Daily Archives: March 1, 2010
I just finished watching Al Franken make a speech in the Senate on the freezing of unemployment as of last night at midnight due to Senator Bunning’s “One-Man Filibuster.” As I was listening to Al, I checked my e-mail and found this note from Ms. Gilstrap.
I pass it on to you:
hi bill – my sister, jerelyn gilstrap [jcgcollaborations.blogspot.com] and i were just discussing the news of senator bunning’s hold on the passage of an unemployment benefits extension bill that would allow those whose unemployment benefits expired the end of february to obtain an extension of those benefits – in any event, i am one of those impacted upon by this republican’s power play over the unemployed – jerelyn and i were thinking you might be interested in doing a post on this issue – an issue that sorely needs a rambunctious forum such as yours!!!
below is the little ditty i placed on my facebook page – [since my facebook site is just a communications forum for my own family, i was a bit freer in my verbal language than i might have been otherwise]:
THIS REPUBLICAN SENATOR IS BLOCKING SINGLE HANDEDLY THE EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO THE UNEMPLOYED, INCLUDING ME, WHOSE BENEFITS EXPIRED THE END OF FEBRUARY – HIS MAIN CONCERN DURING THE LATE DEBATE WAS THAT HE WAS MISSING A BASKETBALL GAME – OBVIOUSLY A MAN OF DISTINCTION AMONG THOSE WORTHY TO SIT ON THE SENATE IN THE FIRST PLACE – WELL, HE CAN DISTINCTLY KISS MY UNEMPLOYED ASS – OH, AN ASS THAT WAS LAID OFF FROM A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE FUNDING WAS CUT IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ALSO LAYING OFF EMPLOYEES THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN – DID I MENTION HE IS A REPUBLICAN!!! KISS MY ASS AGAIN!
as you can see, i hold rather strong feelings about this, especially because i am a senior citizen, was laid off through no fault of my own and struggle daily with just the necessities, a story familiar to way too many others, as well – necessities like medicare/additional insurance for which i struggle to pay and upon which this suspended income now impacts –
again, it would be wonderful to see this issued addressed in one of your fabulous posts!!!
thanks very much for your time and energy!
jenean c gilstrap
I picked this up on AfterDowningStreet.org this morning:
The Hoos of the University of Virginia support indictment and prosecution for guest lecturer John Yoo. Join a protest in Charlottesville, VA (where Yoo is lecturing), on March 19, 2010.
Here’s Margaret Flowers singing a song by David Swanson based on Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue.”
For more info on the Charlottesville, VA Protest March, see http://hoosagainstyoo.org.