problems. this, washington's reagan national uses the full body scanners, excuse me. passengers not concerned with the procedure or maybe they just wore their anti-scanner undisactually being marketed a
way to protect your private parts from prying eyes and for that matter, a little extra radiation. tracking everything, turkey day travel is "usa today's" ben, sky log at "usa today."com, with us today from reagan national, one of the busiest hubs this weekend. how is it going out there, ben? >> you know, i think like a lot of us, we expected the worst and not a whole lot going on here, busy but normal travel day. >> if you were to look at the variables of the searches, looking at the variables of the scanners, obviously reagan shows no evidence of an issue, no evidence of an issue much of anywhere. a quote from a guy out of bush ling ton, vermont, he got a worse pat-down going to a rock 'n' roll concert. >> people like us in the media covered this, we expected the worse. down the hall behind me at the checkpoint, went down there to
take a look a few minutes ago, maybe four people in the entire line. people showed up and got into a checkpoint. heard the hullabaloo about the body screeners and pat downs and people outraged about this, those people outraged made a lot of noise and i think the people that made a lot of noise, other people recognize that and maybe scared them. i think there is something more basic going on there may be some people who are opposed to the new procedures, the pat downs, the body scans, whatever, but at the end of the day, they are just trying to get home to grandmas like everybody else and didn't want to hold up the people behind them and get dirty looks from 100 people in line a lot of buildup but not a lot of anything after that. >> let's talk about some other matters in regard to thanksgiving travel, most note blirk the simple stuff, weather, planes, everything is working. we have any problems anywhere, that kind of stuff? >> you know, there's some bad weather in the midwest that is creating some slow downs, problems out there pretty -- for the day before thanksgiving or
even just a general busy day, it certainly could be a lot worse. i think the worse problem that anyone has today was were passengers flying on spirit airlines. they had a nationwide computer crash for the reservation system that really delayed all the check-in hads had to be processed manually. so as you might expect that created a lot of problems flying on spirit. their big hubs are fort lauderdale, detroit, they have a base in atlantic city, they any to a lot of caribbean destinations, even with spirit, i talked -- i got an e-mail from their spokeswoman about half an hour ago and she says everything is back up to normal at spirit and any backlog these did have are being fix and no cancellations at all on spirit. people were a little later getting out than snektsed to be. even there everything ran, even if it was a little later than schedule. for the day before thanksgiving and the day where so many people feared for the worst it is really about as smooth as you could expect.
. there is a parable about that. >> manage expectations, expect the worst, prepare for the worst, you get here it can only be better. when it is good, icing on the cake. >> i might take that advice for myself next time i fly, get myself into a state how horrible it will be and then i will be happy. one other variable is airfares are much more expensive this year than last year, people paying more for the ability to fly. how much more expensive are the air fares and why? >> you know, airfares have crept up since this time last year. people, on average, are paying more for the same flights had they took this time last year. as everyone knows, we are in a global recession and hit especially hard here in the united states. the airlines responded to that by cutting out capacity, capacity supply, desire to any is the demand. there is less supply and your demand stays the same, prices go up and airlines say demand is up sharply, one of the first sectors of our broader economy seen a sharper rebound since the recession. that helped them cut flights,
cut seats, raise fares, helped the airlines, still, even if you are in a big market, new york or washington, the california markets, markets really competitive, especially cross country flights, fares about the same as last year but flying from smaller markets, madison, wisconsin, billings, montana, those are the types of places you are seeing fares maybe 10, 20% higher than a year ago. >> what is the correlation between both the amount of travel, the ease of travel, the cost of travel over thanksgiving weekend as a precursor, obviously, to christmas? >> you know hopefully this is a sign of what is to come for christmas, tough expect that the tsa was really expecting the worst, like a lot of people were. th were probably prepared to handle any number of scenarios today, heavily staffed at all airports, so, when things didn't turn out to be as bad as expected that greased the wheels, make things go smoothly. hopefully learned lessons from this and helped learn some lessons, getting their message
out in a way that doesn't upset people. hopefully for christmas, the same story on christmas eve, the wednesday before, the 23rd before christmas, telling everyone, hey, expected the worst. look how quickly people are getting through security, the complaints there are. there is a guy down the hall, he has his sandwich board complaining about the tsa but the only protester i have seen in the whole airport today. so not 100% smooth but say 99.9%. >> and how much of the ease of all this had do you attribute to the american innovation that is the anti-scanner undy and the reason this is so easy is because so many people caught on to this anti-scanner undisand panties but they are not worried because they are wearing lead underwear? >> bought stock in this or the rights to the ipo, i'm sure. one guy in salt lake city perhaps the most noteworthy protest today, a college student
