Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sarcasm, Ridicule, Humor??

There has to be a name for people who use sarcasm and ridicule to belittle folks and then pretend it was just "being funny" or some such excuse. But it's getting pretty tiresome.

The sweet potato pie thing ad nauseum ending with him making fun of the owner of a restaurant because business was bad and he was still a Republican.

The caustic remarks about Joe the Plumber, gun owners and Christians, the list just goes on and on and on. The elites just have a different definition from us commoners.

But we took a break from all this tonight and went to see "Nunsense" at the local college. Didn't realize how long it had been since we did nothing but laugh for a couple of hours.

I know it's asking a lot, but please make a visit to your local Victory Center for the last push. Our Michigan State Party Chair is making a swing through the state to rally the troops. I think I said this once before: We need to work hard enough so that no matter the result we will be able to sleep at night knowing we did our best.

See ya tomorrow

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

IQ Tests for Candidates?

I am getting so fed up with Mark Schauer. He cast the vote for a tax increase which made it a tie. But he keeps saying that it was the majority leader who broke the tie who is responsible for its passage. Duh! There would not have been a tie had he not voted for it!!!!

Either he is so stupid he needs to be tested or he is so crooked that he now believes his own lies or is that some kind of psychological or pathological problem? If he were to be elected, God forbid, I am going to have to introduce all my friends and somehow get the word out that there are a good number of Republican Congressmen/women in Michigan. In particular I will put my faith in Thad McCotter, Mike Rogers or Candice Miller. They are great!

Only 5 days left. Went to my township office to vote today, so not every early vote is Democrat. And others I saw doing the same thing and/or turning in their ballots could not all have been liberals.

see ya

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York and L A Times Pravda?

When television was in its infancy it was described as a vast wasteland by some because of the light weight fare which was predominant. So those of us who loved the old black and white movies needed to justify our allegiance to the tube by thinking of ways it acted for the good and probably was why National Public Radio and Television became important. (They no longer need public support and since they are left leaning don't fit the criteria any more.) Can you imagine how much more of your taxes will be used for government approved media under the Dems?

It has become so pervasive that we now lump it together with the rest of what we call the media. So television, radio, "newspapers" and magazines fall into that category. So what?

Given Biden and Obama's response to recent interviews which are hard hitting but they consider too tough or "gotcha" questions by cutting off their access is just a preview of what will come if they are elected. You are not alone if you are shivering at the thought.

Pravda (which I looked up to double check) means "the truth" and was the official (censored) news supplied in Russia for nearly 100 years. So, starting next year we should probably be thinking about a petition to change the names of "official" media outlets so we can tell the players if any opposition is allowed.

ACORN is now shown to have tax liens against them. What a bunch!

see ya

ps-forgot to mention how much we enjoyed, with our children, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody and the youngest ones, Sesame Street.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Voting from Kuwait

I'm sitting here waiting for a phone call from my grandson who is in Kuwait and expects to leave in early November, but is finishing his absentee ballot. He came to the place where the non partisan judges were listed and if you're not around to either take part in the elections and know who they are, everyone needs to do a little research. So my chore was to get some information to help him decide who would get his vote.

So this is my advice today: either go online and check out a sample ballot or call your local Republican (or God forbid, Democrat) headquarters for some information as to positions of the candidates. It is so important to vote intelligently for anyone running as a non partisan. This is generally true of community college as well as judicial candidates. There may also be a few proposals on the ballot. You will want to do more than just read the verbiage since sometimes these bills have unintended consequences which are not obvious from just perusing the 100-150 word summary on the ballot.

Just a quick observation: I called on a lady after church yesterday and her question to me after prayer time was: "What do you think an Obama Presidency will be like?" And I had to say that I don't have a clue because I don't know who is pulling his strings. Does George Soros have an agenda, or just the power to say yes or no. Or does he have a philosophy which he wants to advance and wants the White House power to put people in cabinet and other power positions in order to accomplish his goals?
Or is he willing to just foot the bill and put his trust in others..............
I really don't want to know the answer.

See ya-

Saturday, October 25, 2008

SELL LOW??? Now hear me out.......

Ever since the first big Dow drop I've been wondering who in their right mind would sell at a low and now I think I have the answer (other than the computer driven hedge funds and all the ultra sophisticated economic reasons.)

