Janet M. LaRue

Conyers could create jobs by hiring a crew to mow his grass and paint his dilapidated house. Better still, he could stay home and do it himself. Instead, he’s in the People’s House pushing his 22-year-old reparations bill, “H.R. 3745, “Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act,” and trying to increase taxes on the rest of us.

Despite being kicked off the federal bench by the Senate following his impeachment by the House for bribery, Democrat Alcee Hastings got himself another federal job in 1992 representing Florida’s 23rd District in Congress. The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating Hastings on a charge of sexually harassing a woman on his staff.

Rest assured. Hastings says he’s “committed to improving women’s lives, empowering them in the workforce, and ending gender inequality.”

Over in the taxpayer-funded “private” sector, Al Gore, CEO of Greening Gore, announced his latest theory on what’s overheating the planet—Women are stupid.

The Goracle said in a New York appearance Monday that we have to “stabilize the population. … You have to have ubiquitous availability of fertility management so women can choose how many children [they] have, the spacing of the children,” according to The DailyCaller.com.

The father of four is channeling the infamous population control eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Gore wants girls and women educated about where babies come and where to go to get rid of them.

The average number of children under 18 per family household in the United States is .94. The peoples of Europe are dying in the literal sense of the word. In Germany and Italy the annual number of deaths exceeds the number of births. Gore should stop spreading his gasbag global warming theories and start funding rehab facilities for sexually harassed massage therapists.

“We now have more idle men and women than at any time since the Great Depression,” according to Mort Zuckerman, editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report. As the adage warns, however, some of the “idle” are busy in the “Devil’s workshop.”

New York Atheists President Ken Bronstein is hell bent on renaming a street that was named in honor of seven Brooklyn firefighters killed on 9/11. Bronstein claims that changing Richard Street to “Seven in Heaven Way” violates the “separation of church and state,” according to Fox News. He says that atheists have concluded “there’s no heaven and there’s no hell.” David Silverman, president of American Atheists, also wants the city to remove the sign. “It implies that heaven actually exists,” Silverman told Fox News Radio.

You can tell they’ve never been in a falling building, which is a lot like a foxhole.

Some over-employed lawyers on the Supreme Court, past and present, share the blame for opening the door to absurd “separation of church and state” claims such as Bronstein’s. The Court’s Establishment Clause jurisprudence is convoluted and virtually incomprehensible.

Lastly, we have a poster boy for Prof. Sum’s “mal-employed.”

A 65-year-old cross-dressing business consultant clad in women’s blue underwear, black stockings and spike heels boarded a US Airways flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Phoenix on June 9. I’m guessing he chose the TSA grope instead of the scan. One of several objecting passengers snapped his picture, a striking pose, indeed.

He doesn’t want his name published, according to the San Francisco Chronicle: “I have a lot at stake here. I'm a business consultant and would be extremely vulnerable to being discredited.” Yes, especially if his client is the Men’s Wearhouse.

It’s probably better if he stays employed. The last thing the jobless need is seeing this guy in line at the unemployment office.

And about that monumental mal-employment problem on Pennsylvania Avenue, don't get me started.


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.