Wow- Chairman Landrieu just gave these numbers (current to today):
265,000 NY (Sandy)
189,000 NJ (Sandy)
18,700 LA (Katrina)
189,000 NJ (Sandy)
18,700 LA (Katrina)
Small Business Loans (SBA)
2498 applications received
2474 applications received
Average loan (Sandy) is $13K
Average loan (Katrina) was $1,116
Mayor Zimmer is on the Second Witness Panel- Schedule and Live Stream here.
|NJ Senator Menendez testifies at the U.S. Senate Committee for Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing this morning, where Mayor Zimmer will appear later.|
Mayor Zimmer will appear before a U.S. Senate Committee for Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing this morning starting at 10 AM to discuss the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Hoboken's small business community and the recovery challenges we face.
The purpose of the hearing is to "to examine Hurricane Sandy, focusing on assessing the Federal response and small business recovery efforts."
You can LIVE STREAM it here.
Zimmer will have the ears of the Committee members, 10 Democrats and 9 Republicans who are as follows:
DemocratsSenator David Vitter! Wow, he's still around? GA still remembers Diaper-gate from 2007... you know, Vitter was/is one of those finger-wagging hypocrites who rails against gays and gave Clinton hell back during the Lewinsky-days but behind closed doors let his hooker dress him up in diapers.
Chair - Mary L. Landrieu (LA)
Carl Levin (MI)
Tom Harkin (IA)
John F. Kerry (MA)
Joseph I. Lieberman (CT)
Maria Cantwell (WA)
Mark L. Pryor (AR)
Ben L. Cardin (MD)
Ranking Member - Olympia J. Snowe (ME)
David Vitter (LA)
James Risch (ID)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Rand Paul (KY)
Kelly Ayotte (NH)
Mike Enzi (WY)
Scott Brown (MA)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Conservative US Senator David Vitter fought for the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. He was vocal in critcizing those who objected to the Conservative-led impeachment of Bill Clinton .Vitter also replaced Bob Livinston who was exposed for having numerous affairs while leading the Louisiana delegation and running to replace the Speaker of the House. He has run as a tough family values God fearing Republican trotting out his wife Wendy and four kids to show what a good Christian man he is referring frequently to the fact that he and his wife are rectors in their church.GA loves Wonkette, a sassy girl-blogger:..
Then his name appeared among the thousands on the DC Madam's phone list. According to a Canal Street Madam he is a good guy, not freaky or kinky like some others and his wife should forgive him. Other prostitutes disagree. See Louisiana's Senator likes to wear diapers. Wonkette ran the story based on a story in Louisiana blog YRHT (Your Right Hand Thief ) which had this to say.
Wonkette linked to the YRHT post that aired rumors about Vitter's supposed diaper fetish. Then, James Carville might have mentioned it on CNN this afternoon.
Did I get off-topic?
GA just cant resist a Bible-thumping Republican Legislator sex scandal. Diaper-gate was before Senator Larry Craig, another homophobe, took a "wides-stance" in a Minneapolis airport bathroom.
Larry Craig wasn't the only man arrested cruising for sex in a public toilet at the Minneapolis airport. He wasn't even the first man arrested in that particular restroom on that particular day. Forty other men were arrested as part of the same sting operation. We heard about Craig's arrest to the exclusion of all the others because Craig had the misfortune of being the only sitting U.S. senator arrested in that particular bathroom. Craig claimed his innocent actions that day were misconstrued. The toe tapping? A nervous leg. His foot sliding under the divider and nudging the foot of an undercover officer? That was Craig's "wide stance," the senator insisted, an excuse that didn't pass the, er, smell test. Very few people are aware the "wide stance" is something of an epidemic in Minneapolis. Most of the other men who were busted, like Craig, slid their feet under the stalls, wide-stance style, and nudged the undercover officer's foot. It's just one of the subtle signals that men seeking anonymous public sex in toilets send each other.Here is Senator Craig's recipe from 'Congress Cooks', called the Super Tuber. I am NOT making this up- see for yourself. Basically, it's a hot dog having sex with a potato. You have to lube the hot dog first, of course- with butter or shortening.
When the hot dog is all the way in the potato like this, you cook it.
Why not just cook the hot dog and the potato separately then eat them together? Why get freaky with the potato?
I am telling you, we have some freaks making the laws for this nation.
Well, thank goodness not ALL of them are. The ones Mayor Zimmer will be meeting with in a matter of minutes are in a position to help Hoboken. The Mayor is our voice in Washington D.C. today.
Good luck, Mayor. And stay away from the guy in diapers.