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Allegiance 13 January 2011

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Together We Thrive: Tucson and America, at the UA McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona: The shooting spree killed six and wounded 12 and left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition

The President also paid tribute to the people who on Saturday wrestled the gunman to the ground and prevented him from claiming more victims

Picture: EPA

They look nicely unified.  So, can we declare class over?  Lecture over?  Finger shake over?

If only…

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1. BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

Yeh well somebody’s poking around the grazing records room. The Russians…..

Chill in the White House briefing room

CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry

WASHINGTON (CNN) –It was what diplomats might call a “frank exchange of views,” as White House spokesman Robert Gibbs got into a Cold War-style tiff with a Russian reporter Thursday about whether American freedoms go too far and may have led to the tragic shooting in Tucson.

In one of the most surreal moments I have ever seen in nearly seven years covering the beat, Andrei Sitov of the Itar-Tass News Agency pressed Gibbs at his daily briefing about whether “the quote, unquote ‘freedom’ of a deranged mind to react in a violent way is also American” like the freedom of speech and the right to assembly.

Gibbs, clearly ticked off by what appeared to some reporters in the briefing room to be a lecture by the Russian reporter just days after the horrific massacre in Tucson, bluntly declared

that the tragedy was caused by the “deranged actions of a madman.”

Oh Gibbssie. Get your story straight.
~Now it’s that simple?
After a Rightwing Left Wing Non Voting Independent Nihilist Media Confirmed Congresskill Assualt on SafeWay Apple Pie Girl and Future Astonaut WifeBaby Nineyleven has been put to rest? In a Sports Stadium?

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

So yeh.
The Russians are poking around now.
Among other staffers in the hospital units, labs, and morgue.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

😆 hilarious exchange wasn’t it??… I will be sure to catch Russia Today news casts … they are normally very entertaining, utter propaganda but one of the few places one might see US dissidents… Hopefully they carry a clip and a comment segment on this … back and forth.

Onward! with St Gibby of the Safeway Parking Lot in Sunland.

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

they are normally very entertaining, utter propaganda

Is No.

Is Americanski-style Network of the News.
😆

Is all of the Historic and Entertaining now.
😉

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

May I have a bold
from “Andrei ….American”..
in the second paragraf?

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

Thanks!

2. BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

RNC Chair election today

I’d say it’s anybody but Steele.
Definitely, Definitely, unless Catnip and her
Gaad.Dam.Canadian~ Spidey Senses say otherwise. 😆 😉

marisacat - 14 January 2011

I believe catnip consults with the Canadian Geese. A known subversive group, dedicated to bringing America down.

catnip - 14 January 2011

The geese are too damn frozen these days to consult with about anything. -34C wind chill this morning. I think they’re all planning on hiding out at the various hot springs in the Rockies until it warms up.

No spidey senses about the RNC chair. I don’t even know who’s running besides Steele. He should win though – if he’s the most entertaining in the bunch.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Telepathic consultation.

catnip - 14 January 2011

That only works to -30C windchill.

3. BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

HuffPo has a Matti Friedman/AP piece on the rise of the Orthodox in Israel.

JERUSALEM — Dramatic changes may be coming in Israel: Demographers now estimate about a third of last year’s Jewish babies were born into the ultra-Orthodox community, an insular and devout minority that has long been at loggerheads with the rest of the increasingly modern and prosperous country.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews – known in Hebrew as “Haredim,” or “those who tremble” before God – have a birthrate far higher than that of other Israeli Jews, with 10 children in a single family not uncommon. They seem poised to become far more numerous and influential.

Relations between Haredim and other Israelis have never been smooth. Critics have long complained that they shun work in large numbers in favor of religious study, rejecting mainstream Israel even as they rely on that mainstream for financial support.

But increasingly, even some Haredim share a sense that things cannot continue as they are.

“The Haredim have set up a state within a state and have a long conflict with the state of Israel, which is now on the eve of an explosion,” said Kobi Arieli, a popular radio host and author from the liberal edge of the Haredi community. “There is no chance that this situation will continue.”

Many community leaders chafe at change, and are especially sensitive to secular concerns about their growing population.

“What does society want us to do, kill ourselves? Our community is a fact and everybody needs to understand that we exist and are not going anywhere,” said Rabbi Shmuel Pappenheim, a spokesman for the Eida Haredit, an umbrella group of ultra-Orthodox factions. “This community will continue to thrive and nobody can change it.”

