First off, John Garamendi.Â I love this guy.Â When he was the Insurance Commissioner, I complained to him at an A’s game about the Evil Empire (FNF).Â He actually seemed like he was listening.Â Next thing you know, the fines come rolling down.Â We don’t like kickbacks.Â They give title companies a bad name.Â Real Estate Agents that ask for them are just as guilty and need some sanctions as well.Â Minding our own keeps the likes of Jackie Spieirs out of our business.Â At any rate, John Garamendi is now the Lt. Governor of the Great State of California.Â I hear he’s running for Governor, but he just said in an interview that Schwartzenegger was doing a good job with these fires, which I think he is, and then followed it with this little bon mot regarding the worst President in the history of this country:
GARAMENDI: ….. The president goes some place, you’ve got a huge entourage, you’ve got Secret Service all over the place. And all the chaos that comes with whatever the president arrives — wherever the president happens to arrive. But, listen, what we really need are those firefighters, we need the equipment. We need frankly — we need our (California National Guard) troops back from Iraq. We’ll get on here, whether he comes or not that’s not really the issue. I just hope that if he does come, he brings more than he brought to New Orleans.
He’s got the Right Wing up in arms, except Garamendi’s right.Â What did Bush bring to New Orleans?Â Nada. Zilch.Â Phfft.
Second shot over the bow.Â Am I the only guy that knew that the bottom was going to fall out of the real estate market?Â The bubble didn’t burst, it slathered soap bubbles all over the economy.Â Harry’s got four new listings this week.Â Mostly bank owned.Â That’s good for Harry, especially if he sells them, but that many bank owned properties are bad for California.Â The largest mortgage company in the State just shut their doors.Â It’s a sad day.Â I don’t understand how the money’s there one minute and whoops!Â It ain’t here no more.Â The banks can make that money available and stop this mess.Â The Fed can step in and stop this slide.Â The money was available like this last year, it can be available this year.Â Although the mortgage crash of 2007 smells a lot like the savings and loan debacle that occurred under some other President’s watch…and the guy’s name was?Â That’s right Bush.Â Coincidence?Â You be the judge.
The Evil Empire Mini-me just canned a bunch more people and gave everybody a 20% cut in pay.Â I’ve got to ask John “Ass Clown” Harritt something.Â Why weren’t you bankrolling some of the bucketloads of cash these people made for you?Â Why were you recruiting and opening offices when the writing was clearly on the walls.Â Business is cyclical you little dimwit.Â Real businessmen save some of their profits for a rainy day.Â They don’t spend it like drunken sailors.Â People are not disposable and there is a place in hell for CEO’s who behave like you have.Â Shame on you.Â I hope your ass is next.Â I put you up there with the devil himself, Bill Foley.Â For those not in the know, Bill Foley is the burger flipper who ruined the title insurance business when he got into it in 1988.
Next up, the Sox and the Rockies are in the Series?Â Maybe it is the apocalypse.Â Now playing the role of Bill Buckner…