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  •  Thank you. (11+ / 0-)

    I have been visiting here a lot lately, after an absence of many months, and I am dismayed to see how many right wing talking points are simply accepted without comment here nowadays. Seems like the entire tone of the community has been shifted to the right (just like the politics of the entire country).

    Thanks for speaking up.

    •  There's a lot of pushback from neolibs (9+ / 0-)

      It won't get them anywhere.  No one is buying what they're selling.

      It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:14:43 PM PDT

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    •  This is Not Recent, Not Hardly (3+ / 0-)

      Frankly on the question of meaningful relief for homeowners who are in distress, this site has been at least 1/3 right wing ever since the entire issue started being discussed in more than passing here.  People have spouted without thinking the right-wing lies about how and why folks got in trouble with their mortgages as if they were gospel, and then whinged when solutions that would forgive one penny of principal were offered about their own mortgages and it not being "fair" to "responsible homeowners."  Some of it has been rabid enough propaganda to make me nearly puke.  So Gogogadgetidjit's comment above is frankly, tame. It is definitely not worth hrn'g (especially since IMO it's a misuse of an HR; he may have an IMO ignoramus opinion that he's too afraid to state plan, thus leading to his IMO poorly-executed sarcastic question, but he still has a right to have it.)

      •  My plan is now under it and I appreciate your (0+ / 0-)

        defense of people being allowed to say what is IYO stupid =)

        I see what you did there.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:42:54 AM PDT

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        •  I've Been Here Many Years (0+ / 0-)

          I know what HRs are for, and what they aren't for.  If it was OK to use just for things we think are stupid, most of us would have been silenced many years ago, myself included.

          And I have read your opinion now as more thoroughly stated and responded to it.  

      •  HR removed. (1+ / 0-)
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        While I found the comment and sarcasm sufficiently offensive to HR, you make the case for removing it.

        The diarist did not describe whether or not the woman, who was the subject of the first part of the diary, had requested a mortgage principal reduction from WF. Rather, the diary indicates that the lady was able straighten out her finances, which had been devastated due to CA govt furloughs. The CA housing market experienced greater-than-average housing-price increases and subsequent greater-than-average devastation when the housing bubble collapsed (with respect to other effected housing markets).

        I do find it troubling that there isn't more pushback against rightwing talking points (examples wrt mortgage principal forgiveness in the comments) here lately. The obvious trolls are booted out right away, but imo it seems like the clever ones find ways to hang out, get TU status, and inject RW views so subtly that they are not called out.

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