Saturday Review

Saturday, November 7, 2009

· On Friday, the Obama administration allowed that the national unemployment number had reached 10.2 percent in October, but quickly pointed out the number is still lower than the early 1980s peak of 10.8 percent. According to piece in the New York Times, unemployment shows 17.5 percent were unemployed or underemployed in October. The rate is closer to 20 percent in states with housing bubbles, like California and Arizona, or that have large manufacturing sectors, like Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina. No wonder the president signed a bill extending unemployment benefits for 20 additional weeks.

· Meanwhile, Politico reports as Washington reels from the news of 10.2 percent unemployment, the Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress. Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body as opposed to about 1 percent of Americans overall. CRP says California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is the richest lawmaker on Capitol Hill, with a net worth estimated at about $251 million. Next in line: Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), worth about $244.7 million; Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), worth about $214.5 million; Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), worth about $209.7 million; and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), worth about $208.8 million.

· Obese homophobe, Maggie Gallagher, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage says stopping marriage equality in New Jersey is a top priority. The Democratic controlled legislature in New Jersey, which currently recognizes same-sex couples in civil unions, is under pressure to pass a bill authorizing gay marriage before Gov. Jon Corzine ends his term in mid-January. Voters defeated Corzine on Tuesday and replaced him with Republican Chris Christie, who opposes gay marriage.

· And finally, Ted Haggard, the disgraced homophobic preacher and male prostitute enthusiast, is rebuilding his empire out of his basement. Just weeks after tweeting he didn’t want to start his own church, Haggard is doing just that from his house at 1865 Old Ranch Road, in Colorado Springs, CO. The first meeting is this Thursday and will be a “prayer meeting.” Remember, Teddy is a charismatic, motivated man who started the New Life Church in 1985 with just 25 people meeting in his basement. In America, there is always room for a new fundie leader with a Bible in one hand and a bottle of poppers in the other hand.

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8 Responses to Saturday Review

  1. feminazi says:

    Unemployment of 17.5% seems much more accurate based on what I see in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Cutting the number in half gives Obama some needed breathing room to spin it. About the millionaire’s club called the Congress, I’m not surprised. They make me want to hurl. About New Jersey, they should be ashamed of themselves for electing a Republican governor. I hope they enjoy Christie. He’s perfectly dreadful.

  2. TOM339 says:

    Rep. Jane Harman is worth about $244.7 million?

    Proves having your snout up the military, industrial complexes arse is a good thing for your personal bank account.

    And all these years, I thought Dianne Feinstein was the richest member of Congress from California?

  3. Brigadoon says:

    Maggie Gallagher needs to be investigated by the FBI and local law enforcement. Something about her isn’t right and I think it has to do with NoM’s finances. I want to see a dossier on her shenanigans and where the money is going.

  4. VicoDANIEL says:

    The economy has lost jobs every month for the past 24 months –two years running.

    No one I talk to cares if Bush is to blame or Obama is to blame or Sponge Bob Square Pants is to blame for the jobs mess in the US today.

    Obama inherited a recession but so did Bill Clinton and Clinton managed to turn it around and create millions of new jobs. Obama doesn’t seem to have the same skills set that Clinton had and mark my words, if the employment situation doesn’t get markedly better by next November, I predict the Democrats will be punished and they will lose their majority in the House.

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  5. lea-lea says:

    I swear, if I ever see Maggie Gallagher in person I will kick her fat ass up and down the street until there’s nothing left of her.

    She makes me crazy and evokes the worst in my otherwise mellow character.

  6. See, no crap economy is gonna stop Teddy! Rugged individualism! Until he has people over for meth-fueled fornication.

  7. DMason says:

    I do not want to hear how “the recession is over.” Not as long as one-in-six American workers is without a job. A jobless recovery is not a recovery. It’s election year propaganda. About New Jersey, I wonder what the National Organization for Marriage will try to do to the gays next? Jail us? Kill us? This is war and trust me, that fat cow Gallagher had better chill or she may find herself pushed off a balcony.

  8. Seek says:

    “lea-lea”:

    It seems your “otherwise mellow character” has a severe defect, and that Ms. Gallagher isn’t the only person in this world who brings it out.

    By the way, assault and battery is a felony. I guess if you can’t join ’em, beat ’em.

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