Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Other News

Making people pay for stuff that they're taking is racist.

Unsurprisingly on the PD site:
"Comments are now closed for this entry."

As if they were ever open.

On a wholly unrelated note John Derbyshire calls out 'W' for his B.S. AIDS welfare in Africa quest.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Non Delivery Report

I'm so distressed over the looming pay-day loan bill (i.e. the grand 'tax cut' compromise which is no such thing, but rather a massive additional $900,000,000,000 charge up on the ol' Federal credit card) and the DREAM amnesty-for-law-breakers act that I left mild rant for my elected federal legislators. George Voinivich got off the lightest since so far as I know he's not a huge amnesty fan and he has the gaul to ask that government not be run as if it's budgeting were being done by a crack whore. Dennis Kucinich got off the worst since he had already voted his country down the road with his amnesty vote and I seriously doubt that he has anything against Argentinian economics. I left a mild rebuke for Sherrod Brown as well (who I recently caught lying on the radio about how unemployment insurance is funded) when I pointed out that I wouldn't mind if he helped kill the ghastly tax compromise and, maybe thought of Ohioans first and at least frowned upon the amnesty bill.

Of them all only Brown emailed me a form response back. I really rather he hadn't done so as it was 100% B.S., much like Brown himself. It said that the DREAM act was limited, bipartisan, etc., you know, everything CONgress usually says before the courts turn a travesty of law into even more of an abomination. I was so infuriated that I wrote back a rant on my phone:
Let me know when you favor laws for working Americans rather than those that favor the super rich and/or people who break our laws and I might view you more favorably.

By the way TARP and other number of congressional horrors were bipartisan as well, that buys you zero cover for your views.

Thanks for writing back though...
Since it was my phone, the e-mail reply to address wasn't properly reflected so of course my response from Brown to that e-mail was:
Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
Which is pretty fitting when you think about it. A commentator over at Steve Sailer's site who goes by 'Captain Jack Aubrey' notes:
If they pass this piece of shite [DREAM amnesty] - a reward for breaking the law, at a time of 10% unemployment and $1.3 trillion deficits, and by a Congress who lost its mandate over a month ago - civil disobedience will be my mantra. ... It's clear that the government no longer gives a shit about what the people want, or what's in their best interests. They're just pillaging what's left of this country before they toss it into the trash.
And that's a good synopsis on our government today, especially our Federal government: one giant e-mail non-delivery report. Everything happens in what appears to be a bubble completely sealed off from the world; communication comes out, but nothing makes it's way in.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

THIS is what I'm worried about

Home owner refinances with a different lender, paying off their old loan, but their old mortgage is tied up in a security after it's paid off and now the servicer for the now non-existent loan (Bank of America) is foreclosing.

There's noise out there about getting a 'free' house not just a free house over the course of say, a year and a half to two years, but one stuck in legal limbo forever because the paper work concerning it is gone.

My fear is the flip side. I have a hope of one day paying off my house (to, ugh, Bank of America), but what if I sign over the last check and never hear from them because, as well, the paperwork is gone. BAC gets a crap load of money from me and I get...nothing. How do I call them out now? I'm sure if I call them they'll assure me that everything is on the up and up, but since 90% of their mortgages were 'securitized' I seriously doubt it. In fact I fear that I'm making a suckers bet. Renters are on the high side of this experiment while owners face a future of dubious legal ownership and possible liens on their property from the creditors to the bankrupt municipalities in which they live.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Cleveland Judiciary at Work

From the PD:

A Cleveland man was arraigned this week on attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and felonious assault charges for an assault on a Cleveland couple last year.

Last year being February '09, better late than never though!

Ryan Miday, spokesman for the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office, said DNA from a jacket found at the scene of the assault led police to charge Rodney Lomax with the crime.
Ooops! The days of Gattica are upon us, or more specifically, him. Hopefully the criminally stupid will be righteously punished.

Miday said Lomax and another man broke into a Cleveland home in the middle of the night on Feb. 14, 2009.

When the resident, a 31-year-old woman, returned home around 2:30 a.m. the two intruders confronted her.

"They forced her upstairs, duct-taped her mouth and ankles and tied her to her bed. Her 37-year-old boyfriend got home, less than an hour later, and was confronted by the men."

Miday said they put a gun to the man's head and duct-taped his hands and feet and demanded money.

"They forced him on his knees in the bathroom next to the tub," said Miday. "After filling the tub with water, they demanded more money and forced his head under water several times. When the boyfriend told them he had no more money, they struck him with a small bat. While this was going on, the female was raped."

Miday said eventually the woman was brought in the bathroom where they poured rubbing alcohol on the man and set his socks on fire. The woman doused the fire as the two men fled with the money, stealing his car, which was later recovered.
Well if it were up to me I'd say a public disemboweling would be in order, what say the Cleveland courts?

Lomax was released on $100,000 bond.
No doubt after only posting $10,000; oh well, never mind. Make your own justice for ye shall get none, apparently.


By the way, I tried to find more details for this heinous crime at the time it happened, but for whatever reason it didn't hit the wire, which is kind of odd; kind of making me jump to the usual Sandmich flavored conclusions, especially since they didn't say where in Cleveland.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

One Leads to the Other

From How I Joined Teach for America—and Got Sued for $20 Million :
It is a state of affairs that Philip K. Howard vividly describes in his recent The Collapse of the Common Good: parents sue teachers and principals for suspending their children, for allegedly meting out corporal punishment, and for giving failing marks.

No surprise then that stuff like this happens:
Florida student get pummeled while teacher sits back.

The moral of the story in short: get rid of lawyers and educrats.