The last couple of days there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of the government "offering" to take over our 401K investments for an assured 3-5% return on investment which would be added to the social security. Various qualifiers such as getting half the value, not having to pay the taxes, etc., etc. ad nauseum. This, of course, is the socialist way of taking what is yours and putting it to a "better" use. The Dems are testifying right and left on the Hill about how to equalize and redistribute our wealth.

So, I was thinking.........If you sold a good share of your 401K now, on which you will have to pay a tax when you take the distribution either now or in the future, since the amount is less your tax obligation will be less and you could then re-invest it in a Roth IRA since you just paid the tax on it. If the law precludes you buying back what you just cashed in, that shouldn't be a problem. There are plenty of good American companies out there just poised to come back strong.

I will double check with a really smart guy I know who is a tax expert and if there is a flaw in this, you know I'll post it as soon as I know. Otherwise, let's hear what you're thinking. It appears that the Dems are counting on the White House, a filibuster proof Senate and gains in the House so they can pass this legislation as soon as they take the oath of office. You know that they will make their program as close to 100% mandatory as they think they can get away with.

See ya--

ps-Just talked to the tax guy I know who reminded me of two things: one is to take into account whether you are still working or retired and what the tax would mean to you which I guess I assumed we would all take into account and the second is that there are apparently other states who along with Michigan do not tax 401K distributions unless they are taken out earlier than what is mandatory. So that state income tax in Michigan which Mark Schauer voted for would add another 3.4(?)% to the mix. I'm still thinking that each individual has to consider whether the government can be trusted to do what they are saying today. Right.........

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eleven Days Left

Now we're being told that there will be rioting in the streets if Obama loses. I guess that is meant as a threat so when the Ragin' Cajun' Carville says it's so, I guess we'd better take note.

Are we getting so used to violence that we can ignore or at least just take reasonable precautions when we're threatened? I'm thinking we need to consider the source of the threats--it's not just law enforcement being prudent in getting ready. They had to have had some reason to begin with to even start thinking about the possibility.

So where are the threats originating? And are they anonymous or are folks like Carville considering themselves omnipotent and above the law? And will they escalate? We can only wait and see.

So if you live in areas which have witnessed this kind of activity in the past and there is a history of unruly behavior perhaps it would be prudent on your part to use the buddy system when traveling and to avoid potential danger areas.

We can only hope these warnings are unnecessary.

See ya

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Talking to my husband a bit ago and we started listing the things that we find important that will be in jeopardy if Obama is elected.

Freedom of Speech for conservatives. Whether you listen to him for 15 minutes a day or 3 hours, Rush Limbaugh and Hannity plus all the other guys and girls who are good enough to garner good ratings and advertising will either be silenced or the airwaves will be filled with equal time for liberals who can't sell a necessity like a toothbrush.

Other aspects of speech: the freedom to peddle smut, libel and slander by the elite
and the budgets of NPR and TV will go sky high.

There will be absolutely no restrictions on abortion when he keeps his promise to NARAL and once done, there will be no legal way to rectify it.

Now that Social Security is called a tax those who say conservatives are trying to privatize it will destroy it. There will be no disability insurance, benefits for kids whose parents have died, and all benefits will be predicated on need. It will just be used to pay the 40% of people who pay no taxes at all their allotment and put the remainder in the general welfare pot.

Instead of freedom of religion we will have freedom from religion or the tyranny of the minority ie., the elite who have no "need" for a faith belief/foundation.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg in a 5 minute conversation.

If you're scared, pleeeeeze call your local Republican or McCain headquarters and offer to help out during the next 12 days.

At my age, I'm not only scared, I'm depressed since actuarily there is a distinct possibility that this could be the president in my own endtime. Not to be morbid, but I really don't want to die with a Democrat in the White House.

Help your local activists!!!!

See you tomorrow

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Could this be Called "High Tea?" accompanied by Humble Pie!

It took a bit more than a half hour, but here it is from Snopes:

"Michelle Obama was in Fort Wayne, Indiana last Wednesday afternoon; her speech began shortly after 2 p.m. She could not have been 580 miles away at the Waldorf Astoria less than two hours later (as indicated by the time stamp on the "receipt.")



While Jennifer Granholm and the other leaders of the takers of the country are pretending to be economics and labor experts and helping Obama look educated today, they probably are not aware that yesterday Barry's wife, Michelle, was acting the part of the Queen and she has not yet been crowned.

How, you say?

