Bonita Woman Forestalls eviction - for now

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Submitted by deadzone on September 15, 2010 - 11:27am

Saw this gem in the UT today. Apparently US Congressmen are publicly advocating theft.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/...

Submitted by meadandale on September 15, 2010 - 12:11pm.

I have no sympathy for people like this and can't understand those that do.

Her situation is entirely of her own doing. She borrowed HEAVILY against her home equity and when the shit hit the fan it's everyone's fault but hers.

Submitted by XBoxBoy on September 15, 2010 - 12:53pm.

deadzone wrote:
Apparently US Congressmen are publicly advocating theft.

I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIX_0nMlIBU

UnionTribune wrote:
she borrowed $539,000 against the home to help facilitate a divorce and pay off debt.

She needed $539,000 to pay for her divorce and debts????? WTF. Unbelievable that the article just skims over that detail.

Submitted by DWCAP on September 15, 2010 - 1:20pm.

I saw that on the news last night. Filner was informed the day before the rally that the bank would not be taking the house. He begruggingly admitted that later on. That rally was all pomp and show, the bank had no intention of evicting her then, and they knew it.

But now what? She quit her job, has only a passive income, and little to no spousal support (I dont know, but it doesnt sound like much). How is she gonna pay this loan back? Or just pay her bills in general?

Simple answer is she isnt.

Everything else is extend, pretend, and deny. Thanks Rep Filner for making sure this draggs on and on.

I do hope her son gets better.

Submitted by UCGal on September 15, 2010 - 1:28pm.

I'm pretty darn liberal - but I don't have a lot of sympathy for this woman.

When she cashed out with a refi - did she set aside money for rainy day?

I'm sorry her son is sick -but there are lots of families that deal with illnesses from a rental. I don't see how it's relevant to her pulling cash out of her house and then not paying the debt.

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 1:32pm.

She's not the first person I've seen get a divorce and try to keep a property where they had no income with which to keep it. Why didn't she sell it instead in 2007 and split the proceeds with her ex-spouse and each of them buy or rent another property? Or allow her spouse to "cash her equity out" if he could qualify??

Move on. Same old story. Being from there myself, I REPEATEDLY witnessed couples who had lived in separate parts of the house for YEARS and was always told the same thing by the `do-nothing women' set, "I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY `LIFESTYLE' FOR ANY REASON! When my last kid moves their (HS) graduation tassle to the other side of their head, then AND ONLY THEN, will I seek counsel to get a settlement and move out of this `sham' arrangement, but not ONE MINUTE before that." It always takes two to tango.

Yawn . . . board your BMW for your weekly salon / manicure / massage / tanning appts, neighborhood bunco games and dog-walking groups. I never knew too much first-hand about this tough existence when I lived there because I was under my OWN "light treatment" at the time . . . flourescents in dtn SD from 8 - 5, lol . . .

I agree with Union Bank. Filner is only succeeding in embarrassing her publicly. She's a freeloader and probably always has been.

Submitted by briansd1 on September 15, 2010 - 2:23pm.

I don't have much sympathy for that woman.

But I sympathize more with her that with the bank executives who facilitated the bubble but got to walk away with billions in the bank.

That woman is just a small fish in the big pond of life.

Submitted by flu on September 15, 2010 - 2:35pm.

I shouldn't have a problem finding customers with my soon to be launched website described here...
http://piggington.com/hey_someone_does_w...

Submitted by flu on September 15, 2010 - 2:38pm.

Take heart folks. Looking the UT comments sections, I can't find too many comments that show much sympathy...Sounds to me, this person is going to get the social flogging...

And maybe finally mainstream america has caught on, and are just sick if this b.s.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on September 15, 2010 - 3:17pm.

And she has a commercial property too...

Submitted by deadzone on September 15, 2010 - 3:26pm.

I agree with you about the banks Brian. However, I don't think Union Bank should be punished because I didn't see them taking any TARP money. Regardless, by law the bank may reposess the house if the customer doesn't make the payments, that is common sense and how the system works. What type of message is Filner sending..

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 4:26pm.

Just came back from a couple errands and there were already two "Popovich" sign spinners out on major intersections, obviously trying to capitalize on Filner's recent blunder!

Lol, I must have been "asleep at the switch." Is it already "election season" again??

edit: lol, I just looked up to see who he was:

http://therightfieldline.blogspot.com/20...

spelling, anyone? Need better sunglasses . . . lol.

