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11:30 Cool photo from NYC: Occupiers huddled in the rain under tarps. Let’s hope Russell Brand isn’t under one of them with somebody.
11:00A new chant should react to GOP debate last night: “This is what dumbocracy looks like!”
10:40 New Nick Kristof column tonight. It backs OWS again and is titled Occupy the Classroom. “Most of the proposed remedies involve changes in taxes and regulations, and they would help. But the single step that would do the most to reduce inequality has nothing to do with finance at all. It’s an expansion of early childhood education.”
10:30 OccupyNewHampshire faces eviction in half an hour.
9:40 There was a rumor that the latest brand name to visit OWS is… Russell… Turns out to be true. See pic. Also pic at left. He did back Occupy awhile back. Get him to the Geeks!
9:20 Fun from
@jasoncherkis: “Prediction: There will be a really bad T.V. show inspired by the hipster cop”… Report: Denver cops turned sprinklers on to bother Occupyers this morning… at 2 am. Or maybe that’s just the regular watering time.
7:40 The NYT has posted its weekly David Brooks/Gail Collins friendly debate, this time: on whether Occupy is “overhyped”: To paraphrase… David: My research (I visited a couple sites at ebb tide) proves no one cares. Gail: Yet most popular story and search term here in past month. David: Polls show people don’t want redistribution of wealth. Gail: Huh? Polls show vast majority back hiking taxes on top people. After more Brooks baloney, Gail provides a smackdown ending.