HousekeeperGate Presser Open Thread

In honor of the press conference of eMeg’s Latina former housekeeper that Gloria Allred is hosting today at 11 am PDT, here’s your “What Else Can You Buy for $119 Million” open thread, not to be confused with Stinque’s previous “$22,140.75 an Hour” thread.

[Ed. Note: Thread may be updated with whatever are the actual “explosive” allegations against NutMeg Whitman]

2,725,968 new dictionaries for an elementary school on an Indian reservation in Montana ($6.97 per dictionary)

or 76,381 microscopes for a high school on an Indian reservation in Utah ($248.75 per microscope)

Picasso’s Garçon à la pipe painting. (Tip: MellBell)

Player salaries for the entire roster, for the entire 2010-11 season (including playoff bonuses), for both the San Jose Sharks and your Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. (Tip: Chicago Bureau)

Free school breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 25,132 children for the entire 2010-2011 school year.  ($1.48 per day for breakfast and $2.72 per day for lunch and dinner = $4.20 per day, times 180 school days = $756 per child per school year).

95 pink Bentleys like Paris Hilton’s (valued at approx $200,000). (That’s for you, Blogenfreude)

A five year subscription to Street Sense for everyone in Washington, D.C., thus catapulting homeless issues to the top of Congress’s agenda (Tip: MellBell)

863,636 Back-to-School school supply packages for low-income kids ($22 per package)

Enroll 3,275 three and four year olds in the Head Start program, which has been proven to provide a 17-to-1 return on investment to society in long-term outcomes for children who go through the program ($5,800 per child for 8 month program)

Provide 97 four-year scholarships to cover tuition, books, housing, and food at eMeg’s alma mater Princeton University ($48,580 total for 2010-11)

Your suggestions, dear Stinquers?


I have actual work to do today and so, regrettably, cannot watch butch lawyeress Gloria Allred’s presser.

1,900 10-Hour Orgies with 10 high-class Korean and Filipino Male Prostitutes. Excluding drugs and lube.

Breaking: NM Gubernatorial – Anti-immigrant Palin endorsed GOP candidate Susanna Martinez pulling away from Dem Lt Gov Diane Denish 50-42, per Daily Kos via (Mrs RML’s paper). Big factor: the now hugely unpopular Gov. Bill Richardson.

New poll coming from evil right wing ABQ paper this weekend expected to reflect Obama visit with Denish in tow yesterday, however.

Fun fact: The President got chicharrones with his take out order of red chili enchiladas from an Albuquerque barrio coffee shop where politicos hang out. Guess Michelle was not there to slap them out of his hand. Tha Eagle also stopped for red enchis at another hot eatery north of ABQ on his last visit to NM.

Some good news at TPM showing covergence of generic polling but with Dems still at a 3+ pt deficit.

I’m thinking $119M would buy approximately 119 reasonable-quality Arks, or about 65 high-quality Arks. If we got one high-quality Ark, the remaining $117M would keep it in fuel and food for many years (I don’t have the specifics to calculate it, but I bet it’d be well over the 20 year mark).

In other news, $119M would buy 793 Beech 18s (medium-size twin-engine prop plane from the 30s, quite beautiful) in reasonable condition, or (my favorite) one pretty good Beech 18, a hangar, and enough fuel, oil, insurance and maintenance to fly it non-stop for nearly 24 years.

$250k plane
$100k hangar
$1k/mo insurance
$280/hr fuel ($7/gal, 20 gph per engine)
$100/hr oil ($10/gal, 5 gph per engine)
$200/hr maintenance set-aside (total WAG)

Using 720 hrs per month, that works out to $418,600/mo, which means the remaining $118,650,000 would last for 23 years and 7-and-a-half months of flying.

Of course, I didn’t figure in taxes, but I figure if I’m that rich, I won’t be paying taxes anyway.

I think you can still get a pretty decent apt in NYC for that. Might have to cut down on staff, though.

@Dodgerblue: I have actual work to do today. I’m confused. I thought you were a lawyer.

Yawn. As I expected, the claim is that the housekeeper was undocumented and Whitman fired her at the start of the gubernatorial campaign.

Wake me up when there’s news about the eDildos and coke snorting.

or as an old friend used to say, “she makes my dick go in”

t/j weeds are growing in the sandbox

@Dodgerblue: GOP hypocrisy of the half-diaper sort. If the housekeeper had announced she was eMeg’s lesbian lover for 9 years, that’d be a couple of diapers.

Although I did like this part of the housekeeper’s account of what eMeg said to her:

“She said, ‘I cannot help you. And don’t say anything to my children. I will tell them you already have a new job … and from now on you don’t know me, and I don’t know you. You have never seen me, and I have never seen you. Do you understand me?’ “

Sounds like a line out of a bad movie…

considering she threw away repeated letters saying her SSN was wrong and the housekeeper found them in the trash and Meg has been riding the dont hire illegals highhorse I think it could be.

Boring or not, it’s not gonna help her campaign. She just alienated the racist faction of her base, and Moonbeam is gonna harp on this like there’s no tomorrow (which for him, let’s face it, might just be true).

$119 mil–approximately*–could cancel out their total IMF/World Bank debt and free up more of their GDP to benefit health care, education, etc. for:
Sierra Leone

*Assuming I read the complicated, eye-blinding chart right.

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media: Exploitation of Hispanic illegals will give her a boost amongst the wingnuts. Also, hypocrisy is a virtue amongst the right wing, TBs, etc.

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media: Moonbeam already had something like a 38 point lead over NutMeg among Latino voters given his 30 plus years of history of breaking bread with the likes of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, but I imagine it will widen it a little more.

But what are the TeaBaggers going to do? Leave it blank?

@Tommmcatt Thinks Masturbation Can Also Involve The Mainstream Media:
we are still not supposed to talk about this but it is not stopping GTD:

Guillermo del Toro Confirms, Details THQ Game Series

“It’s horror…but it’s a very different type of horror game. It’s not survival horror. It’s truly a strange, geeky mix. It’s a Lovecraftian thing. Let’s leave it at that.”

@Capt Howdy:

OMG, you are such a tease. It looks like it will top Dead Space, which I loved.

OT, I have been dying to play my new Civ5, but the dell XPS broke down and the old box won’t run it. It has taken Dell 3 weeks to send the new box- an upgrade to an Alienware. I got a message from Fedex Today, so I will fill you all in when I finally get every thing set up.


I think the Teabaggers loathe Millionaires almost as much as they loathe Democrats. Look, all the Tea Party is is a political mask on a hideous visage of racism and resentment. They were told they were going to get theirs since Regan, and now that their middle-to-old age has set in they realize they’ve been rooked. They just don’t have the dignity to admit they were voting for the wrong party. I think this little revelation may just keep a bunch of them home instead of at the polls in November.

@redmanlaw: Local right-wing radio is rabidly anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican, and anti- illegal employment. Plus, they have no loyalty to their leaders- they’ve been know to hold recall rallies against their own people.They will beat her up on this, trust me.

@nojo: thanks for the Pepto-Bismol Bentley … had almost wiped if from my mind.

@blogenfreude: You have me to curse/thank for that, Nojo is innocent.

@blogenfreude: Of course I remembered it…I may not comment on your car posts but I read them. That’s why I included Paris’s Bentley. Sorry if you suffered a small seizure seeing the pink Bentley again.

@SanFranLefty: for 15 grand I could repaint and strip all the nonsense off of it and have a real car ….

@blogenfreude: And how many times does 15 K go in to 119 mill? Just think of all the trashrific Bentleys you could fix…

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