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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Those damned lenders

What's Mallard raving about today?

Greedy Lenders, Liberals.

I was tempted to say that Mallard's over-simplification of the housing crisis contained a shred of truth.

But I can't escape the fact that he's willfully ignoring the fact that the people being caught up in foreclosures right now are not the same people who are typically red-lined by lenders.

Either way, I am sure it's somehow the fault of those damned liberals.

7 comments:

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Well, willful ignorance IS the only thing that keeps Tinny going, when even cheap booze fails him...

It seemed odd that Tinny chose Mr. Noseworthy--his straw-puppet normally reserved for strips about Teh Librual Meedeea, or Out-Of-Touch Old Hippiez R Out-Of-Touch And Old--for this bit of nonsense, until I noted that the strip is about double standards in moneylending...whereupon Tinny's use of his thinly-disguised Jewish stereotype (they controlled the media before the liberals did, you know!) becomes depressingly clearer.

Tinny just had to make him look a little more evil, that's all.

Anonymous said...

"thinly-disguised Jewish stereotype"

Oh, come on, cut out the paranoia. Even Tinsley could draw a better Jewish caractacure than that if it was his intention.

Matt Ramone said...

Chuck asay already did this strip, and it was dumb and hackneyed then.

Anonymous said...

You remember the huge fight over lending to unqualified borrowers and how the liberals went to the mat to push through laws that prevented banks from refusing to lend money? Anyone? Buhler?

nfdphdmc said...

Tinsley has done a Jewish caricature. He called it Jon Stewart. See it here. Noseworthy (note the name) here is vaguely reminscent, now you mention it.

Michael said...

I'll admit ignorance here. Can someone explain how Tinny is wrong here? How are they "not the same people who are typically red-lined by lenders"?

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Anonymous: You remember the huge fight over lending to unqualified borrowers and how the liberals went to the mat to push through laws that prevented banks from refusing to lend money? Anyone? Buhler?

I'll bet you have the most delicious definition of "unqualified," but you can't use it here or you'll completely piss away your straw-man argument.

Willful ignorance in action again: someone's pretending they've never heard of predatory lending practices--even the ones uncovered and highlighted in the housing crisis--so they can maintain their no-doubt-cherished habit of blaming the victim for being given, and taking, an opportunity.

Michael: Can someone explain how Tinny is wrong here? How are they "not the same people who are typically red-lined by lenders"?

"They" (quote: people being caught up in foreclosures right now) come from across the board, financially. It's hitting middle class, not just a handful of poor folks.

Wait, wait...I thought Anonymous just said that refusing loans was made against the law by those dastardly anti-business liburlz!! Sorry, kids--you can't have it both ways.

Re Jewish stereotypes: Of course he couldn't use Stewart again, because it would confuse the issue--but if his caricature of Stewart with a long hook-nose doesn't firmly establish Tinny's anti-Semitic credentials, I don't know what would. Is Anonymous trying to claim the whole "Jews control the media" meme never existed (prior to the substitution of "Liberals")? Is Anonymous really that deep in denial?

Tinny may feign love of Israel as long as it pisses off the rest of the Middle East, but that's about the extent of his "love." That isn't paranoia, it's just simple observation.