Fucking Arrogant Religious Welfare Bums –
Okay, In fairness, Who do they think they are?
Catholic Clergy? Our Corporate Political, Military and Security Class with its Minister~in~Chief most recently on display?

Loathesome shits, all.
Same m.o. –
right down to the wife and cooked books.

Part of the issue is the community’s poverty: About half of ultra-Orthodox adults do not work, and many men are full-time Torah students with government stipends that anger the secular majority but are nonetheless quite meager. Of the estimated 700,000 Haredim in Israel – around 9 percent of the population – just under 60 percent live below the poverty line.

If Haredim don’t begin working in larger numbers, the financial daily The Marker posited this week, “this threatens Israel’s future.”

Anyways, out for the day…

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Well members of the Israeli population may chafe at the ultra Orthodox, but I think the government likes it.

On a long gone computer I had pics of the police on horseback breaking up the freak rabbis on Friday evenings and Saturdays, attacking (tossing small stones at people and using branches from trees to slap at womens bare legs and so on) secular Jews who just want to go out for a pizza on Friday night, or sit at an outdoor cafe and make and receive phone calls on their cells.

Way way way back I thought there might be a chance for israel, fool that I was, there seemed to be a growing secular movement in the country that wanted to be done with the right wing freaks, in and out of religion, to stop being at war all the time, they wanted to be one more prosperous Mediterranean country, at peace with itself.

😆 They may have to move to the Southern Coast of Europe if they want anything even near that. It sure won’t be Israel. Ever.

4. marisacat - 14 January 2011

Oh puhleese .. it’s a hard move farther right.

January 14, 2011

Categories: White House.

Bruce Reed

Bruce Reed’s appointment as Joe Biden’s new chief of staff is another step toward Clintonism: Reed was a key policy adviser in the Clinton White House, and he more recently headed the Democratic Leadership Council.

Reed, unlike Daley, hasn’t been an open critic of the Obama White House. He was also the executive director of the recent deficit commission — referred to derisively on the left as the “catfood commission” — whose recommendations to reduce spending on Social Security, in particular, drew fire from some Democrats.

It’s another early signal that the next two years are going to be a determined move to the middle.

Posted by Ben Smith 11:03 AM

5. ts - 14 January 2011

Some bad news, Joe Bageant has inoperable cancer.

http://www.joebageant.com/

marisacat - 14 January 2011

I’ve been hoping he has some time lft… his posts were getting fewer, but still so wonderful…

6. catnip - 14 January 2011

From your Reuters news feed on the right>>

# Michelle Obama sees lessons after Arizona shooting 14 January 2011
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama urged parents across the United States on Thursday to talk to their children about the Arizona shootings and use the event to teach them a lesson about American values.

And which “values” would those be, exactly? The values of indefinite detention, prosecuting whistleblowers in record numbers, drone killings, refusing to prosecute the Bush era war criminals? C’mon now, Michelle – be specific.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

I avoided reading her “Open Letter”… I figured she’d work in Eat Your Vegetables! and, Listen To Your Mother! somehow.

catnip - 14 January 2011

I spied it over at L’Orange:

We can teach them the value of tolerance – the practice of assuming the best, rather than the worst, about those around us. We can teach them to give others the benefit of the doubt, particularly those with whom they disagree.

Maybe she should write a letter to Barack, Sanctimonious purists and all of that…

catnip - 14 January 2011

I Can Imagine No Other First Lady (6+ / 0-)

writing a letter like this; I’m not sure she’s got a pretentious bone in her body!

“I don’t believe anything the government tells me.” George Carlin (1937 – 2008)

by CityLightsLover on Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 09:37:10 AM MST

They live in CocoonLand. Ironic, considering the sig.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Honestly – – – – – – Laura B bothered, nattered on, lectured us less.

catnip - 14 January 2011

She never did fix the gang problem though. (I thought that was a hilarious fit.)

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Yeah but she didn’t bitch at us.

ts - 14 January 2011

If they weren’t so fat, they could jump out of the way of the bullets like Superman.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 January 2011

“If you weren’t so fat from eating too much you could run faster away from the guns we refuse to control.”

