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The John Batchelor Show January 4, 2008 (live thread)
The John Batchelor Show ^ | January 4, 2009 | John Batchelor Show

Posted on 01/04/2009 4:17:53 PM PST by CedarDave

Gaza Starts Grim-Looking Year" Special.   morland1_458695a.jpg

705P ET:  John Gapper, Financial Times, with Simon Constable, DowJones, co-host, re how the credit catastrophe of 2008 points to mrket failures, gloom, and a kind of numb fear similar to the families robbed by the Pied Piper, re the coming cars crash, newspaper/magazine crash, retail crash.  In '09, Not Much to Cheer About Either

720P:  Kerry Grace, Wall Street Journal, with Simon Constable, DowJones, re the delayed fuses of rotten mortgages, theft, brown lawns, ghost towns, wrecked families, accelerated despair, in the U.S. housing market that looks to become black humor in the new year.  "My house is worth half what I bought it for!"  "You still have a house?"  Home Prices Slide; 
Confidence Hits Low

735P: Professional Roundtable Harry Siegel, Politico.com , with Diana West, author, Jim McTague, Barron's, re the political prospects for Congressional catastrophe in the new year with a majority party in the White House; re the Blago appointment of the combative and clever Roland Burris ("...neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."), re the Paterson/Kennedy/Bloomberg/Cumo quartet in NY; re the 111th Congress.

750P:  Continued re the Franken/Coleman imbroglio, re the best and worst political events of the year.OB-CX076_gaza3_D_20090103152954.jpg

805P: Ethan Perlson, Benjamin Sarlin, DailyBeast.com, re the Gaza War hits Facebook, re Gaza and the Hamas war on the web, at Facebook, Twitter and the new tools of the information age, re the viral bashing of Israel, re the viral boosting of Hamas propaganda and the usual storybook fiction of  Palestinian victimology.  

820P: Bob Zimmerman, author, re the 2008<http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=315533893763712>">second least active sun since records were kept and what a lack of sunspots means; re Space X; re NASA vs the Obama Team; re the space race in 2009, re best and worst space moves of the year.

835: Financial Professionals, with John Tamny, RealClearMarkets.com, Simon Constable, Dow Jones,  Aaron Task, Yahoo Finance, the      Why 2009 Will Be Worse Than 2008, Worldwide, a Bad Year Only Got Worse   Paulson says crisis sown by imbalance 

850P: Continued, Unemployment Insurance: A Safety Net in Need of Repair - Another Boneheaded Move Ahead from The Fed  Obama, Deflation & Recovery  Mutual funds suffer $320bn outflow

905P:  Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents Major Jewish Organizations, from Jerusalem, re the Gaza crisis and the Hamas War on Israel; re the limitations of the IDF operations, re the Egyptian cooperation with Israel, re what does Cairo want?

920P:   Charles Fourelle, Wall Street Journal, re Iceland collapses, re the Iceland market was down 95 percent in 2008, re the search for cash and credit, re the rebuilding of the republic and public anger, re "Did Iceland Die For Our Sins?"   Iceland's Fall: The Isle That Rattled the World  Iceland is an extreme casualty of an era in which it was easy to borrow money. The tiny isle became so leveraged that its collapse has rattled the world

935P: Harold Holzer, author, "Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861."  Mr. Camerol.jpgLincoln's transition was four months long (six weeks longer than Mr. Obama's), and still holds the record for pontificating, bribe-seeking, influence-peddling, chest-thunping and double-crossing.  The Blago affair is a tawdry miniature of the gleeful corruption tales of Keystone boss Simon Cameron (right) and the Pennsylvania mob.  Eventually Mr. Lincoln was obliged to hand the giant prize of the War Department to Mr. Cameron, who so misbehaved that he was shipped to the Russian ambassadorship in less than a year.


955P: Exeunt re Gaza update, re the Hamas rocket arsenal and the threat on Dimona and Tel Aviv.  If not for bad news, no news at all.

