• Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

    Here’s a little light reading.  And if that wasn’t enough fun, here’s the response.  And some other interesting filings.  But wait there’s more!  And you can still cut a chicken!    I just got home but I wanted to get these up as quick as I could.  One of The Brother’s sayings that I like to quote is when people talk about lawyers taking all the money, he says “If y’all would just act right, I’d be out of business”.  Looks like there’s plenty of work for lawyers in Denver and Santa Ana tonight.

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers

    I get a New Toy, nothing too demanding

    [youtube _7VgDSNxlGU] NEW TOY! I talked to Todd Bennett about which Curve to get. It’s to the point that I need email capabilities on the move. Todd is the shit. I couldn’t recommend someone more than I recommend Todd for this sort of stuff. Everyone I know has a curve. I figured it was the way to go. Not so much says Todd. Get the 3g iphone. Really? You’re advising me to get the the hottest toy on the market? So off I went on Monday. I guess I should turn on the news more often. They’d been sold out since 3pm that day, but more were coming in the…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Dogs,  Title Insurance

    Veins of power struggle explode into a bloody mess

    I am fascinated by all of this.  Everyone I know who has done business with the Hauptmans walks away feeling the uncontrolable desire to take a hot shower.  My advice to Parker Kennedy, don’t drop the soap in Colorado, at least not while Jerry’s around.  Rockymtntitle had this to say last night: You nailed it EO – Parker Kennedy was in Colorado today holding meetings with management to finalize the last few details(Hauptman not present) Left work today thinking the Colo Mercury companies were as good as sold to FATCO, then……BAM, Jerry sold to Fidelity. Do you think he’s laughing all the way to the bank? I think he’s morally…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Title Insurance

    EVERY WORD I EVER UTTER IS TO BE TAKEN AS A DIRECT ROYAL PROCLAMATION, OR FACE DEATH BY THE FIRING SQUAD

    Ah, I feel better. Hey kids! Look what I found! Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is. Don’t stop there Wine Dog! OK, I won’t. Is this wrong? How about this? Here’s the map. This is kind of a re-hash for those who have been here a while, but it’s just like the I Love Lucy Vitameatavegamin gag. I laugh every time. [youtube xBcdRDB14e0] This just in!!!! Game over.

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    Leave your body and soul at the door . . .

    This was not discussed in the investor call yesterday. I know, I listened to the whole molar grinding event. Here’s what’s going to happen. Mercury is going to file bankruptcy and First American is going to take over the Colorado operations. FATCO currently has no direct operations in Colorado and they’ve been champing at the bit to get some for a long time. The agreement with Mercury kept them at bay. The counter-suit will bury Mercury Companies. For some reason Colorado is the new battle ground. Ted’s Excellent Title Adventure is busy trying out their new business model in Colorado and FATCO wants in before it takes hold. Mark my…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    Mercury press release

    ———————————————————————— From: pressrelease@stgco.com To: Real Estate Broker .com Sent: 7/31/2008 XXXXX P.M. Mountain Daylight Time Subj: Security Title Press Release Mercury Companies Statement – July 30, 2008 Mercury Companies’ Colorado companies – including Security Title, United Title, First American Heritage, Title America and Guardian Mortgage Documents, Inc. – are completely unaffected by the July 29, 2008 decision to cease funding operations in Arizona, California and Texas and will continue business as usual. Despite the difficult market, these Colorado-based companies have remained profitable and, in fact, are market leaders sharing approximately 30 percent of the Colorado market. Security Title, United Title, First American Heritage and Title America continue to process transactions…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Title Insurance

    Still going…

    From the peanut gallery, one of the best television news articles I’ve seen on the subject. http://www.azfamily.com/video/localnews-index.html?nvid=268839 A big PBE welcome to our brethren in the Copper State.  Oregon…anybody in da house?  I know the Lone Star State has checked in…

  • Coconut Telegraph,  Corporate Wankers,  Title Insurance

    Today is a day of reckoning let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong

    More off the Coconut Telegraph -Ivy Anderson resigned the day before this all went down (I had the chance to work with her on a few things when she was the CFO at Alliance; I’m not a fan of hers at all) -Sandi Sigg knew of this at least a couple of days in advance, but didn’t even tell a soul until late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning (I heard the Sac Region President Mary Lou Oaks wasn’t notified until very late Tuesday). -As of 7:30 PM last night, no final checks with any type of wages were issued. It looks like they worked for nothing for the past two weeks.…