in the utah went through security in a speedo, he had some back and forth with the tsa agents whether they would let him. they finally did and kind of surprised this guy was following strip down to speed dose and go through, the granite and marble floors on salt lake city they let him do it, he wanted to prove a point, i suppose he did got through, on his flight to go wherever he was headed. maybe this is the other answer to the special undis, maybe it is we should all be wearing speed dose? >> naked flying. now you really could have a good time at the airport on a saturday night. >> raise the stakes. >> yeah. mutually assured destruction. we don't want to get into it. my biggest criticism of the scan ender's pat-downs has as much to do with the disruptive aspects or invasive aspects but quite honestly, goes more toward does this activity actually make the plane safer from plastic explosives going onto the airplane in the cargo hold through the baggage and if you
look at the plans that have been used, a lot of them don't seem to be the sort of plan that you would pick up with, if i had a strip search. >> that is a what a lot of critics of this whole process are latching onto. they are saying this is feel good, this is, you know, security theater, makes people look like -- to people like we are doing something but making planes any safer? critics say they are no of course, we have heard from tsa, they insist these are procedures that will keep us safer. critics really, really are second-guessing that. but there are some -- there are some real proponents of the tsa's actions, too, saying this is what we need to do to be safe, that is what we need to do but definitely two camps on this issue and each very fervent opinions. you are right, some people who say this isn't doing anything to make us safer and it is stripping us of our dignity and some say our right us in the process. security theater they call it? listen, thanks to the report and enjoy your blog, ben and glad odd nice day, looks like a nice day at the airport. >> it is a beautiful day.
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we are back. following the money as we do around here, turns out gop's big been a ban to on all those earmarks, it was good for a day or two. days after senate republicans vowed no more pork barrel spending, gosh darn it we are going to put a stop to that. well, senator jon kyl bringing a big hunk of bacon, good old-fashioned pork, a big stinkin' sweaty earmark right back to his home state, $200 million of your hard-earned money that kile gets to play mr. big guy, daddy warbucks, a drinking water project in arizona, perhaps worthwhile with, an earmark all the same. perhaps less worthwhile, some of the drinking water money will be getting used, get this, for snowmaking equipment. are you kidding me? also some money for the apaches casino, your money bartered for in an earmark by republican
senator kyl who, gosh darn it doesn't believe in earmarks. the senator's office insisted to the "washington post" that the measure is not an earmark. we have reached to them for a comment about their nonearmark earmark. to be clear, the senate has a definition of an earmark. here gouchl they say an ear smashing a spending item inserted primarily at the request of a senator going to an entity or targeted to a specific state. joining us now are washington insider and lobbyist jimmy williams with. i'm confused, jim. >> you're confused, i'm confused. clearly the republicans are confused, dylan. >> you know, the hip pock chris circumstance the stench of hip pock chris -- hypocrisy is so thick in the ear, walk us through this earmark, nonearmark earmark, the extraction on behalf of his
constituents from the american people, basically how he is playing chicken with nuclear arms in order to get money for snow on an indian reservation? >> they wanted to change the way business was done. one of the first things they did when they came become to washington, held caucuses and voted publicly on their caucuses to ban earmarks. four days later, four days later, the number two republican in the united states senate, john kyle of arizona, he would be john mccain's junior senator, he asked for a provision of almost $200 million in "directed spending". i don't know if you have a copy of the amendment, which i got from the committee staff -- >> it is up right now, in fact, right in front of the whole world there. >> directed spending, and it is for a snowmaking water treatment
processing facility that will also help fish out on this indian reservation in arizona. i didn't know you could ski in arizona. apparently, there is a pilot project to do that now. but listen, i don't mind that john kyl is bringing money back home, bringing taxpayers' hard-earned dollars back that is great, i'm all for t listen, you can't be ted haggert, you can't do it behind the scenes. this is blatant hypocrisy. democrats guilty of earmarking all day long. you and very had this discussion i'm for earmarking. don't say you are against earmarking and then go earmark. it is like -- it is just embarrassing it is so sophomoric, it is like fourth grade politics. it is just bad. >> how does the hypocrisy in the republican earmarking tie into kyl's negotiations with the president on the s.t.a.r.t. nuclear arms treaty?
