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That fucking Rahm Emanuel.

Occupy Philly

In solidarity with Oakland!

Join Occupy Philly to participate in the general strike on Wednesday, November 2, along with occupations across the continent.

Meet at 15th and Market streets at noon for a dialogue pertaining to the general strike and why it’s happening, followed by a solidarity march at 12:30 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., also at 15th and Market streets, we ask people to participate in a dialogue addressing the fact that because of the economic disparities that exist, many people couldn’t even strike if they wanted to.

People are also calling in sick to show support, or taking part in a 99-minute slowdown.

That’s right (you’re not from Texas)

Happy birthday, Lyle Lovett!

Oh. My. God.

Don’t look at this cake picture. Seriously. It will haunt your dreams.

Just to make it interesting

Mike Lux (who worked for Bill Clinton) says the Obama-approved mortgage bank settlement by the state attorneys general is worse than a piece of shit — it’s a piece of shit that actually encourages the banks to do exactly what they did to crash the economy. Freedom! Free markets!

Tonight

My guest is the very funny David Waldman, aka KagroX from Daily Kos:

A participant in online communities since the early 80s, David found Daily Kos some time back in mid-2003 and has stuck around ever since. A non-practicing attorney, a former Capitol Hill aide and Hotline staff writer (back when Chuck Todd was an intern), David writes chiefly on Congressional procedure, and is the voice behind Daily Kos’ Today in Congress feature.

His writing has helped focus campaigns challenging the continuance of Joe Lieberman’s committee assignments, raise awareness of the limitations of Congressional subpoena and contempt processes, broker a more favorable deal on Senate committee ratios, keep the “public option” debate alive beyond all expectations, inform both activists and the media about the reconciliation process that salvaged the administration’s health insurance reform legislation, and organize a campaign for Senate rules and filibuster reform.

On the lighter side, David has developed a dedicated following in the faster-paced world of social media, and was named by the Huffington Post as one of their “18 Political Satirists You Should be Following on Twitter,” and one of Politico’s Top Tweeters among its “50 Politicos to Watch.”

Listen here at 9pm EST. Call 646-200-3440 with questions or comments.

The only stories I’m seeing regarding presidential approval of torture and broken promises to close the Guantanamo Bay jail are coming out of European and Indian publications. More here.

Yep

Drew Westen in the Times on why candidates disappoint us.

A beautiful morning

The Rascals:

Oops

I wonder who leaked this one:

Mitt Romney, his son Tagg, and Romney’s chief fundraiser, Spencer Zwick, have extensive financial and political ties to three men who allegedly participated in an $8.5 billion Ponzi scheme. A few months after the Ponzi scheme collapsed, a firm financed by Mitt Romney and run by his son and chief fundraiser partnered with the three men and created a new “wealth management business” as a subsidiary.

In an exclusive interview with ThinkProgress, Tagg Romney confirmed their business relationship, but falsely claimed that the men were cleared of any wrongdoing associated with the Ponzi scheme. Tagg Romney told ThinkProgress that his three partners collected about $15,000 from their involvement in the Ponzi scheme. Court documents obtained by ThinkProgress show that the legal proceedings are ongoing and the men made over $1.6 million selling fraudulent CDs to investors.

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