Foreclosure auctions beginning to normalize?

From HousingWire:

Third-party sales at foreclosure auctions now higher than ever

Investors are undaunted by rising home prices and increasing interest rates, and perhaps even encouraged by it, as the share of third-party sales at foreclosure auctions reached a new high.

In fact, third party buyers, those who are not associated with the lender or former owner, made up 28.5% of all completed foreclosure auctions in 2016, according to the Year-End 2016 U.S. Home Sales Report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database.

The remaining 71.5% went back to the foreclosing lender. This is up from 23.5% in 2015 and the highest point going back to the earliest data available in 2000.

“The increased competition at the foreclosure auction is resulting in higher sales prices there, which can even result in surplus proceeds going to the distressed homeowner in some cases after other lien holders have been paid,” ATTOM senior vice president Daren Blomquist said.

“Our analysis of sales prices at completed foreclosure auctions in 2016 shows the smallest average loss from the property’s previous sale price since 2007, with 29% of properties nationwide selling for more than the previous sales price at the foreclosure auction,” Blomquist said. “In a handful of markets such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and San Diego, more than 50% of properties sold at foreclosure auctions in 2016 sold for more than their previous sale price.”

“The housing market hit several important milestones in 2016, with distressed sales at a nine-year low and home prices at a 10-year high, just barely below the pre-recession peak in 2006,” Blomquist said. “This was all good news for home sellers, who realized their biggest average profits since purchase nationwide in 2016.”

“Even distressed property sellers are benefitting from this hot seller’s market, with a record-high share of homes at foreclosure auction being purchased by third-party buyers rather than reverting back to the foreclosing bank,” he said.

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147 Responses to Foreclosure auctions beginning to normalize?

  1. Mike says:

    Good Morning New Jersey

  2. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Good Morning Mike.

  3. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Then let them have it. I would much rather we take the higher road than be whored out. You have to put your foot down at some point and say enough.

    Fabius Maximus says:
    February 2, 2017 at 12:36 am
    I’ll let ExPat and others comment on Pharma.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/01/big-pharma-depends-on-immigrants-it-kept-quiet-about-the-travel-ban

    I will say that that the H1B BS coming out of Trump will have consequences, just not the ones you expect. It will all continue, but it will all be moving to Canada.

  4. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I wonder who hates Christians and free speech more, radical Islamists or California liberals?

  5. Ottoman says:

    I wonder who hates blacks, gays, and women having equal rights more, Christians or radical Islamists?

    Fixed it.

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    February 2, 2017 at 9:44 am
    I wonder who hates Christians and free speech more, radical Islamists or California liberals?

  6. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    That’s easy. I’ll give you a hint, which group throws them from the roofs of buildings to fall to their death in front of an applauding crowd?

    I wonder who hates blacks, gays, and women having equal rights more, Christians or radical Islamists?

  7. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I think the women just get thrown in a hole and stoned by the crowd. Serves those bitchez right.

  8. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    If they are lucky. Others are just lit on fire or gang-raped by the entire village.

  9. Alex says:

    Liberals war on women by demanding women allow men in their bathrooms, changing rooms and locker rooms if the men “identify” as women.

  10. D-FENS says:

    Weren’t we just talking about this place in Colts Neck? Seems to have been “struck by lightning”….

    http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2017/02/blaze_rips_through_massive_colts_neck_mansion_phot.html#incart_river_home

  11. Grim says:

    Adaptive reuse

  12. HouseWhineWine says:

    @ 10:03, your rhetoric is horrifying. Truly. I know you think you are being cute or something like that but it’s really disgusting.

  13. PumpkinFace says:

    Trump folded:

    Why did Trump shift his position on drug prices? Here are some things to bear in mind.

    1) The Pharmas are not interested in American populism or populist drug pricing. The pharmaceutical lobby is one of the most powerful in congress. In the unlikely event of an open fight they could probably clobber Trump.

    2) Pharmaceuticals companies are multinationals. Many are rooted in Switzerland, Germany, England and Italy. “Making American great again” with trade protection is hardly in their interest.

    3) Deregulation is the last thing the pharmas want. Their product monopolies are conferred by regulatory agencies. High prices depend upon monopolies. They also like getting paid through Medicare and similar programs — in effect, the US government is their collection agency.

    Something certainly did happen in the meeting. Trump went in threatening price negotiation. He came out promising tax breaks for pharmas. After that, biotech stocks, for some reason, rocketed up 4%. So much for populism.

  14. Fast Eddie says:

    10:37,

    How can you miss the point? It was meant to be a stark contrast. These radicals have no disregard for life and rule by fear. They torture and kill in the name of religion in more horrifying ways that words can never approach. To think that the disdain for conservatives and Christians is on par with this evilness is horrifying in itself. Where are the liberals and their anger over the treatment of gays and women in these countries?

  15. 3b says:

    Fab: from yesterday. No offense but you are a Brit. Europeans don’t consider you European.

  16. Juice Box says:

    From the comments: “‘Im sorry but I’m unable to use the word mansion on a balloon frame covered in Sheetrock and stucco. Jersey mansion perhaps”

  17. Tywin says:

    Believe it or not, the country functioned just fine before all our products were made in China, and before H-1B visas existed. Americans would actually, believe it or not, manufacture goods as well as create technological things. How did we ever get to the Moon without China and India.