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

I just plan to make like a Rockette and throw my ankle brace up in the air to block the gunfire. :p

7. marisacat - 14 January 2011

Madman just sent me this:

Via HuffPost

WASHINGTON — Although the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is best remembered by the American public for fighting against racial discrimination, he was also an outspoken opponent of war and violence, most notably of the war in Vietnam.

A top Obama administration official at the Department of Defense, however, argued Thursday that if King were alive, he would support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

At a Pentagon commemoration of King’s accomplishments, DOD General Counsel Jeh Johnson said that today’s wars are in line with the reverend’s teachings.

“I believe that if Dr. King were alive today, he would recognize that we live in a complicated world, and that our nation’s military should not and cannot lay down its arms and leave the American people vulnerable to terrorist attack,” Johnson said.

“Every day, our servicemen and women practice the dangerousness — the dangerous unselfishness Dr. King preached on April 3, 1968.”

I wonder what that shit from Georgia (that would be John Lewis) will say, who after Ob operatives came after him for supporting Hillary (suddenly there were web pages appearing highlighting some of his back room deals, biz deals etc and some of his very unliberal votes) swtiched sides (as if there is a “side” in the Democratic party) and declared the Obster to be “greater than the Civil Rights movement”.

SO glad to believe in absolutely nothing anymore. Which means I won’t be waiting aorund not breathing for ANYONE, and certainly NO KING CHILD, much less any left over flesh from the Civil Rights Era to defend the King beliefs.

catnip - 14 January 2011

DOD General Counsel Jeh Johnson said that today’s wars are in line with the reverend’s teachings.

Those teachings about non-violence? Or did he have some other teachings supporting violence and war that I don’t know about?

What a fucking joke. They’ll use anything to justify their warmongering.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 January 2011

the sermon at Riverside Church never happened …

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Yes it was all about dreams and Hallmark cards.

8. marisacat - 14 January 2011

Hmm Maybe the Cote d’Ivoire could ask for a template… LOL

Update 1:15 PM ET: Reports out of France are now suggesting President Ben Ali has fled to Paris and is already there (via @AlanFisher).

Protests may have been exacerbated by the WikiLeaks release on the country’s President and his family. Those leaks accused the ruling family of being mafia like.

Thousands flooded the streets today. President Ben Ali attempted to calm things by announcing elections in the next 6 months.

This failed to work and the Prime Minister, Mohammed Ghannouch, is now in charge in what appears to be a coup. This is similar to how President Ben Ali came to power 23 years ago.

What we’re following now: Will the protester’s accept this new leader, who was very close to a President they clearly no longer supported? …

Read more: Business Insider

9. catnip - 14 January 2011

Fox shoots hunter. No, that’s not a typo

MOSCOW – A wounded fox shot its would-be killer in Belarus by pulling the trigger on the hunter’s gun as the pair scuffled after the man tried to finish the animal off with the butt of the rifle, media said on Thursday.

The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after wounding it from a distance, was in hospital with a leg wound, while the fox made its escape, media said, citing prosecutors from the Grodno region.

“The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw,” one prosecutor was quoted as saying.

“Accidentally”. That’s what the fox’s lawyer is saying, anyway.

10. BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

Hmm.

For the Arab World, a Potent Lesson
By ANTHONY SHADID

The fall of Tunisia’s president marks the first time that protests have overthrown an Arab leader.

Inspired no doubt, And not to be outdone –
The GOP rose up and ran off the black guy.

Steele Abandons Bid for Re-election as G.O.P. Chairman

LOL.

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

Reporting in: Clutching early Spring Catalogue offerings, Old Guard GOP rebels donned in a rather nice selection of Palm Beach bound sportswear, met up with an odd lot outfitted in assorted Alpine skiing, Back Country Game Hunting, and Mountaneering gear quickly stormed Chairman Steele’s stronghold and harrangued him out of office in a polyglot of Lockjaw, Texas Twang, Montana Monotone and Mississippi Pig.

catnip - 14 January 2011

What the hell is a “Reince Priebus”?

Somebody bought too many vowels…

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Good bud of Haley Barbour iirc.

catnip - 14 January 2011

Oh, this should be fun.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

And there are reports around today that Haley is still gearing up for a pretzel run… and it does not matter how far he makes it…. all that matters is that he will ahve enormous influence over the process.

But ya know, people worry about Palin….

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

What the hell is a “Reince Priebus”

I dunno. But by the looks of this picture
I think its some secret lodge code for…
Bungsley Corkendriver.

