> Porn star Stormy Daniels drafted for U.S. Senate run
> Guerilla gardening group gets busted by city council
> Pink Slip Parties — where the unemployed come to mingle
February 11, 2009
CNN reported yesterday that fans of porn star Stormy Daniels are drafting her to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana now held by Republican Sen. David Vitter. Vitter is famous — or infamous — for his link to the “D.C. Madam,” the woman who ran a prostitution ring. And Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported last week that mysterious gardeners were fixing Sydney’s worst eyesores — but they didn’t get city permits first so they had to stop. Meanwhile, Associated Press reported last week that bar parties for the newly unemployed — in New York’s Wall Street district they’re called Wall Street Pink Slip Parties — are being held in growing numbers for out-of-work professionals. Inebriated reporters awake just long enough to comment, say its high time businesses, cities and states recognize the power of booze, porn and clandestine gardening to turn the economy around.
“For too long stodgy politicians have distained guerilla and vigilante groups who have creative problem solving techniques, and out-of-work professionals have sobbed alone after being laid off; and, Senators have secretly banged porn stars rather than actually being one,” said Inebriated reporter Sumer Solstice, a part-time writer, part-time stripper and part-silicon woman of wonders. “Once Stormy is in the Senate all after hour hijinks will simply be called caucusing — and probably be a lot more productive. And if we can get city councils to let people who want to plant flowers plant that damn things, maybe we can even find a way to get cities looking nicer without added expense, and perhaps even find some of the unemployed pink-slip party-goers some work somehow. Jeeze Louise, let’s take down the barriers to progress and use some creativity to solve some of our problems. Free enterprise will always trump a government attempted bail-out because the folks can generate real value and not just shuffle tax burdens from generation to generation or interest group to interest group.”
Not everyone agrees with Sumer. “You can’t have porn workers running the federal government or let vigilante gardening clubs roam the streets planting petunias and shrubs indiscriminately, you’ll have bedlam and the next thing you know bureaucracy as we know it will start breaking down,” said Jesse Longg-Winter, a buxom brunette pet store manager, and winner of the Ms. Know-It-All Award 1998. “I’m fine with people who are out-of-work having pink-slip parties and giving one another support and job help. There’s nothing wrong with that kind of networking. But let’s not accept porn queen government and guerilla gardeners. We’ve got to keep a few standards in tact regardless how much of our children’s future Obama plans to mortgage. Let’s not throw all the babies away with the bath water.”
CNN reported that fans of porn star Stormy Daniels are drafting her to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana now held by Republican Sen. David Vitter. And it’s no racy gimmick, they say. The Draft Stormy Web site says that “2010 presents the Pelican State with the opportunity to start with a clean slate — to elect a representative that we can be proud of, who will work tirelessly, and who will challenge the status quo. We at the Draft Stormy campaign feel that Baton Rouge native Stormy Daniels is best suited to fulfill these duties.”
Vitter is famous — or infamous — for his link to the “D.C. Madam,” the woman who ran a prostitution ring. Elected to the Senate in 2004, he admitted to “a very serious sin in my past” in July 2007 after his phone number turned up in records of an escort service run by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey, known as the D.C. Madam. Running for re-election, Vitter said his wife has forgiven him and is banking on the same sentiment from his constituents. Daniels, 29, isn’t affiliated with a party but is embracing the idea of a possible candidacy. She said she’s planning a “listening tour” around Louisiana to talk about a range of matters, including the economy — which along with women in business and protection of children are the three issues listed on her Web site. When told Vitter can be a tough opponent, she said she’s “always up for a good fight.” Senator Vitter’s office didn’t return CNN’s calls for comment.
The Daily Telegraph reported that using fake IDs, refusing to comply with the development application processes and wearing clever disguises – including posing as Leichhardt Council workers complete with T-shirts sporting the council’s logo – a six-person gardening gang was shut down during its 18th “hit”. The green thumb group, filming for a Channel 10 series called Guerrilla Gardeners, premiering later this month, were told to drop their tools by Sutherland Shire Council. It was the first time the team was busted before completing a project — having been busted by other councils around Sydney including Newtown, Ashfield and Canterbury — telling them to move on once they’re finished. “It’s always a risk,” said Amy, who refused to give her full name.
Associated Press reported that the bar was crowded with well-dressed professionals enjoying drinks and conversation, a typical evening – except that many of them had no job. The event was a Wall Street Pink Slip Party, where the unemployed mix with recruiters and curious bystanders to network, look for work, and share their stories. Figures released last Friday showed that the unemployment rate hit 7.6 in January, a month with more layoffs than at any other time since 1974. Jobseekers are gathering in bars, delving into the business networking Web site LinkedIn, waiting in lines at city help centers, and even starting up hopeful conversations with prosperous-looking strangers on commuter trains – all in the hope of landing jobs in what seems to be a shrinking pool of opportunity.
Chandlee Bryan, a resume writer and career coach who acts as facilitator for the New York group, says the meetings help people fight off the solitude that comes with being jobless. “There’s a great deal of isolation,” she said. “That complicates the process and makes it harder, given that the majority of people find their jobs through networking.” That’s the point of the Wall Street Pink Slip Party – modeled after similar events held following the dot-com bust. Since the reincarnation was launched in November, the intensity at the parties is increasing.
Some people say that if porn workers ran the federal government everyone would have jobs, or if not, at least they’d keep their minds off their problems.
“You can only run a secret kamikaze gardening group or hang-out with other out-of-work people for so long and then you’ve got to do something to make some money and get a little action,” said someone claiming to be Bob Saget, a former comedian, former dumb video TV-show host and currently the person we’re supposedly quoting. “That’s where good porn Senators come in. Bill Clinton wanted to offer hookers as part of national health care but didn’t have the personal discipline to pull it off. Once he had Monica he didn’t give a rat’s ass about the rest of us. Now a good porn worker in the Senate will bring the kinds of contacts and business experience necessary to bring about Bill’s dream. And we’ll need more hookers and porn workers to fulfill the demand. That puts people to work, takes folks minds off of bad times, and makes the nation so progressive that even the French will be jealous. Now we’re talk’n a serious stimulus package.”
In other news, Sweden’s The Local reported Monday that the presence of a male stripper and pictures of naked police officers brandishing their service weapons have prompted an investigation of a party thrown for members of the Gothenburg police force. The nine officers, none of whom were women, had just finished supplemental training to serve in special tactical units and included a number of seasoned veterans. The party was held in a rented cabin near Gothenburg and included the recent graduates as well as the instructors who had trained them during the six-month course. Police in Västra Götaland is western Sweden now plan to review their special forces recruiting procedures. Nothing that happened at the party was illegal, according to police. Nevertheless, it was inappropriate, they added. No word on whether the party helped improve the local economy or added to future job prospects, but when Stormy Daniels is a Senator, you can bet this kind of activity will strengthen the U.S. economy like gangbusters.
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Push to make porn star a senator no stunt, fan says
Guerilla garden gang nipped in the bud
Legions facing layoffs turn to parties, Internet
Probe to follow naked Swedish police party