  18. HouseWhineWine says:

    @10:45. Well, perhaps being a woman I take great umbrage at the way the sentiment was expressed.
    That said, I actually agree with you about no outcry from the left about how women and gays, etc. are treated. It upsets me a lot.

  19. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    10:45
    What Eddie said is exactly correct. Anyone who disagrees is a stupid cunt.

    I think the women just get thrown in a hole and stoned by the crowd. Serves those bitchez right.

  20. Grim says:

    Beginning to feel that ‘outrage’ is played out already. Outrage is what the talking heads say it is, and it seems that every day that goes by it’s distanced even farther from fact.

    Was listening to something on NPR yesterday about America being a celebrity culture, and how this has created a situation where we focus on trivial media bullshit about celebrity.

    Problem is, reporters aren’t journalists anymore, they look and act like celebrities just the same. I can’t tell the difference between Anderson Cooper and Beyoncé.

  21. Grim says:

    So it’s not even about ratings anymore, it’s about journalists creating their own celebrity through the news. Of course everything will spark outrage in this situation.

    Mainstream media is to blame for fake news as much as anyone else.

  22. HouseWhineWine says:

    @11:04, no there is plenty of real outrage out there. Perhaps, not in your circle or on this board.

  23. Grim says:

    Fauxrage

  24. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    It’s a distinction without a difference.

    I can’t tell the difference between Anderson Cooper and Beyoncé.

  25. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    HE’S NOT MY SENATE MINORITY LEADER!

    Fauxrage

  26. Grim says:

    10:03 might be crude, but its spot on.

    Let me know when we march for women’s and gay rights in the Middle East, and put broad sanctions in place to force it.

    Instead, we riot over free travel from Iran and Libya ?

    Places who have a long long track record of wanting America wiped off the map? Counties that outright prohibit any travel from Israel and refuse to acknowledge sovereignty?

  27. Grim says:

    And cultures and religions that accept honor killing as a husbands right?

  28. Grim says:

    I’m not saying that we can’t establish relations with these countries, but I really question why we fawn over them.

    Perhaps it’s time we pressure their people to force these changes? I could care less about what is acceptable in foreign cultures.

    God knows, gang rape of women in India is borderline acceptable there as well.

  29. Tywin says:

    Pretty sure NPR and 1010 WINS read scripts provided directly by the DNC.

  30. Grim says:

    I listen to NPR almost exclusively. Occasionally Bloomberg.

  31. Tywin says:

    The country had descended so far into PC-based ostrich-ville, that it became “offensive” to dislike another culture, any culture. Instead, we were to learn how “understand” them. Even saying “illegal alien” will draw stares. We would have lost World War II with the crybabies running things today.

    Glad to see Trump rolling things back to sanity, and unapologetically too.

    “Instead, we riot over free travel from Iran and Libya? Places who have a long long track record of wanting America wiped off the map?”

  32. Tywin says:

    NPR is definitely not “down the middle.”

  33. The Great Pumpkin says:

    10:45

    I think they are underestimating Trump and his hunger to achieve his legacy in “making america great again.” They prob think they are off the hook, which is exactly what he wants them to think when he drops the hammer on them (hammer is a single payer system or something that works to check and balance their pricing). The strength of the pharma lobby was based in career politicians to do their dirty work, too bad that era is coming to an end abruptly. Good luck trying to buy out billionaires in this new administration.

    Honestly, what makes you think America can be great again under the weight of pharma/healthcare pricing? You think trump is going to be okay with the largest market paying the highest prices in the world(1000% or more in higher prices)? That’s a$$ backwards economics, makes absolutely no sense unless you wish to destroy your economy. Their gravy train is coming to an end because it’s impossible to maintain. If you can’t see that, I can’t help you. Hilarious to think that they think they can keep this ripoff pricing up forever.

  34. grim says:

    I don’t think NPR is overtly liberal.

    But I’m not sure I know what the hell that even means anymore.

  35. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    NPR is left with an occasional crumb from the right. I like my news without background music. Reuters and the Financial Times (especially the international edition) seems to report the news without opinion. I read them both. Even Aljezera is a mess these days.

  36. Juice Box says:

    So the AntiFa protesters who violently beat a man with shovels yesterday at Berkeley claim they are not liberals.

  37. grim says:

    Pretty sure Iran’s second nuclear payload ICBM would be aimed right at Berkley, the first being promised to Israel of course.

  38. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I listen to NPR frequently and it is absolutely left. Some of the entertainment shows, like Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me are far left in their snide little comments. Bloomberg radio, which I also listen to, is very left, especially leading up to the election, same goes for CNBC. They are supposed to be business news outlets, but they both bat lefty. Fox Business News (not Fox News) is blatantly right, which kind of balances out CNBC on TV when it comes to business news just as Fox News balances out CNN, MSNBC, and all the rest. I watch/listen to them all – It’s the only way to really divine where the “center” is.

  39. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I do find that CNN somehow makes me do a “shake weight” gesture the most often, though.

  40. grim says:

    Right-leaning media companies make shit tv and radio, just saying.

  41. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    How is Air America doing?

    Right-leaning media companies make shit tv and radio, just saying.

