Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hang the Bastard!

I know I quote Joe Rogan a lot. But this quote is just too perfect for this article.

"Life is just too much like a god damned Coen Brothers movie"

From TPM Muckraker: Tea Party Rep: Bank Should Have Known I Wouldn't Be Able To Repay $2.2 Million Loan

And people still think these assholes should run the country. Baffling.

Georgia Rep. Tom Graves is in the news this week after a high profile lawsuit in which he has counter-sued a bank after defaulting on a $2.2 million loan, saying the bank should have known he wouldn't have been able to pay the money back in the first place.

Aah, the power of high-salaried attorneys. Graves and his partner, state Senate Republican majority leader Chip Rogers, took out the loan for a project in which they purchased a dilapidated motel with the ambition of giving the property a spit shine. The property eventually went belly-up and was abandoned.

Of course, the case was settled out of court yesterday in what all parties are calling a "fair and equitable manner." Yes. Fair and equitable. That's exactly what I first think of.

How about all those poor bastards that got suckered into housing loans that banks full well knew they wouldn't be able to pay back? Or have we all forgotten the problems of the housing market a few years back? Don't remember hearing too many stories of those people counter-suing and getting off the hook for their mountains of debt.

The motel now stands gutted and abandoned, and will cost the taxpayers about $100,000 to tear the eyesore down.

It's Just a Ride, or at least I keep telling myself that. But I certainly can't deny that this Ride is getting weirder with every jolt and turn.

Hang him high!

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