Fatster’s Roundup

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 4:45 am

❖ The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: ”The Afghan government [with no legal basis] has charged a tax bill of nearly $1bn . . . to foreign firms working for the US military and government over the last five years”

❖ Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has written to the Securities & Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve and Justice Department, asking them “to justify their policy of settling charges with Wall Street’s bad actors out of court.”

❖ The great Ry Cooder takes on the Koch Brothers. He’s also involved in the protests against the Kochs taking over the Tribune company (including the Los Angeles Times).

Late, Late Night FDL: Dixie Chicken

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Little Feat – Dixie Chicken, and, Ry Cooder – Jesus On The Mainline

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Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, April 19, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill
Chat with Mark Ebner about his new book. Hosted by Beth Karas.

Sunday, April 20, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
The Gulf of Tonkin Events – Fifty Years Later: A Footnote to the History of the Vietnam War
Chat with John White about his new book. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah J. Nelson.