By ordering her 4:00 "snack" at the Waldorf-Astoria, a Hilton Hotel on Park Avenue, New York City from room service.

The bill reads:

2 lobster hors o'doeuvres 50.00
2 whole steamed lobsters 100.00
1 Iranian osetra caviar 150.00
1 Bollinger champagne 44.00

Sub total 344.00
20% service chg. 60.00
412.00 subj to NYtax 34.59

Total $447.39

Suite 29m
signed by Michelle Obama

One can only hope that all of the $150 million contributed in September were from those who would find this common spending and not anyone who has to work for a living.

(I jumped the gun. Will check this with Snopes and if it turns out to be false, will print a retraction. If you don't see it here in a half hour, send it to your friends.)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell - Color Blind?

A guy who would not lower himself to enter a contest for a political position of trust but who would have loved being drafted by the Republican party is now endorsing a guy who has used every underhanded way of going for that position up to and including using his own brand of racial prejudice has now endorsed the fella because of his color.

No need to comment.

More later

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More on Acorn

From the WSJ piece of the 14th:
"Acorn uses various affiliated groups to agitate for "a living wage," for "affordable housing," for "tax justice," and union and environmental goals, as well as against school choice and welfare reform. It was a major contributor to the subprime meltdown by pushing lenders to make home loans on easy terms, conducting "strikes" against banks so they'd lower credit standards.

But the organization's real genius is getting American taxpayers to foot the bill. According to a 2006 report from the Employment Politicies Institute (EPI), Acorn has been on the federal take since 1977. For instance, Acorn's American Institute for Social Justice claimed $240,000 in tax money between fiscal years 2002 and 2003. Its American Environmental Justice Project received 100% of its reveue from government grants in the same years. EPI estimates the Acorn Housing Corporation alone received some $16 million in federal dollars from 1997-2007. Only recently Democrats tried and failed to stuff an "affordable housing" provision into the $700billion bank rescue package that would have let politicians give even more to Acorn."

Put together housing with the fraud involved in thier registration of voters for which some attorneys general are finally recognizing a need to act and you have a scandal which we'll have to coin a new "gate" word.

See ya

Friday, October 17, 2008

Corruption of Under the Oaks

The historical marker in the Under the Oaks Park says: "Here, Under the Oaks July 6th, 1854 was born the Republican Party, destined in the throes of civil strife to abolish slavery, vindicate democracy and perpetuate the union."

Jackson is the Birthplace of the Republican Party. However, we must recognize that good citizens across the nation at that time were in agreement with the general philosophy and need for change and meetings were held from Ripon, Wisconsin to Bangor, Maine and Washington, D.C., Exeter, New Hampshire, Friendship, NY, Crawford, Indiana and Ottawa, Illinois. These meetings were held before July 6 of 1854 but Jackson's claim is stronger than any other.

Witness: All the other meetings were extremely local and were composed of relatively few people. In Jackson there were citizens from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan numbering in the thousands! (Estimates range from 1500 to 10,000.)

At the end of the day, the name "Republican" was formally adopted, a platform had been initiated, candidates were nominated (many of whom were elected) and there is no question that this event was unarguably the first Convention of the party!

Conceived elsewhere, perhaps........ Born in Michigan, no doubt!!!

From great oaks to little acorns, but now the Democrat Socialist Party has corrupted the name of our progeny into the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now which from 1970 has corrupted its namesake acronym by stealing government funds in the millions of dollars for their own uses and any number of nefarious activities to subvert our democratic system of voting.

We'll add a little note about the ACORN activities daily.

See ya

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Checks and Balances

Seems to me that this government was set up with a system which would guarantee we wouldn't turn into a dictatorship. Executive, Judicial and Legislative come to mind along with States Rights, House/Senate, electoral college and perhaps others not immediately surfacing. (Should have paid more attention in class.)

Are we perilously close to having Obama being able to name the next couple of judges who will do his bidding on his promises to NARAL with Reid and Pelosi there to put on their rubber stamps?


I can remember thinking that Bill Clinton couldn't do too much in 4 years to destroy this country, but if it hadn't been for the Contract with America and the majority of Republicans as a result, I would have been very, very wrong. I am as certain as I can be that Obama and those he controls and those who control him are smarter than Bill Clinton and they are poised to do the damage before the next election.

As it turned out, our majorities led us to let our guard down and he had 8 years, not four, and look what happened. All the liberals tried to point out that it was about sex not perjury and we'll never know why the issue wasn't forced by the good guys.

