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This is the final reminder that the New Orleans area Kossacks are meeting tonight at The Columns Hotel starting at 7:00 pm. For those who might not be sure of the address, The Columns is located at 3811 St. Charles Avenue.

I will arrive early and try to grab a table inside. My original idea was a table on the porch but the weather these days has been a bit too hot for that to be relaxing. There will be a small sign on the table, a piece of paper covered with orange Kos diary doodles - see the image in the tip jar below.

See you tonight!

As the frenzy over Mitt's tax returns builds, how about this as a question for the group: what exactly is Mitt trying to hide? Personally, I think that his returns will show aggressive but (barely) legal tax strategies and that the real danger is that they'll risk shedding some light on how badly the game is rigged in favor of the 1%. What's your take on the matter?

Our RSVP list so far:

Yes:

mlharges
Crashing Vor
cv lurking gf

Looking good:

BlueMississippi
luckydog
noladerf (and perhaps wife o'derf?)

Maybe:

NewOrleansDem
bywaterbob
Hey338Too
CentristandProud

Finally, my thanks to Kossacks Bill in Portland Maine and Navajo for helping to get the word out about the meetup.

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