Man! – these guys love their mallets!
LOL – And look at the OTHER guy in the pic.
O yeah – Definitely fixated on that head.

catnip - 14 January 2011

These guys and their mallets..they must think they’ll win some kind of prize if they hit the desk and wait for some invisible bell to ring on high.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Put him and Pawlenty and Mitch Daniels on the stage and people will fall asleep instantly.

diane - 15 January 2011

That’s not a mallet, that’s the new, ((((((ShakeWeight v.2))))))

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 January 2011

speaking of someone who watched him in action the last year or two, you can expect a ramping up of the coddling of half-wit teabaggers from Reince … he basically led the Republicans to taking everything up here by convincing the slightly sane amongst them to swing hard right and coddled the nuttiest baggers he could find.

Gonna be an interesting two years with that clown in charge.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

….convincing the slightly sane amongst them to swing hard right and coddled the nuttiest baggers he could find.

I very much see the R swinging farther right.

Which only makes sense with Obby swinging [farther] to the right as well.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 January 2011

yup, and all of the “civility” shit is just to preempt people from the so-called “left” from resisting it.

marisacat - 14 January 2011

They keep killing words… “civil” is just a nasty word by now… to say nothing of “discourse”. The poor looney Dems use it like it is a big fancy word that indicates they picked up some edumacation along the line.

Spare me.

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

Jay Taber’s very good re: the coddling, as usual.

marisacat - 15 January 2011

Oh thanks for that!

Tho rather thn “Bamababies” … think BamaBrats is closer or BamaBabyBrownShirts.

I just cannot see any difference, certainly no value! between the disinformation clueless white liberals and Obama loving blacks and the Tea Party rotten mulch of the compost heap..

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

Well, in both cases there may actually be a shred of good will, or sound motivation at the core of some of the rank-and-file.

And in both cases, it will be misdirected, misused, and funneled in the end to feed the machine by a few carefully cultivated “alternative” leaders. Kucinich = Pailin, IOW.

It’s painful for me to watch. I hate seeing people’s energy squandered like that. At best, it just breeds apathy and self-interest (in the name of self-preservation) two qualities which we already have in abundance.

11. catnip - 14 January 2011

I’d like to thank whoever invented tights.

12. catnip - 14 January 2011
marisacat - 14 January 2011

oh they used the old “But We Can Learn… and We Will, Yes We Can!” apology.

“If there are things we can learn and we can apply to our procedures, that’s what the investigation will tell us.”

Sigh… and the rest of the “apology” is that her “experience” was just nto up to snuff…

“We regret that the passenger didn’t have a pleasant experience, and we’ll apologize for that,”

So the 82 year old woman was in tears.

People have to stop flying, only the airlines bottom line can change this.. or has even the possibility to change thsi mess.

catnip - 14 January 2011

Oh yes – that “pleasant experience” phrase was used repeatedly during the teevee new broadcasts as well. Meanwhile, one channel showed airport security in BC frisking a very frail, elderly woman in a wheelchair. Another “pleasant experience”, no doubt.

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

I have never been more grateful that I’m too damn broke to travel.

marisacat - 15 January 2011

Ain’t it the truth.

I could see myself coming out of some attempt to navigate the TSA wearing orange. Jail House Orange.

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

There’s a Green poster on LJ who I really love. She wrote a week or so back about flying to visit her folks. They’re not going to be around forever, so what else can she do?

But it makes perfect sense that in her shoes (no joke intended), I’d justify flying to visit my Mom (instead of vice versa) because I figure I’m better equipped to deal with all that hateful, intrusive shit than she is.

marisacat - 15 January 2011

Oh I agree there are reasons people have got to get on planes, other than business travel, which has long been way out of proportion in this country… I always think of taking small children to where ever G mother and G father are… etc.

But… what huge problem it is. I would die rather than have a TSA agent touch a baby of mine, much less moi.

diane - 15 January 2011

ditto to the Jailhouse Orange

Mother Fucker … get your NASTY hands off me

marisacat - 15 January 2011

Tht color has literally kept me from killing people. I cannot wear orange. ugh.

diane - 15 January 2011

truly, …none in my ‘wardrobe’ either …

diane - 15 January 2011

hmmmmm, I take that back, I do have a hot ass, burnt orange-ish velvet coat …. rounded collar …three quarter lenghth sleeves …tapers out …no buttons … but certainly no jailhouse orange ….

