Is anyone else doing October 2011?

I plan to go. If it lasts through the weekend, it will be the first weekend I'll have had in months that wasn't spent trying to take care of my family -- minus the weekend of the hurricane, when not only was there a hurricane but the partner was sick. So... not restful. The protest won't be restful either. But it's important and I want to go.

If anyone plans to come into the DC area for this, we may be able to offer a place to crash. Email me and we'll see if something can be worked out.

*fistbump, fistpump*
I don't often do this, but:

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) calls for Obama to end tax breaks for the wealthy and tax loopholes that benefit huge corporations, saying that enough is enough and that deficit reduction cannot be built on the backs of the poor and the vanishing middle class.

He made a 90-minute speech on the floor of the Senate today and has put up a letter to Obama on his official website.

Please sign the letter and spread the word. As of this posting, there were 67,897 signatures. Let's raise that number.

Excerpt from the letter:
Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share. At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions. A sensible deficit reduction package must also include significant cuts to unnecessary and wasteful Pentagon spending.

Excerpt from his speech with video embed behind the cut )

Senator Sanders, thank you so much for doing your job.

Please sign the letter and tell others about it. The Twitter tag is #SharedSacrifice. Make it big, make it loud.

I'm pretty cynical and my hopes are pretty low. But any chance to change things...

[Hat tip: Shakesville]
Hey it's a post from that ridiculous/amazing/this is the worst idea/this is the best idea Make-Your-Own Meme "blog every day of November" thing!

The original post explaining the project is here. Please feel free to continue adding topics/questions on the LJ or DW versions. If something comes up in any of these posts that you'd like to hear more about, please feel free to just make it into its own topic! HERE GOES NOTHING. YOU (SORT OF) ASKED FOR IT.

SO I was supposed to write about fandom today, a topic given to me by [personal profile] seventhe that I am super excited about and already know will be extremely tl;dr—


Then I had kind of a shitty night and then a bleh day and I am SO tired and my computer died (YES AGAIN; it is dead AS WE SPEAK and I am on a mini generously loaned to me for this purpose) AND ALSO I have some VERY IMPORTANT INCEST TO WRITE

and also!

Also I voted!

So today you get to hear about voting:

VOOOOOTTTTTIIINNNG. Corgis support voting! )




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