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11:10 Full NYT story just posted on why Brookfield and Bloomberg backed down. But it sounds like Brookfield not likely to remain in standdown mode for long.
11:05 Representative Peter King tells Laura Ingraham “We can’t allow” media to keep covering OWS so much or the country is lost, comparing it to the ’60s.
11:00 Bill Maher’s show had some fun faked signs at a rally by the One Percenters. Such as: “More Blood for Oil” and “You Missed a Spot.”
9:20 Check out twitter feed on tonght’s GA in NY right now for Mother Jones writer Josh Harkinson who has been covering OWS closely. You will learn: (1) lot of friction with drummers who are driving many “crazy” but refuse to be controlled; (2) OWS has $125,000 on hand, though unclear if that is grand total or from new donor; (3) they are sticking with UPS deliveries because union shop though maybe could do cheaper; (4) many feeling the GAs need to be “streamlined,” going on far too long, probably could get working groups to send one rep to each one and report; (5) someone moved to spend $2,000 on subway cards for people to get up to Times Square tomorrow at 5; (6) vote on the subway cards very close, neds 90 percent approval, so discussion of whether to count hands, divide into groups… touchy.
Update: Subway card idea failed… Then moved on to allocating $1,700 to build fleet of puppets, such as Wall St. bull, to go with new Lady Liberty. Someone says they should use money to pay for someone’s rent.
9:10 Sean Penn on Piers Morgan show on CNN even as we speak (type), backing Occupy but calling for more “organization,” though not sure exaclty what he means. Says he’s not much of a joiner of such things but lone actor, as it were. Calls for Obama to sit down and talk with Occupy protestors, probably in NY. Hits US in Iraq and Afghanistan. Points out if we had waited a few years Saddam’s own people, it’s now clear, would have brought him down by now. And so on.