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Sit-in for single payer at Pelosi's office in SF

Via email, Mobilize for Health Care:

Dear Friend,
CALL PELOSI NOW! (415) 556-4862 and (202) 225-0100
There are 8 people sitting in RIGHT NOW in Nancy Pelosi's Office in San Francisco!

They are not leaving until they get an answer to their demands! Their demands are that the Kucinich amendment MUST be in the health care bill that the House votes on, and that the House MUST vote on the Weiner amendment.

Pelosi PROMISED the American people that she would ensure BOTH of the above would happen, and she has betrayed us by renigging on those promises!

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Golden Sacks left foreign investors holding the subprime bag

More from McClatchy. Say, why aren't Pravda and Izvestia covering this?

And when access blogger Mike Lux posts on yesterday's McClatchy blockbuster, why don't comments like this ever make it out of moderation?

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Third world

SF Chronicle:

Nearly half of all U.S. children and 90 percent of black youngsters will be on food stamps at some point during childhood, and fallout from the current recession could push those numbers even higher, researchers say.

The greatest country on earth!

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Dems HR3962 throws women under the bus on exams, birth control, abortion

Really. Could access bloggers, progressive boiz, and the FKDP be giving women the big "Fuck you" any more obviously? The Nation: Read below the fold...

Status of the Weiner Amendment

Call #1 to Pelosi's Office [(202) 225-4965]:

LAMBERT: Hi, I'd like to know the status of the Kucinich and Weiner amendments to HR3962.

PELOSI STAFFER: [CLICK... Voice mail hell].

Call #2 to Pelosi's Office [(202) 225-4965]:

LAMBERT: Hi, I'd like to know the status of two amendents.

PELOSI STAFFER: Let me transfer you [CLICK... Voice mail hell].

Call #3 to Pelosi's Office [(202) 225-4965]:

LAMBERT: Hi, I'd like an answer to a question, not voice mail.

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Claude Levi-Strauss dies at 100

Health care: One side is lying, and the other side is not telling the truth

What Avedon said:

So Orrin Hatch spilled the beans from the GOP side - that we can't pass health care reform because it would be good for the Democratic Party - as if the recent eight years of Republican rule haven't already had a similar effect. Now, if only the Democratic leadership would come clean about their reasons for not wanting good health care reform, which, while not particularly partisan, seems to be just plain corruption. Not that the Republicans aren't at least as corrupt, but they're focus on partisanship is tied directly to their ideology, while the Democratic leadership's focus on "bipartisanship" is in direct opposition to their claimed ideology.

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While we weren't looking: More on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Via Morningstar. Excellent read, but I have no time to post.

NOTE Hat tip, danps. Read below the fold...

Updated cross-posting policy

Out of curiosity, has Grayson ever passed any legislation or held a substantive hearing?

Our access bloggers are positioning him as a populist in their most recent fund-raising letter, but despite being on the financial services committee, the best his advocates can seem to come up with is the "Cash for Clunkers" program. Did Grayson do anything to nobble this abomination from Barney Frank, which crippled the Consumer Financial Protection Agency? Read below the fold...

Truer words

Obama, stumping for NJ former Golden Sacks CEO Jon Corzine:

[Obama] told a crowd of about 5,000 people in Camden that Corzine was "not going to rest until not only is Wall Street doing well, but Main Street is doing well, and businesses are hiring again."

"Not only." I just love that.

I'm gonna name my pony "Not Only" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read below the fold...

Nancy's Band-Aid

Thank gawd, some serious analysis of HR3962 at last!* Plenty of detail from letsgetitdone at FDL. Go read the whole thing; I'll just excerpt this: Read below the fold...

Wonderful Halloween costumes

"Asshole is the new 'hippie'."

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