  42. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    But Air America was a stepping stone for one doofus:

    The Al Franken Show (noon–3 PM ET) Aired March 31, 2004 – February 14, 2007. Originally called The O’Franken Factor. Franken left the show in order to run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota

  43. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    Tywin,

    It has gone beyond that. The left now demands loyalty oaths of sorts. It isn’t enough any more to not hate. Rather you must hate: if you “collaborate” with the “enemy”, being anything on the right, you are called out. SF went after Uber because the CEO went to a business leaders conference called by Trump. And that’s just one example

  44. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    “All of which will give Fox News another easy win for the year among its cable news competition…”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tv-ratings-bill-oreilly-finish-850467

  45. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    Turd,

    Reuters tried a hit piece today on Trump, implying that he launched the Yemen raid rashly and that Obama had rejected it as too risky. But other outlets called it differently and CNN’s report flatly contradicted Reuters.

    BTW, the Reuters correspondent is Ayesha Rascoe. And her social media leaves little doubt which side she shills for

  46. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The media is now the opposition party.
    The Dems in congress are now the obstruction party.
    The Dem voters are now the violent thugs in the street advocating murder, property destruction, and suppression of free speech.

    What did Pogo say? https://jmarke.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/pogo1.png

  47. D-FENS says:

    @charlescwcooke
    As a matter of policy—i.e. Trump’s phone call aside—can anyone explain why U.S. takes refugees that have already made it to free countries?

    @cjane87
    @charlescwcooke that’s just it — Australia put those refugees on an island with conditions so bad the UN said they had to stop.

    @charlescwcooke
    Charles C. W. Cooke Retweeted Jane Coaston
    So the Australian PM calls up the U.S. and says, “we treat these people terribly, but you won’t, so you take them”?

  48. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    My wife came home with what seemed like a dead alternator in our ’02 Mazda Tribute last night. Charging light on, battery at 11.4 volts. With the voltage that low I wasn’t confident that the car would make it to our mechanic in the morning so I went out and bought one of these (see link). It was pretty cool to be able to check the charging progress without going out to the driveway in 24 degree temps.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX9RlB15DcY

  49. D-FENS says:

    President Trump’s meeting with Harley could shine light on this corporate immigration issue

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/02/president-trumps-meeting-with-harley-could-shine-light-on-this-corporate-immigration-issue.html

    President Donald Trump is slated to meet on Thursday afternoon with executives from Harley-Davidson, a company that has long proudly manufactured its heavyweight motorcycles in factories across the United States.

    But Harley-Davidson has outsourced a different type of work — information technology — that has thrust the company into the debate over high-skilled immigration.

    Harley-Davidson signed an agreement with Indian tech staffing giant Infosys in 2012 to take over its IT department. To handle the project, Infosys opened a new facility in Milwaukee, where Harley-Davidson is based. About 125 positions were eliminated at Harley-Davidson in the process — and workers who lost their job are now suing, claiming they were discriminated against in favor of South Asian employees.

    According to the complaint, most of the workers Infosys brought on had H-1B visas, which are intended for highly skilled fields in which there are a shortage of American workers. But the suit argues that there were plenty of qualified workers available: the ones who just lost their jobs at Harley-Davidson.

    Attorneys for the workers are seeking class certification. Infosys declined to comment. Harley-Davidson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    Infosys is “filling a disproportionately large percentage of its workforce with individuals of South Asian race … even when there are qualified individuals available in the United States,” the complaint states.
    The suit underscores the potentially wide reach of Trump’s proposals to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Though H-1B visas have long been considered essential in Silicon Valley — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is one of the program’s most vocal supporters — the program’s ripple effects also extend to America’s heartland.

    It is unclear if immigration will come up during Trump’s meeting with Harley-Davidson on Thursday afternoon. But his administration has repeatedly criticized H-1B visas as undercutting U.S. workers. On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the H-1B program could be the focus of a future executive order. Trump railed against the practice on the campaign trail, at one point calling it a “cheap labor program.”
    Harley-Davidson executives won’t be meeting with Trump alone. The meeting is slated to occur in the Roosevelt Room and is expected to include union leaders — who have been staunch supporters of tightening the H-1B program.

  50. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    That’s almost as unnecessary as the wifi temperature probes for the grill. After the smoked turkey incident, where it cooked way quicker than it was supposed to, I may need to get one just to monitor the (most likely) faulty temperature gauge built-in.

  51. yome says:

    President Trump said that , we are the only Country in the world that do not negotiate Medicare drug prices and we are going to start.” I am a Man of my word” and I am starting to believe him.

  52. D-FENS says:

    oh boy

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/pelosi-caught-on-hot-mic-telling-fellow-rep-tell-them-youre-muslim.html

    Pelosi caught on hot mic telling fellow Rep: ‘Tell them you’re a Muslim’

  53. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Nom…on Reuters…I was basing it on a couple of articles and not really the whole body of work. Sad, the state of news tomorrow.

  54. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    and today. Multi-tasking to the max.

  55. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Of course he is a supporter, how much money does he make off this corrupt system? Give me a break.

    “The suit underscores the potentially wide reach of Trump’s proposals to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. Though H-1B visas have long been considered essential in Silicon Valley — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is one of the program’s most vocal supporters — the program’s ripple effects also extend to America’s heartland.”

  56. PumpkinFace says:

    “I’ll oppose anything that makes it harder for smaller, younger companies to take the risk of bringing their product to a vibrantly competitive market. That includes price-fixing by the biggest dog in the market, Medicare, which is what’s happening. But we can increase competition and bidding wars, big time.

