I learn so much and learn I’m so much out of touch, too.
Tonight I learned about the 99ers. Never heard of this bunch of people before tonight but they seem to be the current pet cause of Fat H-ED Schultz:
He’s so loved by these guys that they declared: Ed there is no other way to say it except: You are the bomb and you totally ROCK. Yeah, what a stink bomb he is, indeed.
(There is so much in his rant that I’d like to take up but I’ll save that for another blog.)
But not to be outdone, ABCNews is hosting a peace rally for them in Chicago on August 6th.
These folks do have one thing in common with the TEA partiers: They hate Pelosi and Reid. This means they have some redeeming qualities. And they have an election day countdown clock on their really ugly website. You mean to tell me that there’s not one unemployed web designer in this bunch?
What they want is an extension of unemployment because none of them can seem to find a job. They are blaming employers for hiring younger people. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is blaming the Republicans for saying these 99ers are lazy and just don’t want to work.
I read some of the comments left on the page by the unemployed. Here’s a sampling:
I do not understand what is going on. They say in Texas, we have up to 93 weeks. I have not received any benefits since the end of march 2010. I started my original claim in February 09. That is not 93 weeks. In addition, back in march I had 1500 still left on the current claim, until TWC decided to say I was not eligible. Had to go through the appeal process finally after 2.5 months the appeal came back in my favor. I checked my account online and the website indicated that I had exhausted all my benefits. I have been using my credit card, thinking that I knew I was going to get the benefits when my appeal came back.
Brilliant. Use a credit card to live on because you’re thinking you knew you were going to win an appeal and then charge like you’re dying tomorrow before you check your account. It’s no wonder you’re unemployed, you jackass.
What happened to the days where you could walk into any company and be hired, with minimal schooling and no experience. Currently, I have achieved the knowledge and have plenty of experience in the work force and still the road is gone for my continued future. Why don’t we start with a stimulus package to each American that puts a large amount into our pockets so that we may invest, hire, create our businesses and keep our homes. One lump sum to each American gives us the chance to start fresh and pursue of the American way. If we each had a turn to sing one song, make one video, we would be paid handsomely for our effort. But instead we are fighting for reasons beyond comprehension. Money makes the world mad. How would the world re-act if money was obsolete or if we were given a stimulus package of $100,000 per American? Oh wait, what the world is a much happier place! Were better off dead!…
Another very brilliant thinker. What kind of job is she talking about that requires minimal education and no experience? Wal-Mart greeter? Dining room swabby at Taco Bell? But oh! If she just had a chance to sing one song or make one video it would guarantee this person a handsome paycheck just for the effort? I do have to agree with her on one thing: We’d all be better off if the government had just stimulated us with all that money. I mean, if I have to see my unborn grandchildren buried in debt, I’d like to do it myself. I might be able to hide away some of that money for them.
Yes, money does make the world mad. Lack of money makes the world madder and brings out a lot of incoherent knuckleheads with computers. Interesting how these folks who are losing their homes and who just want to sing one song, can afford the internet, isn’t it?
But here I stumbled on a glimmer of common sense – I never said she was smart, though:
Congressman Harry Reid # 202-224-3542
Nancy Pelosi # 202-225-0100
Let’s Ask them What a Vacation Is?
Let’s tell them there going to have a Long Vacation come the Elections in November!