>> i think they are separate issues, to be honest with you. john kyl, the bill he put this on was a settlement for the african-american farmers in this country that had sued the department of agriculture years going back, as well as the indian-americans in this country for abusive practices by our government towards them. they finally came up with a settlement. it was agreed to. it passed the senate. before it could pass the senate it had had this $200 earmark of directed spending for a snowmaking machine in arizona for an indian casino. i don't have a problem with the indians, i don't have a problem with casinos, i don't have a problem with snowmaking machines. if you are against earmarks, why did you earmark the money for that? i don't think it has anything to do with his negotiations on the s.t.a.r.t. treaty. i think that in and of itself is political and political gamesmanship with nuclear arms and not what i would consider good statesmanship, but i think they are separable. i don't think they are they are linked.
listen this hip poypocrisy is m than earmarks. michele bachmann is the pro-focto leader of one of the tea party mom. s, against earmarks but now wants to say, no transportation projects are not earmarks, but everything else is. so, i guess you get define what an earmark is when you don't and what it s health care, another example of it, congressman from maryland coming in from the eastern shore, andy harris, got up in front of his caucus -- not his caucus, in front of house republican staff the other day and said when does my health care kick in? his government-run health care kick in? and they told him it would be 28 days after he is sworn in january and he said, well, how am i supposed to have health care, government-run health care for those 28 days? and he he asked, can i buy it from the government? really? are you serious? i mean, honestly? is that like -- was it like a
funny, funny, ha ha, "saturday night live" skit? this guy wanted to know where his government-run insurance was but he campaigned against the congressman from the eastern shore because of health care, obamacare, government-run health care. so, i'm against it, but i want mine. i mean really? is this -- are these people called the honorables? are they really elected? because if they are, it is embarrassing to me. >> it is, true, you got to let us laugh, the day before thanksgiving. i just -- i got to -- i can't -- i will cry otherwise. i do wonder what occurs to me, do these guys drink a lot? something we don't know? some to other thing going on here that might explain their -- the -- something we don't know? >> i don't know. >> memory problem? is there something in the water? she smoking grass what is going on? >> here is what i think, dylan. i think when you get to washington with, a good number, not all, and not a majority, but
a good number of members of people that were elected by the people get power hungry. they get power drunk, i don't think they get drunk on anything else other than power and let it go to their heads and why me? why me? where's mine? i'm a member of congress, i have a lapel pin. i'm important now. i get to do these different things and drive straight to the front of the airport now as opposed to having to wait in line with everybody else. you know, i -- i got to tell you, this is -- it just stinks of hypocrisy and partisanship and i think the american people when they voted on november 2nd, i mean, i voted, and i think they voted because they didn't like the current system. so if you don't like it don't become a part of it. >> listen -- >> i just, you know. >> you gave me a good laugh. i will say you gave me a -- it was entertaining and i agree with with you, i do think they are drunk but i don't think it is alcohol or anything like that i think you hit the nail on the head, i think they are drunk on power, obviously. happy thanksgiving. >> yeah. >> dylan, happy thanksgiving to
you and to my family back home and jim potter. >> thankful to have you, mr. williams. >> thank you very much. have a great holiday. thank you very much. >> thank you. still ahead, a little truth to power on bailouts here and abroad, what happens when the people are left without leadership in times of economic crisis? the stakes couldn't be higher. truth to power after this. clien. whoa! that achy cold needs alka-seltzer plus! it rushes multiple cold fighters, plus a powerful pain reliever, wherever you need it! [ both ] ♪ oh what a relief it is!