    So what I want, we have to get lower prices, we have to get even better innovation and I want you to move your companies back into the United States. And I want you to manufacture in the United States. We’re going to be lowering taxes, we’re going to be getting rid of regulations that are unnecessary.”

    yome says:
    February 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    President Trump said that , we are the only Country in the world that do not negotiate Medicare drug prices and we are going to start.” I am a Man of my word” and I am starting to believe him.

  57. Steamturd, Part Time Orientalist and Full Time Mysoginist says:

    Meanwhile…PLUG is available at the 99 cent store.

  58. 3b says:

    Question. My registration was up end of January and realized when I got home. Then realized I did not get the renewal form because I always promptly send them their check. Anything I can do short of going to motor vehicle ? Their website was not helpful. Thanks.

  59. The Great Pumpkin says:

    He will, his legacy depends upon it.

    yome says:
    February 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    President Trump said that , we are the only Country in the world that do not negotiate Medicare drug prices and we are going to start.” I am a Man of my word” and I am starting to believe him.

  60. The Great Pumpkin says:

    It’s comical and at the same time makes me sick.

    “1. Because the cost is so low in other countries

    When those who oppose single-payer whine about how “they don’t want to pay for anyone else’s health care,” I kind of have to laugh. Because guess what? We, as Americans, are shouldering the cost of healthcare for pretty much the rest of the world. Just like we shoulder the cost of war.

    Because most other industrialized countries have both national healthcare and regulations on the pharmaceutical industry, they are allowed to determine the cost of medication and care, rather than the pharmaceutical companies and the insurance companies. If Canada says a pill is going to cost a dollar, that pill is going to cost a dollar–or they don’t get to sell it. So they’ll sell it for a dollar in Canada, and charge Americans $750. Why? Because we let them! There’s no one to say no!”

    http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-09-22/healthcare-why-americans-pay-more/

  61. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Medicare or no medicare, his end goal is to stop the outrageous prices Americans pay. If he can do it without a single payer, more power to him. I don’t care if it’s a single payer or market based system, all I want is realistic pricing. Enough is enough.

    PumpkinFace says:
    February 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm
    “I’ll oppose anything that makes it harder for smaller, younger companies to take the risk of bringing their product to a vibrantly competitive market. That includes price-fixing by the biggest dog in the market, Medicare, which is what’s happening. But we can increase competition and bidding wars, big time.

    So what I want, we have to get lower prices, we have to get even better innovation and I want you to move your companies back into the United States. And I want you to manufacture in the United States. We’re going to be lowering taxes, we’re going to be getting rid of regulations that are unnecessary.”

  62. No One says:

    Each craves Obama’s shlong

    “It’s a distinction without a difference.”

    “I can’t tell the difference between Anderson Cooper and Beyoncé.”

  63. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Just like free trade doesn’t work if it’s not on a level field, the same applies to the healthcare market. You can’t have a competition if all the other markets are regulated. I really see single payer as the only answer.

  64. Comrade Nom Deplume, Righter and Biglier than you. says:

    Otto,

    You can fix everything by fellating my gat.

  65. Comrade Nom Deplume, Righter and Biglier than you. says:

    Nestle USA relocating its HQ from Glendale, CA to Arlington, VA.

    “Nestle USA is currently based in Glendale, California. Lisa Gibby, a Nestle representative, said there are about 1,200 employees at the existing headquarters. About 750 jobs are moving to Virginia and the others will head to the company’s divisions in Ohio and Missouri.”

  66. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @mattyglesias

    Every career person I’ve spoken to says it’s worse than you realize.

  67. 3b says:

    D fens: thanks i worked! Somebody actually picked up the phone and helped me got the pin in less than 5 minutes. Than registered on line. I am impressed!

  68. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    Puzzy,

    That’s nothing a healthy dose of fentanyl can’t fix. Let me hook you up.

  69. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Stu – you should see how hard the setup of that charger is.

    1. In WiFi setup mode it becomes an access point so you can…
    2. Use a device.config web page to give the charger your WiFi credentials then…
    3. Whoops, can’t use the app unless you have Sears Account also…
    4. You can’t download the app unless you have an iCloud or Google Play account with a valid credit card (app is free, you just can’t download the app unless you have a valid credit card in your cloud account)
    5. Device has it’s own unique number and password so you can connect it to the app (and they’re hoping many more chargers at $100 a pop).
    6. Anecdotally, according to the interwebs, when they update the App you lose everything and have to start all over again.

    I packaged it up and am going to return it, but it was kind of cool to see the charging cycle. Lots of stuff only an EE like me would appreciate like voltage and amp charging graphs but I can’t believe that many Sears customers will put up with the hassle of getting it set up. Also I closed down the app and restarted it and found that the charging had turned off, it would be stupid if it only charged if the app is running, right? Sure I could turn it back on from the app, but still. Also, in the video they say you can check it from anywhere, anytime? How the hell would that work? I doubt I can use Verizon to drill down through my firewall to my local WiFi and turn it on. Also the instructions weren’t even correct for how to find the App on the app store. I had to find a web page that referenced it find it that way. I think the designer didn’t really put a lot of thought into convenience/usability. I think they make the same model of charger without the WiFi for about half the price and it has a perfectly nice big screen scrolling read out with no fuss or muss.

