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Late Night FDL: Livestreaming #OccupyChicago Attempts to Hold Grant Park

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:41 am by HL

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You Too Can Befriend a CEO!

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:40 am by HL

You Too Can Befriend a CEO!
Members of the angry and increasingly vocal American majority can now bring their grievances to the 1 percent more directly with Occupy the Board Room, an OWS-associated website that invites the rest of us to pursue “friendship” with 180 corporate board members and executives. Hopeful correspondents have two choices for getting in touch. The “Pen Pal” option allows writers to submit text, photo or video directly to the desk of a 1-percenter, while the “BFF” option offers some more creative ways to make contact. Suggestions include “meeting them at a conference (e.g., an annual luncheon),” “interviewing them from afar (e.g., by posing as a right-wing talk-show host)” and “pursuing them to the ends of the earth (like Michael Moore).” The site’s authors are enthusiastic about this option and encourage participants to document and submit all of their attempts. Letters, photographs and videos submitted are published on the site, and the best interactions win prizes. See a sample letter below. —Alexander Reed Kelly Archander at Occupy the Board Room: Hi John, it’s AA here, your pen pal from the 99%. John, have you run with any of the ideas I gave you for productively spending your idle hours? I hope so, because I wouldn’t want someone as creative and efficient and dynamic as yourself slopping around the mansion all weekend—that would drive the servants crazy! That dumpster one sounds sweet doesn’t it? Mind you, I don’t suppose that’s how you’ll smell if you’ve taken me up on it. I’m a little concerned that our communications have been a little one-sided recently. I haven’t heard a peep from you, in fact. That doesn’t bother me at all, of course, I don’t need any encouragement to rattle on. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve been much too busy diverting funds in the direction of Goldman Sachs all week to have any time for a 99%er. I’m proud to have such an important friend in fact, so it’s no worry at all if you don’t feel you can reply to any of my missives. Are you a churchgoer, John? I think it would be a good idea—you know, to help redress the balance after a week worshiping at the temple of mammon. I’d go to two services on a Sunday if I were you, and maybe go to confession as well, just to be safe. You can’t take your money to hell! I’ve been doing some thinking about how we can meet and I’ve come up with a few ideas I’d like to run by you (that’s not a suggestion for how we meet, by the way, just a figure of speech!). Tomorrow, I’ll send you them—keep the coffee-pot warmed! Archander Read more

Members of the angry and increasingly vocal American majority can now bring their grievances to the 1 percent more directly with Occupy the Board Room, an OWS-associated website that invites the rest of us to pursue “friendship” with 180 corporate board members and executives.

Hopeful correspondents have two choices for getting in touch. The “Pen Pal” option allows writers to submit text, photo or video directly to the desk of a 1-percenter, while the “BFF” option offers some more creative ways to make contact. Suggestions include “meeting them at a conference (e.g., an annual luncheon),” “interviewing them from afar (e.g., by posing as a right-wing talk-show host)” and “pursuing them to the ends of the earth (like Michael Moore).” The site’s authors are enthusiastic about this option and encourage participants to document and submit all of their attempts.

Letters, photographs and videos submitted are published on the site, and the best interactions win prizes. See a sample letter below. —Alexander Reed Kelly

Archander at Occupy the Board Room:

Hi John, it’s AA here, your pen pal from the 99%. John, have you run with any of the ideas I gave you for productively spending your idle hours? I hope so, because I wouldn’t want someone as creative and efficient and dynamic as yourself slopping around the mansion all weekend—that would drive the servants crazy! That dumpster one sounds sweet doesn’t it? Mind you, I don’t suppose that’s how you’ll smell if you’ve taken me up on it.

I’m a little concerned that our communications have been a little one-sided recently. I haven’t heard a peep from you, in fact. That doesn’t bother me at all, of course, I don’t need any encouragement to rattle on. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve been much too busy diverting funds in the direction of Goldman Sachs all week to have any time for a 99%er. I’m proud to have such an important friend in fact, so it’s no worry at all if you don’t feel you can reply to any of my missives. Are you a churchgoer, John? I think it would be a good idea—you know, to help redress the balance after a week worshiping at the temple of mammon. I’d go to two services on a Sunday if I were you, and maybe go to confession as well, just to be safe. You can’t take your money to hell!