13. catnip - 14 January 2011

Dorkiness on parade on KO’s show: Chris Hayes interviewing Ezra Klein. I’m OD’ing on lispy preppy.

ts - 14 January 2011

Oh, the inanity!

14. BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

Police Describe Photos of Loughner Posing With Gun
By MARC LACEY, JO BECKER and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS 31 minutes ago

Law enforcement officials said that they had photos of Jared L. Loughner posing with a Glock 9mm gun next to his naked buttocks and dressed in a red g-string.

Anybody or anything else left out of the narrative? Anybody? Last call, now, Last Call for Jersey Shore Ride Pimpin Hemp Farmin Steer Wrestling Real Housewife Lovin Sixth Degree of Kevin Bacon House Makeover Circus Freaks to be worked into this deal. Last call, Folks!

BooHooHooMan - 14 January 2011

FaceBook NYT BTW

marisacat - 14 January 2011

Wwe saw the pics of VTech killer… do they think we are askeeered of pics of Red G Strings?

we are not! Yes we can!

BTW CBS national news showed what was clearly a campaign photo of St Gabby Of the Sunland Safeway Parking Lot with a big ol’ huge-o gun. Some big rifle, with a big magazine clip. She was holding it in the ready to fire position.

catnip - 14 January 2011

we are not! Yes we can!

😆

marisacat - 14 January 2011

what is left to say, there is so much fucking bullshite around.

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

[two thumbs up, plus one finger-snap]

15. marisacat - 15 January 2011

More drip.


THE SHOWS
:

–NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK); Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); roundtable with New York Times columnist David Brooks, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, Rev. Al Sharpton and Tim Shriver

–ABC’s “The Week”: Town Hall meeting live from Tucson, with residents and family members of shooting victims

–CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Rudy Giuliani and Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA); Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

–“Fox News Sunday”: Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ); former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN); roundtable with Fox News’ Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams; “Power Player of the Week” segment with author Lorraine Wallace (“Mr. Sunday’s Soups”)

–CNN’s “State of the Union”: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA); roundtable on mental health with psychologist Dr. Fred Frese and author Pete Earley; roundtable on mental health with Treatment Advocacy Center Founder Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and the University of Maryland’s Dr. Lisa Dixon

–C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (tonight, 6:30 p.m. ET): Consumer Electronic Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro and Telecommunications Reports Senior Editor Paul Kirby …
Newsmakers” (Sunday, 10 a.m. ET / 6 p.m. ET): HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, questioned by The Washington Post’s Amy Goldstein and Bloomberg’ Jeffrey Young … “Q&A” (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. ET): Students from the Washington Center discuss their experience in Washington.

–Univision’s “Al Punto”: Intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) Daniel Hernandez and his mother, Consuelo Hernandez; former Gov. Jeb Bush; former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado (D-CA); Haitian President René Préval; roundtable with the Alfredo Carbajal, editor of the Dallas Morning News’ Dallas Morning News “Al Día”; and W Radio correspondent Vanessa De La Torre.

16. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011
marisacat - 15 January 2011

I started out reading, thinking the fragile kids were maybe 8, 9, 10… prolly when you can certainly learn about body parts (maybe late but better than never!) … then farther down, they are SOPHOMORES.

😆

The parents objecting are pathetic… and why the kids would bother I cannot imagne.

ms_xeno - 15 January 2011

On behalf of prudes everywhere I object to being lumped in with these losers. :p

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011
18. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011
marisacat - 15 January 2011

It really is Gate Rape…. and I never think of rape. Geesh.

19. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011
marisacat - 15 January 2011

But Father Pastor Medicine Man Healer Ob voted for that fence!! He did!!!!

20. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011

More banks walking away from homes, adding to housing crisis

A new type of property is adding to neighborhood blight: the bank walkaway.

Research to be released Thursday, the first of its kind locally, identifies 1,896 “red flag” homes in Chicago — most of them are in distressed African-American neighborhoods — that appear to have been abandoned by mortgage servicers during the foreclosure process, the Woodstock Institute found.

Abandoned foreclosures are increasing as mortgage investors determine that, at sale, they can’t recoup the costs of foreclosing, securing, maintaining and marketing a home, and they sometimes aren’t completing foreclosure actions. The property, by then usually vacant, becomes another eyesore in limbo along blocks where faded signs still announce block clubs.