I remember predicting on my Senior Citizen website that those kids in school at the time were being taught by example that they could cheat since the President did. That they could cheat not only in class but the playing field as well. That some of them would become lawyers and then judges. That the oath taken in the court room would soon eliminate "So help me God" and as a result there would be no bastion of truth or trust left in this country. And so, has it come to pass?

President Clinton and his gang played the spin game. Obama is an outright liar and all his cohorts and supporters not only think that's just fine, they back him up.
Are they going to get away with it because we are all afraid of being called racists?
That's the defense: no matter what the issue or evidence it's racism.

Have we been put in the position of having to just throw up our hands, not in defeat, but to say "OK--we're racists, but here's the truth........" What say you?

See ya

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

There are Givers and Takers

What do these have in common?
Barney Frank
Chris Dodd
Execs of Fannie and Freddie
Former Execs of Fannie and Freddie
"Homeowners" who "bought" homes with no down payment--
--in fact sometimes made a buck or two in the deal
ACORN and other community groups who lobbied for the unqualified who
could never be expected to pay the mortgage
and Barak Obama and his advisers
and many, many more

Answer: They are all takers and they are all Democrats

One thing I wouldn't have given them credit for: the ability to time an economical collapse to benefit the Democrats in the 2008 election cycle--I would have been wrong
had I been asked.

The Socialist/Marxist rule of law that they would be able to take over any country who had been able to increase the takers to 51% of the population or at least the population who votes.

If they have any honesty left they will follow the lead of other countries who have many political parties which specifically identify themselves with labels. And the truly honest label for Democrats should now be: The Democrat Socialist Party--particularly in view of him telling the world that Bill the Plumber who has "made it" is now expected to use his profits to distribute to all those behind him in the food chain.

See ya

Monday, October 13, 2008

P. S.

I probably should have been more detailed in the last post.

Contrary to what Obama thinks, there is still racism, but it's not around every corner and is no excuse for him to lose this race. He can't recognize the fact that he just isn't qualified.

But I want to tell you that the reason I am a member of NAACP is that there are still some incidents of prejudice which, to put it bluntly, are against not only the civil law but our moral laws. It is wrong and for that reason that is the job I do for the NAACP. I take care of those problems brought to my attention in my County.

I will continue to do so until the problem is solved or I'm told I'm not needed any more which is sort of what happened yesterday. I wasn't needed, so we'll watch and wait to see what happens both in Jackson County and the nation.

More later

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saved by the Bell? No, Just my Congressman

Couple of comments:
Where are all the protesters who usually follow the G7?
Aren't we supposed to buy low, sell high? Someone has to sell--I don't get it.
Re Michigan: Apparently we aren't so bad off. An increase in taxes last year which resulted in a surplus has us looking OK. Prediction? The Dems will spend it all and there will be another tax hike.

This is what saved by my Congressman means. I was to give a Republican greeting at the NAACP banquet today, but luckily for me Cong. Walberg was able to attend so I was dumped from the program in his favor. Big sigh of relief, but I intend to distribute my remarks at the meeting Thursday evening.

After a couple of inane remarks I identify myself as "an 8-9 year dues paying, invisible voice who retrieves the calls made to the NAACP office. Then I forward messages to those which are specific and return all other calls to get addresses so I can send them a complaint form if needed. Sometimes those calls run up to a half hour or more when someone who is hurting is calling and needs a shoulder to lean on and needs to find where to go for help. And this is the 8th year I have put together the program book for the banquet event. (They used to pay a Democrat a couple of hundred dollars to do it.)

So why am I here speaking for Republicans? Because my dad and his family did not come here from Germany seeking economic and political freedom only to be entrapped in a depression and subsequent war where he was captured on Wake Island because he went there to work rather than accept a handout. His example for me consisted in seeing honesty and a strong work ethic as an admirable goal. Because I am convinced that this country should not turn socialist; that the government should do only that which individuals cannot do themselves. Yes, we need to levy taxes to build roads. We need to collect taxes for public safety-police and fire protection. We need to defend the borders of our coutry. But throwing more and more money into the education pot has never helped a kid stay in school. You know what I'm talking about.

