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Sen. Kyl, you’re the worst…

… Time to put the people first.

He might not be the absolute worst of the Republican politicians owned by the rich, but he’s near the top, and he’s on the so-called Super Committee.

Here’s why the careful candidate literally has nothing to hide:

Just before Mitt Romney left the Massachusetts governor’s office and first ran for president, 11 of his top aides purchased their state-issued computer hard drives, and the Romney administration’s emails were all wiped from a server, according to interviews and records obtained by the Globe.

Romney administration officials had the remaining computers in the governor’s office replaced just before Governor Deval Patrick staff showed up to take power in January 2007, according to Mark Reilly, Patrick’s chief legal counsel.

As a result, Patrick’s office, which has been bombarded with inquires for records from the Romney era, has no electronic record of any Romney administration emails, Reilly said.

More here.

Why Republicans love privatization…

… and high incarceration rates:

Last year the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest private prison company, received $74 million of taxpayers’ money to run immigration detention centers. Their largest facility in Lumpkin, Georgia, receives $200 a night for each of the 2,000 detainees it holds, and rakes in yearly profits between $35 million and $50 million.

Prisoners held in this remote facility depend on the prison’s phones to communicate with their lawyers and loved ones. Exploiting inmates’ need, CCA charges detainees here $5 per minute to make phone calls. Yet the prison only pays inmates who work at the facility $1 a day. At that rate, it would take five days to pay for just one minute.

More here.

Dorli Rainey

Just want to make sure everyone sees this remarkable interview with the 84-year-old activist who was pepper-sprayed at Occupy Seattle. She’s a real hero:

How to follow on Twitter

The best way to follow Occupy Wall Street is on Twitter. Here’s how:

1. Go to twitter.com
2. Go to search box at the top and search for #n17 or #ows.
3. That’s it!

Where is the love to be found?

Philly represent

A retired Philly police captain, Ray Lewis, was just arrested at the Wall Street demonstration – in uniform. Thank you, Ray!

Turd Blossom can’t take the heat

This guy is used to speaking at events only Republicans are allowed to attend:

Last night, former Bush official Karl Rove appeared at Johns Hopkins University to speak as a part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium. Rove soon discovered that he wasn’t going to deliver his right-wing rhetoric unopposed, as a cry of “Mic Check!” rang out among the audience.

“Karl Rove is the architect of Occupy Iraq, the architect of Occupy Afghanistan!” yelled the demonstrators. Occupy Baltimore had infiltrated the crowd and began chanting against Rove. “Who gave you the right to occupy America?” asked Rove to the protesters, apparently unaware of the Bill of Rights. As they repeated their slogan, “We are the 99 percent!” Rove petulantly responded, “No you’re not!” He snidely added, “You wanna keep jumping up and yelling that you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think are!”

About 15 protesters were asked to leave and some were forcibly removed. No one was arrested.

Occupy Wall Street

Livestream of this morning’s protest, where #OWS surrounds the NY Stock Exchange:

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

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