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FALL BACK AMERICA Yes it's time to FALL BACK ONE HOUR to go back to Standard Time! And if we learned anything from Tuesday's Midterms is that American Voters can't remember what happened yesterday, much less last month, last year or the entirety of the Bu$h/GOPher years of the past decade. In the words of President Not Sure the Dems "took a shellacking". His solution? "I think there are going to be a whole bunch of areas where we can agree on." Meanwhile Professional Curmudgeon MITCH MCCONNELL says "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." It looks more like McConnell and his crew want America to fall back, not just one hour today, but maybe to the late 19th Century's Gilded Age of Robber Barons. The lame duck's first order of business should be to do NOTHING and let the Bu$h Tax Cuts for the Wealthy just expire, then sneak through the same reconciliation process preserving the rest of the tax cut package. As pointed out by NYT's Nicholas Kristoff in Our Banana Republic The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976. As Timothy Noah of Slate noted in an excellent series on inequality, the United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana. So it's not like the rich need to get richer, yes? But of course they do! We point you to a speech by Bill Moyers: "Welcome to the Plutocracy!" at Boston University on October 29, 2010, as a part of the Howard Zinn Lecture Series: In polite circles, among our political and financial classes, this is known as “the free market at work.” No, it’s “wage repression,” and it’s been happening in our country since around 1980...Since 1980 the economy has also continued to grow handsomely, but only a fraction at the top have benefited. The line flattens for the bottom 90% of Americans. Average income went from that $30,941 in 1980 to $31,244 in 2008. Think about that: the average income of Americans increased just $303 dollars in 28 years. That’s wage repression...If this were a functioning democracy, our financial institutions would be helping everyday Americans and businesses get the mortgages and loans – the capital – they need to keep going; they’re not, even as the financiers are reaping robust awards. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. But he’s run off with all the toys....That fraction of one percent of Americans who now earn as much as the bottom 120 million Americans includes the top executives of giant corporations and those Wall Street hedge funds and private equity managers who constitute Citigroup’s “plutonomy” are buying our democracy and they’re doing it in secret. We urge you to read the entire speech! Don't expect this sort of candor on the bought-n-paid-for Beltway Bubbleheads on Sunday morning, except for DAVID STOCKMAN who will argue Tax Cuts are BS on This Anampour. The aforementioned MCCONNELL will twist his wits against JAMES CLYBURN on Face The Bob. The only other Dem in the whole Sunday lineup is CHRIS VAN HOLEN State of Candy and the rest are all fine brick targets, too many to list here so see below. NOTABLE MENTION: President Not Sure on 60 Minutes! The Brick TeeVee Crew woke up Wednesday to see the Buckeye State turned into some combination of Oklahoma, Kansas and South Carolina with a Red Tsunami on the open US Senate seat, Guvnor, SoS, Treasure, AG and BOTH OH Chambers turned a bright crimson, plus leaving only FIVE Dem Reps returning to the US House in Dennis Kucinich, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, Tim Ryan and Betty Sutton. Remember these names as the 112th United States Congress convenes and the Progressive Caucus coalesces. Seems the only state with any kind of memory was CALIFORNIA who turned back Corporatists Fiorina and Whitless. Hold on to your seats as the Plutocrats and their GOPher enablers move their agenda forward next year! (For the record, certainly there are plenty of Plutocrats in the Dems too but many of the worst Blue Dogs were jettisoned Tuesday too. Now we just have to get those Wall St. types out of the Cabinet! Haha!) Enjoy your Sunday and the upcoming week!

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Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium
from Surfrider Foundation (h/t jen)
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore!
We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.
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    • President Reagan's budget director David Stockman
    • Chairman of the House Republican Conference Mike Pence
    • ROUNDTABLE: Democratic Senator Evan Bayh joins George Will, Matthew Dowd, John Podesta and Amy Walter

  • Face The Nation (CBS) Host Bob Schiefer
    • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
    • House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-S.C.