“The steward relationship between the servicer and the property is broken, particularly in these hard-hit communities,” said Geoff Smith, senior vice president of Woodstock, a Chicago-based research and advocacy group. “The role of the servicer is to be the person in charge of that property’s disposition. You’re seeing situations where servicers are not living up to that standard.”

City neighborhoods where 80 percent of the population is African-American account for 71.1 percent of red-flag properties, according to Woodstock.

In some cases, lenders might be skirting city rules for property upkeep even after they repossessed properties.

Woodstock found that as of the end of September, 57.1 percent of the estimated 4,468 single-family, likely vacant homes that became bank-owned from Jan. 1, 2006, to June 30, 2010, were not registered with the city as vacant, as they are supposed to be.

“The whole concept of charging off creates this limbo land,” said Dan Lindsey, an attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. “There’s still a lien that can follow the borrower.”

In November, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report on the frequency and impact of abandoned foreclosures noted that Midwestern industrial cities, including Chicago, seem to bear the brunt of bank walkaways, leaving neighborhoods in deeper distress and cities left to shoulder the associated costs of dealing with unsafe, often unsecured homes.

marisacat - 15 January 2011

It may be no comfort but it is happening in Florida suburban neighborhoods as well… Apparently it is pretty much down to the government, HUD, Fannie / Freddie, if they hold a property they want lights on, air on, and the pool water blue.

Even new carpeting…

Many of the rest are simply being allowed to deteriorate.

Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011

I think a lot of it is meant for chunks of “bad” parts of town to be allowed to deteriorate, then in 5 or 10 or 15 years they can swoop back in and clean them up, gentrify.

marisacat - 15 January 2011

oh I agree…

and a lot of RE in useless overextended burbs in FL (and I am sure the same is true in Cali) is not even worth a third of what it sold for 3 years ago. It is worth closer to 20% of what it once went for….

SO it is being let go.

21. diane - 15 January 2011

Good thing that piccy was not well focused, or apparently the lone non-bot, up in the left side of the bleachers – not ‘pledging allegiance,’ and probably wondering what the fuck pledging allegiance to a bloodstained flag had to do with a memorial service – would likely be tracked down and incarcerated for ‘mental health,’ and loyalty issues, let alone having more baby fat than Mama Michele.

Void your emotions kiddies, no matter how justified and non-physically violent, …….or the PARENTS, ……. will have to PUNISH YOU FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

Once Dean was nailed so unrelentingly and insanely, for SHOWING EMOTION, I just knew we were headed to where we are.

diane - 15 January 2011

“This country” would love nothing more than for “Aspergers Syndrome” (lack of apparent compassion and empathy) to be considered the norm, …apparently, in Sly Con Valley, …it is; concurrently, “this country,” would like to claim “narcissism” among THE ELITE (and only, THE ELITE) normal, as ‘Mental Health Issues’ go. Witness how narcissism was just declassified of its own separate category recently by the Mental Health INDUSTRY ™ …..

diane - 15 January 2011

There were likely far more valid issues to address Dean with, than The Dean Scream …..

marisacat - 15 January 2011

Well… the ”Dean Scream” was a set up… Michael Wolff and … whatshisname, the TV/media reviewer at the Wapo deconstructed it one day on with Tweety… a set up even down to the mic, which was of a type that is used in sports apparently, it blocks out ambient or other sound and amplifies whatever is being directly addressed to the mic.

Gibbs, who was part of the three TV ads run against Dean (one of which used the face of Osama) in the Iowa market, was a major operative used by the Democratic party against Dean. Another was a mid Western Dem operative who had been purged in years past (some big scandale), a deeply closeted case apparently, who participated in the back ground of the ads, as a way to buy his way back into the party.

Etc.

NTIM.

diane - 15 January 2011

..the ”Dean Scream” was a set up…

no doubt …that epsidode horrified me … at the time I was desperately involved with keeping my head above the waves, …but that one, didn’t even miss my radar.

22. diane - 15 January 2011

purrrrrrr …

….When you grate …, use the cat’s-tongue, rasp-like …you need the very fine grate that it produces … evenly into the sauce.

:0)

;0)

23. Madman in the Marketplace - 15 January 2011
24. marisacat - 15 January 2011

New

LINK

……………… 8)


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