P-O-P-A-D-I-T-C-H, a highly decorated wounded war veteran who earned the Silver Star.

Is there still time to change my registration?? I think Filner's done his time and been "in place" long enough.

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 4:32pm.

Why are there no term limits for members of Congress?? Any Piggs know?

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 4:38pm.

bearishgurl wrote:
. . . Is there still time to change my registration?? . . .

"You may change your party affiliation up to 15 days before an election by re-registering."

Got it. Thanks, self!

Submitted by patb on September 15, 2010 - 8:39pm.

lets not forget the banks stole trillions.

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 9:14pm.

This young man (current candidate for the 51st Congress seat running against Bob Filner, career bureaucrat), in spite of everything that's happened to him, has a TON of energy. His main platform is to limit government and get government out of the way. Sounds good to me. Here's a string of videos:

http://www.popaditchforcongress.com/

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on September 15, 2010 - 9:38pm.

bearishgurl wrote:
Why are there no term limits for members of Congress?? Any Piggs know?

Because congress needs to pass that amendment to the constitution and they will never do that....

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 15, 2010 - 9:42pm.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
bearishgurl wrote:
Why are there no term limits for members of Congress?? Any Piggs know?

Because congress needs to pass that amendment to the constitution and they will never do that....

Makes perfect sense. Of course their own "job security" is paramount to them, since most voters probably just darken in the "incumbent" circle without too much thought. Thanks enron. I never took poly sci . . .

Submitted by BigGovernmentIsGood on September 15, 2010 - 9:53pm.

bearishgurl wrote:
This young man (current candidate for the 51st Congress seat running against Bob Filner, career bureaucrat), in spite of everything that's happened to him, has a TON of energy. His main platform is to limit government and get government out of the way. Sounds good to me.

Awesome! Let's get government out of the way so that British Petroleum can drill off the coast of California! And let's dismantle all those regulations keeping our air and water clean because those regs are preventing corporations from being as profitable as they could be! And let's deregulate the banking industry entirely so that banks can lever up 1000:1 and completely destroy the economy once and for all! And lets eliminate all food stamps so that the 1 in 4 American children currently dependent on them starve!

Yeehaw! I can't wait to live in a society where corporations are free to do as they please and government regulations and the government social safety net have been completely eliminated. What a magnificent utopia it will be!

Submitted by investor on September 16, 2010 - 8:50am.

BigGovernmentIsGood wrote:
bearishgurl wrote:
This young man (current candidate for the 51st Congress seat running against Bob Filner, career bureaucrat), in spite of everything that's happened to him, has a TON of energy. His main platform is to limit government and get government out of the way. Sounds good to me.

Awesome! Let's get government out of the way so that British Petroleum can drill off the coast of California! And let's dismantle all those regulations keeping our air and water clean because those regs are preventing corporations from being as profitable as they could be! And let's deregulate the banking industry entirely so that banks can lever up 1000:1 and completely destroy the economy once and for all! And lets eliminate all food stamps so that the 1 in 4 American children currently dependent on them starve!

Yeehaw! I can't wait to live in a society where corporations are free to do as they please and government regulations and the government social safety net have been completely eliminated. What a magnificent utopia it will be!


Well, if you like big government, there is always north korea. biggest government you can get. They control everything. You should love that!

Submitted by Ren on September 16, 2010 - 10:49am.

investor wrote:
Well, if you like big government, there is always north korea. biggest government you can get. They control everything. You should love that!

I hear Cuba's doing well.

Submitted by bearishgurl on September 16, 2010 - 11:18am.

BigGovernmentIsGood wrote:
Yeehaw! I can't wait to live in a society where corporations are free . . . blah, blah, blah

This is either a new troller or a wayward Pigg that decided it might be fun to take on a temporary identity . . . lol. Go back and assume your position in the food line at 23rd and Imperial to try to get your needed "services" out of our shrinking "government."

Submitted by BigGovernmentIsGood on September 17, 2010 - 7:07am.

bearishgurl wrote:
BigGovernmentIsGood wrote:
Yeehaw! I can't wait to live in a society where corporations are free . . . blah, blah, blah

This is either a new troller or a wayward Pigg that decided it might be fun to take on a temporary identity . . . lol. Go back and assume your position in the food line at 23rd and Imperial to try to get your needed "services" out of our shrinking "government."

