Make sure everyone's on board, even those who are, by law, protected from the cowardly politics of cronyism.
This is the behavior of a frightened little despotism, completely unsuited to a real American president.
Regime change should begin at home.
No one saw this coming.
(Thanks, once again, to our comrades at the housing panic blog, for the excellent linkage.)
Rolling Iron here. [more]
Big surprise, home sales are in the crapper again.
But nevermind the obvious, the spinmeisters at the NAR would like you to know that they "expected" this, and that it is still "a good time to buy."
These guys deserve to be tarred and feathered.
We'll let these (probably commie, unpatriotic) scientists and technicians tells us why they hate freedom.
Thick-headed doesn't even begin to describe them. Abject failure coupled with corruption and a strong sense of entitlement. [more]
I've always suspected this went on, and so it does. [more]
This story of a DC-area real estate agent ought to give pause to anyone thinking that agents automatically: A) have their best interests in mind and B) know what they're doing. [more]
Great PR (and by great, I mean horrible, but unsurprising) from our AMEX-booted, SEC-investigated friends in the "float tested" wireless blimp/not really Russian WiMax. See if you can figure out where the stank is: [more]
Those of us who believe people need to take responsibility for their own spending behavior, and who know that markets can't be fixed by brainless, bleeding-heart legislators -- we're going to need to keep our eyes peeled.
It's not funny, but it is. [more]
The greatest generation here. [more]
Plastic surgery loans!
I hereby resist the urge to go for the breast implant/inflation/bubble joke.
I'm bigger than that.
Who doesn't see any sense in Goog's purchase of an over-the-hill Web has-been for 10x revenues.
This is why I assume that. Well, that and the whole Jeb Bush, K. Harris thing.
Trying to make sure that admitted mortgage fraudsters don't get away with it by pouring their hearts out on the Internet.
Remember the naked shorts and their trillion-dollar tax scam, and the brave CEO who was going to save us from it all? [more]
Tip of the blade here. [more]
Mortgage bankers now need only pay off federal officials, as the Supreme Court ruled that the OCC controls mortgage bankers, not the states. [more]
Here's a chilling tale of the kind of justice Bush and Gonzo hoped to get via the prosecutorial goon squad it's been creating.
Thanks for a good laugh, Colleen DeBaise, in your amusingly unthinking, thoroughly unresearched and utterly unsupported opinion piece "Why Buying a Home is the Best Option." [more]
Huh, today my best/worst tab shows a negative 61 points on TGE.
Yet a look at the stock, and my outperform call shows green.
Can I get my points back? And how much of the rest of my score (for good or bad) is subject to similarly fuzzy math?
Oops. Maybe it's time to stop poking fun at other companies for delays in OS releases?
Naw, then what would the iSheep cling to?
Just better be a bigger success than the yawn-worthy, blurry, underpowered and overpriced iTV.
Sampson said only days ago that there were no replacements in mind for the prosecuters to be sacked. His email proves that a lie. [more]
Real corruption fighter, this Wolfie. Everyone else needs to clean up their act, but he gets to plot a high-paid career for his lover.
No wonder Iraq went so well under his watch.
From Bill Gross's latest musings on interest rates and RE -- which look to me like a call for cuts from the Fed. (Does anyone else notice that Fed action is completely disconnected from mortgage rates these days?) [more]
We can only hope.
Why do I suspect this upstanding gentleman would have cried "naked short" within about two weeks of any reverse-merger with a Florida shell?
And hand the proceeds to people who were irresponsible enough to sign up for mortgages they couldn't afford. [more]
Such as the loss of official correspondence, whose retention is required by federal law, because Bush's Goon's "accidentally" used their Republican Party issued email addresses to conduct official business. [more]
For doing business the usual Bush way: rewarding people ya know, and ethics be damned.
At least he's not in a position of any power or anything. Just the World Bank.
When fabulous Fool editor Carrie "Miss Bitty" Crocket reminded her stable of stock scribblers that it's National Poetry Month, the work started pouring in via one of those office email trails. It's too good not to share. [more]
Kass knows. Or he will soon.
You can always just rewrite the history that's already been made.
Nothing to see here...
""Courage is required and our Country and American investors have been stolen from far too long. Where are those real leaders worth following?" [more]
So, foreclosures aren't up in California because the job market is strong? Ha! [more]
Including an amazingly flimsy corruption conviction with convenient timing (at least for the Governor of Wisconsin.)
Rule of Law: Good for everyone except the current administration.
Except less funny.
Much less funny.
This man runs the country. All is well.
Maybe it's because TASER vetted Kerik with the same diligence that the white house used.
Score one more for Republican cronyism. And don't forget that the "New York" Democrat Hillary -- along with Chuckie S -- also lauded the choice of this low-life huckster for DHS.
Let no one ever say that real estate clerks aren't persistent.
Wrong, greedy, perhaps. But ain't no moss growing under this woman.
Let us never underestimate the ability of hicks and presidential candidates to see only what they want to see. [more]
I'm sure no one is surprised by this.
Wow. I guess this is why I'm not part of our legislative task force.