Foreclosures in Bayview
Article sheds light on neighborhood's plight: Great article. Thanks to Albert Samaha for seeing through glitzy hype and deception of big money [“The Dispossessed,” feature, 5/2]. The banks seem to be very satisfied with themselves, pushing the poor and needy into the streets as they line their pockets with bigger bonuses.
Homeowners have no one to blame but themselves: This is leftist garbage. When someone doesn't pay a mortgage he is properly evicted. Anyone with a brain could see the problem. The feds were wrong to encourage so many irresponsible people to take out mortgages. I stopped reading Big Fat Bruce's Bay Guardian four years ago because of such slanted rubbish. Why should I tolerate it here?
Borrowers roll the dice: This is what happens when a person uses an adjustable rate short-term loan to finance a long-term investment. The rate increases were right there in the loan papers. It's not the banks' fault that the borrowers committed to a loan that they could not afford. They gambled on the real estate market. Sometimes when a person gambles he wins, sometimes he loses. No guarantees.
Blog Comments of the Week
Walking with attitude: This is funny due to irony [“Pedestrian Bitch-Slaps Frustrated Driver in Parking Lot,” Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 5/3]. A car honking at a pedestrian is an act of bullying — a pedestrian doesn't have a horn to honk back! Not condoning violence, but I have no sympathy for either of them.
When Wells Fargo isn't the bad guy: A nice contrast in the concept of personal responsibility [“Wells Fargo Bails Out S.F. Businesses, Tries to Show Big Banks Aren't That Bad,” Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 5/3]. Wells Fargo wants to help merchants so they can earn money through working, encouraging personal responsibility and pride of ownership, while the occupiers throw tantrums.
Not all churchgoers think Occupy should stay out of the Lord's house: As a lifelong Catholic, I say let them use the building, if they promise to feed the poor and hungry, like Jesus did, and not be anything like our priests, who live very self-indulgent and lavish lives, or like the Pope, who lives like a king [“Occupied Church Building Cleared, Police Arrest 24,” Albert Samaha, the Snitch, 5/2].
Cyclists need to pay attention to the rules: Communication doesn't matter as much as obeying the rules of the road [“S.F. Cyclists: If We Don't Communicate Well With Others, We Don't Deserve Respect,” French Clements, the Exhibitionist, 5/1]. Cyclists need to obey stop signs just like drivers. End of story. It isn't nearly as complicated as Clements tries to make it.
In the May 2 issue a word on the cover, “dispossessed,” was misspelled. SF Weekly regrets the error.