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KFI-AM 640 Los Angeles, 7-10P Pacific Time.scarfe_090104_459050s.jpg

705P PT: Jeff McCracken, Wall Street Journal, re the day the music and the orchestra died when Lehman Brothers failed, the weekend of September 13-14; re The Weekend That Wall Street Died The financial crisis that led to Lehman's collapse and sent Merrill scrambling marked a shift on Wall Street. Instead of CEOs banding together, it was every man for himself. 

720P:  Tom PolansekWall Street Journal, Black Sea Region Wheat Exports Surge, reThe Black Sea region has muscled its way into the exclusive club of the world's top wheat exporters and is expected to continue stealing business from the U.S.

735P:  Professional Roundtable with Larry Johnson, No Quarter and State (ret), Ann Marlowe, Forbes.com, Kerry Patton, Human Terrain Program, re the Gaza crisis and the IDF armor offensve to secure the rocket sites and decapitate Hamas; re the Obama administration inherits Gaza and Afghanistan (after the handover of the Green Zone), re the Centcom surge in Afghanistan.  Pakistan Closes NATO Supply Route Pakistan closed a main road used to ferry supplies to U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan after launching a fresh offensive against militants in the area. NATO says it is considering alternative routes.

750P: Continued re Afghanistan and Taliban, and the failed state and rogue state of Pakistan: Taliban Kill 20 Afghan Police04mideast.2-337.jpg

805P: Professional roundtable with Jodi Schneider, CQ, Melik Kaylan, Forbes.com,  Craig Unger, re the best and worst political events of the late and melodramatically perfect year, re the 111th Congress promising the sitcoms of Roland Burris, Caroline Kennedy, Al Franken/Norm Coleman, and that's before the opening gavel. 

820P:  Continued re the stimulus package meets Mitch McConnell, re the Obama team meets the Senate rules.

835P:   Stephen Cohen, NYU, re Russia in winter, re Putin and Medvedev and the challenge of the oil plunge, re the nat gas cut-off to Ukraine, re the Russian ambitions in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

850P:  Continued Moscow and Kiev seek allies in gas dispute EU adopts low profile during showdown.

905P: Robert Lee Hotz, Warming Earth Blows Hot, Cold and Chaotic Three independent research groups have concluded that 2008 was a comparatively cool year on Earth -- a feverish chill on our warming world; re climate change and the unpredictability of North Temperate Zone agriculture.

920P: Mary Kissel, Asia Wall Street Journal, from Hong Kong, re the decline and fall of the Asia Tigers: Singapore down 2%, South Korea exports down 17%, China contraction unplotted but turmoil certain with the internet and the fragmenting of regions.Cartton_456540a.jpg

935P: Tom Donlon, Barron's author, "A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profits into Progress, re the J.M. Keynes warning that every madman dictator (or publicity swollen politician) bases theory on a dead economist and his or her obsolete theories, re the inevitability of monetarists (central bankers) printing money to fight slow down and thus guareteing inflation to be followed by another recession; re the housing bubble and the current global depression, or credit freeze, or unnamed dread; re what the recovery will look like and what governments are doing to stop it.

935P:  Exeunt Lou Ann Hammond, carlist.com re "Is this the end of the car dealership?"



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: batchelor; johnbatchelor; kfi; talkradio; wabc; wmal

1 posted on 01/04/2009 4:17:54 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
Stations:

New York, WABC-AM

Los Angeles, KFI-AM, 640

2 posted on 01/04/2009 4:23:28 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Didn’t see anyone posting this show so opted to jump in. Not all links may work — I wanted to get it posted and didn’t check them.

Also, The first three hours are on WABC and the second three are on KFI.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 4:27:16 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Thank you, Cedar Dave, for posting this with all of the great details. I've listened to John Batchelor for years. It appears he is covering a lot of good topics tonight.
4 posted on 01/04/2009 4:35:11 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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You’re welcome!! I won’t try to comment on the content. My fingers are tired from all the posting about Richardson. Unfortunately we are once again stuck with him for another two years unless the Feds have the goods on him.

