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“They started telling me about the incident, a shooting... And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I got scared, ‘Shit, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, phew… I am a conservative Republican.”

Trump Administration and OPM Suggests Shutdown Affected Federal Workers Do Odd Jobs for Landlords In Lieu of Rent

The Office of Personnel Management tweeted advice to furloughed federal workers who are not getting paid during the shutdown on how to explain their situation to creditors and landlords—including one sample letter with the suggestion that they offer to perform chores in exchange for rent payments .

USA Today reports:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has offered federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown a guide for negotiating with creditors, landlords and mortgage companies while their income is cut off.

The Thursday tweet notes that workers should consult with a “personal attorney” for advice but offers templates for how one might seek financial assistance for various financial obligations.

Among the suggested strategies: A furloughed employee might offer to trade maintenance services such as painting or carpentry work in exchange for a reduction in rent.

Here is the link to the he U.S. Office of Personnel Management resource center, which includes the template letters for creditors and financial institutions .

*Sample Letter to Landlord

Dear (Name of Company or individual with whom you have spoken)

This is to confirm our conversation of (date) in which we discussed a temporary reduction in my monthly rent.

As we discussed, I am a Federal employee who has recently been furloughed due to a lack of funding of my agency. Because of this, my income has been severely cut and I am unable to pay the entire cost of my rent, along with my other expenses. ·

As we had agreed in our conversation, I will be able to make regular payments in the amount of $_______. I realize that I will be responsible to pay the remainder of the payments and, when I return to work, I will contact you immediately to work out a plan to take care of the reduced payments. I will keep in touch with you to keep you informed about my income status and I would like to discuss with you the possibility of trading my services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments.

I appreciate your willingness to work with me and your understanding during this difficult time.




Telephone Number

Rachel Maddow: The GOP and Tea Party Got Exactly Nothing, Nada, Bupkis! – Video

Maddow List

Rachel Maddow:

“Through this process, Republicans said they would shut down the government, or, once it was shut down, they would refuse to open the government unless they got each one of these things. Of all of these things that they demanded, they got none of them! None…these have been sixteen bad days for the country and the economy.”

Fantastc show last night for Madow.  Its a MUST watch.

Big Dick vs. Big Dick – Anthony Weiner and Sean Hannity Have it Out on FOX NEWS – Video

Anthony Wiener

“Weiner kept pestering Hannity to say whether the debt limit should be raised, and when Hannity told him to stop asking questions, he shot back, “What am I, a potted plant?” Weiner called Hannity “defensive” and said, “You speak to the mothership at that party.” As Weiner kept going, Hannity figured out exactly what his game was. “You’re auditioning for MSNBC! You’re auditioning. You want Chris Matthews’ job, I can tell!… You never shut up like Chris Matthews either!” Weiner shot back, “Why do you always have patsies on?” and commented that “Fox apparently has much lower standards.” Hannity replied, “You want to talk about low standards? You really want to go there?”


Sexting aside. (and personally i could really care less) I like Weiner.  (No pun intended).  He really could have been one of the greats if it were not for America’s Puritanical values.

Obama Slams The GOP and Tea Party’s Forced Shutdown Of The Federal Government – Video


USA Today recaps:

President Obama blamed an imminent government shutdown on House Republicans Monday, and said his health care plan is “moving forward” despite GOP efforts to de-fund it. “You can’t shut it down,” Obama said of the law at the White House. Obama also said a partial government shutdown — which would start at midnight unless there is an 11th hour deal — will damage economic recovery and hurt “real people right away.” Obama said the shutdown will close federal offices, delay checks, close parks, and damage loan programs. Meanwhile, Social Security, Medicare, mail, and public safety functions will continue despite the shutdown, Obama said. “The federal government is America’s largest employer,” Obama said. “These Americans are our neighbors.” Accusing the Republicans of trying to re-fight last year’s election and the health care battles of 2009-10, Obama called delay and de-funding efforts “the height of irresponsibility.”

Personally, I don’t think “irresponsible” is the correct term. I call it treasonous.

Has DADT Been Shut Down This Year? Did The Human Rights Campaign Know? Are We Being Played By Both The Obama Administration AND The Human Rights Campaigh? – The Magic 8 Ball Says YES

Yesterday Kerry Eleveld of the Advocate reported that just 5 DAYS after President Obama promised a reapeal of DADT this year that Rahm Emmanuel’s butt boy Jim Messina “shut down” chances for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal in 2010 at a meeting which included members of The Human Right’s Campaign,

Today Robert Raben of the Raben Group refuted that version of events. ‘That wasn’t the meeting I was at,’ said Raben, who lobbies the White House on immigration reform, abortion, and Supreme Court nominees, and is also a paid strategist for the Human Rights Campaign. (Schocking that he a paid strategist for HRC and “refutes” it huh?)

Says Raben:
It’s not shocking that HRC is waltzing out a paid strategist to cover its ass especially since HRC President Joe Solmonsleaze Solmonese has been soliciting money from members of the LGBT community all year , and directly after this meeting at HRC’s North Carolina Gala under the premise that there was a “clear path” to repeal in 2010.

‘The idea that Messina ‘shut-down’ anything is not accurate. They were, if anything, frustratingly cautious about committing to anything.’ … Other sources, who were also present at the meeting and spoke anonymously, agreed with the recollection of Raben and the Human Rights Campaign’s David Smith, who said on Wednesday, ‘They were noncommittal about legislation in that meeting, but not definitively one way or the other.'”

It’s time we face facts.  Solmonese ard HRC are either scheming liars or a raging incompetents. Or C, ALL of the Above which is my personal choice.  Joe is basically Obama’s house gay and we all know it. He  and the HRC either lied because donations were down and HRC badly needed funds or, they is so out of the loop in DC that they have no insight into what is going on at that White House or Capital Hill.

At best it makes HRC incompetent.  At worst it makes HRC criminals guilty of frauding scams.

It looks like we are ALL going to have to fight for what we want.  And we can all start by calling any and all Reps in Washington NOW and joinJoin Get Equal as well.

But for all that is merciful, ignore the “DONATE NOW” button at the bottom of HRC’s relentless emails and lest do our best to remove them from their position as our advocates.