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well, today we learned just how bad the luck of the irish really is ireland becoming the latest country to punish its people for the government's own out-of-control spending over decades them announced the deepest budget cuts in history, to the tune of 20 billion, slashing public spending. nearly 25,000 jobs, slashing the minimum wage by 12%. all of this may be necessary, but doing it while you've bailed out foreign banks 100 cents on the dollar doesn't go well. have we learned nothing from the last time we went down this road? the public uprising that
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we are back to mix it up with the other headlines. the centrist tea party group, success and setbacks in the palin fam flirkt eye of the beholder but the new effort to he create a mainstream, midof the road alternative to tea party, so they claim. the group is called no labels and the idea, they say is to unite american notice middle of our political spectrum this would be outsider group led by a pair of classic beltway insiders, as so many outsider groups tend to be in washington, d.c. gop strategist mark mckinnon and democratic fund-raiser, nancy jacobson, interesting, the group
has drawn support from some key advisers to new york's billionaire mayor, michael bloomberg once again sparking speculation about whether he will run for the white house in 2012. so it is either an insider/outsider group, outsider/insider's group or a bunch of people working to make mike bloomberg president, i don't know, but maybe my panelists do what is going on? from the new democratic network, alicia menendez, you see how i allow my talking for a second to get the trofrnter. wasn't that i wanted to talk slower. >> made the name dramatic. >> watch and learn and then the calm -- the calmness, a columnist, do they call you the columnist? >> the. >> columnist himself, tim carney from the washington examiner. nice to see you both. alicia what is going on with this group here? >> really unclear to me what the objective is here. is the objective to tamp down all the partisan rhetoric or is the objective to find an
independent candidate to run for president? 'cause -- >> could it be both? >> exclusive i don't think it is all effective for it to be this tamping down of partisan language 'cause i don't think some third party group will hold anyone. >> these are words that don't mean anything. for example, michael bloomberg, he is really a liberal democrat, became republican ton get nomination for mayor, prohe choice, tax hike guy who might disagree with the democrats on foreign policy and so he -- what really has to happen, i think, i think a bunch of honest conservatives who call themselves liberals, looking for the pragmatic change. >> who is drunk?
>> the point is don't -- anybody could. >> yeah. >> but saying if a third group has leverage it seem that is most leverage they have is not on policy but on process. >> think democrats need their tea party. you see the new guys doing in the senate right now, they are pushing for banning earmarks. we have a couple new guys in the democrats, michael bennet and john tester, prohibit senators from becoming lobbyists afterwards, sort of insurgent groups within the party, similar to alicia's point but real liberals and real conservatives. >> i'm not sure where this
center is, because i think some of the people who are mor are m animated about reform are the most liberal and conservative. the idea that process reform is going to happen to the center might actually happen closer to the front. >> i couldn't agree more with that interesting and launching this tv show, as you guys know my rhetoric tends to be rather aggressive and to the corrupt -- >> no. >> nature of the process in my view. tell you why i don't like health care, the banks what ever, but really comes to me, even opaque systems making the decisions without competition, going to get crappy outcomes. the people most drawn to my rhetoric are -- >> on the ends. >> the really -- the progressives, the libertarians, and the people that are in the middle are like, hang on there, big boy. >> those are the guys who are most likely to be -- to become the lobbyists on k street. look at them. john breaux. ben nelson.
>> the reason you are attracting that audience is because they are the ones who have been cut out of the political conversation. this idea is the middle is up for grabs, the middle the people not helped, i don't think that is true. i think it is very often people on the fringes who feel that they have nowhere to call home. >> are you saying that to my audience? >> little test. >> describe my people. >> yes with. and i think that's why they are homeless and they have come to you looking for a home. >> if you were -- there was a way to make this work for mike bloomberg specifically, in other words, the final piece of this, is that -- >> mike bloomberg cannot be president of the united states. >> he see, we found our -- >> times square bombing he came out and said i think it might have been somebody who was really upset about the obamacare bill. it was -- do you remember when he said that? >> sure, sure. >> it was a muslim terrorist. he said that sort of thing. he doesn't like the american people, the way i look at it. >> i don't think that's -- >> he does not dislike the american people.