So you think that someone who believes in government regulations to stop corporations from polluting the air and water is a troller? Interesting. And no, I'm not on government assistance. I have a job and am self-supporting.

It's just that unlike you, I'm able to conceptualize what the government does beyond the level of a third-grader. I believe we need government regulations in order to stop companies like BP from destroying the planet.

In your original post on this topic, you said you wanted to 'get government out of the way.' Exactly what is it that the government is keeping you from doing? The government obviously isn't keeping you from performing the vital function of posting on the Internet all day.

Submitted by BigGovernmentIsGood on September 17, 2010 - 7:14am.

investor wrote:

Well, if you like big government, there is always north korea. biggest government you can get. They control everything. You should love that!

Oh my goodness! Am I ever impressed with the wit on this board. You got me. When I mentioned that I was in favor of food stamps so that 1/4 of our nation's kids wouldn't starve to death, I actually meant that I wanted to turn the U.S. into North Korea. Very well played sir.

I would consider myself to be retarded if I had told those who were in favor of limited government to go live in Somalia, but your posting on North Korea is one of the more brilliant that I've ever read on the Internets. I can see that the conservatives on this board are going to be very tough to outwit. Very tough indeed.

Submitted by meadandale on September 17, 2010 - 7:22am.

My kingdom for an ignore button...

Submitted by BigGovernmentIsGood on September 17, 2010 - 7:51am.

Ren wrote:
I hear Cuba's doing well.

Better than the Gulf Coast I'm sure. If you really want to experience 'limited government' in real time take a trip to the Gulf Coast so you can get a feel for all that was destroyed due to lack of proper government regulation. I'd prefer to stay away from that area as I don't like exposing myself to cancer-causing agents any more than necessary, but a limited-government conservative like yourself would fit right in down there.

Submitted by Arraya on September 17, 2010 - 8:12am.

I, for one, am sick of the traffic nanny state created by the dreadful Federal Highway Administration. Always telling me what to do and controlling my every move with it's signs and lights. It's tyranny.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 17, 2010 - 8:50am.

on the subject of traffic lights, there was an interesting european study that found lower accident rates and better driivng when certain traffic signals were eliminated. people had to take control of their own safety. there would probably be a bad adjustment period int he states, since we're nbuttier, also maybe so nuts we'd never adjust. but it worked somehwere, i think it was england. interesting. not that im antigovt or traffic sign or anything. it was discussed ina bike chat group

Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 17, 2010 - 8:53am.

is she part of the shadow inventory?

can extend and pretend really work?

when i hear people talk about their loan mods, things like this, it makes me think the downside risk is large, the upside possibilities small. makes me feel icky about participating in such a
market.

i think i'd rather live in Cuba than somalia. better parties? North korea is my second choice. then somalia.

Submitted by jimmyle on September 17, 2010 - 10:26am.

We all know that we need a government. The only debate is that how big should it be? Currently, the majority of people think that the government has gotten too big and too wasteful. Our sales tax started out at 0%, and now it is approaching 10% and they still want to squeeze in another half percent and people are tired of this.

Submitted by teaboy on September 18, 2010 - 6:33pm.

jimmyle wrote:
We all know that we need a government. The only debate is that how big should it be? Currently, the majority of people think that the government has gotten too big and too wasteful. Our sales tax started out at 0%, and now it is approaching 10% and they still want to squeeze in another half percent and people are tired of this.

Yes, sales tax may well be one of the more visible forms of tax to many people. But on a forum like this I would hope that we can look at the cost/benefits of government more subjectively, rather than digressing to a few distracting talking points. Isn't that what our politicians are for?

Here's the way I look at it:
My 1st assumption is that most reasonable people would agree that over a single "economic cycle" the budget should balance (i.e. total tax revenue = total spending).

Therefore, if lower spending = lower taxes then shouldn't we be looking at the major spending categories?
I believe the major spending categories are something like:
Medicare, Medicaid, etc (33%)
Social Security (21%)
Defense (20%)

So, if this is where the majority of tax dollars are spent, why are we wasting our time on this board talking about this vague "big government" boogie man which the "majority of people" is wasting their life worrying about?

Or do we think that those 3 main spending categories have much less $$ fat to trim than others?

Or is it possible that we actually all need to and soon will end up paying more tax than we already do, but the only way to make that palatable to ourselves is to expend 90% of our efforts to reduce our spending (and we therefore assume our tax bills) by $1.50 per year each. Big whoop.

tb

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