Human kind cannot bear very much reality. — T.S. Eliot, “Four Quartets: Burnt Norton”
Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. — Unknown
Never confuse movement with action. — Ernest Hemingway
Tip for the douchebags running the Washington Post (and of course other Big Media outlets): Except for Fox News and the crazies, there is no need whatsoever to give a platform to haters to spew their hate.
Fascinating: The Times runs a note to explain that a columnist would not have written a column if he knew he had a conflict — but since he didn’t know, he couldn’t possibly have had a conflict so what’s the problem??
To Obomba (let alone of course Big Finance’s Republican whores and the Teabaggers), this is not a problem:
But the key facts are these: In the process of making mortgage loans, transferring ownership of those loans, slicing and dicing them into securities and, finally, initiating foreclosure proceedings on loans in default, banks, lenders and mortgage servicers engaged in illegal activity on a large scale. The legally mandated procedures put into place to ensure that no errors are ever made with respect to the transfer of property simply weren’t followed. Key documents necessary to prove ownership — to prove that a bank, for example, has the legal right to begin foreclosure proceedings, cannot be located and may not even exist. (More.)
I find this amazing (and this actually heartwarming and fascinating):
We just re-found my old metal Slinky…:
A blast from my hazy past: