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  • What is Obama doing on the Facebook homepage?

    10/09/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 9 replies
    facebook | 10/09/2012 | freeatlanta
    I went to sign into facebook and the opening page has this movie with an empty chair hanging in the air.I doubt they meant it as an obama slam, but I thought it was funny.
  • Squatters in Texas Town Use Arcane Law to Claim Vacant Homes

    01/05/2012 8:18:57 PM PST · by SteelToe · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2012 | Maggie Kerkman
    Imagine coming back from an extended stay away from home only to find someone has set up shop in your house, claiming it now belongs to them. That’s just what’s happened in dozens of cases in Tarrant County, Texas, where the District Attorney says crooks are trying to use a decades old law to conduct a new scam. “It's just people trying to get something for nothing,” says Tarrant County DA Joe Shannon. The problem first came to Shannon’s attention this year, when police agencies started calling about strange but similar cases. One of them involved Joe Brunner, the head...
  • 13% of all U.S. homes are vacant

    03/28/2011 11:15:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/28/11 | Les Christie
    New York - High residential vacancies are killing many housing markets, as foreclosed homes sit on the market and depress sale prices and property values. And it's only getting worse: The national vacancy rate crept up to just over 13% according to last week's decennial census report. That's up from 12.1% in 2007. "More vacant homes equal more downward pressure on home prices," (Snip) Maine had the highest proportion of empty housing stock, at 22.8%. Other states with gluts of empty houses included Vermont (20.5%), Florida (17.5%), Arizona (16.3%) and Alaska (15.9%).
  • Mitt Romney; Please Run for the Vacant Senate Seat.

    08/30/2009 6:11:57 AM PDT · by central_va · 105 replies · 1,691+ views ^ | 8/30/09 | Self-vanity
    Open letter to Mitt Romney; Please do us all a favor and try to take Kennedy's seat. As a sitting Senator you can still run for President and keep the libs form another vote in the Senate.Mr. Romney expressed no desire to run, I would like more of an explanation than this. Click here.
  • Tax Money Paying for Empty Lt. Guv’s Office

    03/31/2009 10:33:28 PM PDT · by Impy · 33 replies · 818+ views
    Fox Chicago ^ | 3-27-09 | Dane Placko
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Governor Pat Quinn is promising to go through the state budget line by line to look for waste and inefficiency. Some lawmakers say all he needs to do is take the elevator one flight down to find a waste of taxpayer's money. Dane Placko reports on the debate over what to do with the lieutenant governor's office.
  • Detroit, foreclosed

    01/19/2008 12:35:42 PM PST · by Westlander · 5 replies · 83+ views
    Metrotimes ^ | 1-16-2008 | Larry Gabriel
    The first mortgage foreclosure on my block, a couple of years ago, didn't seem like it was part of the current housing crisis. A young family moved in — husband, wife and child. Although they were new, they became active with neighbors on the block. Their son played with other kids. Within a few months of their moving in, Mom gave birth to twins. It was a celebratory occasion for block club members. But shortly, things went bad. After some months of the usual agony and loathing, they divorced. The property settlement left Dad with the house and a mortgage...
  • Lott Must Go(Republicans Need Another Leader)

    12/16/2002 9:28:43 AM PST · by dogbyte12 · 15 replies · 260+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12-16-02 | John Andrews
    I am convinced that it is time for the party of Lincoln to reject the leadership of Lott. None of my business as a state elected official? I believe it is every Republican's business. I agree with President Bush that Senator Lott has seriously erred, and with Senate Whip Don Nickles that a new leader is needed. It's nothing personal. In some tough legislative leadership contests of my own, I've realized that these decisions are not about approval or disapproval of someone, they are about political judgments. The question facing the senator's colleagues, and our party as a whole, is...
  • Lott Must GO (NY POST Editorial)

    12/14/2002 10:40:58 AM PST · by dogbyte12 · 49 replies · 372+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12-14-02 | NY Post Editors
    <p>December 14, 2002 -- Sen. Trent Lott still doesn't get it.</p> <p>Yesterday he offered up yet another dose of contrition for the inanity he pronounced a week ago.</p> <p>But it won't fly.</p> <p>"I want to say this about my state," Lott said. "When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."</p>
  • A poll worth Freeping

    12/13/2002 5:19:08 PM PST · by 2timothy3.16 · 21 replies · 199+ views
    unknown ^ | 12-13-2002 | unknown
    A poll worth Freeping, What should Trent Lott do?
  • Vacant Lott for Rent: The Trent Lott Press Conference Live Thread.

    12/13/2002 2:24:38 PM PST · by section9 · 250 replies · 552+ views
    FOX News Channel ^ | 12/13/02 | Li'l Ol' Me
    Trent "Vacant" Lott is up to bat at 5:30 EST.