Archive for June 27th, 2011
quits changes her mind, the TTWNF will be attending a screening of her hagiographic propaganda biopic in mighty Pella, Iowa tonight. According to the Sarah Palin Dictionary and Salad Shooter:
Undefeated — Not admitting to having been defeated.
Joe McGinnis has a nice start on a list of what everyone else would described as “defeats.”
WC notes that Jim Crawford has a “Compass” opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News this morning. Crawford complains that AHFC and AIDEA – the state agencies charged with subsidizing and making residential and business loans, respectively – are charging fees interest rates that are too high. He complains that they are making too much money. Mr. Crawford is described as “a third-generation Alaskan, is an Anchorage real estate broker, property manager and investor.”
If this is the same Jim Crawford that owned the late, unlamented City Mortgage, his chutzpah rating is off the charts. City Mortgage is bankrupt (fee link), a result of very serious mismanagement by its president, Jim Crawford. Crawford was alleged to have converted (read: stole) escrow deposits from City Mortgage’s customers, converted (read: stole) its employees 401(k) contributions, and converted (read: stole) IRS withholding taxes from employees’ salaries. When the whole house of cards came crashing down, a lot of people lost a lot of money as a consequence of some very poor decisions by City Mortgage’s management.
So for Mr. Crawford to opine in Alaska’s largest newspaper that the business practices of two successful state agencies are too conservative, well, there’s not enough salt in Alaska you can take to swallow his comments. Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; apparently, those who failed recklessly and catastrophically write opinion pieces.