    That’s almost as unnecessary as the wifi temperature probes for the grill. After the smoked turkey incident, where it cooked way quicker than it was supposed to, I may need to get one just to monitor the (most likely) faulty temperature gauge built-in.

  70. PumpkinFace says:

    Drug company executives were also heartened by Trump’s promises of lower taxes, quicker regulatory approval, and help defending them against foreign countries that are able to charge less because American consumers pay more.

  71. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @ppppolls

    40% of voters already support impeaching Donald Trump, up from 35% a week ago.

    Only 48% opposed to impeachment: publicpolicypolling

  72. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    BTW, My mechanic charged me $452 to replace my alternator. Believe it or not, that is a bargain. It is a 2-3 hour job and I paid the dealer $650, IIRC, to put the last one in in 2009. Lucky for me that that alternator crapped out at exactly 51 weeks(so did the battery) and the dealer did the job again for free. So the OE alternator and battery lasted 7.5 years, both crapped out 51 weeks after that (both replaced for free, battery Diehard Gold from Sears). Replaced that battery when it failed just under 6 years last July and now I have another new alternator almost 6.5 years after the previous one. This car will be 15 years old in May, bought new.

  73. Fast Eddie says:

    40% of voters already support impeaching Donald Trump, up from 35% a week ago.

    That means he’s doing something right. The left is weak. You’ve proven that.

  74. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    But still better than the number of voters that wanted to impeach him on November 9th.

    40% of voters already support impeaching Donald Trump, up from 35% a week ago.

  75. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @peteralexander

    BREAKING:

    US Treasury Dept easing Obama admin sanctions to allow companies to do transactions with Russia’s FSB, successor org to KGB.

  76. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    If only that disabled reporter that Trump made fun of was black or Mexican…he’d make the perfect candidate for the Dems in 2020. Maybe he still has a shot if he becomes gay and transgender.

  77. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @NYDailyNews

    John McCain had to call the Australian ambassador to reassure him that the U.S. remains an ally after Trump’s blowup

  78. Fast Eddie says:

    puzzy,

    C’mon, write something in your own words. I love your grammar skills!

  79. No One says:

    How government ruined the gas can:
    I’m so thrilled I have an outlawed pre-2009 gas can for my snowblower because the new ones stink. Between the new gas cans and the ethanol in the gas, running small engines is a pain.
    I found the backstory:
    https://fee.org/articles/the-epic-failure-of-the-government-gas-can/
    excerpt:
    I quickly learned what many, particularly outraged boat and outdoor forum folks, already knew. You need three hands to operate today’s gas can spouts.You’ll start each project spilling more gas than you get into the mower, motorcycle, car or whichever. In other words, you will create more vapor emissions than you ever would have otherwise.

    What the heck happened? The EPA banned normal gas cans in 2009, following the pioneers at the California Air Resources Board…

  80. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @NYTimes

    Uber’s CEO said he would step down from a Trump advisory council because of the executive order on immigration

  81. Essex says:

    1:27 If this new greatness thing is going to take hold then the big American firms will have to play ball. It’s that simple. If you push a buy American ideology then you need to back that up in the corporate center. Otherwise, it’s all B.S. I love Harley, I’ve been to HQ and called on those guys in their offices. I will only say that outsourcing IT is very common.

  82. Tywin says:

    Trump was right, yet again.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-nightclub-gunmans-widow-knew-plan-u-prosecutors-214401703.html

    Florida nightclub gunman’s widow knew of his plan: U.S. prosecutors

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – The wife of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history knew he was planning an attack and concocted a cover story for him, federal prosecutors said in a California court on Wednesday.

    Prosecutors revealed new details about their case against Noor Salman, 30, as they argued she should remain jailed on charges stemming from the June 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

    Salman was arrested earlier this month in the San Francisco Bay Area on federal charges of obstructing justice and aiding her late husband, Omar Mateen, in his attempt to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

    She admitted knowing Mateen left their house with a firearm and a backpack full of ammunition before the Pulse nightclub shooting, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Sweeney told a federal judge in Oakland.

    Sweeney also said Salman devised a cover story, directing Mateen to tell his parents, if asked, that he was at dinner with a friend.

    “Noor aided and abetted her husband and repeatedly lied to the government,” Sweeney said, calling her a “very calculating and callous person” who should be detained until her trial in Florida.

    “Salman knew her husband was leaving to commit an attack and her actions contributed to the deaths of 49 people,” she added.

    Sweeney also alleged Salman accompanied Mateen on “casing” trips to two other locations, including Downtown Disney in Orlando, in the days before the shooting.

    The prosecutor said Mateen asked Salman whether she thought people would be more upset by an attack on Downtown Disney or a club. Sweeney did not say whether Salman answered or specify her role in those trips.

  83. Mike says:

    Saw This Joke On The Internet With Trump

    President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope
    accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the
    Pontiff’s hat off, right into the water.
    It floated off about 50 feet, then
    the wind died down and it just floated in place.
    The crew and the secret service were
    scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved
    them off, saying “Never mind, boys, I’ll
    get it.”
    The Donald climbed over the side of
    the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up,
    walked back on the water, climbed onto the yacht, and handed
    the Pope his hat
    The crew was speechless. The security
    team and the Pope’s entourage were speechless.
    No one knew what to say, not even the
    Pope.
    But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN all
    knew how to cover the story. Their banner headlines read,
    “TRUMP CAN’T
    SWIM!”

