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December 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Horror: “Open Graves” Trailer

Courtesy of horrornewsvideos

As a youtube commenter notes, looks like Jumanji, (but amazingly not as scary as the kid oriented original, lol…) Another acting stretch for Eliza Dushku, uhm not.

December 6, 2009. Tags: , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Sarah at the Gridiron Dinner highlights…

Politico:

Palin said if GOP ticket had won last year, she would be veep and Biden would be “selling his book, Going Rogaine.”

Palin tells gridiron she loves her hotel room in DC: “I could see the russian embassy”

Palin takes a shot at steve schmidt, “if I ever need a bald campaign mgr,it appears all I am left w is james carville.”

Palin joke in speech re book travels : “the view is so much better from inside the bus than under it.”

Palin said she was addressing “leading journalists and intellectuals, or as I put it, a death panel.”

Palin said “sometimes you’ve got to trust your instincts and when you don’t, you end up in places like this ”

Palin jokes big announcement: “tomorrow I am going to Iowa ……noon to 3p at barnes & noble ”

Palin tells gridiron that in dc “I went out for a jog. Or as newsweek calls it–a photo shoot.”

Palin at gridiron jokes normally dem speaker next but: “McCain campaign staff asked if they could have that time for rebuttal.”

(more…)

December 6, 2009. Tags: , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Housing: FINALLY! Some data on the trial mods! Treasury reports more than 27% of homeowners in trial modification are delinquent…

They were forced to answer the inquiry on status of the 600,000+ trial mods finally, and it ain’t good. Not good at all. What IS good is that we are getting some data. Just last week HUD Treasury was claiming no one was late on these payments. On tv in fact, in an interview with Diana Olick which we posted here.

The real shxtstorm is gonna hit us when FANNIE and FHA run out of money. Their book is over 3 TRILLION at FAN alone now and their delinquency rate is EXPLODING. A month after saying they Absolutely Positively did not need a bailout, the FHA is raising it’s premiums, cuz guess what? They need a frakkin bailout…

When will these fools stop trying everything BUT the damned HOLC!!!?!? AARRRGLE! This Admin is so frakking enamored of everything ELSE FDR did why not this? Oh yeah HRC suggested it in 2007 and 2008, thus Obama won’t do it. Frakkers. Their next ingenius plan will be the HEMAP model so taxpayers can LOAN homeowners their mortgage payments. Again padding servicers pockets and not addressing the underlying issue. Via FAN FRED we OWN THE DAMNED HOUSES ALREADY!! Why not buy them outright under HOLC and cut a deal with the homeowners directly with the government. It would be less ongoing intervention and cost less dammit. This is yet ANOTHER example of an actual CRISIS that Team Obama has FAILED to address successfully, while they focus all their attention on health care, housing is falling off a cliff and it WILL drag the entire economy down with it…again.

ABCNews:

More than one-quarter of homeowners receiving help under a U.S. government foreclosure prevention plan are behind on their new mortgage payments, a Treasury Department survey has found. Some 650,000 borrowers are participating in the trial phase of the Obama administration’s Home Affordable Modification Program, a $75 billion taxpayer-financed program launched this year….

…A Treasury Department survey of large mortgage servicers found “over 73 percent of borrowers are current in their trial plan payments,” Assistant Treasury Secretary Herbert Allison told a congressional oversight panel.

That leaves about 27 percent who are delinquent on the payments.

Allison provided written answers to questions raised at an October hearing before the Congressional Oversight Panel, which monitors the government’s foreclosure prevention plan and other financial rescue efforts.

Allison said that “while not all eligible borrowers will convert to permanent modifications, it is too early to estimate a failure rate, diagnose causes and predict future success rates.”

Let me give them a hand. The diagnosis of the underlying cause is UNEMPLOYMENT. The failure rate is TOO LARGE. The future success rate will FALL as UE rises. DO THE DAMNED HOLC! (Read HRC WSJ OPED on the HOLC from September 24, 2008 at link)

Experts say the conversion rate to permanent loans is the key to determining the program’s ultimate success or failure.

The Treasury has not published figures on how many trial loan modifications have been made permanent, but it said it will start doing so this month.

The next monthly report on the program will be released next week, Treasury Department spokeswoman Meg Reilly said.

This week Treasury officials threatened to fine mortgage lenders unless they speed efforts to give hard-pressed homeowners a permanent break on monthly payments….

December 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Hillary Clinton, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

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