Monthly Archives: March 2009

Swing Vote Senator: GOP Sought To Bankrupt Calif.

Let California go bankrupt?  Is that really the attitude of some Republicans?  I wonder if this isn’t just an extension of the attitude of people like Rush who said they want Obama to fail.  Back in 2003 the charge was … Continue reading

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Index of Home Prices Falls by Record Amount

I really feel for people in places like Phoenix.  We have a family member who lives there and who just lost his job due to layoffs.  Now he has a house he can’t sell for what he paid for it … Continue reading

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URGENT: Protect yourself from the Conficker worm

Please go to the Microsoft Security page and follow the directions for your operating system. I just installed the patch for my OS on my desktop, my laptop didn’t need one. Even if you download and try to install a … Continue reading

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Judge Must Release Woman Sentenced to Jail for Being Poor, ACLU Says in Court Papers

Has it really come to this in our country….debtor’s prison?  This is really shocking to me.  Frankly, I wasn’t aware the state was supposed to be reimbursed for a stay in a juvenile detention facility. Here is the link to … Continue reading

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Jim Webb’s courage v. the “pragmatism” excuse for politicians

Reform of our criminal justice system is way over due and I’m very happy that our new senator from Virginia is taking this issue on. Saturday March 28, 2009 09:02 EDT Jim Webb’s courage v. the “pragmatism” excuse for politicians … Continue reading

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In Homeowners’ Latest Woe, Banks Are Skipping Foreclosures

The owner kicks the tenants out as the house is being foreclosed on and then the bank refuses to take possession of the property.  The bank holding the mortgage is defunct and the original mortgage holder can’t find the records … Continue reading

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Obama Says Automakers Not Moving ‘Fast Enough’

Obama is of the opinion that the companies aren’t changing fast enough to survive in this economic recession.  If the companies don’t restructure in a manner that will make them competitive they will have to use the bankruptcy code to … Continue reading

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GM CEO resigns at Obama’s behest

There appears to be a double standard at work. How many CEO’s of banks have been asked to resign? The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Officer Robert Powell and Ryan Moats incident (includes interview with Moats)

On March 27, the Dallas police officer who prevent Ryan Moats from reaching the bedside of his dying mother-in-law, issued this apology: “I wish to publicly and sincerely apologize to the Moats family, my colleagues in the Dallas Police Department, … Continue reading

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Judges guilty of sending kids to prison for cash get 7 years in a plea bargain

Why were these judges allowed to plea bargain? Seven years for ruining the lives of thousands of children is an insult to the children and their parents and to society as a whole. We have a sick system and the … Continue reading

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