Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in print and e-book, my other books here.
* SUNDAY *
8:00 Springsteen opens Grammys with Occupy-friendly "We Take Care of Our Own" (see video way down the page). Nice closeup when he empathizes key lyrics.
5:00 Bill Moyers: Where the Right Went Wrong.
12:55 We noted below our favorite story of the day : front-page and long overdue NYT piece showing hypocrisy of those denouncing gov’t programs and handouts yet eagerly seeking and taking them. First example is even a Tea Party activist. But also: Map in NYT package shows top handout areas almost all in "Red" areas. Check out state after state. Couldn’t be clearer. And they note: McCain won two-third’s of the vote in the top "handout" areas. Yet same folks claim they want "indepedence" from gov’t, while enrolling kids in free breakfast programs and the like.
11:45 Apparently this actually happened: Tucker Carlson and Andrew Breitbart had dinner with ex-Weathermen Bill Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn on Super Bowl Sunday. Carlson won charity auction for dinner cooked in Chicago apartment by the couple and brought a few friends. Here is write-up by Matt Labash (albeit in rightwing outlet). "They plump us with falling-off-the-bone hoisin ribs and fluff us with apple pie and Ameri-Cone Dream ice cream. ‘This is the bomb, Bill,”’ says Breitbart, after sampling the farmhouse cheeses." But in the end they feel they got "rolled." They had planned to be nice at first, then go after their hosts but ushered out before that happened.
11:40 My new Roll Over Beethoven blog celebrates one-week anniversary today, already very popular, thanks for support and visits.
11:35 Not music to our ears: Eviction of Occupy Nashville finally coming this Thursday.
11:30 Michael Moore on the 75th anniversary of historic victory for Flint workers.
11:20 Eric Boehlert: "Confirmed: Mittens continues to be popular in states that border Mass." … WSJ on mind-blowing $270 million spent by US for just 100 miles of gravel road in Afghanistan. While we close schools and clinics in America… Adam Liptak in NYT on government’s ability to surveil journalists.