>> doesn't want you to smoke, doesn't want you to eat what you want to eat, sticks up for steve ratner, bankster buddies. i will take that back. he doesn't like me. >> you have your opinion. 'cause you are a columnist for the washington examiner. mike blog to you? >> mike bloomberg to me -- >> she is from new jersey. >> you are not talking. >> he is just to me not the messiah that this going to come in and be able to be an independent candidate. i think you look at the electoral map, i don't see the states he wins over barack obama, that john mccain wasn't able to win. i also think he doesn't want to be president. being president requires kissing so many rings and so many -- >> so much ass. >> so much ass. i just don't see him wanting to do it. >> he didn't like it. >> something we saw coming out of this last cycle, there was a lot of animosity toward the self-funders really, really wealthy and in people's minds embody a lot of what's wrong with our current system. >> should we talk about the
palin? >> i would love to. >> the sport du jour. you look fog for a game tomorrow, debate sarah palin for president. sarah palin release of her new book "america by heart" what a name. her daughter, bristol, ending her controversial run on "dancing with the stars," despite an appeal to palin nation. you can't make this up. >> going out there and winning this would mean a lot. it would be like a big little finger to all the people thought that hate my mom and hate me. nothing like giving a big middle finger to every than hates you and your mom on tv. so, what happened? you know, listen, i actually think bristol pail isn't winner in this i couldn't make it to number three on dancing -- that is not an easy thing to make it to number three on dancing with the stars. >> impressive. >> that is impressive. >> i think it shows that america
really feels this poor kid got a bad shake, went through teen pregnancy in front of america. >> come on. >> she deserved this a lot of ways, she has come back. >> and she is -- she is in it to win it. she may not be the best dancer out there, not that i'm any great dance judge or a great dancer but in it to win it. >> the middle finger comment it represents sarah palin, i think, sarah palin thinks that she is the anti-establishment person, but there's, again, there's no real -- >> there's no there. >> sort of an attitude that she has, real guys. you got jim demint. >> ron paul. >> rand paul. bernie sanders. >> show you establishment. >> those guys have real content. sarah palin, look at her record in alaska to start? tea party people look for record they look for authenticity. i don't see t. >> you know who is managing her bus that should be the central thing they are focusing on which is actually building a platform of substance, building a vision, an argument for america and instead, a lot of blathering
about the nanny state. >> maybe be she is not running for president, maybe she just wants to make a lot of money with people thinking she is runninger for president. >> not a bad business. i was thinking i should start one. >> have you seen the alaska show? >> only seen the clips were they clubbed a halibut to death on the boat. she is just in there and she is just messing that thing up and just -- it made me think of, like, where does she draw the line on clubbing death? i don't know. seals. i don't know -- i don't -- i just don't know. but that's all i have seen. have you seen it? >> i haven't seen it. i likewise have seen these clips, part of it seems like it is one with big paid infomercial for her because it does make her look very good. you see what people who like her like about her because she is personable. >> she is in it to win with it, too. >> i just don't think it does anything to answer this big question about -- >> i feel like alaska is being exploited. you guys want to do -- grew up in the great north of the northeast, if you will, is there such a thing? i just made that up, but as
somebody who grew up in a very cold place where there weren't very many people which remind mess of alaska, you could do a better job of paying tribute to the land, to the tundra, to where the wolves are from. >> you talk to people from alaska. >> maybe i'm drunk. >> you know how much pr we had to do to make people think we weren't just a bunch of hunters and fish gatherers? >> clubbing people? >> makes me want to start hunting and fishing. doesn't make me want to vote for palin. >> what are you doing this weekend? we could gomez up some fish. >> i'm eating turkey. >> in the great hudson? >> you can catch them down -- all these piers. fantastic, you go right out -- no kidding, we will catch a fish, club that thing right on the west side highway. eat t no? anyway. thank you. >> no comment. >> no comment on that? fine. tim carney, alicia menendez speaking for themselves and doing so well. happy thanksgiving. >> thank you, you too.