And because I fear for the future of the family with so many single parent households and the government making it easy for folks to send their little ones off to public programs in many cases just warehousing our little ones who eventually grow up not knowing the open arms of Moms and Dads. Yes, I know we need the safety nets like Head Start and Medicaid, but we also need to guard against making the programs into an attractive ivitation to abandon our obligations to our kids.

And although we all need to be concerned with genocide in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and other places in the world, I AM MORE CONCERNED with the genocide against African Americans through abortion on demand. This is unconscionable.

It is my fervent and prayerful hope that all of the bigots in our country who will vote AGAINST Sen. Obama because he is black will be offset by all those who will vote FOR him only because he is black. Then there will be a level playing field with the future decided by those who vote for issues, character and experience.

I would be willing to bet that fewer than half of you in the room are dues-paying, card carrying members of the NAACP. Why not think about popping for the minimum $30 yearly dues?

I know you will forgive me for not sticking around, but my kid from California is visiting.

God bless us all and thanks for listening."

My work for the NAACP is limited to working with victims of discrimination. That is wrong and this is something I need to do.

Back tomorrow

Friday, October 10, 2008

Follow the Money

It has always been easy to say that--following the money usually leads to the real truth, as to who is pulling the strings, etc.

Last evening I saw something that made me sit back and wonder. The comics were in the section of our local paper that also includes the want ads. They're usually in another section. Anyway, I noticed a want ad which was asking for people to work for the Democrat party at an hourly rate plus mileage working phones, placing yard signs, etc.

At first I thought I would like to have that kind of funding since all of our efforts are volunteer and it would make life a lot easier. But then I started wondering about things like: Where does that money come from? Where is the accountability? How much allegiance do the employees demonstrate and is this what makes it possible and attractive for petition signature gatherers to cheat?

Further, is it this kind of mentality that is making it doubly difficult to depend on polling? Is it the Bradley effect? Or is it the breakdown of truth and trust in that the man/woman on the street know that they are being manipulated to answer a question in a particular way.

It's almost over and I'm scared to death! At my age not too much will affect my lifestyle. The slide into socialism with Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the others on the far left will take a little time. But I fear that my kids, grandkids and greatgrands will no longer be as free as they are right now.

More tomorrow

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Correct Me if I'm Wrong

I seem to recall that the first time I ever heard of ACORN it was in Obama's resume as the place where he got his managerial experience as a community organizer. And that was that--for awhile. (CORRECTION? While looking for something else, ran across a piece where Obama said he had worked as a community organizer "for a small group of churches." So is my memory faulty or has the message been changed lately? Added Friday am.)

Next we heard of the ACORN group protesting and petitioning in Washington and other locations and lending and banking institutions for low or no down payment methods of making it possible for low income people to buy homes.

Now we are hearing of the corruption and fraud endemic in voter registration efforts by, guess who--ACORN.

And we're not talking just about Chicago, but in city after city and state after state.

And now we're hearing that the only contact Obama had with ACORN was as an attorney with very limited access or influence.

And I don't seem to hear anyone calling him on it. So is it my faulty memory? Or is it just another instance of Obama-spin and the media as accessories.

See you tomorrow

First Things First

Didn't talk to you yesterday since it was necessary to do some research into non-partisan races. Some here in Jackson are not identified according to party so if we don't know them personally or have a source to find out it is like flying blind.

Many people consider me that source so yesterday I had to spend some time getting in touch with some of the candidates, having a conversation large enough in scope to be able to tell those who care what their philosophy, attitude and if they care to tell me, their political persuasion.

This leads me to make a suggestion: Some folks will vote for a name they may have heard in the past, or not vote at all in that race if they don't know their positions. So, please, take the time to call that person and ask some pertinent questions. Most are listed since that is usually the case when one wants to serve the public. Unlisted numbers are a no-no.

Be back later today.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Late Nite Notes on Debate

Prioritize energy, healthcare and education. Looked at my husband before they answered and opined that we have more than enough brain power in this country to be able to multitask on this. McCain thinks so, but Obama figures we should finish one before we would be able to start on the second, etc. On a personal level, can't we all find ways and then carry through on using less energy while at the same time do a little study and get quotes or investigate different approaches to health care and find time to go to a PTA meeting or citizens group once or twice a month to work on education? I guess Obama doesn't have much faith in the abilities of any and all of us.

I'm sure I heard him say "a lot of you here remember 9-11." If there was one person in that arena who didn't remember 9-11, he had to be in a coma. Why does he talk like that?

