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Archive for July, 2007

Editorial: Payday loans: deal or no deal?

Posted by Stephen on July 30, 2007

By JEFF. E. SCHAPIRO
TIMES-DISPATCH COLUMNIST

The fight over payday lending is like pulp fiction: There’s a tawdry story line. Profit bests principle. A tough guy is anything but.

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Posted in C. State Politics, E. Payday Lending, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Coulter says “Obama Hails a Unicorn”

Posted by Stephen on July 27, 2007

by Ann Coulter

Fox News ought to buy a copy of Monday’s Democrat debate on CNN to play over and over during the general election campaign. For now, the Democratic candidates need to appeal only to their nut-base. So on Monday night, the candidates casually spouted liberal conspiracy theories that would frighten normal Americans, but are guaranteed to warm the hearts of losers blogging from their mother’s basements.

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Posted in A. U.S. Politics, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Is Dowdy’s referendum manipulative?

Posted by Stephen on July 26, 2007

Speculation regarding the possible success or failure of city council’s decision to put up to ten items from the CIP on a referendum to be voted on by citizens is running rampant. While it is a fair question to ask, the cynical side says it is a manipulative way to slide unpopular projects in the back door at the tax payer’s expense.

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Posted in D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, H. Arts and Culture, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Editorial condems the politics surrounding payday predators

Posted by Stephen on July 24, 2007

Virginian Pilot Editorial

MORE THAN 950 businesses and organizations shelled out $16.1 million last year to persuade the Virginia General Assembly to their point of view. From their perspective, at least, it was money well spent.

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Posted in C. State Politics, E. Payday Lending, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | 1 Comment »

Coulter: “The Bumper Sticker that blows up”

Posted by Stephen on July 23, 2007

by Ann Coulter

For six years, the Bush administration has kept America safe from another terrorist attack, allowing the Democrats to claim that the war on terrorism is a fraud, a “bumper sticker,” a sneaky ploy by a power-mad president to create an apocryphal enemy so he could spy on innocent librarians in Wisconsin. And that’s the view of the moderate Democrats. The rest of them think Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks.

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Family Trust FCU offers payday loan alternative

Posted by Stephen on July 22, 2007

The Lifeline Advance Loan

Effective April, 2007 Family Trust Federal Credit Union is offering members an alternative to the high-rate “payday advance loans” that have become a source of legislative controversy. Since North Carolina passed legislation prohibiting payday lending, there has been a marked increase in the activity in South Carolina .

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Dowdy and Smith continue to call for irresponsbile government in Waynesboro

Posted by Stephen on July 19, 2007

They just don’t get it. Nancy Dowdy and Lorie Smith, bankrupt of ideas on how to do anything that doesn’t call for raising taxes or borrowing money, just don’t understand what responsible government means.

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Posted in D. Local Politics, D. Waynesboro, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Coulter on “Liberals Nifong Hoax”

Posted by Stephen on July 17, 2007

The New York Times alone has mentioned the Scottsboro Boys case from the 1930s nearly 20 times since 2002 (expanding the “news” part of “newspaper” just a bit), so I think I’m entitled to spend at least one more week luxuriating in the Duke lacrosse players’ total vindication and the exposure of a Southern liberal prosecutor as a corrupt hack.

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OpEd says: “Payday lending debate far from over”

Posted by Stephen on July 16, 2007

Editorial: Lynchburg News & Advance

Payday lenders dodged a legislative effort to reduce their usurious interest rates at this year’s General Assembly session. But Gov. Timothy M. Kaine signaled last week he hasn’t given up on leashing the industry. Good for him.

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Arizona State joins credit union in fight against payday lending

Posted by Stephen on July 16, 2007

In a novel twist to payday lending, a Phoenix credit union, the $1.1 billion Arizona State, has agreed to a partnering pact with a Tucson health care employer to help its workers “break the debt cycle” to payday shops.

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