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.



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


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Crooks and Liars: GOP Zero Sum Sham: No Jobs Bill Unless Obamacare is Repealed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



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



ABC news: Probe surrounding Wis. governor apparently growing



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



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.



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


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



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



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


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 




 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.


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

~~Margo Channing, “All About Eve”

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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.


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.


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?


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!