Posts tagged ‘current events’

You got it baaaaaad!


If you live or work in Imperial County, California that is!

unemploymentmap

Those sad sacks have what appears to be the highest unemployment rate in the country.
::: … they’re # 1 … in sadz …:::

The fine folks at The New York Times know you are hard UP for some cheap thrills so they’ve assembled a way cool (but kinda depressing) interactive unemployment map of this New Great Depression for your edutainment.

Want to find out how much worse off other folks are?!?
This map’s for you!!

Want to know where you can’t move for a new job but could probably buy a mansion for two sticks and a handfull of pennies?
This map’s for you!!

Got a hankering to know more about lovely Steele County, North Dakota?!?
Who?
Trust me on this one, you will … which makes this map … for YOU!!!

SOURCE

March 4, 2009 at 9:31 pm 2 comments

There is no ‘team’ in Republican


Big Mac may want to suspend any further thought of suspending things in order to fix things he actually has neither the power, the political clout nor the cajones to fix in the first place.

Seems the Macster and her Alaskan Hotness can’t even count on support from their own party on a bill everyone pretty much agreed wasn’t perfect but was necessary.

You know that’s gotta smart … I bet they must feel like the two weird kids who never got picked for dodgeball.
::: someone’s gonna need a hug :::

Speaking at a rally in Columbus, Ohio Monday afternoon — or as I like to call it ‘Signin’ Day’ – the Mavster defended his bullshit political ploy controversial decision to “suspend” his campaign as an example of his leadership style.
“Inaction was not an option,” he said. “I went to Washington last week to make sure the taxpayers of Ohio and across this great country were not left footing the bill. I’ll never be a president who sits on the sidelines when this country faces a crisis. I’ll never do it.”
::: I’ll take the first five words of the last sentence for EVER, Alex … :::

Too bad no one told his Maveric Beefiness what was happening in Washington as he spoke.
::: current events r kewl, y’all :::

Yeah, he might have toned it down a tad had he known that, even after one of the few ‘working Congressional weekends’ in recorded history where actual thought, planning and … well, WORK took place; even amid marathon negotiations and a final, fatal four-hour floor debate — the House of Representatives voted to reject the purported knight-in-shining-armor $700 billion bailout bill meant to help right our blighted financial landscape.

Yup — the bailout bill, which needed 238 votes, came up 13 votes short — 228 to 205.

Seems some of the seventy-five House GOPers who had previously agreed to support the bill backed out at the last minute.
::: flippity floppity foo! :::

On Wall Street, where traders were watching news of the bailout bill’s bustedness, the Dow Jones sank like a ginormous stone of awful in a sea of enormous tumult — closing down 780 point for the day, which makes it the single largest one-day drop in history — which would be, like, EVER!

Way to go Retardlicans!!!

September 29, 2008 at 9:53 pm


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