Good News! The Worst Is Yet To Come!

August 14, 2007

High-risk mortgages turning into toxic mess
Experts believe the biggest problems will emerge during next 16 months

SAN FRANCISCO – When Linda Martin refinanced the mortgages on three different houses nearly three years ago, she thought the lower monthly payments would help her save more money for retirement.

Instead, the Lakewood, Colo. skin-care specialist is sinking in financial quicksand amid a widening mortgage morass that’s pulling down home prices and threatening to drag the U.S. economy into a recession.

“I’m hanging on by a thread, not knowing whether I am going to be living in a car in six months,” said Martin, who declined to reveal her age.

Well, if you wind up living in your car, at least you can listen to Limbaugh!

Even When You Win You Can’t Win

August 14, 2007

What Happens To Those New Home Winners When The Cameras Shut Off? Well, They Slowly Go Broke And Lose Those New Houses!

They won $250,000, a GMC Denali SUV, and a gigantic, fully furnished, barn-inspired mansion on an acre of lakefront property in the East Texas town of Tyler.

But what happens once the excitement is over and the bills for all those new toys come in?

–linkswipe via reddit

YouTube: NBC Fall Preview

August 14, 2007

You can skip NBC’s suck site and see the Journeyman part of their NBC Fall Preview on YouTube.

But don’t get your hopes up otherwise. The NBC videos up on YouTube mainly suck. Not even a Journeyman promo!

Previously in this blog:
ABC Kicks NBC’s Ass For Fall TV Buzz
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman NOW!
Now NBC Has Pissed Me Off!
Journeyman: Interesting Bits
Hey You Three. Email NBC!
Journeyman Still Not Leaked
September 2005: NBC Promotes A New Earl Show
I Give NBC A Kick To The Nuts. It’s Called An Incentive.
Now Sinfest Persecutes Me!
Hey, NBC! Leak Journeyman, Dammit!!
Bourne Ultimatum? Yes. Journeyman? No.
Hollywood: Settle!
Brightcove: Journeyman Preview
DailyMotion: Ha. Ha. Ha.
Are The Suits Using P2P To Hype Their Shows?

Sudden Rope Death

August 14, 2007

Learn from the fall of Rome, US warned

The US government is on a ‘burning platform’ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country’s top government inspector has warned.

David Walker, comptroller general of the US, issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his country’s future in a report that lays out what he called “chilling long-term simulations”.

These include “dramatic” tax rises, slashed government services and the large-scale dumping by foreign governments of holdings of US debt.

Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr Walker warned there were “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government”.

“Sound familiar?” Mr Walker said. “In my view, it’s time to learn from history and take steps to ensure the American Republic is the first to stand the test of time.”

Let’s not forget the hanging of the neocon motherfuckers who thought they could pull a bullshit American Empire internationally and a Christo Americana domestically.

Previously in this blog:
The Shadow Of Doomsday Appears…
More American Blood On The Hands Of Bush
Armageddon Catalysts
Go To Your Doom By Scorning Me And Trusting The Suits
On The Internet, Telling The Truth Becomes Imaginary
Fasten Your Seatbelts. Then Pray.
America: Collapse Watch
America: The Endgame
The Suits Will Bleed Anyone Dry! Especially You.
Hey, VISA Card USA! I Accuse You Of Running A Bait-And-Switch Scam!
The Answer Is Yes
When An Economy Crashes, Baby, There Are No Airbags!
And Then Google’s Stock Finally Thank You Jesus Crashes And Takes The Entire Global Economy Down The Toilet, Thank You Science!
The Road to Great Depression 2.0

Imus Kicks CBS’s Ass

August 14, 2007

via Drudge:

**EXCLUSIVE 10:19 AM ET ** Radio host Don Imus has agreed to settle his contract with CBS for $20 million, and a non disparaging clause, legal sources claim. The move opens the possibility Imus will soon return to the airwaves — on WABC in New York! [Top radio executive strongly dismisses Imus will be offered WABC slot] Developing…

Previously in this blog:
Oh How Fucking Swell Is This?
Uh-Oh. Yet One More Imus Post.
Another Radio Firing…
The Bloodletting On Radio Continues…
Nope. I’m Still Not Done With The Imus Thing Yet.
No. I’m Not Done With This Imus Matter Yet.
No, It’s Not Over Yet. At Least Not In This Blog.
OK, Now What About The Happy-Headed Nos?
Dear God, When Will It End? And Whose Blood Is Next?
First Apologize For Being A Gutless Eejit, Then…
Oh For Christ’s Sake! Shut Up Already!
Civility, Decency, And Democracy? You Don’t Know The Meaning Of Those Words!
Maybe When We Surrendered To Crybabies About Speech?
Goddammit! Knock It The Fuck Off Already!
When You Let Loose The Dogs Of War, Don’t Fucking Cry When They Turn On You And Bite Your Smug-Ass Face Off

Go Read Barry Eisler’s Chat

August 14, 2007

Barry’s Place > World Affairs > The World of Barry Eisler > Live Chat Transcripts > Transcript of August 13th chat

Barry Eisler: Yeah, my definition of success is: finding someone to pay you what you would pay to do.

Previously in this blog:
Photo Album: Writer Barry Eisler
Writer Barry Eisler: Rain’s Man

Another Found On MySpace

August 14, 2007

I’m probably the last to read/see/hear this, but I still think it’s funny:

Is you Mom a terrorist or something? Cause she had you and you’re THE BOMB!! LOL!