  84. Essex says:

    He’s here all week ladies and gentleman a big round of applause for Mike!

  85. Juice Box says:

    Yup Dems are Batshit crazy

    H.J.Res.10 – Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran Resolution

    https://www.congress.gov/member/alcee-hastings/H000324

  86. Steamturd thinking about the remains of Hillary's umbilical stump says:

    Expat. Now you know why Sears is done. I used to love that store. I knew it was over about 10 or so years ago when they stopped offering the lifetime guarantee on nearly all of their tools.

  87. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    If you aren’t in NJ, get your carry permits.

  88. Chi in LA says:

    Depeche Mode (clot Edition): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UpuaPfOuxB0

  89. D-FENS says:

    Having to ask for a permission slip must make you feel so free.

    Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn’t care when you got your bottle. says:
    February 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm
    If you aren’t in NJ, get your carry permits.

  90. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    fascism, racism, neo-nazi, etc, project is about many things except economics.

    was the first executive order about investment, job training, job creation, workers rights?

    Nope. it was a Muslim ban.

    Essex says:
    February 2, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    1:27 If this new greatness thing is going to take hold then the big American firms will have to play ball. It’s that simple. If you push a buy American ideology then you need to back that up in the corporate center. Otherwise, it’s all B.S. I love Harley, I’ve been to HQ and called on those guys in their offices. I will only say that outsourcing IT is very common.

  91. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You know Kuwait just implemented the same ban on the Muslim states as trump. So what are they racist towards their own kind or just being smart?

  92. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    so what’stge real rate of unemployment?

    20, 30% ?

    @TheStalwart

    Happy jobs day to everyone.
    Don’t forget to get in your #NFPguesses

  93. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @cnnbrk

    House votes to repeal regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns.

  94. D-FENS says:

    It was an executive order that stripped people of their civil rights. The ACLU and The National Council on Disability supported the move.

    Grab them by the puzzy says:
    February 3, 2017 at 8:09 am
    @cnnbrk

    House votes to repeal regulation to keep people with severe mental illnesses from buying guns.

  95. D-FENS says:

    The Democrats have become a terrorist organization. Rioting and shutting down free speech.

    Twice now in two days innocent people were sprayed in the face with pepper spray by left wing extremists.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-V4iJhnHhA

    Grab them by the puzzy says:
    February 3, 2017 at 7:57 am
    fascism, racism, neo-nazi, etc, project is about many things except economics.

    was the first executive order about investment, job training, job creation, workers rights?

    Nope. it was a Muslim ban.

  96. D-FENS says:

    ter·ror·ism
    [ˈterəˌrizəm]
    NOUN
    the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.

    http://www.onenewspage.us/video/20170202/6758262/Intense-protests-rage-at-Berkeley-over-Milo-Yiannopoulos.htm

  97. STEAMturd says:

    My dad sent me this, and I’m sure it’s a retread, but it does speak to what’s wrong with the lefty media.

    President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht.

    The Pope accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff’s hat off, right into the water.

    It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.

    The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying, “Never mind, boys, I’ll get it.”

    The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed into the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat.

    The crew was speechless.

    The security team and the Pope’s entourage were speechless.

    No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.

    But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN all reported:

    “TRUMP CAN’T SWIM!”

  98. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    Steve Bannon: ‘We’re going to war in the South China Sea … no doubt’

    Thursday 2 February 2017 13.47 EST

    The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East.

    Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men in Donald Trump’s administration, Steve Bannon, the former head of far-right news website Breitbart who is now chief strategist at the White House.

  99. STEAMturd says:

    I watched forty five minutes of Rachel Maddow last night with Gator. I am completely astonished how the table has flipped. It was all about Russia and espionage and supposed poisonings. There was so much juxtapositions occurring. Every other word out of her mouth was supposed and alleged. It wasn’t just opinion. I would call it fiction, but it was much closer to fantasy. At one point, Rachel stitched together a story that was so far fetched I literally looked at Gator and said, “Wow!” It was like a Shakespeare play that I was not aware of. Then she briefly mentions the botched Yemen attack and makes the completely far-fetched and logical jump that since we lost a seal and killed a few innocents, our national security is at great risk. She looks directly at the camera and says, “This is a true life or death situation.” We then went to Fox News for the last 15 minutes and they had some professor explaining to the white host what privilege is. It was really funny when the host questioned this ivy league professor and infamous writer about how he could owe him when his parents moved to this country a few years earlier with him and that the professor makes twice the money he does. And yet this professor went on about how it doesn’t matter where you’re from. It was a worldwide phenomenon so everyone owes them.

  100. STEAMturd says:

    “No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

    Obama, March 19th, 2009, “The Tonight Show.”

  101. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @IssacDovere
    Trump’s vacation to Florida this weekend will cost 3x Michelle Obama trip he mocked last year

    WHITE HOUSE
    Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaway could cost taxpayers more than $3 million
    The president regularly hassled Obama for his travel. Now Trump is about to get a taste of his own medicine.
    By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM 02/03/17 05:12 AM EST

  102. STEAMturd says:

    ”If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.”