  • 60 Minutes (CBS)
    • PRESIDENT OBAMA - President Obama takes questions from Steve Kroft in his first one-on-one interview since his party's midterm election defeat in the House. Michael Radutzky and L. Franklin Devine are the producers.
    • PACMAN - Boxing sensation Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has done it all in the ring, winning world championships in seven different weight divisions. He'll go for an eighth title next week, but will his new job as a Philippine politician hurt his career? Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.

  • Meet the Press (NBC) Host David Gregory
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    • Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)
    • Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
    • ROUNDTABLE: Former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn; Former Adviser to Pres. George W. Bush Karen Hughes; President of the National Urban League, Marc Morial and Republican Strategist Mike Murphy.

  • State of the Union With Candy Crowley (CNN)
    At 9 AM ET, Candy talks to the power players: politicians, business leaders and international newsmakers who will make Monday morning's headlines. At NOON ET, Candy wraps it all up with fresh interviews and the best of the earlier hours.
    • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R)
    • Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)
    • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
    • Pennsylvania Sen.-elect Pat Toomey (R)
    • Michael Duffy of Time magazine
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  • HEAD ON RADIO with Bob Kincaid
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    The Green News Report with Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen: 6 minutes of green news, politics, analysis & snarky comment!
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    'Green News Report' - November 4, 2010 IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Let the plutocracy begin! Republicans Rejoice: Victory in the midterm elections, re-shaping the House of Representatives, and re-writing the rules of "compromise," with consequences for clean energy and the planet; PLUS: To put it all into perspective: Another natural disaster bearing down on Haiti ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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    GONE TO MIAMI - Your humble host is taking the next 2 weeks off for a long-delayed vacation in Maui. He’s gonna unplug from the grid, read some trashy novels, and recharge for the battles ahead. Look for the next podcast before Thanksgiving.
    • PBC Podcast 191 Midterm Morning After: Left Coast Perspective In this brief, single-topic podcast, PBC recaps the midterm election from his Left and Left Coast perspective: Californians rejected corporate tool candidates and initiatives!
    • PBC Podcast 192 Midterm Election Analysis: Robert Parry and Prof. David Coates Midterm Election Analysis, Part 1. Robert Parry of ConsortiumNews sees the election as a continuation of Reaganism; Prof. David Coates of Wake Forest has 3 points of advice for Democrats.
    • PBC Podcast 193 Election Analysis, Part 2: Jeffrey Feldman on Dems’ Weak Narratives, Tim Carpenter of PDA on Progressive Strategies
    • PBC Podcast 194 The History of Imperialism, with Prof. Tony Hall Anthony Hall is a leading expert on empires and imperialism, and joins PBC and Sibel Edmonds for this new edition of the Boiling Frogs interview series.
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    • America’s greatest living man of letters, the legendary Gore Vidal, will be here to offer his sage and sure-to be-scathing observations on President Obama, the Tea Party and the precarious state of our fragile Republic.
    • We’ll also hear from best-selling author Chris Hedges about his new book “Death of the Liberal Class,” which discusses how the pillars of the liberal class – the press, universities, the labor movement, culture and the Democratic Party – have collapsed as effective counterweights to the corporate state.
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    • VIDEO! Wall Street Cheats the Middle Class Again If it seems like America’s big banks still aren’t playing by the rules, that’s probably because they aren’t. Their thinking is that because they are too big to fail, and too influential in Washington, they can just get Washington to change the rules as they go along and bail them out whenever needed. And sadly that’s what is happening in America today. Banks keep breaking the rules; Washington pretends not to notice, while the middle class is being forced to pick up the tab for the whole mess. Mike Papantonio talks about the latest Wall Street swindle with Mike Lux, co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies.
    • VIDEO! The Face of an American Generation Lost Republicans in Washington had no problem handing over billions of dollars to their pals on Wall Street when they were in trouble, but they refuse to extend unemployment benefits for Americans who are still unable to find work in our economy. And even as corporate profits have reached back up to record levels, job creation has remained stagnant. The result of this is that we’ve created a lost generation of American workers – those people who want to work, but can’t find meaningful employment. Mike Papantonio talks with investigative journalist Andy Kroll, who’s been travelling the country, meeting with this lost generation that the Republicans don’t seem to care about.
