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Occupy Atlanta

Go read the rest. Huffington Post has been doing a series on the lesser-known Occupy sites in the South:

SNELLVILLE, Ga. — The day after Fannie Mae evicted a police officer and his family from their suburban Atlanta home, the government-owned mortgage giant demanded the family turn over all its correspondence with members of Occupy Atlanta, according to court documents.

In early November, Christopher Rorey, an officer with the DeKalb County Police Department, had invited the activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement to his quiet neighborhood in Gwinnett County, about 25 miles outside of Atlanta. The Rorey family had spent 13 months fending off foreclosure. They were on their second lawyer and second civil suit. After losing a last ditch court hearing, attended by Occupy protesters, an eviction was imminent. The Roreys were down to last options.

A large storage bin now occupied their driveway. Slowly, next-door neighbors had started to help fill it. Belongings ringed the darkened living room in neat stacks. In the front room, more was piled on the couch; the big-screen TV had been moved out of the way. The finished basement had been stripped clean except for a lone black leather office chair. In the kitchen, the cabinets had been emptied, and the stove had been put in the bin on the driveway.

The demonstrators set up large orange-and-blue tents on the Rorey front lawn, unrolled bedding in their basement, and hung signs from their porch that read: “THIS HOME IS OCCUPIED” in rainbow colors.

The organizers said they liked the fact that Christopher, 43, was a cop. And they liked the Roreys’ story.

Punitive

And just plain disgusting.

You left me sore

40 days and 40 nights

Muddy Waters:

Sassafras and moonshine.

There’s your trouble

Might be my favorite Dixie Chicks song. It’s so sassy!

I can’t make you love me

I love it when an artist does an unpredictable cover, and here’s Bon Iver doing Bonnie Raitt:

Let him fly

Dixie Chicks cover Patty Griffin:

Fearless heart

I do love this song. Steve Earle:

Yo, Dad, I think it’s a hit

Do you hope to make her see you, fool?
Do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?

The Doors didn’t even want to do “Hello, I Love You,” it was an early song of theirs and they were tired of it. More here.

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