Monday, December 6, 2010


Florida, Penile State extraordinaire, penetrated by the sharpsters at State Farm. See brilliant piece in the Herald Tribune.

How State Farm cashed in on a crisis

Through DaVinci, State Farm quietly continues to collect money from thousands of former customers who were told their homes were too risky to insure. MORE
One question the article does not address: Where were the "regulators?" Does the PENILE STATE actually have regulators? What do they do? How do they do it? With what budget? etc.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Rocket Docket" courts set up in Florida to expedite the process of dirtbag lenders are kicking people out of their homes without having to provide any real evidence that the banks own the note or that the homeowners are delinquent, according to Matt Taibbi:

The bank's new set of papers also traces ownership of the loan from the original lender, Novastar, to JP Morgan and then to Bank of New York. The bank, in other words, is trying to push through a completely new set of documents in its attempts to foreclose on Kowalski's clients.

There's only one problem: The dates of the transfers are completely fucked. More.

"Rocket Docket" courts set up in Florida to expedite the process of dirtbag lenders are kicking people out of their homes without having to provide any real evidence that the banks own the note or that the homeowners are delinquent, according to Matt Taibbi:

The bank's new set of papers also traces ownership of the loan from the original lender, Novastar, to JP Morgan and then to Bank of New York. The bank, in other words, is trying to push through a completely new set of documents in its attempts to foreclose on Kowalski's clients.

There's only one problem: The dates of the transfers are completely fucked. More.

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Penile State Genius

Man Tied to Housing Scheme Arrested for Grand Theft

Investigators say McNair is running a business called Homes for Americans that finds houses in foreclosure and leases them to unsuspecting victims. These victims pay a membership fee to his company and pay monies to McNair to lease property that he does not own. See more here.

Penile Freedom

ABC 7 News Sarasota
63 small dogs abandoned on rural Florida road

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Night Fun

Go here and pick Fiona, and have her say, in Italian:

questi tea party republicani sono stronzi

at least somebody's still talking sense...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bring it on, Tea Party

Your hardcore Dixieland fans in the Penile State want you so baaaad!

Your local bank.. er, burglar.

It is illegal for any bank representative to enter a property if they have not yet retaken it at a foreclosure sale, especially if there is any sign the home is occupied, foreclosure experts say.

The process of banks hiring people to break into homes, even when occupied, is just the latest oddity of the messy foreclosure crisis in Florida.

Some property owners are reporting the break-ins to law enforcement as burglaries. Yet investigators consider the disputes a civil matter because the contractors do not display criminal intent.

That essentially leaves the property owners without recourse.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Baggers bagged by Oligarchic Corporate State

In the Tea Party narrative, victory at the polls means a new American revolution, one that will "take our country back" from everyone they disapprove of. But what they don't realize is, there's a catch: This is America, and we have an entrenched oligarchical system in place that insulates us all from any meaningful political change. The Tea Party today is being pitched in the media as this great threat to the GOP; in reality, the Tea Party is the GOP.

Vast forests have already been sacrificed to the public debate about the Tea Party: what it is, what it means, where it's going. But after lengthy study of the phenomenon, I've concluded that the whole miserable narrative boils down to one stark fact: They're full of shit. All of them.

READ the whole fucking thing and weep tears of laughter.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let's hear it for Rick Scott

Would anyone have any objections if we stipulate that he's a scumbag? (That's our interpretation - not necessarily that of the sender of the message that follows)

Republican Rick Scott announced two policy proposals if he is elected. One is to allow Citizen's Insurance to raise rates to encourage more private companies to get back into the Florida's insurance market. He believes that if we raise the rates of 1.2 million Florida households, more private insurance companies will be interested in coming back to Florida. This plan will allow insurance companies to raise rates without almost any limits or regulations (details here).

His second plan is to save money by gutting the prison budget by a billion dollars. Law enforcement, prison, and union officials warn that a billion dollar cut would force some prisons to close and some dangerous inmates to be released. Scott wants to model our prison system after Texas. This coming from the Scott who touts he will add 700,000 jobs to Florida's economy when he is actually planning to cut thousands of jobs. (details here)

As if this is not enough, HCA and the lobbyists for US Sugar Corp are hosting a fundraiser for Rick Scott at Yankee Stadium on Sunday at the Yankees-Red Sox game. Yes, the same HCA that was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud under Scott's watch. And yes, the same US Sugar Corp that poured millions in ads trashing Rick Scott during the primary. All this fundraising for Rick Scott who was on TV every twenty minutes during the primary calling himself the "outsider" who could be counted on not to take lobbying money. Hah! (details here)

Business Weak

Read the BW story about premature foreclosures:

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Attorneys general in three U.S. states are investigating foreclosures at Ally Financial Inc.’s GMAC Mortgage unit after the lender said it would halt some evictions following a discovery of faulty documentation.

Then read this:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Penile State is Number One

At Powerball:

Florida Stiffs: #47

  • In Florida, 3 million adults volunteered with an organization (20.9%) - ranking them at number 47 among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • 1.1 million residents in Florida worked with neighbors to fix a community problem (7.2%).
  • 45.9 percent of Florida residents donated money, assets, or property with a combined value of more than $25 to charitable or religious organizations.
  • 58.7 percent of residents in Florida voted in the 2008 Presidential election- ranking them at number 31 among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • The first two bullets average data from 2007 to 2009; the third bullet averages data from 2008 to 2009; and the last bullet on voting reflects single year data from 2008.
  • Please visit the glossary at for more information on the terms listed within this profile.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Never Underestimate the Insanity of Floridians

Dateline Gainesville, FL - home of UF, prestigious bastion of learning:

We met with the Fire Marshal and agreed to all their stipulations. There was no legal reason to turn us down. It was strictly a political move. We will on 9/11 still burn Korans.
Dunceworld Outreach Center

Breaking Stupidity...