    —Barack Obama, at the 2008 Al Smith Dinner

  103. D-FENS says:

    Dem. Rep Thinks The Berkeley Riots Are A Beautiful Sight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eU2IE0DmLc

  104. D-FENS says:

    ‘This Is Political Violence’: Milo Yiannopoulos Talks to Tucker About Berkeley Riots

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/02/milo-yiannopoulos-tucker-carlson-tonight-berkeley-protest

  105. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    D-FENS says:
    February 3, 2017 at 7:43 am

    “Having to ask for a permission slip must make you feel so free. ”

    PA is a Shall Issue state. So, no, I don’t have to ask and it isn’t a permission slip.

    Besides, as a white person, I should embrace gun control. When you think about it, its another form of white privilege.

  106. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    D-FENS says:
    February 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

    “Dem. Rep Thinks The Berkeley Riots Are A Beautiful Sight”

    You know what would be a beautiful sight? The rep’s head exploding into pink mist.

  107. Ben says:

    I’m going to have to go anonymous. Some psycho emailed me on my work account. Sad state of affairs.

  108. Essex says:

    ….C a l i f o r n i a …. uber alles

  109. No One says:

    Yes Ben,
    8-9 years ago I didn’t use a pseudonym. How naive I was. I even went to a get together once and talked to a few people, including Libturd and Gator, perhaps 6 years back. Back then I don’t remember there being any commenters that I wouldn’t want to meet in person. I even thought about hosting an event at my new home.
    Those days are long gone.

  110. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    No one,

    Upon further reflection, I find that I am exceptionally nasty and hair-triggered today. Among other things, I chalk it up to not eating much lately (for medical reasons) but that isn’t an excuse. I call out uncivil discourse in others (except for otto, anon, gluteus–I respond in kind to them) so I should call myself out as well.

    Gonna eat something and get another cup of coffee. Have a great weekend everyone.

  111. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    8-9 years ago I didn’t use a pseudonym. How naive I was. I even went to a get together once and talked to a few people, including Libturd and Gator, perhaps 6 years back. Back then I don’t remember there being any commenters that I wouldn’t want to meet in person. I even thought about hosting an event at my new home.
    Those days are long gone.

    Doesn’t really matter to me. I replied back, that since they know who I am, they can look up my address and come to my house to meet me.

  112. D-FENS says:

    How well do you know the people in your IT department Ben? Better to post from a phone that’s not on your work network.

  113. STEAMturd says:

    D-Yup!

  114. Ben says:

    Yeah…I rarely have time to post anything in school but it’s always off the phone. I have strong opinions But I don’t say anything outrageous anyway so I could care less.

  115. D-FENS says:

    Fake news from a right wing site? You decide…

    http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/09/15/the-day-100000-iranian-women-protested-the-head-scarf/

    When 34-year-old photographer Azadeh Fatehrad first laid eyes on an image by Hengameh Golestan, of women protesting in the streets of Tehran in 1979, she was struck immediately — it was unlike anything she had seen before.

    Born in 1981 in Iran, Fatehrad had learned in school that women made a smooth transition to Islamic rules imposed after the 1979 Revolution — in particular adopting a compulsory dress code, the hijab. But Golestan’s image told a different story: thousands of women in the street, protesting the announcement that the headwear would be mandatory.

    “I couldn’t believe that photo was taken in Iran — I was completely surprised,” Fatehrad tells Women in the World by email. She describes this kind of historical record as “inaccessible” in Iran.

    Golestan, 64, a pioneer of Iranian photojournalism, remembers the day of the protest well. “The atmosphere was very joyful,” she recalls, on the phone from London, where she has lived for three decades. “Women went on strike that day, because the night before they had announced in the papers that women should wear scarves when they went to work. So nobody went to work, they all went on strike, came to the streets and from early morning they began to march from the Tehran University.”

    The date was March 8, International Women’s Day, and the image shows women from all walks of life — nurses, students, mothers — marching, smiling, arms raised in protest. More than 100,000 of them. At the time, Golestan recalls, Iranian people were very “politically charged” and believed change could be effected by demonstrating in the streets. “This time they were disappointed,” she says. “From the next day everybody had to wear the scarf.”

  116. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Sad to say, but it’s true. They are starting to scare me. Trump has brought out the very worse in these people. They have become extremists over night.

    I don’t know why, but they have become obsessed with trump’s every move. They over analyze it and throw in their own terrible bias into the analysis. I hope these people take a big step back, take a deep breath, and realize that they are getting worked up over nothing. Trump is not the second coming of Hitler, I never saw a group so wrong with their accusations. Seriously, what has happened to the lefties?

    D-FENS says:
    February 3, 2017 at 8:38 am
    The Democrats have become a terrorist organization. Rioting and shutting down free speech.

    Twice now in two days innocent people were sprayed in the face with pepper spray by left wing extremists.

  117. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Wow, wtf? Well at least you didn’t have expat falsely accusing you of lying about your mortgage and taxes. That was fun.

    Ben says:
    February 3, 2017 at 9:59 am
    I’m going to have to go anonymous. Some psycho emailed me on my work account. Sad state of affairs.

  118. Juice Box says:

    re: Those days are long gone.

    Boy the way Glenn Miller Played
    Songs that made the Hit Parade
    Guys like us we had it made
    Those were the days.