After setting energy as his #1 priority, Obama later said that Social Security and Medicare had to be taken care of quickly. Did he just switch?

Obama said something about using computer development by the government as an analogy in discussing the 5 million jobs which will open up when the government comes up with all the new economic answers to problems and then turn things over to the private sector. Wonder where this is on his priority list.

And one more thing before I doze off at the keyboard. Even if Obama gives Iraq/Saddam Hussein a pass because of "faulty" intelligence and considers that we invaded that innocent country for no reason, he is either not aware, in denial or forgot that Hussein rewarded the families of suicide bombers with $25,000. That in and of itself would be enough for me to want to go after him and his cohorts. (Not to mention the mass grave holding 350,000 of his own citizens and the smaller ones found later on.)


Monday, October 6, 2008

Letter to the Editor

I sent the following to our local paper today. Feel free to use it--them Dems are all alike, right?

"Mark Schauer could write a book on 'How to Kill Michigan.' Start with drivers' licenses for illegals, the largest tax increase in Michigan history, support racial preferences without any kind of accountability to help kids in failing schools. Don't forget to raise income taxes, add surcharges on existing taxes and restrict drilling for oil or gas in Michigan by levying a tax on the gross so high that no one can afford to take the risk. Last, don't even think about making English our official language. Let's keep him from experimenting on how to kill the rest of the country."

Item from a daughter-in-law: (There was a big piece of pork for ACORN in the first bailout bill--not sure where it is now.)

Go to:

The chart is good but be sure to click on the BIG ACORN. Before you've had enough and leave, click on the little> enter site at the top right of the page. Then click on the acorn with VU in the center for a montage of video all related to Obama's lies to ACORN/Voter Fraud.

Thanks, Jen. Be back tomorrow

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Next week-Nitty Gritty

Hopefully you will have time sometime Sunday afternoon to read this link from the PatriotPost. Then we'll start next week with a daily diatribe (ooops-issue)

I'm not good at this--shouldn't it show up with a line under blue letters? Anyway, just go to: and click on Alexander's Essays and then click on Comrade Barack Hussein Obama

Coincidentally this was sent to me just before I was sending a note to my friends and family list explaining to them about the necessary pullout of McCain from Michigan. We'll talk about it tomorrow.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Are We Having Fun Yet?

I can't imagine that there is anyone reading this who is not super saturated with scoring the Vice Presidential Debate. Let me say that if you are into scoring, I would give Biden a 5, Palin a 5, but the tipping point is the extra point which Biden gets from the media making it seem as though Biden won. Perhaps this will be like the 1992 night which lasted until after 4 o'clock in the morning at best. (The memory for exact times is a little fuzzy.)

There was an article in this evening's local paper written by another Professor from Duquesne University which we mentioned a couple of days ago -- remember the Economics Professor who made so much sense? Well, they certainly have a diversified staff since a Professor of Canon Law indicated that the Obama position on abortion is not to be a deciding factor for pro life voters. (I really don't have a problem with single issue voting with such a basic--without life, none of the other issues really means much, does it?)

At any rate, he just doesn't seem to be able to wrap his head around the fact that Obama actually voted to deny medical treatment to babies who survived an abortion. In my mind this makes it infanticide. What say you?

See you tomorrow-

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Blame Game

Enough to go around and then some.

1-The folks who work for Fannie and Freddie and get paid according to the worth of mortgages they can generate.

2-The guys at the top who were ousted but who had a real easy float with their golden parachutes and in the case of a particular trio, ended up at financial advisors to Obama.

3-The unqualified borrowers who were only too willing to be conned or were actually doing the conning knowing full well they would not be able to honor the commitment to pay back the loan. They also had the incentive to make money on some of these deals which were what I would call a kickback from the likes of AmeriDream, Genesis and other programs put in place to "assist" low income become "home owners."

I'm not fully versed in how this works, but apparently the purchase price was inflated 3% or more which made it possible to walk into a bank or lending institution with an empty purse and come out with keys to a house and $3 or $4K in cash.

I'm not sure how Acorn's community organizations which I thought originally were to foster neighborhood activity, get folks interested and active in civic and probably educational projects, voter registration and some such as that. Now I see photos of Acorn community organizers wearing T-shirts with slogans to help make the poor homeowners and protesting for any manner of government assistance.

Fortunately there is no special assistance for Acorn in the bailout/recovery bill.

If anyone has more details we'd like to hear from you.