Friday, October 30, 2009
Free Speech Friday is Back!
Guest post by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Image is the first image to come up under a Google image search for "free speech."
It's been a while, but I thought it would be good to bring back a JNS staple: Free Speech Friday.
JNS readers are free to post whatever they wish (with the following exceptions - spam, racist/sexist items, and posts specifically related to ongoing or threatened "formal complaints.")
And in case you're having trouble thinking of anything to talk amongst yourselves, I'll give you a topic...
An anonymous commenter sent in this previously unpublished comment:
"I have a question for you Jeff. I am not sure if this post is the most appropriate place for the question so, feel free to copy it and post it where you feel it is most relevant.
"I understand that you are considered an expert on the subject of Mortgages. I have read several times where you went door to door in your efforts to help the foreclosure problems in Minneapolis. My question:
"Given your understanding of Mortgage and the guidelines/rules the lenders must adhere to, I am wanting to know if your expertise would be better utilized by addressing the lenders? In other words, I believe that the lenders are to blame for the current crisis. They are the ones who approved these mortgage's (sic) that re being foreclosed in record numbers. Door to door effort seems to be addressing the result as opposed to addressing the lenders who made the mistakes. That way I would think that you could help on a large scale by addressing the problem and its origin (lenders).
"Could you respond with your opinion please?
"(btw, I am posting as anonymous at this point but, I will give my full name if you decide to use my question in a new or different post.)"
I will respond, but I'd like to open the floor, so to speak, for others to chime in first.
Also, I want to point out to JNS readers that this week there have been several touching comments regarding Haywood Eaton and Annshalike Hamilton. Those of you to whom such posts are important, I encourage you to go back and read them.
With that, I yield the floor. Let the wild rumpus start!