I’ve been doing some thinking about how we can meet and I’ve come up with a few ideas I’d like to run by you (that’s not a suggestion for how we meet, by the way, just a figure of speech!). Tomorrow, I’ll send you them—keep the coffee-pot warmed!

Archander

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Which Disgraced GOP Leader Has Just Been Hired At Fox News?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:39 am by HL

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GOPer Apologizes For Saying A Woman Should Be ‘A Whore’ In the Bedroom

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:39 am by HL

GOPer Apologizes For Saying A Woman Should Be ‘A Whore’ In the Bedroom
New Jersey Senate candidate Phil Mitsch is sorry for saying that women should be “a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom” — but he’s still not backing out of the race.

Gary Bauer: Jared Lee Loughner ‘Would Fit In Well’ With Occupy Wall Street
Remember Gary Bauer? Reagan’s Undersecretary of Education, former president of the Family Research Council and Republican presidential candidate? He’s got an interesting view on the Occupy Wall Street movement, as he informed supporters of his American Values organization this week.

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Sanctioning Iran From reading the last couple days’

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:37 am by HL





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PHOTOS: Signs From The 99 Percent Protest Against Eric Cantor Would-Be Speech In Philadelphia

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:36 am by HL

PHOTOS: Signs From The 99 Percent Protest Against Eric Cantor Would-Be Speech In Philadelphia
Yesterday, hundreds of protesters from Occupy Philadelphia and a variety of progressive groups — Keystone Progress, MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Fight for Philly, and others — held a protest at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to coincide with a planned speech by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on the topic economic […]

Yesterday, hundreds of protesters from Occupy Philadelphia and a variety of progressive groups — Keystone Progress, MoveOn, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Fight for Philly, and others — held a protest at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business to coincide with a planned speech by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on the topic economic inequality.

Cantor, who two weeks ago called the Occupy Wall Street and 99 Percent Movement protesters “mobs,” canceled his speech at the last minute after his office learned that the university’s standard policy meant his speech would be open to the public.

Some students mocked the protesters, chanting, “get a job.” But had Cantor faced the public instead of canceling, here’s some of the many signs he would’ve seen.

Many more after the jump.

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Rick Perry challenges opponents’ abortion stances at Iowa Faith & Freedom dinner

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:35 am by HL

Rick Perry challenges opponents’ abortion stances at Iowa Faith & Freedom dinner

DES MOINES — Six of the eight Republican presidential candidates vying for the hearts of social conservatives filed on and off stage in a cavernous hall here Saturday evening to each proclaim allegiance to conservative evangelical principles.

In speeches woven with spiritual references, the candidates spoke of reversing abortion rights and defending traditional marriage, and they cast the 2012 election as one that would determine whether the nation’s very freedom endures.

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Nevada GOP agrees to shift presidential caucuses to Feb. 4, avoid election calendar fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Nevada Republicans have shifted their presidential caucuses to early February, a move that ends an increasingly bitter standoff among rival states and for the first time clarifies the path to the Republican presidential nomination.

There will be no voting before Christmas. That’s despite warnings from New Hampshire’s top election official that Nevada’s initial insistence to host its contest in mid-January could force the Granite State to schedule the nation’s first Republican primary election in roughly six weeks.

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No Joke, Our Money Going to Finland

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 23rd, 2011 4:31 am by HL

No Joke, Our Money Going to Finland
Paul Smith, Detroit News
“Outta' My Mind on a Saturday Moanin'” Even a guy as bright (no pun intended) as Thomas Edison would be shocked (again no pun intended … and that really would be a Ben Franklin joke anyway) to find that his life-changing invention 132 years ago (yesterday), would be the hot potato, political line in the sand it is today. For him, it was just the first workable electric light bulb. Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of another life-changing technology: the iPod's introduction. Oh, it's also mother-in-law day (insert joke here, if applicable). On…

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