Thank you Bill: Absentee landlord, foreclosure scammer owns blown up house

Anyone who has ever said something nasty about community organizers has never met nor benefited from the life work of Bil Callahan. And this blog post about the neglect behind the Cleveland home that blew up yesterday and has created homeless people is just the tip of the iceberg for how he continues to contribute:…

Mandel one of just three GOP to cross aisle in support of foreclosure relief bill

Kudos to Ohio 17 (my district) State Rep. Josh Mandel (R, Lyndhurst) for voting in favor of the Ohio house bill intended to halt foreclosure proceedings for six months. From the Plain Dealer: House Bill 3, which resorts to a tactic last used during the Great Depression to buy time for homeowners, passed by a…

Eric Cantor’s Solutions Center epitomizes GOP’s failure to understand, relate

After reading Eric’s post at Plunderbund about House Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s attempt to offer online answers to (his notion of) constituent concerns, here’s what I wrote in a comment at P-bund: What is most obviously out of touch about Cantor’s site is that it is geared ONLY toward people who: -already have a job…

Cleveland Freeze the Foreclosures rally: Thursday, 10/30, 4pm, Justice Center

I received the following e-mail from Bill Callahan: The Great Bank Bailout was first proposed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Chairman on September 18, less than 40 days ago. Just think of what’s happened since then. $700 billion in “capital infusions” approved for the financial industry. Wachovia acquired by Wells…

Bachmann district: higher foreclosure rate than rest of MN or USA, biggest donor=mortgage lender

Looks like MN Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is really in for a tough election, and probably should have been anyway. I really didn’t know much more about her beyond the George Bush kiss until last Friday when she suggested that the media needs to investigate the members of Congress to see who is pro-America and…