Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:14 am
Here is the thirty-second article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is an Oregonian. He’s Oregon Tea party founder John Kuzmanich, and he is being honored for his dependence on the government he hates and his Republican business practices.
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:05 am
"The lender, the Federal National Mortgage Association, better known as Fannie Mae, has gone to extraordinary lengths—unsuccessfully, so far—to find Kuzmanich and serve him with court papers."
Well that speaks not only to his mealy mouthed depth of conviction but also to the inefficiency of Fannie May. How difficult can it be to walk over to the House of Representatives and serve the lying dead beat?
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:09 am
Hard to believe they can't find him? How about a PI sent to look for him, bet they'd locate the scum bag. He'll show up, people like him just can't stay out of the lime light too long, bad for his image. Maybe they can foreclose on the property under a "absent owner" clause or something like that.
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:25 am
Again not the sharpest tool in a shed of already dull tools. What strikes me about these people is that they either have no original thought in their heads and just parrot each other, and rather badly at that because they don't even understand what they're saying, or they are very original indeed by raving absolute absurdities and ranting spectacular nonsense. And both get all the airtime and media support they want. So what worries me the most that all that hot air and hullabaloo is just lapped up, donations to campaign funds are given, and people still vote them into office. Go figure.
And Fannie Mae cant find him to serve him? Yeah, right.
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:56 am
Whhoooofff!! Good for you TC! That was an amazing discussion! I wouldn't have been brave enough to debate with a group of them – never!
(I tried something similiar in a smaller way today with my grocery delivery driver – he is a Conservative who wants the UK out of Europe as 'that will stop the corporations hiding from paying taxes' – I replied that sadly it won't – it happens all over the world and gave him examples, and said we have all got to take part in Democracy and stop the huge corporations corrupting our politicians and giving these tax breaks to the rich for which all the poor pay….)..
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:23 pm
Not that I am a huge fan of Fannie Mae, but in their defence, it says he RAN for Congress. It doesn't say he won! In fact he is not in Congress now.
I hope this doesn't blow the technique - but one thing, for a process server to serve, the serve-ee has to identify him or her self. I knew someone who sent the serve-ee a certified letter to be signed for by addressee only, then went to his place of business as a browser. When the mailperson came in and had him identify himself, then the server served the documents.
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:06 pm
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith (economist)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:29 pm
Given the reports of paid TP protestors at some events, makes me wonder how many were paid (and poor studies) for other TP tasks and participate because it seems like a scam to make money for themselves...
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 4:26 pm
This is one time that Oregon does not want to lead the way!
When you think of people like Kuzmanich and Joe Walsh, both deadbeats, both arrogant assholes, and both Teabaggers, it really makes you wonder what some people see in them. For all the Republicanus/Teabagger protetations of people taking personal responsibility for themselves, they should start in their own barn! And it is a barn because there is too much shit for it to be anywhere else!
Kuzmanich is most likely caravaning along somewhere incognito in unmarked vans and motor homes with the G[reedy]O[pportunists]P[artiers] Catching a Rick Perry--MacDonald for Govenor Routine in Virginia: "Siphoning Off" donations from failing campaigns; then a Paul Rand Session: "Misinformation Works" ...how to win elections and score big with propaganda--practice on your fellow college students studying for exams. He'll probably pen a read for the TeaCrackers: "Fannie Mae and the Commie Fed Government Commandeered My House!" ...the GOP has a Big Tent alright. . .busting at the seams with charltans, grifters and fourflusher acts. . .
"Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not the wits enought to be honest." ―Benjamin Franklin
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. ...For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." ― William Shakespeare
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:48 pm
Congratulations n your confrontation, Tom!
Pat, what did the fellow say in response to your comment? Good for you, whatever he said.
Lona, you are right about the lack of original thoughts...as to have an original thought requires an ability to actually think, which is very difficult for people who can only see the world in black and white.
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 11:09 pm
Mitchell, he insisted that it was the fault of the EU that multinationals don't pay taxes in the countries where they earned the money - and I gave him examples of other countries outside the EU and the multinationals who 'played the game' there saying that they aren't in the EU and those multinationals avoid paying taxes there - saying that their main offices are in a broom closet in some other country or on an island which has no taxes - and he eventually, reluctantly, appeared to agree. I hope that that discussion starts the process of thought - as we know it takes a long time to erode a really firmly seated prejudice(!) - but perhaps there is hope!
I have these discussions with as many people as I can - some listen, some hug their prejudices close to their chests and won't listen at all - but I do try!