    Didn’t need no Welfare states
    Everybody pulled his weight
    gee our old LaSalle ran great
    Those were the days

    And you knew who you were then
    Girls were girls and men were men
    Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

    People seemd to be content
    $50 payed the rent
    Freaks were in a circus tent
    Those were the days

    Take a little sunday spin
    Tonight I’ll watch the dogers win
    Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin

    Hair was short and skirts were long
    Kate Smith really sung the song
    I don’t know just what went wrong

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

    Archie And Edith Bunker Lyrics

  119. Essex says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Baldwin is packing his bags as his New York home is set to be sold to the highest bidder after failing to pay his mortgage for six years and racking up $1 million in debt
    Actor Stephen Baldwin’s New York home is set to be sold off to the highest bidder in March
    After failing to pay his $7,000 a month mortgage for six years, a judge ruled that his house, which he shares with his wife Kennya, will be foreclosed
    Deutsche Bank said that his dept snowballed into a whopping $1.1 million by 2016
    The actor has had a string of financial troubles over the years, including being charged for not filing his New York state tax returns for multiple years in 2012

  120. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “9. Because Americans are stupid.

    I’m sorry, but it’s true. “No thanks!” says America! “We’ll just keep paying higher prices because we don’t like social!sm! Social!sm bad!” In the meantime, while you’re so worried about “subsidizing” the health care of people in your own country, you’re subsidizing the health care costs of the entire freaking world.

    People in other countries may pay slightly higher taxes, but they get way, way more bang for their buck than we do and end up saving a lot of money on out-of-pocket costs. That’s a fact. They pay $2000 a year for childcare for two kids, we pay an average of $12,000 for the same. They pay a dollar for a pill, we pay $750. They pay nothing or very little for school, we end up in debt for the rest of our lives. If we’re going to pay taxes–if we’re going to pay the highest healthcare taxes in the world, specifically–it would be nice, I think, if they benefited us for a change, instead of someone else. We, essentially, are paying for subsidized healthcare and not getting it.

    Personally, I am goddamned tired of subsidizing the world’s healthcare. I am also tired of subsidizing the world’s wars. Lindsey Graham said during the debates that he wants to start at least 40,000 new wars, and sorry, but that shit is expensive, and we already spend more on our military than the next seven countries combined! I’m tired of subsidizing tax cuts for big businesses, when those businesses are doing their manufacturing abroad instead of hiring Americans. We need to take care of our stuff here first. Everyone else gets to use their taxes to benefit the people in their country, and we don’t get to do that, and I think that sucks. Who’s the putz? We are.”

  121. Steamturd, Hate Trumps Cankles says:

    “Trump is not the second coming of Hitler, I never saw a group so wrong with their accusations. Seriously, what has happened to the lefties?”

    They’ve become the new FOXNews crowd.

  122. Essex says:

    i always hate the Hitler comparisons- There was a Hitler. He’s dead. The end.

  123. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    CNN and BLM are probably promoting this as a short documentary film:

    https://vimeo.com/179058275

  124. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    If you tell the truth in the morning you don’t have to remember what you said in the afternoon. You should try it some time.

    Wow, wtf? Well at least you didn’t have expat falsely accusing you of lying about your mortgage and taxes. That was fun.

  125. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumpkin – BTW, you should check the Passaic County web site to see if your mortgages are forgeries. You wouldn’t be the first one to have your wife take out mortgages with her new boyfriend pretending to be you.

  126. No One says:

    Here’s a brief video showing how American history is now taught to our kids by SJWs.
    https://youtu.be/ohB8UfLd93M
    Saw this on PBS (aka State-run-media) last night or the night before. Couldn’t believe my ears. The left truly hates America and its ideals, and desperately wants to tear it down and rebuild it.

  127. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @davidsirota

    What percentage of Trump’s heartland voters backed him because they really wanted less regulation of finance industry moguls in Manhattan?

  128. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @stephenking

    Repubs plan to water down Dodd-Frank, giving the Plunder Monkeys free rein.
    Those too dumb to remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

  129. Essex says:

    5:34 They wouldn’t know the difference-

  130. Essex says:

    So it’s California!

  131. juice Box says:

    Flippers delight, two times is a charm I guess.

    I passed trun this one in 2011, former owner a psychiatrist ran up the helocs to 1.6 million during the bubble. It still has the same crappy sunken living room and they did not bother to change the 1970s cheap vinyl or railing. Pool was collapsed when I looked at it, windows are commmercial and don’t open. Kitchen was and still is an Abomination too. Forget about a boat, it’s tidal, shallow and no new docks allowed to save the shellfish.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1-Jaywood-Manor-Dr-Brick-NJ-08724/39567221_zpid/

  132. Essex says:

    8:44….nice place. taxes seem ….typical

  133. Chi in LA says:

    Essex. You out here too. I have a 9AM to EWR. It will be good to be home.

  134. Essex says:

    9:13. By April 15th, it’ll be my home.

  135. Steamturd thinking about the remains of Hillary's umbilical stump says:

    Congrats. Essex. Smart to get the hell outta dodge. You can balance the shallowness of character of your new friends against the drastic improvement in Mexican cuisine.

  136. Essex says:

    8:39 — thanks! Found ChiliWillies in Boonton for my TexMex while we have lived here. (since 1999)…passing on any additional winters as well. Shallow is the new deep!

    XXX OOO

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