Monthly Archives: July 2009

Our Walter (Winchell or Cronkite) Debates Healthcare

Stewart v. Kristol

Of course we all know that our troops don’t really get the best medical care.

Arizona Loves Them Some Banks

Not content to take just your house, Arizona is now letting banks go after former homeowners for money, even after the foreclosure is sold to a third party.

The way it used to be in Arizona: buy house for $80,000 grand, borrow $100,000, default and you lose the house.

The way it now is in Arizona: Buy house for $80,000 grand, borrow $100,000, default, bank takes house, sells house to real estate vulture for $40,000, bank can now chase former homeowner for $60,000, for the rest of their lives.

And we all know the banks and the vultures are probably the same people.

Old Test:  “If you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest.”

New New Test:  “If you lend money to people who are poor, make sure the law and the fed are on your side.”

A Good Time for Stereotypes

Catagory: “It’s funny because it’s true”

Now might be a good time for some Jewish cheapness. It might help Goldman’s image if they got a little cheap in the way they compensate their employees. Of course their only mission seems to be profits and pay so it’s not likely.

The recent arrests in NJ may be bad for the orthodox community’s image, but to have Goldman as the poster child for Wall Street excess while Main St. suffers hurts all Jews.

High Anxiety

108th Floor – Sears Tower, Chicago

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

I’ll pass.