Having said that, some commentator is trashing McCain’s choice of Gov. Palin as the worst move of the year. That’s the only think that kept McCain close.


5 posted on 01/04/2009 4:46:03 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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LOL. One of the panel says he has a very low opinion of Richardson and his abilities. Batchelor responds saying (jokingly) all problems in the country started in NM.


6 posted on 01/04/2009 4:49:21 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Why am I not surprised Richardson bailed out.

The segment earlier on housing, I wondered where the gal and JB got their info on San Diego. The South Bay area
some problems but S.D. no wheres near other areas.
Homes and especially condos selling here.


7 posted on 01/04/2009 4:58:58 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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I don’t think the market is that bad here in NM.

I tell you though that Richardson coming back to NM is a real bummer and will depress lots of business and industry folks. I already had heard the the replacement Lt. Governor had reached out to try to work with those folks. Now we are going have two years of a snarly, besieged governor who will give no quarter to his opponents. We may soon have our own version of IL gov Blago if the feds (hopefully) have the goods on him.


8 posted on 01/04/2009 5:54:32 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Thanks for posting. The weekly JB thread here ended back in October, and I’m glad that it’s back.


9 posted on 01/04/2009 5:58:27 PM PST by LiveFree99
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Malcolm up now.

Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents Major Jewish Organizations, from Jerusalem, re the Gaza crisis and the Hamas War on Israel; re the limitations of the IDF operations, re the Egyptian cooperation with Israel, re what does Cairo want?

10 posted on 01/04/2009 6:10:11 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Richardson may wake up some of the folks there and may not be so quick to vote out some of the GOP Reps


11 posted on 01/04/2009 6:12:13 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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Good report by Malcolm Hoenlein. Children as old as eight years old have never been able to sleep above ground and outside of bunkers.


12 posted on 01/04/2009 6:12:20 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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what’s with that End of The World music he plays between segments?


13 posted on 01/04/2009 6:20:25 PM PST by lmc12
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I was with a group of around 60 or more people, Jewish from Eastern Europe and Israel who live here and were countering the pro Hamas rally today. The Palestinians
were ugly to say the least.


14 posted on 01/04/2009 6:23:56 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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John’s unusual and dramatic bumper music is one of his signature trademarks.


15 posted on 01/04/2009 6:31:24 PM PST by LiveFree99
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dramatic bumper music is one of his signature trademarks

This is true. That last bumper sounded like a Philip Glass piece.
Much of his music is from movies.


16 posted on 01/04/2009 6:44:18 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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John now on KFI radio and website.


17 posted on 01/04/2009 7:24:24 PM PST by LiveFree99
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John now having fun with Bill Richardson’s withdrawal. The rest of the country doesn’t take him seriously; I wish we wouldn’t (couldn’t) either.


18 posted on 01/04/2009 8:28:35 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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Grrrr. Batchelor interviewing Robert Lee Hotz who is using the NASA/NOAA numbers to show the earth is still warming.

(See here for the REAL data:

NOAA and NASA Estimate 2008 will be 9th Warmest for the Globe - Don’t Buy It

See the plethora of articles here:

http://icecap.us/index.php

19 posted on 01/04/2009 9:17:40 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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I am listening to John Batchelor right now on 77WABC. I didn;t find a thread for tonight show.

I think John Batchelor is one of the most informed, interesting people on radio. I am curious if you all find him so as well.

I wonder why he is only on radio one night a week. I remember listening to him a while back. I remember he had a show with another guy and they had some kind of falling out.


20 posted on 01/18/2009 6:28:17 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * JINDAL* PALIN * CANTOR 2012)
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Is the John Batchelor Show six hours long, or is the LA portion a repeat??


21 posted on 01/18/2009 6:30:25 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * JINDAL* PALIN * CANTOR 2012)
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