All Further Articles for 2011-10-20

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Is Olympia Snowe One Of The 375 Maine Millionaires She Voted To Protect?
With an estimated net worth between $12.6 million and $44.7 million, Olympia Snowe is the tenth-richest member of the Senate.
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Occupy Writers: I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes
Over 1,200 authors have joined Occupy Writers in support of protesters, with another 1,000 waiting to get vetted. The latest is Lemony Snicket, offering his grievances in his own clear-eyed, adult-child way. Likewise, video of protesters explaining to kids why they're there. Show it to yours. Two of 13 Snicket Observations: "People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices." And: "It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside."
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You Know You Want to Knit A Sweater for A Penguin
The New Zealand oil spill coated thousands of penguins in oil, putting many at risk of freezing or being poisoned by nibbling off the oil. Thus, a call for knitted woolens to save them. Instructions. C'mon: penguin sweaters!
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In Praise of Hippies
A cogent rant in response to the right-wing meme that the Occupy movement is just hippies. It's not, but even if it was... Go ahead and blame hippies for everything...as if they had ruled us for decades. We should be so lucky. But we weren't that lucky. Instead, we got you.
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Cain's American Dream: Mine Mine Mine
Herman Cain is an idiot, but just smart enough to make a fortune from his presidential "campaign." He's still getting paid $25,000 a pop - he hasn't raised his price! - to give motivational speeches to corporations. And he's pitching his book everywhere. No intersection of money and politics here. “My American dream was, when I grow up, I want to make me some money!”
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Good Kindling
"Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book" (Bill O'Reilly's Pinheads and Patriots) instead of anything soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan might need, like, say, food or soap." From Everqueer , by a soldier serving.
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WSJ on Occupy: Up Is Down
A Commie-baiting Doug Schoen grossly distorts - ie: lies about - his own poll on the OWS movement in the Wall Street Journal . He claims "a large majority" of protesters share "a deep commitment to left-wing policies (and) radical redistribution of wealth" - values "dangerously out of touch" with most Americans. In fact, just 4% said that. Smear City.
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