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    • VISIT!!! Crowd Funding for Pirates!
    Denying AGW makes you poor and stupid by maxkeiser Back in 2005 AGW holocaust provokers and slanderous goofballs Steve Milloy and Tom Borelli of the infamous AGW denial site junkscience dot com attacked Max and Stacy in the press and launched the Free Enterprise Action Fund – while we were pushing gold. Five years later the results are in; their fund has folded* with a loss – while gold has increased in value by 300% . . . and maxkeiser dot com now has 10 times the traffic of junkscience dot com. A simple analysis of the demographic information comparing the two sites on Alexa shows that maxkeiser dot com viewers are richer (thanks to that gold they’ve been buying) and more educated (thanks to avoiding junkscience and other Koch propaganda). The choice is simple: rich and smart vs. poor and stupid....
    The Grifters have been getting people to support Wall Street’s political agenda by seducing them with a [Ayn] Randian and pseudo-libertarian ideology by maxkeiser READ Matt Taibbi: Wall Street Has Seduced America With Randian Pseudo-Libertarianism @ by maxkeiser SEE CRIMINAL FRAUD CHARGE REPORT AGANIST SPECULATORS AND THIER GREEK ACCOMPLICIES & PARTNERS Dear Mr. Max Keiser, On April 09, 2010, in Athens, we filled a Criminal Fraud Charge Report, submitted to the Attorney General of the Greek Supreme Court, Mr. Ioannis Tentes. The Report is claiming against World Speculators and their Accomplices, Greek Partners and Government Officers who, by running an organized criminal plan, with consecutive actions and omissions to act, they manipulated the Greek Government Bonds Market, with the intent to achieve multiple financial gains, deceiving and damaging Greek Government Debt, Greek GDP and Greek Citizens and Taxpayers wealth. The damage is estimated at 13 billion euros and, given the size, has already stretched Greek National Economy, Next Generations Wealth and Economic Sovereignty of the country.The above mentioned persons & corporations (Goldman in first place) have been also charged on the spot, with similar fraud crimes in USA and EU...You are kindly requested to submit to our web site or to send me privatelly to this e mail address, any complaint, information or incident that you know and could help the investigation process.
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  • ANTIWAR RADIO with Scott Horton
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    Josh Ruebner Nov 4, 2010: Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, discusses Caterpillar’s reported cancellation of bulldozer shipments to Israel for the duration of the Rachel Corrie trial, how Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes works as slow motion ethnic cleansing, keeping up the appearance of a viable Palestinian government so the international community can pretend the conflict isn’t completely one-sided and how Jewish settlements physically cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank making a shared Jerusalem capital (a major sticking point in a 2 state solution) impossible. LISTEN HERE (mp3) 18:10
    Darwin BondGraham Nov 4, 2010: Darwin BondGraham, member of the Los Alamos Study Group, discusses the massive giveaways to weapons manufacturers that will occur after the Senate ratifies the New START Treaty, the “prompt global strike” capability that will let Obama rain death on anyone in the world in 30 minutes or less [insert pizza delivery joke here], billions budgeted for new nuclear weapons infrastructure, the loophole in START accounting methods that makes a joke of mandatory weapons reductions and why well-intentioned arms reduction treaties often do more harm than good. LISTEN HERE (mp3) 21:25
    Becky Akers Nov 5, 2010: Becky Akers, columnist at, discusses the “Railroading of Omar Khadr,” the 15-year old Khadr’s travel to Afghanistan with his al-Qaeda associated father, disputed accounts of a US raid during which Khadr was seriously injured and arrested for killing a medic, the torture Khadr endured while incarcerated at Guantanamo for 8 years and his Military Commission plea deal for time served plus eight more years (7 of those in a Canadian prison). LISTEN HERE (mp3) 20:02
    Cindy Sheehan Nov 5, 2010: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses the “myth of the two party system,” the curious case and recent conviction of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to purge antiwar candidates from the 2006 Democratic primary elections, why only poor people need to worry about austerity measures and coming to the realization that the fight isn’t between Democrats and Republicans but between the government and you. LISTEN HERE (mp3) 14:04
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    • Rep. Darrell Issa, (R) California / Cmte. on Oversight & Govt. Reform
    • Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin / Budget Committee

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