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Chernynkaya On September - 15 - 2011

Due to circumstances beyond all control, today’s edition will be bare bones. Please forgive me. You can access all the past editions of The Daily Planet on the green Category bar on the top of each page under the heading PlanetPOV.

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BUSINESS

Daily Beast: Walmart Launches Women’s Initiative: After winning a major lawsuit brought by female employees.

ECONOMY

WSJ: BREAKING: Obama won’t touch Social Security or increase Medicare age!

 

 

 

TPM: Touchy, Touchy: White House Still Pushing Full Jobs Package Despite Brief Confusion

 

NYT: Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill

 

 

Crooks and Liars: GOP Zero Sum Sham: No Jobs Bill Unless Obamacare is Repealed

 

 

The People’s View: Are you freaking kidding me, you childish, racist piece of Republican excrement?

 

 

WaPo: The jobs crisis began in 2001

 


 

 

Think Progress: GOP says python ban is strangling economic growth

 

 

Think Progress: With no paid sick leave , Philadelphia woman fired for taking time off to save her son’s life 

 

 

Washington Monthly: Even if the AJA manages to pass – Rick Scott won’t let it help Floridians

 

HEALTH CARE

Chart of the Day: Obamacare Already Working 


Ezra Klein: The health-care law could cover way more than 32 million people if the health industry has its way

 

JUSTICE

ABC news: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing

 

 

The Daily Beast: Dem. Campaign Treasurer Arrested: May have stolen millions from California politicians.

 

MEDIA

CNN bends over for the “Tea Party”—although it represents a tiny slice of the electorate (2 items)

 

 

The Monkey Cage: The Effects of the Internet on Politics 

 

 

Media Matters: Right-Wing Media Use Poverty Increase To Renew Charge That Poor Don’t Have It So Bad

 

 

RollingStone: Jon Stewart on Fox News, Obama and the power of satire.

 

MILITARY

Air Force Official Issues Religious Neutrality Policy in Wake of Truthout’s “Jesus Loves Nukes” Exposé

POLITICS

The Reid Report: Now THIS, the Obama campaign should worry about

 

 

Mother Jones: “It’s something that no previous legislature in America since the Civil War has ever had the audacity to impose”:

 

 

NBC: The liberal disaffection myth

 

 

Mother Jones: Everybody Hates Everybody Else


 

 

ThinkProgress: BREAKING: Cantor conditions disaster aid on slashing $1B in funding for fuel efficient vehicles.

 

Reuters: Obama hardens tone in push for his jobs bill 

 

 

Steve Benen: “Do no harm standard”:  calls on Congress to ask CBO to score supercommittee proposals on jobs

 

 

The Political Carnival: Audio- Rush Limbaugh Warns Republicans Not To Work With Obama 

 

 

ProPublica: Anita Perry’s salary comes indirectly from Rick Perry’s backers

 

 

Ezra Klein: Voters care about the economy — not policy, and not performance:

 

 

 

How the GOP Crippled the United States Postal Service

 

 

Elizabeth Warren’s announcement video: ‘I’m gonna do this’

 

 

ThinkProgress: Issa: We Won’t Investigate News Corp’s Alleged Hacking Of 9/11 Victims Because We Don’t Want To Pick On The Media

 

POLLS

Only 34% of Americans favor repealing the Affordable Care Act

TPM: Brinkmanship Tanks: Obama Still Favored Amid Economic Pessimism

 

 

MaddowBlog: The survey John Boehner wants you to see, and the one he doesn’t

 

 

Field Poll puts Obama approval below 50% in California for first time

 

65% of Americans think Obama and Congress should focus more on jobs, 29% think the deficit 

Reuters/Ipsos poll: Obama approval rating bumped up to 47% in Sept from 45% in Aug after jobs speech

 

Wonkette: Dueling Polls Cumulatively Reveal Nothing About America’s Opinions On Obama 

 

 

Perry Keeps Wide Lead Over Romney

 

 

CNN: Big majorities of independents support payroll tax cut, infrastructure spending, state aid

 

SCIENCE

Boing Boing: Poison, forensics, and how science protects us 

WEDGE ISSUES

Perry courts religious voters, calls for defense of ‘Christian values’

AP: Federal judge blocks Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about guns 

 

 

PoliticusUSA: Personhood Movement Abuses Democracy To Enforce Biblical Edicts On America 

 

AND IN OTHER NEWS…

 

 Eel removed from man’s bladder after entering penis during beauty spa treatment.  (Always seems to happen!)

 

 

Did You Know Gertrude Stein Nominated Adolf Hitler for a Nobel Prize in 1938? It Gets Worse.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.

~~Margo Channing, “All About Eve”

Categories: The Daily Planet

Written by Chernynkaya

I am an artist and have lived in Los Angeles all of my life, except for a brief hippie period when I lived in SF. I am currently (semi-unwillingly) retired, but have had several careers.

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  1. escribacat says:

    Okay Cher, those last two links just about did me in. First the eel’s little “adventure” and then the story about Gertrude Stein. I have to say I really didn’t believe it until I got toward the end of the article and the facts started piling up. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas — protected by and sympathetic to the Nazi’s and Franco? There’s got to be more to this story. I’ve long been an admirer of her and it’s hard to accept this disclosure.

  2. ADONAI says:

    You know what Cher? I think this is the perfect size for the DP. A lot of past issues had many redundant stories in it. I think you can dial back the content and still deliver a thorough picture of the political and social landscape.

    I think you could save time, give more focus to important issues, and still deliver the best damn progressive newspaper on the internet.

    But I also realize there are A LOT of big things going on right now and many different angles on it. And I appreciate every minute spent to bring it all together.

    No comments today. Another learning issue for me.

  3. kesmarn says:

    Cher, I hope all is well with you.

    Due to the fact that I am a superficial person who is also, unfortunately, drawn to medical oddities, I immediately headed to the eel-in-the-bladder story. Ewwwwwww. And — why am I not totally buying Zhang Nan’s version of this story?

    I used the “fasten your seatbelts” line in a response to Caru’s comment earlier today — even before I hopped over to the DP. But then, what else is new? Were we separated at birth?

  4. choicelady says:

    Hey Cher -- this is still utterly awesome, and these headlines are fine!

    I jumped on the WSJ -- Obama won’t touch Social Security… They print that as if it’s a BAD thing!!!

    Thanks for ALL this STUFF and know, please, how much we appreciate it! You have become my reference library. I cull stories daily, forward them to my work email, and then file them for the educational work I do for our members. It means the world to me to have such great stuff thanks to all your hard work!

    Be well -- this is nothing to apologize for! Thank you!


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