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mitch and confidence are in short supply these days f you want more proof, look at the latest poll numbers. more than half the country thinks we are on the wrong track. you may be one of them. a personal level, people worried about some of the most basic issues, their job, their house, the cost of health care, ability to provide health care to their parents, their children, their family. so how do we stay positive? how do we stay positive and productive? so many working against us? joining us now, paul mckenna, the author of "i can make you confident, the power to go for anything you want." mr. mckenna with all the sort of news you can watch and the truth is you can research these things and we actually are getting screwed here. this thing really is screwed up, the energy, the complex this, the more that, on and on, how do you and a half get unpleasant truths and maintain a positive point of view and actually solve some problems? >> well, i think you made a very valid point, right now, we are in a time of economic uncertainty. all kinds of different concerns that people have these days and
we can't control everything. what we can have a big say in is how we think and how we feel. this book, which also comes with a hypnosis cd, has a very simple psychological techniques that help make you more positiveoptia good place. the book isn't called "i can get you a job" but they are drastically improved if you come across. >> you want to try one on me right now? >> i could indeed. well, for example, i ask people to remember times that they felt confident they felt good, because the humor in vows system doesn't know the difference between a real and a vividly imagined one. so you know, just right at in this moment, can youer are a time you felt particularly good, you felt particularly confident, things were going well? >> yeah. >> can you return to it like you are back there again, see what you saw, hear what you heard you feel good? >> oh, yeah. i can -- i can smell the wood chips now. >> ha ha. the more you do that what
happens is the more you reinforce positive feelings through these visualization and meditation-type techniques. >> but you said something that was very interesting that i would like to get a little bit more into which is that the brain, the back of the brain, does not note difference between a vivid visual idsization in terms of what happens when with the neurons and chemicals and proteins flying around and how your body foals and acts and all that the brain doesn't note difference between a vivid imagination and reality. >> that is right. you ask people about something scary, walking with down a dark alley late at night, foo footsteps behind you, your heartbeat will quicken, blood pressure will rise. people are thinking about the worst case scenarios. in fact that famous saying which is i've been through some terrible experiences in my life and some of them actually happened. famous american author said and that's what's taking place these days, nowadays, we get so
concerned and so worried about things that might never happen we wind ourselves up unnecessarily. and this book and the hypnosis c did. a kind of antidote to that. we can't control everything that is ever gonna happen but we can have a say in how we think and feel. >> your point is because the brain doesn't note difference between reality and whatever you are thinking about basically, if you influence better what you are thinking about, the way you feel will change? >> oh, absolutely. yeah that's right. the pictures, the movies we run in our mind have a big impact on our feel eggs and the way we come across. going on a job interview, going on a date, going in to give a presentation, the fear of public speaking is the largest phobia in america now, want to be running positive movies, positive self-talk and what the strategies in this book contain. >> can i up the ante on this whole conversation? >> anything you want, sir. >> what of the quantum physics
theory, the quantum, the part that basically wave particle theory that what you visualize and think in the back of your head is actually what happens over time, then it is not just what you feel, but actually what is going on inside of the neural path wives your brain results in a physical manifestation of that which is in your brain? >> yes. i mean, you know, sort of popular form this is what books like, you know, "the secret" is saying what we think about we sort of bring about. and i would say we get more of what we focus on in life and if you're focusing on all the things that could go wrong, worrying about -- you need to worry, to some extent, about this and that going wrong so you can be prepared for emergencies before they happen but if that is all you ever think about, you are more likely to turn that into a self-fulfilling prophecy. >> what you are saying if all you ever do is think about the problem, you are going to have a lot of problems? >> absolutely. that is what i'm saying.
