Mad Hatter's Tea Party: protest, protocol and prejudice in the U.S.

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There weren't a million people at the tea party (or tea baggers as they used to call it) march in D.C, far from it, those liars; but there were tens of thousands of angry people angry at something.  What that "something" is can be a bit hard to pin down, but we think Ron Paul might have something to do with it.  And race, as Jimmy Carter calls it.  You don't get "you lie" from an elected official shouted at a white President and a white President isn't told to be "humble" when he speaks at Congress.  Plus we talk about private firefighters in the U.S, who New Jerseyites think is the anti-Christ, Tar Sands, Oktoberfest and more.

In this show we also say goodbye to original co-host Keith Gottshalk who is moving on to other things in his life.  He has been a great asset to rabble and to this show.  IRTN also gives a big welcome to Stephen Benedetti as the new cohost.  Stephen is an American living and working in Germany.

Links for "below the fold" news you might have missed:

Tar Sands Troubles

Marines call out Cheney

Obesity Chemicals for kids

Anti Christ in Jersey

Private firefighters


And a bonus on Carter's history on calling out racism.

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