Archive for February 26th, 2011

Well, At Least They’re Consistent

Apparently it’s not just suspiciously Latino-looking characters that AZ lawmakers want to force into producing their papers:

Arizona may become the first state to require lenders to prove they have the right to foreclose by providing a complete list of any previous owners of the mortgage, under a bill passed yesterday by its Senate.

The legislation, which is headed to the House after being approved 28-2 in the Republican-dominated Senate, would allow foreclosure sales to be voided if lenders that didn’t originate the loan can’t produce the full chain of title. Arizona permits nonjudicial foreclosures, meaning property can be seized from the homeowner without a court order.


The bill would require lenders to provide a document attached to the notice of foreclosure sale with the name and address of every beneficial owner of the deed of trust in chronological order, along with the date, recordation number and a description of the instrument that “conveyed the interest of each beneficiary.”

Excellent.  I suppose it helps that one of the bill’s sponsors is currently doing battle with her own mortgage servicer over this very issue…

(Cross-posted at MyFDL)

February 26th, 2011 at 10:41am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Immigration

What Exactly Are The WI State Troopers Doing?

I sure would like to hear a little more about this tidbit that Dana Milbank mentions in passing:

I reached the unacceptably reasonable and pragmatic Cullen by phone in Illinois, where he is hiding out from Wisconsin state troopers who, dispatched by state Republicans, had been at his home each of the past two nights to try to force him back to the capitol.

The AP reports that the troopers went to the Democratic state senators’ homes and “knocked on the doors and looked around” and that they had supposedly heard reports that some of the senators had come back to Wisconsin.

So am I picturing this right?  State troopers are showing up every night at the homes of state senators that everyone knows are not there, banging on the doors and snooping around (you know, in case maybe the senator snuck home despite all reporting to the contrary), and maybe telling their families that they need to come back right away?

Is Scott Walker using government employees to harass and intimidate the families of state senators who are trying to protect the collective bargaining rights of other government employees?

(Cross-posted at MyFDL)

February 26th, 2011 at 10:11am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Labor,Republicans,Wankers

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