i'm saying think about the problems have your solutions ready but also, think about all the things aid like to have happen in your life, think about all the things you want to have you want to get involved energy the things want to take place, design the kind of lifestyle you want. most people spend more time making a list for the supermarket than their life these days. >> has the book been received? how are people digesting this? >> well, it's just been released here in the united states. in my home country of britain this book has gone ballistic. this is one of the best selling self-help books in british history and about half a million copies now just in britain alone. here in the united states, you know, i'm not so well known and, you know, i'm working away. this is not just commercial venture for me this is a passion this is something i believe in. you know, i really -- i really, really like helping people and the way i look at it is that, you know, even though i am an author, this is not just about selling books, i'm selling people solutions and so i think of, you know, the average reader of my book is maybe a blue
collar lady working in the midwest and she doesn't care about science or psychology, she just wants to feel more confident or just wants to lose weight or just sleep better at night. i'm selling people solutions. the books come with a hypnosis cd which helps people to sort of program their minds like would you a compute other is that you can feel better about yourself. >> well, listen, it is a pleasure to make the acquaintance. as you can tell, i'm not only interested but i have a certain amount of agreement with this as somebody had who spent the past few years of his life thinking about nothing but the problems. i'm trying to come up with a new plan myself. happy thanksgiving to you, paul. >> and to you, sir, thank you very much, okay, dylan. >> paul mckenna, "i can make you confident is the book." coming up on "hardball," chris matthews talks to former presidential candidate gary hart. remember him? his views for the race on the white house on 2012 and a few more things, i suspect. but first, the young turk himself, cenk uygur, ranting on
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how are you? nice to see you, big guy. the president putting a lot of political capital on the line to get a new arms control treaty with russia passed before the end of the year. seems like a rational way to spend some of your time. now, of course, it may not happen. the key pointman to on the issue is senator john kyl from earlier in the show. he pulled his support from the nuclear reduction treaty.
why issing this something like this even on the table? apparently because everything comes down to money, especially when you consider we will likely be in afghanistan for a heck of a long time. cenk uygur here with yet another fine rant. they don't want the nukes? go you go ahead. >> thank you, dylan. now, we are told the national security is sacrosanct and politicians would never consider lobbyists or political contributions with those decisions, would they? two issue, let's begin with afghanistan. an amazing poll by reuters, i'm sorry by international council to on security and development that asked people in helmut and kandahar, the taliban strongholds, do you know why the americans are here? 92% of them had no idea about 9/11. they had no earthly idea why the americans were there in afghanistan. they are fighting us because we are fighting them.
like, i don't know. this guy showed up in my valley, i fight him, right? how much money did we spend on this fruitless war going to go to 2014? at least $345 billion, according to reuters, since july, but as we see now actually passed $368 billion. that money keeps piling up you know what, that money goes somewhere, it goes to defense contractors it goes people that make tanks, bullets, weapons, et cetera, et cetera. but we are told no, don't worry they would never take that into account when making a decision about national security. look at that tucker, over $368 billion that is somebody getting paid every single day. we are there until 2014 for no earthly reason. guys we are fighting don't know why they are fighting us. why? somebody is making money. not supposed to tell that you, that is the reality. go to john kyl.
the president did the start treaty, sign it. the republicans are blocking it so we can't. i need $10 billion in modern i sfwlags for nuclear stockpile, obama says i can do that all right, i need 4 billion more. obama says i can do that john kyl says, no, i need $4 billion more. how much money do we need for nuclear modernization? that extra 4 billion according to howard fineman from the huffington post, kyl hasn't budged, but another 4 billion or so on top of that he might agree. wow, is he not merciful, right? why is he doing this? let's look at his contributors and see if that might give us some clue. lockheed martin, united technologies, boeing, general dynamics, dianetics, bae
systems, raytheon has given him $42,950 since 1989. raytheon also has a gigantic factory in his home state of arizona, sure none of that played a role in his decisionmaking. since his career began, john kyl has collect $380,810 from the defense industry. gee, i wound if that affects his decision to ask for in other words 8 billion that would go toward the defense industry. come on, people. this is obvious. now you say it in washington, the media will freak out and say, my god, you are questioning these people's motivations, damn straight i am. we got no business at that war in afghanistan and no business holding up the s.t.a.r.t. treaty whatsoever. the same aren't politics --
politicians make their decision. that is why we need to clean up the system. i don't know what -- supposed, hosting show, supposed to have lots to say all the time. i recognize that i talk too much, at least a lot, depends on the eye of the beholder in this case, i will just go with yes. >> here is the thing. i have been doing shows at 3:00 here on msnbc, et cetera, young turks, i have had democrats, republicans, colonels, generals, say what are we doing in afghanistan? what is victory? i don't know. there is no victory. they can't define it? and say at least until 2014 what are we doing for another four years? i don't know. >> have you seen the tanks? they are so bad ass, they are like jet-powered. that m-1 abrams is a bad mother. fire that thing up, your jet power, you can blow crap up. pretty cool. >> first of all that costs