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Chester Community Meeting

ACTION NEEDED ASAP: Tell John Boehner to end tax breaks for the ultra-rich & stop pushing America’s economy to the brink of disaster..

Wednesday, July 13 · 4-7pm

Abu The Juice Man
632 Avenue of the States
Chester, Pennsylvania

We elected our public officials to create jobs. Where are the jobs?

We’re holding a meeting of Chester residents who are concerned about the jobs crisis in Pennsylvania. We’ll be talking about how we can organize, mobilize, and get the word out about creating good jobs in our community.

We will also have a list of available services for community members struggling with unemployment.

For more information contact Kim McMurray:
(610) 940-4709 (office)

The Costanza principle

At this point, anything would help.

Tonight

Matt Stoller, blogger, former economic policy staffer for Alan Grayson, and all around know-it-all (I keed! I keed!), will be my guest tonight on VVS at 9pm EST. I kind of suspect we’ll be talking about the debt ceiling kabuki…

Click here to listen. As always, call 646-200-3440 with questions or comments.

What Keith said

Reminder

Today is National Pecan Pie Day.

Tip of the day

Rehab your sneakers!

Floating ice

This is, you know, a little scary.

‘Getting out alive’

“Will you vote for Obama again?” Read the whole thing.

Nope, no global warming

Not a bit! No problem! Al Gore is fat, by the way.

COLQUITT, Ga. — The heat and the drought are so bad in this southwest corner of Georgia that hogs can barely eat. Corn, a lucrative crop with a notorious thirst, is burning up in fields. Cotton plants are too weak to punch through soil so dry it might as well be pavement.

Farmers with the money and equipment to irrigate are running wells dry in the unseasonably early and particularly brutal national drought that some say could rival the Dust Bowl days.

“It’s horrible so far,” said Mike Newberry, a Georgia farmer who is trying grow cotton, corn and peanuts on a thousand acres. “There is no description for what we’ve been through since we started planting corn in March.”

The pain has spread across 14 states, from Florida, where severe water restrictions are in place, to Arizona, where ranchers could be forced to sell off entire herds of cattle because they simply cannot feed them.

In Texas, where the drought is the worst, virtually no part of the state has been untouched. City dwellers and ranchers have been tormented by excessive heat and high winds. In the Southwest, wildfires are chewing through millions of acres.

You’ll notice these are the same states that usually vote Republican, and believe man-made climate change is a hoax. Well, you can educate ignorant people but you can’t fix stupid.

Musical diversion


This is Matt Sevier, the local singer-songwriter I’m going to be helping with booking. Matt had quite the career going about ten years ago – lots of radio play (if you’re from Philly, you probably heard “Marry Katherine”), development deal with Sony, etc. But life got in the way.

Anyway, he’s really good and he’s edging back into the solo scene. Check out “King Rut” and “Beware”. He’s also playing at the World Cafe next Friday night with Countdown to Ecstasy, a Steely Dan tribute band.

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