Dunceworld embeds a video of hard-to-beat loonytunity:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Weimar Election Parallel Strikes Penile State

Florida Land of Ersatz Genius.

The German federal election, March 1933 in the Weimar Republic was held on 5 March 1933. Thanks to the success of the Nazi Party and its allies in the poll, its leader and Chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler, was able to pass the Enabling Act, which effectively gave him the power of a dictator.

The Nazis performed best in Eastern Germany.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Razing Arizona

Asshat says Penilestate will shame Arizona into screwing illegals even more bigger.

Wreck Scott

Way to go Rick! From the Florida Independent:

Rick Scott health care company accused of overbilling Medicare

Two weeks before Florida’s primary, new allegations of improper Medicare billing by Solantic, a health care company co-founded by Rick Scott, have surfaced, in addition to charges made by former Solantic doctors that their names and licenses were used without their consent. Within hours of being pressed for answers by The Florida Independent, Solantic officials and Scott held hastily arranged press conferences Tuesday to rebut the charges. more...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Red Alert from Red State Bonehead

Creative Loafing offers a helpful perspective on Rich Swier and his minions.

The stage is set for the day’s main event. Dr. Richard Swier, editor of local conservative blog Red County, will have his chance to appeal the decision of a district advisory committee that denied his “request for reconsideration of instructional material,” a formal complaint originally filed on April 25. Swier sought to have the textbook World History: Patterns of Interaction removed from the school curriculum, believing that it unfairly favors the religion of Islam over Christianity. more...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dengue, Dispersants, and the Creeps who protect us

Florida Dengue Fever Outbreak Leads Back to CIA and Army Experiments

by: H.P. Albarelli Jr. and Zoe Martell, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

With little fanfare on July 13, Florida officials released the findings of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study conducted recently in the Key West area revealing that about 10 percent, or 1,000 people, of the coastal town's population are infected with the dengue fever virus.
In the early 1950s, Fort Detrick, in partnership with the CIA, launched a multi-million dollar research program under which dengue fever and several addition exotic diseases were studied for use in offensive biological warfare attacks.

... three sites in Florida, Key West, Panama City and Avon Park, as well as two other locations in central Florida, were used for experiments with mosquito-borne dengue fever and other biological substances.

The experiments in Avon Park, about 170 miles from Miami, were covertly conducted in a low-income African-American neighborhood that contained several newly constructed public housing projects. CIA documents related to its top-secret Project MK/NAOMI clearly indicate that the mosquitoes used in Avon Park were the Aedes aegypti type. Specially equipped aircraft, in one of the larger experiments, released 600,000 mosquitoes over the area. In one of the Avon Park experiments, about 150,000 mosquitoes were dropped in paper bags designed to open upon impact with the ground. Each bag held about 1,000 insects. Besides dengue, some of the mosquitoes were also carrying yellow fever.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Your insurer is regulated by assholes

So when my insurance co. is faced with claims for my home, or those of my neighbors, what if it doesn't have the money?

Which, according to the Herald Tribune, is likely to be the case. The fine story by Paige St. John says:

Eager to replace national carriers fleeing the state and to reduce government-sponsored coverage, regulators have bet Florida's future on companies they know are shaky. They allowed at least four insurers on the verge of failure to write policies through most of 2009, the Herald-Tribune found.

If my insurer goes broke, will it mortgage its headquarters, auction its desks and cars and jets and fax machines, to come up with the cash for its customers to repair their homes?

If not, they should not be in business. Indeed, they should be in jail.

Why are insurance companies, which essentially are ponzi-style bank schemes, not re-organized to represent the people whose needs they are supposed to be serving?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reporklicans and hypocrites to boot

At least 116 Republican governors, senators, and representatives have spent the past year railing against the Recovery Act, while simultaneously requesting funds to create jobs in their districts and taking credit for projects at ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

As the independent PolitiFact put it, they're trying "have their cake... and vote against it too." They know the Recovery Act is creating jobs, but they think attacking it will bring them victory in the 2010 elections.

Not so fast. We're preparing to meet every hypocritical attack with press conferences in states across the nation and a rapid-response program to fact check every lie. But we need your help to make it happen.

Please donate $5 or more today to support our campaign against Recovery Act hypocrisy.

Today is the anniversary of the President signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that has saved or created at least 2 million jobs, cut taxes for 95 percent of working families, and made loans to over 42,000 small businesses. And as a former governor, I can tell you it also provided critical relief for state governments facing record budget shortfalls.

But don't take it from me. Listen to Rep. Joe Wilson, who told the Department of Agriculture that the money he was seeking "would provide jobs and investment" for his South Carolina district. Or take it from Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty, who balanced his state budget with the same funds he's so often attacked on TV.

Even the GOP leadership that went all out to kill the bill has gotten into the game -- Sen. Mitch McConnell has bragged about funding for a military project in Kentucky, while Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor sought funds for a high-speed rail project in Virginia to create jobs.

President Obama has made it clear he knows that we're not out of the woods yet, and he's focused on creating jobs. Honesty with the American people is one of the obligations of leadership.

In stark contrast, Republicans are engaged in a hypocritical campaign of attacks -- and they're proving what we've said all along: Their opposition is about politics, pure and simple.

We're going to prove that it's not winning politics -- but we need your support to expose their hypocrisy: